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As the bank holiday approaches, health professionals in Suffolk are urging people to be prepared and avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E.

Summer is almost here - at least that is what the calendar tells us, but who forgot to tell Mother Nature?

Temperatures could soar up to 28C (82.4F) this Bank Holiday weekend, but forecasters have warned of a risk of thunderstorms.

In 20 years the Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre has grown from a flower and plant market to two day event full of family fun and attractions.

Armed police are patrolling in the vicinity of the Apex and Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Doctors’ surgeries in Suffolk are hiring paramedics and bringing in reinforcements from America as bosses look at “creative” ways to fill staffing gaps.

A woman accused of being involved in an arson attack at a flat in Great Cornard told police she had not gone into the flat or started the fire.

Many places will close on Bank Holiday Monday but no matter how prepared you are, there will always be unexpected circumstances which could prompt an urgent need to head to the shops.

A popular Suffolk wedding venue and hotel has mysteriously shut up shop overnight, allegedly leaving couples and customers in the dark.

A village drama group have announced plans to once again perform open-air Shakespeare in the grounds of a historic property in Lavenham.

Hundreds of dogs helped to raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

What started as a small dispute over a garden wall has boiled over, with police called and a Suffolk councillor resigning.

As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.

The countdown to the 10th annual Suffolk Dog Day begins today with the launch of an online poll to find the county’s favourite canine breeds.

Advice has been issued to parents and teachers on how they should respond to children’s questions and behaviour in the event of a terrorist attack.

Two new low-cost retail stores are coming to Bury St Edmunds, as a long redundant site is brought back into use.

A Suffolk man and two women accused of setting fire to a flat in Great Cornard made several attempts to get the fire going, it has been alleged.

Months of major roadworks on a key route into Bury St Edmunds are set to start, as a double roundabout is removed under £2.8million plans to improve roads across the town.

An animal lover who travelled hundreds of miles from her Suffolk home to give a new life to an unwanted breeding dog has launched an appeal to help pay for veterinary care.

Bank Holiday revellers in Suffolk and north Essex will bask in temperatures far warmer than the average for May this weekend, forecasters believe.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

After two-and-a-half inches of rainfall during set-up week, the skies cleared for a sunny 178th Hadleigh Show – enjoyed by a record number of visitors.

The historic village of Lavenham provided the perfect backdrop for a wartime-themed commemorative weekend.

A Suffolk-based recruitment expert has launched a business designed to make life easier for companies searching for new employees.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex have this week sat their GCSE exams, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

Much-loved pirate station Radio Caroline is to broadcast directly to Suffolk and north Essex again – after being awarded an AM waveband licence.

Specflue is celebrating 25 years in business, during which it has grown from a team of just five into a business employing more than 120 people, with an annual turnover of more than £20m.

An eye-witness has told how a taxi burst into flames in the car park of Halstead Co-Op this morning (May 18).

Supporters and beneficiaries of a Suffolk charity gathered for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to mark 18 months since its launch.

The true scale of the incredible generosity of a kind-hearted Suffolk music teacher and farmer has been revealed, with £1.25million left to help children access clean water in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Conservative party is set to propose scrapping winter fuel payments for all but the poorest pensioners.

Police are investigating after a 10-year-old boy reported being grabbed by a man in Haverhill.

A popular music festival which has raised nearly £200,000 for local charity over the years is marking its 21st birthday this summer.

Weather forecasters are predicting heavy rain will last for most of the day in parts of Suffolk and north Essex – prompting safety warnings for drivers.

The fuming owner of Clare Antiques is set to close up shop for good after it was trashed by sledgehammer-wielding thieves in the early hours this morning.

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