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A night shelter for the homeless in west Suffolk will not be opened over the winter months, the council has revealed.

The Christmas lights in a picturesque Suffolk village have suffered from “continued vandalism” and will not be replaced should any further damage take place.

It has been quite the year for Suffolk 13-year-old singer/songwriter Phoebe Austin following a series of musical highlights in 2018.

Organisers of the Lavenham Christmas Fair have hailed the event as “the best yet” as record numbers of people descended on the village for the festivities.

A “one man dynamo” who organises a lowland game shoot in Suffolk has been recognised for his success with a prestigious award.

She has been a campaigner, teacher, journalist, restaurateur, writer and viticulturist – but now Lady Carla Carlisle is to become a patron of Ixworth Library.

An Ipswich trader previously prosecuted for selling illegal tobacco has been told he must repay £14,600 in the next three months.

A man who headbutted a police officer and shouted abuse at three paramedics responding to an emergency call in Halstead has been jailed.

West Suffolk Hospital is to get £13m to redevelop its emergency department, while East of England Ambulance Service gets an £18m boost.

Updated Man injured in Ipswich town centre

Friday, December 7, 2018

A man was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries in Ipswich town centre this evening.

A gang of fraudsters who “brainwashed” elderly victims into paying thousands of pounds for unneccesary work to their homes have been jailed for a total of more than 16 years.

The chief executive of West Suffolk Hospital described the £13.4million of funding to improve its emergency department as an “early Christmas present for patients and staff”.

A restaurant manager has been jailed for raping a teenage girl and sexually assaulting another.

A wedding ring and diamond necklace have been stolen from a house in Ipswich following a burglary.

Emergency services attended a crash between a car and a motorbike in Haverhill this afternoon.

A record number of Christmas trees are being showcased in Sudbury over five days and people are being encouraged to visit the town’s annual festival.

A new 60-bed care home in Newmarket which has been approved by council planners “will ensure elderly people can be cared for close to family and friends”, according to the developer.

A soldier’s World War One medal has been reunited with his family 100 years on after being found by a metal detectorist in Suffolk.

A new support team to combat homelessness in west Suffolk has contributed to a reduction in the number of rough sleepers in the area, the council has revealed.

A popular Christmas tree collection service in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas which raises money for charity will return in January.

A Suffolk man embroiled in a bitter custody battle to bring his grandchildren to the UK from China where his son was murdered says it will be “heart-breaking” to lose the case.

A historic 17th century pub near Newmarket – which was destroyed by fire earlier this year – is to be rebuilt, its owners have announced.

A report – which led to the decision to shelve plans for a bypass in Sudbury – has been published today.

New plans for a 60-bed care home in Newmarket are set to go before council planners after a previous application was thrown out.

A group of die-hard Doctor Who fans raised nearly £2,500 for charity through a memorabilia stall at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.

An Essex slimmer who used to struggle to walk yards to the shops in her home town has lost more than five and a half stone after changing her lifestyle.

With Christmas fast approaching, we are asking readers about their payment habits when buying items in shops or settling bills in restaurants.

Restored bells at a Suffolk church – which sounded for the first time in 200 years on Remembrance Sunday – have been dedicated at a special service.

Campaigners fighting plans for 150 new homes in a Suffolk village are preparing for the battle to continue after the developer lodged an appeal.

Drivers are being warned to remain alert as the number of vehicles involved in collisions with deer continues to rise.

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