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Former Kesgrave High School pupil Maria Louis - daughter of former Ipswich Witches speedway champion John Louis - has landed a role as Shelley on BBC's Eastenders.

Unseen video from the gig often described as the launchpad for Ed Sheeran's meteoric rise to fame - at The Swan pub, Ipswich, in November 2010 - has emerged for the first time.


A Suffolk teenager has been found guilty of murdering a 32-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in an alleyway in Ipswich.

The autumn is one of the busiest and most important times of year for cinema releases with studios looking for awards-season hits as well as family-friendly blockbusters. Here's what's in store for the rest of the year

Ipswich's independent Briarbank Brewery is gearing up for its sixth summer beer festival this weekend.


A police chief has condemned the 'dangerous individual' found guilty of stabbing Daniel Saunders to death in Ipswich last year.


A single car crash on the A14 near Nacton on the eastbound carriageway is causing long delays.


A disgraced care worker has admitted draining almost £17,000 from the bank account of a 94-year-old with dementia.


Concern is growing for a 70-year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Suffolk.

There are no immediate plans to arm every frontline police officer in Suffolk with tasers - despite one force's roll-out of the weapon in response to a "sickening trend" of attacks.


Two teenagers were locked in a house in Felixstowe after a man carrying a baseball bat forced them to go with him, it has been alleged.

A judge has slammed a care company for its decision to employ a carer with learning difficulties who then went on to have sex with a vulnerable client.

Shoppers in Framlingham might be forgiven for thinking they've bumped into Ed Sheeran himself this week - when one of his best-known look-alikes makes a guest appearance at a charity shop.


More children are being given the MMR vaccine in Suffolk than the national average - but the figure still falls short of the 95% target set by the World Heath Organisation.

A controversial move to delay final approval for Stansted Airport's passenger expansion plans has come under fire from the region's lucrative tourism industry.

A recyclable glass and plastics food packaging firm is set to open a major new warehouse and manufacturing plant at Eye in north Suffolk, creating 50 jobs.


A number of redundancies have been confirmed at the East of England's Ipswich distribution centre as the firm readies to shut down the site.

Police and countryside workers are on high alert as illegal hare coursing incidents spread across Suffolk, Essex and the rest of East Anglia following harvest.


Residents in the Chantry area of Ipswich are being asked to put their bins out early - to avoid crews getting caught up in the commotion of the weekend's big Ed Sheeran concerts.

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A cat missing for more than a decade has finally been reunited with his family after being taken in as a stray.

Temperatures in Suffolk could hit 30C this bank holiday weekend meaning that there will be plenty of late summer sunshine for Ed Sheeran fans.


National Dog Day is coming up on bank holiday Monday, August 26. East Anglia is full of wonderful places to take your best friend for an outing. Here are 21 great spots to explore.

A brain injury centre in Ipswich is to increase in size to help growing numbers of people with head injuries.


Two dead bodies are claimed to have lain undiscovered in a retirement scheme for months, sparking complaints about "callous" cuts to care support.


The trial of a man accused of being involved in the running brothels in Ipswich and Colchester will take place in January.

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