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Urgent action is required to protect Suffolk’s communities from the growing “catastrophic” threats of climate change, it has been claimed.

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A talented young director’s short film has put Ipswich and Felixstowe in the spotlight as it receives international praise.

Scores of cyclists joined forces this weekend to virtually pedal the distance from Ipswich to Paris in support of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Yesterday, 18:20

The festive lights have been switched on in the middle of Ipswich and – before we know it – Rudolph and Father Christmas will be spreading their magic around town.

Yesterday, 20:16

Strike action by thousands of junior doctors has been suspended so talks can continue, the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) have announced.

Yesterday, 14:21

As the festive cheer spreads through Ipswich, reader Janice Poulson has been looking back at how the town used to be at Christmas, and other times of the year.

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The insuppressible smile which broke out across his face said it all.

Yesterday, 09:30

Chief football writer Stuart Watson will be on hand from 12pm to discuss all things Ipswich Town, in the wake of the Blues’ 3-0 win at Charlton on Saturday.

Yesterday, 17:05

Only three Championship clubs – the trio recently promoted to the division – spent less on agents’ fees than Ipswich Town in the last year.

Yesterday, 10:35

It’s days like Saturday that should make Ipswich Town fans thankful for what they’ve got.

Yesterday, 06:00

It may have gone largely unnoticed, but prior to Saturday’s 3-0 win at Charlton, Freddie Sears had gone 11 games without a goal.

Yesterday, 10:35

Readers voted striker Daryl Murphy as their man of the match, following his brace at Charlton on Saturday.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Running into the back of an ice-cream van, having just passed his test, left Michael Roede feeling decidedly frosty.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Kate Berridge with the Ford Cortina Mark II 1600E.

Kate Berridge reminisces about some of fun cars she has owned and a few she would rather forget!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Alan Cugnoni's first car was a  a rare ‘boat tail’ version Austin 7,  two-seater soft-top.

Alan Cugnoni’s first car – a rare ‘boat tail’ Austin 7, two-seater soft-top – was not an easy car to drive.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

It can be upsetting and lonely having a child with a disability, but Wendy Smith would rather shout about the many positives. Steven Russell hears how love and kindness trumps any anger and bitterness

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at the Colchester Mercury’s spring and summer season.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Drama, ballet, comedy, opera, music, plus a magic sprinkling of stars from stage and screen.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s out with the old and in with the new as Ipswich Orchestral Society changes its name to Ipswich Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Excitement is building as Ipswich prepares to welcome a string of big-name restaurants as part of the Buttermarket makeover.


Yesterday, 12:12

Needham Market striker Sam Newson has been transfer-listed by the Bloomfields club, but manager Mark Morsley insists there has been no falling-out between the duo.

Yesterday, 11:43

All the goals from a tough afternoon at Burton for Colchester United, in their first game following the departure of Tony Humes.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Colchester United’s first match, since manager Tony Humes’ departure last Thursday, ended in a disappointing 5-1 defeat at Burton Albion this afternoon.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Burton Albion 5 Colchester United 1

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tony Humes became the 12th Colchester United manager I have seen disappear through the exit door, since I started reporting on the U’s back in 1992.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery has added goalkeeper Duncan McAnally to his squad for tomorrow’s FA Trophy home game against Thurrock.

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Yesterday, 17:17

Q: What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ellen with her newborn son

My husband has become mildly obsessed with a new TV show that puts civilians through the terror and agony of Special Forces selection.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tory councillors in Suffolk have been falling out spectacularly over the last week!

Last week’s shock resignation by Suffolk County Council cabinet member for education Lisa Chambers shone a bright spotlight on the tensions that remain within the Tory group at Endeavour House.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Should power move away from Suffolk's Endeavour House headquarters?

My broadside against the region’s devolution proposals provoked a significant number of responses sent to me in its wake from many different quarters.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Lynne Mortimer

Excuse the bluntness but this is how it was said to me.



The Eyptian Minister of Transport has paid a visit to the Port of Felixstowe.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ipswich Building Society staff volunteering at the FIND charity

Helping local families at Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bears Bowling Bar and Grill, Star Lane, Ipswich
Christmas cocktails at Bears, Charles Manning with bar manager Thadues `Ted' Bandu looking on

Christmas party season arrives at Bears Bowling bar and grill

Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Leading Lives team receive their tropy at the Social Enterprise UK Awards in London.

Ipswich-based Leading Lives has been named Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards.

Friday, November 27, 2015
The Hot Off The Press premises inTacket Stret, Ipswich, which the company has vacated after 25 years.

A printing company which has operated from the centre of Ipswich for 25 years has relocated – to a purpose-built log cabin in the owner’s garden.