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A shop in Ipswich high street has been evacuated as carbon monoxide has been detected in the basement.

Babergh district councillors last night said they had voted against officers’ advice and refused a 475-home development on the edge of Ipswich because its design was “appalling”.

A 25-year-old man from south London who was arrested following a robbery at a convenience store in Claydon has been charged.


Work on a near-£2million refurbishment of Ipswich railway station has started – and is set to continue until August next year.


The singer from the Eagles of Death Metal has paid tribute to Nick Alexander for his selflessness during the massacre at the Paris theatre where 89 people died almost two weeks ago.


Fellow fundraisers have paid tribute to the “inspirational” leadership of a Suffolk woman who helped generate almost £1million for cancer care.

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Ipswich Town are currently on their longest winless streak ever when it comes to live televised matches. Stuart Watson takes a look back at the 11 games the Blues have been on the box in 2015.

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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.

Ipswich Town can take advantage of the huge unrest surrounding Charlton Athletic when the two sides meet at The Valley on Saturday lunchtime (12.30pm).

Yesterday, 14:57

Ipswich Town youngster James Alabi has agreed to join National League side Grimbsy Town on-loan until January 3.

Yesterday, 10:34

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam will sign a loan deal with Championship strugglers Rotherham United, before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline, we understand.

Yesterday, 13:45

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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