December 22 2014 Latest news:
It is the one day of the year when families truly unite, when every dining table in the country is decluttered so everyone can share the feast - but Christmas dinner is not always the happy family affair we hope for. This week readers have been sharing their Christmas dinner disaster stories, and offering tips on what not to do this yuletide.
Paramedics in Suffolk experienced one of their busiest nights of the year at the weekend as revellers took to the pubs and clubs of the county in their droves to celebrate Christmas.
A woman has reported being assaulted outside Ipswich Hospital.
A white Christmas has been ruled out for Suffolk and Essex – but snow may be on its way before the new year.
A water feature with a difference has sprung up behind a Suffolk pub after it was inadvertently uncovered during a routine beer delivery.
A dead body has been pulled out of the water in the vicinity of the Orwell Bridge.
I fully realise this piece elevates me to a position somewhere between Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch, but as the big day approaches I have to admit that the magic of Christmas has long since disappeared.
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Lucia Aguilar-Gomez thought long and hard about whether she dared take a year’s sabbatical from work.