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Thousands of homes across Suffolk sit empty despite a national shortage in housing, new figures reveal.

Police investigating the death of a man found stabbed in Chelmsford this morning say initial enquiries indicate it was a ‘targeted, drugs-related incident’.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in Clacton-on-Sea this afternoon where a shed fire had spread to a neighbouring bungalow.

Suffolk police have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses after man in his 20s was stabbed in Ipswich.

A 36-year-old man from Ipswich has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of an attempted rape and three sexual assaults.

A missing 23-year-old man from Colchester who was reported missing by his family on Monday has been found.

Police are appealing for information after jewellery was stolen during a daytime burglary in Hintlesham.

A man from Jaywick who was trusted with his employer’s bank card to purchase stock has been jailed after spending almost £45,000 on personal items.

Police chased a suspect through gardens in Trimley St Mary this morning after he ran off when stopped by officers.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a daytime burglary in Stratford St Mary.

A man has been charged in connection to a stabbing in Clacton which left the victim with ‘significant injuries’.

Two men will appear in court next month charged in connection with hunting offences and an assault following an incident near Great Thurlow on Boxing Day.

A man has been charged with head-butting a police officer following an incident in Halstead.

Ipswich County Library is hosting its tenth Multicultural Day celebration next weekend.

Emergency services have attended a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Newton near Sudbury this morning.

Motorists faced traffic delays on the A12 in Essex this morning following two separate collisions.

An ‘outgoing’ father-of-two drowned after getting caught in a rip current while swimming on a beach near New York.

A fire in Lowestoft which claimed the lives two men - described in an inquest as ‘hoarders’ - was started by a ‘daisy-chained’ toaster in the kitchen.

MPs in Suffolk and Essex are pressing Greater Anglia and Network Rail for answers after repairs to a cracked track caused severe disruption on the line to London this week.

A church in Ipswich held an open day on Saturday to provide a place for quiet contemplation following the violence that has erupted in the town over the last two weeks.

Thousands of homes in north Essex sit empty despite a national shortage, new figures reveal.

More than 1,200 homes remain empty in Ipswich despite a national housing shortage, new figures reveal.

A major search operation is underway for a 75-year-old man who went missing while out on a family walk on an East Anglian beach yesterday evening.

A 32-year-old man from Colchester has been charged with five counts of stalking and one of sexual assault.

Brides and grooms looking for inspiration for their big day discovered a host of ideas at a wedding fayre at Quay Place in Ipswich last week.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a firearms incident in Leiston last month.

Two people have been taken to hospital after a car flipped over in a ‘serious collision’ close to Center Parcs in Elveden.

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with a stabbing of a teenager at McDonald’s in Ipswich on Wednesday.

The owners of Southwold Post Office will find out tonight whether they have won the prestigious Independent Post Office Retailer of the Year Award.

A three-time British Karate champion is teaching free martial arts lessons in Ipswich in a bid to reduce violent crime in the town.

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