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There were explosions of colour in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park as around 400 people donned their running shoes and volunteered to have powder paint thrown at them – all in a good cause.

Just when it looked like summer had well and truly arrived, with wall-to-wall sunshine and cloudless skies over Suffolk this morning, the heavens opened unleashing a torrent of heavy rain and hailstones.

Less than a year after it started, a joint Emergency Services Cadets group in west Suffolk is flourishing.

Reducing antibiotic prescriptions and use of cheaper drugs has helped GPs in Suffolk save almost £2million in a year, it has emerged.

Families have been taking advantage of the fine spring weather to get out and about and celebrate Mothering Sunday in the sunshine.

Police have cordoned off an area in Newmarket after they received a report of rape in the town in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 15-year-old boy from Melton near Woodbridge.

When Suffolk-born Andy Reilly takes to the water this summer for the county’s biggest swimming challenge, it will be a tribute to two of his closest family members who were both struck with blood cancers.

It was a case of déjà vu for an Ipswich Hospital practitioner who recently found herself caring for newborn twin girls - 24 years after she looked after their father.

More than 20 level crossings across Suffolk could be closed or modified to improve safety, efficiency and reliability on the county’s train lines.

The tragic story of a former Sudbury headmaster who lost his life in the Battle of the Somme during the First World War is to be retold as part of a TV documentary which will be shown this weekend.

A campaign for better mobile phone coverage in some of the county’s worst-affected ‘not-spots’ is making considerable progress, according to one of the local MPs.

A new push is underway to recruit more ‘on call’ firefighters to make up a shortfall of around 40 across the county.

High profile campaigns urging people to stop throwing litter out of car windows are not working it has been claimed.

A small Suffolk charity which supports people with terminal illnesses via its woodland retreats is to feature on a BBC TV programme this week, following a visit from celebrity gardener Monty Don.

A centuries old tradition has been upheld as part of a day of activities aimed at encouraging people to make the most of their local park during the winter months.

A woman clung on to a rope attached to a lifebuoy for nearly half an hour in a desperate bid to stop her husband from being swept out to sea off the Suffolk coast yesterday.

A man had to be rescued from freezing cold, fast flowing water by a lifeboat crew after he got in to difficulty trying to save the family dog when it fell into the River Blyth at Southwold Harbour.

Despite being one of the “smallest and leanest” fire services in the country, firefighters in Suffolk are punching well above their weight when it comes to embracing new ideas and technology.

A Christmas tree made from marshmallow and gingerbread is one of more than 400 unusual festive firs drawing in huge crowds to a popular annual Suffolk festival.

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