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The 23-year-old will appear in court today

The number of violent and sexual crimes being reported in south west Ipswich has more than quadrupled over the past two years.

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Cabinet member for children Gordon Jones welcomed the new Ofsted report.

Suffolk County Council’s services for children has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors – but there are still elements of its work that require improvements.

John Field's photograph of a giant teddy bear-shaped cloud over Ipswich Waterfront has been turned into the Stay Puft giant Marshmallow Man monster from the original Ghostbusters film.

Amazing cloud formation over Ipswich Waterfront goes viral

09:18
Mike Ambrose

A “perfect storm” of factors contributed to a fatal road crash which claimed the life of a young Suffolk chef, an inquest has heard.

09:00
A file picture of children in a classroom.

Action has been taken to raise standards at an Ipswich school after it was told to improve by the education watchdog.

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Ipswich Town

Ben Pringle, pictured in action for Fulham

Ipswich Town are closing in on the loan signing of left-winger Ben Pringle – and it’s understood there could be another new recruit to follow.

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Mick McCarthy with assistant Terry Connor

Ipswich Town are once again looking to the loan market. Stuart Watson profiles some of the Premier League starlets they could turn to over the coming days.

Ryan Fraser in agony clutching his hamstring on the sideline at the end of the QPR match

Ipswich Town loanee Ryan Fraser is set to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained in the latter stages of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at QPR.

Yesterday, 11:04
Ben Pringle (centre) celebrates League One play-off victory at Rotherham

Ipswich Town are set to announce the loan signing of Ben Pringle, from Championship rivals Fulham, on a 93-day emergency loan.

Yesterday, 10:36
Ryan Fraser applauds the travelling fans at Birmingham

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is ‘excited’ by Ryan Fraser’s development on loan at Ipswich Town and the prospect of him returning to the Vitality Stadium.

Yesterday, 06:00
Town v Crystal Palace U21  



Pictured is Teddy Bishop.

Midfielder Teddy Bishop remains determined to be involved in Ipswich Town’s promotion chase as he inches ever closer to his long-awaited return from injury.

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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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Yesterday, 21:25
Rollerworld Colchester

A casting call to recruit keen skaters for a music video at Colchester’s iconic rollerblading venue has received 60 responses in just 24 hours.

Yesterday, 10:00

We British relish the chance to lampoon our political top brass... Tom Potter talks to a Suffolk satirist taking a swipe at the establishment with a stage musical

Yesterday, 18:14

Lego enthusiasts in Suffolk are being pitted against one another in a ‘brick off’ competition.

Yesterday, 13:05

Jimmy Osmond returns with new show Moon River and Me, a tribute to Andy Williams.

Tue, 16:48

Students at a Suffolk school are performing its version of a popular West End play this week.

Tue, 11:15

Fifty years since it first hit the stage, this boundary-pushing musical is still worth making a song and dance about. The cast of Cabaret are saying ‘willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’ to Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, this week.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:28
Sleeping Giants Episode Five

This week the guys discuss the rising cost of football, the ultimate hard sportsmen and a packed weekend of action.

Yesterday, 11:21

Frankie Kent is still upbeat about Colchester United’s chances of beating the drop, even though the U’s have slipped to eight points adrift of League One safety heading towards the final third of the season.

Yesterday, 11:00

The Ipswich and District Badminton League Under 18 Championships took place at Northgate Sports Centre, where Patricia Kou from the Meridians club was the star performer, scooping a hat-trick of titles.

Tue, 22:26

Needham Market recorded their second successive goalless draw as Mark Morsley’s men were held by 10th-placed Grays Athletic at Bloomfields, on Tuesday.

Tue, 14:39

A street-length water slide will be coming to Colchester town centre this summer - the perfect opportunity for daredevils to make a splash and support a worthy cause.

Tue, 12:00

Ipswich head coach Nick Drane believes the dream of winning promotion this season is over, after an 88-84 defeat at Derbyshire Arrows on Saturday left them with a record of eight wins and six losses.

Star Lifestyle

Mon, 14:39
The morning after

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.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

This week’s figures about the failure of developers to build enough new homes across Suffolk show just how serious the position is for people trying to find somewhere to live in the county.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Anyone who burns candles with a diameter wider than a small thumbnail will be familiar with the problem of tunnelling − whether they know it or not, writes Sheena Grant.

Business

Delegates at an Innovation Martlesham event this week celebrating the inclusion of Ipswich in the new TechNation report on the UK's leading technology clusters.

Digital businesses in and around Ipswich are worth nearly £200million to the local economy and employ nearly 10,000 people, according to a new study.

Yesterday, 14:06

Searching for a new job? See details of Suffolk’s top paid vacancies here.

Yesterday, 12:44

The Port of Felixstowe is to launch a container weighing service to help UK shippers comply with new international regulations due to come into effect on July 1.

Yesterday, 09:57

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today reported continued growth across its businesses, helped by “record trading” on Christmas Day.

Yesterday, 06:00

Visit East Anglia (VEA) has launched a promotion to attract more Dutch visitors following a successful bid under the Government’s GREAT UK Challenge Fund.