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PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 20 November 2017

The Abbey Gardens in full bloom. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Abbey Gardens in full bloom. Picture: GREGG BROWN

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our Suffolk news round-up quiz.

This week it was revealed that couples in Suffolk who have been trying to conceive for three years and have no living children are eligible for two cycles of IVF on the NHS.

However struggling couples in north Essex are not offered any help on the NHS.

The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group cut IVF treatment in November 2015 for all couples except those with complex health needs.

We asked people in Ipswich what they thought of the postcode lottery faced by couples who are struggling to conceive.

Ed Barnes, 43, said: “It doesn’t make any sense. Surely everyone should be allowed to have the same amount of attempts as their neighbours in the next county.

“It doesn’t make any sense that someone in Essex should get no opportunity to this so it should be right across the board. It is a shame that they can’t make it a fixed number for the whole of the UK.”

Michelle Morton, 64, said: “I think it should be allowed, you should be able to have it. I know the distress my daughter went through thinking she couldn’t have children and the joy that those children have brought us is immense.

“She had problems and she just couldn’t do it without help, so yes, I do think you should get some help for free. I think there should be restrictions, but I think mainly you should get this.”

You can read the full story here.

The 2018 A-level results day is coming to an end and Suffolk have once again produced some incredible results.

Find out when you need to seek medical attention, what to do when you have been bitten and why some are prone to bites more than others.

A dog owner has defended herself against claims her pets’ loud barking is disturbing her neighbours.

Today’s the day – and thousands of students across the Ipswich area have been heading into schools and colleges to collect their A-level results.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 39-year-old woman from Lowestoft.

A moped rider was taken to hospital after a crash in Ipswich this afternoon.

A Suffolk teenager hopes to follow in the footsteps of those who saved her fathers life as she achieved top marks in her A-level results.

Stars of Ipswich Town Football Club put down their boots and picked up tennis rackets to help promote a matchday collection for the Elena Baltacha Foundation.

Luke Chambers is supporting the £10,000 youth football campaign which helps local teams get new sports equipment.

Areas of Suffolk and North Essex received biblical proportions of rain earlier with Braintree receiving almost 16.4mm between midnight and 4pm today.

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