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The body of a man has been found at a house in fire in Lowestoft.

Dee Culley had help from her 10 year-old daughter Trinity, who had watched a birthing programme on tv, when she unexpectedly had her waters break and gave birth to Jasmin on March 31.

A nine-year-old girl helped her mum deliver her baby sister after watching TV programme One Born Every Minute.

Fire fighters tackling cottage blaze. Libray image.

A total of 35 firefighters have put out a thatched cottage blaze in Thorndon.

Colchester market manager Emma Powell, Town Crier Robert Needham, Cllr Anne Turrell, Mayor John Elliott, Mayoress Janet Elliott, Roman Centurion David Carter and President of the National Market Traders Federation visited stall holders at the launch of Colchester's new market on Saturday, 18 April.

Colchester’s new Charter Market was officially launched yesterday with a day of celebration.

Woman arrested over Leiston stabbings

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two men in Leiston yesterday.

Solar farm. Library image.

A proposed solar park in Wix has been tipped for approval by council planning officers.



A proposed solar park in Wix has been tipped for approval by council planning officers.

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“True democracy” is coming to a west Suffolk parish after 42 years, with villagers set to decide the Cavendish ward’s first ever contested St Edmundsbury Borough election.

Fri, 18:57
Sarah Bartram, accompanied by residents from the Fornhams and Great Barton, delivers petitions with over 700 signatures against the waste site proposals.

Campaigners have delivered petitions with more than 700 signatures in opposition to plans for a waste site on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

Fri, 17:57
Second from left, Cllr Paul Hopfensperger and football coach Mark Stiff with rubbish collected from the Oakes Road field.

A new fenced-off area is planned to be installed around a football pitch in Bury St Edmunds to prevent dog mess following discussions with the local community.

Fri, 17:43
Ed Balls high-fiving 20-month-old Theo Cook who met him with mum Beth.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls visited Ipswich on Friday on his way to watch his beloved Norwich City in a crunch league match against Middlesbrough at Carrow Road.


It comes with ten acres of formal gardens and paddocks, with views across its own land and a rolling landscape.

Creating the Greenest County Awards - winners

It’s been a good day. A happy, smiley, positive day when it’s a bit easier to believe the world is a gentle place, full of the possibilities that usually only children can readily believe in, writes Sheena Grant.

Yesterday, 15:30
Trudi Nicholls of Fork Rent

With almost 30 years’ business experience in Suffolk, Trudi Nicholls comes across as a strong, confident businesswoman.

Fri, 16:11
Hyundai's message, created by cars in desert sand, from the daughter of an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Hyundai used the brand’s ‘New Thinking’ approach to connect the most distant of families and set a novel world record.

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Fri, 17:42

Major concerns over wildlife have been raised in objection to plans for an 180-pitch caravan and camping site at a country park in west Suffolk.

Thu, 14:10
Suffolks Green Hero 2015 Leonard Woolf proudly holds aloft his trophy at the environmental awards ceremony.

Suffolk’s ‘Green Oscars’ were handed out yesterday and an ‘honorary son’ of the county, naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham, was there to give inspiration and acclaim.

Wed, 13:28
Chris Packham, who is to give the key address at Suffolks environmental awards ceremony at Snape Maltings

Campaigning naturalist, broadcaster and author Chris Packham returned to his beloved Suffolk today for the Greenest County awards.

Wed, 13:23
2014 sunseekers at Southwold.

As Suffolk strives to be an exemplar county when it comes to cutting carbon emissions and adapting to climate change, a report - published in timely fashion just ahead of the county’s environmental awards ceremony - charts the work that’s being carried out.

Wed, 13:18
Farmers, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, former agriculture minister Jim Paice MP gathered for the national launch of scheme to save farmland birds at Lodge Farm in Westhorpe.

Farmers across Britain were out for the count in February - recording bird numbers on their land. - and Suffolk farmers were among those most likely to have responded.


Enterprise agency Menta has launched a new Digital Enterprise Engagement Programme (DEEP), offering newly formed local businesses and those who are self-employed access to free digital training courses.

Solar farm. Library image.

A proposed solar park in Wix has been tipped for approval by council planning officers.

The headquarters of Realise Futures in Ipswich.

Ipswich-based social enterprise Realise Futures has won a contract to provide supported employment services for adults with disabilities across a wide area of Essex.

Yesterday, 15:00
Stage 5 of the Womens Tour passes through Onehouse on their way to Bury St Edmunds last year

Schoolchildren will also be involved in an evening of activities in Bury St Edmunds ahead of the start of a major women’s cycling event.

Yesterday, 10:45
Paul Rous, of Bruisyard Hall, has launched a tech startup venture with Mark Pearson

A Suffolk entrepreneur has teamed up with a top technology investor, who made millions from a website he created with just £300, to help finance new ideas.