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A motion for a full council debate over controversial plans to shake up free school transport has been voted down – despite youngsters as young as 11 making representations in person.


A Kesgrave couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary - having got together when they were teenagers.


Suffolk Law Centre has officially opened in Ipswich – offering legal advice to the county’s residents who cannot afford it.

Suffolk County Council has paid tribute to the unsung heroes who helped keep Suffolk moving during the recent snow storms.

Suffolk gritting teams have had to spread twice as much salt on the county’s roads this winter, as latest figures reveal that nearly 150,000 miles of road have been covered – the equivalent of six trips around the globe.

The Home Office will help towards the cost of the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague, Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced.

Ipswich Town


Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski came on as a half-time substitute as he made his international debut for Poland this evening.


While much of the focus at Ipswich Town is on resolving matters off the pitch between now and the end of the season, on the field the Blues are battling to finish above local rivals Norwich.


Jonas Knudsen was an unused substitute as Denmark beat Panama 1-0 in Copenhagen last night.


Stuart Watson, Andy Warren and Mike Bacon are joined by Phil Ham of TWTD to discuss the state of Ipswich Town heading into the final weeks of the season.

Yesterday, 18:11

Being released by his beloved Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old has turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to new England goalkeeper Nick Pope

Yesterday, 18:08

Making his England debut and earning a place at the World Cup was a long way from Nick Pope’s mind as the teenager hauled himself out of bed for his 4am milk rounds in Soham.

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My first car

Yesterday, 10:14

Repainting Romany Poppitt-Price’s first car, a Hillman Hunter, went with military precision and the help of a tin of Dulux!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Martin Cooper’s first car really was a family car – he bought it from his grandfather and later sold it to his cousin... for a profit.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Russell Whipps worked for a Ford dealer when he bought his Anglia which made it handy when it needed repairs.

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Despite showcases like the Celebration of Schools Music at Snape, opportunities for engagement in the arts in schools are becoming harder to deliver. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the benefits we all gain from introducing young people to the arts early.

It’s like The Darling Buds of May do Corfu but that’s a good thing. Escaping to Greece for an hour every Sunday night makes Monday feel far further away than it really is


Baby Driver’s sound designer, editor and re-recording mixer Julian Slater talks about his Suffolk upbringing, working with Edgar Wright on the smash heist movie, the Marvel Ant Man movie that never was and the power of sound as a storytelling tool.


IO Radio’s Beats, Rhymes and Grime is taking this opportunity to put on its first event Girls Do Music for International Women’s month at The Smokehouse, they want to shout GIRLS DO MUSIC, with a killer line up of local musical talent, supported by the Future Female Society.

Yesterday, 15:22

The New Wolsey Theatre’s Young Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to associate director Rob Salmon about the opportunities theatre can offer to youngsters

Yesterday, 12:02

I haven’t read Mantel’s book or seen the TV series, so I always had a perception of Thomas Cromwell as a slimy back stabber, whose most recent claim to fame as an ancestor of Danny Dyer had all but eclipsed his other notoriety in my eyes.

Wed, 16:50

An Ipswich bottled beer shop has gained a tool which produces beer that stays fresh for up to a month.



In this week’s column MIKE BACON takes a look at Tiger Woods’ hopes of another Masters win, the demise of WIndies cricket... And speedway is back!


He’s one of the brightest young stars in the mixed martial arts galaxy – and Arnold Allen dreams of one day bringing the world-famous UFC to Ipswich.


Two wins in their last couple of matches have left Leiston just one point off the play-offs with eight league games to play, writes Craig Cooper.


Newmarket electrician Jason Bouttell who has his eyes firmly on honours in the national mountain bike series this year, showed his dominance in a regional context with a seven-minute win a Henham Park.

Yesterday, 12:34

A Suffolk RAF veteran is to run the London Marathon dressed as a pants wearing dinosaur to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.

Wed, 17:02

Ipswich Witches returning star Nico Covatti wondered if his speedway career was over after last season’s horrific crash at Redcar.

Wed, 17:00

Lewis Sullivan and April Hill led the way as Suffolk enjoyed a successful day at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, held in bitterly cold conditions at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on Saturday.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 06:00

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.

Mon, 16:15

Our lives are dominated by pressing buttons - but beware a trigger happy keyboard finger

Thursday, March 15, 2018

After the battering they’ve received in the last few months, Suffolk’s roads are a real mess.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The world of genteel catering is this week reeling after sconegate...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It isn’t easy to choose a name for a new baby – names go in and out of fashion so quickly – but there are selection techniques you can try

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Over the last decade local councils have been really hammered by governments wedded to the notion that austerity is the solution to all our economic ills.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fee-fi-foe-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman... how we love fairy tales, even when they scare us silly



The gender pay gap is widest when a woman reaches 50, at an average of more than £8,400 a year, according to a new study.

Retail giant Next has posted falling profits for the second consecutive year, and warned that 2018 will remain challenging as the sector faces intense pressure.

Yesterday, 16:52

New data reveals the top companies to work for in the UK it includes HSBC, Facebook and Lloyds.

Yesterday, 16:43

Businesses and other organisations are being urged to raise money to help a Suffolk-based charity which each year provides thousands of food parcels to people in crisis.

Yesterday, 15:38

Eastern Enterprise Hub is looking to unearth the next generation of entrepreneurs as it opens recruitment for its popular Ipswich Entrepreneur programme.

Yesterday, 12:30

Economics commentator Justin Urquart-Stewart has urged Suffolk’s business leaders to be more confident about the UK’s economic future.

Yesterday, 11:37

Brewer, distiller and leisure retailer Adnams has reported a fall in annual profits following a year of significant investment, including a lengthy closure of the Swan Hotel in Southwold for refurbishment.