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36 minutes ago

New management has been found for several schools in Suffolk and north Essex formerly run by the controversial academy trust Bright Tribe.

8 minutes ago

While speculation continues to swirl around the Prime Minister and the future of Britain’s relations with the EU post-Brexit many of the region’s Tory MPs and party members are expressing frustration at the extreme-Brexiteers in their party.

Questions have been raised over a Newmarket strip club having its licence renewed because of its location less than 20 metres from a playground.

09:27

A three-car collision between the Copdock roundabout and Wherstead caused three miles of traffic jams on the A14, just outside Ipswich.

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

The concept of time has baffled great thinkers for thousands of years.

A former motorbike showroom in Bury St Edmunds could be turned into a mix of retail units and flats.

07:59

Two drivers had a lucky escape near Newmarket after a collision left their vehicles badly damaged.

07:28

Millennials face an ‘impossible task’ buying a first house first home in Ipswich, with the average starter home in the town costing £60,000 more than the national average.

They were a mainstay of 1950s and 60s Britain who, in the days before 24-hour convenience stores and online shopping, provided an unrivalled doorstep service.

56 minutes ago

A vehicle has spilled a huge volume of diesel on the A14 near to Ipswich.

The Citizens Advice network in Suffolk says it is “dismayed” by council proposals to end its funding support across the county.

09:59

A farm in Essex is using their animals and practices therapeutically, helping those with dementia and learning disabilities to make a difference in their community.

Staff, students and businesses from across the region have begun their fundraising for Children in Need which takes place today.

08:40

The new-look Cornhill will host thousands of people next week for the Ipswich Town Hall Christmas lights switch on.

More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council’s backing.

It is a new concept in dental care and it is being introduced at Suffolk dental surgeries.

Two Kesgrave High School students have been accepted onto a prestigious national engineering scholarship after taking part in a rigorous application process.

07:00

A women’s charity in Colchester is calling on the town to join them as they march down the high street after dark, protesting against sexual violence.

28 minutes ago

A new electric boat named after the wife of renowned Suffolk artist John Constable will be used to take the public on trips down the picturesque River Stour.

05:58

We rewind the clock on London Stansted Airport this week as we take a look at the UK’s fourth busiest airport back in the 1940s and 50s, when it was a base to the US Air Force.

Politics

8 minutes ago

While speculation continues to swirl around the Prime Minister and the future of Britain’s relations with the EU post-Brexit many of the region’s Tory MPs and party members are expressing frustration at the extreme-Brexiteers in their party.

Questions have been raised over a Newmarket strip club having its licence renewed because of its location less than 20 metres from a playground.

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

The Citizens Advice network in Suffolk says it is “dismayed” by council proposals to end its funding support across the county.

More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council’s backing.

Features

Yesterday, 13:09

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

Yesterday, 10:50

Have you ever been bullied? Does your child need help? Can you spot a bully? James Marston investigates.

Yesterday, 10:20

With Guy Fawkes night just a fading memory, Christmas is now looming closer with lighting switch-ons, the arrival of Santa and Christmas fayres now dominating our social calendars. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the family events coming up this week

Yesterday, 07:00

Have you always dreamed of running your own business from home? This property is perfect for that with its 46ft renovated barn/office space. Take a look inside here.

Yesterday, 13:15

Volkswagen’s GTI models always feel classy and grown-up and the latest hot Polo is spot on. It’s the most powerful, with 200PS and potent performance, but is still a delightfully easy, daily drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Environment news

Yesterday, 11:44

A 30-acre substation would be “extremely challenging” to develop in a Suffolk beauty spot without harming the protected landscape, a leaked report said.

Yesterday, 07:23

Sheep and cattle farming in the UK should be cut by between a fifth and a half to help tackle climate change, a committee led by Suffolk’s Lord Deben says.

Wed, 20:32

Alder, black poplar and crack willow to be planted along riverside

Tue, 19:01

The sea wall of an island off the coast of Suffolk is being lowered by almost half a metre to prevent it flooding in stormy weather.

Tue, 05:30

Three Suffolk councils are throwing their weight behind plans for a controversial new electricity substation to be sited in an AONB – as it is the “lesser of two evils”.

Business

29 minutes ago

Fred. Olsen is celebrating the first graduates from its new Women’s Leadership Network course, with a graduation ceremony held at the Woburn Hotel, Bedfordshire.

The team behind a busy Bury St Edmunds letting agency, who are more used to helping their clients move to a new home, are celebrating a move of their own.

At least eight people have secured a job as a direct result of this year’s Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair – while dozens more are in the process of being interviewed.

More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council’s backing.

It is a new concept in dental care and it is being introduced at Suffolk dental surgeries.