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A heroic policeman who served in the force for more than 30 years has lost nearly seven stone after struggling with his retirement and gaining an unhealthy amount of weight.


An NHS Trust is putting together plans for its new multi-million pound orthopaedic centre - but is not yet indicating whether it will open in Ipswich or Colchester.

Yesterday, 19:00

A mum of an autistic boy has described how her family were left struggling to cope while they waited a year for support from services.

Yesterday, 07:00

An Ipswich man determined to rid the town's streets of cigarette butts has shipped thousands of littered leftovers to the British American Tobacco company.

Calls for a Suffolk authority to reverse cuts to health visitor numbers have been rejected.

Thu, 16:32

Over the years, mum-of-three Jennifer Sheppard has struggled with her son Oscar's condition - and now she has written a book she hopes will help other parents of autistic children.

Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

Wed, 12:42

An Ipswich man whose heart stopped beating for three minutes after completing the Great East Run is hoping to run again after his miraculous recovery.

Wed, 11:49

An Ipswich Town footballer teamed up with a group of schoolchildren to learn vital CPR with air ambulance crews - to the tune of viral video song Baby Shark.

Wed, 07:30

A former Ipswich Hospital surgeon has failed in her appeal to have her dismissal overturned.

Tue, 18:01

The family of an Ipswich man who took his own life after being released from a mental health unit have received an apology three years after his death.

Tue, 14:38

Suffolk-based broadcaster Bill Turnbull has called for changes to the law surrounding medicinal cannabis after getting high for a tearful TV documentary exploring his fight with cancer.

Tue, 08:02

Ipswich Town's Luke Chambers has spoken of his gratitude to those who helped him and his family through his mother's cancer battle as he lent his support to a nationwide fundraising campaign.

Mon, 20:36

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today announced the appointment of a new chair for its board, Nicola Scrivings.

Mon, 07:32

Concerns have been raised about the pressure being put on front line officers after it was revealed a third of all sickness leave at Suffolk police is related to mental ill health.

Mon, 07:30

An Ipswich teenager who defied all odds after her heart stopped beating five times in hospital has opened up about her ordeal.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

It was a dramatic curtain call at the New Wolsey Studio's after a man was taken ill during a production.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The family of brave two-year-old Carter Nightingale, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, will be dressing up as elves and delivering pyjamas to Ipswich and Colchester hospitals to make Christmas that little bit more special.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fresh questions have been raised over cuts to Suffolk's health visitor service, after it emerged that more had been axed than first envisioned.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A nursing home in Kesgrave is now in special measures after a watchdog published a damning assessment of its services.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Health care boss admits sending mental health patients out of Norfolk and Suffolk for treatment is "distressing".

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Primary school children in Ipswich have been encouraged to open up about their problems as part of a new series of lessons launched on World Mental Health Day.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ipswich Town Players Luke Chambers and Flynn Downes have spoken about the importance of opening up about mental health in a chat with Suffolk Mind CEO Jon Neal.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran teams up with the Duke of Sussex for World Mental Health Day, urging people to look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Today schools, charities and other community organisations are hosting events across Suffolk and north Essex to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

A 55-year-old Suffolk mum who has to endure four hours of dialysis three times a week has hit out at a private ambulance firm after her transport home from hospital was cancelled.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Superstar Ed Sheeran has appeared in a video shared by the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, on social media - hinting at a collaboration between the two for World Mental Health Day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Another public meeting is being held by a Suffolk MP after more constituents came forward with concerns about accessing Felixstowe's minor injuries unit - particularly via NHS 111.

Monday, October 7, 2019

A charity foundation set up in memory of Colchester teenager Tom Bowdidge, who died from a rare and aggressive form of cancer, has announced the date for its popular Christmas fayre.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Everyone loves a bit of Ed Sheeran in their ears - but now an eight-year-old superfan has her idol with her at all times after her new hearing aids were personalised with a photo of the singer.

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