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Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather.


A host of inspirational Suffolk and north Essex residents conquered the London Marathon yesterday in conditions that certainly weren’t for the faint-hearted.

Firefighters were called to tackle a large fire in an open space in Suffolk today.

Firefighters, coastguards and ambulance crews were sent to help a man who became stuck in mud on the Suffolk coast today.


With the sun beating down and temperatures soaring it is hard to imagine hailstones falling.

A teenage woman was raped after she was forced into a taxi outside a Suffolk nightclub.

Ipswich Town


Just two more games to go folks, two more and we can draw a line under yet another nondescript season, which is ending with some hope for the future but in desperate need of new leadership, writes Karl Fuller.

On the face of it, this was a result which adds weight to doom merchants’ claims of ‘be careful what you wish for’.


Stuart Watson, Mike Bacon and Andy Warren cast an eye over all the leading candidates in the frame to take over at Ipswich Town.

Yesterday, 21:50

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been voted Ipswich Town Supporters Club player of the year, picking up the award for the third season in a row.

Yesterday, 18:54

Ipswich Town lost 4-0 at home to Aston Villa this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his snap observations.

Yesterday, 18:47

Caretaker manager Bryan Klug thanked the Portman Road crowd for their reaction to his team despite their comprehensive 4-0 home loss to Aston Villa.

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My first car

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Perry Parsons had a lot of fun in his 1954 two-seater Morgan Plus 4 sports car which, unfortunately came to an untimely end when hit by a bus.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Michael Redgrave shared many exciting and hairy moments with Paula – his 1929 Morris Cowley.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Alan Payne’s 19-year-old Morris 8 would not go up steep hills forwards so he had to go up them backwards.

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Actor, writer, comedian and broadcaster Angus Deayton talks about resurrecting hit series Radio Active without his friend Geoffrey Perkins, modern comedy and life after Leveson.

Yesterday, 10:46

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

Fri, 13:04

The Encore Dance Company, featuring students about to graduate from the third year of their sixth form at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, are visiting Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse.

Fri, 12:47

Suffolk trio The Kettle Girls are performing a show in aid of The Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal and Cancer Research.

Thu, 15:43

A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

Thu, 14:22

In a week where news of war dominates and once again ordinary people just like you and me are being plunged into yet more suffering, Kinder Transport, a play about the evacuation of Jewish children from Nazi Germany feels desperately timely.

Wed, 18:49

Two stately Suffolk homes provided the “mysterious” backdrop for a horror film starring former Superman Dean Cain.



Bostik Premier

Leatherhead 2

Leiston 2

A pulsating ending saw Leiston level at the death in a 2-2 draw at Leatherhead, keeping their play-off dreams alive as striker Matt Blake returned from loan to bag a brace, writes Craig Cooper.


Thurlow One

Debenham LS 0

Framlingham Town 5

A Danny Smith hat-trick in the final 15 minutes put the icing on the cake for the Castlemen, who were dominant for large periods of the game and edged closer to promotion with three well deserved points, writes Iain Smith.

Thurlow Premier

Felixstowe & Walton United 4

Saffron Walden 0

The Seasiders’ pursuit of promotion carries on into the final fortnight of the season, after a comfortable win against the side that halted their 12-match winning start back in September, writes Phil Griffiths.


Bostik Premier

Needham Market 0

Harrow Borough 1

This was the final home game of the season for the Marketmen and the public relations initiative to reduce admission prices by 50% proved a succes, with 302 spectators in attendance at Bloomfields, writes John Campany.


Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis admits ‘elements’ are missing from his team right now, as they slumped to a second consecutive home defeat on Saturday night, writes Mike Bacon.


MIKE BACON casts his eye over Saturday night’s Witches home defeat to Lakeside Hammers.

Yesterday, 21:35

Ipswich Witches 44 Lakeside Hammers 45

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 06:00

Back in the early 1960s as a very small boy, one of my pleasures in life was being taken on a train trip from our home in Saxmundham to our relations’ home in Leiston.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Award-winning playwright Jackie Carreira talks about her first novel, Sleeping Through War: 
a rewind to the tumultuous year of 1968

Thursday, April 12, 2018

When county council leader Colin Noble dropped his bombshell that he had commissioned a report looking at the future of local government in Suffolk, he must have known he was letting off a firecracker in the world of the county’s public sector.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Easter has come and gone and suddenly we are caught up in the election season (well, those of us lucky enough to live in Ipswich or Colchester are).

Thursday, March 29, 2018

One of the great things about democracy is that every so often it can conspire to give us a result no-one could have predicted and that politicians have to then take, read, inwardly digest and learn important lessons from.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Any fool can press a button... even this fool

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With all the concern about local government finances circulating again, it was perhaps inevitable that the question of a unitary government for Suffolk would appear on the political agenda again.


Fri, 17:20

Regional award win for PR director Helen

Fri, 15:18

Realise Futures in Ipswich wins contract to pack gifts for Suffolk brewer Adnams.

Fri, 11:20

The Ladies in Property Suffolk group has organised a seventh networking event, on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Ipswich Town Hall from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Fri, 10:54

£13m warehouse investment could bring a jobs bonanza to West Suffolk.

Fri, 10:31

It is the interaction of people and technology that particularly interests the University of Suffolk’s director of research Professor Emma Bond.

Fri, 00:01

Indian IT company Tech Mahindra invests in new Makers Lab at Adastral Park, Suffolk

Popular ice cream shop I Scream in Ipswich has just moved to new premises and is moving into takeaway savouries soon too.