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Roadworks around Ranelagh Road in Ipswich will begin on Monday, and are expected to last around 10 weeks. Picture: Jason Noble

A major route into Ipswich town centre is to close for seven weeks from tomorrow - prompting warnings to motorists to allow extra time for their journeys.

Cellist and clock collector Frederic Gershom Parkington is among those in Suffolk to have been honoured with a blue plaque. Picture: Gregg Brown

BBC Radio Suffolk has launched a campaign to find a local music hero in the county to honour with a special blue plaque for this year’s BBC Music Day.

Ofsted has rated three providers inadequate in the last month. Stock image. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Suffolk County Council has allocated special advisers to three failing nurseries and playgroups in and around Ipswich, after the third early-years establishment in the last month has been rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors.

Police officers issue training to volunteers in how to use speed guns

A community speedwatch campaign has been launched in Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew in a drive to curb accidents and dangerous road use across the area.

Ipswich Citizens Advice has urged people not to ignore rent and council tax payments after using doorstep loans

Ipswich Citizens Advice Bureau has warned people against the intimidating methods of doorstep lenders after reporting an increase in high priority debts.

Music student Albert Dela Cerna, who has taken on the mantle of organising a live music event for local bands in Ipswich after reading about the complaints of the young Labour group about lack of music in town. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A 16-year-old music student at Suffolk New College has been inspired to organise a music event for young bands in Ipswich in response to a petition for new modern venues in the town – and is urging others to “just get up and do it”.

Numberplate recognition cameras are set to be installed at two level crossings in Suffolk after more than 230 vehicles were clocked using the crossings when it was unsafe in just one month.

Westerfield level crossing. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Numberplate recognition cameras are set to be installed at two level crossings in Suffolk after more than 230 vehicles were clocked using the crossings when it was unsafe in just one month.

Ofsted has rated three providers inadequate in the last month. Stock image. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

A nursery in Rushmere St Andrew has been placed in special measures by Ofsted inspectors after concerns were raised over safeguarding, staff deployment and teaching.

Random Act of Kindness Day at the University of Suffolk. As part of the university's student advice service's Boost project, the students union have organised a series of random acts of kindness at various points since January. Pictured is Chrissie Aresti. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Students’ Union officers at the University of Suffolk have been spreading the cheer with a series of random acts of kindness as a means of helping out stressed students.

Grounded Movement's Temujin Gill will be leading the Lindy Hop workshop at Ipswich Jazz Festival. Picture: Temujin Gill

The full line-up for the return of the Ipswich Jazz Festival has been announced – with a mix of live music, workshops, dance and film set for the summer spectacular weekend.

Boots in Hadleigh has been awarded Healthy Living Pharmacy status

Three Suffolk pharmacies have been recognised for their services by being awarded Healthy Living Pharmacy status.

Updated: A120 in Braintree clear after crash

Friday, February 17, 2017
Police were called to the scene of an accident.

The A120 in Braintree, Essex, is clear following a crash this morning.

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Organisers behind the locally-organised Ipswich Gin Festival have unveiled more details of its inaugural event – with Christchurch Mansion confirmed as the spectacular backdrop.

Royal Hospital School in Holbrook can deliver the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS)

The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook has been awarded the chance to deliver a top climbing scheme.

Old St Mary Quay Place

Plagues, bombs, criminals, floods and storms – St Mary’s Church in Ipswich has seen its fair share of drama in its 700 year history.

The Lions Club of Ipswich art show in Sproughton in 2016

The Lions Club of Ipswich has opened entries for its annual art show this May – with artists who would like to exhibit their work now being sought.

Ipswich Hospital. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Couples trying for a baby can meet the fertility experts at Ipswich Hospital on Saturday to find out more about improving the chances of conceiving.

University of Suffolk is holding a series of open lectures as part of its year of celebration

A top crowd safety expert who provided live crowd size estimates for the New York Times during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration has been named as visiting professor for the University of Suffolk.

The One cheerleading team preparing to perform at Portman Road in Ipswich

A cheerleading team from One sixth form in Ipswich are eyeing a TV performance later this year having made waves in the first auditions for a well-known TV show.

Beacon House in Ipswich where the inquest was held. Picture: Jason Noble

A retired carpenter and joiner from Hadleigh had a history of exposure to asbestos through his work as a mechanic, an inquest heard on Monday.

Red Nose Day 2017

Colchester Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre (CC&PC) has spoken of the boost it received from Comic Relief funding last year, ahead of next month’s announcement for funding available in 2017.

Police recorded a record number of hate crimes, data has revealed. Stock image.

The number of hate crimes recorded by police in Suffolk from July to September last year has soared to its highest ever level, new figures have revealed.

Suffolk county councillor Gordon Jones. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Education bosses in Suffolk have said that organising suitable education for those aged 16-18 remains key, after a decrease in offers.

Alan hartley reunited with his life-savers following a heart attack.L-R: James Kettle, Anselm Gurney, Becky Cruikshank, Steve Ward, Olly Claydon, Alan Hartley, James Mullett, Carl Friar, Alison Hopgood From L-R: James Kettle, Anselm Gurney, Becky Cruikshank, Steve Ward, Olly Claydon, Alan Hartley, James Mullett, Carl Friar, Alison Hopgood

A 68-year-old Suffolk man who suffered a heart attack while exercising at a gym in Stowmarket has been reunited with his lifesavers.

Suffolk Feminist Society has organised a 'rise' flash mob at the Giles Statue for One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk Feminist Society took to the streets of Ipswich on Tuesday morning in a stand against the exploitation of women worldwide.

Powerlifting family Neil and Ann Thomas with daughter Morgan in 2006, when Neil and Ann first began winning world powerlifting championships.   Picture: Owen Hines

Ipswich sporting star Morgan secures first powerlifting title aged 15...11 years after world champion parents predicted she would be a future champ!

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: Gregg Brown

An Ipswich duo jailed for conspiracy to commit a trio of robberies in Ipswich have been handed Serious Crime Prevention Orders (SCPOs), restricting possession of items such as cash and mobile phones when they are released.

Real animals at Ipswich Museum. Children get up close to fluffy, scaly or creepy crawly creatures in this family-friendly show. Pictured is Niamh Sparrow. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Museum was transformed into a marvellous menagerie of creatures on today, as the animal invasion event returned for half term.

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Photo credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Police are investigating after two men believed to have been in an altercation in Haverhill were admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire with stab wounds on Monday night.

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