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Historic fire engines from the Ipswich Transport Museum collection.

Ipswich: Your chance to join the crew of an historic fire engine

If your name is Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble or Grubb then you’ll almost certainly already be planning your visit to the Ipswich Transport Museum on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Youngsters take part in Summer Theatre School 2014 in association with The New Wolsey

Gallery: Youngsters learn to act, sing and dance during summer course in Ipswich

An intensive week-long workshop course is giving Suffolk children the opportunity to sharpen their acting, dancing and singing skills with the crème de la crème of performing arts.

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Mike Green, with his hot dog unit, which has been successfully moved ahead of the derby game on Saturday.

Ipswich: Agreement made to allow hot dog seller to carry on serving his loyal customers on Ipswich V Norwich derby day

There were fears he wasn’t going to be able to serve his loyal customers on derby day, but disaster has been avoided for one hot food vendor outside Portman Road.

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Local councillor Brian Riley, education cabinet member Lisa Chambers and Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee with successful students at Hadleigh High School.

Suffolk: Volatility shows up in this year’s GCSE results

High schools and academies across Suffolk are digesting some of the most volatile GCSE results seen since the exam was introduced in the mid-1980s.

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Red Lodge: Councillors are urged to approve controversial housing proposals

Councillors are being urged to approve controversial plans for a housing development to prevent more than £100,000 of taxpayers’ money being wasted at appeal.

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The area where Thomas Gainsborough's famous painting of Cornard Wood was created.

Great Cornard: New twist in the fight to protect an original Gainsborough landscape

A battle to protect land made famous by artist Thomas Gainsborough from future housing is set to resume.

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Flonker Jake Brayshaw-Williams tries to throw a wet rag at the opposing team during a game of dwile flonking at the White Lion's 8th Beer Festival

Ufford: White Lion’s beer festival to celebrate 20th annual ‘dwile flonking’ contest

The obscure sport of ‘dwile flonking’ will be taking centre stage at a Suffolk pub’s beer festival this weekend as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of an annual competition.

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Aldeburgh Carnival parade.

Aldeburgh: Town’s carnival was ‘one of the best’ we’ve staged

The organisers of a carnival in east Suffolk have praised the enthusiasm and imagination of those who entered into the Mardis Gras spirt to make the event “one of the best” in its 72 year history.

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Clacton airshow

Clacton: Airshow takes place in skies over Tendring on Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22

Final preparations are being put in place for this week’s Clacton Airshow.

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Aldeburgh Carnival parade.

Gallery/Video: Aldeburgh Carnival reaches its colourful climax with Mardis Gras themed parade

A seaside town in Suffolk was enlivened by the infectious spirt of Mardis Gras this afternoon as thousands lined the streets to watch a colourful procession of costumed entertainers dance to the joyous rhythms of a South American carnival.

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Review: Anne Sofie von Otter, Steven Isserlis and Bengt Forsberg, Snape Maltings, Snape Proms, August 14

This was an evening broadly given over to music on a smaller scale, including some distinctly unfamiliar names. In the first half the songs were entirely from Scandinavia, particularly Sweden, an appropriate choice, given that both mezzo soprano and pianist are from that country. None of the songs by Peterson-Berger, Stenhammar or Alfven were from the top drawer but there were touches of individuality and expertise that raised them above mere salon music. Sibelius, a premier league figure by any reckoning, is not primarily remembered for his songs but genius will out and the opening of ‘Solitude’ was eerily reminiscent of the rustling string passages in his orchestral works. Anne Sofie von Otter was understandably entirely at home with these pieces and she sang them with unforced ease and clarity, giving an extra shine to Grieg’s extrovert Og jeg vil.

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How well do you know Stowmarket?

Quiz: How well do you know Stowmarket?

Stowmarket sits at the heart of Suffolk, a market town popular with commuters.

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County Hall’s renaissance is a cause for real celebration

The best news of the week, at least so far as I was concerned, was that the former County Hall building in Ipswich could have a new use at the heart of east Suffolk’s heritage.

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Youngsters take part in Summer Theatre School 2014 in association with The New Wolsey

Gallery: Youngsters learn to act, sing and dance during summer course in Ipswich

An intensive week-long workshop course is giving Suffolk children the opportunity to sharpen their acting, dancing and singing skills with the crème de la crème of performing arts.

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Ipswich Town's Luke Hyam

Luke Hyam: I’ve been educating the squad about the importance of the East Anglian derby

Ipswich born-and-bred Luke Hyam has taken it upon himself to educate his Blues team mates about the importance of the East Anglian derby.

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Anthony Wordsworth

TRANSFER NEWS: Anthony Wordsworth put on the transfer list by Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy, potentially opening the door for ex West Ham man Jack Collison

Anthony Wordsworth has been transfer-listed by Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy, potentially opening the door for the signing of former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison.

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New Ipswich Town signing Conor Sammon warms up at Reading

Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon called up by Ireland, while Dozzell shines as skipper for England Under-16s

Ipswich Town strikers Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon have been named in the Republic of Ireland’s 36-man provisional squad for games against Oman and Georgia next month.

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LAND OF THE GIANTS: (left to right) Ipswich Town players Christophe Berra, Dean Gerken, Luke Chambers and Tommy Smith.

Land of the giants at Ipswich Town – and Mick McCarthy makes no apologies

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy makes no apologies for putting height towards the top of his desired player attributes.

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Jason Dozzell in action during the 3-1 win over Norwich in 1993

Jason Dozzell: Local lad Luke Hyam must whip up the Ipswich Town dressing room ahead of East Anglian derby

Local lad Luke Hyam must whip up the Ipswich Town dressing room ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated East Anglian derby clash with Norwich City.

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Richie Worrall inside Josh Grajczonek in the opening heat.

Ipswich v Workington at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on August 21 2014. Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches cruise to Premier League speedway victory over Workington Comets

Ipswich Witches secured their sixth straight Premier League win and eighth success from nine to keep their play-offs charge on track on Thursday.

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Brian Messenger

Praise the riders, not me, says Ipswich Witches’ manager Brian Messenger

Team manager Brian Messenger has played down his role in Ipswich Witches’ resurgence, despite overseeing a run of seven wins and a draw since being installed in a temporary capacity.

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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne and his assistant Mark Kinsella look dejected durign Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Notts County

‘I won’t change what I am doing’ – Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Colchester United might be third from bottom, with just one point gained from three games, but manager Joe Dunne won’t be changing his approach, or his team’s style of play.

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Kirkley & Pakefield's Ross King

THURLOW NUNN PREMIER REPORT: Felixstowe & Walton 1 Kirkley & Pakefield 4

A disastrous opening 15 minutes dashed Felixstowe & Walton United’s hopes of claiming their first Thurlow Nunn Premier Division points of the season last night.

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Ian Westlake

LOCAL FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Big wins for Needham Market and Leiston, Bury Town thumped

Needham Market won a six-goal thriller, 4-2, against Cheshunt, in Ryman North at Bloomfields on Tuesday.

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