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Health leaders across Suffolk and north Essex have issued a hard-hitting message to motorists – warning them that a moment of distraction can lead to death or permanent disability in the blink of an eye.

Ahead of the chancellor’s Autumn Budget on Wednesday, here are the answers to some key questions.

Popular countryside TV presenter Jules Hudson is in Ipswich , this week, to talk about his enthusiasm for rural life and his schooldays.

A drop in real wages and uncertainty around Brexit could result in the first fall in Christmas spending for five years, new research suggests.

With the Association of Optometrists calling for a law change on eyesight tests for drivers, motoring editor Andy Russell recalls how he found out he needed glasses.

With just over a month to go to the big day, the Christmas lights are going on across Norfolk and Suffolk – and at each sparkling event over the weekend November 24-26, there is family fun for free

Having returned from Diss, a charming place which I never mind visiting, I came home with much to think about, writes Martin Newell.

It’s Saturday, November 18 - less than a week to go until the annual round of stupidity that is Black Friday.

An Ipswich foodbank is calling on schools, families, companies and individuals to donate everything they can this winter to help more than 2,000 people already on their Christmas list.

Volunteers are being urged to get involved with a project which will bring the history of the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds to life.

Thousands of people turned out for festive light switch-on events in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

November 20 is St Edmund’s Day, the feast day of the ‘last king of East Anglia’ and – some would say – England’s proper patron saint. But where do his bones lie? Trevor Heaton explores the twists and turns of a centuries-old mystery.

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our East Anglia news round-up quiz.

There are plenty of reasons to be positive heading into Ipswich Town’s clash with Hull City.

The Children in Need 2017 charity event has raised more than £50.1 million in another record-breaking year.

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, whose Battle of the Somme book has just been published as a paperback, highlights a vivid record of the Somme written by a young private in the Suffolk Regiment.

A Co-op store in Ipswich has hosted a roadshow event as part of a campaign to protect shopworkers from anti-social behaviour.

Brewer Adnams collaborates with the Yeastie Boys.

Suffolk farmers must help shape a post-Brexit farming and environmental policy which will enable them to grow food, protect wildlife and safeguard animal welfare, they were told this week.

Organisers of a game developers conference in Ipswich hope the event will help establish the business sector in the town.

Farm profitability is “crucial” if conservation efforts are to be embraced in a post-Brexit world, a leading conservationist told a conference in Ipswich this week.

A bank worker who was jailed for his part in a fraud which targeted the mailboxes of wealthy apartment residents has today been ordered to pay an £18,000 confiscation order.

A Colchester councillor took a public HIV test to raise awareness for National HIV Testing Week.

Ed Sheeran has shared a video of himself playing music as a child as part of his collaboration with charity Hope and Homes for Children charity.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

GOODS VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENCE Masstock Arable (UK) Ltd trading as Agrii of Larkwhistle Farm Works, Larkwhistle Farm Road, Micheldever Station, Hants. S021 3BG is applying to change an existing licence

More businesses in the East of England are showing signs of growth than the national average, but wider indicators suggest “a new phase of the economic cycle” may have started.

A former food store in Woodbridge is set to become home to a high street outdoor shop.

A new proposal to shake up local government, creating a unitary authority in Suffolk, is set to be discussed by council leaders from across England next week.

Stressed nurses have been forced to take out payday loans, borrow from friends and take on extra hours to supplement their wages, a new poll suggests.

Bury St Edmunds will be honouring the original patron saint of England St Edmund with four days of celebrations.

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