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An 80-year-old man with a previously unblemished record has admitted racially aggravated common assault after an argument following an accident.

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An Ipswich GP practice has been rated “inadequate” by health inspectors after they found patients were at risk of harm due to failures to act on safety assessments.

It’s time for a change of manager at Portman Road.

09:41

A Christmas Day drink-driver who agreed to give his friends a lift is the latest motorist caught in Suffolk police’s festive crackdown to lose his licence.

11:25

A teenager who called Suffolk police allegedly making “various threats” has been detained by police.

11:08

The mother of a teenager murdered by an online groomer highlighted some of the complexities of cyber-crime at conference in Suffolk yesterday.

10:47

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Ipswich Town

It’s time for a change of manager at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher says the Blues have hit rock-bottom, following Tuesday night’s embarrassing FA Cup Third Round replay defeat at Lincoln City.

Yesterday, 13:57

This morning, in the wake of the most humiliating night in Ipswich Town’s history, we ask - is it time for boss Mick McCarthy to go?

Yesterday, 18:39

Lincoln City skipper Luke Waterfall said it was no coincidence that the Imps overturned Ipswich Town at Sincil Bank, having impressed in the original tie, a 2-2 draw at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 14:32

With Mick McCarthy enduring the most dismal period of his reign at Ipswich Town, and with increasing fan pressure on him to quit his job, CHRIS BRAMMER looks back at the Blues boss’ time in charge at Portman Road and remembers a time when it wasn’t all bad.

Yesterday, 13:54

Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Lincoln City after the team’s victory over the spluttering Tractor Boys in Tuesday night’s FA Cup tie.

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My first car

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Engineer Frank Kelly became a dab hand at modifying his Moggy Traveller but the performance didn’t always live up to the speedometer.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Guy Ransom bought his Bertone X1/9 in 1990 and this ‘bella’ Italian sports car is still a big part of his and wife Claire’s lives.

Friday, December 30, 2016

David Fairhead tells of his adventures in a Bond Minicar which he and his wife bought as warmer transport than a motorbike.

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Yesterday, 19:00

Comedian Jim Davidson talks about latest tour 40 Years On, the highs and lows, being deliberately provocative and his charity work ahead of Ipswich Regent show.

Bruce Foxton talks about reforming The Jam, his mate Paul Weller and trying to grow old gracefully ahead of From The Jam’s visit to The Apex this week.

Mon, 12:09

Top alternative rock band Elbow are the latest addition to the Thetford Forest summer concert line-up this year.

Friday, January 13, 2017

A teenage singer-songwriter from Suffolk has started a crowdfunding campaign to help her release her first album.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chart-toppers Little Mix have been unveiled as the latest act to perform in Newmarket this summer.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The icy temperatures and biting wind may be enough to keep you inside this weekend but if you are looking for a chance to get out in the fresh air or to simply escape the confines of the house these days out ideas should help.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ed Sheeran has said he wants to perform live at Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town.

Sport

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Woodbridge Town boss Jamie Scales says his side isn’t giving up on promotion, despite two defeats on the bounce,

Colchester United might not have another home game for nearly three weeks, but their under-23s development side have a big game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this evening (7pm kick-off).

Yesterday, 19:10

Grundisburgh entertained Coplestonians at home last Saturday and after a close match Cops deservedly doubled us with a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a stunning Matt Rutterford thunderbolt.

Yesterday, 16:31

Colchester United’s first team will next be in action on home turf on Tuesday, February 7, when play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers visit the Community Stadium for a rearranged League Two fixture, although that too might have to be rescheduled.

Yesterday, 15:28

Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose admits he my have to ‘freshen things up a bit’ as the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division club look to overcome what, for them, has been a sticky period.

Yesterday, 13:39

The card for the next Contenders Norwich is taking shape – and it looks to be a cracker, packed with local talent.

Star Lifestyle

10:47

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

This is the time of year when we hear about the crisis in the NHS with A&E units struggling to cope – and social care facing financial meltdown, writes Paul Geater.

Monday, January 9, 2017

January can be depressing, so depressing, in fact, that someone has even done a calculation to pinpoint the exact day when we’re likely to be at our most melancholy, writes Sheena Grant.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I’ve never really understood the fanfare and sponsorship that goes alongside the annual attempts to abstain from booze, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I cannot imagine how miserable life must be as a commuter – especially someone travelling four or five times a week to London, writes Paul Geater.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year’s Eve is usually a massive disappointment for parents of young children, writes working mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close I’ve been reflecting on my thrifty year: the successes, the things that haven’t gone quite so well and my plans for the coming 12 months, writes Sheena Grant.

Business

Yesterday, 14:44

Marks & Spencer is expanding its food store in Martlesham Heath - adding nearly two thirds more shopping space to the food hall.

Solicitors Christmas fundraising brings a boost for cancer patients on Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital

Royal Mail has revealed a sharp fall in letter mailing during the busy festive season, blaming business worries over Brexit hitting marketing post.

Yesterday, 16:01

Suffolk entrepreneur Peter Tuvey is managing partner at Fleximize, an alternative finance provider for small firms and start-ups based in Ipswich. He tells Duncan Brodie how his career brought him into business finance.

Yesterday, 11:34

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest for more than a decade, according to official figures, despite the number of people in work also declining slightly.

Yesterday, 10:43

Greggs has undertaken a remodel of its shop at 51 Westgate Street in Ipswich, which has now re-opened as one of the business’s new-look outlets.