BBC news for Suffolk

Teacher accused of sex abuse tells of blackmail attempt

The alleged abuse happened in the 1980s when the complainant was aged between 13 and 15.

Suffolk homes lose power as storm hits county

Homes are without power and travel is disrupted as trees fall in gusts of up to 85mph (137km/h).

East of England ambulance delays: Medical director to leave post

East of England Ambulance Service says Mark Patten's decision had been made some time ago.

Lavenham's Angel Hotel temporarily closed after assaults

Police request a review of the Angel's licence after early morning assaults.

Live BBC World News

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.