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Snowflakes and sparkling decorations brought the festive spirit to Ipswich as hundreds of people celebrated the switch-on of the town's Christmas stunning lights.

Few parents would expect school to be the place where their children find inner peace. But pupils at this primary in Ipswich really have discovered a zen-like calm - as part of a radical bid to strengthen their defences against mental ill health.

This is how a "private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer" being built on the estate of Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran could look.

Heartbroken relatives of violent crime victims in Norfolk and Suffolk are being left to struggle alone to help survivors pick up the pieces, it has been warned.

Fans of Ed Sheeran could have the chance to play Thinking Out Loud and Supermarket Flowers on the singer's very own personal guitar - when it goes up for auction in Suffolk next month.

A major circus set up on the side of the A12 in Suffolk has got under way - with promises of a whole host of fun for all the family.

A "private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer" on the estate of Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran has been given the go ahead.

European migrants in Ipswich will be able to get valuable advice on the consequences of Brexit at an event being held at a Portguese cafe.

It's the season of joy and goodwill to others, so to Suffolk businessman Jeremy Buitenhuis the thought anyone might spent it alone seemed wrong.

When the curtains are lifted on this brand new theatre at Suffolk's famous Stonham Barns, magician Robbie James is under no illusions that he has the opportunity of a lifetime.

This Ipswich couple feel like there is nearly a person missing from their marriage - after they lost 7.5st between them in an impressive joint weight loss drive.

This week saw World Kindness day - so what are some of the nicest things that people are doing in Suffolk?

Gas supplies will have to be switched off to some homes in Ipswich for 12 hours as part of a £900,000 major upgrade to the town's ageing pipes.

Greater Anglia's long-awaited hi-tech new trains have been spotted in service in Suffolk - but it appears commuters may need to wait just a little longer before seeing them on routes in and out of Ipswich.

Most of us have it drilled into us to always carry a pen and note things down from an early age. But now a school in Ipswich has taken the unusual step of banning writing tools for the day - in a bid to get students to think outside of their comfort zones.

A doctors' surgery looking after 17,000 patients over three sites has made progress since being labelled "inadequate" - but has been told to improve further before being lifted out of special measures.

A major shake-up to bring about "rapid improvements" at an Ipswich primary school is under way after it was criticised by inspectors.

A Suffolk school aims to create a positive "ripple effect" when it holds an inspirational talk for parents aimed at tackling the "downward spiral" of mental ill health amongst young people.

Darth Vaders, Incredible Hulks and Wonder Women will all marvel at the first ever Ipswich Comic-Con - but what will you come dressed as?

If there's one thing you can predict in British politics these days, it's that you can't predict anything.

Impatient drivers have been warned they could face hefty fines for flouting the law by jumping red traffic lights at roadworks across Suffolk.

He built a multi-million pound business empire from nothing, becoming one of Britain's most incredible success stories.

For one of the nation's best-loved comedians, it was perhaps a slightly unusual honour. But comedy legend Griff Rhys Jones is so happy to be named after a Suffolk gritting lorry, he is even musing about arriving in the vehicle to one of his shows.

A house in Ipswich has been refurbished especially to provide a place to live for homeless people in Ipswich to prevent them sleeping rough.

More cyclists will be able to leave their bikes safely at Ipswich railway station after valuable space was freed up amid complaints from riders.

A school has pledged to plant a tree for every new pupil joining the school over the next seven years - to help make the environment they will inherit greener and cleaner.

Heartfelt tributes have been paid after the tragic death of a "very special lady" who "reached out far and wide with a huge smile" during her time as a Women's Institute (WI) federation chairman.

An Ipswich shopping centre has been praised for holding a weekly "quiet day" where disabled people can shop in a peaceful, calm environment without music.

He is bringing one of the biggest ever celebrity parties to Ipswich which will be full of joy and laughter.

Bus stops on key routes in Ipswich are set to be moved, sparking objections from neighbours over loss of parking spaces and road safety.

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