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Fashion and homewares store, Laura Ashley, is to close its Bury St Edmunds store after more than 30 years in the town, it has emerged.

A Suffolk drug and alcohol addiction charity which has helped celebrities including Russell Brand and has been credited with “saving lives” is to close next month, it has been confirmed.

A multi-million pound national centre and gallery dedicated to the work of celebrated Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough is set to go ahead after the National Lottery awarded £4.5million towards the project.

Swarms of tiny black beetles have been appearing in gardens across Suffolk and Essex, seemingly attracted by the hot weather.

Animal charities and local vets are warning owners not to let their pets suffer in the sun – and to never leave them in vehicles.

The iconic Suffolk Punch horse – including a recently born foal – proved a huge draw as people in the east celebrated the county’s special day.

Concerns have been raised that land earmarked for the expansion of Sudbury Health Centre could instead be sold for housing and employment.

Organisers of a centuries old Christmas tradition in Sudbury who were concerned with the apparent lack of interest from potential participants this year say it was “gratifying” to see a packed town hall on the big day.

With temperatures due to plummet to below freezing for a number of consecutive nights, West Suffolk councils, with the support of a local church, have opened a temporary night shelter for the homeless.

With loneliness and isolation a growing concern, particularly in rural areas, an event is being held in west Suffolk in a bid to help tackle the problem.

A local brewery which has relocated to the outskirts of a picturesque Suffolk village will start producing its renowned ales from the site next week.

A ‘guy’ in the style of Donald Trump will top the bonfire at one of the county’s biggest fireworks displays .

Four people including children were left badly shaken after masked robbers broke into their home in west Suffolk and threatened them with screwdrivers before demanding cash and jewellery.

Volunteers who bring coffee and company to isolated rural communities will soon be returning with renewed vigour following an “inspiring” fundraising campaign to replace their stolen vehicle.

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