Adam Howlett Senior Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @EADTadam Woman, 20, caught drink-driving is banned from road just two weeks after passing test Yesterday, 17:11 Adam Howlett A woman has been banned from the road for 17 months after pleading guilty to drink driving just two weeks after passing her test. Kirton man James Heathcote appears in court charged with rape in Felixstowe Yesterday, 13:20 Adam Howlett A man from Kirton has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in Felixstowe more than 10 years ago. Care homes in Ipswich see a boost to their CQC inspection ratings Friday, April 21, 2017 Adam Howlett Six out of nine under-performing care homes in Ipswich have seen their Care Quality Commission inspection ratings improve in the past year. Kesgrave father-of-three to take on London marathon in memory of his friend Friday, April 21, 2017 Adam Howlett A father-of-three from Kesgrave is running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of a friend and colleague who died of a cardiomyopathy related heart attack. Video: Thousands of schoolchildren get hands-on experience of farming and the Suffolk countryside Thursday, April 20, 2017 Adam Howlett Thousands of excited schoolchildren descended on Trinity Park in Ipswich today to learn all about food, farming and the Suffolk countryside. Ipswich Town stars David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws visit Suffolk primary school’s Wembley-bound football team Thursday, April 20, 2017 Adam Howlett A Suffolk primary school’s football team came face-to-face with their sporting heroes today when Ipswich Town stars David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws popped in to say hello. Photography students put their art under the hammer to fund London exhibition Thursday, April 20, 2017 Adam Howlett The University of Suffolk’s first cohort of photography students are auctioning off some of their superb snaps to raise cash for gallery space in London. Updated: Road reopened in Ipswich after sinkhole appears Thursday, April 20, 2017 Adam Howlett Chelsworth Avenue in Ipswich has now reopened to traffic after a sinkhole opened up in the road this morning. Reaction as Ipswich is ranked as the UK’s 13th unhappiest place Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Adam Howlett The Mayor of Ipswich has dismissed a report ranking the town as the UK’s 13th unhappiest place saying his experience is that there are “a lot of happy and content people about”. Comedian Jim Tavaré to miss Clacton-on-Sea and Felixstowe gigs after horror Hollywood car crash Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Adam Howlett Comedian Jim Tavaré will no longer grace the stage of Clacton’s Princes Theatre or Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion after being involved in a near fatal car crash in his home city of Los Angeles. Double decker bus struck by car on Wherstead Road causes traffic delays in Ipswich Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Adam Howlett A car crashed into a double decker bus on Wherstead Road in Ipswich this morning causing tailbacks in the town. Mayor of Ipswich visits care home’s Easter bake off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adam Howlett Monmouth Court Care Home in Ipswich was treated to a visit from the mayor today as it held its Easter celebration bake off. Ambulance Trust has busy Easter weekend - responding to more than 8,500 emergencies in the region Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adam Howlett The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) control room received more than 11,700 emergency calls over the busy Easter period. Crews tackle fire at timber yard near Landseer Road, Ipswich Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adam Howlett Firefighters tackled a blaze at a timber yard in Ipswich on Monday afternoon. Ed Sheeran to be first castaway on Desert Island Discs as show returns in its 75th year Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adam Howlett Ed Sheeran is set to hit the BBC Radio Four airwaves as the first castaway of the new series of Desert Island Discs in May. Crowds have ‘seriously good day out’ at charity horse show at Trinity Park in Ipswich Monday, April 17, 2017 Adam Howlett More than 150 competitors saddled up and took part in the Ipswich Horse Society’s charity horse show at Trinity Park yesterday. Suffolk Constabulary pays compensation bill of £260,000 in the last five years Saturday, April 15, 2017 Adam Howlett Suffolk police have forked out more than £260,000 for 132 compensation claims in the last five years. Cakes galore at Ipswich Hospital Charity’s first Easter bake off Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adam Howlett A spectacular chocolate cake bunny, an intricate cupcake bouquet and a delicious salted caramel surprise were the stars of the Ipswich Hospital charity’s first ever Easter bake-off. Alan Shearer backs 333 mile Sir Bobby Robson Foundation charity trek Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adam Howlett Football legend Alan Shearer has shown his support for a charity hike from the Sir Bobby Robson statue in Ipswich to the Sir Bobby statue in Newcastle in aid of the late manager’s foundation. Suffolk police operation leads to more than 40 arrests in Ipswich Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adam Howlett A Suffolk police operation looking to tackle recent criminal activity and anti-social behaviour in Ipswich has led to more than 40 arrests. Do you know this woman? Police appeal for information after £12,500 bank fraud in Suffolk Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adam Howlett Police have renewed an appeal to trace a woman they wish to speak to in connection to a fraud where £12,500 was stolen from the bank account of a woman from Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk police seize £3,000 of crack cocaine in Ipswich drug raid Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adam Howlett More than £2,000 of uncut crack cocaine and 80 wraps of the class A drug have been seized after a police raid on a house in Ipswich. Air ambulance lands in Ravenswood Green in Ipswich Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Adam Howlett An air ambulance has descended in Ravenswood Green in Ipswich tonight after a man collapsed in his home. Updated: Man dies after being hit by train near Chelmsford railway station Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Adam Howlett A man has died after being struck by a train at Chelmsford this afternoon. The Great East Run is sold out - six months before the big day Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Adam Howlett The first Great East Run has reached its capacity six months before the starting pistol sounds. Felixstowe man to run in his father’s footsteps at London Marathon Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Adam Howlett A Felixstowe man is running the London Marathon in memory of his father - taking on the world famous race at the same age his dad ran his first marathon. Thieves leave ‘devastation’ after burglary at pre-school in Ipswich Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Adam Howlett Thieves smashed their way into a pre-school in Ipswich stealing a safe, cash, a laptop and a video camera and leaving the building in ‘devastation’. Suffolk and Essex police officers to hold two minutes silence at 2pm in memory of PC Keith Palmer Monday, April 10, 2017 Adam Howlett Representatives from Suffolk and Essex police will join thousands of police officers at Westminster today to pay their respects at the funeral of PC Keith Palmer. Jessie dances with the mayor at her 100th birthday party Friday, April 7, 2017 Adam Howlett Jessie Burgess was treated to a first dance with the Mayor of Ipswich as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Martial arts expert and Kimmi the dog visit Ipswich’s Polish Saturday School Friday, April 7, 2017 Adam Howlett A Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert and a Golden Retriever called Kimmi were special guests at the Polish Saturday School in Ipswich at the weekend.