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A teenager must pay nearly £300 in fines and court costs after admitting being drunk and disorderly in Kesgrave.


The two remaining park and ride sites in Ipswich could close in three years’ time if there is not a substantial increase in the number of motorists using them.


Shoppers were greeted by the sight of a new-look Co-op on their high street yesterday, when a Suffolk branch of the store reopened following three weeks of refurbishment.

A lorry driver carrying a trailer full of wine has admitted dangerous driving when weaving between lanes on the A14 while three times over the drink-drive limit.


Suffolk County Council’s cabinet training day at Elstree film studios in Hertfordshire has come under fire from Conservative MP and former minister Dr Dan Poulter.


One in 10 Suffolk children will become obese or overweight before leaving primary school, new figures have revealed.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy said his side’s ruthlessness in both boxes was the key to a 3-0 victory at Charlton this lunchtime.

Daryl Murphy scored twice and Freddie Sears netted the other as Ipswich Town won 3-0 at Charlton Athletic this lunchtime.


Your chance to rate the performance of the Ipswich Town players away at Charlton Athletic.


Ainsley Maitland-Niles comes into the Ipswich side in place of the injured Kevin Bru, ahead of this afternoon’s game with Charlton.

All the action and reaction from The Valley, as Ipswich Town take on Charlton Athletic.


Mick McCarthy speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson ahead of this lunchtime’s clash with Charlton Athletic.

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Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at the Colchester Mercury’s spring and summer season.

Yesterday, 11:14

Drama, ballet, comedy, opera, music, plus a magic sprinkling of stars from stage and screen.

It’s out with the old and in with the new as Ipswich Orchestral Society changes its name to Ipswich Symphony Orchestra.

Thu, 17:25

Excitement is building as Ipswich prepares to welcome a string of big-name restaurants as part of the Buttermarket makeover.

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Thu, 10:38

The New Wolsey Young Company stages its first ever musical, Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, next spring and needs performers.


Tony Humes became the 12th Colchester United manager I have seen disappear through the exit door, since I started reporting on the U’s back in 1992.

Yesterday, 14:47

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery has added goalkeeper Duncan McAnally to his squad for tomorrow’s FA Trophy home game against Thurrock.

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Needham Market have agreed a deal to sign central defender Sam Nunn.

Yesterday, 10:05

Following Tony Humes’ departure as Colchester United manager yesterday, Carl Marston looks at the leading candidates to replace him.

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The chairman of the Colchester United Supporters’ Association (CUSA) has backed the approach taken by the club’s chairman in the wake of the latest managerial sacking.

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Kem Izzet would love to become the new manager of Colchester United.

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My husband has become mildly obsessed with a new TV show that puts civilians through the terror and agony of Special Forces selection.

Thu, 12:14
Tory councillors in Suffolk have been falling out spectacularly over the last week!

Last week’s shock resignation by Suffolk County Council cabinet member for education Lisa Chambers shone a bright spotlight on the tensions that remain within the Tory group at Endeavour House.

Wed, 10:20
Should power move away from Suffolk's Endeavour House headquarters?

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Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The Leading Lives team receive their tropy at the Social Enterprise UK Awards in London.

Ipswich-based Leading Lives has been named Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards.

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Sarah Green of Capita receives the award from Joanne Atkin

Award for Ipswich based financial team

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The Hot Off The Press premises inTacket Stret, Ipswich, which the company has vacated after 25 years.

A printing company which has operated from the centre of Ipswich for 25 years has relocated – to a purpose-built log cabin in the owner’s garden.