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Emily Townsend

Senior reporter

Under-pressure foodbanks battled record demand and answered crisis calls around the clock this Christmas and New Year – as more people than ever before faced hardship in Suffolk and north Essex.

A baby girl from Essex with an extremely rare gene condition could be one of just 18 children in the world living with it, her family has revealed.

A 19-year-old suffered serious stab wounds in an attack moments after a large fight broke out in a busy town centre, police believe.

One of Ipswich’s most prominent buildings has a new owner, and we can exclusively reveal their identity today.

A framed photo of the royal wedding, a barrister’s gown and wig and a box full of love notes dating back to the 1940s are among unusual treasures left behind at an Ipswich hotel chain.

Fly-tipping is a blight on people’s lives and authorities will come down hard on those who repeatedly leave streets in a mess.

Make the right call – that’s the plea to patients needing to use our NHS as winter pressures start to hit.

More than a third of children and young people in Suffolk do less than half an hour of physical activity a day, according to government research.

A total of 52 people died in road crashes in Essex this year, up from 46 in 2017, according to new police statistics.

Up to seven police cars were spotted at Ipswich’s Old Cattle Market bus station this afternoon following reports of a man with an axe.

Two public health chiefs in our region received pay packages of more than £150,000 last year, it has emerged.

Tens of thousands of Suffolk and Essex women missed their last screening for breast cancer, according to data branded “troubling” by experts.

Babies and toddlers embraced the Christmas spirit during a week of festive classes helping mums to relax away from the seasonal pressures.

Pictures have emerged showing damage to an historic village pub in mid Suffolk after an early morning crash.

A murder investigation is under way in Ipswich today after a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight.

Police dealt with three reported stabbings in Ipswich today in less than 12 hours, officers have confirmed.

A man has died following a stabbing in Ipswich, sparking a murder investigation.

Armed police have shut off a residential street in Ipswich following reports of a stabbing.

A Suffolk mum-of-three subjected to a campaign of online harassment by her ex-partner said people spat and swore at her in the street and boycotted her business over the ordeal.

People living in an Ipswich apartment block say they are in the dark over whether cladding which has failed a fire test will be removed.

A Suffolk MP will join calls to abolish the region’s mental health trust unless there is clear evidence of significant improvement by the end of January, it has emerged.

MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged.

A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned.

Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said.

West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

The only way forward for mental health services in Suffolk is to adopt a radical strategy distanced from its failing NHS trust.

A young Ipswich mother under the care of Suffolk mental health services revealed she is scared to have more children after an 18-month battle with postnatal depression.

A pupil suspended from Ipswich’s Stoke High School after classmates said he may be as old as 30 is actually an adult, it has been reported.

Emergency services are at the scene of a major incident at in Haverhill, where searches are understood to be under way for a person trapped at a business park.

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