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With just a few days to go, the Suffolk Dog Day birthday poll now has two breeds battling to be named the county’s top dog.

Here is a summary of planned roadworks covering Suffolk and Essex for the forthcoming week:

The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.

Forecasters are warning that heavy rain and possible thunder could bring flooding to homes and businesses in Suffolk and Essex this afternoon

Schoolgirl Mollie Towler was given a huge cheer by her classmates when she walked into the playground – after turning her blonde locks bright pink for charity.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she “continues to wait for the phone call” as the search for her son goes on.

Mass house building and poorly-designed developments are threatening Suffolk’s “unique beauty”, a leading heritage charity has warned.

Detectives carried out checks in the Kelly Road area of Ipswich in the early hours today, a week after a firearm was discharged and items on fire were thrown at a property.

A 51-year-old man is due to appear in court tomorrow to be formally charged with offences relating to the death of a cyclist near Bildeston.

Police are urging people to be vigilant after a woman in her 70s was the victim of rogue trader scam in Ipswich.

A Suffolk medical director has dismissed a motion put forward by union representatives calling for GPs to be able to issue so-called “black alerts” to show they have reached maximum safe capacity.

Families attending a much-hyped Suffolk pop concert have described how young fans’ excitement turned to tears as drunken crowds reportedly became violent amid “scenes from hell”.

Organisers of a horse racing and music event have responded to claims that drunken crowds became violent and trampled over young children during a performance by pop band Little Mix

Organisers of an Ipswich music festival have responded to claims some concert-goers were unable to leave the venue after its gates were closed, saying the main exit was open “well after 10pm”.

More than 3,000 incidents of vehicle crime were recorded by Suffolk police in 2016, according to new figures.

Residents in Stowmarket got the opportunity to try two adapted sports at a special event last week, while raising money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

People living in a quiet Suffolk street have spoken of their shock and horror at learning of a neighbour’s brutal robbery in his own home.

Young people living in rural Suffolk are at risk of feeling “locked in” and disconnected from education and employment opportunities, new research has found.

Seven intrepid Suffolk schoolchildren are taking on an epic climbing challenge this weekend to raise money to support teenagers battling cancer.

A man who returned to his home in Stowmarket last night was pinned to the ground by robbers using cable ties before cash and jewellery were stolen.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 20-year-old wanted man from Stowmarket, with the warning he should not be approached.

Eleven fire engines from nine stations tackled the blaze which broke out just before mid-night last night, June 22.

Seemingly “never-ending” sewer works have cost a Stowmarket business owner “tens of thousands of pounds” in lost earnings.

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