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Lloyds Banking Group expects to support firms in the East of England with up to £1.7billion of lending during 2019, as part of its national pledge to lend £18bn to UK businesses.

The East Anglian based Chestnut Group has added The Weeping Willow (near Bury St Edmunds) and The Eight Bells (Saffron Walden) to its family of country and coastal inns.

Graphic design students from a Bury St Edmunds college have been asked to develop a fundraising campaign using reusable coffee cups.

An episode of a popular renovation show which transformed the home of a Suffolk family following a brutal attack will be aired on Thursday.

A baby girl from Essex with an extremely rare gene condition could be one of just 18 children in the world living with it, her family has revealed.

Exit Day is the edgy new tale from Lavenham writer David Laws, who says ‘if you have a theory on Brexit, I bet you won’t have thought of this one’

Taking a driving test has got to be one of the most stressful exams you can face in your life.

Greater Anglia has started testing its new Stadler trains for regional trains during the day as well as at night – and the first trips to Suffolk might not be far away.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This is Part One of a New Year’s Day double, at Foots Cray Meadows parkrun

As a potential teaching crisis looms in Suffolk and schools struggle to recruit new staff, one former teacher tells why she quit the profession while a training provider calls for prompt action to be taken.

How do we solve the problem of access to East Anglia being cut off by roadworks? Iain Dale thinks he has the answer

The Suffolk County Cross County Championships were dominated by ‘international’ athletes this year, in terms of the senior races.

Residents have described a road where a crash left a woman fighting for her life as dangerous and criticised the visibility for drivers at night.

An ex-youth football coach died on the day he was due to stand trial on multiple sexual assault charges, police have confirmed.

Two kind-hearted students from a Suffolk school have been praised for organising a Christmas present collection for children who have fled the ongoing conflict in Syria.

An announcement that work will start this month to improve a major route in and out of Haverhill has been welcomed by councils.

The Queen is a Norfolk woman – at least she is when she’s on holiday over Christmas and New Year. And while she’s at Sandringham she almost never misses church - which means we can get to see her really easily. Our Royal fan and columnist JAMES MARSTON reports.

Staff at a pub have described their shock watching a man wield a knife and threaten people prior to a fight outside the business which left a man with a shattered eye socket and serious jaw injuries.

Braintree District Council has completed the purchase of a 65 acre site in Great Notley for a new business and innovation park.

Thousands of rings, watches, earrings and other items of suspected stolen property have been recovered from a “prolific” burglary gang who hit almost 100 Norfolk properties.

A man was hospitalised for five days and left with a broken eye socket, five broken bones in his face and serious jaw injuries after a brawl outside a pub.

A former soldier has spoken out about his battle to rebuild his life after a serious car crash.

A Suffolk schoolgirl is take on the mammoth task of walking 500 miles, all in the name of charity.

Dr Liz O’Riordan is a consultant breast surgeon at Ipswich Hospital who was diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2015 with a local recurrence in 2018. Following her TEDx talk ‘Jar of Joy’, she now speaks all over the world about her experiences as a doctor and a patient. She has co-authored two books and has an award-winning blog. Outside of work she is a triathlete and an avid baker. She spoke to Gina Long, MBE

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Where have all the goals gone?

A memorial service has been held in honour of Airman Michael Mahony, who died on Boxing Day following a motorcycle crash on Christmas Day.

The A11 has reopened following a serious collision involving a motorcyclist on Christmas Day.

A stretch of the A11 was closed tonight following a serious accident.

The family of a Suffolk toddler whose life was saved after swift action from pre-school staff and paramedics are preparing for a “very special” Christmas.

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