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A Kesgrave woman wants to spread the word about a Halloween project which keeps children with food allergies safe.

A county council run care service has been described as ‘exceptional’ following their Outstanding care quality rating.

Yesterday, 18:38

The bosses of a pharmaceutical company which has been growing cannabis legally in Norfolk since 2016 for the international medicinal market are now hopeful of being able to offer their cannabis-derived medicine on prescription in the UK.

Suffolk’s fostering and adoption service has shined a spotlight on some of the harder children to find homes for in its latest campaign.

Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

Thu, 13:20

Foodbanks in Suffolk have been stepping in to supply tampons to schools, it has revealed, as support is growing to end “period poverty”.

Thu, 10:52

Councils in East Anglia have been given millions of pounds to help hospitals in the region cope with expected winter pressures.

Wed, 19:30

Expectant parents may feel pressured into terminating pregnancies unnecessarily, claim members of the Down’s Syndrome Support Group in Ipswich who are calling for a more balanced perspective.

Wed, 17:30

Babies and toddlers from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich took part in a Peppa Pig-themed danceathon to raise money for charity.

Wed, 15:34

A national charity is calling for greater awareness of blindness in East Anglia.

Wed, 07:56

Almost one in three Suffolk children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, we can reveal.

Tue, 07:30

Public service are increasingly turning to charities for support in rural Suffolk – amid growing demands and stretched finances.

Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A heartbroken husband has paid tribute to his popular teacher wife who died shortly after giving birth to their first child.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The St John Ambulance service is offering free heart massage lessons in Ipswich this weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Suffolk User Forum launched the app, called Stay Alive, in association with Grassroots as part of World Mental Health Day.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Patients missed more than 37,000 appointments at Ipswich Hospital last year, new figures have revealed.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mental health services have become the “Cinderella of the NHS” because they don’t have enough funding, the leader of an under-fire trust has said.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A children’s hospice is being forced to make tough decisions over the levels of care it provides to some young people due to a chronic nursing shortage.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The wife of a well known Suffolk entertainer has raised thousands of pounds in her husband’s memory after completing a daring wing-walk.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A young singer-songwriter from Ipswich has released a song called ‘Stronger’ to raise awareness of the effects of bullying on World Mental Health day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A charity single has been released to raise lifesaving funds for an Essex schoolboy suffering from a rare form of Leukaemia.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The scale of alcohol-related liver disease in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed in new figures – showing hundreds of people are admitted to hospital every year.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

Monday, October 8, 2018

Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The first rule of menopause is that you don’t talk about the menopause. At least, that’s how it feels when, like me, you go through this dreaded stage of life at the age of 39.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

At the age of 19, Charlie Yapp was clinically depressed and unable to leave his house without major anxiety attacks, but now he has launched a clothing brand.

Friday, October 5, 2018

A campaign has been launched calling for Suffolk County Council to commit cash for free female sanitary products in schools for poorer families.

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