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Domestic violence reports soared by 12% in Suffolk last year with more than 2,000 recorded incidents involving male victims, police have said.

It can be upsetting and lonely having a child with a disability, but Wendy Smith would rather shout about the many positives. Steven Russell hears how love and kindness trumps any anger and bitterness

Yesterday, 18:00

A Hadleigh woman who lost £2,500 in a police scam has warned others to be alert to the crime.

Yesterday, 17:08

Carers and visitors of people being looked after at Ipswich Hospital will next month be able to spend more time with patients as new extended visiting hours are introduced.

Yesterday, 17:06

A woman reported missing to police on Saturday has been found safe and well following a public appeal.

Yesterday, 14:00

I recently asked readers if they had memories of Fonnereau House School, Ipswich, which was in Fonnereau Road, close to High Street.

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All the goals, and a stunning save from Dean Gerken, as Ipswich Town record a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Charlton.


The trio of Luke Hyam, Josh Emmanuel and James Alabi made their debuts for their loan clubs yesterday.

Yesterday, 17:30

Freddie Sears believes Ipswich Town were always in control as they secured a comfortable 3-0 win away at Charlton this afternoon.

Yesterday, 17:08

Chief football writer Stuart Watson gives his view on Ipswich Town’s 3-0 win away at Charlton.

Yesterday, 15:38

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.

Yesterday, 15:12

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

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Fri, 16:05

Running into the back of an ice-cream van, having just passed his test, left Michael Roede feeling decidedly frosty.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Kate Berridge with the Ford Cortina Mark II 1600E.

Kate Berridge reminisces about some of fun cars she has owned and a few she would rather forget!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
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Fri, 12:08

Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

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

Fri, 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.

There’s one problem with having had a great autumn season, including three world premieres, says DanceEast’s artistic director Brendan Keaney.


Yesterday, 17:46

Colchester United’s first match, since manager Tony Humes’ departure last Thursday, ended in a disappointing 5-1 defeat at Burton Albion this afternoon.

Yesterday, 16:53

Burton Albion 5 Colchester United 1

Yesterday, 06:00

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.

Fri, 14:47

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

Fri, 14:25

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

Fri, 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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Yesterday, 14:00

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?

My broadside against the region’s devolution proposals provoked a significant number of responses sent to me in its wake from many different quarters.

Mon, 11:09
Lynne Mortimer

Excuse the bluntness but this is how it was said to me.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Richard Porritt, with newly-arrived baby Number Three

Ellen Widdup is away – recovering in a hospital bed. That’s right Number Three has arrived.


Yesterday, 15:59

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Yesterday, 15:59
Bears Bowling Bar and Grill, Star Lane, Ipswich
Christmas cocktails at Bears, Charles Manning with bar manager Thadues `Ted' Bandu looking on

Christmas party season arrives at Bears Bowling bar and grill

Yesterday, 06:00
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.

Fri, 18:03
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.

Fri, 16:33
Sarah Green of Capita receives the award from Joanne Atkin

Award for Ipswich based financial team