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Today people from all around the country will be pulling on a silly sweater and getting into the festive spirit in aid of the Save the Children charity.

Colchester Zoo announced the death of one of their beloved residents yesterday. Readers took to social media to express their condolences.

Pantomimes, Christmas shows, celebrations of carols, the county is awash with festive fun. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the family events coming up this week

Suffolk’s Tory MPs look set to vote together to support Theresa May in Wednesday night’s confidence vote on her leadership – but in Essex the picture is somewhat different.

Conservative MPs from across Suffolk and Essex have been making their views known on Theresa May’s vote of confidence which is set to take place this evening.

A number of houses have already decked their front gardens with thousands of festive lights to raise money for St Elizabeth Hopsice – could you join in on their Christmas trail?

A Suffolk mum-of-three subjected to a campaign of online harassment by her ex-partner said people spat and swore at her in the street and boycotted her business over the ordeal.

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Gin lovers rejoice, there is something very special for you to look forward to in Ipswich next year.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

Whether it’s your puppy dressed in a Santa outfit, or your cat wearing a Christmassy collar, we want to see your pictures.

MENTA who were recently announced winners of the National Enterprise Network, ‘Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year 2018’ award, has launched its business skills training programme for 2019. Based in Bury St Edmunds MENTA’s masterclasses are designed to help business owners, their staff; self-employed people and freelancers.

Drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustration over the gridlock in Ipswich town centre last night after rush hour traffic was brought to a grinding halt.

The sudden death of a much-loved mother left friends and family facing the “worst pain ever” in July last year as they continue to come to terms with their loss.

Plans have been revealed to re-launch the Radio Orwell name as an online station for East Suffolk with hopes of winning a DAB licence in 2020.

In the years since 2010, women’s state pension age has risen to 65 years and from December 6, this year, a rise to 66 begins to be phased in.

As temperatures take a dip, homelessness is at the forefront of everyone’s mind as they imagine what it would be like to live on the street.

A teenager who lost his job and college place, and was subjected to “worldwide opprobrium”, must now repay the community for his part in a “nasty attack” on a vulnerable woman.

There’s a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” experience promised for shoppers in Bury St Edmunds later this month with the visit of Mary Poppins and Bert.

The top high street retailer M&S moved out of a town centre last week, and the question about what will come in its place appears to have been answered.

A drag queen headteacher who sang a sexually explicit song and exposed his crotch in a YouTube video has been defended by his school.

A Suffolk schoolgirl took the trip of a lifetime to meet her favourite Disney idols, thanks to a charity for young victims of crime.

With nearly a quarter of the UK’s pubs taking their last orders since 2008, the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) says communities suffer as small local pubs are lost.

Students from three Ipswich primary schools are in the running to have their festive drawings featured on Suffolk Constabulary’s official Christmas cards.

Tributes have been paid to “beautiful and courageous” fundraiser Lizzie Bramall following her death from a brain tumour.

Parents and readers have reacted to the news that an Ipswich school has told parents to send children back 24 hours after the last signs of a sickness following bugs, despite the NHS guidelines stating the quarantine period should be 48 hours.

Light and noise will fill the night when hundreds of women march against sexual violence during a packed late night shopping evening in Ipswich.

After nine years of supplying Ipswich with hearty plant-based foods, Museum Street Cafe is making its move to a new location in the town.

Getting to grips with GDPR

Thursday, November 22, 2018

There have been a number of significant changes in data protection over the past six months. How have you been coping with GDPR?

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for a “grotesque” and “vomit-inducing” Christmas window display advertising women’s “fancy little knickers” alongside men’s suits.

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