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Hopes of a multi-million-pound lottery windfall for Ipswich Museum have been dashed – forcing borough chiefs to reconsider the ambitious £23m project to transform the High Street campus.


A yellow weather warning for high winds has been issued by the Met Office for Essex and Suffolk across the weekend.

An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.


A man from the Ipswich area has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge, police said today.

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Chefs from Colchester-based 16 Air Assault Brigade have been wild cooking to prepare for operations in tough environments.


The day after county councillors discussed cutting millions from the authority’s budget over the next two years, its cabinet members are on a £4,000 training course at the world famous Elstree studios.

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Our bite-sized guide to Ipswich Town’s televised trip to Charlton Athletic.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers believes a return to tough tackling has helped the Blues turn around their recent slump in form.


They may be on a run of 11 TV games without a win in 2015, but columnist Karl Fuller shows the Blues’ all-time record on the box isn’t as bad as the recent pass would suggest.

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

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Fans are being asked to arrive at The Valley in plenty of time ahead of Ipswich’s game with Charlton, due to increased security measures introduced on the advice of the Metropolitan Police.

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Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam has joined fellow Championship club Rotherham on loan until January 23, the Blues including a 24-hour recall clause.

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

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Alan Cugnoni's first car was a  a rare ‘boat tail’ version Austin 7,  two-seater soft-top.

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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.


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.

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

Yesterday, 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.


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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.


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

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


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.

Yesterday, 13:04

Tony Humes has today parted company with Colchester United.

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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.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Lynne Mortimer

Grandchildren. Wonderful. But tiring, writes Lynne Mortimer.


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Legally Speaking with Ashton KCJ

Wayne Seddon from The Bridge House in London receives his Adnams Pub of the Year award from chief operating officer Karen Hester.

Southwold-based Adnams has named The Bridge House, near London’s Tower Bridge, as its Pub of the Year.

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Georgi Rollings, left, and Emma Lawrence of Starfish Accounting.

Inform Direct hits 10,000 users

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Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Wed, 17:41
Natalie Moloney, of Woodbridge events firm Pink Lemonade Productions.

An entrepreneur is up for a fifth business award since her event planning company launched last year.