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Ed Sheeran on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Songs by Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran have proved the most popular among airport passengers after being included on a playlist designed to provide a “positive distraction” through security search areas.

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Dog-friiendly days out

Looking for a family day out for you and your four-legged friends? See our list of ten top dog-friendly days out in Suffolk.

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In the Middle Ages Ipswich was not without schools, there is firm evidence of a grammar school as early as 1477 and probably as far back as 1399. This school received its Charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1566 and went through a number of guises before it became, what is now, Ipswich School. The school buildings are on Henley Road but have previously been in Foundation Street and Blackfriars Monastery.

09:37
An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Engineering work is taking place on the rail line between Norwich and Ipswich today.

12:27
Emergency services attended the crash

A motorcyclist in his 30s has died after a crash in Lynford, near Thetford last night.

12:12
The service will help people suffering with depression

A new service offering people easier access to support for anxiety, stress and depression, as well as advice on wellbeing, launches next week.

10:59
Police are searching for the woman

Police are searching for a 48-year-old woman from Lowestoft who has gone missing.

Ipswich Town

Town manager Mick McCarthy and assistant boss Terry Connor

Mick McCarthy wants Portman Road to become a place to be feared again.

Yesterday, 18:13
Daryl Murphy prematurely celebrates his subsequently disallowed first half goal at Wolves

Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in signing Ipswich Town’s frontman Daryl Murphy.

Yesterday, 10:00
Freddie Sears

Mick McCarthy’s faith in Freddie Sears is not wavering, despite the striker having gone 31 league and cup games without a goal.

Yesterday, 06:00
Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Douglas has assured fans there is more to come from him as he aims to establish himself in the Ipswich Town first team this season.

Thu, 17:50
Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy wants to add experienced heads to his squad before the summer transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Thu, 13:50
Conor Grant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without midfielder Conor Grant for Saturday’s home game with Preston North End, as he revealed there could be a deal in the offing for free agent striker Leon Best.

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Yesterday, 08:00
Geoff Town's 1954 Hillman Californian was styled for the American market.

Geoff Town started his motoring in style – Amercian style – with a Hillman Californian based on the Minx.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Jim Barnes-Phillips, third right, with his Mini and three others owned by his family.

Jim Barnes-Phillips tells how his Mini, one of four in the family, put him on the road to rallying.

Friday, August 5, 2016
Henry Vincent bought a 1934 Austin 10HP Lichfield, which he called Tina, for £25 when he joined the RAF in 1962.

Henry Vincent tells of his new-found freedom as the first member of his family to own a car.

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12:06
Ed Sheeran on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Songs by Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran have proved the most popular among airport passengers after being included on a playlist designed to provide a “positive distraction” through security search areas.

11:00

Looking for a family day out for you and your four-legged friends? See our list of ten top dog-friendly days out in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 17:00

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Noise of Art’s Woodbridge Art and Music Event returns this weekend. Event takes a look at what’s in store, including a new strand inspired by the town’s very own Brian Eno.

Thu, 17:30

As far as amateur BBC baking shows go, there really is (literally) only one option – and it returned to our TV screens last night.

Thu, 12:24

John Elwes went to bed when it grew dark so he didn’t have to pay for candles, and ate little more than stale bread and mouldy meat

Sport

Richard Brindley

Despite last weekend’s defeat at Portsmouth, right-back Richard Brindley remains upbeat and confident for the season ahead.

Leiston are becoming the non-league entertainers and manager Glenn Driver is keen for the table-topping Blues to maintain their superb start to the Ryman Premier season.

Yesterday, 17:27

Colchester United lost their unbeaten league record, at Portsmouth on Saturday, but the signs are still promising for the season as a whole.

Yesterday, 17:15

Her moment in the spotlight didn’t go according to plan, but Katy Sealy has arrived back in Suffolk bursting with pride after representing Belize at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Wed, 10:24

Team GB must build on the success of their most fruitful medal haul since 1908, according to legendary Suffolk Olympian, Bill Tancred.

Wed, 09:57

Great Britain is now a ‘sporting superpower’ at the highest level, according to Suffolk Olympian Bill Tancred.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 10:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a leadership campaign rally - but how many floating voters do events like this attract?

The Labour leadership election is looking more and more like something you could imagine turning up in a Tom Sharpe farce as the two candidates try to out-do each other by insisting they are more and more left-wing.

Mon, 18:03

When it comes to public transport there’s often no shortage of things to moan about, whether it’s punctuality, quality of service or cost, writes Sheena Grant.

Mon, 16:23

I used to hate the word “normal”, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Mon, 13:45

From time to time, I pat myself on the back for being neither a collector nor a hoarder...unlike my husband who hides all his precious things in case I throw them out, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

When privatisation of the railways was first proposed 20 years ago, I struggled to see the point of it, writes Paul Geater.

Business

Yesterday, 17:00
Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Yesterday, 09:07

Students design wins Glasswells furniture design competition

Yesterday, 07:00

A public exhibition will give local residents Ipswich residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary proposals to redevelop land between Lower Brook Street and Turret Lane.

Yesterday, 15:50

The struggling owner of restaurant chains Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s is to close 33 under-performing sites after posting a loss for the first of the year.

Thu, 17:35

Ipswich law firm BlocksLegal LLP has staged an event at the Suffold Food Hall at Wherstead to promote export business with China.

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