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Yesterday, 23:42

How Suffolk schools are rated by local education chiefs is being kept secret – because they say releasing the information is “not in the public interest”.

Yesterday, 23:36
Some of the floral tributes left by the community

A Suffolk businessman who murdered his estranged wife with an axe before jumping to his death from a town centre car park was treated at a mental health unit the week before the tragedy, an inquest has heard.

Yesterday, 16:21
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two people in Leiston earleir this year.

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man and a teenage boy in Leiston in April.

Yesterday, 20:59
Kitchen fire is extinguished in Lowestoft.

Fire crews from Lowestoft have extinguished a kitchen blaze.

Yesterday, 10:00
A sign of things to come? Not quite!

After Scottish and Welsh devolution, the government has turned its attention to how to transfer more powers to local people in England.

Yesterday, 14:36
Robbie Warner

A day held in memory of a 19-year-old from Suffolk who died while at university has raised more than £5,000.

Catesby House in Sudbury

Residents of a west Suffolk market town take pride in telling visitors that it is the birthplace of the famous artist Thomas Gainsborough.

Politics

Yesterday, 10:00

After Scottish and Welsh devolution, the government has turned its attention to how to transfer more powers to local people in England.

Yesterday, 10:00
Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

The summer holidays are traditionally a quiet time of the year for politicians, but this year councillors and officials are finding their thoughts dominated by the prospect of getting devolved powers.

Tue, 10:23
Mildenhall Lodge Care Home.

Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.

Tue, 10:00
The nature of care homes has changed. Picture posed by models.

The ageing of the population – with more people living into extreme old age and suffering from illnesses and conditions associated with that – has led to a major change in the profile of care home residents.

Tue, 10:00
Grand opening of Care UK’s new Mildenhall Lodge care home.

Bosses at Care UK are confident that there will be no repetition of the problems that beset Mildenhall Lodge when its remaining new care homes open over the next few months.

Features

Yesterday, 12:36

Car insurance premiums are rising after years of decreases – and experts say even sharper rises are expected.

Yesterday, 12:33
A minature version of the Lego caravan to be displayed at the National Motorhome and Caravan Show

The largest ever caravan model, made up from more than 150,000 individual pieces of Lego will be unveiled at the National Motorhome and Caravan Show in October.

Tue, 09:32
Lois Cordelia working at Jan Pienkowski's London studio

Artist Lois Cordelia could never have imagined where a speculative inquiry from a GCSE student to one of the nation’s best-loved children’s book illustrators and authors would lead. Sheena Grant reports

Mon, 14:28
Psychologist Dr Rebecca Poz teaching kids about dementia at Great Barton Primary. Left to right, Ashley Lilley, Dr Rebecca Poz, Sasha Coxon-Leitao and Hattie Cocksedge.

When I ask Dr Rebecca Poz what her ultimate aim is in life, she laughs and says: ‘World peace?’

Mon, 12:00
The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge goes walking ready for the summer holidays

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

New safety measures will be put into place to prevent a repeat of a tragic drowning at Alton Water, near Ipswich.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Aerial Mike Page Eye airfield wind 

18.7.2013

An application to construct a gas-fired power station in north Suffolk has been approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Woodbridge Town Council has expressed its concern at the possibility of brown bin fees

Town leaders have hit out at the prospect of householders being charged to recycle garden waste through the brown bin scheme.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Concrete barriers erected in Grange Farm to stop any future unathorised encampments in the area.

Temporary barriers put in place across open spaces and cycle paths in Kesgrave are eyesores which have made the town look like a “warzone”, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Woodbridge  a Neighbourhood Plan is being drawn up for the riverside town.

Lack of parking for cars and coaches and further restrictions on access to the Thoroughfare are among the early key issues flagged up by the public in consultation on a blueprint for Woodbridge’s future.

Business

Yesterday, 14:55

Essex gin maker Hayman Distillers is celebrating after winning a Gold award at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Yesterday, 06:00
Uncertainty over Government policy is holding back potential investment in the offshore wind sector, according to East of England Energy Zone director James Gray.

The absence of a clear Government stategy is leaving the offshore wind industry “in limbo”, according to a leading figure within the sector in East Anglia.

Yesterday, 13:26
Bakery chain Greggs saw like-for-like sales rise 5.9% in the six months to July 4.

Higher breakfast sales and a bigger range of healthier products helped Greggs grow underlying profits by 51% in the first half of the year.

Yesterday, 09:27
Barclays chairman 

John McFarlane.
Photo: VisMedia

Barclays boss John McFarlane today signalled plans to ramp up growth, squeeze costs and streamline the business after announcing a 25% rise in first half profits.

Tue, 10:00
The rate of growth in the UK economy rebounded during the second quarter of 2015, but the manufacturing sector continued to struggle, according to official figures.

UK growth bounced back in the second quarter of 2015 as gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.7%, according to official figures.