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The economic value of our natural landscapes has been underlined by new figures which show Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in Suffolk and north Essex are worth over £270m to the tourism sector.

Homes and businesses in rural communities across Suffolk and north Essex are still suffering from a lack of 4G mobile phone coverage, according to latest figures from Ofcom.

A reception to show support for a multi-million pound national centre dedicated to the artist Thomas Gainsborough is to be hosted by Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bury St Edmunds-based brewer Greene King has won a major award for its XX Mild.

New figures suggest that fewer people are using Suffolk’s Libraries than four years ago. Do you visit your local library?

Convenience store customers were urged to have cash ready as customers experienced problems paying using chip and pin machines.

Don’t put away those sun hats just yet, the region is set for another warm day tomorrow with temperatures hitting a possible 26C (78F) – but the rain is returning on Thursday.

The showers which hit parts of the region yesterday will disappear today to give a dry day across the region.

There was little to trouble motorists and rail travellers this morning on both the railways and roads this morning across Suffolk and North East Essex.

From a body being identified in the River Gipping, in Ipswich to ITFC’s striker Kayden Jackson being excited to be playing alongside Janoi Donacien ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup first round against Exeter City - here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

Talks are underway to form a chamber of commerce in Mid Suffolk as part of a bid to better support businesses.

A popular classic car show is returning to a west Suffolk village with a diverse mix of vehicles and fun for all the family.

One hundred years on, a Suffolk branch of the Women’s Institute is still inspiring women.

The closure of the only GP surgery in a west Suffolk village is “another blow for rural communities”, according to a councillor.

Suffolk patients’ satisfaction with GP services has exceeded national benchmarks despite the growing pressures and recruitment difficulties facing healthcare staff in the county.

Butterfly Conservation and English Heritage want people to spot and record butterflies they see at the heritage charity’s castles as part of this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

East of England councils are being urged to do more to help Britain’s bees and other pollinators – such as cutting areas of grass less often in parks and roadside verges to allow wild flowers to grow.

Verbal abuse against council road crews who are taking breaks has increased so much throughout the recent heatwave that teams have been issued with body cameras to capture footage of the incidents.

Young people leaving residential care in Suffolk will now be able to stay closer to their children’s homes under a new government pilot scheme.

The closure of the only GP surgery in a west Suffolk village is “another blow for rural communities”, according to a councillor.

A historic non-league football club in west Suffolk is celebrating its 150-year anniversary with plans for a new clubhouse.

A free family fun day for carers across Suffolk is being held at Jimmy’s Farm this weekend.

Research has found that the axeing of central linage may encourage people to drive more cautiously.

Dusty umbrellas were dug out from the backs of coat cupboards as the rain returned to East Anglia yesterday – but is there thunder and lightning still to come?

Officers searching for missing man Thomas Chappell have found the body of a man.

From a dragon boat festival to a castle under siege at Framlingham - what will you do in Suffolk over the weekend of August 11 and 12?

Persistent rainfall is set to hit the region today as the weather takes a dramatic turn from the recent scorching heatwave.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car smashed into a building in Sudbury last night.

It will be nice weather for ducks in much of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow.

There was more disruption at Stansted Airport today as passengers tried to rebook their Ryanair flights.

A first-class Suffolk postman – who delivered mail to 365 addresses on his round – received a rousing send-off from dozens of grateful villagers he has served over the years following his retirement.

A popular town carnival has been forced to change its procession route this year due to a road closure on a key route – which put the event at risk of being cancelled.

A Vestival – featuring a dog display team and an exotic animal experience – will take place in Sudbury next month.

Have you seen missing 22-year-old man Thomas Chappell?

It’s all set fine for a dry warm day again today with lots of sunny spells.

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