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An Ipswich step-mum has managed to lose more than six stone since the beginning of the year, without taking up exercise and not weighing herself once during the lockdown.

The leader of Ipswich Borough Council is among more than 1,000 Labour councillors and mayors across the UK who have written to Boris Johnson urging him to rethink plans to end the furlough scheme.

A popular Ipswich cocktail bar will play host to the annual Suffolk Fashion Show as it moves online for the first time due to coronavirus.

A family from Thorrington are devastated after four of their working dogs were stolen from their Essex home.

A cow has become stuck in a water-filled ditch in Reydon, with four fire crews attempting to set it free.

A man was assaulted and taken to hospital following an incident in Clacton where men reportedly forced their way into a caravan armed with weapons.

An arson investigation has been launched after two vehicles were deliberately set on fire in Bradfield.

A driver has been taken to Colchester Hospital after two cars collided on the B1068 near Stoke by Nayland.

A self-employed photographer and mum-of-three from Ipswich said the wedding industry is being “left to rot” as she struggles to provide for her family following the impact of coronavirus.

Sudbury stalwart Arthur Gill, known by many as ‘Mr Gill the gas man’, has died at the age of 87 after decades of serving his community.

Clacton Pier has been illuminated in green to raise awareness of a genetic disease which took the life of a toddler at just 13 months old.

Here are all the important astronomical events for September – including an autumnal equinox, a star cluster and a number of chances to see an international space station.

Families in Suffolk have been left frustrated after being told to travel hundreds of miles across the country for a coronavirus test – with some being sent as far as Scotland.

Rare spoonbill birds have successfully raised chicks for the first time in Suffolk since the 18th century – offering a sign of hope for the future of the species.

An Ipswich teaching assistant has lost more than three and a half stone to mark turning 40 – choosing to become fitter and healthier “before it is too late”.

A new off-grid holiday and leisure park will offer glamping, kayaking and paddle board hire along the River Stour in Brantham – bringing a “wilderness experience” to Constable Country.

A car driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a serious crash on the A1017 in Haverhill which has left one person with potentially life-changing injuries.

A family-run farm shop which has been serving Glemsford since the 50s is opening a cafe to help make its offering more diverse.

The UK is continuing to loosen its lockdown rules to allow people more freedom as coronavirus cases remain under control – but when will you be able to hug a family member?

Children learnt TikTok dances, played cricket and watched a socially distanced Punch and Judy at a sell-out event for families in Ipswich – making the most of the 17 acre gardens at Wherstead Park.

From starting a pizza business in a horse box to opening his fourth and fifth Dough & Co restaurants – how a young entrepreneur from Bury St Edmunds has become a huge success.

The much-loved pop-up sale by Joules is returning to Suffolk with huge discounts on offer – but this year it will be slightly different.

An Ipswich family says it is “heartbroken” following the death of “bubbly and strong” Saima, 37, who has tragically died after contracting coronavirus while working on the frontline.

People in Suffolk took advantage of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme more than 500,000 times in August, new figures reveal.

A group of five caravans and eight associated vehicles have parked up in a car park in Sudbury town centre.

A member of staff at The Dennington Queen pub has tested positive for Covid-19 – forcing the pub to close its doors temporarily.

A cafe in the heart of Framlingham has closed as a precautionary measure after one of its employees came into contact with someone with coronavirus.

A family from Colchester says it is their ‘dream come true’ to be the new landlords of The Crown pub in Manningtree – adding it was an opportunity they couldn’t miss.

A pub in East Bergholt is preparing to open its doors after being closed for more than two and a half years for an extensive refurbishment.

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme has come to an end - but several restaurants, food chains and pubs in Suffolk and north Essex are extending the discount to encourage customers to keep on dining.

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