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Minnie Moll, joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op, is one of the region’s most influential business leaders. As she is named as the new ambassador of sexual abuse charity Fresh Start – New Beginnings, she reveals her own story of childhood abuse, in her own words:

Fresh Start – New Beginnings has announced East of England Co-op joint chief executive Minnie Moll as their new ambassador.

A Co-op store in Ipswich has hosted a roadshow event as part of a campaign to protect shopworkers from anti-social behaviour.

Woodbridge Country Market has faced a recent downturn in trade as many people do not realise it is still open due to the extensive building work at Deben Swimming Pool.

A lorry overturned on the A14 near Felixstowe this afternoon, causing major traffic disruption in the area.

Hundreds got into the Christmas spirit last night as Ipswich switched on its spectacular Christmas lights.

Couldn’t make it into Ipswich to see the spectacular Christmas lights switch-on this evening? Don’t worry – you can watch it here.

A man arrested in connection with the murder of father-of-five Dean Stansby in Ipswich has been released from custody.

A 38-year-old woman from Ipswich who was reported missing earlier this evening has been found safe and well.

The Surviving Winter campaign is back in its seventh year having helped more than 600 of the most vulnerable households across Suffolk in 2016.

Firefighters helped release three people trapped in their cars following a four-vehicle crash in Chelmondiston near Ipswich this morning.

A former army officer from Suffolk is preparing to run a marathon a day for 15 days along the Western Front to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The nation fell silent this morning to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country - as the UK marks Armistice Day.

Hundreds got to see the world famous Flying Scotsman locomotive this morning as it steamed through the Suffolk countryside.

The world’s most famous locomotive - The Flying Scotsman - is steaming through Suffolk this morning.

A charity which supports homeless people in Ipswich has been hit by fraudsters who made away with £8,500 from its fundraising bank account.

A 19-year-old man has been banned from the road for 16 months after crashing into a police rolling roadblock on the A14 near Ipswich while tailgating an ambulance at high speed.

Roadworks at both ends of Portman Road in Ipswich are causing traffic tailbacks in the area.

Ipswich Hospital has reviewed its mental health procedures after a 66-year-old man died on a ward having told staff he had considered suicide in the weeks leading up to his death.

A car has driven into a trolley park at ASDA supermarket on Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich.

The Orwell Bridge is open in both directions after the recovery of lorry which had broken down causing ‘mile long’ tailbacks on the A14.

A controversial road closure in Melton that residents feared could disrupt ‘thousands of lives’ began at 6am today.

Armed police will attend Bury St Edmunds’ popular Christmas Fayre this year - although organisers are keen to stress there is no evidence of any specific threat.

Suffolk and Essex County Councils have been trying to improve the fitness and wellbeing of their residents with a range of community sports events.

A two vehicle crash on the A14 near Copdock caused queues to the Orwell Bridge.

Members of a Facebook group bringing together women from Ipswich who now live in America have got together for a trip to New Orleans.

A man has been jailed for three years after brandishing an imitation firearm in Ipswich – leading armed police to shoot him with a rubber bullet to apprehend him.

Emergency services are on the scene of a collision in Felixstowe where a car has crashed into a house.

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has said he would like to move the home derby match to 3pm – but can’t as the club is being “dictated” to by Sky Sports and the police.

A 16-year-old boy was punched in the head after a group of older teenagers approached him and demanded he hand over his bag in Ipswich.

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