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There are tailbacks on the A14 eastbound at Stowmarket after a car collided with the central reservation and a bridge.

Police officers and staff and members of the public have been recognised for their good work and dedication at an awards ceremony held at Suffolk Police Headquarters in Martlesham.

Budding football star Zac Smith - who died in a car crash with his best friend - has been described as a “manager’s favourite” who had the talent to move into his club’s first team.

A new Rural Coffee Caravan will soon be back out on the road supporting communities following the success of a £25,000 fundraising campaign.

Tributes have been left at the scene of a crash in which two men died near Great Waldingfield, Sudbury.

An eclectic array of guests who are at the forefront of traditional folk music and song will perform during a special day at Stowmarket’s Museum of East Anglian Life.

The crowing of the cockerels - an ancient part of rural life - has been “destroyed” in one village, it is claimed, after owners felt pressured to get rid of their birds following noise complaints.

A petition has been launched to continue the landfill search for missing Corrie McKeague following the news that it has been called off.

A grandmother who was awarded an MBE for helping to fight crime in her village community has died.

A “stunning” £10,000 sum has been gifted by a mystery donor to help replace a charity’s stolen Rural Coffee Caravan - taking the campaign to more than half way.

Firefighters from Suffolk will pit themselves against some of the fittest from around the world when they take part in an annual sporting event this summer.

A leisure centre operator criticised for a campaign asking “is your derriere ready for the summer months?” has offered an apology.

The StowBlues Festival in Stowmarket may have enjoyed its best year yet, with more than 800 people attending for a taste of authentic Americana Blues.

A 38-year-old man who had been reported missing from Diss has been found safe and well after a large scale police search.

Here is a summary of planned roadworks covering Suffolk and Essex for the forthcoming week:

Essex pop sensation Olly Murs thrilled fans with his voice and energy in Colchester on Saturday tonight.

A motorist has been arrested on suspicion of excess alcohol after the car they were driving struck the central reservation of the A14.

A former minister ousted in the General Election had been appointed as Theresa May’s new Downing Street chief of staff.

There is queuing traffic on the northbound carriageway of the A12 at Kelvedon due to a bus fire.

A 13-year-old Suffolk boy was killed when a “home-made” air rifle held by a lifelong friend accidentally discharged and hit him in the neck, an inquest heard.

Bond Girl Mollie Peters, who appeared opposite Sean Connery in Thunderball, has died.

The Bury St Edmunds constituency has long been a Conservative stronghold, and it is likely to be a one horse race this time round.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has shared a personal video message to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week.

Police have closed their missing person appeal for Daniel Hare, 19, from Felixstowe as he has been found safe and well.

The mother of missing airman Corrie Mckeague is still confident her son will be found at a landfill site despite the search area believed to hold the key to his disappearance throwing up no clues.

Punk fans in the Stowmarket area have the chance to see The Mekons’ current and original line-ups performing live at an arts festival this summer.

Get prepared for your journey by checking our round-up of roadworks for the coming week:

Young people who were representing Scouting during the Saint George’s Day parades have been a “credit” to their communities.

A lifelong Ipswich Town fan has decided to take on the Sierra Leone Marathon for the charity Street Child.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have tackled fires across the county today.

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