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Huge demands on GPs in Haverhill has led to “burn-out” and problems recruiting health professionals, a new report says.

Suffolk and Essex were hotter than Nairobi and the Canary Islands today, as the mercury reached more than 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) in parts of the region.

Take a look inside this Grade II listed period home which has a plot extending to around a quarter of an acre.

Have you got your best summer clothes on? Maybe you are heading to the park or beach - wherever you are make sure you send us your sunny snaps.

Councillors in Suffolk have warned that Government proposals for a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will create a greater burden on local authorities.

The NHS could recoup £128 million worth of medical equipment if chiefs follow the lead of those in Suffolk, a new report states.

Twelve women have undergone surgery in Suffolk and north Essex to remove vaginal mesh or tape, new figures reveal.

Users of a Suffolk library are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to its opening hours.

Predators are using social media apps to send sex messages to children as young as 10 across Suffolk and Essex, a new study shows.

There’s celebrations taking place at a special school in Sudbury this week after it maintained its “outstanding” rating following the latest Ofsted inspection.

If you are looking for a summer break in Suffolk or north Essex these Airbnb properties are perfect.

Controversial plans to develop more than 1,000 homes in Sudbury’s Chilton Woods have taken a step closer as councillors have given the green light for the sale of the land.

Councillors in Suffolk have described plans to extend the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as a “once in a generation” opportunity.

If you are planning to go to Windsor to catch a glimpse of the Royal wedding on May 19, here are four properties close to St George’s Chapel which still have availability.

The owners of Stansted Airport have stressed that they are not seeking any change to current night flight limits at the site, after campaigners claimed they were trying to overturn the current legal conditions.

A fund has been set up in memory of 19-year-old motorcyclist Jake Page, who was killed in a three-vehicle collision in Sudbury, as a special ride out has been held in his name.

TGA, the nationwide specialist in mobility scooters based in Suffolk, will be hosting a safe scooter driving and charity awareness day at its Sudbury mobility showroom this week.

A plea has been issued by the British Red Cross who are looking for people to help with a bucket collection at Sudbury Tesco.

The region’s mental health trust can be “justly proud” of the support it is offering to patients with learning disabilities and autism.

A vehicle crashed into a ditch in Suffolk today after the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

A new top role has been created at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust to ensure improvements are being made.

It’s time to bring out the suncream – forecasters believe Thursday will be the hottest day of the year so far.

It was announced on November 27 last year that Prince Harry was to wed his Suits actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Babergh District Council will not be setting up a staffed access point in Hadleigh for residents, but will instead pursue a self-service style facility partnering with an existing organisation.

A motorist has been airlifted to hospital after a serious crash between a car and a tractor in Fressingfield this morning.

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2017 winner Amy Pritchard returned to the Waveney Valley to score a repeat victory in the Wolsey Road Club’s Pat Pepper Memorial 25, and this year broke the course record to boot, writes Fergus Muir.

Suffolk start their preparations for the 2018 season with a T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU on Sunday.

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Sudbury lost their final league game of the season when they travelled to league champions, undefeated Rochford.

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Mid-table Sudbury failed to build on recent victories over Cheshunt and Hertford as their lowly visitors took the points to all but secure a place in the division for another season.

Competitors in the Fast Test Road Race faced 80 miles in rain and grime plus a dozen climbs of the finish hill at Willisham Tye near Needham Market, writes Fergus Muir.

Former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards is now plying his trade with Woodbridge Town in Thurlow Nunn One.

Mike Bacon takes a look back at the Masters and why Patrick Reed is no different to many of sport’s winners

The first round of the Dave Barkshire Two Man Enduro Championship was not without drama.

Northstander, Terry Hunt, casts his eye over another ‘sterile’ Town performance and more stick for Mick

The stuttering East Anglian point-to-point season has got back on track with successful meetings over the past two weeks and one positive result of the recent weather-enforced postponements is that a bumper entry of 136 horses has been received for the Essex & Suffolk fixture at Higham tomorrow, writes James Crispe

In his weekly column, Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King takes a look at a week of rain-offs, why a clock is the answer to the ‘gardening’ issue and why it’s great to see Tiger back.

The start of the region’s biggest cricket league, the East Anglian Premier League, has been put back because of the bad weather.

Kevin Keegan will be the guest speaker at AFC Sudbury’s inaugural sportsman’s dinner next month.

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AFC Sudbury Reserves pulled off a major upset today, inflicting only the second league defeat on visiting Woodbridge Town, writes John Campany.

Suffolk Ladies, the reigning East champions, won a warm-up friendly with Sunningdale scoring against Ipswich Men at Purdis Heath.

Northstander, Terry Hunt, looks at the farcical situation he feels has developed at Portman Road since the announcement of Mick McCarthy leaving at the end of the season.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King looks at the pre-season build-up, some great team bonding and some early heat wins in the bag.

Stuart Fairweather was pleased with his win in the Plomesgate CC 10 mile time trial, having gone right through 2017 without topping a result sheet.

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