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How news savvy have you been this week? Try our quiz to find out

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 04 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.”

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Record crowds turned out to welcome Santa Claus to a Suffolk garden centre as bosses kicked off their festive season.

A 26-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Ipswich sparking a police appeal has been found.

The Ipswich Society is interested in almost anything that affects the well-being of our town. We are not a single-issue organisation but pride ourselves on being multi-faceted and versatile.

Suffolk brewers Adnams have stirred up storm in a beer glass by extolling the virtues of “Mighty Norwich City” while not having a shop in Ipswich, their own county town!

Suffolk gardening expert, writer and broadcaster Ric Staines has died – prompting tributes from people who knew and worked with him.

Bramford Road in Ipswich is set to remain closed during Monday morning’s rush-hour while safety engineers continue their inspection of building work at a former pub.

Some people may still think of model trains as “toys” but hundreds of people who visited Kesgrave High School on Saturday went to admire the skills of those who put so much time and effort into an exacting hobby.

Pupils and staff at a Suffolk primary school are hoping to win a pot of cash set aside for community projects to revamp broken play equipment.

Ipswich seven-year old Alexander Boyle is much nearer getting a new specialist tricycle that will enable him to play with his family and friends after fundraising effort.

The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.

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