A new state of the art science, technology, engineering and maths centre in Bury St Edmunds which is hoped to create the UK's own Silicon Valley has been officially opened.

Cyril and Maria show how age is just a number and prove relationships with age gaps can last the test of time.

Businesses at Jimmy's Farm, the visitor centre owned by farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty in Wherstead, were burgled on Monday night when a key safe, cash and appliances were stolen.

A 'beautiful and courageous' toddler living with an aggressive form of cancer will be spending Christmas in hospital, her family has been told.

An elderly woman woke to find a burglar in the living room of her home, a court heard.

The lure of free pizza might seem a surefire way to bring teenagers together - but for these Ipswich girls, it is just one part of an inspiring group which makes them believe anything is possible.


A 90-year-old war veteran who as a civil servant played an important role in the creation of the NHS died after twice falling from his bed at an Ipswich community hospital, an inquest has heard.


The Salvation Army will be holding their annual Christmas lunch for the lonely and vulnerable this year - this time with extra funding from community leaders.

Traffic is building on the A14 after a lorry suffered a burst tyre on the eastbound carriageway.


Union claims its drivers didn't feel safe operating new trains being introduced by Greater Anglia have added to mounting pressure on the train operator where services have been severely disrupted in recent weeks as new rolling stock is introduced.


A car and a lorry were involved in a collision on the A12 which closed a lane and caused miles of tailbacks.


A burglar stole cash, tools and a van from a nursery providing opportunities to adults with disabilities and disadvantages.

A nursing home plunged into special measures after a watchdog spotted signs of abuse has undergone a huge transformation - and is now rated 'good' in all areas.


Suffolk police have arrested more than 20 people in the first five days of a Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

A Suffolk woman who attacked pub staff after she was asked to leave before assaulting two police officers has avoided prison.

World famous singer Mica Paris and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the guests as Bury St Edmunds held an evening to prepare for Christmas and look forward to a special celebration next year.

More than 250 homes and businesses in a Suffolk town are without electricity as engineers carry out emergency repairs to the network.


Witnesses are being sought following the theft of a JCB forklift truck from a building site.

A safety investigation has been launched after one of Greater Anglia's new trains came within a quarter of a second of ploughing into a car at a level crossing.


Firefighters have been called to a house fire which is believed to have started in the kitchen.


A man was arrested on suspicion of assault on police and a number of public order defences in a Suffolk town last night.


Developers behind plans for more than 100 homes in Sproughton have carried out fresh talks with the public.


For a day or so at the very start of the 2019 General Election campaign it looked as if Clacton could be one of THE seats to watch - but it soon became apparent that it would be just another Conservative conquest.

Yesterday, 17:57

Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has called in the police after his campaign workers said they felt intimidated by Labour activists by two hustings meetings in the constituency.


An appeal against the decision to turn down plans for a development of new homes on the edge of Eye is set to be heard in the New Year.

Yesterday, 15:15

As the 2019 General Election moves into its last few days, all the attention in Suffolk and north Essex is focussed on the area's only marginal seat - Ipswich.


Cyril and Maria show how age is just a number and prove relationships with age gaps can last the test of time.

Yesterday, 19:30

Try local gins and Christmas trifle beer at what is the town's smallest inn.

Is boarding school for your child? More and more parents are choosing this educational route for their children, increasingly aware of the benefits on offer.

Yesterday, 07:30

Independent shop owners in Ipswich and Felixstowe are hoping their festive window displays will boost footfall in their town centres over the Christmas period.

Wed, 12:30

He defied a Puritan crackdown and kept the spirit of Christmas alive

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Yesterday, 16:30

A landlord has been cleared of breaching a council notice regarding rubbish left outside two Ipswich properties.

Tue, 11:31

Ipswich has been gifted a splash of colour this winter following the arrival of wild parrots in a popular town centre park.

Mon, 09:22

A huge protest banner which read: "We need a better plan than this" was placed on the giant replica of Noah's Ark in Ipswich Waterfront.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

As the Suffolk nights grow longer, we give you the timings you need to do some stargazing - and a chance to see the International Space Station move through the sky.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A pair of cute leopard cubs who wowed the public at Colchester Zoo after their birth in September have now been named.


Farming must move with the times, a fourth generation Bury St Edmunds farmer said after he was appointed chair of agricultural co-operative Fram Farmers.

Yesterday, 19:58

A former cattery has been put up for sale with the potential for re-development to provide three new homes, subject to planning permission.

Yesterday, 19:01

Faced with a global recession and the sheer might of Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero directly competing for their business in Ipswich, few coffee shops would have survived.

Yesterday, 09:50

Anxious Clintons card shop workers across towns including Ipswich will keep their jobs across the crucial Christmas period - after the troubled chain was sold back to its existing owners.

Yesterday, 09:10

It may be many miles away from the Suffolk coast, but one East Anglian factory has adopted a novel approach to bringing a sense of togetherness to its 100-strong workforce.