Adam Howlett

Welcome to today's live feed, where you can find all of the day's breaking fire, crime and travel news from Suffolk and north Essex.

A house was left badly damaged after a van crashed into the building.

A calm has come over Ipswich this morning - as the town braces for the first of Ed Sheeran's big concerts tonight.

Schools in Suffolk celebrated an average 7% increase in students achieving a grade 4 or above, according to the county council.

An Ipswich student who fractured her back in a horseriding accident just two weeks before her GCSE exams has passed with flying colours.

Meet Suffolk's medical detection dogs - who are trained to sniff out slight changes in the odour we give off when we are ill.

GCSEs are more gruelling than ever before according to an academy principal in Ipswich - who likened the experience to a sportsman training for the Olympics.

The trail is due to finish on Sunday, September 8, with much sadness expected as the elephants which have brought much joy to Ipswich's streets are taken away.

An Ipswich midwife who is retiring after almost 40 years says the "magic of childbirth never wears off".

More children are being given the MMR vaccine in Suffolk than the national average - but the figure still falls short of the 95% target set by the World Heath Organisation.

Residents in the Chantry area of Ipswich are being asked to put their bins out early - to avoid crews getting caught up in the commotion of the weekend's big Ed Sheeran concerts.

The battle lines have been drawn in a fight over where a £30million orthopaedic centre should be built.

Police searching for a missing 64-year-old woman from Ipswich have found her safe and well.

Eagle-eyed Ipswich Town fans have spotted Ed Sheeran among the crowds at Portman Road tonight.

Fire crews attended the scene of haystack fire in Felixstowe today where 100 tonnes of straw went up in flames.

Police were called to reports of a crash close to Portman Road just an hour before kick-off.

Three former Ipswich shop owners have pleaded guilty to selling illicit cigarettes following an undercover sting by trading standards officers.

An expectant father who was hit by a lorry while walking along the A14 near Newmarket was 'confused' through taking cocaine, a lack of sleep and freezing temperatures, an inquest has heard.

More than 1,000 fish had to be rescued from a weir due to the low flow of water.

The death of a Ipswich man who suffered life-changing injuries in a motorbike crash which left him in chronic pain was drug-related, a coroner has concluded.

A popular football referee from Stowmarket died as a result of a seizure which was likely contributed by his Type 1 diabetes, a coroner had concluded.

A man has appeared in court charged with causing a crash on the A12 near Washbrook which claimed the life of a mother-of-six.

Emergency services have left the scene of last night's crash in Tattingstone, where a car struck a telegraph pole and a house.

A 20-year-old man arrested in connection to a spate of indecent exposure incidents in the Woodbridge area has been released on bail.

The family of a pedestrian who died in a crash on the A14 near Woolpit have paid tribute to their 'beloved son'.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been put in place for Suffolk and Essex today - as gusts of up to 60mph are set to blast the region.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a gas main was damaged in a crash in Haverhill.

A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car near Borley Green, just outside Stowmarket.

Ipswich Hospital suffered a temporary blackout this evening as large-scale power cuts affect England.

A popular Ipswich restaurant may not open tonight after plaster at the top of the building became loose in high winds.

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