The brothers of a 22-year-old who went missing on a ferry off the Suffolk coast four decades ago have revealed how the grief of his disappearance tore their family apart.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is prepared to join a number of other MPs in not taking part in unconscious bias training – branding it ‘patronising’ and a waste of time and money.

Heavy traffic is building up on the A12 approach to the Copdock interchange after a crash between two cars and a trailer.

The UK could be facing 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid October - and 200 deaths a day by mid November, the government has warned.

Pupils at a primary school in Martlesham have been selling their home grown produce to the community - and their veggies are so popular they are usually sold out within an hour.

Parents of children with special needs have faced major disruption over the first weeks of school, including missing entire days, as their transport has failed to show up.

Hopeless romantic Dawn Woolard from Ipswich is set to appear on First Dates this month - her second attempt at finding love on a TV show.

Parents and carers in Suffolk will soon need to apply for primary and secondary school places for children due to start in September 2021.

A six-month-old orphaned hedgehog, found abandoned in a Suffolk garden, has found a new home where she will get to meet lots of new friends.

A brand new outdoor vegan market is being held today on Ipswich’s Cornhill after organisers saw a rise in the demand for more local free-from goods.

A growing number of local lockdowns are being imposed as coronavirus rates continue to grow across the country - but there are fears residents could travel to Suffolk to escape the tough restrictions.

The owner of an Ipswich dance school has been running the world’s oldest and most famous ballroom dance competition online, with Strictly Come Dancing judges, after an unusual turn of events.

The New Wolsey Theatre has launched a series of workshops with young people to make use of the empty stage and resources while the theatre stays closed to performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Suffolk coast has been hit by fresh winds today as temperatures on the beaches stay cool.

Each year the St Elizabeth Hospice Midnight Walk draws crowds of thousands to the streets of Ipswich - and tonight the event is back tonight for the 15th year, with a few changes.

Lucky students from a Suffolk college met the famed host of the Antiques Roadshow when it came to Christchurch Park last week, with backstage passes to see the magic in action.

The results of an independent investigation of the Strep A outbreak in Essex, which killed 15 people last year, have revealed failings in care due to staff shortages and poor training.

A recently formed activist group in support of nuclear energy as the answer to the climate crisis, held a beach party protest last weekend in support of Sizewell C.

An adder in a ssss-pot of bother in a Saxmundham garden had to be rescued by the RSPCA.

A 51-year-old woman from Ipswich who was reported missing has been found, police have confirmed.

A widow from Colchester is taking on an ancient challenge to walk the length of a Roman route across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, tracing a story handed down through generations of her family.

Tests to determine whether the Orwell Bridge could stay open during high winds are expected to be finished by the end of September, it has been confirmed.

People in Suffolk have been given an opportunity to have their say on proposed plans for a multi-million pound business park to be built off the A14.

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Ipswich after a car hit a former church.

A woman has died after being involved in a collision with a bus in Braintree earlier today.

Norwich Road in Ipswich was partially blocked earlier this evening after two sheds, a fence and area of undergrowth caught fire in a garden.

A drugs suspect who tried to flee from police in Bury St Edmunds was chased into a nearby home after officers pounced in an operation that saw four people arrested.

Police are at the scene of a serious collision between a woman and a bus in Braintree today.

A spotlight is being shone on an Ipswich boutique which has been selected to take part in a national campaign highlighting inspiring small businesses.

Suffolk families have been told to travel hundreds of miles for Covid testing or that there aren’t any available at all – this is what happened when we tried to see if it was possible to book one.

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