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08:44
Eddie the Eagle movie starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman

It’s the ultimate underdog story – and one of Suffolk’s most famous sons has lent his songwriting skills to its big screen dramatisation.

The Belstead House in Pinweood, Ipswich.

Frustrated councillors who object to plans to build 155 homes in their parish are threatening legal action against planners.

A file picture of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters were called to a home in Springfield Road in the early hours.

09:10
Tim Passmore has vowed to tackle FGM

Police in Suffolk have said tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and sexual abuse is a key priority, and have vowed to take a “zero tolerance” approach to the issue.

09:06
Fun at Sutton Hoo this half-term

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

A file  picture of the A14.

A man was taken to hospital after he came off the motorcycle he was riding.

Ipswich Town

52 minutes ago
Mick McCarthy, Manager of Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he is as frustrated and agitated as supporters after this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat at relegation-battling Bristol City made it four losses from five games in all competitions.

Aden Flint of Bristol City scores from a corner 
Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Two carbon copy goals from defender Aden Flint saw injury-hit Ipswich Town lose 2-1 at relegation-battling Bristol City this afternoon.

14:25
Ben Pringle

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has made four changes for today’s trip to Bristol City, with Ben Pringle making his debut following his loan move from Fulham.

Ipswich Manager Mick McCarthy at Loftus Road

He may be down to the bare bones, but Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy stands by his philosophy that it’s better to have a close-knit squad than a bloated one.

Yesterday, 15:45
Ipswich Town have signed Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham

Ipswich Town have confirmed the loan signing of Ben Pringle from Fulham ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Bristol City.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Jeff Hurst and his friend working on his 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Jeff Hurst tells of learning to drive in and learning how to mend his first car – a 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Carrie Secker and her mum in the Fiat 126 she called Racy-Acey.

It was small, red, Italian and sporty – Carrie Secker loved her little Fiat 126.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Ken Lake and his mates resprayed his sickly red 1957 Mark 2 Ford Consul  light blue.

Ken Lake was glad his mates’ help respraying his Ford Consul and pushing it on their road trip reward.

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Sir Trevor Nunn discussing his forthcoming production of A Mid-Summer Night's Dream at the New Wolsey this summer to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Suffolk theatre knight Sir Trevor Nunn is returning to his home town this summer to direct a magical Shakespearean comedy which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and will ensure that he has directed every Shakespeare play.

08:44

It’s the ultimate underdog story – and one of Suffolk’s most famous sons has lent his songwriting skills to its big screen dramatisation.

09:06

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

07:54

Love is the theme this week as venues in Ipswich celebrate Valentine’s Day with live music spanning from blues, reggae, rock and soul.

Former Ipswich Northgate Grammar schoolboy Pete Atkinson dreamed of being Jacques Cousteau and knew a 9-5 desk-job was not for him

08:55

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Sport

U's boss Kevin Keen

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen was “disappointed” with his side’s performance following a depressing 4-1 home defeat to Swindon Town this afternoon.

Colchester United 1 Swindon Town 4

Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards believes that the U’s can do a ‘Barnsley’ and embark on a winning run to escape the relegation zone.

Yesterday, 16:00

SIL Senior Division top scorers Achilles (58 scored), will have to use all their attacking nous to overcome the team with the tightest rearguard, tomorrow, Capel Plough (17 conceded).

Yesterday, 14:00

Felixstowe & Walton United will look to get back on track tomorrow after losing two of their last three league games.

Yesterday, 12:00

Ipswich Wanderers will try again tomorrow to make it through to the quarter-finals of the FA Vase.

Star Lifestyle

10:04
Ellen and her family

There is a nasty rumour going round the playground, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thu, 18:27

A fortnight ago in my column I was discussing the importance (or not) of car parking prices in attracting visitors to a town for a shopping trip or general day out.

Thu, 12:51

Today’s meeting of Suffolk County Council is the most important of the year – it will set the authority’s budget for 2016/17 and I have never come across so many nervous members from all sides.

Mon, 14:39

It was a dark and stormy night... which was probably why three-year-old George and 11-month-old Wil woke up at 4am, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My husband is a mamil – a middle-aged man in Lycra, writes Ellen Widdup.

Business

Film students at UCS in Ipswich.
Auditions are planned for actors to wanting take part in student films

Could you take a starring role in a student-produced film?

Brininging the magic of the music hall back to Felixstowe seafront

Budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair have each announced a new route from Stansted Airport.

Yesterday, 14:15

East Anglia’s largest independent firm of surveyors has consolidated its position with the purchase of another Suffolk-based business.

Yesterday, 11:49

The Morrisons supermarket in Stowmarket will close on April 3, it has been announced.