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The countdown to an international cycling spectacular sweeping through the heart of Suffolk in June has stepped up a gear – as a high-profile dignitary swapped her civic chain for a bicycle one.

As new research reveals just 50% of patients in Suffolk are happy with the way they book GP appointments, we are asking readers to share their views.

A black tie charity ball is taking place to collect cash for an Ipswich-based baby bereavement support group.

Thousands of animal cruelty complaints were investigated by the RSPCA last year – with 14 new welfare concerns looked into every single day across Suffolk and Essex.

Suffolk-born campaigner Millicent Fawcett – a key player in the fight for women’s suffrage – has become the first woman to be honoured with a statue in one of London’s most famous squares.

Police have charged a 31-year-old man in connection with a serious crash in Ipswich at the weekend.

Police have arrested four people in connection with a murder investigation launched in Colchester yesterday.

Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather.

A postman left bruised and scarred after crashing his bike when he hit a pothole has criticised council chiefs who have thrown out his claim for damages.

Supermarket Sweep star Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, his agent has said.

Pint-sized partygoers are due to take over the dancefloor this summer at Suffolk’s first ever family-friendly rave.

Multi-million pound plans to transform a former Suffolk naval training base into a development with nearly 300 homes, a sports park, shops and a GP surgery have taken another step forward.

It’s time to bring out the suncream – forecasters believe Thursday will be the hottest day of the year so far.

Vulnerable children who repeatedly go missing from care in Suffolk and Essex are at a serious risk of sexual exploitation and bullying.

Dragon boats emblazoned with dazzling designs will add a splash of colour to Ipswich Waterfront as they race down the river Orwell this summer.

Shoppers got a taste of sushi and serenity during a four-day Asian spring festival in Ipswich.

An Ipswich cancer survivor whose traumatic battle with the disease forced him to have part of his bladder removed is launching a star-studded concert for a cause close to his heart.

An inspirational under-12s football star has donated long locks of hair that took almost two years to grow to a children’s cancer charity.

An inspirational under-12s football star has donated long locks of hair that took almost two years to grow to a children’s cancer charity.

A hardy sailor still braving the waves at 90 is breathing new life into a Suffolk charity he credits with saving his own.

Ransomes Europark could be in for another boost if a new climbing and activity complex for thrillseekers is given the green light by planners.

Global chicken giant Nando’s is preparing to open its second store in Ipswich – as work begins to revamp the former Pizza Hut site it is due to move into.

Treasure discovered at a site near the internationally renowned Sutton Hoo adds to evidence experts have that an Anglo Saxon palace is buried near Rendlesham, archaeologists believe.

Health leaders have unveiled their vision for a new partnership which would see three NHS groups link up and share leadership.

Cyclists are getting pumped for a summer sports spectacular which will take competitors on a scenic tour of Suffolk.

A volunteer from Ipswich is hoping to conquer his fear of heights by taking on a charity abseil down Colchester’s town hall.

A fresh round of snow could fall at Easter according to experts – just when hopes were high that the wintry weather swept in by the Beast from the East had run its course.

Delighted pupils and staff at a Suffolk primary school marked their 50th birthday celebrations in style.

Homeless charity Emmaus has collected more than 2,500 socks to help the town’s rough sleepers beat the cold.

Two Suffolk nurses are taking on the London Marathon to collect cash for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – and to celebrate their 30th birthdays.

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