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Local headlines

A 29-year-old mum from Sudbury is giving a new lease of life to a police station by opening her "dream" body piercing shop, after years of caring for her late grandmother.

A 3% council tax rise and 2.7% rise in council house rents have been backed by Babergh District Council's cabinet.

Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

Plans have been unveiled to bring up to 20 council sites forward for housing developments - with nearly £11 million pledged to kick start the scheme.

A newly married couple from Bury St Edmunds are starting off their life together by getting into shape - with the help of Channel 4's How to Lose Weight Well.

Fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people in Suffolk by pretending to be police officers or bank officials, it has been warned.

More than 1,000 people are expected to visit an unusual Ipswich vintage sale, where shoppers pay for pre-loved, retro clothing items by weight.

Bosses from Greater Anglia are being invited to Suffolk County Council to explain what has happened during the difficult roll-out of their new trains over the winter.

Wintry showers could arrive in Suffolk and north Essex next week, weather forecasters predict, following this week's high winds and rain.

Today we're inviting schools to sign up to our brilliant new Plant to Plate initiative - in which they can win thousands of pounds of gardening products.

The third phase of Suffolk's superfast broadband programme has been given approval to begin, which aims to target the hardest 2% to reach.

An independent task group assessing funding for Citizens Advice Bureaux has called on the county council to restore its £368,000 annual grant in full.

From rural historic buildings to prime town centre venues, these are the Suffolk pubs which are now available on either a leasehold or freehold basis - some even include accommodation for the next landlord and their family.

The National Trust is 125 years old. Here are some of its jewels in the crown

Highways and police crews have been alerted to nearly 50 fallen trees and debris in the road overnight after high winds hit Suffolk and Essex.

Players for a youth football team in Great Cornard collected 17 bin bags of rubbish as part of a fund-raising litter pick.

Suffolk is set for a drier day after strong winds and rain caused by Storm Brendan sparked traffic chaos.

Commuters on a busy line between Marks Tey and Sudbury have been advised not to travel after a fallen tree damaged a train.

Calls have been made for the county to support those in need this winter as Suffolk continues to endure its two coldest months.

Highways England have announced that the Orwell Bridge will close from 5pm this evening due to strong winds.

Raiders are believed to have jumped over a fence in Clare to steal between 40 and 60 valuable koi carp from a pond.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened after high windspeeds saw the bridge closed for safety reasons.

Changes to parking enforcement powers in Suffolk, which are expected to bring tougher crackdowns on nuisance motorists, have been laid before Parliament for the final go-ahead.

A business leader has voiced his anger at the 'unforgiveable' delay of a report into Orwell Bridge closures as the major crossing shut again due to high winds.

A number of pesto products are being urgently recalled from Tesco as they may contain peanuts, posing a health risk to anyone with a peanut allergy.

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