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Taxpayers forked out more than £1million on cars for Suffolk council workers this year, latest figures show.

Health chiefs have spent a “substantial” amount of cash refurbishing a building once owned by a crisis-hit Suffolk nursing home in a bid to give it a fresh start.

A vintage cinema bus, jamboree and literary festival are just some of the activities booked for a bumper programme of events coming to the Shotley peninsula this summer.

Public loos in Essex are to be saved from going down the pan by a music therapist who hopes to transform them into a recording studio.

Suffolk firefighters have managed to put out a blaze which sparked in a shed in Rushmere St Andrew this evening.

A lifelong Ipswich Town fan is to jet off on a 1,000-mile round trip from Madrid to Portman Road and back again to make sure he sees his oldest son play in a cup final.

Two fire engines are currently at the scene of a fire in Rushmere St Andrew.

A man in his 60s was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a ditch today.

Stunning shot of Easton Bavents wins inaugural Suffolk Preservation Society competition, with Southwold and Ipswich scenes also shortlisted.

Film fans in Colchester will not be able to watch the second instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy tomorrow – after council bosses cancelled the midnight showing.

Stunned Ipswich and Colchester residents have said they were shocked to see what they thought was a “very low flying passenger plane” swooping over both towns last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman reported being sexually assaulted in Ipswich.

New university rankings revealed today show the University of Essex has climbed nine places while the University of Suffolk has appeared on the list for the first time.

Crew members from the lifeboat station in West Mersea battled for five hours this afternoon to save a wooden boat from sinking off the coast of Burnham-on-Crouch.

A roadsweeper, two vans and two cars crashed on the A120 in north Essex this evening causing police to shut the road.

Fire bosses in Essex have dismissed their chief officer after suspending him on full pay for two years.

A romantic Suffolk father took a moment to catch his breath before getting down on one knee on the final stretch of his first ever London Marathon.

The devastated family of a “very special” 22-year-old from Colchester who killed himself last month have led tributes to him as a fundraising page set up in his memory reaches £10,000.

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

Speeding fines are going up from tomorrow – with penalties doubling for motorists clocked doing more than 20mph above the limit.

Unhealthy drinks packed with sugar are being phased out of hospital shops and cafes in the region as part of a new crackdown by NHS England.

Students jetted off on a trip of a lifetime to South Africa over the Easter break – an adventure made possible thanks to a collaboration between the University of Essex and Colchester Zoo.

Busted fans will be delighted to hear band member Charlie Simpson has joined a host of big names booked for an event aiming to raise thousands for Suffolk children.

Ed Sheeran has landed himself a spot on Time magazine’s most influential people list – where he joins the likes of Pope Francis, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Drivers are being reminded that work to repair a bridge over the A12 near Kelvedon is due to shut the road this weekend.

The sister of a self-employed builder from Essex who has not been seen for nearly three weeks has made a desperate plea for him to return home.

Firefighters helped free a trapped casualty after a crash on the A14 in Stowmarket on Thursday.

Douglas Carswell – who just weeks ago revealed he would be leaving UKIP to become an independent Clacton MP – has ruled himself out of running in the general election.

There’s plenty to see and do across the region this weekend – with the annual East Anglian Game & Country Fair at the top of most people’s lists.

Two rubbish heaps – one of which is contaminated with asbestos – have been dumped in Great Bromley.

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