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14:01
Laura Pearman and Elise Augier from Martin & Co with Jack Nicholl and Paul Seymour of pigs gone wild welcome Trotter Pig back after he returns from Hogspital. Pictured with some young pig fans.

Trotters Pig returned to the Pigs Gone Wild trail in Ipswich this lunchtime after being damaged earlier this month.

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13:30
Customer spared jail

A man who told a building society cashier to hand over money while pointing what turned out to be a rolled newspaper under his coat at her has been given a suspended prison sentence for what was described as “a joke that hideously backfired.”

12:36
Robber hunted

A robber who held-up an Ipswich taxi driver at knifepoint early this morning is being hunted by police.

21:28
Police are investigating

Police have been called to Thurston Road near Bury St Edmunds this evening after a bull escaped its field and onto the road.

15:33
The Milburn Centre Syndicate at the West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk have scooped £1 million pounds in the National Lottery. Some of the lucky winners received their cheque at Ickworth Hall Hotel, Suffolk.  Picture by: Jason Mitchell

A syndicate of 20 West Suffolk College staff are celebrating their Lotto Millionaire Raffle win.

19:34
The Chinese restaurant fire in Halstead - image from Essex County Fire and Rescue

Firefighters were called to a blaze that broke out at a Chinese restaurant in High Street, Halstead, this afternoon.

08:33
South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A north Essex man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an Ipswich father-of-three was seriously hurt during a night out.

Ipswich Town

Sir Alf Ramsey in his sparse Portman Road office

Today is the 50th anniversary of England winning the 1966 World Cup. STUART WATSON spoke to Ipswich Town legend about what made Sir Alf Ramsey such a great manager

Teddy Bishop protects the ball against Shelbourne

Ipswich Town starlet Teddy Bishop says he feels ‘reborn’ following a year of injury hell.

Yesterday, 18:03
Ipswich Town players train at Portman Road on the pre-season open day.

Ipswich Town will kick-start their 15th successive season in the Championship with a home game against newly-promoted Barnsley on Saturday, August 6.

Yesterday, 14:51
Tommy Smith in action at Shelbourne

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith has signed a new contract with the club.

Yesterday, 19:00
Young Ipswich Town fan Noah Day having his picture taken with manager Mick McCarthy.

Thousands of Ipswich Town fans gathered at Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Yesterday, 16:21
Crowds at the Ipswich Town FC open day ahead of the 2016/17 season

Ipswich Town fans hoping to go to the club’s open day today will need to plan their parking.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sally Palmer, whose first car was a Renault Dauphine, sitting on her dad's Dauphine.

Sally Palmer’s first car, a Renault Dauphine, which she restored, with the help of her dad and sister, was a labour of love.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Maurice Hayward with his 1951 split windscreen Morris Minor.

Maurice Hayward tells of the ups and downs, highs and lows of an action-packed holiday in his fully-loaded Morris Minor.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Tom Evans as a child in his first car.

From pedal car to bubble car and a couple of classic Citroens – Tom Evans tells of his ongoing motoring love affair.

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12:27
Jack Whitehall. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Comedy stars Greg Davies and Jack Whitehall are heading to the Ipswich Regent.

19:00

From fun for families and their four-legged friends to tales of giants and giant loo rolls, vintage markets to birds of prey displays, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend.

Yesterday, 18:26

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a seaside procession, a great British fete or a laid back music festival - and all of these happen in abundance on the Suffolk Coast.

Yesterday, 17:00

A competition is being launched in Kesgrave to help bring together people in the community who have a love of photography.

Yesterday, 19:01

Their hell-raising antics in a small riverside town in north-east Essex became the stuff of local legend.

Sport

Sam Bullingham (centre, number 84) lines up for his open water swim

Rother Valley Country Park was the venue for the 2016 National Open Water Swimming Championships last Sunday.

Yesterday, 23:30

Ipswich Witches 61 Plymouth Devils 29

Tue, 14:34

MG’s British Touring Car Championship drivers Josh Cook and Ashley Sutton will be at Suffolk MG dealer Kerridges on Friday evening.

Tue, 10:44

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

Mon, 22:32

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was satisfied with his side’s performance during tonight’s latest pre-season friendly, against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

Mon, 16:17

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 10:24
Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Faced with the looming juggernauts of budget cuts and devolution, Suffolk’s district and borough councils are facing very uncertain times, writes Paul Geater.

Mon, 19:00

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last month, for my best friend’s birthday, I sent myself some flowers, writes Ellen Widdup.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Carpe diem – seize the day! writes Lynne Mortimer.

Business

Yesterday, 19:03
A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

Yesterday, 11:06

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its new branding and identity at a ceremony in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 09:22

A garage in Bury St Edmunds is looking to recruit a new vehicle technician.

Yesterday, 07:50

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces for a cut in interest rates following Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

Wed, 07:00

Ipswich had the seventh highest personal insolvency rate in the country in 2015, with hundreds of people unable to pay their debts.