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Almost 300 people in Suffolk have been given electroconvulsive therapy to treat a mental health problem since 2012, new figures reveal.

A sports centre in Ipswich will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future when it is taken over from the council by an academy school trust, despite a pledge to keep it open to the community.

A heritage double-decker has been unveiled to mark the first anniversary of the death of an Ipswich man who spent his life admiring and photographing buses.

Organisers have promised a “great weekend” full of music, art, dance and film at Ipswich’s second Jazz Festival.

A top table tennis player and star of the 2016 Rio Paralympics is backing a brand new venue for the sport – in an Ipswich shopping centre.

A charity which saves food from going to waste by turning it into meals for vulnerable or disadvantaged people is opening a new branch in Ipswich.

Minor injuries centres in north-east Essex have been saved from closure, a move which health bosses hope will relieve pressure on over-stretched A&E and ambulance staff.

A year-long pilot which has seen mental health nurses working in Suffolk doctors’ surgeries to improve care for patients with learning disabilities has been permanently commissioned due to its success.

As Suffolk marks Refugee Week, three Syrian families are preparing to move into new homes in the county, having been forced out of their motherland by war and devastation.

A man is in hospital in a serious condition after the car he was driving crashed in a Suffolk village.

Rail services between Marks Tey and Sudbury were cancelled this morning after the train which is used on this line broke down.

Shocked residents have described how they were woken up in the early hours of this morning by multiple gun shots in Ipswich’s Kelly Road.

An Ipswich man who is still working at the age of 90 has said staying positive is the key to living a long and healthy life.

Mums at Ipswich Hospital will now be given a free cardboard box for their newborn to sleep in, as the trust joins a fast-growing movement which is said to be saving babies’ lives.

Suffolk’s most senior clergyman has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the Grenfell Tower fire, with the county’s Christian community rallying to collect essentials for those suffering in the aftermath.

An event is being held in Woodbridge for dementia patients and their families and carers to find out what support is available in the area.

Health bosses in west Suffolk are looking to recruit their first ‘Buurtzorg’ team to test out a Dutch model which involves caring for patients in their homes.

Detectives investigating the “terrifying” rape of a teenage girl in Essex have released an e-fit image of the suspect.

A woman had to be cut free from her vehicle by firefighters after she was involved in a head-on collision in Suffolk today.

The death toll from a devastating fire in a London block of flats is now 17, and that number is expected to rise as investigators trawl through the wreckage.

More than 50 people have been arrested during the first two weeks of Essex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers.

A specialist clinic is launching in Suffolk to treat pregnant women and new mothers suffering from mental health problems.

Homeless people in Ipswich may carry identification in the future in order to set them apart from “professional beggars”.

Legendary radio broadcaster John Peel is to be honoured with a blue plaque in the Suffolk village where he lived.

The boss of Suffolk’s fire service has agreed to sign a pledge to challenge mental health stigma within the brigade and to ensure staff are able to ask for help if they are feeling low.

Telephone scammers have attempted to trick two older people in Suffolk into handing over large sums of cash by using scare tactics, prompting a warning from police.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a string of burglaries in the Frinton-on-Sea area of Essex.

Lily and Archie Gooding need to find space on the wall for a third anniversary card from the Queen as they celebrate 70 years of marriage.

A teenager was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after she was knocked off her bicycle in Ipswich today.

Five crews were called to tackle a garage blaze at a home in Suffolk tonight.

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