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A piggie parade that is set to draw many visitors to Ipswich and raise £100,000 for a hospice charity took off in style last night at a glittering launch event.

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An 81-year-old cyclist who sustained serious injuries following a collision in Stowmarket last week has died.

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Eighteen years ago the Ipswich Hospital Neonatal Unit saved the life of premature baby Clinton Chisholm.

Yesterday, 09:41

It is 30 years since the face of Ipswich was changed completely with the opening of the final section of the town’s southern bypass.

Yesterday, 09:24

Copleston Sports Centre and Ipswich Basketball Club plea for investors to make long-awaited dream a reality

Yesterday, 17:52

When Pc Jason Lambourne isn’t working for Suffolk Constabulary, he dons another emergency services uniform for work as an extra in hit television shows and films, including the latest 007 movie.

Yesterday, 17:11

A lack of beds and increased demand led to a four-fold increase in the cost of sending people with mental health problems outside of Norfolk and Suffolk in 2014/15.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 14:19

Former Ipswich Town hero Kevin Beattie has called for the Blues’ defence to get back to basics, but believes Mick McCarthy’s men can still reach the Championship’s top-two.

Yesterday, 09:53

With Mick McCarthy threatening to shake up his under-performing Blues, Australian winger Tommy Oar is likely to come into contention to make his league bow at Portman Road.

Tue, 17:30

Veteran manager Neil Warnock has backed Mick McCarthy to bring success to Portman Road – but believes the Blues may need to strengthen in the January transfer window for it to happen.

Tue, 12:51

Josh Yorwerth can take his second chance at making it as a Championship centre-back with both hands.

Tue, 12:30

The Blues have slipped from top at the end of August to their current 12th position, but what’s going wrong at Portman Road? Sports writer Chris Brammer is here to answer your questions from midday on Wednesday.

Mon, 17:30

Cole Skuse has admitted Ipswich Town aren’t hitting their targets at the moment, following the latest episode in their worrying slide down the Championship table.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Des Burnell tells us good old Mary Jane – an Austin 10-4 which was sometimes contrary, but always elegant and stately and loved by all the family.

Friday, September 25, 2015
The 1932 Austin Seven Box Saloon restored by John Pitchers and similar to the 1934 model which was his first car.

John Pitchers tells of the time his Austin Seven turned into a three-wheeler and how some passers-by gave him a lift.

Friday, September 18, 2015
A 1950 HIllman Minx similar to and old one bought by Colin Bevan which turned out to be his first, and one of his biggest, mistakes on the motoring front.

Colin Bevan tells of the grief of his jinxed Hillman Minx and how it finally brought the house down.

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Wed, 16:30

Tonight marks the grand final of the Great British Bake Off and viewers will watch as Ian Cumming, Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray battle it out for the Bake Off crown.

Wed, 16:12

Negotiations are taking place to see if an ice skating rink can be set up in Felixstowe town centre as part of the resort’s Christmas attractions.

Wed, 08:00

There are quite a few 1960s revues touring the country these days with a number of original artists, and sometimes a couple of tribute acts, recreating the times back in the day when a number of acts would turn up at the local cinema and treat the fans to a hit-fest. Martin Hutchinson talks to some of those making up the All Star 60s Show.

The biggest mystery of the night was why there were so many empty seats for this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece.

Tue, 19:07

What would you do if you were told you had just months to live? For Terry Kidgell, diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in August, the answer was simple – throw a charity gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

It’s one of the region’s most creative environments for music-makers, but did you know The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook stages a range of events for the public every year? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at the new season


Yesterday, 18:03

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has a big decision to make at left-back for this Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Yesterday, 11:47

It’s been quite a week for Needham Market, with the arrival of two experienced non-league players, and a change in personnel in the Academy.

Wed, 17:54

The Ipswich Basketball Under 18 Men got their season started with a dominant first-half against London United, grabbing a 54-28 lead, before easing into a 85-61 win despite missing key players.

Wed, 17:48

Patrons Cup

Ipswich 61

Nottingham Hoods 79

National Cup

Ipswich 70

Hemel Storm 96

Ipswich Basketball Club head coach Nick Drane has called on his players to step up and prove they are winners after his side stumbled to back-to-back defeats at the weekend.

Wed, 08:15

Colchester United’s squad, on the back of a successful September, have been queuing up to scoop potential awards.

Wed, 08:00

A Newmarket and District SC stalwart has been honoured with a special award.

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Yesterday, 15:18

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne attracted all the headlines at the Tory party conference this week when he announced that councils would be able to set and spend business rates – instead of being a conduit for the government.

Mon, 11:54
Have you been to zoo lately?

What better way to end our holiday than spending a day at Banham Zoo with three-year-old grandson George.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ellen's children

Virtually all experiences associated with childhood come with a health warning these days, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street after the Scottish referendum result - was he opening his mouth without engaging his brain?

I’ve been covering politics in this region for the best part of a quarter of a century – longer if you include my early years traipsing around the parish councils of East Suffolk.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Lynne Mortimer pointing the finger

Now hold on just one doggone moment. My pc alarm has just gone off.


Yesterday, 13:03

Ipswich site manager wins national Pride In The Job award

Yesterday, 07:53
Owner and head chef of Sweet P's, Pierre Rollins.

Soul food restaurant Sweet P’s is due to reopen next week after a devastating kitchen fire six months ago.

Yesterday, 17:44
Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

Town Topics with Ipswich Central

Yesterday, 10:27
Richard Foyster, Ashton KCJ

Legally Speaking with Ashlton KCJ

Yesterday, 06:00
The new board members at employee-owned social enterprise Leadiing Lives who were elected at its AGM.

More than 50 jobs have been saved in Suffolk and north-west Essex following the closure of care support charity Crossroads Care East Anglia.