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This week DAVID KINDRED takes a look at the early days of local radio in Ipswich and Suffolk.

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A 65-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to notify the authorities of a disability after a cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in Ipswich.


A young man has been injured after the car he was driving hit a post and overturned in Ipswich.

Two Suffolk communities have been praised for revitalising their high street “as a unique place for living, working and shopping”.


An Ipswich Hospital receptionist is paying the price for her curiosity today after illegally accessing patients’ medical records landed her in court.


Suffolk police are reminding people to “keep their tricks within the law” this Halloween as it announces increased patrols to ensure celebrations remain “safe and enjoyable for everyone”.


Motorists in Suffolk are being warned to watch out for traffic delays as three abnormal loads slowly make their way along the county’s roads over the next two weeks.

Ipswich Town

Promising Ipswich Town striker Monty Patterson has joined National League side Braintree Town on a month-long youth loan.

Yesterday, 12:48

Four of Ipswich Town’s next six fixtures are at home. STUART WATSON takes a look at the run in detail.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes Newcastle United are destined for the Championship title after his team were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The extra quality of Championship table-toppers Newcastle United showed as Ipswich Town were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ipswich will be looking to notch up another win after defeating Burton, while Newcastle will be aiming to stay top of the table, but both sets of fans will be remembering the former manager their clubs shared – Sir Bobby Robson.

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My first car

Monday, October 17, 2016

John Cowan’s relationship with Marlene the Metro was eventful from day one with a little knock that was turned into some kind of ‘ram-raid’.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ron Lane bought his first car, a Ford Popular, when he got married but fortunately it was only the motoring that got off to a bumpy start.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Richard Read tells of some happy memories and scary moments in his Isetta bubble car.


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Nestled in the new foodie entrance of the Buttermarket in Ipswich town centre, the Japanese/Asian Fusion noodle chain is already proving a popular venue.

Could the next winner of Britain’s Got Talent be from Ipswich? The acts auditioning right now at the Ipswich Regent hope so.

Stephanie Beacham is no stranger to playing difficult women. Her latest role sees her step into the shoes of Princess Margaret, a tempestuous character, but always a devoted sister, she tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Mon, 16:03

This year’s attention-grabbing Spill Festival of Performance will be unleashed across Ipswich next week with more than 100 events being staged across Suffolk’s county town, stretching from Christchurch Park to The Waterfront.

Mon, 11:10

It’s nearly Halloween and there is a variety of events across Suffolk this half term to keep your little monsters entertained no matter what their age.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The only place for scary clowns is on stage says Circus of Horror’s evil ringmaster Dr John Haze.



Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Goalkeeper Danny Gay scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to earn Needham Market a point at Canvey Island and send the Marketmen to the top of the Ryman Premier League on Tuesday evening.

Yesterday, 11:27

Suffolk Olympian Anthony Ogogo will take time out of boxing after revealing that he suffered a broken eye socket in his upset defeat on Saturday – and may have been injured before the fight.

Yesterday, 10:03

Thurlow Nunn football round-up

Yesterday, 10:00

Campaigners who have worked tirelessly to raise half the cash needed for a new community swimming pool have hit a funding block – and fear they may lose the money they have already accrued.

Yesterday, 09:46

A 21st-minute red card for Haverhill Borough’s captain Rory Bone effectively decided this tie as the home side scored from the subsequent free kick and never looked back.

Star Lifestyle

Mon, 17:35

My husband baked a cake. I was warned this could happen, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fight or flight is fascinating, writes Ellen Widdup.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I almost had what can only be described as a Claudia Winkleman moment at the end of last week, writes Sheena Grant.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Today I’m spending my last day at my desk in our Lower Brook Street offices more than 34 years after I first walked into the newsroom as a junior reporter, writes Paul Geater.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Smells have an extraordinary power to trigger evocative memories, transporting us back to the past in a fraction of a second, writes Sheena Grant.


Two Suffolk communities have been praised for revitalising their high street “as a unique place for living, working and shopping”.

A team of six IPRS Group employees from head office in Ipswich are celebrating their achievements after putting their fitness and teamwork to the test in the 2016 Whole Hog Race Suffolk.

Yesterday, 11:51

Several jobs are up for grabs at an Ipswich-based law company.

Yesterday, 08:40

Exeter, Wickham Market, USA, Australia..... Ipswich

Mon, 13:24

One of Suffolk’s top independent schools has announced it is recruiting several new members of support staff.