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

The journalist, who reported on life and events in Bury St Edmunds, has died at the age of 88

‘Quietly spoken, he had such a dry sense of humour... They do not seem to make people like Barry anymore’

‘Neil was always a gentleman. He knew how to talk to musicians,’ says ex-Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band colleague from Suffolk

More tributes to surreal comedian, musician and writer who lived in Suffolk for more than 35 years

Ipswich woman Sylvia, 93, was born ‘over Stoke’ and later lived on Maidenhall and Chantry

He cheated death twice during the war, when his ships were sunk in enemy attacks

Tony Whatling, who has died at 94, opened in 1951. He’d even be there on Christmas Day, in case folk had forgotten anything vital

Gladys had a lucky escape in 1958 when US jet fighter crashed near Ipswich

Jean worked as a maid, and then the head teacher’s cook, at a boarding school near Ipswich. A ‘very special’ lady

Young cinema projectionist sketched the guns he saw, and later became an acclaimed Suffolk gunsmith. He’s died at 87

‘She was a very courageous, dignified, loving, cheerful and inspiring woman, and we will all miss her dearly’

Tributes to devoted Suffolk hospital nurse once called the ‘hardest-working woman in the UK’ and ‘one of life’s angels’

Obituary: Eighty-year-old was part of the ‘Windrush generation’ who came to England. He’d help many young adults get a good start in life

School gardener, who has died at 89, was awarded the MBE for his tireless work for the village and service to horticulture

Stylist asked wife-to-be for a date the first time they met − when she came to get her hair cut. They were married for 57 years

They were in their 90s and were married for 68 years. ‘It’s so sad for us, but at the same time we should be happy that they’re together,’ says family

Smitten country boy Paul Stewart would walk 32 miles to enjoy a precious few moments with Ipswich sweetheart Cheryl

Pat went on to make history with Young Farmers’ Clubs and was a cornerstone of her Suffolk village. She’s died at 88

Young plumber Jim became a rear gunner with RAF Bomber Command. Later, he made Bury St Edmunds and then Woodbridge his home

Dudley had run The Crown and other Adnams hotels, and helped start Southwold Literature Festival

Rosie and husband Michael launched Open Christmas, to help people alone on December 25. It’s still going strong

Known as ‘Granny Seaside’, she had an amazing life: An ill-fated married life in Africa, a battle with the BBC, and two holes-in-one… in the same round of golf

Ex-nanny, who didn’t see herself as ‘a permanent Mary Poppins’, became a teacher at two Suffolk schools

Joyce lived at Henley for nearly 50 years. She worked at Ipswich Hospital and loved the WI, New Wolsey Theatre and Eastern Angles

Man who led The Abbey school, Woodbridge, for 18 years was ‘driven by values of kindness, compassion, patience and integrity’

You may be familiar with the Foulger Transport fleet. Linda, wife of Richard, tells us more about the man behind the vans

When he couldn’t get the accessories he needed this businessman made is own and started an empire in Suffolk.

Tributes to Julie Welham – ‘the sister I never had’ – who ran Julie’s Afro Hair Supplies in Norwich Road

Obituary: Former Suffolk nurse helped create a new sign language for children and adults frustrated by not being able to communicate

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