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Yesterday, 22:01

The sound of Christmas carols echoed around St Mary-le-tower church last night at the annual Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times Christmas Carol Concert.

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Yesterday, 21:20

Controversial plans to revamp the Cornhill in Ipswich have been given the green light – on the basis the council can find a partner to match the extra £200,000 it is investing in the project.

Yesterday, 20:35

A burglar who broke his leg as he ran away from a break-in at a business in Ipswich will be sentenced in January after being convicted by a jury.

Yesterday, 18:36

It is an uplifting Christmas tradition: Ipswich Town footballers spreading festive cheer at children’s wards.

Yesterday, 18:30

Suffolk Trading Standards is issuing advice to parents after more than 50 counterfeit copies of a popular toy were seized from a shop in Ipswich town centre last week.

Yesterday, 18:30

Ipswich Hospital are urging people to only use their A&E department if it is a genuine emergency.

Yesterday, 18:07

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has pledged to ask the government to pay for the £1.5million search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 15:45

Ipswich Town players past and present, plus fans, have been paying tribute to club stalwart Dick Parker.

Yesterday, 12:32

Ipswich Town fans have been reacting to news that owner Marcus Evans could be ready to spend in January, even though the club’s debt has increased to £89m.

Yesterday, 09:52

Ipswich Town finance director Mark Andrews insists owner Marcus Evans remains ‘in it for the long haul’ after the latest set of accounts were revealed at last night’s PLC AGM, adding there could well be money for transfers in January.

Mon, 21:37

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

Mon, 17:27

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy and skipper Luke Chambers have led tributes to “much-loved” club stalwart Dick Parker after he died at the weekend.

Mon, 11:06

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday to slip to ninth in the Championship table.

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My first car

Saturday, December 2, 2017

David Webb got on the road with his first car – an MG K2 – but, as a non-runner, he had to get it on the road first.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gerald Moores believes supernatural forces transformed his ailing Ford Prefect when he sold it to car dealer and heavyweight wrestling champion Big Les!

Friday, November 24, 2017

It was love at first sight when Diana Hunt’s boyfriend surprised her with a red Ford Capri... and she still misses her first car!

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Yesterday, 18:06

Turner Prize-winning artist’s exhibition at Firstsite expounds the fictional world of an Essex everywoman that inspired his ‘Taj Mahal on the Stour’.

Yesterday, 17:13

Mark Edwards selects ten films with Christmas links that may surprise you.

Yesterday, 11:24

THe World’s Most Expensive Presents on Channel 4 reveals what Britain’s billionaires will splash their cash on this Christmas

Yesterday, 16:44

Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

Mon, 16:24

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab tickets for the annual Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times Christmas carol concert, which is raising money for a good cause in Ipswich.

Mon, 13:47

Sean Anders’ serviceable comedy Daddy’s Home was one of 2015’s surprise box office hits.

Mon, 11:05

The Ladykillers is one of British cinema’s golden classics – an Ealing comedy that appears to be rosy on the outside but as soon as you dig beneath the surface its humour is as black as coal. This Christmas Eastern Angles and Shanty Theatre have decided to give this dark caper movie a modern and a local make-over.


Yesterday, 17:00

Dominic Oliver and Jo Andrews were the individual winners at the second race in this season’s Suffolk Winter Cross Country League, held recently at Sutton, near Woodbridge.

Yesterday, 15:39

The future looks bright, in terms of young runners bursting onto the scene at county and regional cross country championship level, as highlighted by the recent performances of Ruby Vinton.

Yesterday, 15:07

A pioneering Suffolk martial artist has claimed a world title again – more than 20 years after he won his first.

Yesterday, 12:53

Suffolk cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the batsman with the highest average in the Minor Counties Championship.

Yesterday, 12:41

Ipswich Witches boss Chris Louis will be keeping a close eye on American star Gino Manzares during the 2018 season with a view to a future return to Foxhall.

Mon, 16:40

Ethan Price scored 15 points, Blake Read added 13 and Matt Spurling tallied 11 as the Under-18 Boys claimed a 68-61 win over a depleted Milton Keynes Trojans, writes Rob Schatten.

Mon, 16:37

NBL Division Two

Ipswich Basketball 55

Team Birmingham Elite 66

Off the back of two straight wins and strong offensive performances, Ipswich were brought back to earth by a physical and focused Team Birmingham Elite at Copleston on Saturday, writes Rob Schatten.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, December 7, 2017

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It can’t be easy taking on British citizenship at the same time a becoming a member of the royal family...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg

Monday, December 4, 2017

Yes, it was cold, yes it got colder and yes, I had to cuddle up to my husband for warmth

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Take a look at how much the cost of Christmas has changed over time. Pick a year and the price of a Christmas tree, a Christmas dinner and the best selling present is revealed.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Last week’s budget was as big a non-event as I can remember from a Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he still got a lot of column inches for what he said and did to try to help the housing crisis.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Christmas lights are up, and on, all over Ipswich. The Bury Christmas Fayre starts today. So the festive season has well and truly started.


Yesterday, 06:00

High expectations among younger job seekers in the East of England in terms of pay and flexibility are making it hard for them to find suitable roles, according to a new survey.

Yesterday, 13:23

A town centre café in Ipswich is the latest business to achieve the New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque.

Yesterday, 12:07

Suffolk concrete products company Poundfield has made a substantial investment in a fleet of 10 new forklist trucks.

Yesterday, 10:20

Stansted Airport has reported a strong start to its winter flying season following its busiest-ever November.

Mon, 16:49

Suffolk brewer Adnams has announced it is using 100% renewable energy across its entire business.

Mon, 16:21

The Eastern Enterprise Hub in Ipswich has been awarded a £22,435 share of NatWest Bank’s Skills and Opportunities Fund.

Mon, 15:51

East Anglian accountancy firm Ensors has been named a finalist in the Pensions Age Awards for the second year running.