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New mental health beds for children and young people are set to open in the region after a review found current services were not enough.

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.

Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather.

Spending on specialist kit for obese patients increased almost six-fold at Ipswich Hospital over two years, new figures reveal.

A teenage woman was raped after she was forced into a taxi outside a Suffolk nightclub.

A host of inspirational Suffolk and north Essex residents conquered the London Marathon yesterday in conditions that certainly weren’t for the faint-hearted.

A number of councillors have expressed concerns at the news that senior staff at West Suffolk Councils could see their salaries soar.

Hundreds of children from across Stowmarket and the surrounding villages came together over the Easter Holidays to celebrate the world of science.

Are you cheering on friends or relations taking part in today’s 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon?

Tributes have been paid to a greatly admired and long-standing Suffolk politican who passed away last week aged 63.

Police investigating a series of power tool thefts from vans and properties in Suffolk have recovered more than 120 items.

The East of England Ambulance Service answered 3,200 calls per day over the winter period, new data shows.

The sunshine, blue skies and record breaking temperatures of recent days are set to come to a thundery end - with heavy rain and lightning expected across the region this weekend.

An Ipswich man who gives his time to widen opportunities for children from deprived backgrounds has been recognised by the Queen.

Health bosses in Suffolk and Norfolk have said a change of mindset is needed to question whether hospitals are the best place for patients in order to stop bed blocking.

Residents headed to events in Bury St Edmunds this weekend are being invited to take 30 seconds to take a potentially life-saving test.

Councillors in Suffolk have warned that Government proposals for a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will create a greater burden on local authorities.

A teenage girl who has battled anorexia is supporting an Ipswich Hospital appeal to say thank you for the care she received.

Suffolk and Essex were hotter than Nairobi and the Canary Islands today, as the mercury reached more than 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) in parts of the region.

Have you got your best summer clothes on? Maybe you are heading to the park or beach - wherever you are make sure you send us your sunny snaps.

A man who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a lorry on the A14 in Suffolk is reported to be a in a “critical but stable condition” in hospital.

The hot and sunny weather is set to continue today with Suffolk and Essex forecast to see temperatures of up to 27C.

The NHS could recoup £128 million worth of medical equipment if chiefs follow the lead of those in Suffolk, a new report states.

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This was the final home game of the season for the Marketmen and the public relations initiative to reduce admission prices by 50% proved a succes, with 302 spectators in attendance at Bloomfields, writes John Campany.

2017 winner Amy Pritchard returned to the Waveney Valley to score a repeat victory in the Wolsey Road Club’s Pat Pepper Memorial 25, and this year broke the course record to boot, writes Fergus Muir.

Suffolk start their preparations for the 2018 season with a T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU on Sunday.

Josh Mayhew hopes he can extend his Thurlow Nunn League goalscoring record when he returns to action next week, writes Alex Moss.

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Josh Mayhew scored a hat-trick to break the Thurlow Nunn League goalscoring record as Stowmarket Town thrashed Saffron Walden Town 5-1 at Catons Lane, writes Alex Moss.

Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews may try and appeal 50-goal striker Josh Mayhew’s red card, writes Alex Moss.

Bowler Katherine Rednall grabbed Suffolk’s second bronze medal of the Commonwealth Games in the triples event today, writes Paul Eddison.

Competitors in the Fast Test Road Race faced 80 miles in rain and grime plus a dozen climbs of the finish hill at Willisham Tye near Needham Market, writes Fergus Muir.

Former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards is now plying his trade with Woodbridge Town in Thurlow Nunn One.

Mike Bacon takes a look back at the Masters and why Patrick Reed is no different to many of sport’s winners

Northstander, Terry Hunt, casts his eye over another ‘sterile’ Town performance and more stick for Mick

Rick Andrews admits his Stowmarket Town squad is going to be seriously tested by their hectic run-in to the end of the season, writes Alex Moss.

Josh Mayhew struck twice to help Stowmarket Town come from behind to beat Walsham-le-Willows 3-2 and move to within a goal of the Thurlow Nunn League goalscoring record.

In his weekly column, Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King takes a look at a week of rain-offs, why a clock is the answer to the ‘gardening’ issue and why it’s great to see Tiger back.

Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall says it would “mean everything” to usurp dad John’s Lawn Bowls achievements and win a Commonwealth Games medal on the Gold Coast.

Suffolk Ladies, the reigning East champions, won a warm-up friendly with Sunningdale scoring against Ipswich Men at Purdis Heath.

Northstander, Terry Hunt, looks at the farcical situation he feels has developed at Portman Road since the announcement of Mick McCarthy leaving at the end of the season.

Rick Andrews says he has not given up on Stowmarket Town’s promotion bid this season just yet, writes Alex Moss.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King looks at the pre-season build-up, some great team bonding and some early heat wins in the bag.

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