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The British actress Emma Chambers – known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill – has died aged 53.

Shoppers heading to Ipswich town centre today will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new HMV store in Sailmakers shopping centre.

A ward councillor concerned about the closure of one of Ipswich’s largest care homes has said she is “puzzled” by the lack of demand for its services – as fellow health leaders claim they are seeing a spike in older people needing care, not a fall.

Two new shops are the latest to join a rapidly expanding out-of-town shopping complex near Ipswich, bosses have announced.

One of the biggest care homes in Ipswich is closing – and the news has come as a shock to residents and their families.

It may only be February but the first signs of spring are beginning to emerge in Suffolk – and these newborn lambs are among the more adorable clues that a new season is on its way.

Anti-social behaviour – including staff being threatened and intimidated – has forced one of Ipswich’s most popular libraries to shut its doors to customers every Sunday.

A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

Dozens of drivers were pulled over in central Ipswich today as dog units, firearms officers and traffic police cracked down on motorists during a day of action.

An icy blast of snow and frost gripped parts of Suffolk and north Essex today – with temperatures due to plunge to -4C tonight.

Protecting vulnerable children and teenagers in Suffolk from taking risks online is everyone’s responsibility, experts are warning.

Love is in the air for a smitten Suffolk couple whose blossoming romance is proof it is never too late to be swept off your feet.

More than 1,000 people have signed up for the 2018 Midnight Walk so far this year as organisers reveal they are expecting a big crowd on the night.

Police are investigating after wing mirrors were damaged on several cars parked in Ipswich town centre overnight.

Several opportunities were missed in the case of a Suffolk man with Down’s Syndrome who died at Ipswich Hospital in 2012, a safeguarding chief at the region’s mental health trust told an inquest.

Chart-topping music star George Ezra is the latest artist announced for the 2018 Newmarket Nights summer season.

A young carer from Ipswich devoted to helping her disabled sister is being praised for a decade of unwavering support by her parents as the UK marks Young Carers Awareness Day.

Three Suffolk neighbours are celebrating after scooping cash prizes with the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Pint-sized Elmer the elephants decorated by school pupils are set to brighten up classrooms in the run up to a St Elizabeth Hospice art trail tipped to rival the success of Pigs Gone Wild.

Nearly 30% of children in Ipswich are growing up in poverty, a hard-hitting new report claims.

Striking new images are being unveiled of a major development proposed for the heart of Ipswich which could see restaurants, a hotel and a tower block built opposite Cardinal Park.

A Suffolk war hero who survived eight bomb blasts has told this newspaper a new political party launching nationwide next month aims repair the country’s public services – and give disillusioned voters a voice.

Starstruck pupils at a Suffolk primary school gasped and cheered as The Voice contestants Tania Hambleton and Ryan North treated the excited youngsters to a mini concert.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening. Updates here.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath on Sunday afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

A brave Kesgrave teenager who lost a leg to cancer hit headlines for passing her driving test a year early but she may now face losing that independence – and her beloved car.

A man arrested in connection with an incident that saw armed police descend on Ipswich town centre last night will face no further action.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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