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The most popular baby names for 2016 in England and Wales have been revealed with Olivia and Oliver being ranked as the number one choices.

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The value of business support provided by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has now passed £20m, guests at the organisation’s annual general meeting were told today.

Mark Pendlington

George Fricker (Farlingaye HS and Ufford Park) won his singles in both his appearances for England Schools.

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.


Suffolk biker Stuart Dean is putting on his best togs and getting on his Harley Davidson for the DGR - The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride - in London on September 24.


Tributes have been paid to a new dad from Ipswich who died just a year after the birth of the child he had always dreamed of.


This funny and emotive musical about a class of disadvantaged teens on a school trip was originally written by Willy Russell in the 70s but remains just as true and poignant today.


The Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk returns next month having raised a massive £22,000 at the inaugural event last year.

Ipswich Town Football Club

TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek Michael Perry shares how the seeds of his successful career were sown in East Anglian.


Princes William and Harry remain deeply affected by their mother’s death 20 years ago on August 31, 1997.


Visitors to the Suffolk seaside were confronted by the striking spectacle of a plastic whale measuring the length of two double-decker buses – created to drive home an environmental call to arms.

Therese Coffey

The research has revealed the county is in the top 10 – with key indicators showing it’s a great place for pensioners to live.

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Cystic fibrosis patient Holly Randall has always been an advocate of organ donation, knowing one day she will need a double lung transplant to keep her alive.

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Urgent action needs to be taken against childhood obesity, leaders have warned, as new figures show at least 34 people aged under 25 in the East of England have Type 2 diabetes.

Tony Goldson

Griff Rhys Jones is set to make an appearance at Ufford Park Hotel, near Woodbridge, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).


This month marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, and we want to hear your memories of the royal.


Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Millions have been taken off supermarket shelves. See a full list here.


The Chantry housing estate in Ipswich was mostly built in the 1950s and 60s to house the town’s expanding population, writes David Kindred.

David Kindred

A group of athletes from Suffolk will be vying for medals and putting their skills to the test for the first time at this year’s Special Olympics.

Tony Goldson

The centenary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele – the third Battle of Ypres – was marked by special ceremonies in both Ipswich and Colchester.

David Ellesmere

Suffolk’s top music festival, Latitude, is in the top five best music festivals nationwide for value for money, according to a new survey.


Two of Suffolk’s three players in the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys’ under-16 open stroke play at Burnham and Berrow made the cut.


Two Suffolk nurseries have defended their decision to put the price of hot meals up to £12 a day in the wake of national funding changes being rolled out later this year.

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It will be a big day for veteran sheep farmer Bob Wilden when the English National Sheepdog Trials kick off at Haughley Park, near Stowmarket, on Friday, 
July 27.

Ipswich Building Society

A man who tried to import a child sex doll into the UK through Stansted Airport and was then found to have more than 35,000 indecent images of children has been spared prison.

Ipswich Crown Court

Suffolk PGA, the inaugural winners of the PGA England and Wales inter-county Championship, will look to kick-start their bid to reclaim the title they won four years ago at the East qualifying event taking place at Bush Hill Park on Tuesday.


Prince Harry gave his backing to a new brain injury identification card during a launch event in Ipswich, saying they will be a “saving grace” for survivors and police officers alike.

Tim Passmore

Prince Harry has arrived in Suffolk to visit the RAF regiment at Honington and the Headway charity in Ipswich.


Two picturesque towns in the heart of Suffolk have been featured a list of the UK’s top 10 property hotspots.


Suffolk’s police federation is urging the Government to change the law to protect officers responding to 999 calls, or those involved in pursuits, from potential prosecutions.

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