Energy bosses have been accused of "serious mismanagement" of two wind farm projects leading to unnecessary destruction of Suffolk's countryside.

Suffolk communities could expect to benefit from the "biggest boost to the economy for a generation", if Sizewell C follows the same course as its sister project in Somerset - or years of disruption and stress.

As part of our series about Suffolk's 'Energy Coast' we look at concerns over the impact energy developments are having on the region's beautiful landscapes on which its multimillion pound visitor economy depends.

A Facebook post calling for highways bosses to tackle Orwell Bridge closures is the most viewed political advert on the social media site by Ipswich's would-be MPs this election

Energy bosses say Suffolk's role at the "epicentre" of the industry is expected to accelerate in the years to come.

Campaigners and politicians have called on the Government to pause the expansion of the energy industry in Suffolk, which they fear will turn the countryside into an "industrial wasteland" and hit tourism.

With its chocolate-box cottages, charming tearooms, and famous Gothic church, Lavenham regularly features among list of the "most desirable villages".

A major immigration raid near the Suffolk coast has sparked renewed calls for stronger border protection.

Staff have criticised ambulance bosses for the withdrawal of a 'welfare bus' which had given workers a chance to 'off load' and receive peer support.

The chief of the region's troubled ambulance service has launched an investigation into concerns raised by staff following the sudden death of three colleagues.

Communities doubling in size to meet housing targets have blamed the planning system for inflicting unsustainable growth upon them.

Families are having to choose between putting food on the table or a roof over their heads because housing benefits no longer meets the cost of private rents.

Workers earning £50,000 a year are bidding for affordable housing, placing pressure on the region's stretched system.

Ambulance staff claim they are being pushed "beyond breaking point" and fear colleagues' health is at risk.

Councils are returning to house-building for the first time in decades to address the affordable accommodation shortage that big developers have failed to resolve.

House-building in parts of the region needs to more than double to meet targets - sparking major concerns about the potential impact on communities.

Barely a quarter of crimes reported in Suffolk last year resulted in prosecution, police figures show.

A charity supporting women who suffer sexual violence has warned the justice system is broken - after leaked figures showed a huge decline in the rate of rape prosecutions.

Campaigners hope to have blocked plans for housing on a former bowling green by securing the site as a 'community asset'.

A spin-off of an award-winning dog care business has been put into liquidation after becoming embroiled in a legal row.

A former convicted fraudster who led a luxury car scam has been accused of breaching financial restrictions under a new alias, leaving people out of pocket.

A mum of three who was left scarred by a cosmetic skin tightening procedure hopes her experiences can help others after an MP took up the case for new regulations.

A holiday park embroiled in planning disputes has announced the unforeseen closure of its theatre - but says it will reopen bigger and better next year.

Almost 40 of the region's neighbourhoods are among the most deprived in England - with some sitting alongside areas of great wealth.

Organisers of a popular, yet controversial, Christmas attraction have announced the countdown to this year's opening - despite the renewed threat of being shut down over traffic concerns.

Investigators raided a property in Ipswich early this morning to arrest a 37-year-old Romanian man suspected of human trafficking and modern slavery offences.

A holiday park has begun evicting residents who bought caravans and lodges after it emerged some had been living there permanently in breach of regulations.

Reports of cab drivers locking women in cars, making lewd remarks and adding them as friends on social media have sparked calls for tougher regulations.

A social worker has been struck off over an expense claim fraud which subverted "considerable" funds away from safeguarding vulnerable people.

Beauty salon customers left scarred by cosmetic skin-tightening procedures have told of their painful experiences as a warning to others.

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