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DIY SOS: The Big Build will get underway in Mildenhall today to help improve the home of Simon Dobbin, who was left with permanent brain damage after an unprovoked attack in March 2015.

Two men charged in connection with an attack on a homeless man, left with stab wounds to the torso and a vital organ, have been remanded in custody following their first hearing.

A Suffolk man who touched himself indecently in front of schoolgirls near a village playing field has been jailed for 15 months.

A Suffolk woman accused of throwing a heart-shaped vase at her partner causing a cut to his arm which needed 13 stitches during a Valentine’s Day row has denied being responsible for the injury.

An off-duty soldier who gave life-saving first aid to a stabbing victim in Ipswich town centre has been commended for his public spirited actions.

A survivor of domestic abuse from Ipswich is organising a fundraising effort for a charity that supported her after she was assaulted by a partner when she was pregnant with their child.

A hearing which will decide how much money the treasurer of a disability charity who stole more than £200,000 from its bank accounts will have to repay has been adjourned until December.

An Essex police officer has been cleared of assaulting a man while he was in custody at Chelmsford police station.

A Suffolk family whose lives were devastated by a ferocious attack have been “utterly overwhelmed” after a prime time TV renovation show offered to rebuild their home.

A 19-year-old man with autism who assaulted a staff member and barricaded the doors of an Ipswich care home has been ordered to pay £700 in compensation.

A 70-year-old former BT worker from Felixstowe, who was a safeguarding officer at his church, has been given a suspended prison sentence for downloading child porn.

Artefacts depicting the history of a medieval market town in Suffolk will go on show for a museum’s 60th anniversary.

Some young people see knives as being “part of their uniform”, police admit, after the latest figures showed a fresh five-year high in the crime.

Four people appeared in court following an attempted murder and aggravated burglary in Lowestoft.

A century-old tennis club in Ipswich could be the first in the world to have courts resurfaced with waste plastic – but needs your help with funding.

Improvements should be made to a north Essex road after a teenager died in a “tragic accident” when her car crashed into railings, a coroner has said.

A mother-of-two has been jailed for 21 months for an ‘extremely violent’ assault in a Lowestoft pub which left the victim blind in one eye.

A teenager charged with dangerous driving and other offences after a police pursuit in Kesgrave is due to return to court next week.

Comedian and folk singer Richard Digance has avoided a driving ban - after speeding on the Orwell Bridge - due to the hardship it could cause a Suffolk singer he is touring with.

The jury has been discharged in the case of an Ipswich man accused of a violent burglary after new evidence not disclosed to the defence was submitted by the prosecution.

A 65-year-old sheltered accommodation noise nuisance has ended up in court for the second time in two months after abusing a neighbour who complained about him.

A teenage shoplifter has been given a 12-month conditional discharge for stealing foot scrub and socks from TK Maxx in Ipswich.

A man with a gambling addiction has been spared jail after stealing items worth £311.93 from TK Maxx.

A man who sent an obscene message on Facebook to a young woman he had only known for a short time is due to be sentenced later this month.

A man who forced his way into a house in Great Notley and assaulted a couple inside has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Today the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times are calling for an end to the disturbing rise in knife crime which is wreaking havoc on communities in Suffolk and Essex.

The news that some communities in north Suffolk are to lose their county council-subsidised bus services will cause problems for very small number of people.

A drink-driver who was twice the legal limit when caught driving to buy some milk has been banned from the road for 16 months.

A shoplifting heroin addict must pay Marks and Spencer nearly £100 in compensation after stealing steaks from its Ipswich town centre store.

Six drivers have been branded grossly irresponsible and selfish after admitting drink or drug-driving-related offences when they appeared before Ipswich magistrates yesterday morning.

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