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Emily Townsend

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MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged.

A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned.

Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said.

West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

The only way forward for mental health services in Suffolk is to adopt a radical strategy distanced from its failing NHS trust.

Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published.

The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated.

Lucy Galligan, from Wattisfield, suffers with brittle asthma – a severe form of the illness.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has vowed to keep fighting for answers.

Crowds gathered to watch the drama as a Range Rover became submerged in the sea at Felixstowe in Suffolk this weekend – but people are still puzzled about how it got there.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

Thousands of people are due to descend on Trinity Park today for the biggest event of the year.

A witness in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his neighbour’s dog has told a court the gunshot went off in her ear and sounded “like a thunderclap”.

More than 1,600 motorists have been caught by speed cameras on the A12 so far this year, according to official police figures.

Several opportunities were missed in the case of a Lowestoft man with down’s syndrome who died at Ipswich Hospital in 2012, a safeguarding chief at the region’s mental health trust told an inquest.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash.

Reminiscence groups encouraging people with dementia and mental health issues to share sporting memories are launching in six of the county’s libraries.

A popular Southwold pub will close overnight and open again tomorrow after a blaze broke out in its grounds this evening.

Fish, goats, a cockatiel and a snake were among the more unusual pets reported stolen from homes in Suffolk over the past two years.

Weather forecasters have been quick to dispel rumours of a white Christmas this year – and it looks as though the day itself will be mild, as will Boxing Day.

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