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Yesterday, 23:23

Wildlife experts fear important sites across Suffolk could be “irrevocably damaged” if they are not protected when planning laws are revised.

Health leaders have pledged to at least halve the number of people who die in hospital in Suffolk and north-east Essex by 2021.

A recovering addict who credits yoga with pulling him out of the darkness has revealed plans to start his own business in Suffolk to help others tackle their demons.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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