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Children at a Sudbury primary school will soon have a very different place to read books and learn with the unveiling of a new library – inside a double-decker bus.

Eight companies have recalled their children’s blackcurrant cough syrup due to a problem with one of the ingredients.

A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

Dedicated staff at Colchester Hospital have been heralded as new figures show the trust has smashed the national A&E waiting time target for the third month in a row.

Plans to approve an allowance increase for Babergh councillors of 25% upwards have been given the go ahead – despite swathes of public criticism.

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

A Suffolk woman living with a debilitating condition has spoken out about her “depressing” battle to keep her disability benefit – and her life-line car.

With Suffolk Day taking place this week we look at some of the many things we love about our county.

From guided walks and competitions to live broadcasts and bell ringing there’s going to be a host of events and something for everyone to enjoy and get involved with on Suffolk Day in west Suffolk.

Commuters were evacuated from a busy train station in London today due to reports of a fire, which turned out to be a false alarm.

A former Suffolk police officer is taking on an epic cycle ride in a bid to save his three-year-old son.

The number of residential properties and community buildings with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has rocketed over the past decade but in recent years the rate of adoption has slowed.

Some men are quite partial to pottering around in their shed with drills and spanners, but Kenneth Mockford has taken his shed-tinkering to another level. The 54 year-old engineer has been shutting himself away inside his garden shed “from dawn until dusk” since April 25 in order to build the world’s first F-35B Lightning jet simulator for public use.

A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

An eight-year-old Ed Sheeran fan has attended one of the pop star’s concerts just months after he joined a campaign to help save her life.

Controversial plans to award councillors at two Suffolk authorities an allowance rise of 25% upwards could be delayed until next year, if opposition proposals go through.

A planning application to expand the Copella juice site in Boxford has been withdrawn, the owners have said.

Forecasters have predicted some warmer weather in the region this week – and temperatures could hit the 26C (78F) mark on Wednesday.

Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

A Sudbury woman has been nominated for a national award for her work supporting people with learning disabilities.

Much-loved British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin will appear at a special event in Woodbridge launching a film festival on the subject of food and drink.

One in five cancer patients in Suffolk and north-east Essex faced a “horrendous” wait of more two months for treatment last year, it has been revealed.

Weather experts are predicting a warm weekend across Suffolk and Essex, but are warning of the chance of thunder and rain.

Take a look at the interactive map which has been created to show you what events are happening on Suffolk Day and where you can find them.

A new chief nurse appointed to the region’s mental health trust has vowed to drive safety improvements and regain people’s confidence in services.

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