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These are the first pictures of the new £17million Stowmarket High School which has just opened its doors.

A Suffolk mum who was one of the first people in the UK to receive a game-changing drug to treat her cystic fibrosis says she is delighted it is now to become available on the NHS in England.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant after a man and a woman paid for more than £400 worth of gaming consoles and accessories with fake banknotes.

New level crossing cameras are being rolled out in Suffolk and Essex to stop dangerous drivers risking their lives on the tracks.

Mid Suffolk District Council has pledged £40,000 towards exploring eco-friendly options for the development of a planned new 156-acre business park off the A14.

Three special church bells, made in honour of a beloved couple, the county of Suffolk and the Lottery Heritage Fund, have been made by specialists in preparation to replace a 140-year-old ensemble at a Stowmarket church.

Shoppers are being asked to “keep left” and observe “respect zones” outside Stowmarket’s busiest stores as the town centre reopens for the first time in weeks.

The proposal of summer schools and Saturday classes to help children catch up on lost education has divided teachers and parents in Suffolk – with some arguing that “homeschooling is not learning”.

A nursery provider has said it is keeping “life as close to normal” for children as it reopened closed settings.

Photographer Beckie Egan has been taking pictures of families in Stowmarket on their doorsteps during the Covid-19 crisis.

An 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital after suffering injuries to his arm following an altercation in Stowmarket.

A motorist tested positive for cocaine after they were stopped by Suffolk police - and the driver is also alleged to have entered the country illegally.

A keyworker from Stowmarket says she is frightened to sleep after the bins directly below her flat were set alight three times in the space of two days.

A week into lockdown schoolchildren, teachers and parents in Ipswich and Stowmarket, are still embracing the rainbow phenomenon which is keeping people positive.

All of the pharmacy opening times across Suffolk in one place.

Whining about snacks, snoozing in the sunshine and swimming lessons in the bath - homeschooling certainly has its highs and lows.

A young autistic boy from Suffolk is all smiles again after being left heartbroken when his beloved pet pony wandered off when the gates to its paddock were deliberately left open.

A Suffolk man who was diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer has issued a “desperate” plea for people to come forward to help him find answers about how he developed the illness.

A farewell tour of Stowmarket High School for former pupils has been cancelled because of the coronavirus.

A Stowmarket pub is fighting back against the coronavirus by getting beer out to customers forced to self-isolate and missing a pint.

A new multi-million pound biomass energy centre which will help one of Suffolk’s largest malt factories hit its greenhouse gas emission targets has been given the go-ahead.

Former pupils of Stowmarket High School have the chance to take one last look around their old classrooms before they disappear forever.

Mother of EastEnders actor ‘knew how to connect with bored teenagers who didn’t want to work’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a German Shepherd puppy was taken from her home.

Faulty car park ticket machines have cost a Suffolk council tens of thousands of pounds.

Police are appealing for information after a German Shepherd puppy was stolen from a Suffolk village.

With film ‘Military Wives Choir’ pulling in audiences, two Suffolk women tell us about the power of singing and sisterhood

Fairport Convention guitarist Simon Nicol recalls the influence John Peel had on him and the band ahead of their gig at the Stowmarket venue keeping alive the DJs legacy.

A six figure sum has been earmarked to help continue youth employment projects in Suffolk following the closure of MyGo.

Plans to bring empty business units back into use across two Suffolk districts – including the former Toys R Us store at Copdock and Bosch factory in Stowmarket - are being prepared.

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