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Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Suffolk peer has made calls for EDF Energy to build lasting homes, rather than temporary accommodation, for workers on the proposed Sizewell C plant.

A man who was flown to hospital fighting for his life after a two car crash on the A12 near Saxmundham today is no longer in a life threatening condition.

A stolen Land Rover was driven at its owners at their property and rammed a police car during a pursuit in the Suffolk countryside in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The “strong” sense of community in Saxmundham was on full display during the annual Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday, organisers have said.

Transport bosses have confirmed £1million of funding has been made available to develop plans for long-awaited bypass proposals in east Suffolk.

A stretch of the A12 near Saxmundham is partially blocked after two cars collided.

The headteacher of Yoxford Primary School has said his school will not suffer the same fate as Peasenhall Primary, insisting “refreshed, confident” teachers are now improving standards.

Parents of children attending a small rural school in Suffolk have accused the local authority of trying to intentionally close it – as pupils have been moved to a nearby school.

Teachers at one Suffolk primary school have found a new way to inspire children and encourage them to take a positive attitude to their learning.

More than 600 deaths across Suffolk and north Essex have been blamed on poor air quality, official figures show, prompting calls for faster action to tackle the deadly issue.

Alex Spencer celebrates the village eccentric but says we have nothing on her home county of Yorkshire

Firefighters called to a school in the early hours today feared they would face a devastating blaze ... only to discover an intruder making a cup of tea.

Runners travelled from as far as Scotland to take part in a “unique” challenge along the Suffolk coast.

Captivating narrative scenes printed from wood engravings by a Suffolk artist have gone on display at a Saxmundham gallery.

A display of giant mushroom wooden sculptures has been created by a Suffolk artist to help raise funds for a breast cancer charity.

Air pollution levels on a Suffolk stretch of the A12 ‘will only get worse’ should a new power station be built at Sizewell, campaigners have argued, after pollutants there were found to have returned to 2011 levels.

A Suffolk woman who is supporting her daughter through the final stages of Huntington’s Disease, less than 20 years after losing her husband to the illness, is sporting a drastic new look to raise funds and awareness for a leading research charity.

The protection of Suffolk’s fragile coastline was at the centre of discussion as the Environment Agency’s acting chairman visited the county.

A chimney fire was extinguished in Sibton this afternoon.

Fire crews were called to tackle a blaze in a barn at a Friston farm.

A closed down town centre pub has been nominated for “community asset” status by residents keen to ensure the building is not lost.

A retelling of the passion of Christ took place in Saxmundham to mark Good Friday.

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