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Top universities across the country have criticised the first major assessment of higher education teaching standards after many leading institutions failed to achieve the highest award.

Double amputee Shaun Whiter who lost both his legs after being hit by a dangerous driver last year will be a guest speaker at Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar Awards at Trinity Park next Monday. Every finalist has also been announced.

A Suffolk police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after being convicted of intending to pervert the course of justice.

Classic minis will be on show at Ipswich Waterfront after taking part in a Suffolk landmark ‘treasure hunt’ for a child sexual abuse charity on Sunday.

Headteachers in Suffolk have welcomed the scrapping of key pledges over controversial education reforms by Theresa May’s minority government in the Queen’s Speech.

Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber delivered a speech hailing Suffolk’s “incredible coast”, “unspoilt countryside” and the region’s “finest” football team, which generated a slightly ironic cheer from the crowd.

Test your Suffolk knowledge as part of the inaugural Suffolk Day today. Can you get all 10 questions correct?

St Francis Court, Suffolk’s highest occupied block of flats based in Ipswich town centre, was one of the first buildings to be inspected today as the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service seeks to reassure high-rise flat residents.

Final-year BSc (Hons) Bioscience students Sara Kline, 24, from Brandon, and Jamerson Krelle-Hammond, 23, from Ipswich, are taking part in Erasmus+, an EU-funded exchange programme. They will complete their studies at the University of Palermo for three months.

The pre-school, a registered charity based in Cauldwell Hall Road, is holding the family fun day to help raise funds towards a new outdoor canopy.

Ahead of National Writing Day tomorrow, we are asking parents if your child reads and writes for fun outside of school. Take part in our poll (mobile users: use landscape mode).

A man suffered suspected, multiple stab wounds during an incident in Claydon on Saturday night. A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a shop in Kesgrave this morning.

Richard Lister, the vice-chancellor of the UK’s newest university, has been recognised for services to higher education in a career spanning almost 40 years.

Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The 26-year-old, who has achieved untold global fame and helped raise thousands of pounds for charity, will receive an MBE for services to music and charity.

Celebrated East Anglian literary talent Ronald Blythe has spoken of his surprise after being awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

An on-call firefighter who has dedicated almost four decades of service to Suffolk has described being awarded The Queen’s Fire Service Medal as a “great honour”.

The police helicopter was also involved in the search earlier tonight of a driver of a vehicle which failed to stop for officers on the A12 in north Suffolk.

Police were called to an incident involving a young group of males chasing at least one other young man through Sainsbury’s in Ipswich town centre this afternoon.

Libby Brown, headteacher at Kyson Primary School, has given a resounding endorsement to the pioneering scheme which has been launched in the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times.

Gusford Community Primary School, a sponsored academy in Sheldrake Drive, has received its second ‘requires improvement’ rating in the space of three years from Ofsted.

After some glorious weather this weekend, Weatherquest forecaster Dan Holley tells us what we can expect next week.

An Essex teenager reported missing to police has been found safe.

The marquee event was held today amid fears the village will soon resemble a “concrete jungle” due to a planned housing estate.

An emergency appeal to help starving families in Tanzania launched by Bishops in Suffolk has raised more than £45,000 in just six weeks.

A man believed to be his 50s has been taken to hospital after emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to an incident Sudbury this afternoon.

Extra tickets have just been made available for Olly Murs’ gig in Colchester tonight.

Theresa May’s two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

Ross Kemp cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new GO Outdoors store in Ipswich this morning.

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