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Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

Tue, 13:18

The region's ambulance trust plans to appeal a court decision in which staff won a landmark victory over holiday pay.

Tue, 13:05

BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Wayne Bavin, Suffolk Mind chief executive Jon Neal, Suffolk Mind volunteer Lambert Dangmaa and Suffolk Food Hall butchery supervisor Craig Bullard have encouraged other men to have the confidence to speak out by talking openly of their own experiences.

Mon, 15:03

Sarah Boulton, the chair of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, has announced she is to stand down.

Mon, 05:30

The results so far of an ambitious public health drive in Suffolk have been revealed, three years after the project began.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Steeple Bumpstead surgery in Haverhill has been put into special measures after being branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A pub in Stowmarket is the latest location in the town to fit a life-saving defibrilator.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Improvements for mums giving birth across Suffolk and north-east Essex will see a new personalised service rolled out - including a dedicated midwifery team for families.

Monday, June 3, 2019

People who have bought Cadbury's desserts in Suffolk have been warned not to eat them for fear they might contain Listeria moncytogenes.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

New funding for disabled toilets in hospitals across East Anglia is set to benefit patients.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Dan Somers, knows what it is like to suffer with anxiety, here he speaks openly about his struggles and explains why he has arranged an event for men in Ipswich to show solidarity for others with mental health problems.

Friday, May 31, 2019

After aimlessly trying the 5:2 routine, the Atkins diet and even diet pills - an Ipswich father has finally found his feet losing almost six stone since following Slimming World.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Just a year after sufferering a heart attack, an Ipswich teacher is set to take on epic charity challenge.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Robotic cats, talking mugs and GPS pebbles are among the hi-tech items being used to help care for people in their own homes, it has been revealed.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The new boss at the region's failing mental health trust has admitted he hears about the service's disastrous radical redesign "most days" as he set out his plans to turn fortunes around.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Measures to provide maternity support for councillors are being explored by one of Suffolk's authorities as part of a bid to improve the take-up of women in politics.

Monday, May 27, 2019

A woman from Ipswich who struggled to improve her fitness has described how her mother's cancer diagnosis motivated her to "cut out emotional eating" and return to being a size 12.

Monday, May 27, 2019

A Suffolk project which gets young people into sport is celebrating after reaching the milestone of 20,000 attendances.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has had a "very constructive" meeting with NHS bosses over public complaints about a reduction in the use of Felixstowe hospital's minor injuries centre.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

An Essex firm has been fined following the death of a concrete worker at the Port of Felixstowe in 2015.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Felixstowe care home has been given an "outstanding" rating by inspectors.

Friday, May 24, 2019

A GP surgery rated as "inadequate" earlier this year has made improvements, inspectors have said.

Friday, May 24, 2019

A group of residents at a care home in Woodbridge have been demonstrating that age is no barrier to being active as part of Move Suffolk Week.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Suffolk woman who has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour has spoken of the postive impact volunteering with a woodland charity has had on her life.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

People will be able to dance along to Elmer's Big Parade in Ipswich this summer - thanks to the creativity of a former student in the town.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Governors at the region's mental health trust have demanded answers over why spending on children in London is more than three times that on those in the east.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The police officer first on the scene when a 26-year-old musician was found "barely breathing" initially feared he had been robbed, an inquest heard.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A heroin antidote is now available without subscription at five Suffolk pharmacies.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A new campaign has been launched to help increase physical activity in the workplace - and create healthier employees.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ipswich Town have shown their support for Dementia Action Week by hosting a tea party, introducing local care home residents to former Town players.

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