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Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

It could be the sale of the century as Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge, including an eight bedroom Georgian house, 11 more cottages and farmhouses, two barns and more than 2170 acres is up for sale.


Speed limits through roadwork on the A14 and A12 could be increased under new plans aimed to ease drivers’ frustration with delays.

36 minutes ago

Struggling owners have been urged not to dump pets they cannot care for as a charity braces itself for a summer animal welfare crisis.

39 minutes ago

Police in Suffolk have seized two uninsured vehicles early this morning.

60 minutes ago

What a weekend it was – Latitude is fast becoming one of the world’s best music festivals.

An iconic Bury St Edmunds building officially threw open its doors to the public at the weekend to celebrate the completion of a £2million restoration project.

Yesterday, 23:01

More than 1,500 people responded to our survey seeking views about life in Suffolk in 2018 – and these are the results.

Yesterday, 20:22

East Anglia has enjoyed the joint hottest day of the year so far - with temperatures reaching more than 30C (86F).

Yesterday, 23:01

Suffolk’s road network and potholes emerged as a huge concern for our readers – with almost half rating the roads as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

Yesterday, 23:01

Suffolk’s beautiful countryside, rich wildlife and our quality of life emerged as the top reasons why our readers love Suffolk.

Yesterday, 23:01

Almost 80% of people who took part in our big Suffolk survey said they felt ‘very’ or ‘quite’ safe in the county.

Yesterday, 23:00

The Suffolk Says survey will be hard reading for those championing the county’s town centres.

Yesterday, 22:48

A host of colourful floats paraded through the streets of Stowmarket on Saturday as the town celebrated its popular annual carnival.

Yesterday, 19:42

What a weekend it was – Latitude is fast becoming one of the world’s best music festivals.

Yesterday, 19:35

A priest has spoken of his excitement and trepidation at becoming one of the most senior Church of England clergy in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 19:28

Hundreds cheered on a colourful procession through the Trimleys on Saturday at the twin villages’ annual carnival.

Yesterday, 18:05

Beyonce, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Rudamental – Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike’s writing credits read like a who’s who of pop royalty.

Yesterday, 17:27

There are some sore heads on site at Latitude today.

Yesterday, 17:20

A Suffolk castle is one of eight hosting special sandcastle building workshops as part of a campaign seeking support to preserve and protect the nation’s historic landmarks.

Yesterday, 16:33

More than 1,000 women braved stifling heat to complete a charity fun run raising nearly £100,000 to help “beat cancer”.


Plans to invest £1million in a key stretch of Ipswich connecting the town centre with the Waterfront have been announced as part of a multi-million pound pilot for Suffolk.

Yesterday, 07:47

Sound equipment – including a radio, stereo and speakers – was seized from a home near Colchester after council officers acted over complaints about excessive noise.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fears have been raised at a vision to turn an empty former care home into temporary accommodation for homeless people - with a backlash from neighbours worried it is too close to vulnerable youngsters.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Suffolk leaders have pledged £1million to tackle youth unemployment across the county.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Two new councillors have been appointed to east Suffolk councils following by-elections which both saw the incumbent Conservative party unseated.


Yesterday, 10:54

With the end of the World Cup and Wimbledon, many of us will experience a come-down. Here’s an antidote: some great football and tennis books to keep the buzz alive a while yet

Yesterday, 09:08

East Anglia has a long association with spooky happenings and Suffolk perhaps more so than anywhere else, says Kirsty Hartsiotis, one of the authors of a new collection of ghost stories associated with the county. She told Sheena Grant more.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

After 21 years as World Horse Welfare field officer there’s very little that can surprise Jacko Jackson but plenty that still makes every day rewarding and worthwhile.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The end draws ever nearer for my beloved washing machine, loyal laundry partner of 22 years, writes Sheena Grant.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

New sign technology, being trialled in Norfolk, to shame drivers using hand-held phones cheered up motoring editor Andy Russell after he diced with a mobile phone menance on a busy dual-carriageway.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Kayakers are calling on volunteers to help take care of a section of Suffolk’s picturesque coastline by taking part in a beach clean. K

Friday, July 13, 2018

A ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction work on a new marine science headquarters for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) based in Lowestoft.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Nesting boxes for swifts have been installed in a town centre church in Sudbury, west Suffolk in the hope it will spur more public buildings to follow suit.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Government advisers have dealt a blow to plans for Sizewell C by recommending that only one nuclear power station should be built in the next few years, because renewable energy sources could prove to be a safer option.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The historic Guildhall, in Bury St Edmunds, which has been transformed following a stunning £2 million restoration project, is to throw open its doors this weekend with two open days.



Sports Direct is tipped to unveil a jump in profits next week as its colourful boss Mike Ashley continues his bid to turn the retailer into the “Selfridges of sport”.

Yesterday, 12:38

Essex Chambers of Commerce have joined forces with Essex Police and the Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst to work together to tackle crime against businesses across the county.

Plans to invest £1million in a key stretch of Ipswich connecting the town centre with the Waterfront have been announced as part of a multi-million pound pilot for Suffolk.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

From Titan the giant robot who does Sean Connery impressions, to Titan the 99 year-old tractor that’s been lovingly restored, there was plenty to amuse both young and old at this year’s Tendring Show.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Following on from the release of the UK government’s long-awaited White Paper on Brexit, John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, says he is pleased businesses now have a more comprehensive understanding of the Government’s aspirations for the UK’s future relationship with the European Union. But he also has some reservations.