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On the first weekend of Advent, the region truly got into the Christmas spirit with trees and coloured lights going up in town centres across Suffolk and north Essex.


A company director has lost his licence after admitting drink-driving while travelling at 94mph on the A14.


A 21-year-old Ipswich man who attacked two guests at a party with a machete has been jailed for nine years.


A former servicemen has been banned from driving after crashing his car on Remembrance Sunday while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

Rail passengers are facing a day of disruption due to overrunning engineering work in Cambridgeshire.

A 20-year-old woman was given a six week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for stealing £10 from a resident of a care home where she worked.

Ipswich Town


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.

55 minutes ago

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

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.

55 minutes ago

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

Yesterday, 12:52

All the goals, and a stunning save from Dean Gerken, as Ipswich Town record a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Charlton.

Yesterday, 13:03

The trio of Luke Hyam, Josh Emmanuel and James Alabi made their debuts for their loan clubs yesterday.

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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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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.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

There’s one problem with having had a great autumn season, including three world premieres, says DanceEast’s artistic director Brendan Keaney.


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.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Needham Market have agreed a deal to sign central defender Sam Nunn.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Following Tony Humes’ departure as Colchester United manager yesterday, Carl Marston looks at the leading candidates to replace him.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Richard Porritt, with newly-arrived baby Number Three

Ellen Widdup is away – recovering in a hospital bed. That’s right Number Three has arrived.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

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.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Sarah Green of Capita receives the award from Joanne Atkin

Award for Ipswich based financial team