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A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a five-week trial over an alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl in Ipswich.

From long spells of warm sunshine to late April showers, Suffolk and Essex residents can expect changeable weather over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

It’ll be soccer, not football for 19-year-old Luke Betts who is jetting across the Atlantic to coach the sport in America this summer.

The provision, known as ‘Suffolk New College – on the coast’, will initially offer study programmes in business, games design and IT, health and social care, art, design and media, construction and vocational access programmes.

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House in Newmarket has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award just five months after it was opened officially by The Queen.

A huge crane lifted away a broken section of Ewell Bridge on the A12 at Kelvedon last week.

Campaigners last night called for more action to “urgently reverse these alarming trends”, but praised victims for showing bravery to convict perpetrators.

Childhood obesity rates appear to be rising in Suffolk, with a new report estimating that one in seven children leaving primary school are now classed as obese.

A chain of fee-paying alternative provision schools in Suffolk attended by vulnerable children has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted.

The sister of a 22-year-old Ipswich man who drowned after ‘tombstoning’ at Alton Water is spearheading a water safety campaign in Suffolk this week to help prevent other tragedies.

The number of people diagnosed with kidney cancer has doubled in the region in the last decade, new research has shown.

Bosses at the Suffolk Food Hall hope to set a new world record for the most people eating a sausage roll in the same place at the same time.

A motorcyclist has sustained “life-changing” injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the B1113 near Ipswich, police have said.

Clacton campaigner Caroline Shearer has entered the race to become the next Clacton MP, telling residents not to “waste” votes on the three main political parties.

More than £2,000 was raised at The Bell Inn’s 10th annual bike show and meet, which was described as “absolutely brilliant” by organisers.

Suffolk and Essex runners are bracing themselves for the 37th London Marathon this morning.

Millionaire businessman Arron Banks will start his own pirate radio station off the Clacton coast to help become the Essex town’s MP if he is selected as the UKIP candidate.

A record number of over 300 runners were treated to glorious sunshine when they took part in the 200th Bury St Edmunds parkrun in Suffolk.

Organisers of the inaugural Great East Run in Suffolk say they “can’t believe it’ after an extra 500 places made available this morning sold out.

In the latest sign of headteachers and education chiefs taking a stronger stance on the controversial issue, unapproved family holidays accounted for 38,615 days of unauthorised absences in the 2015/16 academic year in Suffolk.

Two men arrested after a man reported being attacked and robbed at knife-point in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning have been released under investigation.

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May on June 8 in a surprise announcement which has stunned Westminster.

Theresa May shocked Westminster this morning by announcing she plans to call a general election on June 8.

A 49-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after a stabbing in the town centre earlier this month.

More families have been awarded a place at their preferred choice of primary school in Suffolk and Essex this year.

There are growing calls for the body mass index (BMI), devised in the 1860s and used to determine obesity levels, to be updated or scrapped. Find out your BMI here and then answer our quick poll to help us build a more accurate picture. Also, if you classed as overweight or obese but you disagree, email us a photo and your comments.

Children will be warned against the dangers of entering electricity substations and ignoring ‘danger’ signs at the Suffolk Schools Farm and Country Show at Trinity Park.

Easter opening times for every pharmacy in north-east Essex has been issued by health chiefs, who say they are the best place to visit first if you are feeling unwell this Easter weekend.

No-one has been surprised to see Suzie Lowe back at work directing this year’s Easter pantomime at the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion just weeks after becoming a mother.

The rivalry between Ipswich Town and Norwich City has reached new heights after the famous colours of the Blues appeared wrapped around Norwich’s clock tower, which is undergoing repair work.

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