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Charity runners from Suffolk and Essex will join more than 40,000 at the starting line of today’s London Marathon - here are a few of the inspiring stories behind them.

More than 40,000 runners will set of on the London Marathon today - and could face the hottest weather the race has ever seen.

Superman, Spider-man and Batman are among the comic book heroes set to take part in a new inflatable fun run for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Residents have until the end of April to have their say on proposed changes to ward boundaries across two Suffolk district councils.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 19-year-old man from Stowmarket.

A man has been jailed after he was caught driving a relative’s mobility vehicle on the A12 at Marks Tey while disqualified.

The deputy headteacher of an Ipswich primary school is running the London Marathon on Sunday – with the aim of his inspiring his pupils to stay fit and active.

Brightlingsea is set to lose its last bank branch - leaving just one cash machine in the coastal town.

Officers investigating the death of 23-year-old Andrew Cheffin who was struck by a car in Halstead on Easter Sunday are appealing for drivers who witnessed the collision to come forward.

Two brothers from Suffolk are driving to Benidorm in Del Boy’s famous three-wheeler to raise money for Barking Pre-school.

A Colchester woman who caught the running bug ten years ago is preparing to take on her 100th marathon in London on Sunday.

The westbound carriageway of the A14 at Stowmarket has been blocked following a three-vehicle crash.

A man has been jailed for five years after brandishing a stun gun at a group of teenage girls at Clacton railway station.

A man who was hit by a sports car which had mounted a pavement in Braintree has died.

Two men arrested after a teenager reported being raped in Stowmarket on Easter Sunday will face no further action.

We have less than 10 years to save the iconic Suffolk Punch horse - as experts predict the critically endangered breed could become extinct by 2027.

A war veteran from Colchester who lost both his legs in a bomb blast says he has been ‘robbed of the chance to do something I love with my mates’ after two specially adapted bicycles were stolen from his home.

The number of Suffolk parents who will see their child go to their first choice primary school has risen, it has been revealed.

ActivLives has hosted a ‘Come and Try’ taster session in Ipswich - including a special appearance from GB paralympic boccia player Evie Edwards.

An Ipswich takeaway delivery company are offering a £200 reward for information after one of its scooters was stolen and set on fire and four more were damaged.

A man from Ipswich is taking on the London Marathon for the Animal Care Trust - after his dog received pioneering heart surgery at a London animal hospital.

The oldest bell in St Mary’s Church in Offton has been replaced - having rang from the village’s belltower for more than 500 years.

A group of Colchester dog groomers are travelling to Greece this summer to give some much needed TLC to 250 stray dogs looking to be rehomed.

A missing 37-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area has been found.

The family of 19-year-old motorcyclist Jake Page who was killed in a three-vehicle collision in Sudbury have issued a heartfelt tribute.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury following a collision in Ixworth.

A burglar who left DNA evidence and a wrench at crime scene in Colchester has been jailed for two years and 10 months.

A Suffolk singer is putting on a night of jazz and soul to raise cash for The Memory Cafe in Ipswich.

A lorry has crashed into the weighbridge of the Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard in Woodbridge - smashing the iconic grade one listed structure to pieces.

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