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Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Suffolk school rating system kept secret to avoid “chilling effect”

How Suffolk schools are rated by local education chiefs is being kept secret – because they say releasing the information is “not in the public interest”.

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The incident happened on Norwich Road in Ipswich, oppositve Coes department store.

Off-duty Ipswich police officer in ‘road rage’ trial hit accelerator by mistake, court hears

A police officer denied deliberately trying to run a cyclist off an Ipswich road when interviewed by colleagues, a court heard.

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The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk

Police recover man’s body from river after empty car found on Orwell Bridge near Ipswich

Police have recovered the body of a man believed to have fallen from the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich.

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Two men arrested over filling station burglary in Ipswich.

Police arrest two men over Ipswich petrol station burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a petrol station on the Chantry estate in Ipswich.

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Julian Osborne who is shaving his beard off to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Julian Osborne set for beard shave for Muscular Dystrophy UK

An Ipswich man will be lopping off his facial locks to raise money in remembrance of a friend who died from a rare muscular condition.

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Update: Trains between Ipswich and Needham Market returning to normal after vehicle strikes rail bridge

Rail services between Ipswich and Needham Market are returning to normal after a vehicle struck a rail bridge between the two stations.

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Red Rose Chain Theatre in the Forest 2015, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Bill Jackson

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Red Rose Chain, Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, to August 30

It’s the fourth time the company have tackled this Shakespearean comedy and it’s my second time seeing them do it. It didn’t lessen my enjoyment.

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Ed Hawkins has been training celebrities for the new TV show 'Flock Stars'. Ed is pictured in Chelsworth.

Video: Suffolk shepherd stars in new ITV television series Flockstars

He’s used to the challenges of a life outdoors – braving rain, wind and even snow to look after his sheep in bucolic rural Suffolk.

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Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Eight ways to entertain the kids on a rainy day in Suffolk

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

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Maritime Festival at Ipswich Waterfront.

Details announced ahead of this year’s Maritime Ipswich Festival

Details of activities and entertainment to be held as part of this year’s Maritime Ipswich Festival have been announced.

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Red Rose Chain's Theatre in the Forest show A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo Bill Jackson

Go behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest show A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Red Rose Chain venture back into the forest with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Joanna Carrick takes entertainment writer Wayne Savage behind the scenes

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The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk

Police recover man’s body from river after empty car found on Orwell Bridge near Ipswich

Police have recovered the body of a man believed to have fallen from the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich.

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Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn during a Labour leadership hustings debate on BBC1's Sunday Politics.

Is Labour really about to elect the unelectable as new leader?

We all know that the Labour leadership election isn’t the most exciting political event of the year, but I must admit the attempts to liven it up have at least got me thinking about what would happen if we get a Jeremy Corbyn victory.

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Annual Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament at Culford School. Pictured is Louise Booker.

Gallery: A festival of tennis at Bury and West Suffolk Junior Tournament

As has now become traditional, the Bury and West Suffolk Junior Tournament heralds the start of a busy, competitive summer season.

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Ipswich Town winger Cameron Stewart. Photo: James Ager

Ipswich Town release squad numbers for the 2015/16 season

Ipswich Town have released their squad numbers for the 2015/16 season.

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Rodolph Austin, in action for Leeds United.

Ipswich Town target Rodolph Austin faces work permit frustration

The agent of Ipswich Town target Rodolph Austin has revealed that the Jamaica midfielder may not be allowed to sign for an English club due to tighter work permit rules.

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Ipswich Town fans in fine voice at Watford. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Top-end Ipswich Town tickets among most expensive in Championship league

Top-end ticket prices for Ipswich Town Championship games have emerged as some of the most expensive in the league.

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Giles Coke played for Ipswich at Colchester

Reaction: McCarthy reveals his transfer frustrations following defeat at Colchester United

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy revealed his transfer frustrations following tonight’s 3-2 defeat at Colchester United in a pre-season friendly.

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David McGoldrick puts Ipswich ahead from the penalty spot

Report: Colchester United 3 Ipswich Town 2

Gavin Massey netted a last-minute winner as Colchester United beat their East Anglian neighbours Ipswich Town 3-2 in a friendly at The Weston Homes Community Stadium tonight.

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Annual Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament at Culford School. Pictured is Louise Booker.

Gallery: A festival of tennis at Bury and West Suffolk Junior Tournament

As has now become traditional, the Bury and West Suffolk Junior Tournament heralds the start of a busy, competitive summer season.

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Luke Chambers holds off Drey Wright with Town trialist Larsen Toure watching on.

Gallery: Colchester United 3 Ipswich Town 2

Ipswich Town lost 3-2 at Colchester United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

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Tom Eastman battles for the ball.

Gallery: Colchester boss Humes admits his U’s need to sharpen up after Orient loss

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted his side will need to be ‘sharper’ as they prepare for Ipswich Town tomorrow night.

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Billy Clark in action for former club Bury Town

Leiston sign former Ipswich Town and Bury Town midfielder Billy Clark

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins hopes new signing Billy Clark can return to his pre-injury form after handing the former Bury Town playmaker a one-year deal with the Ryman Premier League side.

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