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A homeless chef saved from suicide, a city banker made redundant and a reformed drug addict turned poet – three former rough sleepers share stories about life on the streets and their involvement in a new art exhibition.

It is a bitterly cold winter’s evening, with temperatures forecast to fall further overnight and a crowd of people, each rubbing their hands and stomping their feet to keep warm, has gathered in Ipswich’s Elm Street.

Residents of a controversial new housing estate claim the criticisms of their development have been “wildly exaggerated”.

A mental health charity’s dream donation became an “embarrassing nightmare” after a van they were given on live TV turned out to be a “knackered old rust bucket”.

A couple who adopted three Suffolk children say they are living in fear after their personal information was wrongly given to the birth mother.

Every property in a controversial Suffolk housing development was built in the wrong location, according to leaked documents.

Cash-strapped Suffolk councils have returned thousands of pounds of contributions to developers which were meant to be spent on community schemes.

A six-figure cemetery project is facing fresh financial complaints over £15,000 of public money.

An award-winning journalist from Suffolk is calling for an investigation into a vaccine which he claims caused his “meltdown” into insanity.

A driving instructor arrested after a mid-lesson roadside drugs test will face no further action after blood sample results found he was under the legal limit.

Education officials “orchestrated” safeguarding concerns at a Suffolk special school to remove senior staff and push through its conversion to an academy, it has been claimed.

Demanding housing targets are fuelling Suffolk’s ageing population and increasing pressure on services and the economy, it has been claimed.

A plan for thousands of new homes and jobs in east Suffolk won council backing last night – despite being branded “perverse” and facing jeers from the audience.

It shares news about coffee mornings, charity fundraisers and unwanted goods for sale.

Families have been forced to spend thousands of pounds just to get the special support their child needs.

Officials are investigating complaints about driving instruction in Ipswich, which follow reports of an instructor testing positive for a class-A drug during a lesson in the town.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Suffolk coast after the region’s seabed was included in a new round of bidding for developers.

A Suffolk housing development which repeatedly flouted regulations could still see homes demolished as the “ultimate sanction”.

Suffolk is “sleepwalking” towards ever worsening congestion after figures showed traffic volumes at some of the busiest roads have more than doubled in five years.

Suffolk stylist and social media sensation Eileen Lam has launched her third book featuring the “Dolly Treasures” and their adventures around the county - and beyond.

A Suffolk charity combatting rural isolation has been praised in a Government report on how to tackle loneliness.

Police have warned of the dangers of drug use after finding empty canisters of laughing gas by a Suffolk village hall.

A driver who was stopped in Ipswich for allegedly using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been arrested after reportedly giving a positive drugs test.

Two knife wielding robbers threatened staff at an Ipswich convenience shop before fleeing on foot with cash and cigarettes.

A learner motorcyclist had their bike seized after police found they had allegedly been riding with no rear brake pads.

Suffolk council chiefs have been accused of playing “backdoor politics” to push through proposals for a massive substation in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Former senior staff at an Ipswich primary school which is run by a now troubled academy trust have warned of a debt legacy that could take years to clear.

An asylum seeker accused of lying about his age to attend a Suffolk school is reported to have suffered abuse and threats.

Every few years, dozens of descendents of the 15th century Suffolk nobleman John Clopton travel from America to visit the county where their family made its name.

A Suffolk village is set to host its first scarecrow competition raising funds for volunteers who respond to life threatening emergencies.

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