Search and rescue helicopter.

Essex: Helicopter and lifeboat help in rescues at Mersea Island and near Clacton

An RAF search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham and a lifeboat were called to two incidents off the Essex coast.

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Police investigate reports of a rape in Lower Brook Street.

Ipswich: Police investigate reports of Easter morning rape in town centre

Police are investigating reports of a rape in Ipswich during the early hours of Easter morning.

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Police are investigating a series of burglaries.

Wyverstone: Man held after weapons found in assault inquiry

A man has been charged with assault and firearms offences following the discovery of a number of weapons at a Suffolk property.

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Paul Hammett, water expert from the Fational Farmers' Union.

West Suffolk: Abstractors seek to ease long-term water pressure

Members of Lark Abstractors Group are taking a longer-term view on water resources after learning that irrigation restrictions are highly unlikely this growing season.

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Colchester Castle

Colchester: Town’s bid to preserve historical sites including Roman cemetery, castle and military camp

Landmark proposals to protect Colchester’s heritage will significantly boost tourism and create a lasting legacy to the town’s rich history, it was claimed last night.

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Politics See all

Could the police and fire service merge?

Suffolk: Fire and police services merger on PCC’s agenda

A full-scale merger between Suffolk’s fire and police services could be the long-term future of emergency services in the county, according to Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore.

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Business See all

The machinery despatched by Wallis Shipping to Japan is loaded on to the Antonov 124 cargo aircraft.

Colchester: Wallis Shipping rises to the occasion to fly giant consignment to Japan

Wallis Shipping has completed an urgent jumbo-sized contract to fly equipment weighing the equivalent of 12 elephants from France to Japan.

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The of The Hearing Care Centre's previous quiz nights.

Ipswich: The Hearing Care Centre invites local firms to enter teams for annual quiz night

The Hearing Care Centre is inviting other local businesses to enter its annual quiz night, which is being held this year on Sunday, May 18 at Greshams Sports Club in Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.

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Lawrence Mallinson of James White Drinks .

Ashbocking: James White Drinks makes national final of FSB WorldPay UK Business Awards

A Suffolk-based juice maker whose drinks helped propel British athletes to Olympic success has been named among the country’s best small businesses.

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The GenR8 and TT’s Authentic Accessories pop-up shop at Barclays in Ipswich.

Suffolk: Enterprise agency Menta suppports ‘pop-up shop’ initiative

Enterprise agency Menta has helped two Ipswich businesses to promote their goods and services through a “pop-up shop”.

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From left,  Richard Foyster, partner, Edward O’Rourke, chief executive, and Roger Loomes, personal injury executive, outside Ashton KCJ's new offices at York House, Felxistowe.

Felixstowe/ Ipswich: Change of location for Ashton KCJ team

Regional law firm Ashton KCJ Solicitors is planning to open a new office for client meetings in Felixstowe.

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Environment news

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West Suffolk: Hands are tied over planning applications, says Anglian Water

Anglian Water has insisted its hands are tied when it comes to planning as it moved to address repeated criticism from a number of west Suffolk communities.

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Overnight train to Vietnam l-r and top to bottom Ines, Maia, Emilia, Beatrice and Juliet

Gallery: Parents took four young daughters out of school to travel the world - could you do the same?

“We’re taking the children out of school and going travelling,” we announced to the surprise – and in some cases horror – of our friends and family.

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