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The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year, new figures reveal.

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A lorry driver is in hospital after a three-vehicle crash at a car park at Ipswich railway station in the early hours of this morning.

10:01

Drinking just one glass of wine or pint of beer is equivalent to eating half a burger when it comes to calories and is helping fuel obesity and health problems across East Anglia, say campaigners.

09:32

An artist who returned to Suffolk to document changes to its accent has been impressed by the passion shown by local people in preserving their regional identity through its dialect.

Yesterday, 23:54

Staff and residents at an Ipswich care home are celebrating after being awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Yesterday, 23:19

A £5million package of improvements has been put forward for five of Ipswich’s most congested junctions.

Yesterday, 20:48

The granddaughter of a 96-year-old Ipswich woman who has been conned out of tens of thousands of pounds by responding to scam mail is warning other families to stay vigilant and help protect vulnerable relatives from fraud.

Ipswich Town

59 minutes ago

Defender Adam Webster makes his return from an ankle injury tonight for the Ipswich Town under 23s.

08:54

My mates who support other teams just don’t understand. They glance at the results, and the Championship table, and send me texts saying things like: “I bet you’re thrilled with your team.”

Yesterday, 10:27

Ipswich Town got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Yesterday, 10:10

Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road to move back up to fifth in the Championship table.

Yesterday, 06:00

Dominic Iorfa says Ipswich Town’s players are feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s trip to Championship table-toppers Leeds United.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The feeling walking out of the ground on Saturday was pretty much what we’d all settle for most weeks – happy that Ipswich Town have won.

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My first car

Saturday, September 9, 2017

It was crash – and nearly bang, wallop – when Norman Willoughby went to confront youths who had deluged him with buckets of water and sent him off the road.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Clive Dyball’s luck ran out when his polished, but unserviced, Ford Prefect ran into problems in the Australian Outback.

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Yesterday, 18:00

An Ipswich music venue, recording studio and rehearsal space which has hosted more than 200 bands in 12 months is celebrating its first anniversary with a live BBC broadcast and free concert.

10:20

Since his 1998 debut with Pi Darren Aronofsky has established himself as a film-maker who pushes the boundaries of mainstream surrealist cinema, combining genre and fantastical imagery to examine religion, addiction and mental health.

Yesterday, 10:27

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Yesterday, 10:23

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Smokehouse music venue in Ipswich is calling for more volunteers to join and gain real work experience while supporting live music as the number of gigs it hosts increases.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

First details of this year’s Christchurch Park fireworks display in Ipswich have been announced.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

Sport

7 minutes ago

Ipswich women’s hockey side returned triumphant from the Suffolk Cup at Culford, with players from across all four teams meshing well under the direction of new second team coach Richard Rutterford.

32 minutes ago

London 3 Eastern Counties

Woodbridge Warriors 8

Stowmarket 20

Heavy rain made opening exchanges very slippery as Woodbridge started with a penalty attempt and intercepted the ensuing 22 drop out to maintain pressure through Tim Johnson and Tom Stokes.

43 minutes ago

Ipswich Witches team manager, Ritchie Hawkins feels his side are in much better shape mentally, than they were last season when the team reached the play-offs, writes Henry Chard.

10:24

George Fricker (Farlingaye HS and Ufford Park) won his singles in both his appearances for England Schools.

Yesterday, 19:51

Suffolk Ladies found the going tough against Gloucestershire on the opening day of the England Women’s County Finals at Felixstowe Ferry today, writes Tony Garnett.

Yesterday, 16:09

AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws is quite looking forward to his side’s long trip to Truro in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 15:03

Women’s National Championships East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 47

Lakenham Hewett 5

The Amazons got their season off to a flying start at Hatchley Barn on Sunday with a nine try rout of Norfolk side Lakenham Hewitt, writes Ian Girling.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 09:42

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

All my life, nuclear power has been a part of Suffolk life – and for 50 years it has felt as if it would always be there.

Monday, September 11, 2017

After dental work, Lynne can’t eat solids or talk... her husband is sympathetic

Sunday, September 10, 2017

New pound coins and plastic £5 notes have already gone into circulation and the £10 will be out on Thursday. Here is everything you need to know about the new note.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The strange saga of the Mid Suffolk bus service that was re-routed to take it away from its passengers has provided a bit of amusement – and has made the county council look a bit silly.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis’ school shop for her two children was up to £500 this year. What did you spend?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Today, I stared at a picture of Clark Gable for 10 minutes.

Business

Ipswich has been named as the best place in the UK to start a small business.

09:45

Retail giant Toys’R’Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition.

Yesterday, 14:53

An innovative developer has shared his vision of sustainable development with business leaders in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 14:25

Associated British Ports (ABP) has continued its investment in the Port of Ipswich with the purchase of a new fleet of forklift trucks.

Yesterday, 13:11

Ipswich Building Society has successfully completed a partnership with the University of Suffolk Business School by hosting a international student on a month-long internship.

Yesterday, 10:43

Cutter Work Wear from Bealings, near Woodbridge, has sold national distribution rights for its range of gloves to Rodo Ltd, a supplier of workwear and protective equipment to national retailers based in Manchester.

Yesterday, 09:56

Garden centre group Notcutts, has announced a healthy performance with sales up 5.3% to £71.3m and operating profits up 57.7% in the year ending February 2017.