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With international matches apparently/allegedly occupying the minds of football supporters, it’s perhaps time to look at the effect on the local football scene.

With the new West Suffolk Council just days away from hitting the ground running, Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what the changes mean on a practical level for homes in the west of the county.

Dereham Town will look to move further away from the relegation zone and get an early start on their rivals when they entertain Bury on Friday night (7.45pm).

East Anglia is wonderful, of course - but is there an aspect of life in the area which you would consign to Room 101?

Sometimes it feels good to say what you really think, says Nick Richards, even if it is verbally abusing an OAP

The latest wave of acts heading to Latitude Festival for its 14th year this summer have been announced.

The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.

Time capsules are set to be buried at locations across Suffolk next week as part of “an exciting new chapter in Suffolk’s history.”

DJ and IT engineer David Bradbury met the presenter when she came to East Anglia to record a radio programme for the BBC. He tells our reporter what she was like, and where they travelled together.

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk looking to gain greater insight into physical and digital marketing are being offered a free information session, courtesy of Archant.

Iris Button’s first novel was published in 2003. After marrying her husband David in 1959, they needed bigger premises for their business, so they moved from Surrey to Bury St Edmunds, which they called home for 50 years. After having two daughters and a son, they are now great grandparents, retired in Barbados. Iris has written 17 books. She talks to Gina Long MBE

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Norwich City have confirmed former Derby and Coventry defender Paul Williams as the club’s new under-18 head coach ahead of tomorrow night’s FA Youth Cup game at Preston.

Norwich City Under-18s have the prize of a home FA Youth Cup tie to play for when they travel to Preston in the fourth round later this month.

King’s Lynn Town have signed highly-rated defender Jake Kerins to bolster their promotion bid.

The first weekend of the year means one thing, the third round of the FA Cup.

Parts of the A11 will close overnight throughout next week as work improving vehicle message signs is undertaken.

Dereham are in for another tough test when Bowers & Pitsea visit Aldiss Park.

A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned.

Millers fan Steve Exley is in the hot seat as he takes a look at Rotherham’s game at Carrow Road

Regular game time in League Two has toughened up Norwich City youngster Tristan Abrahams and now the striker wants to improve his goal return at Exeter.

Former Norwich City defender Leon Barnett has retired from football due to a heart condition.

Weird and wonderful ghost stories abound in many corners of East Anglia, with sights and sounds that just can’t be explained. Here are 23 of the most haunted places in the region.

Dereham’s finest further cement their reputation as one of the best acts around, says ADAM AIKEN.

Sam Barker is a Suffolk based entrepreneur, who helped launch Sliide, a Mobile Technology start-up in 2013, with two friends Corbyn Munnik (CEO) and Frankie Kearney (COO), straight from University. Last year, Sliide won “Most Innovative App in the World” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of Mobile’. He spoke to Gina Long, who also happens to be his mother.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

Swardeston suffered a heartbreaking near miss in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday as their rivals got the victory they needed to finish top.

Fakenham face one of their biggest matches for a number of years on Sunday - but they still don’t know who it will be against!

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says new information has come to light that “changes everything” in the search for her son.

Joe Gatting played a spectacular captain’s knock as Swardeston beat leaders Sudbury by 57 runs to keep their EAPL titles hopes very much alive.

It was a day to forget for Norwich as they suffered a painful home defeat to slide deep into the relegation mire in the East Anglian Premier League.

Will Rogers scored a superb unbeaten century as Horsford took a giant step towards East Anglian Premier League safety - while piling more pressure on their hosts Norwich.

Yanic Wildschut made a memorable start to his loan at Bolton Wanderers, scoring the winning goal at West Brom on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

A campaign group has hit out against potential plans to charge visitors to exhibitions at the new home for Suffolk Archives which would include records from Lowestoft.

Swardeston’s attempts to rekindle a title chase continue with a Norfolk derby when they host Norwich tomorrow.

The disappearance of a woman has prompted police to appeal to the public for help in finding her.

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has been impressed by the rapid progress of former Norwich City academy winger Glenn Middleton.

Derby and Stoke look to have moved ahead of Norwich City in the race to sign highly-rated Liverpool talent Harry Wilson, with Jurgen Klopp admitting a loan move is imminent.

Second place is within reach for in-form Great Witchingham, if they can avoid a banana skin at Bury St Edmunds.

Up to around 50 jobs could be lost at brewer Greene King’s Bury St Edmunds headquarters as a financial squeeze hits the sector.

Great Witchingham could have two major landmarks to celebrate for club stalwarts this weekend.

We asked our staff and readers to tell as a little bit about what makes their dads special.

A new McDonald’s and Marks and Spencer are to be built alongside a BP petrol station and cafe close to a small village – despite objections from nearby residents.

The FA has revealed the provisional make-up of the Eastern Counties Leagues.

From gaming to fireworks and painting pebbles to borrowing kites - here’s how to have family fun for free this half term

New skipper Joe Gatting saw Swardeston home to their first win of the season on Saturday - but there were more than a few scares along the way.

East Anglian West End star Kerry Ellis is celebrating 20 years in show business with a tour that takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her to talk about life in the spotlight

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

There were a host of Norwich City connections on either side as Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

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