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A Sudbury 24-year-old who jacked in her comfortable office job and promotion to pursue her dream career in filmmaking landed work on the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster just two months after making the big decision.

An Ipswich music venue, recording studio and rehearsal space which has hosted more than 200 bands in 12 months is celebrating its first anniversary with a live BBC broadcast and free concert.

Ipswich will need nearly 10,000 new homes by 2031 according to forecasted figures, as Ipswich Borough Council this week unveils its new housing plan.

Work has begun on transforming the former East of England Co-op funeral service in Cauldwell Hall Road into five family homes, as the firm announces plans for further housebuilding in 2018.

Police have released CCTV video footage of two men they would like to identify following a burglary at a business in Old London Road, Marks Tey.

An Ipswich vintage tea party organised in memory of a much-loved dad and husband has raised more than £1,100 for St Elizabeth hospice.

The Smokehouse music venue in Ipswich is calling for more volunteers to join and gain real work experience while supporting live music as the number of gigs it hosts increases.

A Suffolk war hero who was one of just six men in the county to win a Victoria Cross medal in the First World War has been permanently commemorated with a paving stone memorial on the eve of the centenary of his exploits.

Generous shoppers at the Copdock Tesco store donated food items across the weekend as teams from Rotary Clubs of Ipswich collected donations for the Families in Need (FIND) foodbank.

First details of this year’s Christchurch Park fireworks display in Ipswich have been announced.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Chelmsford this afternoon where petrol was used to ignite a log fire.

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

A former serviceman from Braintree injured in a motorcycle crash will be featured in a short film alongside the motorsport team for wounded veterans he competes with in a special video for the Invictus Games.

The Kesgrave Town Council market celebrates its sixth anniversary in October, with a bumper morning of activities set to mark the occasion.

An employee at cruise line firm Fred Olsen raised £500 for Cancer Research UK last week by braving a painful leg wax.

Police are investigating after a host of power tools were taken during a burglary in Naughton.

Police have issued CCTV images in a renewed appeal to find two men following a theft in Mildenhall in March.

Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times’ local government correspondent, Paul Geater, is celebrating after scooping the jackpot on hit BBC game show Pointless.

Police in Essex have arrested two men after failure-to-stop collision where two police officers were injured.

Beer festival organisers are preparing to pull the pints from tomorrow night as the Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich will bring all things Bavarian to town.

Emergency services have been called to reports that a child has been hit by a car in Felixstowe this afternoon.

Police are investigating after a teenager allegedly indecently exposed himself in front of a group of children in Saxmundham.

Road closure signs have been put up across the town ahead of the Great East Run next weekend, prompting questions from business owners in Cliff Lane who say they had not been told about the closures by the event organisers.

Campaigners have claimed it is “only a matter of time before someone is killed” as a result of speeding on east Ipswich roads unless 20mph zones are introduced.

New students at Easton and Otley College enjoyed a social start to college life as they gathered at the college freshers’ fair.

The annual vintage tea party has been set for Holywells Park in Ipswich this weekend to support St Elizabeth Hospice in memory of a loving father and husband.

A new Kesgrave Town Guide has been compiled featuring key information and contacts for people in the town.

Essex County Council has secured £500,000 in government funding to carry out a special project to boost the attainment of boys in English lessons.

Highways chiefs are urging lorry drivers not to use the Orwell Bridge this evening as winds of up to 60mph are expected from Storm Aileen.

A friends group has been formed for Jubilee Park to help bring the community together and tackle negative perceptions around the area.

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