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Natalie Sadler

When it comes to our summer holiday this year we are sticking even closer to home than usual, writes Natalie Sadler.

It was a case of Sharpies to the rescue when Max Mallett came up with a last-minute request for a bespoke World Book Day costume this week.

It’s half term and that means only one thing in theatre land - auditoriums packed with over-excited children for family-friendly shows.

A family left distraught by the disappearance of their beloved son, Leon Clark, say they are reassured by fresh sightings of the 20-year-old.

A village left in shock after a light aircraft crash landed has rallied to support the emergency services.

The “tragic” death of a man following a light aircraft crash has left a village in shock today.

A pilot in his 50s died this afternoon at the scene of a light aircraft crash at Belchamp Walter, on the Essex/Suffolk border.

The sister of a man who died after falling on the steps at the newly-revamped Cornhill in Ipswich has paid tribute to her “lovely brother” following his sudden death.

Coastal communities in Suffolk and Essex are tonight preparing for the next high tide which will hit in the early hours of the morning, but the threat has been reduced following the early dramatic storms.

A prisoner who was on the run for more than a month after walking out of a Suffolk open prison has been jailed for six months.

A fire alarm temporarily stopped the show going on at the New Wolsey Theatre.

A prisoner from Hollesley Bay has been found after an appeal was launched to locate him.

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

The major redevelopment of the Cornhill is set to be completed this week and construction teams have been working throughout the weekend to put the final touches in place.

Our list of demands from a ski holiday is getting longer – value for money, short transfer times, school holiday availability, challenging terrain, plenty of fresh snow and British-standard childcare, writes snowboarder Natalie Sadler.

A woman with 256 previous convictions is this week back behind bars after biting three members of staff at a Suffolk supermarket along with two others sentenced this week.

Armed police have raided a house in Ipswich as they investigate a suspected firearms incident.

Art lessons, maths and even English classes are taking on an elephant theme at one Ipswich school.

When St Elizabeth Hospice announced their latest art trail - Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk - Graham Shemmings was one of the first sponsors to sign up.

Artists have been putting pen to paper and have started sharing their visions for what the herd of elephants that will take over Ipswich next summer should look like.

Not many artists can claim that a giant pig helped launch their career – but for Lois Cordelia it was the Ipswich-themed Pig-geswyck that made her name.

This was the scene over Aldeburgh last night but we may see a very different picture in days to come as the threat of thunderstorms increases.

Follow our live feed to see how Suffolk and Essex are coping with the unprecedented temperatures in the region.

Don’t be alarmed if the first thing you see when you arrive at Kidzfest today is a queue. It is not a sign of things to come.

“I would rather pay full-price than queue all that time,” that was the claim of an Essex mum after abandoning attempts to take advantage of a special promotion at Colchester’s Build-A-Bear store.

As the England V Croatia World Cup semi-final goes into extra time, we are here with live updates from key locations around Suffolk.

There was huge doubt over whether we could actually pull it off but Gareth Southgate’s boys have today ‘written their own history’ and made it through to the World Cup semi-finals.

Instagram is casting a rose-tinted filter over the reality of motherhood and making it impossible not to compare your parenting to that of other new mums, according to one Colchester woman.

We have a lot to be proud of around our glorious county and today we are celebrating that fact with Suffolk Day.

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