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Yesterday, 18:01
Weapons discovered in Jubilee Park.

Knives and a hammer were found in an Ipswich park by police officers who are working to tackle drug dealing in one of the town’s most deprived areas.

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Yesterday, 19:00
Watch the new equestrian challenge

There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

Yesterday, 19:00
A road/rail vehicle used to install new overhead wires at Shenfield in Essex.

If it’s a bank holiday, Network Rail must be closing the main line to London again!

Yesterday, 18:55
Inspector Julian Ditcham breath testing a motorist.

A drink-driver caught after leaving a Felixstowe pub has been banned from the road.

Yesterday, 18:55
The A-10 aircraft heads along the A14 from RAF Alconbury to Bentwaters Cold War Museum on the former RAF Bentwaters airfield.

It was once a familiar sight over Suffolk – but the A-10 Thunderbolt II has been seldom seen since the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge closed in 1993.

Yesterday, 17:40
Photo issued by Essex Police of James Fairweather. Photo: Essex Police/PA Wire

A double murderer who killed two people in less than three months hopes to appeal his jail sentence on the grounds it is “excessive.”

Yesterday, 17:00
Pupils at Bealings Primary School plant seeds as part of Rocket Science experiment

The impact of microgravity and radiation on the growing of seedlings is being investigated in an experiment which has seen pupils at Bealings Primary School turn to scientists.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 16:45
Academy graduate Teddy Bishop

Ipswich Town remain keen for half of the club’s squad to be homegrown, by the start of the 2017-18 season.

Tue, 13:54
Adam McDonnell in action against former club Shelbourne last summer

Ipswich Town have confirmed they will once again travel to Ireland for a pre-season training camp this summer, before finishing their visit with a game against Shelbourne.

Tue, 11:01
The scene as Daryl Murphy celebrates his second goal at Charlton on Saturday

Ipswich Town will face newly-relegated Charlton Athletic in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Mon, 17:25
Chris Brammer interviews Terry Butcher at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town and England legend Terry Butcher says the Blues will have a player on their hands if Andre Dozzell can go anywhere close to emulating his father Jason.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Sue Wood bought her first car, a Triumph Herald, in 1986 but a blown engine heralded the end of ownership.

Sue Wood parted company with her first car, a Triumph Herald, after it ground to a half when the engine blew up.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Mike Pennock bought a Citroen 2CV because it was cheap but still looks back on his first car with great affection.

Mike Pennock fell for the characterful Citroen 2CV’s charm and quirkiness which won his wallet and then his heart.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Angela Brett's first car was a Rover 213 which, more suited to a mature motorist, did nothing for her street cred.

A ‘mature’ Rover saloon left a young Angela Brett’s street cred near zero but she lost no money on her first buy.


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Yesterday, 10:27
Ipswich Town have signed up for the 'Pigs Gone Wild' event. Lee Hyde (left), Neil Hawes and Rosie Richardson are pictured with the pig.

With a bolt through his neck, a ripped black suit and a green tinge to his skin, Frankenswine looks just like the fictional character that inspired his design.

Yesterday, 19:00

There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

There’ll be no time to sleep, never mind perchance to dream for those taking part in Red Rose Chain’s 25-hour Shakespeareathon.

Yesterday, 11:00

A Suffolk town hosts a music festival across four venues this weekend.

Tue, 20:38

The Suffolk Show has been a regular fixture on the calendars of generations of families and as this year’s event approaches, we thought we would test your knowledge of shows past and present.

Yesterday, 13:01

A centuries old Suffolk celebration will be looking back to “the good old days” when it returns this bank holiday weekend.


Yesterday, 15:20
Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Yesterday, 14:39

“They could start the fight with him in full mount and I’d still win.”

Yesterday, 10:58

First–half goals from Bobby Varela and Liam Smith were enough for AFC Hoxne to win the Suffolk FA Junior Cup at Portman Road last night, as they ran out 2-0 winners over Henley Athletic.

Mon, 18:00

Ipswich Eagles shocked the Horspath Hammers to record their first-ever victory against the Oxford outfit and join Coventry at the top of the Elite League table.

Mon, 12:15

The Colchester Gladiators dropped to 0-2 on the season as a depleted squad travelled to Southampton to take on the tough Solent Thrashers.

Mon, 10:45

Ipswich Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins was left more than impressed with his side’s performance at Peterborough yesterday afternoon.

Star Lifestyle

Mon, 19:45
Ellen's husband

I’ve written extensively in the past about the two things which irritate me most about my husband – his obsessive nature and competitive spirit, says Ellen Widdup.

Mon, 13:39

There are certain activities that are not designed for a 61-year-old granny with a replacement knee, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Earlier this week we published the results of a region-wide poll showing that more people in this part of the world want to leave the EU than want to remain, writes Paul Geater.

Monday, May 16, 2016

There is no easy way to say this so I’m just going to come right out with it. I weigh 13 stones, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Exactly four weeks ago my father-in-law suffered a huge brain haemorrhage which left him in a coma, writes Ellen Widdup.


Yesterday, 08:16
Innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from the East of England at the Venturefest East event at Newmarket Racecourse.

More than 800 innovators, investors and entrepreneurs gathered in Newmarket to showcase what the region’s technology sector has to offer.

Yesterday, 06:00

Turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen will be taking its apprentice recruitment drive to the Suffolk Show at the start of next month.

Tue, 11:39

MPs have been promised the sister project of a proposed third nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast will go ahead despite a fresh delay in making a final investment decision.

Tue, 11:01

Staff at Ipswich-based law firm Birketts are welcoming a new member to the team ahead of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail - Steam Punk Pig.

Tue, 07:00

More than 600 jobs could be created if a major £72m business park planned for the outskirts of Ipswich gets the go-ahead.