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One of the biggest care homes in Ipswich is closing – and the news has come as a shock to residents and their families.

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Police are upping patrols around Ipswich Waterfront flats after complaints were made about homeless people sleeping in communal bin areas.

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If you were a regular at the Racecourse in Nacton Road, Ipswich, in the 1970s, we may have pictured you in today’s nostalgia gallery.

Yesterday, 21:53

The Trianon Music Group is performing the first of its 2018 community concerts in Essex this weekend.

Yesterday, 21:47

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth visited Ipswich today to officially open the Lodge Day Nursery.

Yesterday, 19:09

The Felixstowe Fairtrade Forum has come up with an unusual way of promoting events for the upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight.

Yesterday, 18:23

Markedly fewer people are smoking within the grounds of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals since vaping zones were introduced, bosses have said.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he’s ready to start experimenting with his side now that a Championship play-off place looks out of reach.

Yesterday, 16:10

Bartosz Bialkowski and Ipswich Town still have ‘a couple of things to sort’ before the Polish goalkeeper signs his new contract with the club.

Yesterday, 15:41

Mick McCarthy shouted ‘f*** off’ in the direction of – but, he insists, not at – Ipswich Town fans after his side took the lead at Norwich on Sunday. Today the Blues boss, who has faced plenty of toxic chants over the last 12 months, was quizzed on the incident ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Cardiff.

Yesterday, 15:20

Mick McCarthy has no new injury worries for tomorrow night’s visit of Cardiff City but admits he could make changes to his side as he prepares for the second of three games in just seven days.

Yesterday, 14:21

A Suffolk girl who braved the North Sea for the hospice that cared for her great-grandmother has been named Ipswich Town FC’s “Community Champion”.

Yesterday, 13:33

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is anticipating another eventful evening when he brings his side to Portman Road tomorrow night.

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My first car

Mon, 07:42

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ken Crane tells about his 500 A Topolino – a ‘little mouse-shaped’ Fiat which he bought after passing his driving test.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Not one but two first cars – a 1959 Hillman Minx Series III and a 1953-54 Standard 8 – owned by Clive Dyball and his wife, Margaret.

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Marcella the TV show - like Marcella the character - is complicated and confusing but occasionally there are flashes of brilliance. Who is scarier: the baddies or Marcella? The jury is out.

Yesterday, 22:41

Crazy for You at the Ipswich Regent, all week until Saturday.

Yesterday, 10:37

Sculptor Paul Richardson is best known for his quirky, figurative steel sculptures – over-sized East End geezers, a Roy Rogers-style cowboy, a native American chief on the warpath, Pegasus, a flying horse, a Day of the Dead Mariachi and a earnest looking butler, among many others.

Yesterday, 10:30

Altered Carbon’s author Richard K Morgan is from Norfolk which is just one (OK, two) of the 10 reasons we put forward as to why you should watch the Netflix series that everyone is talking about

Yesterday, 15:21

A much-loved free music event is returning to a Suffolk resort this summer after a two-year absence – and organisers hope it will raise a big sum for charity.

Mon, 18:00

Four guys under a street light in New Jersey many Blue Moons ago created a sound so unique that some sixty years later people still crave it.

Mon, 14:00

I so wanted to love this show. Following years of mild brainwashing as a child – thanks Mum – I have long been a huge fan of musicals and in particular the fabulous collection from MGM.

Sport

Yesterday, 17:00

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says his side are not ready for Step 3 football, despite the fact their current form is hurtling them towards the Step 4 play-offs.

Yesterday, 16:46

London 2 North

Ipswich 23

Norwich 15

It was brilliant sunny day at Humber Doucy Lane as the two sides took to the field for this derby match in front of a large & noisy crowd of 350 spectators with Ipswich still smarting from the hammering they suffered at Beeston Hyrne back in October, writes John Kornjaca.

Rushmere Community Runners has gone from strength to strength, since it was created last year.

Yesterday, 14:35

NC East 1

Lakenham Hewitt 5

Woodbridge Amazons 44

Sitting third in the league prior to this weekend, a mouth-watering trip to bottom placed Lakenham Hewitt meant the Woodbridge Amazons could keep the pressure up on the two sides above them, writes Ian Girling.

Yesterday, 10:01

Ipswich have been named as hosts for the 2018 British Under-19 Final – with the meeting set for Thursday May 17 at Foxhall.

Mon, 15:33

NBL Division Two North

Ipswich 92

Northamptonshire 56

Ipswich moved within one win of securing the Division Two North Championship and promotion to Division One, with another dominant performance away to Northamptonshire Titans, writes Oliver Williams.

Mon, 14:59

NBL Division Two

Westminster Warriors 84

Ipswich 68

A slow start cost Ipswich a realistic chance at victory as they travelled to Westminster Warriors, who are still on the fringes of the promotion race in Division Two this season, writes Rob Schatten.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you are in the Valentine’s Day dog house there are a few ways to remedy the situation... but you need to act fast

Monday, February 12, 2018

A re-working of classic novels to introduce social media has Lynne Mortimer all a-twitter

Monday, February 12, 2018

A new survey calculates it takes young women an average of more than five hours to get ready for a night out. In which case, Lynne Mortimer had better start now.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, I seem to remember

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I make no apology for the fact that I am delighted to see work has finally started on refurbishing the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I reckon the market looks great in its new home at the top of Princes Street.

Business

A revived shopping centre in Ipswich town centre will receive another boost this weekend with the opening of a popular music and entertainment store.

Yesterday, 12:39

The head of a well-known estate agency firm in Woodbridge says it is “business as usual”, despite two related companies being wound-up in the High Court.

Yesterday, 10:47

Alan Whittaker, principal at One sixth form in Ipswich offers some advice to his younger self

Yesterday, 17:09

The largest vessel ever to be built by Ipswich-based Spirit Yachts has reached a key stage in its construction.

Yesterday, 14:47

Air Malta is to operate flights from London Southend Airport this summer to the popular Mediterranean destinations of Malta, Sardinia and Sicily.

Yesterday, 15:07

The whole East of England region is set to reap the benefits of new long-haul routes from Stansted Airport this year, according to local travel firm Premier Travel.

Yesterday, 10:03

Many employers still believe it is reasonable to ask woman about their plans to have children during a job interview.