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An Ipswich mum has expressed her outrage after claiming her 15-year-old daughter was given detention twice in two days for refusing to wear a school blazer during this week’s heatwave.

Questions have been raised over the support for small coffee shops after construction work on a new Costa – Ipswich’s eighth – gets underway just 200 metres from an existing Costa store.

An Ipswich-based beer brewing company has stepped in to organise a beer and cider festival to tie in with this year’s Maritime Festival, after regular festival organisers were unable to lay on an event.

Police are investigating a racially-motivated hate crime in which an abusive banner was erected in an Essex town, believed to be targeting a refugee family.

More than 100 people gathered at Gainsborough Library and Landseer Park for its own Great Get Together event on Saturday.

ActivIpswich has launched an archery taster course to help those aged 45 and above into regular activity.

A series of three public meetings have been organised in Kesgrave next month as part of a drive to get residents sharing their thoughts for the town’s new neighbourhood plan.

A Kesgrave care home has celebrated after being rated ‘Good’ by a health watchdog following more than two years of struggles.

Families and youngsters at the Humpty Dumpty Playgroup in Kesgrave crafted their best cosy shelters for National Den Day last week.

Suffolk will play a starring role in a top new drama series which starts on ITV on Monday night, with some of Suffolk’s scenic countryside set to feature on screen.

Budding photographers in Kesgrave have been capturing the best of the town and its landscape in a special competition.

Police have been out in the Thelveton area of Norfolk this morning to carry out further searches for missing Clacton builder Nigel Kedar.

Volunteers at a wake boarding and water ski club on the River Deben have voiced their despair after vandals struck the club’s jetty – just six weeks after it was installed.

Train services between Ipswich and Felixstowe have returned to normal agyet being cancelled because of emergency repairs on a defective piece of track.

Kesgrave’s Big Lunch Fun Day has been declared a rousing success after hundreds of families turned out to celebrate the best of the town.

Councillors in Kesgrave are hopeful more mobile skatepark sessions can be organised for the summer after the success of the half term skatepark – and could be a temporary solution to the demand for a permanent area.

Two student bricklayers from Easton and Otley College are taking their skills to a regional competition, having scooped a prize gong at the Suffolk Show.

Firefighters were called to rescue a man from a flat fire in Colchester, after his cooking caught fire while he slept in another room.

Gainsborough Library in Ipswich is backing the Great Get Together series of events happening nationwide in memory of Jo Cox with a weekend of activities.

A man in Colchester has suffered burns to both of his legs after a flashback on a fire he was starting in a pit ignited a petrol can.

A fresh drive to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hadleigh and Claydon will kick off next month, after a youth project has reported that youngsters feel “trapped” in the two areas.

The Ipswich Institute and Suffolk Libraries have launched a reader’s choice competition for this year’s New Angle Prize – a prestigious gong for works of literary merit that are associated with East Anglia.

Police in Boreham, Essex, have found 25 vehicles being towed in a dangerous manner after a day of action last week.

An Ipswich youngster has raised more than £800 for Selig Suffolk at the launch of her charity record at Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

Essex Police officers will be helping security teams at this weekend’s Olly Murs gig in Colchester – and have advised concert-goers not to bring bags where possible.

A scooter driver in Lowestoft has suffered leg injuries after a crash in Normanston drive this morning.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has reigned as leader of the party with immediate effect in the wake of the General Election results.

Police investigating a lorry which overturned in Felixstowe are urging witness to come forward.

Conservative party leader Theresa May has said she has no intention of stepping down, despite her party failing to win a majority in the General Election.

It was a storming performance by the Conservatives in north Essex as it maintained all of its key seats, amid high voter turnouts in the county.

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