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With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

An intruder threatened a man with a knife during a break-in at a home in Tiptree.

A man has been charged after gunshots were reportedly fired in the Cardinal Park area of Ipswich in the early hours of last Friday morning.

School budgets for fire safety should be ring-fenced to help ensure pupil safety, a Suffolk headteacher has said.

The authority’s Adult Community Learning (ACL) service provides adult learning, such as GCSEs in English, maths and science and apprenticeships, to over 12,000 people at 13 centres.

The Henley Road and Valley Road junction in Ipswich has reopened after a two-vehicle collision this morning.

Weatherquest forecaster James Wilby talks us through the weather forecast for Latitude 2017 in Henham Park, near Southwold, throughout today (Saturday, July 15).

The US Army’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter descended gracefully from the sky despite strong winds to land perfectly on the school field.

A former Suffolk mental health boss who received a £54,000 payment after resigning rejoined the NHS three months later in a top role at the trust which runs Colchester Hospital.

The premier road cycling event will feature a stage held entirely in the county for the first time on Friday, September 8.

Students performing poems to hospital patients was one of the highlights of the year, headmaster Nicholas Weaver said at the annual Ipswich School Speech Day.

With children counting down the days before schools break up for the summer, we are asking parents in Suffolk and Essex if they are taking their children out of school early for a family summer holiday.

Pairs of tickets were being sold for as much as over £5,000 earlier today after Ed Sheeran’s 2018 world tour went on sale at the weekend.

An extra 84,000 people will be aged 65 or over in Suffolk by 2039, rising from 174,000 currently to 258,000, it is forecast.

The force wants the offence to be seen as “socially unacceptable as drink-driving” and will deploy marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles, fitted with cameras, around the county in the latest crackdown until Sunday.

A motorcyclist died after a crash on the A14 near the Suffolk/Cambridge border in the early hours of this morning. A second multi-vehicle collision near the fatal incident added to severe delays during the morning rush hour.

People in Suffolk and Essex have been warned they could face lashings of heavy rain today, with the region set for thunder and lightning.

The university said the new Higher Education Statistics Agency figures were above national average and were “tremendously satisfying”.

Four men arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into the alleged murder of a Suffolk grandfather in Ipswich have been released under investigation, police said on Friday night.

Samantha Harvey was a full-time cleaner in Suffolk just seven months ago. Now the 24-year-old is “overwhelmed” after her debut single Forgive Forget entered the top 50 of the official UK singles charts on Friday night.

The rural village school in the Shotley Peninsula could close as early as July 2018 after Suffolk County Council (SCC) issued concerns over the school’s viability.

People are urged to support a fundraising appeal for the family of a six-month-old Ipswich baby battling a terminal condition whose “beautiful smile lights up the room”.

Suffolk Constabulary has become one of the first forces in the country to launch a radical scheme to recruit detectives from the general public.

As Suffolk Constabulary launches a radical new scheme to recruit and train members of the public as detective, the force has also issed this Q&A about the initiative.

Year three and four children from 32 primary schools were praised for their “talent and enthusiasm” at the QuadKids athletics event at the educational sports charity in Ipswich.

Another village primary school in Suffolk could close due to low pupil numbers and an unstable leadership which have resulted in five headteachers since Christmas 2015.

A Suffolk County Council (SCC) report also reveals the £170,000-a-year permanent replacement for Deborah Cadman OBE will have to oversee savings worth £55.5m over a three-year period.

A headteacher of a Suffolk primary school which has won outdoor learning picnic tables in an EADT competition has spoken of her delight.

Sharon Thompson, manager of the Suffolk village pre-school, said she has been left “overwhelmed” by the community’s support.

Suffolk County Council (SCC), which has run the service since 2004, said the move was part of a new campaign to get more of its staff who drive to work to instead use a Park & Ride service or cycle.

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