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Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Announcement of Tim Passmore as winning candidate

Suffolk has re-elected incumbent Tory Tim Passmore to serve as the police and crime commissioner following yesterday’s poll.

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The local election counts at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Ipswich Labour Party was enjoying the satisfaction of victory on Friday after they made significant gains in the borough elections.

Peregrine chicks nesting in The Mill, Ipswich Waterfront

A project to provide a safe nesting place for peregrine falcons in Ipswich has proved a success after images of five chicks were shared this morning.

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The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

It is not every day you overtake a couple of high speed jet aeroplanes – particularly on a Suffolk dual carriageway.

Corn exchange Ipswich

Ipswich Borough Council was left red-faced after being forced to give one of its own establishments a one-star food hygiene rating, it has been revealed.

The Copdock Interchange.

There are delays around the area of the Copdock Interchange following two incidents this afternoon.

The Robert Ransome  doormen tried to prevent drink driver from getting behind the wheel

A 60-year-old man was nearly three times the drink-drive limit when he was prevented from moving his Citroen from one car park to another, a court heard.

Ipswich Town

37 minutes ago
Larsen Toure in action during the Ipswich Town V Birmingham (championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 18 September 2015   

Picture: Steve Waller

Larsen Toure is the latest Ipswich Town player to be informed he is being released.

Freddie Sears tries to get on the ball after his shot was blocked by George Thorne during the Ipswich Town v Derby County (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 December 2015.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Mick McCarthy wants to be labelled a party-pooper one last time this season, when his team travel to Derby County tomorrow.

Myles Kenlock heads towards goal during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 April 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Luke Chambers insists no-one’s place is safe at Ipswich Town, ahead of teenage midfielder Adam McDonnell’s first Championship start, and has urged the club’s starlets to keep up their pursuit of Mick McCarthy’s main men.

Episode 15 of Sleeping Giants

This week on Sleeping Giants, we discuss the rise of Braintree Town, have our say on Ipswich Town’s new kit and discuss John McGreal’s new role at Colchester.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has welcomed Marcus Evans’ pledge, after the Blues’ owner said he would consider paying seven-figure transfer fees for players this summer, but admitted it would be tougher than ever to win promotion to the Premier League next season.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
The 1933 Hudson straight eight Peter Webb bought for £30 with two fellow apprentices.

Peter Webb tells how he and two friends ended up with jazz great George Melly and 10 others jammed into their big American Hudson saloon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
John Dulieu's 1934 Rover 10 and Jean Rose who became his wife.

John Dulieu recalls how his second car, a 1934 Rover 10, also came with issues and a number plate that led to some leg-pulling.

Sunday, April 17, 2016
David Morton customised his 1959 Humber Hawk... and soon regretted it.

A young and impressionable Dave Morton ruined a beautiful, original Humber Hawk in the era of crazy customising, and still rues it to this day.


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Viva Arts and Community Group perform Willy Russell’s Educating Rita

Farce, black comedy and a theatrical commentary on current affairs are all on the bill for a Suffolk drama festival.

Yesterday, 19:00

Suffolk isn’t know for its glitz and glammer and A-list celebrities but there are an ‘A-Team’ of stars linked to the county, as Connor McLoone discovered.

Wed, 19:00

The Bury St Edmunds Festival director has hailed the fact it is on course to hit all its 2016 ticket sales targets as “fantastic news”.

Wed, 15:54

Stories about the Second World War have been a staple of cinema since the war itself but plays about the dark days of the 1939-45 conflict have been fewer and far between. Local companies like Eastern Angles have examined the impact of war on the local landscape but apart from The Dame of Sark, Flare Path and Breaking The Code plays about the effects of the Second World War have been curiously absent from the British stage.

Wed, 15:08

A short time ago, in a galaxy not too far away, youngsters at Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave donned their best Jedi and Sith outfits to enjoy a sponsored space walk for Star Wars Day.


The Essex team head out onto the field for day one of the Specsavers County Championship match at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford.

Drastic changes are needed to safeguard our domestic game.


Tottenham Hotspur weren’t quite able to cut it in the Premier League, just missing out on this year’s title to Leicester City.

Yesterday, 20:52

Grimsby Town 0 Braintree Town 1

Yesterday, 12:32

Ipswich tennis star Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer aged just 30 in May 2014. Two years on, STUART WATSON spoke to her widower, coach and best friend Nino Severino about an incredible woman’s legacy.

Yesterday, 11:51

Essex and England opening batsman, Alastair Cook has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

Yesterday, 10:47

Ipswich Wanderers have announced current player, Shane Wardley as their new manager.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Mike cook with a copy of the 1958 plans for Ipswich's inner ring road

Planning officials and planning rules aren’t every developers’ favourite subjects, writes Paul Geater.

Tue, 12:00

By the end of April most of us would expect to have turned off the central heating, wouldn’t we? asks Sheena Grant.

Tue, 11:56

Armed with 12 bottles of wine and newly-baked salted caramel chocolate brownies*, we headed for daughter Ruth and soon to be son-in-law Kev’s hous, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Once upon a time, shopping was my therapy, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The sad news about the apparent likely demise of BHS is being touted by many as another example of a much-loved high street name failing to adapt with the times.


Some of the first, second and third year apprentices at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich.

Major investment in apprenticeships at Ipswich firm


Tottenham Hotspur weren’t quite able to cut it in the Premier League, just missing out on this year’s title to Leicester City.

History revealed in refurbishment of offices for estate agency


Representatives from 12 businesses selected to pitch for cash prizes at a major regional innovation event later this month got an opportunity to sharpen their pitching skills at a special workshop session.

Yesterday, 12:56

The East of England’s struggling companies should be given some breathing space to help them come up with a recovery plan, an insolvency body argues.