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Emily Townsend

Senior reporter

Midwives have shared a rare glimpse into the plight of babies born addicted to drugs at our hospitals.

When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

A blaze at a family-owned fish and chip shop has forced it to close for the foreseeable future, bosses have announced.

Beacons created a blaze of light at a poignant Suffolk ceremony to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

A former Ipswich postman once named the world’s fattest man is accused of shoplifting in the US – and allegedly stashed items such as Star Wars toys in his mobility scooter.

Questions surround the future of an Ipswich landmark which has stood empty for several months.

Birds-eye video of the Ipswich Winerack from above has captured the first-ever images of new flats in the block.

Thousands of children in Suffolk and Essex are relying on emergency handouts from foodbanks, it can be revealed.

Striking new images of the Ipswich Winerack from above reveal the sheer scale of its rejuvenation eight months into a major re-development project.

A failed asylum seeker is battling to stay in Britain to protect her daughter from the risk of female genital mutilation.

A devastated mum-of-four is demanding action over a busy Ipswich road she claims is used as a racetrack by drivers.

Lovable children’s book character Elmer the Elephant is due to delight youngsters by joining in with a series of spooktacular Halloween festivities in Ipswich this week.

A coroner has opened the inquest into the death of a 59-year-old man killed in a crash in Bramford.

Police investigating reports of a stabbing in Ipswich have released a man in connection with the incident as enquiries into what happened continue.

Balmy autumn temperatures have kept winter at bay in Suffolk and north Essex this October – but temperatures could plunge into single figures this week, according to forecasters.

People claiming Universal Credit in our region are struggling to feed themselves, clothe their children and keep up with rent and bills, an investigation by this newspaper has revealed.

Health and beauty giant Boots has unveiled its new store at Beardmore Retail Park in Martlesham.

The rollout of flagship welfare reform Universal Credit is almost complete in Suffolk and north Essex – with every district due to be phased in by January 2019.

There is nothing quite like curling up with a good book – it makes life that little bit better.

Fans of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran face paying as much as four-and-a-half times the usual amount for hotel rooms when he performs his four homecoming gigs next summer.

Flat owners in a Suffolk tower block are being billed £2.4million for safety upgrades triggered by the Grenfell tragedy, we can reveal today.

Drivers are facing long delays on the A12 at Martlesham this morning after a JCB broke down near the BT Tower.

Up to six police cars were spotted near a block of flats in Ipswich this afternoon – as part of an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Joe Pooley.

It was touch and go for Pickle the black Labrador when she was hit by a car on the A14 this summer – but now the determined pooch is making a remarkable recovery.

A first-time mum who was facing deportation at seven months pregnant has had the decision overturned, her husband has revealed.

Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Ipswich-born actor Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a new film about Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, it has emerged.

A Suffolk police officer who has been assaulted around 100 times in 17 years while working on the front line in Ipswich has welcomed a new law increasing the penalty for attacking emergency staff.

Highways chiefs are monitoring gusts and wind speeds as Storm Ali makes its way to Suffolk.

A prisoner who absconded while on leave from an Ipswich medical facility has been found.

The footballer Kevin Beattie, regularly voted Ipswich Town’s greatest ever player, has died aged 64.

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