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The re-opening of a swimming pool in Essex has been delayed after unexpected problems were found with the tiles in the children’s leisure water section.

It is strange to be heralding 2017 as potentially the breakthrough season for Tom Westley.

It’s often called the fastest growing sport in the world, and this region is a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent. MARK HEATH looks at fighters for you to follow in his latest Flying Knee column.

Suffolk’s Premier domestic table tennis event, the Suffolk Closed Table Tennis Championships takes place this Sunday, at Britannia Table Tennis Club, on Defoe Road.

Ipswich play their last game of the 16-17 season on Saturday and welcome already-relegated Wisbech to Tuddenham Road (12 noon start).

Suffolk athletes are busy competing for the chance to prove themselves among the fittest on the planet.

Suffolk runners again produced some strong performances at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, staged at the Norfolk County Showground in Norwich.

A small Suffolk swimming pool is once again among the best represented in the country for a charity challenge in the fight against cancer.

It’s great to see clubs working together to promote the game of golf. The close link which has been developed between Ufford Park and St Audry’s is a case in point.

East Premier A

Harleston Magpies 4

Saffron Walden 3

The game started with both teams camped in the Saffron Walden half, but a failure to convert chances cost Magpies as a fast Walden counter attack led to the first goal.

Odette Robson regained her Stowmarket Half-Marathon title, as a bumper field of more than 400 runners tackled the main 13.1-mile event last Sunday.

Colchester & Tendring AC had representatives at several big events last weekend, including the English Schools Cross Country Championships and the Essex Road Relays.

The future of a Suffolk equestrian centre faces uncertainty after a public right of way was proposed to run through its top-rated cross-country course.

Halstead Road Runners fielded three ladies’ teams at the Essex County Senior and Veteran Road Relays, which took place on the seafront at Harwich over an officially measured five-kilometre course.

Colchester Harriers scooped six sets of team medals at last weekend’s Essex Road Relays, which attracted a record field of nearly 100 teams to Harwich sea front.

There’s a very warm welcome at Fynn Valley. They have a national award to prove it.

Former Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh views signing for Suffolk as the springboard for a return to the first-class cricket circuit.

Suffolk MMA star Arnold Allen picked up the biggest win of his promising career last night.

Harry Pratt, a 19-year-old carp fishing trainee plumber from Bury St Edmunds, has won a giant-killing victory over five of the UK’s best-known carp anglers.

The Suffolk County Women’s Bowls Association (Federation) held their County Indoor finals at Sole Bay Indoor Bowls Club, Southwold recently.

An impressive squad of more than 50 Sudbury Joggers took part in last Sunday’s Colchester Half-Marathon.

The Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race at Layer-de-la-Haye finished in a mass sprint – said to be the first in its 35 year history – with Australian pro Steele von Hoff (One-Pro) just holding off Graham Briggs (JLT Condor) and fast-pedalling Junior Jacob Vaughan (VC Londres).

Forty years after it was formed in a local pub, Ipswich JAFFA Running Club is celebrating a special birthday this year with a reunion of former members.

The Suffolk 8&U boys and girls went into battle in a county event at Redbridge Tennis Centre in Essex this week.

Colchester Harriers had a terrific last weekend, both at the Colchester Half-Marathon and at events elsewhere, up and down the country.

Harry Hughes, who is targeting next year’s Commonwealth Games, produced a “confidence-boosting” personal best display at the European Throwing Cup staged in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, last weekend.

Colchester boxer Lewis Richardson continued his winning run with victory in his third fight of the year, this time while on international duty for England.

Suffolk MMA star Arnold Allen intends to do his talking with his fists when he meets flashy Fin Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night London at the O2 Arena this weekend.

A record 40 Tiptree Road Runners made the journey down to East Devon to compete in ‘The Grizzly,’ the legendary 20-mile off-road race.

Chantry Bowls Club seek new members

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Chantry Bowls Club are looking for new members, experienced or beginners, to join them for the 2017 season.

Budding sports children are being urged to join Sudbury Tennis Club’s junior division after a highly successful first four years, which has seen the number of young people at the club grow from single figures to more than 100.

Jamie Abbott of Ipswich has won his place in the European Tour Portuguese Open to be played at Morgado Golf Club near Portimao between May 11 to 14.

It is thought around half a million pounds has been raised for charities through one of Colchester’s biggest running events.

Suffolk’s Mervyn King, Stephen Burton and Ryan Meikle have qualified for the HappyBet German Darts Championship, which will be played later this month.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.

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