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31 minutes ago
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A teenage motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Ipswich last night.

57 minutes ago
The 30-acre Walton Green North field has been earmarked for housing by Suffolk Coastal.

Proposals have been put forward to build 385 new homes on the edge of Felixstowe – opposite another field where permission has been granted for 190.

16:31
Former footballer Marcus Bent. Pic: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Marcus Bent has escaped being sent to jail as he was sentenced for confronting two officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while in a “delusional” state under the influence of cocaine.

Collateral Drawing exhibition at UCS

Launch of `I Spy Drawing’ Family Art Club

Damaged Bus stop in Woodbridge Rd Ipswich

A 21-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed into a bus shelter on the outskirts of Ipswich town centre today.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have signed Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham

Ipswich Town have confirmed the loan signing of Ben Pringle from Fulham ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Bristol City.

44 minutes ago
Jon Stead is ecstatic after scoring Bristol City's winner against his old club at Ashton Gate

Ahead of Ipswich Town’s trip to Bristol City this weekend, we look at a few players who turned out for both teams.

16:31
Former footballer Marcus Bent. Pic: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Marcus Bent has escaped being sent to jail as he was sentenced for confronting two officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while in a “delusional” state under the influence of cocaine.

15:00
Brett Pitman getting the ball under control at QPR

Brett Pitman has vowed to celebrate if he manages to find the net against former club Bristol City tomorrow, and believes strikers who hold back their emotions against former employers are doing so for show.

13:15
Luke Hyam with a first half header at Bristol City in 2013

A bite-sized look ahead to Ipswich Town’s trip to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Jeff Hurst and his friend working on his 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Jeff Hurst tells of learning to drive in and learning how to mend his first car – a 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Carrie Secker and her mum in the Fiat 126 she called Racy-Acey.

It was small, red, Italian and sporty – Carrie Secker loved her little Fiat 126.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Ken Lake and his mates resprayed his sickly red 1957 Mark 2 Ford Consul  light blue.

Ken Lake was glad his mates’ help respraying his Ford Consul and pushing it on their road trip reward.

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Staff at Dance East celebrate being awarded £750,000.

Ipswich has re-asserted its place as a major cultural centre today after the Arts Council awarded the town a further three-quarters of a million pounds to bring two of its leading arts venues bang up to date.

Suffolk theatre knight Sir Trevor Nunn is returning to his home town this summer to direct a magical Shakespearean comedy which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and will ensure that he has directed every Shakespeare play.

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Yesterday, 19:21

“Nine of diamonds. Sorry, my mind is playing tricks with me.”

Yesterday, 13:15

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Once told that telling jokes about Primark was “a waste of a good Muslim”, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza is tackling the thorny subject of jihadi brides and more in her latest show. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Sport

Callum Bennett Felixstowe & Walton

Felixstowe & Walton United will look to get back on track tomorrow after losing two of their last three league games.

Ipswich Wanderers will try again tomorrow to make it through to the quarter-finals of the FA Vase.

16:00

SIL Senior Division top scorers Achilles (58 scored), will have to use all their attacking nous to overcome the team with the tightest rearguard, tomorrow, Capel Plough (17 conceded).

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has encouraged his side to repeat their midweek performance when they host mid-table Metropolitan Police at Bloomfields on Saturday.

06:15

Ipswich Witches star Lewis Kerr is full of anticipation and has no worries ahead of his return to the track later this month.

Performances may have improved, under Colchester United’s new manager Kevin Keen, but the results have largely stayed the same.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 18:27
Sir Bob Russell meets with Paul Geater.

A fortnight ago in my column I was discussing the importance (or not) of car parking prices in attracting visitors to a town for a shopping trip or general day out.

Yesterday, 12:51

Today’s meeting of Suffolk County Council is the most important of the year – it will set the authority’s budget for 2016/17 and I have never come across so many nervous members from all sides.

Mon, 14:39

It was a dark and stormy night... which was probably why three-year-old George and 11-month-old Wil woke up at 4am, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My husband is a mamil – a middle-aged man in Lycra, writes Ellen Widdup.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It all started with the Christmas gift of a pom-pom, writes Sheena Grant.

Business

06:00
The BT apprenticeship showcase evening

More than 200 students, parents and teachers gathered at BT Adastral Park in Martlesham for the company’s apprenticeship showcase on Wednesday.

14:15

East Anglia’s largest independent firm of surveyors has consolidated its position with the purchase of another Suffolk-based business.

The Morrisons supermarket in Stowmarket will close on April 3, it has been announced.

Yesterday, 15:52

University Campus Suffolk strengthens international links by offering the Maastricht Executive MBA

Yesterday, 15:23

£100,000 makeover for church in the heart of Ipswich centre