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Civic College site 1970. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

“And now on the line we have MEP Alex Mayer and John Rogers ... good morning, gentlemen,” – this happens quite frequently when I do radio interviews, writes East of England MEP Alex Mayer.

A century ago, in December 1917, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most famous residents of Aldeburgh, died, writes Dr Lucy Harvard.

After nine months of, for no particular reason, referring to our unborn first child as “he” (“how’s he doing in there?” etc), it came to me to make the big reveal to my wife in the moments immediately after the birth, writes Elliot Furniss, from Ipswich.

Body positivity is a term that is bandied about a lot at the moment and that can make it sound flippant, unimportant and self indulgent, writes Kate Dickinson.

My experiences of being a woman with autism in Suffolk can be very exhausting, but I can say that I finally understand why I have always been different, writes Gemma Grace.

I was proud to be the first woman ever to be elected as an MP for a Suffolk constituency in 2010, writes Dr Therese Coffey.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

The managing director of a Suffolk haulage firm has received a driving ban for speeding on the A11.

A mother whose son was allegedly sexually abused by a substitute teacher and his world-renowned harpist girlfriend told a court she had been “naive” and “stupid”.

Theresa May will abandon her Conservative general election manifesto pledge to give MPs a vote on whether to overturn the fox hunting ban.

A person has died after being hit by a train at a level crossing in Norfolk this morning, the British Transport Police has confirmed.

A Suffolk GP has called for more funding for the NHS, as winter pressures take hold of all parts of the health service.

Sometimes, just sometimes, a show is so good that it’s difficult to put together a full, professional review as you simply want to shout from the rooftops: “It’s brilliant! Buy tickets!” Such is the case with this joyous production of Hairspray from The Children’s Theatre Company.

A £5,000 reward has been offered in the hope of finding information which leads to the safe return of missing Gorleston student Sophie Smith.

An extensive search took place along the coastlines of Norfolk and Suffolk yesterday to try and find missing Gorleston student Sophie Smith.

A pioneering surgeon who has received a damehood leads the list of Suffolk community stalwarts and unsung heroes in the New Year Honours.

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the New Year Honours, alongside a string of political figures including former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and key Tory backbencher Graham Brady.

Passengers at Stansted Airport have told of their “nightmare” after snow and ice forced dozens of Ryanair and easyJet flights to be cancelled or delayed.

British passports will return to having blue covers after Brexit, it has been confirmed.

Breaking News: Pedestrians hit by car in Melbourne, Australia

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Police have said a crash which injured 14 people in Australia was a “deliberate act”.

An Ipswich pet owner broke down in court as magistrates ordered the destruction of her Staffordshire bull terrier which attacked a young army engineer and his dog.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she has passed on allegations to the police that her son was a victim of a crime.

The immediate and “reassuring” response to the disturbance at RAF Mildenhall has been praised by a senior Suffolk Constabulary officer.

American servicemen “fired shots” and a man was arrested at RAF Mildenhall which was put on lockdown amid reports of a car trying to ram the gates at the US Air Force base in Suffolk.

A Suffolk father-of-four murdered his wife then hanged himself weeks after an anonymous note alluding to his wife having an affair was delivered through the family door, an inquest heard.

James and Sarah were the final contestants left standing but who became business partners with Lord Sugar?

It was billed as one of the most unpredictable finals in years, but who took the Strictly crown?

The mother of a victim of paedophile hospital doctor Myles Bradbury says her son has been left “suicidal” following the abuse.

It is an uplifting Christmas tradition: Ipswich Town footballers spreading festive cheer at children’s wards.

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