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The headteacher of a Suffolk primary school has slammed vandals who left a trail of destruction after smashing up the grounds overnight.

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A suspected illegal immigrant found under a school bus at a Suffolk primary school following a trip to France was a Sudanese minor, the Home Office has confirmed.

17:01

An appeal to build 300 homes off Bell Lane in Kesgrave could end up going to the High Court after Persimmon Homes has called for a judicial review of the Planning Inspectorate’s appeal findings.

16:09

A dog owner has been fined after pleading guilty to being in charge of a ‘dangerously out of control dog’.

16:02

Demolition work on the silos at the former British Sugar plant at Sproughton outside Ipswich has started – and the four massive structures should be a thing of the past by the end of February.

16:00

A woman who claims she was raped more than a decade ago by a Felixstowe man reported the alleged attack to the police after she saw a newspaper article about him appearing in court for sex offences relating to two teenage girls, a court has heard.

14:55

Proposals to close the junction between Rands Way and Nacton Road have been abandoned after the idea provoked a storm of objections in a public consultation exercise.

12:10

A weather warning for ice in Suffolk has been issued lasting from tonight into tomorrow morning – bringing with it more fears of travel chaos.

11:15

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

6 minutes ago

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has pledged to ask the government to pay for the £1.5million search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.

07:11

More schools in the region - mainly in Essex - have been affected by the snow and ice, with dozens remaining closed for the day,

06:30

Suffolk police will be hosting a 24-hour Tweetathon on Thursday to give the public a rare glimpse into the sheer number and range of calls its officers face on a daily basis.

16:57

In three decades of policing, Gareth Wilson has witnessed huge change perhaps never more so than in his last three years as Suffolk’s chief constable.

16:35

If you’ve ever been frustrated by struggling to see the directions on a dirty Suffolk road sign, don’t be too surprised – the county council spends just over £1 per sign per year on keeping them up to scratch!

16:01

A memorial stone in memory of all those locally who served in Korea from 1950-53 has been unveiled at the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich.

15:29

A Suffolk councillor has called for controversial proposals to charge for brown bin collections to be scrapped – and to double the tax on second homes instead.

14:41

A Kesgrave sixth former has won a prestigious Arkwright scholarship marking her out as a future leader in engineering.

14:33

Police have arrested a man in Ipswich on suspicion of shoplifting.

13:33

A car has collided with a telegraph pole in Ipswich, partially closing a road and leaving the driver injured.

11:39

A photography festival which aims to build Suffolk’s reputation as a “centre for excellence in photography” is returning next year.

09:44

Drivers in Suffolk are being urged to take extra care this morning after police were called to a flurry of accidents - including four on the A12 in just two hours.

08:31

A track defect has caused major disruption for rail travellers using services on the mainline through Essex,

Yesterday, 21:37

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

Yesterday, 20:00

An Ipswich shopkeeper left angry and upset at shoplifters targeting the newsagents he owns is taking a stand and asking customers to knock before he lets them in.

16:44

Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

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The headteacher of a Suffolk primary school has slammed vandals who left a trail of destruction after smashing up the grounds overnight.

Drivers in Suffolk are being urged to take extra care this morning after police were called to a flurry of accidents - including four on the A12 in just two hours.

A suspected illegal immigrant found under a school bus at a Suffolk primary school following a trip to France was a Sudanese minor, the Home Office has confirmed.

More schools in the region - mainly in Essex - have been affected by the snow and ice, with dozens remaining closed for the day,

An Ipswich shopkeeper left angry and upset at shoplifters targeting the newsagents he owns is taking a stand and asking customers to knock before he lets them in.

Proposals to close the junction between Rands Way and Nacton Road have been abandoned after the idea provoked a storm of objections in a public consultation exercise.

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

Ipswich Town finance director Mark Andrews insists owner Marcus Evans remains ‘in it for the long haul’ after the latest set of accounts were revealed at last night’s PLC AGM, adding there could well be money for transfers in January.

Paul Geater

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

Last week’s budget was as big a non-event as I can remember from a Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he still got a lot of column inches for what he said and did to try to help the housing crisis.

The Christmas lights are up, and on, all over Ipswich. The Bury Christmas Fayre starts today. So the festive season has well and truly started.

No one who lived through the firestorm prompted by the 18% council tax rise imposed by Suffolk County Council in 2003 will be in any doubt about how toxic the issue can be.

Suffolk’s local council landscape has been more or less the same for the last 43 years – but things are set to change in 2019.

Over the last week there’s been a great deal of navel-gazing and mutual self-congratulation in the rail industry – especially in East Anglia.

Last week’s tragic accident on the Orwell Bridge once again sparked calls for a new road across the top of the town.

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

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