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Despite being a bright and sunny start to the day temperatures have begun to drop ahead of the arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ next week.

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8 minutes ago

A Suffolk teacher helping deprived children at an Indian “slum school” is embarking on the first recorded hike along the country’s second longest river.

12 minutes ago

Music and entertainment retailer HMV has returned to Ipswich town centre after five weeks away.

Shoppers heading to Ipswich town centre today will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new HMV store in Sailmakers shopping centre.

11:47

Footballing legend Peter Shilton rubbed shoulders with an up-and-coming sportswoman who is aiming to emulate his achievements to play in front of thousands of fans for the senior England team.

Suffolk Coastal had been running the service for free but mounting financial pressures caused a change of heart – with a forecast £200,000 drop in county council recycling payments set to cause a big budget hole.

09:00

A bid by Mid Suffolk District Council to buy the vacant former NatWest bank next to the John Peel Centre has been accepted, the council has confirmed.

Ipswich Town

12:00

Live build-up, action and reaction as Ipswich Town take on Preston in the Championship.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End in a Championship match at Deepdale this afternoon. STUART WATSON previews the action.

07:51

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 10:42

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy spoke openly about his uncertain future at this morning’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Preston. STUART WATSON posed the questions.

Yesterday, 15:00

Martyn Waghorn wants Ipswich Town to make a fast start and ‘have a real go’ at Preston North End tomorrow afternoon.

Yesterday, 12:28

Mick McCarthy has confirmed striker David McGoldrick will not play again this season.

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My first car

Yesterday, 16:44

This 1966 Mini pick-up was love at first sight for Josephine Stecak but it was a relationship that didn’t always run smoothly. Pictures: Josephine Stecak

Mon, 07:42

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Geoffrey Green is reliving his early ‘scooter boy’ days having bought another Lambretta and lovingly restored it in retirement.

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Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

08:22

Kevin Kennedy will forever be best known as Coronation Street’s loveable loser Curly Watts, but he is also a stage star. His latest role is an all-star musical version of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends, which allows him to rekindle his love of this region.

09:00

Fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, Shazia Mirza returns with a show about lies and truth - or are they the same thing these days?

09:00

A bid by Mid Suffolk District Council to buy the vacant former NatWest bank next to the John Peel Centre has been accepted, the council has confirmed.

Yesterday, 10:45

The 80s are officially back, with Fame The Musical coming to the Ipswich Regent later this year.

Thu, 23:44

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Thu, 18:11

Film award shows seem to be losing favour with audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke wonders whether its because the audience for movies is changing and the Oscars and BAFTAs are reacting by rewarding the wrong films.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:28

Glenn Driver’s Leiston side go into tomorrow’s league fixture at Tooting & Mitcham full of confidence following last Saturday’s brilliant 3-1 victory over Billericay Town.

Yesterday, 10:41

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club has become the first winner of England Golf’s Championship Venue of the Year Award, sponsored by Travelbag.

Yesterday, 09:57

Ipswich Witches are to continue their partnership with Guy Nicholls and Tru7.com in 2018 and will be known as the Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches this season.

Thu, 17:11

Grundisburgh boss Micky Squirrell says he feels two wins from their final eight Suffolk & Ipswich League senior division games will be enough for the village side to secure their senior status.

Thu, 13:23

In the final round of the Revel Outdoors Winter Series, held on Shouldham Warren, Seb Herrod (Absolute Black) challenged the supremacy of Andrew Cockburn in the Three-Hour Men’s race and as battle was joined the pair opened a very large gap on the rest of the field, writes Fergus Muir.

Thu, 12:27

The Suffolk FA Grassroots Football Photograph of the Season is returning with a new sponsor, writes Nick Garnham.

Wed, 16:51

With 11 games to go, Felixstowe & Walton United will be looking over their shoulder in the coming weeks as the pressure at the top increases, and those closest start to make inroads into their games in hand, writes Phil Griffiths.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you are in the Valentine’s Day dog house there are a few ways to remedy the situation... but you need to act fast

Monday, February 12, 2018

A re-working of classic novels to introduce social media has Lynne Mortimer all a-twitter

Monday, February 12, 2018

A new survey calculates it takes young women an average of more than five hours to get ready for a night out. In which case, Lynne Mortimer had better start now.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, I seem to remember

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I make no apology for the fact that I am delighted to see work has finally started on refurbishing the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I reckon the market looks great in its new home at the top of Princes Street.

Business

Yesterday, 17:01

An insurance broker has announced it will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) for the next three years.

Yesterday, 06:10

Ipswich Building Society will be opening a new Woodbridge branch on Tuesday, February 27, from 10am.

Thu, 12:06

A top accountancy firm has pledged to use its extensive business network to help a new initiative aimed at boosting the social mobility of young people in Ipswich.

Thu, 11:37

Five Suffolk companies have made it onto a list of Britain’s top exporters.

Thu, 06:00

Ipswich Building Society has announced increased annual profits, along with higher mortgage lending and savings balances, for the year to November 30.

Wed, 16:39

Motor retailer Evans Halshaw, part of the Pendragon group, hosted a Chinese New Year-themed event to mark the launch of its new Car Store in Ipswich.

Wed, 14:37

Essex-based Healthcare Homes Group has acquired the Haughgate House Nursing Home in Woodbridge, bringing its portfolio of residential properties to 36.