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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

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