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A trial switch off of the traffic lights at Ropes Drive west in Kesgrave will be extended into the new year, following feedback from the public.

Does the mention of Christmas bring you out in a cold sweat? All that shopping, cooking and cleaning.


Chancellor George Osborne said councils could put up council tax bills by an extra 2% if the increase was reserved to cover social care costs as he delivered his Autumn Statement today..

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.


People were arrested and vehicles seized in a series of police checks carried around in Ipswich and Thetford this week.

Beautiful countryside, with pleasant walks, fishing and picnic areas are how most now see the area around the River Gipping.

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Ipswich Town youngster James Alabi has agreed to join National League side Grimbsy Town on-loan until January 3.

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam will sign a loan deal with Championship strugglers Rotherham United, before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline, we understand.


Fans are being asked to arrive at The Valley in plenty of time ahead of Ipswich’s game with Charlton, due to increased security measures introduced on the advice of the Metropolitan Police.

Yesterday, 17:30

Ipswich Town face a trio of televised games, starting at Charlton on Saturday, but how much do you know about the Blues’ history on TV?

Yesterday, 16:23

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery could field several youngsters as he gets his priorities in place, ahead of tonight’s Suffolk Premier Cup clash at Felixstowe & Walton.

Yesterday, 14:24

The Soccer AM cameras were at Ipswich Town’s Playford Road training base recently, where former Blue Jimmy Bullard faced Brett Pitman in a special challenge.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

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.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Felix Newson's Jeep on the beach at Jacob's Ladder at Felixstowe.

Felix Newson really hit the beach in the Sixties in his Second World War Willys Jeep – great fun in summer but freezing in winter.

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A man once sworn at by Brian Clough is a Children’s Short Story Competition judge!

Yesterday, 15:48

The twinkling Christmas tree lights are a true sign that Santa is really on his way and Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds have already turned theirs on, but when will the rest of the county be lit up?

Musical theatre fans have never had it so good. Over the next few months the Regent will play host to Sound of Music, Annie, Cats and Sister Act. Hairspray set the bar high.

Mon, 17:38

The clocks are set to be turned back 200 years as Christmas ‘Dickensian style’ comes to west Suffolk.

Mon, 15:10

The show started with a video endorsement from Mick Fleetwood and from the opening song intro you could tell why he was happy for this tribute band to be playing the Fleetwood Mac back catalogue.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Elio Pace, along with his talented band, provided a rousing and accurate rendition of Billy Joel’s hits – and some lesser known album tracks – in a concert suitable for both die-hard fans of the Piano Man and those new to the American star’s music.


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Colchester United manager Tony Humes has admitted that he was shocked with the way his team “buckled” during Tuesday night’s 3-2 home defeat to Crewe.


Ipswich put together a fantastic second-half performance to bring home an important 75-50 win on the road against London Westside, who are still searching for their first win.


Suffolk golfer Josh Robertson is celebrating a notable victory in America.

Reece Topley is targeting a prized spot in the England squad for next year’s World T20 tournament in India.


Ipswich moved to the fourth round of the National Colts Cup, winning 31-22 at Braintree at the weekend.

Yesterday, 23:01

Colchester United are resigned to yet another season of struggle against relegation, following a horrible defeat to bottom club Crewe tonight.

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

Mon, 11:09
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.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Lynne Mortimer

Grandchildren. Wonderful. But tiring, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
As much as half the world's food ends up being thrown away, say investigators.

Maybe it’s a sign of increasing age but hardly a day goes by just lately that I don’t feel concerned for the future of the human race.



Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivering his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review to MPs in the House of Commons
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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review today divided opinion between unions employers.

Natalie Moloney, of Woodbridge events firm Pink Lemonade Productions.

An entrepreneur is up for a fifth business award since her event planning company launched last year.

Yesterday, 17:18
Hopkins Homes' Bure Place development.

Suffolk-based housebuilder Hopkins Homes has now achieved a hat-trick of national awards for its restoration and conversion of a Victorian listed building in Norfolk.