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Emily Townsend

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Controversial plans to abandon the four hour waiting time target at A&E could be detrimental to patients, the boss of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is warning.

A Suffolk GP surgery with thousands of patients on its register is now in special measures after health inspectors raised concerns about safety and leadership.

Clacton Pier’s most iconic ride is set to return this weekend after a winter break in Scotland.

Firms are slashing hours and cutting jobs over Brexit fears – prompting more people than ever before to turn to foodbanks for help, it has been claimed.

Keep your eyes peeled for TV favourites at the Cornhill today – the team behind BBC’s The One Show have reserved a filming slot this afternoon.

BBC’s The One Show is filming on the Cornhill tomorrow – tasting the first crop of tomatoes from the UK’s most eco-efficient greenhouse near Ipswich.

Shy bakers have led to the cancellation of an Ipswich cake contest planned for the weekend.

Tomatoes at a high-tech Suffolk greenhouse the size of 11 football pitches are ripe for picking – 10 weeks after the first seed was sown.

Getting ambulances back on the road is a priority for hospitals in the region, bosses said, as the number of ambulance hours wasted by waiting to hand over rose again this winter.

The way A&E departments in Suffolk and north Essex treat patients is going to change, NHS bosses have revealed after hospitals missed national waiting time targets for two months in a row.

Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low.

An 18-year-old from Suffolk is looking to unleash her talent and make judges sit up and take notice during one of the world’s top dog shows.

Ambulance workers were sent to Suffolk and Essex jails hundreds of times last year – the equivalent of more than once a day, we can reveal.

The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.

Fresh proposals are being unveiled for the expansion of an Ipswich college – just weeks after planners gave a state-of-the-art technology hub the green light.

Long-serving doctors could be persuaded to abandon retirement and help tackle GP shortages in Suffolk and north Essex, it has emerged.

In this column, Clare Flintoff – chief executive of a group of 10 Suffolk primary schools – shares her view on provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

Grave concerns are being raised about how prepared Suffolk is for Brexit with just a few weeks left on the clock.

Special Report How a no-deal Brexit could affect you

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Britain will leave the European Union without a deal on March 29 unless a withdrawal agreement is approved or Article 50 is delayed – we look at how this eventuality could affect you in Suffolk.

The Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has ‘disappeared’ in fog this morning.

A chocolate Christchurch Mansion, a Willis wheel or an ‘oreo’ bridge – your cakes of Ipswich landmarks could soon be cream of the crop at the mayor’s baking competition with a difference.

Pacemakers fitted to hundreds of Suffolk patients may be at risk of malfunctioning, it has emerged.

The troubled mental health trust in Suffolk and Norfolk could be split into three, we can reveal.

Another child has reported being approached by a man in a silver car in Kesgrave – sparking a fresh ‘stranger danger’ warning.

Popular sandwich chain Pret has confirmed it is no longer opening a store on Ipswich Cornhill.

Fire alarms are to be fitted at an Ipswich block of flats as part of safety upgrades prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Orphaned as a young boy when his parents were killed in the gas chambers, Ipswich-based Frank Bright is one of the last people in Britain able to offer first-hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Angry commuters have branded price hikes at Suffolk and Essex railway station car parks a “kick in the teeth” – after some leapt up by as much as 25%.

The scale of GP shortages in our region is laid bare in NHS data which ranks parts of Suffolk and Essex among the worst places in England for patient-doctor ratios.

Suffolk’s NHS bosses have spelled out their vision for a major shake-up of mental health services ahead of a meeting of experts.

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