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A specialist service has been launched to help new mums with postnatal depression and other mental health issues.

NHS

Domestic abuse campaigners in Suffolk have welcomed news that crimes will be treated as more serious if they are committed in a domestic setting under new sentencing guidelines.

Tim Passmore

Thatching has been practiced for hundreds of years, and still protects many Suffolk churches, homes and barns from the elements.

David Kindred

A signed photograph of Princess Diana – which was given to Babergh District Council on the royal’s visit in 1993 – has been presented to a Sudbury care home.

Suffolk County Council

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

Luke Chambers

Four former serviceman are planning an epic 4,000-plus mile motorcycle ride round the coast of Britain in a bid to raise money for a charity which is close to their hearts.

BT

A regional search and rescue organisation dedicated to finding missing people now has three new dogs in its team.

Corrie McKeague

Suffolk Spartans powerlifting club is bidding for £200,000 in national competition finals.

United Kingdom

Requiem was billed as the most frightening programme the BBC had ever broadcast: has no one ever told these people about Ghostwatch 1992? Or the News at Ten?

BBC

Two Suffolk building firms will be going head-to-head in the finals of 2018 National Federation of Builders (NFB) Awards.

United Kingdom

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has said he is “delighted” that his personal smartphone app “caught the imagination” of social media users last week, and admitted that he found some of the posts on it “absolutely hilarious”.

Wales

Ipswich Town take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a Championship match this afternoon. Here’s all you need to know.

Mick McCarthy

The number of first-time buyers in 2017 was the highest for a decade, a new report reveals.

United Kingdom

The actor, who was born in Ipswich, plays Captain Stanhope in a new film version of R.C. Sherriff’s 1923 play set in the trenches, directed by Saul Dibb. They tell Simon Parkin about a film that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

University of East Anglia

The populations of Suffolk and Essex have been revealed among the poorest served by neighbourhood police in the country.

Tim Passmore

Pubs across the country, including some operated by Greene King, have had to find alternative suppliers after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ordered a major meat supplier to recall its products.

Greene King

A Suffolk free range egg producer has welcomed a tightening of restrictions to prevent the spread of bird flu in England, but fears an outbreak in the domestic bird population is imminent.

United Kingdom

Hopes of developing through rail services between Ipswich and the south west of England are still being considered – despite fears that a new cross-country rail link may only be for commuter services.

United Kingdom

Theresa May will abandon her Conservative general election manifesto pledge to give MPs a vote on whether to overturn the fox hunting ban.

Jeremy Corbyn

The Prince’s Trust, the Prince of Wales’ charity which works with young people, is teaming up with the Government’s Innovate UK initiative to encourage more 18- to 30-year-olds to go into business.

BT

Gun laws in England and Wales are now being reviewed by the Government two years after a Suffolk schoolboy was shot and killed with an air rifle.

Home Office

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Harry

Amid a national debate today over the level of neighbourhood policing, we would like to know if you have seen a bobby on the beat in your neighbourhood in Ipswich.

United Kingdom

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out and watch Boxing Day hunts in the Suffolk countryside today.

United Kingdom

Neonicotinoid pesticides have for years caused controversy over their impacts on pollinating insects, but a new study now focuses on their effects on the aquatic life in our watercourses.

European Union

Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle have marked their engagement by releasing a series of romantic photographs.

Harry

Forget a white Christmas – weather experts are predicting a “reasonably mild” day for festive revellers in the region this year.

Met Office

It’s the 100th anniversary of the death of Suffolk’s most famous daughter. First woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor. First woman to be elected an English mayor

the Star

Bosses at an Ipswich primary school ranked by Ofsted in a list of consistently under-performing institutions are confident that improvements are being made.

Gordon Jones

Schools in Suffolk are continuing to improve and gradually beginning to claw up the performance tables, bosses at the official education watchdog Ofsted have said.

United Kingdom

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