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Thousands of students in Suffolk will tomorrow find out their A-level results: Thursday, August 17. Here is a guide for parents and students about what happens on the day and what to do after discovering your results, with advice from the University of Suffolk and UCAS.

55 minutes ago

They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk.

14:54

When Suffolk mother-of-three Jo Cresdee decided to compete in a 100km ultramarathon, her friends and family thought she was insane.

14:51

A Sudbury gardener who took “up-skirt” pictures of young girls in shops and in the street has been jailed for 18 months.

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with head and neck pain after being struck by a lorry in Sudbury.

Paramedics have been spotted at Thorpe-le-Soken station in Essex this afternoon – they are currently helping a woman who has gone into labour.

13:56

Two fairground workers have denied the manslaughter of a girl who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away in Essex.

Swords were among more than 700 bladed weapons found in Suffolk since May, figures from a week-long crackdown on knife crime reveal.

Thousands of people in Suffolk were told to dial 999 from their mobiles if they had an emergency last night after BT announced they were dealing with a large-scale problem with landlines.

4 minutes ago

A 34-year-old man from south London appeared in court today charged with possessing a shotgun and dangerous driving following an incident in Kelvedon on Monday.

27 minutes ago

A group of young people on Inspire Suffolk’s team programme have been working hard to benefit the residents of a nursing home by improving their garden area.

15:05

A 58-year-old man accused of attempting to abduct a nine-year-old girl from outside a supermarket in Lowestoft has been cleared after the case against him was dropped.

14:36

Are you stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Get some inspiration from our list of activities around Suffolk and north Essex from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20.

14:20

A little Jack Russell Terrier cross has been found tied to a gate outside the RSPCA near Braintree when rescue workers were just metres away.

Visitors to the resort will miss out on one of its best-loved and biggest events this year – after the attraction decided to relocate to another part of the country.

14:15

Two London drug dealers who hid wraps of cocaine and heroin in their mouths when they were stopped by police in Ipswich have each been jailed for 27 months.

Police officials and villagers attended a “moving” church ceremony yesterday to mark 200 years since the birth of the Met’s first black officer – who was born in Suffolk.

Eight fire crews are working to put out flames after a fire broke out at Southend Airport.

08:10

Hospital staff have been dismissed and suspended for looking up patients’ confidential medical information.

07:50

More than 30 train services in the region have been cancelled today due to track problems near London, a derailed freight train in Suffolk, and other problems. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

If you are on holiday – whether visiting the region, on school hols or on a local staycation – Suffolk and Essex offer a huge variety of attractions for daytrips. Whether it’s the seaside, museums, shopping, castles or tea and cake, here’s a week’s list of ideas to get you out and about.

Politics

Drivers caught illegally using bus lanes and bus gates in Colchester may be fined in future as council bosses pledge to get tougher on motorists breaking the rules.

Yesterday, 20:37

A reformed jihadist from Ipswich and a former English Defence League member from Lowestoft have become best friends in their quest to combat extremism.

Mon, 12:20

Residents, visitors and shoppers have been having their say on the future of Bury St Edmunds as the half-way point of the consultation on the town’s draft masterplan approaches.

Mon, 11:23

Roads chiefs in Suffolk have dropped the traditional signs warning drivers: “Cats eyes removed” after claims they could be mistaken as animal cruelty.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

One of the youngest candidates ever to stand in Ipswich is hoping to cause a major surprise in next month’s county council by-election in the St John’s Division.

Features

55 minutes ago

They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk.

Yesterday, 15:05

This month marks 40-years since Elvis Presley passed away. Megan Aldous takes a look at your memories of The King.

Mon, 08:37

A tattoo artist who plans to set up the first parlour in Ed Sheeran’s home town said he hoped the singer might “pop in to say hello”.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Could you open your home to one of these cats and dogs looking for new homes at the Blue Cross centre in Wherstead?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Buying made-to-measure blinds and curtains can be hugely expensive, writes Sheena Grant.

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Environment news

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to improve one of Ipswich’s popular parks over the last five years have split – but say their work will remain for future generations to enjoy.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A cluster of supertankers anchored off the Suffolk coast has fuelled fresh fears about the potential for pollution on the beaches of one of the country’s best-loved resorts.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A 61-year-old Ipswich man has been banned from keeping animals after horses he owned were found hungry, dehydrated and diseased.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

From ancient woolly mammoth teeth to the tell-tale signs of today’s throw-away, consumer-driven society - the things you can find on a beachcombing walk never cease to be thought-provoking. A new venture aims to promote the activity - and help inspire people to take care of the marine environment.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Air quality concerns have been raised about two locations in east Suffolk.

Business

Unemployment in the East of England rose by 7,000 to 128,000 in the three months to June, despite the rate of those seeking work across the country falling to its lowest since 1975.

The land, property and construction sectors would benefit from more women employees, a Bury St Edmunds building surveyor said as an industry body urged them to join up.

2 minutes ago

Employment across the UK has reached an all-time high, but saw a 0.6% fall in the East of England, according to latest figures.

A growing East of England-based facilities management firm is celebrating further expansion after acquiring a security business.

Shareholder rebellions are leading some of Britain’s biggest listed firms to rein in bloated executive pay.