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Engineers from Network Rail are expected to work around the clock this weekend to ensure the rail line between East Anglia and the rest of the country is open again by Monday morning.

Ipswich’s newly-elected MP Sandy Martin is hoping to see an annual Pride festival take its place on the town’s social calendar.

Proposals to merge the management of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have been given a cautious welcome – but have come with a warning that any changes for patients should be based on clinical need rather than cutting costs.

Another phase of archaeological and geological tests starts on Ipswich’s Cornhill on Monday in preparation for the redevelopment of the town’s central square next year.

Two of the smallest – and rarest – steam locomotives in Britain will come together for a special gala at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway over the bank holiday weekend.

Police have launched an arson investigation after a wooden barn was destroyed by fire near Stowmarket in the third blaze at the site in 24 hours.

Over the last week there’s been a fresh debate about the impact that out-of-town shopping centres have on our traditional towns.

Ipswich railway station has been nominated for a prestigious award as we near the end of a year when it has been transformed by a £2m facelift.

The A12 was closed at Hatfield Peverel for nearly an hour on Wednesday evening as police searched for a group of suspected illegal immigrants seen getting out of a lorry.

Six years after residents of south Suffolk rejected proposals to merger Babergh council with neighbouring Mid Suffolk, council leaders are preparing a new bid to link the authorities.

Suffolk police are looking for a prisoner who has gone missing from Hollesley Bay.

Crews from fire stations in Colchester, Wivenhoe and Manningtree were called to a fire which left more than 100 properties without electricity for several hours.

Police are searching for the driver of a lorry that failed to stop after an accident on the westbound lane of the Orwell Bridge.

Commuters from East Anglian stations to London are facing rises of hundreds of pounds in their season ticket fares next year as inflation crept up in July.

Traffic will be able to use Ranelagh Road in Ipswich again from the beginning of next week – but the last work will not be completed until early September.

East Anglia’s rail link with the midlands and north is likely to be severed until the weekend at the earliest after a freight train derailment near Ely on Monday afternoon.

A frustrated commuter is trying to take rail operator Greater Anglia to court after suffering a catalogue of delays on his daily journey on the East Suffolk line.

The threat of a rail strike in East Anglia has risen after the union representing train guards called for a ballot on industrial action over the future role of guards.

The cost of rural crime in Suffolk increased slightly last year according to the country’s main insurer for rural businesses – despite a national drop in the value of claims.

One of the youngest candidates ever to stand in Ipswich is hoping to cause a major surprise in next month’s county council by-election in the St John’s Division.

Community rail groups supporting the East Suffolk Line are in the running for national awards to mark their contribution to local services.

Hundreds of cyclists took advantage of perfect pedalling weather for a day trip around the roads and lanes of East Suffolk on Saturday.

A Suffolk family is preparing for a poignant cycle trip around northern Germany to raise funds for the St Elizabeth Hospice in memory of a much-loved nurse who died earlier this year.

Engineering works could cause motorists problems on major routes across the region this week – including on the A14 Orwell Bridge near Ipswich where the six-yearly inspection is due to start.

Organisers of Ipswich’s One Big Multicultural Festival are hoping for bumper crowds at this year’s event which is taking place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Five fire crews from south Suffolk were called to put out a blaze in a field in Elmsett near Ipswich on Saturday afternoon.

The rebirth of Anglia Retail Park on the north west corner of Ipswich has brought new jobs to the area and boosted shopping choices for local residents said local MP Dr Dan Poulter.

Suffolk’s community transport network – which links some of the most remote villages in the county with their nearest towns – will be retained despite a court ruling that is forcing major changes to the service.

The Waterfront car park next to Stoke Bridge is to re-open next week in time for the Maritime Festival the following weekend.

Suffolk has some of the best roads in the country – that’s why the Tour of Britain is coming here next month.

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