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Civic College site 1970. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A tragedy or a crisis can come at any time and affect anyone.

In the 1970s the local government system that had served this country for many years was deemed no longer fit for purpose and UDCs, RDCs, county boroughs and even some county councils like Middlesex were abolished in favour of the system we have today.

Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Gareth Wilson writes about assaults on officers, how the force is improving its handling of non-emergency calls and the bravery of police dogs.

Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE writes about what needs to happen to solve Britain’s housing crisis.

The body of a man has been discovered in the River Gipping in Ipswich.

Rail commuters are set to face a 3.5% fare increase next year with the annual cost of getting to work for many long distance travellers expected to rise by more than £150.

It’s great to see Ipswich Borough Council’s new Crown multi-storey car park open for business, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

Suffolk will pass on the story of the Great War to the next generation – and this video shows how it will be done.

An East Anglian company which helps people to carry on living in their own homes has been shortlisted for a top award.

Clacton will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of VJ Day, by holding a service on the seafront.

A first-class Suffolk postman – who delivered mail to 365 addresses on his round – received a rousing send-off from dozens of grateful villagers he has served over the years following his retirement.

Campaigners are urging people to take action and write to MPs in a bid to save their local pubs as it’s revealed visits to them are plummeting.

This is the dramatic moment when armed police swooped on a car and arrested two men after a teenager was allegedly threatened with an axe and a hammer.

A volunteer lifeboat crew were called out to reports of a child being swept out to sea in a dinghy.

More than 100 former employees who lost their jobs when an Ipswich firm which went into administration have been awarded a total of at least £300,000.

Last week Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner and chief constable announced proposals to move more than 100 police officers into Safer Neighbourhood Teams while reducing the number of PCSOs. Today, writing exclusively for the EADT and Ipswich Star. chief constable Gareth Wilson explains in greater detail why the constabulary needs to change.

The latest crime figures from the Office of National Statistics are deeply worrying.

An 87-year-old German-speaking man reported missing from Ipswich earlier today has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

A Suffolk family have been left heartbroken after fire destroyed their home and claimed the life of their beloved dog.

Liam Gallagher writes very bad songs.

Majors Corner, Ipswich, and the area nearby, featured recently in Days Gone By, and it has sparked much debate about this busy part of the town centre.

Our roads now are full of all sorts of vehicles. Most homes have a car, some have several.

Pressure on water supplies is set to increase after a decision to slash the amount of water being diverted into Essex by almost 60 million litres a day.

A vigil to remember the life of a three-year-old girl from Suffolk who died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline will be held this weekend.

England ended their penalty shoot-out hex to reach the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia in Moscow.

Ipswich Town fans are among England supporters in Russia urging the Three Lions not to blow what they believe is the best chance in decades to win the World Cup.

Ava-May’s family have said her “smile could light up even the darkest of rooms.”

Fundraising has begun to remember a three-year-old who died on Gorleston beach.

A man has been rushed to hospital with burns to his hands after a fire broke out in an Ipswich car garage.

As forecasters warn of another hot week in Suffolk, Greater Anglia have revealed they are working with Network Rail to reduce delays caused by rising temperatures.

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