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In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable GARETH WILSON talks about how his force is dealing with the mental health pressures the job of policing can place on his staff.

Today is Wear it Pink day and a Suffolk charity has outlined its latest challenge to raise tens of thousands of pounds for breast cancer causes.

Suffolk police are supporting Anti-Slavery day today – but do you know what the signs are that somebody is being exploited?

Former BBC Breakfast presenter and now Suffolk resident Bill Turnbull has spoken of his ongoing battle with cancer.

A search has been launched by police for a 31-year-old man from Ipswich reported missing.

Robots are working as medical secretaries alongside human staff at a Suffolk hospital in a first for the NHS, it has emerged.

A 21-year-old man who was involved in an attack where two men were stabbed with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich has been jailed for four years.

A 28-year-old man and 28-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Joe Pooley, whose body was found in the River Gipping in August.

Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere writes about changes he would like to see to the economy.

Police and councillors have spoken of the “considerable disruption” and “waste of resources” after a man convicted of making a hoax bomb call walked free from court.

A petition calling for action over traffic chaos every time Dartford Crossing is closed has been launched.

A student has urged all youngsters to sign up to International Citizen Service after returning from the “adventure of a lifetime” by volunteering in Nepal.

A wildlife walk will give people the chance to see some rare sights of nature.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter writes about the work going on to improve the lives of people in Suffolk.

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.

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