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Hoxne’s Swan Inn ‘over the moon’ after surprise Pub of the Year award win

The tenants of the Swan Inn in Hoxne say they are “over the moon” to receive a prestigious Pub of the Year award, just over a year after reopening following a long closure.

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Stradbroke Primary School has been ranked in the top 3 per cent of schools nationally for pupil progress.



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Laxfield and Stradbroke schools ranked in top three per cent nationally for progress

A pair of north Suffolk schools earned the highest praise from central government, after they were both ranked in the top three per cent nationally for progress.

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NIGHT OFF: Peter Wright will not be playing in the Premier League tonight. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

Huybrechts withdraws from Wright Premier League clash

Kim Huybrechts is to miss his Cardiff encounter with Mendham’s Peter Wright in the Betway Premier League tonight.

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RARING TO GO: Peter Wright is back in Premier League action tonight

Huybrechts next up for Snakebite

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright will look to return to winning ways in the Betway Premier League this evening when he takes on Kim Huybrechts in Cardiff.

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Suffolk Saxons' Sarah Walker and Fee Teng Liew in action at the Ipswich Corn Exchange, which had become their home venue and was sold out virtually every match in the AJ Bell National League

Suffolk Saxons' future uncertain as National Badminton League ceases

Suffolk's recently-established professional badminton team's future is up for question as team bosses digest the shocking news there will be no national league for them to compete in next season.
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SPECIAL GUESTS: Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs flanked by Suffolk FA Director Roger Peck and Mike Phillips, who are organising this years Suffolk FA Awards Night, pictured at The Ridgeons Stadium, home of Newmarket Town FC

Whiter, Abbs guests of honour at awards night

Two footballers seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident are to be guests of honour at the Suffolk FA’s end-of-season awards evening.

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Map of schools in north Suffolk (and south Norfolk) set to face cuts to their income, according to the National Union of Teachers.

Suffolk’s small schools face cuts under new funding formula, NUT claims

Suffolk schools will face cuts in their income under the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula (NFF), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) claims.

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Jenny Townsend, centre, from Teenage Cancer Trust with Kevin Cook, Left, Peter George, and Teresa Bridgeman. Photo: Keith Mindham Photography.

‘Heartbroken’ Gislingham engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer wants his memory to live on through fundraising

A ‘heartbroken’ engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer has thanked supporters for a tremendous start to a year of fundraising in his memory.

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Van broken into in Roydon

Break in at Roydon works van sees £1,000 worth of power tools stolen

Police are appealing for information after £1,000 worth of power tools were stolen from a works van in Roydon.

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Crash in Withersdale Street

Woman and man hospitalised after car and lorry crash in Withersdale Street

Two people were taken to hospital after a car and lorry were involved in a crash in Withersdale Street on Tuesday evening.

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Trees and hedgerow fire tackled in Denham

Trees and hedgerows which caught alight in Denham were extinguished by a fire crew last night.

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Laura Smith resigns as chief executive of Suffolk FA with immediate effect

Laura Smith resigns as chief executive of Suffolk FA with immediate effect

Laura Smith has resigned from her position as chief executive of Suffolk FA with immediate effect.

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Scole, Norfolk. Duncan Slater will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables (MDS) for the second time in April.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Double-amputee Duncan Slater believes new legs will make all the difference in toughest footrace on earth

It’s a case of unfinished business for Scole’s Duncan Slater as he prepares for his latest physical challenge — a six day ultramarathon in the searing heat of the Sahara Desert.

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Original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan (centre) with Redgrave-based rock band Walkway. Submitted photo.

Original Status Quo drummer to join Redgrave’s Walkway on stage for Rick Parfitt Tribute

Original Status Quo Drummer John Coghlan will join Redgrave rockers Walkway on stage this Friday when they perform their tribute to Rick Parfitt for the very first time.

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Dodgeball, rounders and more on offer to youngsters in Attleborough during Easter holidays

Youngsters in Breckland are being encouraged to make the most of a programme of activities across the district during the Easter holidays.

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Teams of specially trained officers from Suffolk and Norfolk are searching the tip

Corrie’s uncle criticises police for tip search delay

Missing airman Corrie McKeague’s uncle has criticised police over delays in searching a landfill site for him.

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Police appeal after window smashed in Harleston

Boots Pharmacy window smashed in Harleston

Police are appealing for information after a chemists’ window was smashed in Harleston at the weekend.

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Amanda Abbington in Abigail's Party

REVIEW: Abigail’s Party, Theatre Royal Norwich

Abigail’s Party, Theatre Royal Norwich

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MARCHING ON: Diss RFC have secured promotion to London League One North

Diss RFC clinch promotion

After recent near misses, Diss Rugby Club have secured promotion from London League Two North East.

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Jane Rackley, of Bressingham, lost nearly 5st after joining the Slimming World group in Roydon. Submitted photo.

Bressingham woman is village’s ‘biggest loser’ — and could be set for a big gain in national competition

A Bressingham lady’s huge loss could result in a big gain — after shedding nearly five stone.

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