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A top headteacher has attacked Suffolk County Council and the Schools Adjudicator for having “wasted our time with nonsense”.

The Suffolk Police Helicopter

Negotiations to reduce Suffolk’s cost for using the police helicopter have made ‘limited progress’, according to the county’s police and crime commissioner.

Four released from bail

Four suspects arrested after a double stabbing in Leiston which left a 16-year-old boy and a man needing hospital treatment will not face prosecution.

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Martlesham police investigation centre

Four men arrested following the armed robbery of a Felixstowe bookmaker’s shop will not be prosecuted, police have said.

Ofsted has published its annual review of schools

Suffolk’s primary schools are outperforming the county’s secondaries, according to figures released today by Ofsted.

Crime has risen by 11.1% in Colchester in the past year.

A senior policeman has reassured Colchester residents that the town is still safe as police figures reveal crime has risen by more than 10% in the borough.

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Fire crews attended the scene this morning

Four fire crews battled a blaze in a ground floor flat in Clacton this morning.



Hundreds of disabled people in parts of Suffolk are facing unacceptable delays for vital adaptations to be done on their homes, an investigation can reveal.

Yesterday, 12:45
An engine on the Southwold to Halesworth line, which ran from late 1879 until the spring of 1929. Photograph from Southwold to Aldeburgh Through Time.

A Suffolk charity is appealing for the government to overturn a district council’s refusal for a new heritage railway attraction to be built in the Suffolk countryside.

Yesterday, 11:54
Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

Conservative politicians in Suffolk are seeking urgent talks with the county council over the apparent threat to Ipswich’s park and ride service.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Dan Poulter with Lord Robert Winston

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Suffolk County Council’s cabinet training day at Elstree film studios in Hertfordshire has come under fire from Conservative MP and former minister Dr Dan Poulter.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

The two remaining park and ride sites in Ipswich could close in three years’ time if there is not a substantial increase in the number of motorists using them.



An Ealife story about a common but little-known condition that affects our ability to read, proved life changing for one reader’s granddaughter. Sheena Grant reports

Portrait of Jo Flack .

Dealing with the distressing symptoms of mental illness is hard enough but all-too often sufferers have to cope with stigma, discrimination and a lack of understanding. Sheena Grant speaks to one woman who is fighting back

The Paper Dolls from Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre; at the New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, December 1-January 2

Oh to be a child again, when the only limit to how much fun you could have was your imagination. That’s the theme of the New Wolsey’s alternative Christmas show The Paper Dolls.

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company's Christmas Spectacular this year in Alice is Wonderland. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company invite you to take a tumble down the rabbit hole this Christmas, as they stage Alice in Wonderland. Curiouser and curiouser, thinks entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
The International Ford Fair in spring will bring together fans of the blue oval brand.

A new event celebrating Britain’s most popular car brand is set to become one of the highlights of the show calendar.

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A battle to prevent a solar farm “the size of 37 football pitches” from being built in a special Suffolk landscape is set to resume after the High Court quashed a ruling banning the development.

Climate change campaigners in London ahead of UN talks. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Urgent action is required to protect Suffolk’s communities from the growing “catastrophic” threats of climate change, it has been claimed.

Tom Haslam on the turbo trainer at La Tour Cycle Cafe.

Scores of cyclists joined forces this weekend to virtually pedal the distance from Ipswich to Paris in support of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Yesterday, 18:18
Don't feed the ducks this winter

People are being urged not to feed left over bread to the ducks in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park.

Yesterday, 14:27
Rory Paul with large sprouts from Suffolk Food Hall. Sprouts are going to be a third larger than last year.

Love them or loathe them, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a smattering of Brussels sprouts to accompany the turkey and trimmings.


“Zombie” businesses are on the march in the East of England, according to a survey by insolvency trade body R3.

Royal Bank of Scotland has passed the latest Bank of England stress test, but missed fulfilling one of the capital guidance criteria.
Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire

All seven of the UK’s largest lenders have passed the Bank of England’s latest “stress test”.

Max Chmyshuk, founder and managing partner at Fleximize.

More than £25million-worth of credit applications by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in eastern England are being rejected by banks every month, according to alternative lender Fleximize, which is based Ipswich.

Clemence Cheng, left, chief executive of the Port of Felixstowe, receives a memento of the visit from His Excellency Dr Saad Mohamed Elgioshy, the Egyptian Minister of Transport

The Eyptian Minister of Transport has paid a visit to the Port of Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 18:12
Haverill Research Park

A cluster of local development sites are celebrating after being awarded Enterprise Zone status thanks to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).