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Yesterday, 18:00

"Can you help me? Something has been bothering me at night and I have a baby."

Fri, 11:36

A 30-year-old woman has dropped seven dress sizes to turn her life around, after spending most of her youth comfort eating in foster care and battling with her weight.

Thu, 16:21

A dramatic improvement has led to a GP surgery being taken out of special measures - after inspectors found it had resolved many of their concerns.

Wed, 19:01

Celebrations have been held to mark the completion of a £4million leisure project being hailed as a major investment in the future health of the local community.

Wed, 12:00

A bride-to-be has nearly halved her original body weight in time for her wedding day after years of struggling with her eating.

Wed, 09:07

Ever wondered how healthy you really are? This week, public health chiefs in Suffolk have launched a campaign focused on wellbeing and healthy weight.

Tue, 16:47

Super-slimmer Lynn Parker is almost half the woman she was - after losing an incredible 9st 6lb.

Tue, 14:16

Nurses were out in Bury St Edmunds calling for action over staffing levels within the National Health Service.

Tue, 12:39

A woman in her 70s has been taken to hospital after suffering a fall which prompted a response from the air ambulance service.

Tue, 07:10

Find out how patients rate your doctor's surgery for booking an appointment and its overall experience by checking how it performed in our searchable table.

Mon, 07:30

A Suffolk surgeon who runs a minor surgery unit in Ipswich is appalled at the news it will close.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

A young woman has spoken of her harrowing experience with depression, attempted suicide and psychotic episodes to show the stark reality of mental ill health.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

A patient had a breast biopsy on the wrong side which was reported as a serious 'never event' at West Suffolk Hospital, it can be revealed.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A dad-of-two left with an amputated leg after a botched operation has gone head-to-head with the Eggheads alongside his wife and volunteers from the pair's Suffolk-based charity.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A £500,000 expansion to a health centre set to get 3,000 extra patients has been opened to help a Norfolk-Suffolk border village cope with its rapidly expanding population.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Suffolk mum says she has been forced to "start her life again" after bumping her head on a shelf and suffering a freak head injury.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Families left devastated by suicide are sharing their stories after it emerged more people are taking their own lives in Suffolk and Essex.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Another person has fallen victim to the Strep A outbreak in Essex - bringing the number of people to have died to 14.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A former lead nurse at the £32,000-a-year Framlingham College invited students back to his flat and let them have his personal phone number, a tribunal heard.

Monday, September 9, 2019

The final sampling of seawater from three Essex beaches has given no indication of what caused a mysterious seaside illness.

Monday, September 9, 2019

A Suffolk-based online private prescription service says it has "resolved all the points" in a highly critical Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

Monday, September 9, 2019

The East of England Ambulance Service spent nearly half a million pounds in 'golden goodbyes' to staff leaving the organisation last year, we can reveal.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Demand on police from mental health incidents and children repeatedly going missing is still putting strain on resources, according to new reports.

Friday, September 6, 2019

A pilot project aimed at reducing demand on emergency and health services by providing extra support to vulnerable people has been launched by police and the region's mental health trust.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Solicitors representing the family of a six-year-old boy who died of meningitis B say they do not think enough is being done to reduce the likelihood of future deaths.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Staff at the Marks & Spencer store in Bury St Edmunds have pledged to support a new hospital appeal for the year.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

An MP has renewed her call to break up the region's ambulance service into two or three smaller organisations.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The mother of a nursery teacher who died suddenly from a rare undiagnosed heart condition almost ten years ago has spoken of her daughter's lifesaving legacy.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A family of a toddler who nearly died when he fell from a sofa and smashed his head on the floor have spoken of the trauma of watching their son fight for his life.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A three-year-old boy from Ipswich has lost the ability to walk unaided after being struck down by a mystery illness, his distraught family have revealed.

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