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A Suffolk group formed through shared concern at the outcome of the UK’s Brexit negotiations with Europe is inviting people to join it on a national protest march on Parliament.

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The team behind a Suffolk heritage railway hopes it can become one of the county’s foremost attractions after it received approval for its extension plans.


Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve got a weekly challenge winner and it might be you.


Martlesham Heath airfield celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. Here, we look back to when the last planes took off at the airfield in 1979.


Suffolk’s most senior clergyman has said the church “owes much to gay laity and clergy” after attending a high profile synod at which a controversial report on homosexuality was rejected.

An extremely rare Rolex watch was the subject of some determined bidding before it was finally sold at a Suffolk auction house for a staggering £30,000.

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It’s the East Anglian derby on Sunday, and Blues fans should be relishing their trip to Norwich.

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Another good performance and two more unbeaten games in the past week against two sides in the top five of our league – things really could be on the turn, but the real acid test this month is still yet to come.

Leeds must be counting themselves very lucky to have left Portman Road with a point on Saturday. They certainly didn’t deserve it.


The clashes between Ipswich Town and Leeds in the 1975 FA Cup quarter-final saw the teams go head-to-head four times, which seems incredible in these days of penalty shoot-outs.

Yesterday, 18:22

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thought his Blues side deserved to pick up all three points against Leeds United at Portman Road, following Saturday afternoon’s 1-1 draw in the Championship.

Yesterday, 17:01

Ipswich Town picked up a deserved point from a 1-1 draw with play-off chasing Leeds United, at Portman Road, this afternoon.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

Monday, February 6, 2017

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

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Singer Anastacia heads to Ipswich this June. She talks about almost quitting Strictly Come Dancing and how the show helped make her feel like a woman again after breast cancer surgery.

Yesterday, 21:10

A 16-year-old music student at Suffolk New College has been inspired to organise a music event for young bands in Ipswich in response to a petition for new modern venues in the town – and is urging others to “just get up and do it”.

Yesterday, 12:15

When Alexander O’Neal hit the Ipswich Regent last night it was definitely Hearsay - in fact, 30 years of Hearsay.

From political comedy, gothic horror and open gardens to classic thrillers, music and fairs there’s lots on in Suffolk and Essex over the weekend.

Fri, 15:13

The full line-up for the return of the Ipswich Jazz Festival has been announced – with a mix of live music, workshops, dance and film set for the summer spectacular weekend.

Peter Andre’s DJ brother has a massive following, especially in Essex; so don’t be surprised if you see some familar faces from TV’s The Only Way Is Essex supporting him at his gig at Bowmans on Saturday night.

Fri, 11:56

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is 26 today and he is celebrating his birthday by releasing another track from his forthcoming album.


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Bob Coleman Cup quarter-final

Wenhaston United 0

Benhall St Mary 2

Close-range goals in either half from Leigh Bailey and Chris Sillett saw Benhall St Mary beat Wenhaston 2-0 on Saturday and advance into the Bob Coleman Cup semi-finals.

Yesterday, 17:40

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has apologised to the U’s travelling supporters following today’s 2-1 defeat at relegation battlers Accrington Stanley.

Yesterday, 16:54

Accrington Stanley 2 Colchester United 1

Yesterday, 12:15

Brennan Dickenson is enjoying the best season of his whole career, and he wants to cap that with a successful promotion bid.

Yesterday, 12:00

Hadleigh United boss Stuart Alston will not accept anything but three points in today’s relegation showdown with Swaffham Town.

Yesterday, 09:00

Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose is keen for his side to gain some revenge on Ipswich Wanderers this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Yesterday, 08:34

Colchester United have worked so hard, to get themselves into the League Two play-off shake-up, that they don’t want all their hard work to unravel over the coming fixtures.

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Yesterday, 15:45

There are many vocations that require people to work closely with their natural opponents, writes Suffolk mum Ellen Widdup as she confesses she never follows through with her wild threats.

Fri, 14:34

Suffolk mum Sheena Grant is single-handedly tackling food waste by using up her leftover Christmas veg - in February.

Thu, 06:00

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

Tue, 06:30

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

Mon, 17:00

The criticism of our parenting skils comes from all sides. We are over-involved or overly permissive. We are over-protective, over-sensitive, over-zealous. We over-diagnose, over-medicate and over-accommodate our kids, who are hideously overindulged, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

In search of a new freedom, Lynne Mortimer has decided to let it all hang out... or rather, down, as she ditches the D-cups.


Hunnaball Family Funeral Group has presented a cheque to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) for £1,925 following a year of fundraising.

Yesterday, 08:25

Suffolk-born entrepreneur Tom Brooks and business partner Pete Dowds are rolling out their latest venture.

Fri, 16:25

Highways England needs to spend £500m improving junctions on the A14 and A12 around Ipswich, including the notorious Copdock junction, to tackle rush-hour delays.

Fri, 16:17

Ipswich Building Society will be hosting an Audience with Bill Turnbull at its annual general meeting next month.

Fri, 14:24

A specialist financial services provider for the police and armed forces communities, which has offices in Ipswich, has reported a year of strong growth.

Fri, 12:00

UK Power Networks, the company responsible for delivering electricity to homes and businesses across East and South-East England, is now offering more flexible – and cheaper – connections to the network for producers of renewable energy.

Thu, 15:54

An independent business has opened a new store in Ipswich for crafty shoppers.