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Achilles start defence of SIL title as season kicks off

PUBLISHED: 15:19 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 16 August 2018

Achilles celebrate their Suffolk & Ipswich League championship success last season. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Achilles celebrate their Suffolk & Ipswich League championship success last season. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

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The Suffolk and Ipswich League season kicks off this weekend, with Achilles bidding to defend their Senior Division title.

The Salmet Close club won the league in style last season, finishing 15 points clear of runners-up Crane Sports, with a trememdous goal difference of plus 92.

It was the club’s first title since 2013/14, and they will be keen to repeat their success – though the rest of the league will be determined to close the gap this time around.

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The champions start at home against Capel Plough, while Cranes host Bramford United. Henley Athletic, who finished third last season, entertain newly-promoted Trimley Red Devils.

Leiston St Margarets, who pulled off a great escape last season, host Haughley United.

The other fixtures are: Benhall St Mary v Coplestonians, Grundisburgh v Felixstowe Harpers United and Westerfield United v Wenhaston United.

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A12 near Darsham.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Ipswich residents are being urged to be vigilant following a distraction burglary in which a purse was stolen from an elderly couple.

Warnings of a deluge of snow in the next two weeks are not to be believed, a weather forecaster has warned.

Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses after an assault left a man with a broken jaw.

A pile of rubbish dumped on an Ipswich pavement has been branded an “absolute disgrace”.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

Coes has launched its 2018 Christmas windows, with Elmer Armstrong the elephant sculpture as the Ipswich store’s special guest.

Any young person will know that overcoming barriers to get their feet on the career ladder is challenging at the best of times.

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

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