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More than 500 teenagers in Kesgrave will get free icards this summer alongside thousands of Ipswich youngsters, after councillors put together a zero-hour effort to secure the additional cards.

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A large increase in field fires during the hot weather is exposing a “gaping hole” in fire cover, the firefighters’ union claims.

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A Suffolk secondary school which was placed into special measures last year has received positive feedback in its first monitoring report.

Yesterday, 19:41

Motorists travelling eastbound on the A14 experienced serious delays after an accident on the Orwell Bridge.

Yesterday, 15:02

A number of firefighters are still at the scene of a huge blaze which spread across Suffolk farmland, fanned by strong winds.

Yesterday, 19:06

A large-scale fire has broken out in Brightwell, with ten vehicles sent to tackle the blaze.

Yesterday, 17:41

Work to convert a former town centre nightclub into a new ‘easyHotel’ should be complete by this September.

Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst has suggested there will be several more ins and outs over the next month as he looks to really put his own stamp on the squad.

Yesterday, 17:01

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has today signed a bumper new long-term contract.

Yesterday, 14:02

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says a few of his players could take a leaf out of teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell’s book.

Yesterday, 11:16

Former Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is set to join Championship rivals Sheffield United on trial, according to the Sheffield Star.

Yesterday, 10:36

Ipswich Town duo Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Morris have officially been named in the England squad that has travelled to Finland for the European Under-19 Championships.

Yesterday, 06:00

Andre Dozzell has his sights set firmly on the opening day of the Championship season as he steps up his recovery from last season’s knee injury.

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My first car

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Philip Fowles was given a beautiful 1950 Triumph Renown saloon when his father had to give up driving... on condition he ‘chauffeured’ him around. What a great deal!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

John Pollak tells of his motoring pleasure, and scrapes, in Samantha, a 1948 Vauxhall Wyvern, and how she helped King Harold on a college rag week stunt.

Friday, June 29, 2018

After seven years of motorcycling and the excesses of fresh air, Keith Shaw thought a 1939 Standard Flying Nine open tourer would provide some compensation.

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Yesterday, 13:17

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack and Tim Goodacre have joined the Sunday line-up of Jimmy’s Festival.

Yesterday, 12:44

Young people in Ipswich will benefit from a free iCard this summer - but what activities can they enjoy? Here’s our pick of activities for the first two weeks of the school holidays.

Yesterday, 08:22

In 2012, something rather odd happened in rock music: the geeks took over.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

What a weekend it was – Latitude is fast becoming one of the world’s best music festivals.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Beyonce, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Rudamental – Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike’s writing credits read like a who’s who of pop royalty.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

There are some sore heads on site at Latitude today.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:17

Police have shared pictures of people who climbed on bus shelters while celebrating England’s World Cup win against Sweden.

Yesterday, 15:12

Like all people in local non-league football I was both shocked and saddened on hearing the news of the passing of Tony Simpson.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A field of 263 braved the very warm conditions to take part in the 305th staging of the Ipswich parkrun, held at Chantry Park on Saturday morning.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ipswich Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins says he and Chris Louis are working hard to get a full team together again for the rest of the season after a 51-39 defeat at Edinburgh on Friday in the Championship.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Edinburgh Monarchs 51 Ipswich Witches 39

Friday, July 13, 2018

In his regular weekly column, Mike Bacon looks at how the World Cup has overshadowed Wimbledon, Roy Keane’s rant and more injury woe for Ipswich Witches. Are they cursed?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Edinburgh Monarchs v Ipswich Witches preview

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 13:06

World Cup: over. Now we can reflect on what we’ve learned.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The end draws ever nearer for my beloved washing machine, loyal laundry partner of 22 years, writes Sheena Grant.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New county council leader Matthew Hicks and his cabinet have been in control at Endeavour House for a couple of months now and are starting to make their own mark on the way the authority operates.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sharing knowledge with one’s grandchildren is one of the joys of being a grandparent but be careful what you tell them – things keep changing and where you used to be right, you may now be wrong.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lynne watches her grandson star in the school play.

Monday, July 9, 2018

It’s coming home, it’s coming home...

Business

Yesterday, 17:41

Work to convert a former town centre nightclub into a new ‘easyHotel’ should be complete by this September.

Yesterday, 16:38

A fast-growing Suffolk food firm has acquired a business at London’s Smithfield market as it expands into new areas.

Yesterday, 16:21

Making the jump between school and employment can be daunting, which is why year ten students from Nothgate High School spent a day getting on-the-job insights from key figures in the local business world before they embarked on their Work Experience programmes this week.

Yesterday, 16:39

Both the present and the future are looking bright for our region, as a new report shows that the East of England is home to four out of five of the fastest growing city economies in the UK.

Suffolk is one of 10 areas running a pilot scheme for the year which allows councils to retain 100% of the business rates it collects and invest it into the county.

Yesterday, 14:17

Paul Jones, branch manager at Kent Blaxill in Melton, Suffolk is running 180 km for Help for Heroes, and the mark the firm’s 180th anniversary.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Plans to invest £1million in a key stretch of Ipswich connecting the town centre with the Waterfront have been announced as part of a multi-million pound pilot for Suffolk.