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KFC branches across Suffolk have finally all reopened but only two in north Essex have opened today.


With KFC branches up and down the country closed or offering a limited menu due to a chicken shortage - here is a list of alternative chicken restaurants to help you through the crisis.


Suffolk’s highways website has been inundated with problem reports – many from frustrated drivers issuing angry warnings about the “dangerous” condition of the county’s roads.

Jack Owen

The number of people using railway stations in East Anglia rose again last year according to figures from the Office of Road and Rail.


A signed photograph of Princess Diana – which was given to Babergh District Council on the royal’s visit in 1993 – has been presented to a Sudbury care home.

Suffolk County Council

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says his side are not ready for Step 3 football, despite the fact their current form is hurtling them towards the Step 4 play-offs.

Mark Morsley

Suffolk is facing a explosion in the number of homes being built in the county over the next two decades – and while much of the attention has been focussed on the county’s historic market towns, villages are also preparing for battle.


Sir Cedric Morris was one of East Anglia’s great artists, famous for his flower paintings, a new exhibition aims to reveal that he was a painter with a far greater palette. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to his pupil Maggi Hambling about her aspirations for the exhibition.

Andrew Clarke

An Essex ingredients firm has appointed a new boss.


The RSPCA has warned its staff will always carry identification amid reports that hoax callers claiming to be inspectors from the animal charity have been knocking on doors in the Ipswich and Sudbury areas.

Suffolk police

National Lottery to support the 2018 Taste of Sudbury festival


Suffolk Police’s ‘Bin a Blade’ scheme was introduced back in December 2010 and encouraged members of the public to anonymously and safely dispose of unwanted knifes and blades in special bins around the county.

Tim Passmore

Gainsborough House head gardener Jane Lowe on the challenges of using only natural products and plants which were available during the lifetime of the legendary painter who grew up at the Sudbury home.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The National Garden Scheme’s Snowdrop Festival is ON. Here are the local dates and places


Non-league football academies are on the increase – in September 2015 AFC Sudbury made the decision to set up their own.

Danny Laws

Leiston’s recent struggles in the league continued as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Merstham on Saturday.

Marcus Garnham

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

Mike Bacon

A week of action will aim to tackle knife crime in Suffolk and dispel myths around carrying blades for protection.

Home Office

A train fault has caused cancellations to services between Sudbury and Marks Tey this morning. See a list of the cancellations here.


A dozen new homes are on the way at the former St Leonard’s Hospital site in Sudbury, Suffolk.


If you are unsure on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, check out our guide for inspiration.


Suffolk’s council leaders have denied they have formed a secretive group controlling millions of pounds of public money through behind-the-scenes deals.

Tim Passmore

The starters were excellent but other elements of the meal here didn’t strike a chord with our reviewer.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Suffolk’s first ever organised 24-hour endurance running race will be held this summer as part of a new festival in the county.


A man charged with a bomb hoax in Sudbury that saw the entire town cordoned off has been released on bail until his trial next month.

Ipswich Crown Court

Club nights, gigs, folk sessions and more over the next few days

University of Essex

Half-term seems to come round quicker every year but don’t worry, we’ve some ideas on how to keep the kids happy from medieval mayhem and monsters to magic shows and outdoor skullduggery.


A man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Sudbury on Wednesday when a suspect package was discovered.


A painting bought for a few pounds at a car boot sale was found to be worth between £400 and £600 at a free valuation event in Sudbury.


Breathtaking images were captured tonight of a ‘super blue blood moon’ illuminating the skies of Suffolk.


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