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Several caravans have pitched up near Aldi at Martlesham Heath.

Police have found what are believed to be human remains at a farm.

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Kim Kardashian West has shared a picture on Instagram with her son Saint dressed in a shirt from an independent Newmarket designer.

Part of the A14 is to be closed tonight for emergency repairs - with all traffic sent through two villages.

11:18

Cities around the world are banning cars to tackle air pollution. But how can rural communities follow suit when public transport is so inadequate?

Fears have been raised over a serious shortage of men donating blood in Ipswich - with concerns that "blood stocks will come under increasing pressure" without more male donors.

A motorist has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A14 near Newmarket.

09:46

The rail line to London will be closed most weekends until after Easter - and Network Rail has given passengers less than 24 hours notice of the problems to come.

08:17

Two prisons holding members of Ipswich gangs are among 16 'challenging' jails to get tough security measures as part of the government's crackdown on crime behind bars.

Rave reviews and a hunger for success have led a Suffolk food entrepreneur to dream big for his expanding burger chain empire.

Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

Police are warning drivers of delays due to muddy conditions on the A12 near Saxmundham.

First designs for thousands of homes north of Ipswich have been unveiled to the public.

05:30

In my column last week, I stressed the importance of not losing any time in Westminster when it comes to making progress on the issues that matter to Ipswich.

A woman has been taken to hospital with back injuries after a multi-vehicle crash in Sudbury.

HMV in Bury St Edmunds has bowed out in musical style with the help of the John Peel Centre.

The first female member of the Royal Air Force Regiment has passed out from basic training at her Suffolk base.

With one farmer taking their own life every week, Luke Broadley felt he had to act.

07:00

A con artist who was involved in a £5,000 fraud within days of starting work at PC World in Bury St Edmunds has been jailed for 12 months.

Yesterday, 19:40

Looking for ideas for entertainment and activities this weekend? Here are suggestions for things to do around the area - ranging from stage shows to a Scottish-themed party for Burns night and watching a roller derby.

Yesterday, 19:00

Social media can have its negative sides, but for one Suffolk blogger it has been the encouragement she needed to get her weight - and her confidence - back on track.

Yesterday, 19:00

Greater Anglia bosses were told they had not prepared enough before December's train crisis during a meeting with East Anglian MPs in Westminster.

Yesterday, 19:00

A man stole more than £500 worth of perfumes and toiletries during a shoplifting spree in Ipswich while he was homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol, a court heard.

Yesterday, 18:51

Holbrook Academy has named Tom Maltby as the person who will succeed the legendary Dr Simon Letman as headteacher.

Patients have been told their concerns about care at a mental health trust are being taken seriously after it was graded as "requires improvement" in its latest inspection.

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Police have found what are believed to be human remains at a farm.

Following the closure of the Mothercare store at Copdock earlier this month, the team at a busy Ipswich pub are trying to help the shops former staff find new employment.

First designs for thousands of homes north of Ipswich have been unveiled to the public.

Part of the A14 is to be closed tonight for emergency repairs - with all traffic sent through two villages.

Another shop is moving out of Ipswich town centre, with Whittard of Chelsea announcing it intends to close.

Two prisons holding members of Ipswich gangs are among 16 'challenging' jails to get tough security measures as part of the government's crackdown on crime behind bars.

A man stole more than £500 worth of perfumes and toiletries during a shoplifting spree in Ipswich while he was homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol, a court heard.

Police are warning drivers of delays due to muddy conditions on the A12 near Saxmundham.

Paul Geater

Before I start this week, let me be quite clear. I like trains. I've always liked trains - from the most modern and fast to narrow-gauge steam trains chugging through Snowdonia.

As someone born in east Suffolk and who has lived in Ipswich for the last 33 years, I feel I have built up an understanding of the town and my fellow residents.

MPs returned to Westminster this week, and we really are seeing business returning to something approaching normality in the political world.

At the start of a new year (and decade) I can't resist taking a look ahead at local and national politics that awaits us - and I'm not convinced 2020 will be a total disaster for the country.

We Brits love talking about the weather, so I suspect our stories that appeared on the same day at the end of last week will have raised a few wry smiles.

A week after the 2019 General Election produced a Conservative landslide in the House of Commons, all the parties are now having to work out where this result leaves them.

On general election day I really don't feel it is my place to give any views on how the campaign has gone, there will be plenty of that over the next few days. All I will say is to urge people to get out and vote.

When Yougov published the results of its "mega" MRP poll last week showing that the Conservatives were on course to win a 68-seat majority in the 2019 General Election, I found their findings credible.

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