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Michael Steward

Members of the public are being advised not to approach a Hollesley Bay prisoner, who has absconded.

Hundreds of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as their low wages are not enough to live on.

A motorist caught speeding on the A140 in Suffolk was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, police have said.

Detectives investigating an assault in Bury St Edmunds – in which two men suffered serious injuries – believe it was a targeted attack.

It’s been a busy week across Suffolk and north Essex, here’s your catch-up guide to five things we learned this week.

An army veteran from Colchester who lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan has become an ambassador for an independent road safety charity.

A man has been arrested in connection with five burglaries in Felixstowe – which happened at hotels and businesses over the same time period.

A serial burglar who tied up his last two victims after breaking into their homes in Colchester while they were asleep has been jailed for 12 years.

A driver suffered a head injury after crashing into a BT transfer box near Hadleigh this afternoon.

A moped rider was taken to hospital after a crash in Ipswich this afternoon.

An elderly couple were held up at knife-point by burglars at their home in Bury St Edmunds.

It was a wet start for most people across Suffolk and north Essex today but the rain is expected to clear as the day goes on.

Beachgoers were treated to a rare sight in Felixstowe when a baby seal was spotted among the pebbles.

Homes and businesses in rural communities across Suffolk and north Essex are still suffering from a lack of 4G mobile phone coverage, according to latest figures from Ofcom.

A new Screwfix store is set to open in Ipswich next week – the third to open in the town – with the creation of 10 new jobs.

Don’t put away those sun hats just yet, the region is set for another warm day tomorrow with temperatures hitting a possible 26C (78F) – but the rain is returning on Thursday.

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash in Stowmarket this afternoon.

The post-mortem of a man found dead in an Ipswich river is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to police.

Verbal abuse against council road crews who are taking breaks has increased so much throughout the recent heatwave that teams have been issued with body cameras to capture footage of the incidents.

Young people leaving residential care in Suffolk will now be able to stay closer to their children’s homes under a new government pilot scheme.

A free family fun day for carers across Suffolk is being held at Jimmy’s Farm this weekend.

Officers searching for missing man Thomas Chappell have found the body of a man.

A twist on a classic Beatles song provided the theme for a cake commissioned for a charity event and people are being encouraged to get involved.

Persistent rainfall is set to hit the region today as the weather takes a dramatic turn from the recent scorching heatwave.

Just waking up or on the way to work? Here’s five must-read news and sport stories for the morning.

A Suffolk MP paid a visit to a town church as renovation work to replace the roof at the historic building nears completion.

West Suffolk is the best performing area in the country for minimising the amount of time patients stay in hospital longer than necessary.

A teenager will appear in court today after a man was stabbed in Colchester.

A young woman was taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a cyclist in Ipswich.

Ram raiders struck at an Essex convenience store in the early hours of today, stealing the cash machine and causing ‘extensive damage’.

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