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With the new West Suffolk Council just days away from hitting the ground running, Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what the changes mean on a practical level for homes in the west of the county.

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Today we say happy birthday to Ipswich’s Fore Street Pool - to mark the occasion readers have been sending in their memories of the venue.

More than £1,000,000 has been awarded to Suffolk and Essex coastal community projects as part of the latest round of government grants.

Yesterday, 22:32

Sudbury could receive funding to transform its town centre after the council made a bid for a slice of a government funding pot.

Yesterday, 20:09

Pop rock band The Hoosiers have been confirmed to play at a popular music festival held in memory of a Sudbury teenager.

Yesterday, 19:30

The winners of our Books for Schools campaign have been announced.

From bin collections to leisure centre fees, the new East Suffolk Council will oversee services in coastal communities from April. Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what changes you need to know

Yesterday, 19:02

One lane of the A14 near Woolpit was closed after a car fire on the carriageway on Friday.

Yesterday, 18:00

Margaret Thick was a Woodbridge district nurse and also worked at Ipswich Hospital. Her funeral is on April 1

Yesterday, 17:38

Being outside in the freezing cold, with just a sleeping bag and a cardboard mat for company, might not sound like an ideal night out.

Yesterday, 17:29

Ipswich Town footballer Jordan Roberts has been hit with six penalty points on his licence for driving at more than twice the speed limit near the club’s Portman Road ground.

Yesterday, 17:17

A scammer who targeted a cashpoint in Newmarket town centre has prompted a warning about fraudsters in West Suffolk.

Yesterday, 17:10

Two people have been re-arrested in connection with the death of 32-year-old Daniel Saunders in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 21:37

A parked car in Ipswich had its back window smashed last weekend, causing £150 worth of damage.

Yesterday, 16:30

Three alternative education schools in Ipswich have maintained their “good” rating from Ofsted.

Yesterday, 16:16

Motorists have been warned of possible disruption on the A14 tonight by slow-moving lorries protesting over Brexit.

Yesterday, 19:30

A special visitor has arrived at the East Anglian Railway Museum to attract visitors over the next two weeks.

Yesterday, 19:30

A teenage brain injury survivor from Ipswich will take on a 30 mile challenge for Headway using his specially-adapted wheelchair bike.

Yesterday, 17:32

A 15-year-old girl has appeared at Ipswich youth court following a string of offences in the town.

Yesterday, 16:30

A remarkable volunteer with IO Radio of Ipswich who has defied a terminal heart condition has received a special award recognising his work in the community.

She’s Fornham St Genevieve’s very own bogeywoman, a shadowy figure that lurks close to the ghost gates of a country estate which no longer exists, but which was built on the bloodied grounds where thousands lost their lives.

Politics

With the new West Suffolk Council just days away from hitting the ground running, Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what the changes mean on a practical level for homes in the west of the county.

Yesterday, 22:32

Sudbury could receive funding to transform its town centre after the council made a bid for a slice of a government funding pot.

From bin collections to leisure centre fees, the new East Suffolk Council will oversee services in coastal communities from April. Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what changes you need to know

Senior officers across Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs service are to be held to account for its failings, it has emerged.

Failing to back calls to form a dedicated task force for improving outcomes of Suffolk’s girls has been dubbed a “major step backwards for gender equality”.

Features

Yesterday, 18:00

Margaret Thick was a Woodbridge district nurse and also worked at Ipswich Hospital. Her funeral is on April 1

Yesterday, 14:32

Well, he could be! But what East Anglian poet Luke Wright is actually doing is bringing his show to Norwich Playhouse on March 30. Here, he tells Gina Long MBE the things he loves and hates about living here...

Yesterday, 10:00

Buy 25 lily bulbs in a range of colours for less than £20.

Yesterday, 14:58

Hardy annuals can be sown in pots or modules to provide colour in the garden. Annual grasses can be fun to try too: Briza maxima, Lagurus ovatus and Hordeum jubatum are examples. In mild areas with light soil, we can sow directly outside by marking out irregularly-shaped seedbeds and broadcasting “drifts” of different seed to give a more natural look.

Thu, 12:28

The new Audi A1 has been given a mean-looking facelift and an upgrade to the brilliant MQB platform. We take a better look…

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Environment news

Yesterday, 07:30

Overwhelming agreement to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Thu, 15:38

Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre is going green and saving money by installing low-energy lightbulbs in the centre.

Thu, 12:12

Celebrities, artists, business figures and broadcasters - including actor Bill Nighy, sculptor Maggi Hambling and Latitude Festival’s Melvin Benn - have written an open letter arguing that building Sizewell C will have a “devastating” impact on protected sites.

Thu, 07:00

Sackers in Great Blakenham has gone global and is feeding the demand for copper and steel from India and China.

Wed, 16:36

People urged to help build a vision for a wilder Suffolk at summer event.

Business

Yesterday, 19:00

The Mad House is catering for special diets and has a “crazy” design inside.

Yesterday, 17:08

A German-owned agricultural company based in Suffolk is set to continue to invest in the UK – whatever the outcome of the UK’s Brexit crisis, says its UK and Ireland boss.

Yesterday, 11:49

Regional electronics retailer says it has received a “highly attractive” offer for its premises.

Yesterday, 10:16

A prestigious menswear retailer is set to shut its doors in Lowestoft after 50 years of trading.

Yesterday, 08:19

A new multi-storey car park, new buses, additional security staff, more phone charging points and extra water filling stations are being unveiled at an Essex airport ahead of the busy summer season.