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Cheeky elves, miniature Santas and a cute Christmas pudding were just some of the guests at a series of festive celebrations in Suffolk last week.

Yesterday, 22:56

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle was found dead on Friday.

Yesterday, 22:26

A ferocious and hungry computer-generated giant, a dance-off between villain and hero and an all-star cast – what more could you want from a Christmas pantomime?

Yesterday, 22:20

Find out if you have scooped Saturday night’s Lotto jackpot. All the draws for December 16, 2017 are listed below:

Yesterday, 21:17

It was billed as one of the most unpredictable finals in years, but who took the Strictly crown?

Yesterday, 19:17

Suffolk singer will perform on the Strictly stage

Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town beat Reading 2-0 at Portman Road yesterday. Here MIKE BACON gives his assessment of the Town players’ performances.

Yesterday, 18:42

Goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner saw Ipswich Town beat Reading 2-0 at Portman Road in a Championship match this afternoon. STUART WATSON highlights some of the key talking points.

Yesterday, 18:04

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has urged his players to have a few beers on their Christmas night out following this afternoon’s 2-0 home win over Reading.

Yesterday, 17:30

First-half goals from Callum Connolly and Joe Garner saw Ipswich Town beat Reading 2-0 at Portman Road to move up to eighth in the Championship table.

Yesterday, 13:27

Ipswich Town host Reading in a Championship match this afternoon (3pm).

Yesterday, 11:56

In this week’s nostalgia, we travel back to seven years ago when Town secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Reading at Portman Road on 5 April 2010

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My first car

Yesterday, 09:40

Martin Smith christened his first four-wheeled car ‘Coleoptera’ because the Morris 8 Series E looked like a beetle.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

David Webb got on the road with his first car – an MG K2 – but, as a non-runner, he had to get it on the road first.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gerald Moores believes supernatural forces transformed his ailing Ford Prefect when he sold it to car dealer and heavyweight wrestling champion Big Les!

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There are little women and highway rats, baking and regenerating, tiny houses and angry squares and a big night out from Vic and Bob. Christmas TV is looking great this year says TV Editor Stacia Briggs.

Two candidates remain in Lord Sugar’s search for a new apprentice. But really, the winner of this series is Claude Littner on a Segway - once seen, never forgotten

Yesterday, 22:26

A ferocious and hungry computer-generated giant, a dance-off between villain and hero and an all-star cast – what more could you want from a Christmas pantomime?

Yesterday, 23:18

Are you a guy who, while Christmas shopping for your beloved, defaults to ‘A selection of body wash, lotion, soap etc in a basket. Women love that stuff’? Or is this a stereotype we should resist?

Yesterday, 08:36

He has become a household name thanks to more than a decade on Strictly Come Dancing, but now Anton Du Beke has released his debut album From The Top. The affable dancer reflects on this new venture as well as his past, present and future on the Strictly dance floor.

Yesterday, 00:36

As the latest season of The Apprentice draws to a close, we look back at Sir Alan’s past apprentices and see where they are now

Fri, 23:30

Trianon buskers performing before the first concert of 2018 will be raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).


Yesterday, 20:52

Harrow Borough 0 Leiston 5

Yesterday, 13:39

One of Ipswich Speedway’s biggest fans, Nigel ‘Noddy’ Fordham has died.

Fri, 18:29

MIKE BACON takes a look at the resurgence at Turf Moor, why England players may not like the German World Cup win bonus. And why ‘grid girls’ are getting F1 all in a fluster!

Fri, 13:01

Leiston go in search of a third straight win in the Bostik Premier Division tomorrow afternoon when they visit Harrow Borough, writes Craig Cooper.

Fri, 12:52

Paul Musgrove insists that Felixstowe & Walton United have not sewn up the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title just yet, writes Alex Moss.

Fri, 07:32

Needham Market boss Richard Wilkins has received a double boost at the start of a busy home spell for the Marketmen.

Thu, 15:03

Young Suffolk athlete Elliot Gladwell has added another prestigious title to his growing list of honours.

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Thu, 06:00

Ipswich has finally had a second piece of good news this week with the final go-ahead being given for the redevelopment of the Cornhill in the heart of the town coming just after the county proposed a new city bid.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It can’t be easy taking on British citizenship at the same time a becoming a member of the royal family...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg

Monday, December 4, 2017

Yes, it was cold, yes it got colder and yes, I had to cuddle up to my husband for warmth

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Take a look at how much the cost of Christmas has changed over time. Pick a year and the price of a Christmas tree, a Christmas dinner and the best selling present is revealed.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Last week’s budget was as big a non-event as I can remember from a Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he still got a lot of column inches for what he said and did to try to help the housing crisis.



A property professional has launched a new business in Ipswich to take advantage of the growing number of people renting.

Yesterday, 11:00

A Suffolk software development business has received a £25,000 grant to help accelerate its plans to develop applications for new Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

Yesterday, 08:00

The outgoing managing director of one of Ipswich’s biggest employers has talked about his pride in overseeing the creation of 300 ‘high value’ jobs in the town during his tenure - at a time when work was also being shipped out to offshore centres in India and the Philippines.

Yesterday, 10:00

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has celebrated the start of the Christmas season with a donation to some good causes.

Fri, 17:02

Optimism in Suffolk’s tourism industry remains buoyant despite economic uncertainties linked with Brexit negotiations, a report has found.

Fri, 15:45

An Ipswich-based building company has raised thousands of pounds for a local children’s charity.

Fri, 10:26

Sky and BT have announced a deal that will allow the rival broadcasters to sell their channels on each others’ platforms.