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Emily Townsend

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Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 27-year-old man from Ipswich.

Welcome to the live news feed for this weekend, bringing you the latest travel, weather, fire and crime stories from across Suffolk and north Essex.

An 18-year-old woman was dragged into a car park and raped in Ipswich town centre overnight, police have said.

Thunder and lightning could strike in Suffolk and north Essex today, weather forecasters are warning.

Firefighters and paramedics have helped to free two people who became trapped in their vehicle after a crash on the A12 in Essex.

Can you help Suffolk police find missing Brian Nunn, from Leiston?

One lane of the A14 westbound near Elmswell is shut this morning after a car left the carriageway.

Nearly three times as many people have been killed on Suffolk's roads in the first half of 2019 than in the same period last year, it has emerged.

Driving Instructors in Suffolk have raised concerns after a string of practical tests were cancelled in the Ipswich area.

Colchester Foodbank has moved into a bigger premises to help feed a growing number of people in crisis - and bosses are using the new space to prepare a "crisis response" for Brexit.

Passengers reported chaos on Greater Anglia services this afternoon after a police incident disrupted services through Bury St Edmunds.

Parents across Suffolk and north Essex are receiving their children's eagerly-awaited KS2 SATs results today.

Experts investigating an outbreak of a deadly infection in Essex say it is not linked to two earlier cases identified in the south of the county.

He was once dubbed Supercop after clocking up more than 1,000 arrests in 18 months - but now former Suffolk police sergeant Ali Livingstone has revealed why he walked away from the job he loved.

The chief executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has explained why he described north east Essex as one of the most "homophobic and racist" places in the country.

A Suffolk family fighting to stop the closure of an Ipswich mental health unit have warned "people will suffer" if vital inpatient beds are shut.

Inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities at an Ipswich-based mental health unit are due to close, it has emerged.

A woman who died in a crash in Ipswich this morning is being named by police as 57-year-old Angela Last.

Vulnerable youngsters are being "failed by the system", a parent group is warning after a watchdog identified disparities in children's mental health provision across Suffolk and Norfolk.

If you're watching Wimbledon this year, look out for Suffolk's Wendy Smith - who has been officiating at the tennis tournament since 1982.

Developers have spelled out their vision for a new drive-through restaurant, petrol station and shop near the A14 at Wherstead.

The search for missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague is the most expensive investigation Suffolk police has carried out in the last 10 years, it has been revealed.

A Colchester man treated for a rare bacterial infection is urging others to visit their doctor before it is too late after 12 people died in an outbreak of Strep A in Essex.

A professional dog-sitter from Ipswich is being hailed a hero after her quick-thinking actions helped to save a family pet's life.

Staff battling an outbreak of a deadly infection in Essex have been given antibiotics as efforts are stepped up to stop it from spreading.

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran 'relished' his time filming an advert for his beloved Heinz ketchup, new behind-the-scenes footage reveals.

Campaigners are warning that mental health services in Suffolk and Norfolk are in "meltdown" after a unit caring for people with learning disabilities was temporarily unable to admit new patients.

One of Ipswich's oldest buildings - in the heart of the town centre - could be given a new lease of life as a tattoo parlour and art studio if new plans get the green light.

Hundreds of students have signed a petition demanding urgent changes to the way the University of Essex investigates sexual assault and harassment allegations.

Knife crime campaigners in Ipswich want metal detectors and security guards rolled out at all schools in Suffolk to crack down on violence and "save more lives".

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