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08:18

A lightning strike that caused an explosion in a bungalow has robbed a family of their home after thunderstorms in Suffolk overnight.

35 minutes ago

Power has been restored to homes in Suffolk after overnight thunderstorms hit the county damaging cables.

Plans for 136 homes in Glemsford dubbed "unacceptable" and "inappropriate" have been refused after hundreds of people objected.

A Suffolk couple are getting ready for the "adventure of a lifetime" which will see them drive 3,500 miles in 21 days across India - in a Morgan three-wheeler.

11:28

This is your first point of call for all the latest news across Suffolk and Essex.

A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

11:09

Officials at RAF Mildenhall have confirmed that an emergency landing by a B-52 was caused by an engine fire.

10:38

These stunning images of lightning and thunderclouds have been sent in by readers after almost 8,000 lightning strikes hit Suffolk and Essex overnight.

A Suffolk coffee brand has opened its first café in Chelmsford, inside a newly-refurbished leisure centre. Paddy & Scott's, based at Earl Soham, near Framlingham, launched the 100-cover fuelling station inside Riverside Leisure Centre, which reopened on in June following a £40m facelift.

10:21

It's National Loneliness Awareness Week and these services in Suffolk are just at the end of the phone

09:24

Consumer protection officials have issued advice to shoppers following reports of unauthorised perfume sellers flogging fragrances from carrier bags in Ipswich town centre.

08:16

A broken down freight train and a signalling fault is causing disruption on rail services in Suffolk.

60 minutes ago

A man has been charged in connection with a number of incidents which saw objects thrown at vehicles across the region.

07:30

An Ipswich woman has admitted stashing tens of thousands of pounds into her own bank account while hired to handle the finances of a Suffolk swimming school.

The rapid growth of internet shopping is changing the retail landscape. And in Ipswich it is changing the actual landscape as well.

07:15

Thousands of easyJet passengers setting off from London Stansted this summer could face "severe disruption" if check-in staff go ahead with a proposed strike.

11:38

Hundreds of people are expected to line up in a popular park as an inaugural event takes centre stage.

06:45

A man who hid drugs in a crisp packet while visiting his brother at a Suffolk prison has been jailed for 16 weeks.

10:58

Businesses across Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation's 30:30 challenge.

10:48

A council has urged householders to check whether their bins have been emptied after some bin collections did not take place as scheduled.

09:36

Firefighters tackled a bin blaze after they were alerted to a fire in the open.

Politics

Plans for 136 homes in Glemsford dubbed "unacceptable" and "inappropriate" have been refused after hundreds of people objected.

Yesterday, 21:03

The final five candidates in the Conservative leadership contest had their say in a lively televised debate this evening. Who do you think took the crown?

Yesterday, 19:30

West Suffolk Council has announced plans for a taskforce to look at opportunities and issues in rural areas.

Yesterday, 18:14

A Brexiteer determined to keep no deal on the table is the only candidate to be eliminated from the Tory leadership contest this evening.

Bus passengers in rural communities could be left out after Suffolk County Council announced it would be axing its subsidy following a review of bus usage.

Features

10:21

It's National Loneliness Awareness Week and these services in Suffolk are just at the end of the phone

Yesterday, 14:59

What is your connection to East Anglia?

Mon, 15:50

Sizewell C has appointed a land agents to work with it to build a "positive relationship" with land and property owners around the planned nuclear power plant.

Mon, 13:20

Fashion students showed off their creative flair by creating 'zero waste' outfits out of old clothes as part of their degree.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

An aptly-named pocket of ancient woodland close to a Suffolk beauty spot has gone on the market with a guide price of £300K.

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Yesterday, 20:42

Only a tiny fraction of businesses are aware of the potential of electric freight transport, a straw poll at a conference in Ipswich suggests.

Yesterday, 19:30

Sunnyfields Honey & Home in north Essex offers visitors a bee's-eye view of the world

Yesterday, 13:58

Suffolk Wildlife Trust hails success of event aimed at sparking debate about the state of the region's natural world.

Yesterday, 07:30

In June 2018 black beetles swarmed in Suffolk, leaving residents covered in bugs - will they return to East Anglia in 2019?

Saturday, June 15, 2019

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

Business

A Suffolk coffee brand has opened its first café in Chelmsford, inside a newly-refurbished leisure centre. Paddy & Scott's, based at Earl Soham, near Framlingham, launched the 100-cover fuelling station inside Riverside Leisure Centre, which reopened on in June following a £40m facelift.

09:24

Consumer protection officials have issued advice to shoppers following reports of unauthorised perfume sellers flogging fragrances from carrier bags in Ipswich town centre.

07:15

Thousands of easyJet passengers setting off from London Stansted this summer could face "severe disruption" if check-in staff go ahead with a proposed strike.

The rapid growth of internet shopping is changing the retail landscape. And in Ipswich it is changing the actual landscape as well.

10:58

Businesses across Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation's 30:30 challenge.