Villagers are celebrating a major victory in a long-running campaign against a controversial housing development.

An influential Suffolk Conservative is to step down from her councillor roles in 2021 – including her key positions as deputy leader and education cabinet member at the county council.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Christmas tree now stands in its Nave adorned with special stars.

The second phase of a key 125-home development in Bury St Edmunds which has been in the pipeline for more than 13 years can finally go ahead after planning approval was secured.

Newmarket’s former magistrates’ court which closed more than two decades ago is to finally get a new lease of life as luxury apartments, after planning permission was approved last week.

A key deal for the council to buy the Ipswich Debenhams unit in a bid to keep one of the town’s most prominent retail units in use had not been completed prior to Tuesday’s administration news, it has been confirmed.

Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders, it has been confirmed.

Parking permits are being planned for 14 Ipswich roads to curb problem parking by those not living in the area.

Millions of unsafe items of PPE coming into Suffolk have been seized by Trading Standards, as more than half of checked items failed to comply with UK safety laws, shock new data reveals.

Councillors at a Suffolk authority will not be upping their allowances this year – but a fresh review is set to take place within two years.

The mother of an Ipswich schoolboy has told of the devastating loss of her “handsome and happy” son Charlie who was “always smiling”, after he tragically died at the age of six from mitochondrial disease.

A father-of-two who has lived in Felixstowe all of his life has launched a fundraising page after the town’s tree was dubbed “the worst in Britain”.

A mum-of-five who was diagnosed with type two diabetes after her weight hit 21 stone has managed to turn her health around, after dropping four dress sizes.

With the country in lockdown and all traditional switch-on events cancelled, here is a gallery of Suffolk’s Christmas lights as we edge closer to the big day.

As the East of England prepares to enter Tier 2 restrictions when the national lockdown comes to an end, which postcode areas in Suffolk and north Essex have the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates?

An Ipswich pub has extended its offering with new heated pods following a move to outside dining during the coronavirus pandemic.

People in Sudbury can now get the likes of McDonald’s and KFC delivered straight to their door with the help of Uber Eats.

A new eco-friendly addition to Hadleigh High Street has been a roaring success since it first opened its doors – with queues forming outside and hundreds of cleaning products “flying off the shelves”.

A 21-year-old is launching his own barbershop in the old Boots store in the heart of Hadleigh High Street when the lockdown comes to an end.

Four north Suffolk units educating youngsters unable to be taught in mainstream schools are planning to merge in order to improve their services.

An open-air street food market is coming to Ipswich next week, serving street food, craft beers and high-end cocktails in an outdoor stripped-back setting which is Covid-compliant.

Additional testing is being lined up for Hadleigh assisted living homes in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Residents at a care home in Felixstowe will soon be able to see their families safely with the help of an outdoor pod which has been installed in the garden.

One of Suffolk’s “finest sons” has posthumously been recognised at a prestigious national councillor awards ceremony.

The mayor of Felixstowe said we should be thanking the volunteers who have put up the town’s Christmas tree instead of criticising it, as The Sun newspaper named it among the worst in Britain.

Issues around the closure of the Orwell Bridge in high winds are set to be discussed in Parliament next week, after Ipswich MP Tom Hunt secured a debate.

A Suffolk helpline formed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken more than 12,000 calls from vulnerable people in the community.

Three people arrested in connection with a large cannabis find in Ipswich, worth in the region of £500,000, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

More than six police cars remain in Bramford Road in Ipswich this afternoon after two women were assaulted.

Fire crews are working to free a person who has become trapped inside a vehicle after it crashed into a ditch near Dennington cross roads.

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