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A 70-year-old former maths teacher had denied 13 charges alleging he abused five children at Kesgrave Hall and two other schools.

An Ipswich woman whose sex assault allegations led to the discovery a convicted paedophile deported 11 years ago was back in the UK and working with vulnerable teenagers has broken her silence.

A tap water argument between pub staff and cyclists broke out in Freckenham after the group asked for a free water bottle fill-up for four.


Last night a building in Claydon caught fire with three crews helping to tackle the blaze.


It has graced the homes and bodies of celebrities ranging from Michelle Obama to members of the Royal family, but up until now ‘Sudbury silk’ has remained a relatively well-kept secret.

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Thu, 17:22

Ipswich Town legend Ray Crawford has hailed young Blues loanee Matt Clarke’s contribution at Portsmouth, following the teenager’s summer loan switch to the League Two promotion hopefuls.

Thu, 14:19

Former Ipswich Town hero Kevin Beattie has called for the Blues’ defence to get back to basics, but believes Mick McCarthy’s men can still reach the Championship’s top-two.

Thu, 09:53

With Mick McCarthy threatening to shake up his under-performing Blues, Australian winger Tommy Oar is likely to come into contention to make his league bow at Portman Road.

Tue, 17:30

Veteran manager Neil Warnock has backed Mick McCarthy to bring success to Portman Road – but believes the Blues may need to strengthen in the January transfer window for it to happen.

Tue, 12:51

Josh Yorwerth can take his second chance at making it as a Championship centre-back with both hands.

Tue, 12:30

The Blues have slipped from top at the end of August to their current 12th position, but what’s going wrong at Portman Road? Sports writer Chris Brammer is here to answer your questions from midday on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Des Burnell tells us good old Mary Jane – an Austin 10-4 which was sometimes contrary, but always elegant and stately and loved by all the family.

Friday, September 25, 2015
The 1932 Austin Seven Box Saloon restored by John Pitchers and similar to the 1934 model which was his first car.

John Pitchers tells of the time his Austin Seven turned into a three-wheeler and how some passers-by gave him a lift.

Friday, September 18, 2015
A 1950 HIllman Minx similar to and old one bought by Colin Bevan which turned out to be his first, and one of his biggest, mistakes on the motoring front.

Colin Bevan tells of the grief of his jinxed Hillman Minx and how it finally brought the house down.

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top ideas.

Yesterday, 09:30

A weekend-long celebration of local food – with the emphasis on shellfish – is under way in a riverside Suffolk town.

Thu, 17:52

When Pc Jason Lambourne isn’t working for Suffolk Constabulary, he dons another emergency services uniform for work as an extra in hit television shows and films, including the latest 007 movie.

Wed, 16:30

Tonight marks the grand final of the Great British Bake Off and viewers will watch as Ian Cumming, Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray battle it out for the Bake Off crown.

Wed, 16:12

Negotiations are taking place to see if an ice skating rink can be set up in Felixstowe town centre as part of the resort’s Christmas attractions.

Wed, 08:00

There are quite a few 1960s revues touring the country these days with a number of original artists, and sometimes a couple of tribute acts, recreating the times back in the day when a number of acts would turn up at the local cinema and treat the fans to a hit-fest. Martin Hutchinson talks to some of those making up the All Star 60s Show.


Leiston chairman Andy Crisp believes the spirit of 2008 has returned to the coastal club, as the Blues aim to go on another memorable FA Cup run.

Last weekend, Owen Garvan suffered his first league defeat in a Colchester United shirt, after an unbeaten sequence extending to six games.

Yesterday, 15:36

Every year the Suffolk sports awards celebrate the best in sporting talent across the county. This year’s event, at Trinity Park on November 13, features Olympic and international stars among the nominees. Here we take a look at some of the contenders for the awards

Yesterday, 15:15

Some of the region’s brightest sporting stars have been nominated for the prestigious title of Suffolk Sports Personality of the Year – and you can help pick the winner.

Yesterday, 06:00

Hopes of restoring Ipswich’s Broomhill Pool have today received a huge boost with the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund has made an interim award to the project.

Yesterday, 06:00

As hopes of restoring Ipswich’s lido to its former glory take a step forward today, we look back at the pool’s past.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 15:18

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne attracted all the headlines at the Tory party conference this week when he announced that councils would be able to set and spend business rates – instead of being a conduit for the government.

Mon, 11:54
Have you been to zoo lately?

What better way to end our holiday than spending a day at Banham Zoo with three-year-old grandson George.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ellen's children

Virtually all experiences associated with childhood come with a health warning these days, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street after the Scottish referendum result - was he opening his mouth without engaging his brain?

I’ve been covering politics in this region for the best part of a quarter of a century – longer if you include my early years traipsing around the parish councils of East Suffolk.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Lynne Mortimer pointing the finger

Now hold on just one doggone moment. My pc alarm has just gone off.


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The Haven Power team who play in the Suffolk FA Monday night Football league

Business electricity supplier Haven Power is once again sponsoring the Suffolk Football Association (FA) Monday Night Football League in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 17:27
Atrium Studios re-launch at UCS

Re-launch of the Atrium Studio at University Campus Suffolk

Yesterday, 17:18
Suffolk Yacht Harbour is celebrating the launch of its new workshop

An independent marina on the River Orwell is celebrating a major expansion.

Yesterday, 12:10
File photo dated 31/07/07 of a Greggs shop. The bakery chain said sales jumped almost 20% before Christmas as shoppers refuelled at its stores during a last-minute rush to the high street. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 12 2011. The snow disrupted shopping patterns in the earlier part of December but Greggs said the record Christmas week meant sales were still higher in the five weeks to January 8 - up 0.6% on a like-for-like basis and 3.5% overall. Total sales in Christmas week were up 19.6% and by 16% at a same-store level. See PA story CITY Greggs. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Bakers Greggs warns national living wage could put up price of pasties and rolls