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It is thought to be the biggest free one-day music festival in the country, with Ed Sheeran even playing there twice. Ipswich should be very proud of its annual music day, writes borough council leader David Ellesmere.

In his latest column, Suffolk's Chief Constable Stephen Jupp says it is vital the force is still able to conduct proactive policing

As Suffolk County Council - in partnership with other local authorities - starts the consultation process over plans for a new northern route for Ipswich to ease traffic in the area and stimulate new development, campaign group Orwell Ahead has set out 40 reasons why the town needs a full Northern Bypass.

The record-breaking extreme heatwave that hit France recently is the latest warning sign of the major changes to our planet's climate caused by global warming, writes Ipswich Council leader David Ellesmere.

A Framlingham boy is planning a mammoth charity cycle ride from Paris to London after losing his cousin to leukaemia.

A group of keen knitters at a care home in Aldringham are making a difference to people across the globe by crafting comfy jumpers, bonnets and blankets.

Campaigners from Suffolk joined the largest-ever environmental lobby of parliament this week, in a push to get MPs to urgently act on climate change.

An Ipswich tutor is headed to a glittering ceremony in London after being hailed the "best teacher ever" by one of her students.

The long summer holidays are great for kids but can be a headache and real worry for parents.

Tackling that question is a daunting prospect - but also an incredible opportunity, writes Dr Nikos Savvas, principal of West Suffolk College.

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition, which opens in Ipswich this summer, will be a huge event for the town, writes borough council leader David Ellesmere.

This weekend all eyes will turn to the sky as the Red Arrows, as well as a host of Battle of Britain veteran aircraft including a Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster, will pass over Suffolk en route to Buckingham Palace.

Family fun in the sun will make a return to Stowmarket with the annual StowFiesta on June 22 and 23.

Have you tried the new Crown Street car park? Today David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council, reminds readers that you can use it for free on Sundays over the summer months.

Ofsted is making some changes to the way they inspect schools in Suffolk and other local authority areas and it means parents will need to know about how it works to help them interpret inspection reports ahead of choosing a school for their child,

Just a year after sufferering a heart attack, an Ipswich teacher is set to take on epic charity challenge.

The independent photography festival Ginnel Foto Fest returns to Ipswich for the fourth time.

The news of a new study of Ipswich's retail provision has raised fresh questions about what the town centre needs.

Has there ever been a minister as incompetent as Chris Grayling?

In his first column for this newspaper since becoming Suffolk's chief constable, Stephen Jupp talks about changes and challenges facing the force - and which police show people should watch.

More than 50,000 children in Suffolk are being brought up in poverty, shock new statistics have revealed.

There will be three days of top-quality music at this year's Framlingham Gala Fest - including Suffolk's Jade Mayjean, who appeared on TV talent show The Voice.

Ipswich Borough Council recently announced kitchen scraps could no longer go into brown bins. Today, leader of the authority, David Ellesmere, explains why the change was made.

A surge in Green votes, senior Conservatives losing their seats and Brexit-based ballot spoiling - the 2019 local elections in Suffolk last week wasn't short of drama.

Polling in today's 2019 local elections is well underway across Suffolk - and there's still time to vote if you haven't already.

With the 2019 local elections taking place this Thursday, there is no shortage of talking points for people taking to the polls in Suffolk.

Four young men responsible for the killing of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, who was hunted down and "butchered" to death in a gang related revenge attack last summer, are due to be sentenced this week.

It was a Bing Thing on Saturday afternoon when a certain CBeebies bunny came to life for the awestruck young audience at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

More lifesaving courses are to be held thanks to the huge success of a campaign which has trained hundreds of people in CPR.

Reception pupils who have risen to the challenge and are on track to read 1.8million words this year were rewarded for their commitment.

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