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A community close to the Essex Suffolk border has been left shocked and saddened following the death of a pedestrian.

Thousands of people flocked to the historic Kentwell Hall, in Long Melford, yesterday and today, for the first of two Dickensian Christmas.

Train driver Jason Brooks, described as an “ultimate professional” after he tried to save the life of a passenger, has won a top award.

After a bit of a damp and wet start to the day it’s set to get brighter later with good spells of sunshine being predicted by this afternoon.

Major work to increase the train capacity between Ipswich and Felixstowe has resulted in the line being closed today.

Chocolate was on the lips of shoppers in Bury St Edmunds yesterday and today as they were tempted by a chocolate fountain, cocktails and artisan creations at the Arc Shopping Centre.

Father Christmas is set to tour round Long Melford later this month visiting a number of streets, roads and locations in the village.

The winners who tracked down all of the 18 stunning artworks in the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds, have been presented with their prizes.

BBC TV newsreader and personality Sophie Raworth, who is an avid marathon runner and keep fit fanatic, is to take part in a 200th anniversary walk aimed at raising money for an historic Suffolk playhouse.

Two men suffered minor injuries after their vehicle left the road.

The mother of missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague has said she believes a person caught on CCTV wearing “incredibly bright” clothing could be her son - but police have revealed they have identified the man in question.

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford, early this morning.

A 54-year-old man has been sentenced to a six-month prison term for breaching a string of criminal behaviour orders.

With over £15,000 already raised from the purchase of some of the artwork in the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds, an auction is to take place in the town to sell off the rest of the items.

The Thurston Christmas Tree Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16.

Kirbye Voices, the Bury St Edmunds-based chamber choir, will be carrying out a programme of Christmas music in two local churches in December.

Get your umbrellas and wet weather clothes out this afternoon and watch out for some gusty winds this morning.

A conference is being held in Bury St Edmunds next month which will reveal the finding of studies and ideas for possible projects and events to mark 1,000 years of the foundation of The Abbey of St Edmunds, which dates back to 1020.

A rare collection of works by the metaphysical poet John Donne, discovered by an expert from Sotherby’s at an historic stately home, in Suffolk, could fetch up to £300,000.

Full of fun, frolics, laughter and song plus fast-paced dance routines and a bit of a soaking for the audience - all the ingredients for a successful seasonal panto.

Mildenhall College Academy has retained its “good” status following an inspection from Ofsted, with students saying they are proud of the college and their achievements.

Children at the Moreton Hall Prepcare Day Nursery, in Bury St Edmunds, linked up with residents from the nearby Davers Court Care Home for a reading session.

There’s a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” experience promised for shoppers in Bury St Edmunds later this month with the visit of Mary Poppins and Bert.

Students who have made a wrong education choice have been offered a second chance thanks to a campaign launched by the West Suffolk College.

Residents suffering from dementia at a care home in Mildenhall are set to benefit from weekly contact with sixth formers thanks to a young people’s project.

A wedding anniversary party and a fashion show has helped to raise nearly £1,000 for a hospital charity.

The desperate plight of a woman who is totally blind, suffers from cerbral palsy quadriplegia and partial hearing loss, has resulted in her launching an appeal to help fund the purchase of a purpose-made mobility vehicle along with a new wheelchair.

School pupils, brownies, guides and care home residents have answered the recycling challenge with decorative polar bears and penguins using a huge variety of materials and waste products.

He has been honoured with an MBE and included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Police hunting a gang who attacked four men in Suffolk and left all of them with broken bones have issued an image of a man and his vehicle they want to trace.

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