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Ipswich and Colchester hospitals are set to merge in a bid to create an organisation that can stand the test of time within an NHS that is at breaking point.

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Yesterday, 22:06

Ipswich railway station has been nominated for a prestigious award as we near the end of a year when it has been transformed by a £2m facelift.

Yesterday, 21:58

The A12 was closed at Hatfield Peverel for nearly an hour on Wednesday evening as police searched for a group of suspected illegal immigrants seen getting out of a lorry.

Yesterday, 20:04

The last phase of a £5.4m scheme to bring nearly 60 new affordable homes to Martlesham is now complete after Suffolk Housing welcomed its final tenants to the properties.

Yesterday, 19:54

Six years after residents of south Suffolk rejected proposals to merger Babergh council with neighbouring Mid Suffolk, council leaders are preparing a new bid to link the authorities.

Yesterday, 19:00

A new Halloween event is creeping into Ipswich this year in support of a local hospice charity.

Yesterday, 19:00

It has been almost 50 years since Sir Cliff Richard was signed to a music label. To celebrate, we have created a quiz that will test your knowledge of his lyrics.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 16:06

Ipswich Town continued their perfect start to the season with a thrilling 4-3 win at Millwall last night - and you can watch all the highlights here!

Yesterday, 15:29

These are heady days for Ipswich Town fans - and to make things better still, issue four of our Kings of Anglia magazine has just hit the streets.

Yesterday, 11:50

Jordan Spence is loving life at Ipswich Town right now, but is choosing to err on the side of caution over the Blues’ form, despite the dramatic 4-3 win at Millwall on Tuesday night.

Yesterday, 11:49

Jordan Spence scored a dramatic late winner as Ipswich Town edged a seven-goal thriller at Millwall last night – and you’ve been sharing your photos of the day using the #myitfcpic hashtag on Twitter.

Yesterday, 09:20

Ipswich Town are third in the Championship table following last night’s thrilling 4-3 win at Millwall. STUART WATSON highlights a few key talking points from the game.

Yesterday, 04:00

Chri Brammer shares his player ratings from Ipswich Town’s dramatic, late victory at Millwall on Tuesday night.

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My first car

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jonathan Mayfield had his fair share of minor niggles with his Fiat Punto but travelled in style.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dave Barnard took to the road in a 1957 Ford Popular but with his new-found independence came the need to learn the art of motoring maintenance.

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Yesterday, 19:00

A new Halloween event is creeping into Ipswich this year in support of a local hospice charity.

Yesterday, 19:00

It has been almost 50 years since Sir Cliff Richard was signed to a music label. To celebrate, we have created a quiz that will test your knowledge of his lyrics.

Yesterday, 18:30

Are you stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Get some inspiration from our list of activities around Suffolk and north Essex from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20.

Yesterday, 15:17

They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk.

Yesterday, 12:31

Hylands Park in Chelmsford will be full of festival goers this weekend but when will your favourites acts take to the stage.

Mon, 10:52

Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great stars, died 40 years ago next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks back at his remarkable career and seeks to shine a spotlight on his often overlooked musical legacy.

Mon, 08:37

A tattoo artist who plans to set up the first parlour in Ed Sheeran’s home town said he hoped the singer might “pop in to say hello”.


Yesterday, 14:54

When Suffolk mother-of-three Jo Cresdee decided to compete in a 100km ultramarathon, her friends and family thought she was insane.

Yesterday, 13:52

Jonathan Hewett was Clacton Golf Club junior champion in 2012 and club champion in 2013 and 2015. He joined the club as a junior at the age of 11.

Yesterday, 13:00

Elmstead took a big step towards winning the Division One title in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, by winning at Haverhill while nearest challengers Wivenhoe suffered a defeat at Woolpit.

Yesterday, 12:58

The Ipswich Witches return to Foxhall tomorrow for a Championship encounter with the Workington Comets (7.30pm), writes Henry Chard.

Yesterday, 12:26

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stanway Rovers 1

Felixstowe & Walton United 3

Miles Powell fired the visitors into a 10th minute lead at the Hawthorns after Chaplin’s initial effort had rebounded off the foot of the post, before securing all three points 10 minutes from the end with his second of the night.

Yesterday, 12:09

Soham’s Brett Claydon was crowned Stowmarket Darts Grand Prix champion after beating last year’s winner Stephen Burton 5-4 in the final on Saturday night.

Tue, 22:06

It was a night of high-drama in non-league tonight, with some big East Anglian derbies, some big victories and also an abandoned match.

Star Lifestyle

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Buying made-to-measure blinds and curtains can be hugely expensive, writes Sheena Grant.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The work done by Ipswich councillor Colin Smart to highlight the problem with roads in his ward in the town is really to be commended.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The old jokes are the best jokes, they say, but Lynne Mortimer reckons the ancient Greek gags could do with a bit of updating.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Get fit in just five minutes, said the press release.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ipswich council’s decision to fully-fund the town centre free shuttle bus running between Russell Road and the town centre for three hours a day over the lunchtime period has clearly gone down well with many.

Monday, July 31, 2017

And so it begins, the inexorable decline that means you have taken a step over the hill.


Yesterday, 10:43

A growing East of England-based facilities management firm is celebrating further expansion after acquiring a security business.

Yesterday, 16:11

Employment across the UK has reached an all-time high, but saw a 0.6% fall in the East of England, according to latest figures.

Tue, 14:53

A touring circus from Ipswich is returning for a series of performances in September - and the chance for businesses to get in on the fun.

Tue, 14:19

A Suffolk creative branding agency is celebrating the success of its latest graduate recruit, after she scooped a prestigious national accolade.

Tue, 12:45

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is recruiting for its new programme designed to support people in Ipswich who are seeking employment.

Tue, 12:04

One Group Construction has launched a new division to specialise in small to medium-sized building projects.

Tue, 11:11

Stansted has reported its busiest ever month with more than 2.58m passengers passing through the airport during July.