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County Hall, home of Essex County Council. Photo: ARCHANT

People who die in ‘sheltered’ accommodation may not be found for several days as funding cuts mean staff numbers are reduced at the housing schemes, a tenants’ group has claimed.

John Constable - Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831. Picture: TATE, LONDON 2013

History may have to be rewritten according to a meteorologist who claims the most striking feature of a famous Constable painting – a rainbow – may have been added in afterwards.

11:27
The sessions will be held at Suffolk Babies' centre in Kesgrave, pictured at its launch last year. Picture Sarah Lucy Brown

Today we are asking new parents to share their experiences of breastfeeding - was there too much pressure from healthcare professionals, did you get enough support and what factors played a part in the decision you made?

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File picture. Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police are searching for a motorist who approached a 17-year-old moped rider in Barham, on Wednesday, February 15 with what is believed to be a knife.

Colchester Hospital

Clinical claims at a north Essex hospital trust have cost just over £21.6million, an East Anglian Daily Times investigation has revealed.

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Some of the funding could be used to improve cancer services, such as those at Ipswich Hospital's oncology department. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Health and social care bosses in Suffolk and north Essex have clubbed together to make a multimillion pound series of funding bids to help overcome “huge challenges”.

Police at the scene of the stabbing close to Wherstead Road in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Shocked neighbours have expressed their fear and concern after a man was stabbed in Ipswich last night.

08:10
Fire crews have been tackling the blaze. File picture: Phil Morley

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a derelict building in Mettingham near Bungay this morning.

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The drone used in Ipswich

Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

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A man posting letters with second class stamps. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

More than 90% of first class letters delivered in Suffolk arrive the next working day, new Royal Mail data has shown.

07:04
Drug driver caught by police going through red light

A drug-driver has been spared jail after being caught jumping a red light in Cemetery Road, Ipswich while over the legal limit - his fourth drink or drug-driving-related offence in eight years.

10:58
South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich

A 46-year-old Sudbury man who tried to play peacemaker in a fracas outside a kebab shop has ended up in court.

Robert and Laura Strathern from Fairfields Farm potatoes

An Essex crisp maker which grows its own potatoes has bagged contracts with two major Hong Kong-based retail groups.

11:18
Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

A homeless man has admitted shoplifting and being drunk and disorderly.

Dean Stansby with son Jack. Picture: Brendan Taylor at Taylor Made Portraits

The heartbroken family of a father-of-five who was killed near Ipswich railway station have paid tribute to him.

A view of the area at Clacton

Balaclava-clad robbers threatened a man with a knife before stealing his mobile phone today.

Yesterday, 23:37
Gritting teams in Suffolk have completed 100 runs. Picture: Simon Parker

Gritting teams in Suffolk have treated enough miles of road to travel around the world more than four times.

Yesterday, 22:28
Suffolk Constabulary actually received 1,865 abandoned 999 calls in 2016 (stock image)

Suffolk Constabulary has apologised after it provided wildly incorrect data about how many abandoned 999 calls it has received.

Yesterday, 19:36
Peter and Sylvia Stuart. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Fingerprints taken from a man arrested on suspicion of murdering Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart were found on a car which had the couple’s DNA in it, it has been alleged.

Yesterday, 19:09
Lola, a pet cat from Ipswich who has had her ears cut off. Picture: RSPCA

Police and the RSPCA are urging residents to come forward after a cat was found near her home with both ears cut.

Baroness Murphy of Aldgate

An East Anglian peer has warned advocates of a second European Union referendum that they are “playing with fire”.

Politics

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A man posting letters with second class stamps. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

More than 90% of first class letters delivered in Suffolk arrive the next working day, new Royal Mail data has shown.

An East Anglian peer has warned advocates of a second European Union referendum that they are “playing with fire”.

Yesterday, 16:23

People who park illegally on yellow lines in Suffolk are more likely to be fined after a new civil parking enforcement scheme was agreed by the county council.

Yesterday, 14:12

The annual walk for the hearing dogs charity in Ickworth Park, near Bury St Edmunds, has been launched, with this year’s event set to be their biggest yet.

Yesterday, 23:37

Gritting teams in Suffolk have treated enough miles of road to travel around the world more than four times.

Features

NFU legal board chairman Trevor Foss.

The cost of contract disputes ran to nearly £700,000 in 2015/16 among members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), it has revealed.

08:54

A new fourth member of the Range Rover family was revealed today when Land Rover released a teaser picture of the Velar.

Yesterday, 17:30

Fashion student Sophie Whatling, from Eye, flaunted her unique designs on the catwalk at this year’s London Fashion Week – winning one of the top prizes.

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

Yesterday, 16:03

Ever wished you could capture a magic moment on a memorable drive? Now you can with a clever car camera from Citroen. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets in the picture.

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Mon, 17:02

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Southwold Chamber of Trade member Rebecca Bishop, owner of the Two Magpies Bakery, is campaigning against huge business rate increases being imposed on the town's traders.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

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Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

An energy switching project completed in Ipswich by Hanover Housing Association and Kensa Heat Pumps has been named Most Innovation Retrofit Scheme at the Housing Innovation Awards.

The cost of contract disputes ran to nearly £700,000 in 2015/16 among members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), it has revealed.

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