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Andrew Papworth

Walk around many town centres today and you will find streets that have struggled with several shop closures over the years.

A rise in poverty in Ipswich has become so stark that some people may have to accept food shortages and learn how to cook more with less, a foodbank founder has warned.

Groans could be heard from opponents to a planned nuclear power station on a Suffolk coast as they were given "pretty bleak" warnings of how it could change their lives.

Diehard opponents to plans to build a nuclear power station on Suffolk's coast have been told they face an "uphill struggle" against the "pure might" of developers to defeat the plans.

TV presenter Bill Turnbull has revealed that hearing about the possible impact of Sizewell C nuclear power station made him "feel pretty sick" - because of the effect on people's lives and RSPB Minsmere.

For many people, taking their first sip of beer or wine is something to truly savour.

Firebreathers are set to wow partygoers to one of Suffolk's biggest balls of the year - all to raise funds for people facing major crises.

Furious protestors blasted "wrong and immoral" changes to on-call firefighter crews at a big protest in Ipswich - but Suffolk's fire service defended their plans.

She was, to all her family and friends, the "bravest, courageous, beautiful girly that we have ever had the privilege to love".

Bats living in Suffolk churches who continuously leave droppings for parishioners to clean up are causing a headache - because laws mean the creatures cannot be removed.

Cut-back crews could mean firefighters tackling the largest blazes are sometimes faced with a "difficult choice to make", Suffolk's chief fire officer has admitted ahead of a protest.

Neighbours fed up with abuse and vandalism on an Ipswich estate have written to home secretary Priti Patel imploring her to deal with the troublemakers.

Finding the time to keep fit when you have a baby in tow can be a challenge, as any mum or dad will testify. But now a personal trainer in Ipswich and Kesgrave has come up with a unique way of helping parents keep in shape - by turning a child buggy into a fitness aid.

A youngster's first day at school is a momentous occasion for both parent and child. But for Rachel Woodward, the excitement and tears will have that little bit more significance - for it was a moment she thought might never happen.

When little Theo Curtis leads out Ipswich Town as a mascot on his sixth birthday, it will be the perfect present for the Blues-mad youngster.

A jail might not be the place where you expect to find inspiration, particularly if you're facing a long stretch. But now one Suffolk prison has been praised for offering a "culture of hope" by a criminal justice expert during a nationwide tour of the country's cells.

Diehard Ipswich Town supporters are to unveil a giant "call to arms" display in a bid to "help spur the team onto victory".

I've never particularly been one to go with the crowd or court popularity.

He is loved as much as he is hated - and now Nigel Farage will bring his unique brand of campaigning to Essex by launching his "Make Britain Stronger" tour in Colchester.

Young Ipswich Town fans will have the chance to meet top midfield stars Teddy Bishop and Tristan Nydam at a family fun day before the Blues' next match.

One of the year's biggest dog shows is to return to Suffolk in September.

Drivers breaking 20mph speed limits in Ipswich have been warned that they could be caught out by random speed checks being carried out by police.

Firefighters are at greater risk of being killed in action because cuts are leaving them dangerously stretched, a union has warned ahead of a mass demonstration.

A heartbroken family have described how "our world came crashing down" as their beloved five-year-old suffered repeated epileptic fits which later left her with a permanent brain injury.

This is the new £25,000 outreach bus brought in to take the fight to homelessness in Ipswich - by bringing help directly to people on the street who need it.

Long queues of fans waited to meet Ipswich Town's powerful new striker combination which they hope will lift them out of League One this season.

Even in the toughest of times, when faced with terminal cancer during her teenage years, Jess Grant was an "inspirational, brave, positive, beautiful young lady who always met the world with a smile".

Late entries are still available for a run around one of Ipswich's most scenic parts this weekend when the annual Big Fun Run returns to the town.

Ipswich Town's new striker duo James Norwood and Kayden Jackson will be signing autographs and posing for photos when they meet and greet fans this week.

An Ipswich-based circus will be juggling another busy tour of East Anglia to keep youngsters entertained with their rope walking and hula hooping antics.

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