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The Ipswich mum who helped bring the rainbow trail movement to the UK has hailed plans for neighbours to ring their bells together on Christmas Eve for “bringing hope to families”.

With just days to go until Halloween celebrations begin, we are on the hunt for some of the best pumpkin carvings in Suffolk.

An East Bergholt woman has celebrated her 90th birthday at the village pub where she began pulling pints at 16.

A derelict site in Hadleigh which has been vacant for more than 10 years could be turned into 45 homes after a planning application was submitted.

Three people dressed in dark clothing have been caught on CCTV trying to break into an Ipswich cannabis lounge using a brick.

An offer has been made to take over the empty Boots shop in the heart of Hadleigh after it closed down this summer.

A Hadleigh mum who started a zero-waste business in Cyprus after being shocked by the country’s waste problem is bringing an eco-friendly store to her hometown.

There were twice as many drug-related deaths in Ipswich last year compared to the previous year, new figures have revealed.

A staff member and a student at Whitehouse Community Primary School have tested positive for Covid-19, with nearly 100 children sent home to self-isolate.

A young family hopes its newly refurbished cafe filled with plants and open spaces will bring a “modern dining experience” to Kesgrave.

Tom Peer and Ashley West-Evans of Forage and Folklore are also teaching people about mythology, history and nature on their walking tours.

Two masked men have caused severe damage to The Racing Centre charity in Newmarket in an early morning raid.

There are “no immediate plans” to introduce stricter Covid-19 restrictions in Suffolk, the Director of Public Health has confirmed.

A cabin manager for easyJet who lost her job of 14 years following a turbulent time for the aviation industry has launched a successful dog training business in Ipswich.

A Suffolk musician whose parents met at the age of 11 has written a song about meeting his fiancée on Tinder – proving true love still exists in the digital age.

The Bosch office in Stowmarket is being deep-cleaned after a number of workers tested positive for Covid-19.

Patients in Suffolk and north Essex are among thousands across the UK to have their routine blood tests cancelled due to a supply chain failure.

A ‘cheeky and provocative’ father-of-two, who became a well-known mole catcher in Suffolk and Norfolk after being taught the art in primary school, has sadly died at 83.

Three men have been arrested in connection with an incident where a 20-year-old man was allegedly threatened by a group of people at an address in Haverhill.

The trial of two men and two women accused of murdering Ipswich man Joe Pooley, who was found dead in the River Gipping, is set to start today.

A Hadleigh gardener who lost all his tools when his van caught fire while driving said he is “overwhelmed” by a fundraising page which has already hit £1,000.

The editor of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star takes your questions about local media and his newspapers as part of a special Q&A session to mark Journalism Matters week.

A former toolmaker who was “always smiling” and loved his hometown of Hadleigh has sadly died aged 80, leaving behind his “heartbroken” wife of 59 years who he met at just 13 years old.

A popular wood-fired pizza company is opening a new restaurant in Halstead this week – with Bury St Edmunds next on the list.

The communities of Harwich, Shotley and Felixstowe have rallied together to raise more than £8,000 in a week after the historic foot ferry was battered by storms.

Eight schools and colleges in Suffolk have had to contend with cases of coronavirus since returning to the classroom in September.

University students are facing stress over tenancies during the coronavirus crisis – but are they entitled to any refunds?

A landlady from Ipswich said she is “sad but excited” to be retiring at the age of 68 after working in nine pubs across Suffolk since her early twenties.

A new farm shop and cafe has been given the go ahead to be built next to a children’s centre in Hintlesham.

Facilities include a teaching kitchen, equipped music room, chillout zones and baby-changing for local parents.

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