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Yesterday, 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.

Yesterday, 19:24

A broken down train between Diss and Norwich caused the disruption

Yesterday, 18:45

A community campaign launched at the end of August to save a village’s pub has raised more than 40% of the money it needs.

Yesterday, 18:28

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail to stop collision on the A14 at Nacton.

Yesterday, 13:01

An Ipswich man has pleaded guilty to selling alcohol to children from his shop.

Yesterday, 12:00

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has launched a drive for volunteers ahead of opening its doors on December 2.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 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.

Yesterday, 12:51

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

Yesterday, 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.

Mon, 10:48

Josh Yorwerth and Matt Clarke both played 90 minutes as loan clubs Crawley and Portsmouth both failed to earn victories in League Two on Saturday.

Mon, 10:30

Will Ridgard dissects Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Blackburn, where Ipswich Town’s slide continued heading into the international break.

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My first car

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

A leading Suffolk private school has cancelled a play by an Oscar-winning and National Theatre-sponsored playwright because of fears about bad language and its subject matter which covers child abuse.

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

UB40 could easily have fallen apart when frontman Ali Campbell left. Instead they felt rejuvenated.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween is drawing closer - so get into the spirit with a movie-fest this month.
Here we list 10 must-see scary movies to watch in the run-up to Halloween.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top ideas. For more see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.


Yesterday, 11:00

Girls at a Suffolk school are celebrating after winning a hockey championship for the fourth year running.

Yesterday, 08:15

West Suffolk Swimming Club emerged as the early leaders in the 2015/16 Suffolk Winter League after the first round of competition in September.

Mon, 17:53

A round-up of all our local sides’ involved in the FA Trophy this weekend.

Mon, 17:35

Ipswich Wanderers progressed from the second qualifying round of the FA Vase thanks to a 2-0 victory over Clapton.

Mon, 12:31

Video highlights as Colchester United’s winning run comes to an end at home to Bury.

Mon, 12:26

We captured the best of the action from Colchester United’s 1-0 home defeat to Bury on Saturday, as Leon Clarke scored the only goal for the Shakers.

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Mon, 11:54

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.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Can shopping local save you money?

There’s only four days to go until the end of September, which means my month-long challenge to eat only food produced within a 30-mile radius of my home is almost over, writes Sheena Grant.


Yesterday, 08:50

The value of Suffolk’s tourism industry has grown to £1.85billion a year, according to new figures, with the total, for the 2013 season, represents a rise of £50million over 2012.

Mon, 08:55
Dan Poulter with employees at B&Q

A Suffolk MP has said he will do what he can to try and prevent a B&Q store closing down with the potential loss of around 100 jobs.

Yesterday, 08:12
Pigs Gone Wild campaign project leader  Norman Lloyd with the organisation's own pig sculpture.

Businesses are being urged to get behind a public art initiative which aims to raise £100,000 for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 06:00
The presentation of the Gold award in the Community Relations Campaign category to Essex County Council at the CIPR Anglia Thames & Chiltern Pride Awards 2015

Photo:  Steve Pope - FOTOWALES

Public relations professionals across East Anglia have received recognition in the regional round of the 2015 PRide Awards.

Mon, 13:15
New report on prosperity in seaside towns

New research has highlighted the importance of entrepreneurs in helping to revive seaside towns that have fallen into decline and unlock further potential in those already prospering.