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In his second column, Jordan Barry, of Debenham, the new Suffolk New College student president, reflects on student tuition fees.

A small school which cares about every individual. That’s the motto espoused by Mark Barrow, the relatively new headteacher of Ixworth Free School.

A former Olympic silver medallist and double world champion returned to Suffolk to promote the Great East Swim and celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The University of Suffolk’s ability to recruit international students and staff has significantly improved since it gained independent status, its recruitment chief has said.

The headteacher and deputy headteacher of Beccles Free School are stepping down at Easter, it has been announced. David Lees, headteacher of Saxmundham Free School, has been appointed as the new headteacher of Beccles Free School, and will lead both schools, which are part of the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust.

A London multi-academy trust which runs three schools in Ipswich has appointed a successor to its former “inspirational” chief executive who died last year.

Flooding is possible in parts of Suffolk today, the Environment Agency is warning, following the recent heavy snow.

Three schools have closed in Ipswich and Colchester today after extreme weather caused burst pipes.

The warning comes after 256 schools out of 324 closed in Suffolk today – just under the 279 figure on Wednesday. It was 357 in Essex, a fall from 392.

The A120 was closed earlier today after a car reportedly “exploded” into flames in north Essex.

More than 550 schools in Suffolk and Essex closed this morning – and several more which managed to open are now closing this lunchtime or early afternoon. Check here to see if your child’s school is open or closed (constantly updated).

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

If you are able to enjoy safely the snow again in Suffolk and Essex today, then please send us your scenic photos which we will endeavour to include in this photo gallery.

Primary school headteachers in Ipswich have defended their decisions to stay open today – and praised the “amazing” commitment of staff.

Heavy snow is causing misery for travellers but allowing others to take “beautiful” photos across the region this morning. Email your photos here or tag us on social media.

Due to severe weather, services running across the whole Greater Anglia network will be cancelled, delayed or revised, the train operator has announced.

The new headteacher of an under-performing secondary school in Ipswich has vowed to restore its reputation and make it the best school in the town.

Widespread snow has been forecast for Suffolk and Essex this week, starting this morning. Find out here if your local school in Suffolk or Essex has been forced to close fully or partially.

Three people are due to appear in court on Monday after an elderly woman had her handbag stolen in Felixstowe town centre on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash at a busy junction in Ipswich on Sunday night.

A man has been bailed after a jogger was allegedly attacked in an area of woodland near Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.

World-leading social science research at the University of Essex has been recognised with the presentation of a prestigious award at Buckingham Palace.

Major roadworks in Suffolk and Essex this week will bring partial and full closures to busy routes including the A14, A12, A120 and A47.

A fire broke out at a block of flats on Saturday night next door to an Essex wine bar which sustained serious damage in a blaze on Friday.

Firefighters tacked two separate blazes in Suffolk on Saturday evening.

A 62-year-old woman reported missing to police who was believed to be in the Norfolk or Suffolk area has returned home, police have said.

A car which “dangerously” overtook a number of vehicles in Braintree was chased by police today.

So-called ‘fat cat’ pay of some academy trust chiefs running schools in Suffolk has been called into question again amid calls for salaries to reflect performance.

A Suffolk village primary school threatened with closure after student numbers fell to just 19 has been saved, it has been announced today.

Copleston High School has received an updated Ofsted rating after the education watchdog visited for the first time since 2013. See the full report here and the principal’s reaction.

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

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