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A sunny day on the beach and promenade in Southwold - the town has been boosted by coastal communities status. 
Picture: James Bass

Two communities in Suffolk have been awarded special status as part of a national project to drive forward future economic growth and prosperity in coastal areas.

Morrisons Petrol Station at Sproughton, Ipswich

Motorists in Suffolk and Essex who use Morrisons petrol stations may find the pumps run dry next month if a dispute over a driver’s pay leads to industrial action.

As part of the new franchise agreement towns on the east Suffolk line will regain a direct service to London Liverpool Street.

Sizewell C could be the “catalyst” to improvements on the East Suffolk railway line, the rail minister has said.

John Hayes, roads minister, presented with a petition from businesses calling for improvements to the A120 by George Kieffer, chairman of the Haven Gateway. Photo: James Fletcher Photography

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

Police at the scene of the armed raid in Clacton

Detectives investigating a “very frightening” attempted armed robbery at a north Essex supermarket in which shots were fired have recovered a car used by the suspects.

Gotelee Solicitors Christmas fundraising helps Somersham Ward support group

Solicitors Christmas fundraising brings a boost for cancer patients on Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital

The launch of the trial at Sudbury fire station

Lives have been saved as a result of a pilot scheme which has seen cardiac arrest emergencies in parts of the county dealt with by firefighters.

Tesco at Clacton - the scene of an armed raid

Shots were fired during an attempted robbery on a Tesco supermarket in Clacton-On-Sea today.

Staff from FACTS (Felixstowe Area Community Transport Scheme) helping a person in a wheelchair into the service's minibus via the rear lift.

Nine community projects in Felixstowe have been bolstered by grants worth more than £7,500.

The Blue Cross rehoming centre in Wherstead, Ipswich, has helped over 800 animals find a new home since moving to its new premises a year ago. Pictured: Georgina Maples with Spot.

It is a sight which never gets old for Andy Gillon, happy and fresh-faced owners turning up to rehome a beloved new pet.

The UK's unemployment total is now at its lowest for more than 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest for more than a decade, according to official figures, despite the number of people in work also declining slightly.

Guy Smith, vice president of the National Farmers' Union

Ten per cent of farmers have still not been paid their subsidies for 2016, a survey suggests.

Matthew Kersey and Tanya Boyd in happier times

A domestic violence victim assaulted by her partner when she was 25 weeks pregnant with their child said she has been left traumatised by his actions.

Station Road in Trimley, close to where a lorry went into an electricity pole. Image: Peter Wiles

Service is still to be restored to the final remaining customers whose power was cut off after a lorry collided with an electricity pole last night.

Diandra Orodan, Gary Cattermole, Jaime Johnson and Oliver Newton of The Survey Initiative

Employee research consultancy The Survey Initiative is expanding its operation by relocating to larger premises and recruiting two new members of staff.

Ipswich Crown Court.

The Harwich grandmother of a woman who claims she was raped by a man while she was in bed with her has told a court she hid under her bedcovers when she saw a man in her bedroom.

Shelton Alexander, 23, of Nelson Road, Tower Hamlets, has been jailed for more than three years

A drug dealer who was arrested in Clacton twice in less than three weeks has been jailed for more than three years.

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A study by Pets at Home found that 45 per cent of dogs in Cliftonville are overweight

Maggie Scorer with her dog Oscar on the 
beach at Thorpeness.
Maggie has raised concerns about the state of the clifftop , just days before a man was tragically killed in a landslide.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk’s coastline could suffer more tragedies like the one which claimed a man’s life on Saturday, unless action is taken to address the growing dangers of erosion.

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