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46 minutes ago
The Red Lion Hotel, High Street, Colchester, Essex.

A well-known hotel in the heart of Colchester has joined a range of other outlets in the town to be given just one star for food hygiene.

9 minutes ago
A sunny day on the beach and promenade in Southwold - the town has been boosted by coastal communities status. 
Picture: James Bass

Two communities in Suffolk have been awarded special status as part of a national project to drive forward future economic growth and prosperity in coastal areas.

21 minutes ago
Colchester GV: High Street

Council tax in Colchester will go up by 2.8% this year – the first time it has increased in seven years.

11:38
The A12 has been closed following an accident (Stock photo)

The A12 has reopened following a serious crash, which left three people injured.

47 minutes ago
The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane, Ipswich

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

15:48
Copdock interchange. Credit: Mike Page

A crash has partially blocked the Copdock interchange.

10:42
Jack London, Connor Woods and Mason Hodds collecting GCSE results last summer at Ormiston Denes Academy

Just one Suffolk school is considered to be under-performing in updated 2016 secondary school performance levels that measures the progress students make between the ages of 11 and 16.

15:00
Chantry Academy has started a campaign called Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) where the whole school (including staff) drop what they are doing and pick up a book for 10 minutes to read. Pictured is Alisha Reid.

A new project which aims to highlight the importance of reading is proving a page turner in the latest chapter of one Ipswich school’s story, as youngsters and staff alike are encouraged to ‘drop everything and read’.

14:37
Morrisons Petrol Station at Sproughton, Ipswich

Motorists in Suffolk and Essex who use Morrisons petrol stations may find the pumps run dry next month if a dispute over a driver’s pay leads to industrial action.

09:34
Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

An uninsured Suffolk driver who sparked a five-hour full-scale police search after fleeing a crash scene and then lied to an officer has been given a community order.

13:44
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo performing during the 2009 Glastonbury Festival. Credit : Yui Mok/PA Wire

The funeral of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt who played regular in Ipswich will take place this afternoon following his death on Christmas Eve.

13:39
Friends at St Benedicts Upper School in Bury St Edmunds celebrate on GCSE results day 2016

Staff at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds hailed its first Progress 8 ranking as it topped the Suffolk rankings.

As part of the new franchise agreement towns on the east Suffolk line will regain a direct service to London Liverpool Street.

Sizewell C could be the “catalyst” to improvements on the East Suffolk railway line, the rail minister has said.

13:15
Halesworth Campus site at the town's former middle school

A charity has called for an inquiry into how its ex-collaborator in a land deal secured an £85,000 loan.

12:53
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Next week we are relaunching your EADT and to celebrate our new look we are giving away real cash to our readers.

12:48
John Hayes, roads minister, presented with a petition from businesses calling for improvements to the A120 by George Kieffer, chairman of the Haven Gateway. Photo: James Fletcher Photography

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

12:00
Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

An 80-year-old man with a previously unblemished record has admitted racially aggravated common assault after an argument following an accident.

42 minutes ago
Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

A car has crashed into the side of a building in the centre of Ipswich this afternoon.

11:08
Breck Bednar's mother Lorin LaFave. Credit: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

The mother of a teenager murdered by an online groomer highlighted some of the complexities of cyber-crime at conference in Suffolk yesterday.

Jodie Farran and Andrew Howie, founders of Shaken Udder.

An Essex-based milkshakes firm saw sales soar by 35% last year.

10:47
Traffic congestion in Ipswich is set to get worse unless we change our way of getting to work.

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Politics

21 minutes ago
Colchester GV: High Street

Council tax in Colchester will go up by 2.8% this year – the first time it has increased in seven years.

Sizewell C could be the “catalyst” to improvements on the East Suffolk railway line, the rail minister has said.

12:48

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

10:47

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

09:50

Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has called on motorists to consider using other ways of getting to work – especially if they live near their workplace.

Features

Yesterday, 09:54
Vauxhall Crossland X compact crossover arrives in summer. Picture: Vauxhall

Vauxhall has revealed its new Crossland X, its new compact crossover which arrives in showrooms in summer.

Yesterday, 07:15

Almost half of young drivers think it is acceptable to use the illegal practice of fronting to reduce premiums.

Tue, 15:33

I may be accused of being a ‘Remoaner’, determined to be negative about Britain’s post-EU prospects, but I can’t help thinking the next few years might be financially bumpy for a lot of people when the reality of Brexit kicks in.

Tue, 11:26

Toyota is set to reveal a new high-performance version of the Yaris supermini at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Mon, 18:04

It was a country like no other. Here’s what I loved about the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago and why you should grab the chance to visit.

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Environment news

Yesterday, 07:30
Residents say no to Anglian Water development at Ardleigh Reservoir. Photo: Steve Argent

Campaigners are objecting to a utility company’s plans for a new office building in a north Essex village.

Mon, 07:15

A seaside Suffolk community is today recovering from the shock death of a dog walker crushed underneath the weight of a collapsed cliff.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A centuries old tradition has been upheld as part of a day of activities aimed at encouraging people to make the most of their local park during the winter months.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Firms along Southwold’s popular harbour area have evacuated their premises in preparation for the worst of the floods to hit the area.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

If you enjoyed a cup of tea this morning, cleaned your teeth under a running tap or simply had a refreshing drink of water you probably didn’t consider where the water had come from. If you live in south east Suffolk, between Stowmarket and Felixstowe then your water almost certainly comes from Alton Water. And because the Alton Valley doesn’t have a sufficient catchment area to supply 250,000 people the reservoir is filled by pumping.

Business

Greene King's latest survey of leisure spending shows households spent more on eating and drinking out last Christmas.

Britons pushed the boat out over the festive period, spending more on eating and drinking out of the home compared with a year earlier, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report.

Ipswich-based estate agent Tom Orford is taking on his greatest sporting challenge - to raise money for The Lymphoma Association.

13:19

A Suffolk factory has reported improved output after all its staff were enrolled on an 18-month team-building course.

Royal Mail has revealed a sharp fall in letter mailing during the busy festive season, blaming business worries over Brexit hitting marketing post.

07:19

Park and ride proposals linked with Suffolk’s new nuclear power station are anticipated to more than double traffic volumes through parts of a village – causing “extreme concern” for residents.