An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Multi-million pound investment for Abellio rail services in East Anglia

The region’s main rail operator is to spend an extra £10 million on trying to improve the reliability of services in East Anglia.

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Paul White is the Suffolk Beekeepers' Association swarm coordinator

Suffolk’s bees chip in to help region top the honey-making charts

Beekeepers across Suffolk have been left buzzing by the bumper crops of honey they have harvested this year – with the east coming out on top of the country’s productivity tables.

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Staff at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star with shoeboxes collected for the shoebox appeal. Photograph Simon Parker

Archant staff send 25 shoeboxes packed with little treats to children in need these Christmas

Toothbrushes, warm socks, sweet treats, notebooks and colouring pencils - just some of the gifts packed into colourfully wrapped boxes by staff at Archant Suffolk this Christmas as we support the Samaritans Purse Shoebox Appeal.

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Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen and Peter Eyles.

Framlingham Sausagefest donates £1,500 to local causes

The organisers of a popular annual food festival in east Suffolk have announced a profit for the first time in the event’s history – and used the surplus to support three local causes.

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Normal service has resumed at the hospital today following the major incident

Colchester Hospital returns to normal service following major incident

Colchester General Hospital has returned to normal service today following the major incident declared nearly two weeks ago.

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West Suffolk House

Councillors will be asked to approve £100,000 towards next phase of public service village in Western Way, Bury St Edmunds

“Ambitious” plans to expand a public service village in Bury St Edmunds will move a step closer if councillors approve £100,000 towards the project.

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Sizewell C artist's impression

Homeowners to call for ‘relief measures’ from Government over impact of Sizewell C proposals

Homeowners who say the spectre of Sizewell C has left their properties unsellable are drafting a letter to the Government calling for “relief measures” to the problems they claim to face.

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Aspall Cyder set to invest £6million so it can quadruple its apple juice-making capacity

A well-known Suffolk drink company is set to invest £6million into new facilities which will help to boost its output.

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Artist's impression of how an office development in Sheepen Road, Colchester, could look

Park & ride for Colchester will boost economy despite loss of £300k parking income

Park and ride in Colchester is a great opportunity for the town insists a senior councillor – despite it costing the borough council £300k in lost income in its first year.

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Gavin Playford of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club with its new Jacobsen Eclipse 322 mower

Ipswich-based Ransomes Jacobsen supplies mowers to two leading Norfolk golf courses

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of professional turf care machinery, has supplied new equipment to two of Norfolk’s leading golf courses.

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Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green, who announced her surprise departure today.

Thomas Cook shares tumble after shock exit of chief executive Harriet Green

The boss of travel group Thomas Cook announced her surprise depature today after two years in which she has overhauled the once-troubled company.

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Environment news

Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project manager Steve Piotrowski returns barn owl chciks to their next box after they were fitted with lightweight leg rings to monitor their movements

Gallery: Delight at soaraway success of Suffolk’s barn owls this year with more than 1,000 chicks born

Barn owl conservationists are celebrating a bumper year for the species – and have been astonished by one bird’s “quite remarkable” long-distance “flight of fancy” out of Suffolk.

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