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Dendrochronology is the scientific art of dating timber by comparing the patterns in the end grain of a sample from the building in question with the known growth of typical trees at the time, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

Sleeping Giants episode four

The Sleeping Giants are back with a packed episode four, discussing the best goal ever scored, comebacks which should never have happened and the FA Vase.

Visitors got to take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch at the Flatford RSPB over the weekend.
Amy and Julia Hill.

Our photographers travel across Suffolk and north Essex, recording the events of the week.

Mouth cancer survivor Sam Fordham with husband Neil and five-year-old daughter Molly

A woman who beat mouth cancer has said it is vital people who think they have symptoms of any form of the disease gets them checked out early.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a disturbance at an Ipswich branch of QD.

Ipswich Town

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Tommy Smith causing chaos in the QPR penalty area as he does an overhead kick in amongst a posse of defenders

Chief football writer Stuart Watson has his say following Ipswich Town’s 2-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers

Matt Phillips arrives to head the ball home for QPR at the far post late in the game against Ipswich

Bartosz Bialkowski insisted Ipswich Town need to learn from their late loss at QPR this afternoon and ensure they remain switched on in the closing stages of games.

Bartosz Bialkowski is finally beaten at QPR on Saturday in the 87th minute

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thought his team looked the more likely to score prior to Matty Phillips netting QPR’s late winner in today’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road.

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Bartosz Bialkowski makes a good first half save at QPR

Your chance to rate the performance of the Ipswich Town players following their 1-0 loss at QPR.

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My first car

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.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Derek Wild build his first car, a Lotus 7, having bought it as rolling chassis with no engine or gearbox.

Derek Wild built his first car, a Lotus 7, and went on to enjoy a lifetime in motorsport.

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Yesterday, 17:27
Storymaker

This weekend is set to be cold and overcast, with just a hint of sun on Sunday - making it difficult to entertain young children.

Yesterday, 12:00

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

Yesterday, 18:52

Another week of great music and events is upon us and Remi Morrison brings you a round up of what is happening in Ipswich over the next few days.

Yesterday, 20:37

A Suffolk town’s theatre and cinema kicked off its 80th birthday celebrations in style with a sell-out premiere screening of star-studded film Dad’s Army.

Yesterday, 20:23

Proving that music can span the age divide, there was a diverse crowd at Pump & Grind on Thursday night as they hosted De La Soul’s DJ Maseo.

Yesterday, 10:30

A former Suffolk student revisited the town in which she grew up to launch her debut novel.

Sport

Kevin Keen

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen described today’s 3-0 defeat at Essex rivals Southend as “another heroic failure.”

Southend United 3 Colchester United 0

The Sleeping Giants are back with a packed episode four, discussing the best goal ever scored, comebacks which should never have happened and the FA Vase.

There are plenty of twists and turns left in the Ryman North title race, according to Sudbury forward Craig Parker.

Colchester United right-back, Richard Brindley, has no doubt that the U’s can turn their season around, despite sitting rock bottom of League One.

Yesterday, 12:00

FA Vase stalwart Shane Wardley believes Ipswich Wanderers should be targeting at least a semi-final place in this season’s competition, ahead of tomorrow’s fifth round clash with Bowers & Pitsea, at Humber Doucy Lane.

Star Lifestyle

19:31
Have you thought of getting the knitting out and making your own?

It all started with the Christmas gift of a pom-pom, writes Sheena Grant.

Thu, 10:00

This week’s figures about the failure of developers to build enough new homes across Suffolk show just how serious the position is for people trying to find somewhere to live in the county.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Anyone who burns candles with a diameter wider than a small thumbnail will be familiar with the problem of tunnelling − whether they know it or not, writes Sheena Grant.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

You might expect the offspring of two professional writers to have little trouble when it comes to the English language, says Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week’s survey by the Ipswich Society showing that the town’s parking charges offer relatively good value has re-ignited the debate on the importance of offering the right deals to potential shoppers.

Business

Suffolk Show - one of the county's best-loved attractions.

The countdown to the county show this year is already running

Suppliers, small businesses and individuals have “little chance” of getting any of the quarter of a million pounds they are owed from the collapse of Colchester’s outdoor ice rink.

Yesterday, 18:15

Digital Marketing ‘meetup’ group SIMS teams up with Measured Brilliance and Ipswich Borough Council to help businesses in 2016.

Yesterday, 14:48

Town centre homes plans for important Ipswich town centre site close to the Waterfront

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has become a sponsor of Suffolk FA’s Walking Football initiative.