News

The scene of an accident on the northbound A12 at Marks Tey. Queueing traffic on the A12 past Kelveden.

Update: Motorists still queueing northbound on the A12 at Marks Tey after seven car pile-up

A seven car pile-up on the A12 in today’s rush hour caused 12 miles of tailbacks and hours of misery for motorists.

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David Ruffley MP

Bury St Edmunds: Chief Whip to look at circumstances surrounding David Ruffley’s police caution

Officials at Conservative Central Office in London have asked Chief Whip Michael Gove to look into the case of Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

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A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged rape

Wivenhoe: Teenage boy arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a girl

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of a girl near Wivenhoe.

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David Ruffley MP

Bury St Edmunds: Dean’s letter prompted David Ruffley to break his silence

New details about the incident which led to Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley receiving a police caution for common assault have emerged.

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Captain Nick Sharpe with wife Laura and new baby Arya.

Bury St Edmunds/Wattisham: New dad Captain Nick Sharpe thanks VW garage for getting him to wife’s labour

A new dad has praised a Bury St Edmunds garage for ensuring he got to hospital in time for the birth of his first child.

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Politics See all

David Ruffley MP

Bury St Edmunds: Chief Whip to look at circumstances surrounding David Ruffley’s police caution

Officials at Conservative Central Office in London have asked Chief Whip Michael Gove to look into the case of Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

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Business See all

Unipart Automotive has gone into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs.

East Anglia: Jobs axed at Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Nearly 1,250 people, including more than 100 in the East of England, have been made redundant following the appointment of administrators at Unipart Automotive, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts.

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Artist's impression of Sailmakers - the new name for Tower Ramparts.

Ipswich: Tower Ramparts to get a multi-million makeover to become Sailmakers

The Tower Ramparts shopping centre is to get a £4million makeover next year – getting a new identity and hopefully some new shops.

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Budget airline easyJet today reported a 'solid' third quarter.

Stansted: Annual profits at easyJet to fall just short of City expectations

Budget airline easyJet was to left counting the cost of unrest and political tensions affecting Israel, Egypt and Russia after its latest trading update prompted the City to scale back forecasts for annual profits.

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Emma Lloyd, owner of the Marianna boutique, in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Ipswich: Fashion boutique Marianna reaches final of the Drapers Independent Awards

Ipswich fashion boutique Marianna has been announced as a finalist in the highly coveted national Drapers Independent Awards 2014.

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A change of use application for The Fleece pub in Mendlesham was approved

Mendlesham: Closed pub, The Fleece, to be converted into a home

A 16th Century village pub is to be converted into a house because the business “had no future”.

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Environment news

Environmental artist Fran Crowe has launched her new project -

Gallery: Coca Cola bottle tops, toothbrushes and odd shoes that have washed up on Suffolk beaches form new art exhibit

Environmental artist and campaigner Fran Crowe’s impish sense of humour permeates her latest project, but there is a deadly serious message in her use of the raw material for her work – the rising tide of damaging and indestructible plastic that rampant consumerism dumps in seas the world over.

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Features

Impression of the project approved for Whisstocks boatyard, in Woodbridge. By Paul Weston, architect in collaboration with Charles Curry-Hyde.

Woodbridge: Boatyard holiday homes allowed to be sold off

Developers have been given the go-ahead to remove holiday homes from a multi-million pound riverside regeneration project.

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