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16:53
The Trotters Pig

Everyone has a favourite piggy - but which one is it?

16:35
Possible views for the new Cornhill in the heart of Ipswich.

A free wifi area could be created in the heart of Ipswich when the Cornhill is rebuilt over the next two years, it has emerged.

Tess carried a faulty BRCA2 gene, which greatly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The family of a 24-year-old woman from Ipswich who has died of cancer have paid tribute to her “strength” and “bravery” as she was determined to live life to the full despite the devastating diagnosis.

Travellers encampment on Bramford Recreation Ground Ipswich.

Ipswich Borough Council today will start to clean up a playing field in Ipswich after a group of travellers left overnight.

08:37
South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A woman used a pair of novelty Christmas slippers to set her ex-boyfriend’s front door alight after he rebuffed her attempt to rekindle their relationship, a court heard.

19:08

A Suffolk entrepreneur could soon be supplying his eco-friendly invention to the world’s largest coffee chain, after grabbing industry attention for his answer to an environmental problem.

19:05

A 22-year-old fashion designer who left his day job to build a brand from the ground up has seen his accessories paraded on the red carpet.

19:03

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

Hundreds of working days were lost at Suffolk’s largest hospital through psychological issues last month, prompting an investigation into the possible link between staff overtime and stress.

18:53

There was heavy traffic on the A1071 in Hintlesham this evening due to a number of different crashes.

18:26

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a seaside procession, a great British fete or a laid back music festival - and all of these happen in abundance on the Suffolk Coast.

18:00

Two Suffolk family businesses joined forces at Sandringham Flower Show to create a garden called Happy and Glorious, inspired by the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

17:00

A competition is being launched in Kesgrave to help bring together people in the community who have a love of photography.

16:23

Suffolk is the bread basket of England.

14:04

They are more photographed than Kim Kardashian right now - and it is clear to see why.

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Tess carried a faulty BRCA2 gene, which greatly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The family of a 24-year-old woman from Ipswich who has died of cancer have paid tribute to her “strength” and “bravery” as she was determined to live life to the full despite the devastating diagnosis.

Flower left at Bramford Recreation Ground on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of toddler Ryan Ward's death.

Travellers have arrived at a playing field in Ipswich - almost three years to the day since a toddler was killed in a collision with a van at the same site.

Brave neighbours came to the aid of a father and his three young daughters who were left stunned when they discovered an exotic-looking snake coiled in their back garden.

Two children were taken to hospital after being rescued from the sea off Felixstowe today.

With BHS set to close across the country by the end of August, retail bosses and politicians are now looking for an alternative use for the large store in Ipswich’s Butter Market Street.

Paths are for people, not for cars. That is the driving force behind a campaign started by Ipswich man Simon O’Brien-Ellington who says badly parked cars block access for wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs and blind people.

A person has been pronounced dead after being struck by a train near Needham Market station.

As hundreds of people across Ipswich have taken to playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones, parts of the town centre have become hubs for activity in the game.

Paul Geater

Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Faced with the looming juggernauts of budget cuts and devolution, Suffolk’s district and borough councils are facing very uncertain times, writes Paul Geater.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

Ben Gummer’s plea to voters to get involved with the political process by joining a party – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, anyone but UKIP – was interesting because it highlighted a major concern that politics is in danger of being hijacked by extremes, writes Paul Geater.

After last week’s frenetic rush by councils to vote on the proposals for East Anglia’s devolution when everyone’s mind was really on other things, at least we can now put that issue out of our minds for a time. Or can we? Writes Paul Geater

A week on from the EU referendum and most of us still haven’t been able to catch our breath – but after all the claims from the Remain campaign that were labelled “Project Fear” should we really be fearful . . . or were they overblown, writes Paul Geater?

This week has really seen the referendum campaign come to life in Ipswich with Boris Johnson and Michael Gove coming on Tuesday and yesterday’s visit by Hilary Benn, writes political reporter Paul Geater.

Network Rail is not an organisation I have a particularly high regard for, writes Paul Geater. It can often appear rather high-handed and can sometimes give the impression it feels passengers are an inconvenience it could do without.

Paul Geater has been a regular visitor to the Suffolk Show over many decades – and will be back there again as part of our coverage on both days of the event. He has no worries about the weather this year, despite Tuesday’s rain.

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