Emily Townsend

Senior reporter

Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged.

Icy weather is on its way to Suffolk and north Essex - with parts of East Anglia set to endure plunging temperatures of as low as -5C.

Police remain at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Foxhall Road near Ipswich, which has seen a man taken to hospital.

Police want the public's help in tracing a 47-year-old man who has been missing from his Suffolk home since the start of January.

There are long queues on the A12 southbound this afternoon after a car with smashed windscreen stopped in the carriageway.

The mother of a 21-year-old fashion student who killed himself after being released from a mental health hospital is "astonished" that Suffolk's mental health trust has been kept in 'special measures' for so long.

The struggling mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk remains in special measures - despite a watchdog lifting it from the lowest possible rating of 'inadequate' to 'requires improvement' in a new inspection report.

Health secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to support Norfolk and Suffolk's struggling mental health trust and bring it out of special measures.

Families, parents and carers angry at the state of children and young adult mental health services in Suffolk have penned a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock demanding urgent change.

There has been a spike in babies - including newborns - being taken into care in Suffolk over the last year, it has been revealed.

Forensic officers have been carrying out investigations at an Ipswich house after a man suffered a puncture wound in a "targeted" attack.

High winds with gusts of up to 60mph are expected to batter Suffolk this week - and Highways England chiefs say if they are strong enough, the Orwell Bridge may have to close.

Major roadworks projects booked for this week could spark disruption for Suffolk and Essex motorists, on routes such as the A14 and A12.

Gifts offered to Suffolk police officers in recent years have been revealed - with a signed photograph of Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth worth just £5 among the more unusual items.

The dramatic moment an explosion rocked Felixstowe docks and shook homes seven miles away has been caught on camera.

A loud bang has shaken homes in Felixstowe after a gas tank exploded at the port.

These striking photographs captured by readers show the January full moon - commonly known as the 'wolf moon' in all its lunar glory.

Retail giant Debenhams is set to close 19 of its stores in January - including some in East Anglia.

Seven fire engines, police and ambulance crews were sent to a swimming pool and sports centre near Newmarket over reports of an incident involving 'hazardous materials'.

The father of a young mum who suffered a brain injury after giving birth at Ipswich Hospital feels not enough has been done to address safety concerns in the four-and-a-half years since the incident.

The mother of a 20-year-old who died in an Essex mental health facility has successfully fought for an investigation report into his case to be made public.

A&E waiting times at Suffolk and Essex hospitals are increasing - with the region's biggest NHS trust recording one of the worst figures on record for patients seen within four hours.

More than one in four children and young people referred to specialist mental health services in the east of England are turned away, according to a new report.

Suffolk Constabulary has one of the lowest levels of public confidence in the country, it has emerged.

Major proposals to transform Sudbury in 2020 and beyond are set to be showcased at a public exhibition.

The boss of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is "disappointed" after the NHS trust running them was rated 'requires improvement' by a watchdog - but feels it is no reflection on 2018's merger.

Suffolk police say a roundabout connecting the A140 and A14 near Coddenham is expected to be closed overnight while officers work to recover an overturned lorry.

A four-year-old boy killed in a suspected murder/suicide in Suffolk was found by his father after his mother took her own life, an inquest heard.

Three East Anglian universities have seen an increase in students dropping out - with the University of Suffolk recording the biggest rise in the region.

Billions of people search Google every single day - but how many of those terms related to Ipswich in 2019?

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