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There was a big attendance for Headway Suffolk’s fourth annual Neuro Conference at Kesgrave Conference Centre near Ipswich.

The newly-introduced Universal Credit has been controversial across the country, with John Major even describing it as the new poll tax.

People claiming Universal Credit in our region are struggling to feed themselves, clothe their children and keep up with rent and bills, an investigation by this newspaper has revealed.

A stunning display of more than 4,000 knitted and crocheted poppies has been unveiled in Bury St Edmunds to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

A community café has opened in west Suffolk as part of an initiative to combat loneliness and isolation.

Ipswich Basketball star Harriet Welham and Rougham Table Tennis Club stalwart Maurice Fearn were just two of the recipients of a series of accolades handed out at the West Suffolk Sports Awards.

Concerns have been raised about the possibility of another fast food takeaway at a popular parade of shops.

With the hours counting down to the 2018 West Suffolk Sports Awards the sponsors for the individual categories have been announced.

A development company owned by local authorities has been accused of “seeking to undermine” the efforts of housing associations, a councillor has said.

A 17% pay rise for Ipswich Borough Council’s chief executive has been approved this evening.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bury St Edmunds on Sunday to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

Local authorities should not expect much help from the government in this autumn’s budget – that was the blunt warning from Suffolk County Council’s finance spokesman at its cabinet meeting.

Ipswich council chief executive is set to see his salary rise by 17% if councillors agree to a new pay package at their meeting next week.

St Edmundsbury has had one of the five largest increases in the country of adults walking at least once a week, new figures have revealed.

Suffolk is now home to more than 35,000 companies for the very first time – underlining its popularity as a place to do business.

Suffolk County Council is set to pull out of a housing development company it co-founded three years ago – before it built any homes or secured any planning permissions.

A community is being invited to come together to clean up a Bury St Edmunds estate as part of an international day of action.

Almost 30% of people in Suffolk do not walk for 10 consecutive minutes a week, a new survey has revealed.

A successful Homeless and Recovery football tournament was held at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds.

Residents in west Suffolk are being urged not to miss their chance to have their say over civic leadership in the area.

A football tournament held in Bury St Edmunds to highlight the work of homelessness and substance misuse recovery services has been hailed as ‘fantastic’ by organisers.

Hundreds of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as their low wages are not enough to live on.

Homes and businesses in rural communities across Suffolk and north Essex are still suffering from a lack of 4G mobile phone coverage, according to latest figures from Ofcom.

The Every Heart Matters appeal has edged ever closer to its half way target of raising £500,000 to help create a fully integrated cardiac centre at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

Judges of the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition visited Bury St Edmunds today to see the town’s floral decoration.

A west Suffolk charity celebrated the completion of two phases of building work on their dementia hub with an opening ceremony last night.

Artists, organisers, supporters and the mayor of St Edmundsbury gathered today for the formal opening of the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk’s churches are getting out and about into the communities which they serve.

And pioneer ministry is making a difference to people’s lives.

JAMES MARSTON reports.

More than 250 athletes took part in the second Bury St Edmunds Tri Festival this year, with the support of event sponsor Greene & Greene Solicitors, and £5,000 was raised for local emergency medical charity SARS - Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

Unemployment across the eastern region fell by 7,000 between March and May as the number of people in work across the UK reached new record levels.

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