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A huge 83 million square metres of wrapping paper are chucked away every Christmas, along with millions of Christmas cards, Christmas trees, decorations, and tonnes of food – so how can we cut down on waste in Suffolk this Christmas?

A number of houses have already decked their front gardens with thousands of festive lights to raise money for St Elizabeth Hopsice – could you join in on their Christmas trail?

The packed audience had battled through persistent rain and gridlocked traffic to see Jason Manford at the Regent last night and, my goodness, it was worth every hard-fought mile.

An Ipswich couple who decorate their house with Christimas lights to raise money for charity have been left devastated after their illuminated Santa was stolen by late-night thieves.

A Spitfire flypast which was set to replicate a historic flight over Tiptree has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

From traditional Christmas trees to the controversial blue bauble creation, Ipswich town centre has seen it all. Here we take a look back at how the Cornhill has been lit up over the years.

Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Or perhaps you need to do a last minute dash for some pigs in blankets? Here are all the opening times you need to know for Suffolk and Essex supermarkets this Christmas.

As Suffolk and Essex police launch their annual campaign to crack down on drink driving this Christmas, what incentives are on offer for those staying away from alcohol?

Mulled wine, ice skating and more than 25 stalls will provide festive fun at a two-day Christmas event in Leiston.

A male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries after two cars collided in Ufford.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of power tools were stolen from vans in Felixstowe, Trimley St Mary and Martlesham.

Three fire engines have been called to a two vehicle crash in Ufford this evening along the B1438.

People are being invited down to Jimmy’s Farm for some Christmas cheer at their biggest festive fayre yet – featuring more than 80 stalls, donkey rides, and live entertainment in the countdown to Christmas.

A Christmas Food Fayre received its biggest turnout yet after former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull made a special guest appearance.

Christmas jumper season is fast approaching and the flamboyant festive designs are a fashion-must have for most Christmas parties – but have you got yours?

Suffolk is home to some big name celebrities including global phenomenon Ed Sheeran and now a new wave of stars are being created thanks to their growing popularity on YouTube - here we meet four of the up-and-coming names who between then have 3.4 million subscribers.

Dog shaped cookies, party hats and dog brew were served at the ‘Dog’s Deli’ in Grundisburgh where punters and pooches gathered to celebrate the pub being voted the most dog-friendly in the country.

A new “super-budget” hotel offering rooms as cheap as £9.99 a night is set to open at the former Groove nightclub in Ipswich town centre.

An Ipswich woman has opened a cake and craft shop named ‘Vinny’s’ in memory of her husband who died suddenly in August this year.

A gingerbread cottage tucked away in Suffolk with its own meadows has been ranked one of the top spots to shoot the perfect Instagram snap.

After a successful four years in Colchester, the Three Wise Monkeys have today opened its doors in Ipswich with four floors of great food and live music.

Sale signs adorn shop windows, shoppers are draped with bags and a number of vans are frantically restocking shops – Black Friday has officially arrived in Ipswich.

After nine years of supplying Ipswich with hearty plant-based foods, Museum Street Cafe is making its move to a new location in the town.

Ice skating has become a staple tradition for many families at Christmas and pop-up ice rinks are set to appear everywhere from Felixstowe, where skating is free, to Newmarket.

More than 20,000 people are expected to come to Ipswich next autumn for two days of free visual art and vibrant street food.

Eagle-eyed shoppers will have noticed that the former Grimwade’s store in Ipswich town centre is fast transforming, and Pret A Manger will soon be opening their first store in town.

Table tennis, jamaoke sessions and a ‘Quizzee Rascal Wednesday’ are all on offer at new Waterfront bar Wiff Waff opening tonight (Friday).

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has admitted he has no immediate plans to release an album and will go on his second year-long blackout once his tour finishes as he spoke out about his mental health battles.

A young musician is urging other teenagers to learn to respect one another after she suffered at the hands of bullies.

Martin Roberts had nothing but praise for Ipswich after he visited with the film crew from BBC series, Homes Under The Hammer this week.

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