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09:08
The former Croydon's building in Ipswich which could be occupied by Jack Wills.

Up-market clothes store Jack Wills is still in negotiations aimed at taking over the lease on the former Croydon’s store in Tavern Street, Ipswich.

40 minutes ago
Woodbridge fundraiser Mandy Hearle (dressed as Ping) launches her latest effort for Médecins Sans Frontières. It's called Books Without Borders and will involve stickers being placed on certain books at Woodbridge Library. Pictured with Helen Scrivener, library manager, Gerry Spiller, puppeteer, and Merryn Whatling

After a year of charity challenges, Woodbridge’s Mandy Hearle could be forgiven for putting her feet up.

Vernon Wilkes' Rolex.

A Rolex watch bought in Canada during the Second World War could sell for double its actual worth at auction next week because of a letter from a former owner.

Staff at Dance East celebrate being awarded £750,000.

Ipswich has re-asserted its place as a major cultural centre today after the Arts Council awarded the town a further three-quarters of a million pounds to bring two of its leading arts venues bang up to date.

11:00
The Drummer Boy statue outside the Suffolk Coastal District Council offices in Woodbridge.

A Suffolk town has chosen the new location for a statue it almost lost until campaigners stepped in.

The crash happened near the former Odeon cinema

Police arrested a man last night after a crash in Woodbridge Road.

Ipswich Town

16 minutes ago
Cole Skuse puts his head in where ithurts with Lee Bowyer

Midfielder Cole Skuse is ‘gutted’ to miss out on a first return to former club Bristol City this weekend due to injury.

39 minutes ago
Luke Hyam with a first half header at Bristol City in 2013

A bite-sized look ahead to Ipswich Town’s trip to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City.

mick mccarthy at brighton last night

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admitted he has been forced to dip into the loan market after an injury crisis – and then lamented the fact such an option won’t be available next season.

Brett Pitman celebrates Towns victory at the final whistle of the Ipswich Town V Leeds United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 12 January 2016.      

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Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman is fed up of being labelled a ‘super-sub’.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town are facing a bone fide injury crisis, but manager Mick McCarthy has no regrets about not making more additions during the January transfer window.

Yesterday, 15:11
Preston North End's Lee Holmes (left) and Rotherham United's Ben Pringle battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One, Play-off Semi Final, First Leg at Deepdale, Preston.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he expects to sign Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham before Saturday’s game at Bristol City – and that he wants to add a central midfielder to his injury-hit squad.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Jeff Hurst and his friend working on his 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Jeff Hurst tells of learning to drive in and learning how to mend his first car – a 1937 Ford 8 Model Y.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Carrie Secker and her mum in the Fiat 126 she called Racy-Acey.

It was small, red, Italian and sporty – Carrie Secker loved her little Fiat 126.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Ken Lake and his mates resprayed his sickly red 1957 Mark 2 Ford Consul  light blue.

Ken Lake was glad his mates’ help respraying his Ford Consul and pushing it on their road trip reward.

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Staff at Dance East celebrate being awarded £750,000.

Ipswich has re-asserted its place as a major cultural centre today after the Arts Council awarded the town a further three-quarters of a million pounds to bring two of its leading arts venues bang up to date.

Suffolk theatre knight Sir Trevor Nunn is returning to his home town this summer to direct a magical Shakespearean comedy which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and will ensure that he has directed every Shakespeare play.

Yesterday, 19:21

“Nine of diamonds. Sorry, my mind is playing tricks with me.”

Yesterday, 13:15

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Once told that telling jokes about Primark was “a waste of a good Muslim”, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza is tackling the thorny subject of jihadi brides and more in her latest show. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Wed, 21:25

A casting call to recruit keen skaters for a music video at Colchester’s iconic rollerblading venue has received 60 responses in just 24 hours.

Sport

Wanderers' defence at full stretch

Ipswich Wanderers will try again tomorrow to make it through to the quarter-finals of the FA Vase.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has encouraged his side to repeat their midweek performance when they host mid-table Metropolitan Police at Bloomfields on Saturday.

06:15

Ipswich Witches star Lewis Kerr is full of anticipation and has no worries ahead of his return to the track later this month.

Performances may have improved, under Colchester United’s new manager Kevin Keen, but the results have largely stayed the same.

Former England and Yorkshire batsman Anthony McGrath has been named assistant head coach at Essex.

00:00

Suffolk is to get another professional sports team – the Suffolk Saxons badminton squad.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 18:27
Sir Bob Russell meets with Paul Geater.

A fortnight ago in my column I was discussing the importance (or not) of car parking prices in attracting visitors to a town for a shopping trip or general day out.

Yesterday, 12:51

Today’s meeting of Suffolk County Council is the most important of the year – it will set the authority’s budget for 2016/17 and I have never come across so many nervous members from all sides.

Mon, 14:39

It was a dark and stormy night... which was probably why three-year-old George and 11-month-old Wil woke up at 4am, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My husband is a mamil – a middle-aged man in Lycra, writes Ellen Widdup.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It all started with the Christmas gift of a pom-pom, writes Sheena Grant.

Business

06:00
The BT apprenticeship showcase evening

More than 200 students, parents and teachers gathered at BT Adastral Park in Martlesham for the company’s apprenticeship showcase on Wednesday.

The Morrisons supermarket in Stowmarket will close on April 3, it has been announced.

Yesterday, 15:52

University Campus Suffolk strengthens international links by offering the Maastricht Executive MBA

Yesterday, 15:23

£100,000 makeover for church in the heart of Ipswich centre

Greene King has agreed another major cricket sponsorship deal, this time in support of the game at grassroots level.