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Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year's tempting bill of fare

A talk paying homage to East Anglia's boat building heritage is to be given by Suffolk born Arts Society lecturer Magdalen Evans.

A pupil referral unit in Bury St Edmunds which supports vulnerable children across west Suffolk has joined an education trust.

This week's news that Ipswich has suffered more than other East Anglian "cities" from the loss of government support during a decade of austerity didn't, in all honesty, come as a huge surprise to me.

Jake Nicholls began riding a motorbike at just three years old, taking part in his first race on his 6th birthday, which he went on to win. Up until the age of 16, Jake raced Junior Motocross Bikes before turning professional. He was just 17 when he competed in his first World Championship. Sadly, an injury caused Jake to retire from the World Championship Scene in 2017. His highlights were being placed 4th in the World Championship 2012 and reaching the podium at the British Grand Prix. Last year Jake joined his father, Suffolk businessman Guy Nicholls, at Tru7 Group, where he is Operations Manager. Jake competes in the British Motocross Championship and loves living in Suffolk. He talks to Gina Long MBE

Suffolk police are appealing for any information in tracing a missing teenager from Hitcham near Ipswich.

A building contractor for a multi-million pound project to integrate education, health and leisure services in west Suffolk has been appointed.

Surrounded by friends and family in the church she sang in as a child, Suffolk soprano Laura Wright returned to her roots to say her vows.

Suffolk coastal estate agents Flick & Son has new ownership going into 2019, but it remains a local family-owned business.

Thousands of rings, watches, earrings and other items of suspected stolen property have been recovered from a "prolific" burglary gang who hit almost 100 Norfolk properties.

From Ed Sheeran coming to Chantry Park in Ipswich to former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher headlining Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park in Norwich, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the new year.

A 74-year-old man who had become "besotted" with a barmaid breached a restraining order by visiting her family's Suffolk farm, a court has heard.

Members of an organised crime gang involved in more than 200 burglaries across the East of England have today been jailed for a total of more than 70 years.

A new survey has been launched to find out what community members want to see in a brand-new youth centre being created in Woodbridge.

A new survey has been launched to find out what community members want to see in a brand-new youth centre being created in Woodbridge.

A metro link being planned for Cambridgeshire could stretch into Mildenhall and Haverhill, it has emerged - with county chiefs describing it as a vote of confidence in the area's economy.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Sheep and cattle farming in the UK should be cut by between a fifth and a half to help tackle climate change, a committee led by Suffolk's Lord Deben says.

Aldeburgh had a day of special events to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War - starting with a lone piper playing "Battle's O'er" at the War Memorial at 6am and finishing with a torchlight parade in the evening.

A police volunteer has ridden 50 miles through Suffolk on her beloved horse to raise funds for sick children - five years on from being diagnosed with a spinal cord tumour.

The centenary of the end of the First World War is now just three weeks away with ceremonies to mark the Armistice happening across the world as well as here at home in East Anglia.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a 22-year-old high risk missing person from Hartest.

More than £1million of funding for key projects in Mid Suffolk has been given the green light as part of a multi-million pound programme of countywide investment.

Lynne has a ticket to see Ed Sheeran perform in Suffolk, next year. Does anyone know where she can take crowd-surfing lessons?

One of the best known names in Woodbridge and Wickham Market - Bob Hasnip - has died at the age of 85.

Car crime has risen sharply in Ipswich - and 98% of its perpetrators went unpunished.

A drunken king. A 'tax' on pregnant daughters with illegitimate children. Ferocious football… Book 'The Little History of Suffolk' has facts aplenty - many weird and funny

The latest reports and results from the region's rugby sides - including Colchester, Diss, Southwold, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Braintree.

Three men are facing jail for their part in a £33,000 cocaine deal thwarted by police.

Exclusions dished out by schools in Suffolk have leapt up in recent years - and union bosses claim this is mostly down to academisation.

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