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Yesterday, 19:15
Suffolk fisherman Harry Simper

A young Suffolk fisherman has netted himself a national award.

Yesterday, 13:38
The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Photo: David Tett

From half-term fun and open gardens to the Suffolk Show and air displays, there’s plenty to see and do in Suffolk during the school holidays.

Yesterday, 16:52
John Popplewell with his 45lb stingray

A Clacton fisherman caught a “monster” stingray weighing nearly three and a half stone on an Essex beach this week – and filmed it all on his new GoPro.

Yesterday, 16:22
Essex fire crews.

Firefighters attending a blaze in the basement of a Harwich home initially thought someone was trapped in the house.

Yesterday, 16:01
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos.

An 18th Century Suffolk mansion has announced plans to host a gathering of rare classic cars as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its annual country fair.

BBC's Springwatch has arrived in Minsmere Nature reserve for the third year.
Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

A new Springwatch star is likely to be born at RSPB Minsmere in the next three weeks to capture the hearts of millions of viewers in the same way that a hapless little fish did during last year’s immensely popular BBC nature showcase series.

Yesterday, 15:56
Gina Long celebrating with the family on receiving her MBE

Three community heroes from Suffolk were honoured for their selfless work and made an MBE by Prince Charles.

Politics

Yesterday, 13:00
Fiona Cairns, director at Suffolk Preservation Society

A charity which aims to protect and enhance Suffolk’s landscape and iconic buildings wants to join forces with town and parish councils to help them fight against ‘inappropriate’ developments.

Thu, 20:00

The father of Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble has died following a road crash.

Thu, 18:09

Proposals for two devolution deals for East Anglia were put to the government today - but their specifics remain under-wraps with the chief negotiator fearing making them public could “weaken our negotiating position”.

Thu, 17:40

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband – a leading campaigner in the campaign to stay in the EU – is among the guests expected at Ipswich Corn Exchange when Question Time comes to town tonight.

Thu, 06:00

Preliminary work to secure a much-needed bypass for Sudbury has been praised by a Government minister.

Features

Yesterday, 16:01
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos.

An 18th Century Suffolk mansion has announced plans to host a gathering of rare classic cars as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its annual country fair.

Yesterday, 17:00

Renault’s new Megane GT is a comfy and good-looking family car. Ed Wiseman enjoys an early drive of the ‘warm’ hatchback of the new range.

Yesterday, 11:30

Chris Evans has said he is “very relieved” that a Top Gun pilot was sick in the new series of Top Gear.

Yesterday, 11:28

Motorists heading to France on holiday are being urged to fill up their tanks at every opportunity as fuel shortages caused by industrial action worsen.

Thu, 11:32

House prices have risen by more than 400% in some parts of Suffolk over the last 20 years, new figures show.

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Yesterday, 16:52
John Popplewell with his 45lb stingray

A Clacton fisherman caught a “monster” stingray weighing nearly three and a half stone on an Essex beach this week – and filmed it all on his new GoPro.

A new Springwatch star is likely to be born at RSPB Minsmere in the next three weeks to capture the hearts of millions of viewers in the same way that a hapless little fish did during last year’s immensely popular BBC nature showcase series.

Thu, 10:34

An initiative to increase recycling rates in north Essex has been hailed a success as an extra 68 tonnes of food waste was diverted from landfill in the past four months in Tendring.

Thu, 09:31

An infestation of potentially dangerous caterpillars in Bury St Edmunds has caused a supermarket chain to take the unusual step of cordoning off a piece of public land – for customer safety.

Wed, 13:12

Budding young artists have helped to launch a new walking trail around Bury St Edmunds.

Business

Yesterday, 11:01
The Inspirations shop in Wickham Market,owned by shareholders in the community, is now officially open. Nick Denny from the Co-op cut the ribbon.

The much anticipated transformation of a Suffolk village’s former supermarket into a new community retail venture was celebrated this week - four years after the site was last in use.

Yesterday, 10:29

Annual profits at Suffolk-based Brookfield Utilities have increased by more than one-third as it continues to add to the number of properties it connects.

Yesterday, 09:00

Self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) specialist Curtis Banks Group has completed the £45m acquisition of Ipswich-based Suffolk Life from Legal & General (L&G).

Yesterday, 08:04

Dan Everitt, managing director at the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s UK headquarters in Ipswich, has been named Multimodal Personality of the Year at a leading industry awards ceremony.

Thu, 12:47

The first British Airways flights from Stansted Airport will get off to a flying start this weekend with all the summer sun destinations fully booked.