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Andrew Papworth

People in one of Suffolk's most rural and potentially isolated areas have been urged to look out for their neighbours as a new group was set up to help those at risk of being cut off from vital services and human contact.

People travelling on train services across Suffolk during the Bank Holiday weekend face disruption due to engineering works.

He retired as Suffolk's most senior police officer less than two months ago - but Gareth Wilson has already come out of retirement to take on one of the most senior roles in British policing.

Ed Sheeran has given students at his old Suffolk school the perfect gift - by handing each of its 1,100 pupils free tickets to one of his homecoming Ipswich gigs.

Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has praised an inspiring group of volunteers who support young families in Suffolk facing difficulties including depression and isolation.

More shops, a new 'central hub' and a crackdown on crime are among a wish-list of changes being drawn up by people living in one of Ipswich's largest suburbs.

A suspected bogus doorstep trader dressed in head to toe in bright orange high-visibility clothing has sparked a warning from trading standards after he offered to tarmac an elderly woman's driveway.

Prince William has spoken of how he was left with a "very depressing" feeling when dealing with families losing their loved ones during his time as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot.

They are not, in their own words, superheroes - but to many people, they are perhaps the next best thing.

Add an explosion of bright orange, yellow, blue and pink to a school fun run and you're bound to get lots of happy, smiling faces. But this colour run at St Joseph's College in Ipswich brought an even wider smile to the faces of youngsters, parents and staff - as it helped to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A self-confessed "plant geek" has helped transform empty and unloved flower beds in Ipswich - in a bid to make the town more attractive for visitors.

Motorists were hit with delays on the A14 after a lorry suffered a tyre blow out, causing a lane to be closed.

A new Lego club is to be launched in Chantry to help adults with additional needs such an autism and learning difficulties.

An Ipswich skier has spoken movingly about overcoming obstacles on her way to the top - in a bid to persuade others to take on challenges to support an "inspiring" hospice in her home town.

A series of trains between Ipswich and London have been cancelled due to a broken down train.

Even as she faced a life-threatening cancer diagnosis aged just four, brave Arabella Scannell told her family: "I don't want you to cry. I don't want us to be down."

"Please help us to keep the high street alive" - that is the final plea from a quirky Ipswich stationery shop being forced to close due to a "decline in retail".

Driving whilst using a mobile phone is certainly not something a driving instructor would recommend.

It was one of the most moving events of the year - and now you can relive the weekend's emotional St Elizabeth Hospice Midnight Walk in Ipswich by watching our video from a special night.

A car stopped by police after reports it was being driven "aggressively" was seized after the motorist was found not to have a licence or insurance.

A road in Ipswich which floods regularly when it rains heavily urgently needs fixing, say nearby residents.

A young driver who reportedly threw a coffee cup into the road was made by police to get out of his car and pick up his rubbish - to the delight of other motorists.

More than 1,000 complaints were made about low-flying military aircraft in Norfolk and Suffolk in a year - more than a seven-fold rise on the year before.

Many people who wear glasses will be able to relate to being called "four-eyes" or being made fun of. But an Ipswich Hospital worker named as one of the region's most stylish spectacle wearers is urging people not to let negative comments get them down and instead be proud of their eyewear.

Post-mortem examinations into two people who died in a house explosion in Suffolk are due to take place this weekend.

Ipswich Wanderers Football Club has appealed for donations to help fix substantial damage caused by a freak gust of wind, which blew the roof off its main stand.

Migrants in Ipswich's most deprived areas are to benefit from free English language and engagement workshops after a community project won £300,000 of National Lottery funding.

Suffolk experienced its wettest day for over six months after the heavens opened with bucketfuls of rainfall over 24 hours.

An under-pressure foodbank has said problems caused by Universal Credit are among the main reasons it is being forced to build new £300,000 premises.

It started as little more than a headache, but ended up tragically taking a devoted mother's life. And now the family of a popular Ipswich Hospital nurse who "just loved helping people" have urged others suffering from everyday aches and pains to get checked over by a doctor following her devastating death from a brain tumour.

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