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The supermarket is urging customers across the East of England to have cash ready this morning as they experience problems with their chip and pin machines.

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash in Stowmarket this afternoon.

Don’t put away those sun hats just yet, the region is set for another warm day tomorrow with temperatures hitting a possible 26C (78F) – but the rain is returning on Thursday.

The post-mortem of a man found dead in an Ipswich river is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to police.

Motors from the movies will be on display at a Suffolk classic car show this weekend.

The showers which hit parts of the region yesterday will disappear today to give a dry day across the region.

There was little to trouble motorists and rail travellers this morning on both the railways and roads this morning across Suffolk and North East Essex.

From a body being identified in the River Gipping, in Ipswich to ITFC’s striker Kayden Jackson being excited to be playing alongside Janoi Donacien ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup first round against Exeter City - here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

Talks are underway to form a chamber of commerce in Mid Suffolk as part of a bid to better support businesses.

Ipswich Maritime Festival is set to take in a part of the island site for the first time, as event bosses unveil more details of what is set to be the biggest weekender yet.

Butterfly Conservation and English Heritage want people to spot and record butterflies they see at the heritage charity’s castles as part of this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

East of England councils are being urged to do more to help Britain’s bees and other pollinators – such as cutting areas of grass less often in parks and roadside verges to allow wild flowers to grow.

Verbal abuse against council road crews who are taking breaks has increased so much throughout the recent heatwave that teams have been issued with body cameras to capture footage of the incidents.

Young people leaving residential care in Suffolk will now be able to stay closer to their children’s homes under a new government pilot scheme.

A free family fun day for carers across Suffolk is being held at Jimmy’s Farm this weekend.

Research has found that the axeing of central linage may encourage people to drive more cautiously.

Dusty umbrellas were dug out from the backs of coat cupboards as the rain returned to East Anglia yesterday – but is there thunder and lightning still to come?

A staff member at Suffolk New College has scored the best marks out of everyone in the world in an international exam.

A twist on a classic Beatles song provided the theme for a cake commissioned for a charity event and people are being encouraged to get involved.

From a dragon boat festival to a castle under siege at Framlingham - what will you do in Suffolk over the weekend of August 11 and 12?

Persistent rainfall is set to hit the region today as the weather takes a dramatic turn from the recent scorching heatwave.

It will be nice weather for ducks in much of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow.

A Suffolk MP paid a visit to a town church as renovation work to replace the roof at the historic building nears completion.

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