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Pupils with special needs are significantly more likely to be suspended from mainstream education than their peers, new figures show.

Trigger and Boycie are amongst a group of guinea pigs at the RSPCA in Martlesham that are looking for loving owners.

Two Ipswich Town fans heading to their match against Peterborough United yesterday got a big surprise when they bumped into legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Tudor England has been brought back to life at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

It was a trip back in time for classic car fans, with some cars more than 100 years old on display in the scenic Suffolk countryside this weekend.

A food loving duo are on a mission to find the tastiest roast dinner in Suffolk.

Gok Wan is on the hunt for brides-to-be in Ipswich, who are ready to 'Say Yes to the Dress' for the new series of the hit show.

Next week a pop-up shop will open to the masses of Ed Sheeran fans that will be descending on Ipswich for his concerts in Chantry Park.

Mid Suffolk HOPS, which has helped hundreds of children with special educational needs over the last 40 years, have announced they will close at the end of this month.

Elmer's Big Parade sticker collectors across Suffolk are eagerly awaiting the next batch of stickers to arrive in stores.

After a wet few days Ed Sheeran fans heading to his Chantry Park gigs in Ipswich next weekend are hoping better weather is on the horizon.

The last support act for the final night of Ed Sheeran's mammoth world-wide tour in Ipswich has been announced after the conclusion of a nationwide battle of the bands competition.

It may not be the food combination that most people dream of - but candy floss flavoured grapes have this week made a return to Suffolk supermarkets.

The scale of Suffolk's pothole problem has been revealed as new figures show the county council received 24 reports of damaged roads a day last year.

Six friends and the brother of a 34-year-old Elmswell man fighting pancreatic cancer and cystic fibrosis (CF) are gearing up for a 150-mile cycle ride to his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

A child has been taken to hospital after a crash between two cars and the child.

Fresh controversy has emerged over a £66,000 report on housing in Suffolk after it emerged a think tank commissioned to do the work had gone into administration just days before the publication.

A vice principal has lashed out at those who claim A-levels are being "dumbed down" - as early figures suggest the pass rate in Suffolk has dropped in the past year.

Walsham-le-Willows is to open its gardens to the public at its annual festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A multi-million pound plot of land in Suffolk has been put up to for sale with permission to build 68 brand-new homes.

Most police officers are used to getting behind the wheel and racing along to incidents across Suffolk - but this team of volunteer cadets will drive a different kind of blue lights vehicle this summer.

The Ipswich parkrun at Chantry Park will not take place this Saturday, August 17 as preparations for the Ed Sheeran concerts continue.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has been graded A1 in a national survey of trainee doctors.

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