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Sir John French: a colourful character and respected soldier

War History: Sir John French - a talented soldier whose private life was marked by scandalous affairs

We’ve heard about the Suffolk men who fought at the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

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Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

Jobs on the line as Suffolk County Council conducts major shake-up of education services

Up to 23 jobs could go in a major shake-up of Suffolk County Council’s education services.

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The vandals tore through Bury St Edmunds

Vodka-fuelled vandals ordered to pay back more than £5,000 after ‘night of madness’ in Bury St Edmunds

A drunken “night of madness” saw vandals rack up over £5,000 of damage to cars, pubs and property as they roamed the streets of Bury St Edmunds.

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Fire crews

Firefighters tackle Ipswich lorry fire in Hatfield Road

Firefighters tackled a lorry fire in Ipswich last night, after police reported the vehicle in Hatfield Road.

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Pupils at Easton Primary School created homemade Easter bonnets.

Brilliant bonnets on display as children stride out for Easter parade

The last day of term came with added excitement at one Suffolk school, where pupils lined up to show off their finest festive headgear for the annual Easter bonnet parade.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral overlooking colourful displays in the Abbey Gardens

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is set for urgent roof repairs thanks to £300k grant

Suffolk’s most important religious building has been awarded a £300,000 Government grant to pay for urgent roof repairs.

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Aftermath of a barn fire in Holton.

TV antiques expert seeks help rebuilding fire-ravaged Arts and Crafts Eco Project near Halesworth

A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.

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Darsham Nurseries head chef Lola DeMille and chef Tom Eagle in the cafe where they are donating money from one of the dishes to the World Land Trust.

Darsham Nurseries Cafe supports World Land Trust in Halesworth for Meat Free Week

An international conservation charity based in Suffolk is one of three organisations to benefit from a new campaign raising awareness about the impact of meat production on health, welfare and the environment.

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Latitude Festival, at the Henham Estate near Southwold

Poet has seen festival grow to become leading arts showcase

Suffolk poet Luke Wright has seen the Latitude festival grow from a modest boutique gathering in 2006 to one of Britain’s biggest music and arts events.

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Claire Parker in The Big Painting Challenge. Photo: BBC/Dan Prince

‘I’ve had dreams about it. Where if you get bad comments you’re dropped into a pit of snakes...’ Will Claire Parker, from Chelmsford, win the BBC Big Painting Challenge this weekend?

The moment of truth looms for Claire Parker – the youngest finalist in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge. She tells Steven Russell about the year that’s made her stronger… and being mistaken for a cartoon character

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The Charlatans' frontman Tim Burgess is looking forward to returning to V Festival this year

V Festival adds The Charlatans, Wretch 32 and more to 2015 line-up

The Charlatans are among the latest names added to this year’s V Festival.

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Tony Nelson took this photo of the rhea close to the water tower just outside Hollesley. Photo: cTony Nelson 2015

Exotic bird is captured in Suffolk by animal sanctuary - and identified as a rhea

An exotic bird seen roaming the Suffolk countryside has been safely captured and taken in by an animal sanctuary.

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A crossing over the Wet Dock lock gates could ease congestion.

A Wet Dock Crossing could be good – whoever’s in power

I learned many years ago not to take any budget at face value while it is being delivered by whoever is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day.

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Pupils at Easton Primary School created homemade Easter bonnets.

Brilliant bonnets on display as children stride out for Easter parade

The last day of term came with added excitement at one Suffolk school, where pupils lined up to show off their finest festive headgear for the annual Easter bonnet parade.

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Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne

Big interview: Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne discusses pitch plans, how Marcus Evans does spend and why he’s now a fully-fledged Blues fan

Ipswich Town are in with their best shot at promotion to the Premier League in a decade. STUART WATSON caught up with managing director Ian Milne to discuss plans for next season, the club’s wage bill and how he has very much become a fan.

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Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne

Ipswich Town’s wage bill is very competitive – see today’s EADT for big interview with Blues managing director Ian Milne

They may not be splashing the cash on transfer fees, but Ipswich Town’s wage bill is very competitive in Championship terms.

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Zeki Fryers (right) in action for former club Tottenham

Zeki Fryers hoping to help get ‘massive club’ Ipswich Town back into the Premier League

New loan signing Zeki Fryers is hoping to help ‘massive club’ Ipswich Town back into the Premier League.

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Paul Taylor, left

Ipswich Town outcast Paul Taylor labels Blackburn Rovers as ‘biggest club I’ve been to’

Ipswich Town forgotten man Paul Taylor insists Blackburn Rovers is the place he wants to be, labelling the Lancashire club the biggest he has been at.

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Jonny Williams celebrates scoring at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Jonny Williams thanks fans for their ‘special support’ following his return to Ipswich Town

Jonny Williams has thanked fans for their ‘special support’ following his return to Ipswich Town for a third spell.

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Bury Town's Connor Hall in action against Grays' Jordan Wilson during this afternoon's 2-0 home defeat for the Blues at Ram Meadow

Bury Town are relegated

Bury Town 0 Grays Athletic 2

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Brightlingsea Regent's North Road

Nervy times at Brightlingsea Regent as ground grading deadline nears

These are exciting yet nerve-racking times for Brightlingsea Regent.

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Witham Town's Tom Wraight (white) battles with Needham's Luke Ingram earlier this season

Ipswich Town trialist Tom Wraight determined to help keep Witham Town up

Tom Wraight is determined to help keep Witham Town in the Ryman Premier Division.

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Daniel Halsey in practice at Mildenhall on Monday. Photo: PHIL MORLEY

Fen Tigers season set to roar with big Anniversary meeting

Mildenhall Fen Tigers are ready to roar into action on Sunday when they host a very special afternoon at the Mildenhall Stadium.

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Ipswich Basketball Club head coach Nick Drane, left, and Leigh Greenan

Ipswich Basketball Club make Leigh Greenan their first-ever professional player

Ipswich Basketball Club have made history by signing their first-ever professional player.

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