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In his second column, Jordan Barry, of Debenham, the new Suffolk New College student president, reflects on student tuition fees.

A former Olympic silver medallist and double world champion returned to Suffolk to promote the Great East Swim and celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The University of Suffolk’s ability to recruit international students and staff has significantly improved since it gained independent status, its recruitment chief has said.

A London multi-academy trust which runs three schools in Ipswich has appointed a successor to its former “inspirational” chief executive who died last year.

Flooding is possible in parts of Suffolk today, the Environment Agency is warning, following the recent heavy snow.

Three schools have closed in Ipswich and Colchester today after extreme weather caused burst pipes.

The warning comes after 256 schools out of 324 closed in Suffolk today – just under the 279 figure on Wednesday. It was 357 in Essex, a fall from 392.

More than 550 schools in Suffolk and Essex closed this morning – and several more which managed to open are now closing this lunchtime or early afternoon. Check here to see if your child’s school is open or closed (constantly updated).

Join In: Send us your scenic photos of the snow

Thursday, March 1, 2018

If you are able to enjoy safely the snow again in Suffolk and Essex today, then please send us your scenic photos which we will endeavour to include in this photo gallery.

Primary school headteachers in Ipswich have defended their decisions to stay open today – and praised the “amazing” commitment of staff.

Heavy snow is causing misery for travellers but allowing others to take “beautiful” photos across the region this morning. Email your photos here or tag us on social media.

Live: Full list of cancelled Greater Anglia trains

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Due to severe weather, services running across the whole Greater Anglia network will be cancelled, delayed or revised, the train operator has announced.

The new headteacher of an under-performing secondary school in Ipswich has vowed to restore its reputation and make it the best school in the town.

Widespread snow has been forecast for Suffolk and Essex this week, starting this morning. Find out here if your local school in Suffolk or Essex has been forced to close fully or partially.

Three people are due to appear in court on Monday after an elderly woman had her handbag stolen in Felixstowe town centre on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash at a busy junction in Ipswich on Sunday night.

A man has been bailed after a jogger was allegedly attacked in an area of woodland near Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.

Major roadworks in Suffolk and Essex this week will bring partial and full closures to busy routes including the A14, A12, A120 and A47.

Firefighters tacked two separate blazes in Suffolk on Saturday evening.

So-called ‘fat cat’ pay of some academy trust chiefs running schools in Suffolk has been called into question again amid calls for salaries to reflect performance.

A Suffolk village primary school threatened with closure after student numbers fell to just 19 has been saved, it has been announced today.

Copleston High School has received an updated Ofsted rating after the education watchdog visited for the first time since 2013. See the full report here and the principal’s reaction.

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

University lecturers in Essex are prepared to strike again this summer, cancelling final year exams and delaying graduation ceremonies, if the bitter pension dispute remains unresolved.

Hundreds of lecturers and other staff angry over proposed changes to pensions began a 14-day staggered strike at the University of Essex today.

Domestic abuse campaigners in Suffolk have welcomed news that crimes will be treated as more serious if they are committed in a domestic setting under new sentencing guidelines.

Renewed concerns have been raised over the handling of proposals to cut free home-to-school transport for thousands of children in Suffolk.

Over 1,000 people have signed an MP’s petition calling for the trust behind the under-fire Felixstowe Academy to be removed, but senior leaders still insist they will turn around the school.

A so-called ‘superhead’ has been appointed as the interim headteacher of the under-fire Shotley Community Primary School.

Pupils at Woodbridge School delighted audiences with an “incredibly slick” performance of classic The Sound of Music.

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