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Emily Townsend

Daring spice fans fired up the competition at Colchester Market today as they made it through three rounds of the town’s annual chilli challenge.

The British actress Emma Chambers – known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill – has died aged 53.

Essex Police are no longer looking for witnesses in relation to an alleged stabbing in Clacton.

Shoppers heading to Ipswich town centre today will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new HMV store in Sailmakers shopping centre.

Jeremy Corbyn is in East Anglia this afternoon, where he is paying a visit to seaside town Great Yarmouth.

A ward councillor concerned about the closure of one of Ipswich’s largest care homes has said she is “puzzled” by the lack of demand for its services – as fellow health leaders claim they are seeing a spike in older people needing care, not a fall.

Two new shops are the latest to join a rapidly expanding out-of-town shopping complex near Ipswich, bosses have announced.

Two Clacton care homes plunged into special measures after a health watchdog inspected them are being warned they urgently need to improve standards.

One of the biggest care homes in Ipswich is closing – and the news has come as a shock to residents and their families.

Two friends have unveiled their vision for an abandoned fort they plan to transform into a major tourist attraction.

It may only be February but the first signs of spring are beginning to emerge in Suffolk – and these newborn lambs are among the more adorable clues that a new season is on its way.

Anti-social behaviour – including staff being threatened and intimidated – has forced one of Ipswich’s most popular libraries to shut its doors to customers every Sunday.

A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

Dozens of drivers were pulled over in central Ipswich today as dog units, firearms officers and traffic police cracked down on motorists during a day of action.

An icy blast of snow and frost gripped parts of Suffolk and north Essex today – with temperatures due to plunge to -4C tonight.

Protecting vulnerable children and teenagers in Suffolk from taking risks online is everyone’s responsibility, experts are warning.

An actor from Essex who penned a bestselling book about his transition from a woman to a man is starring in an international blockbuster being released this summer.

Love is in the air for a smitten Suffolk couple whose blossoming romance is proof it is never too late to be swept off your feet.

More than 1,000 people have signed up for the 2018 Midnight Walk so far this year as organisers reveal they are expecting a big crowd on the night.

Police are investigating after wing mirrors were damaged on several cars parked in Ipswich town centre overnight.

Major proposals to make way for more than 500 new homes in north Colchester have won a £5.5million cash boost from the Government.

Several opportunities were missed in the case of a Suffolk man with Down’s Syndrome who died at Ipswich Hospital in 2012, a safeguarding chief at the region’s mental health trust told an inquest.

Chart-topping music star George Ezra is the latest artist announced for the 2018 Newmarket Nights summer season.

A young carer from Ipswich devoted to helping her disabled sister is being praised for a decade of unwavering support by her parents as the UK marks Young Carers Awareness Day.

Three Suffolk neighbours are celebrating after scooping cash prizes with the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Firefighters in Essex are urging people to keep mirrors and glass ornaments out of direct sunlight after a house fire in Colchester.

A 4ft spectacled caiman and 16 snakes were found during a house search by police working on a drugs investigation in Essex.

Pint-sized Elmer the elephants decorated by school pupils are set to brighten up classrooms in the run up to a St Elizabeth Hospice art trail tipped to rival the success of Pigs Gone Wild.

An award-winning Essex chippy may have battered the competition to be crowned the region’s favourite – but narrowly missed out on first plaice in the national finals.

A young man suffered shotgun wounds in Lowestoft at the weekend in an attack police are saying was targeted.

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