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At Newmarket, the home of the king of sports, a prince of pop galloped across the stage and delivered a sterling performance fit for the historic Suffolk town.

Education chiefs have praised the above-national A-level results in Suffolk amid radical changes to the exam system and curriculum.

Alan Whittaker, principal of One sixth form in Ipswich, calls for period of stability in education after biggest A-level and GCSE reforms in a generation.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex receive their long-awaited A-level results today, with early reports suggesting the region could post an unexpected rise in results amid national concerns over toughened-up reforms and exam “chaos”.

Thousands of students in Suffolk today find out their A-level results. Here is a guide for parents and students about what happens on the day and what to do after discovering your results, with advice from the University of Suffolk and UCAS.

Organisers of the Ipswich Twilight Road Races have released details of the 38 road closures this Friday.

More than 30 train services in the region have been cancelled today due to track problems near London, a derailed freight train in Suffolk, and other problems. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

Two people were seen running away from the scene of a car fire in Stowmarket in the early hours of this morning, police have said.

Eleven people from the county and beyond will receive their awards in ceremonies taking place this autumn.

A two-vehicle collision on the A14 earlier this afternoon caused residual delays at the start of the evening rush hour.

After the World Athletics Championships finished in London on Sunday night, Ipswich now starts gearing up for the Ipswich Twilight Road Races which kick-starts a superb month of sporting action around the county.

A retired roofer who had car tyres dumped on his driveway has claimed he was accused of fly tipping and threatened with court action during the row with Ipswich Borough Council (IBC).

The baby seal rescued from the river near the Sir Bobby Robson Bridge in Ipswich has sadly died, the RSPCA has said.

Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Millions have been taken off supermarket shelves. See a full list here.

On the huh, a Suffolk phrase meaning something is lopsided/wonky, is getting a taste of the limelight in 12 poems commissioned for National Poetry Day.

The 72-year-old told how he was sitting at the helm of Radio Caroline, aboard the MV Mi Amigo on August 13 1967, seconds before the official criminalisation of pirate stations became official.

The announcement was made by wife Sandy Ruddock, who described him as a “huge character” who “swept everyone along on a wave of enthusiasm and goodwill”. He died on July 20 after a heart attack. He was 57.

A teenager has been arrested and released under investigation after a fire destroyed an outdoor classroom in Christchurch Park in Ipswich.

The half-a-kilogram sausage roll has today been launched at the Morrisons supermarket store in Grange Farm Avenue, Felixstowe.

A film crew has been spotted recording an interview on the Waterfront.

Richard Lister OBE, the founding vice-chancellor of the University of Suffolk whose “exceptional leadership” has steered its rapid evolution, has announced he will retire in autumn 2018.

Organisers believe they broke the attendance record at the annual Festival of Classic and Sports Cars on Sunday.

She has raised an estimated £600-£650 for Macmillan Cancer Support so far and was inspired to shave her hair in memory of loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

Against the perhaps nostalgic backdrop of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, captain James Mayhew led Framlingham Town FC onto the lush-green pitch and into the record books.

Suffolk education chiefs want more headteachers to pledge to take up the scheme to get hundreds more primary school children running, jogging or walking a mile at school every day.

Work will continue on the Ewell Bridge in Essex and there will be several closures on the A14 in Suffolk from the week beginning August 7.

Two motorists are in hospital tonight after a two-vehicle crash involving a three-wheeled kit car in north Suffolk, police have said.

Another large-scale litter pick hit the streets of Ipswich’s town centre and waterfront today.

With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

With Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah both in action tonight as the World Athletics Championships 2017 get under way at London Stadium (the former Olympic Stadium), see if you can answer these seven questions based on the two legends.

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