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The new-look Cornhill could include a water feature. Will it also include wifi?

A woman used a pair of novelty Christmas slippers to set her ex-boyfriend’s front door alight after he rebuffed her attempt to rekindle their relationship, a court heard.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have extinguished a car fire on the A14.

Yesterday, 19:00
The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane.

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest against the proposed closure of a supported housing scheme in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 18:57
The Buttermarket complex is being transformed and will house a gym, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema - Janice Poulson

The Buttermarket Centre in Ipswich is currently being converted to include a 12-screen cinema and chain restaurants including Wagamama, writes David Kindred.

Yesterday, 18:50
The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

Drivers experienced long delays after three cars crashed on the A12 northbound near the Copdock roundabout this evening.

Yesterday, 17:16
The fire in Landseer Park

Community figures in Ipswich have been left aghast after two fires were started deliberately in just a handful of hours yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, 14:25
Ipswich Crown Court

Staff at an Ipswich post office and bookmakers were threatened with a knife and what they feared was a gun during a spate of robberies in the town, it has been alleged.

Ipswich Town

Cameron Stewart has featured in four of Ipswich Town's five pre-season games so far. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says Cameron Stewart must provide ‘wow factor’ on a more consistent basis.

Tue, 22:30
Ipswich Town traillist Roland Lamah battles with Charlton's Ezri Konsa during tonight's friendly. 
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy likes what he’s seen in Belgian international triallist Roland Lamah.

Tue, 21:42
Skipper Luke Chambers appeals as Christophe Berra goes over in the box late in the Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town (Pre-season friendly) match at The Valley, London, on 26 July 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Brett Pitman twice struck the crossbar as Ipswich Town were held to a goalless pre-season draw at League One side Charlton Athletic last night.

Tue, 14:55
Teddy Bishop leaps a tackle in Ireland during pre-season. He will wear number 7 this season

Ipswich Town have revealed their squad numbers for the new Championship season this afternoon.

Mon, 12:00
Luke Chambers on the ball during the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town pre-season friendly match at Abbey Road, Cambridge.  Picture: 
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Skipper Luke Chambers says Ipswich Town will try to be more of a passing side this season.

Mon, 06:00
Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured at the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town (Pre-season friendly) match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller     
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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits he is frustrated at not being able to able to get transfer deals done.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sally Palmer, whose first car was a Renault Dauphine, sitting on her dad's Dauphine.

Sally Palmer’s first car, a Renault Dauphine, which she restored, with the help of her dad and sister, was a labour of love.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Maurice Hayward with his 1951 split windscreen Morris Minor.

Maurice Hayward tells of the ups and downs, highs and lows of an action-packed holiday in his fully-loaded Morris Minor.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Tom Evans as a child in his first car.

From pedal car to bubble car and a couple of classic Citroens – Tom Evans tells of his ongoing motoring love affair.

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Yesterday, 10:19
People playing Pokemon Go Picture: ANTONY KELLY

As hundreds of people across Ipswich have taken to playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones, parts of the town centre have become hubs for activity in the game.

Yesterday, 11:00

The Suffolk Coast is at its very best on a sunny summer afternoon but rain doesn’t always have to stop play.

Yesterday, 17:00

Hugely entertaining and brilliantly written, this production of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter is a top notch show.

Tue, 16:57

Can your children create a brightly coloured pig to rival those that have popped up around Ipswich this summer?

Tue, 06:00

Film firm which has worked on Star Wars, The Apprentice, BFG and Jason Bourne films hopes to bring blockbusters to Suffolk

Mon, 17:58

“For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer.

Sport

Tue, 14:34
MG driver Ashley Sutton wins his first British Touring Car Championship race last month.

MG’s British Touring Car Championship drivers Josh Cook and Ashley Sutton will be at Suffolk MG dealer Kerridges on Friday evening.

Tue, 10:44

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

Mon, 22:32

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was satisfied with his side’s performance during tonight’s latest pre-season friendly, against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

Mon, 16:17

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Callum Wilkinson produced the performance of his life to be crowned a world champion over the weekend.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tributes have been paid to a Suffolk rugby stalwart who dedicated his time to promoting grassroots rugby in the region and across England.

Star Lifestyle

Mon, 19:00
It's hot up there!

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last month, for my best friend’s birthday, I sent myself some flowers, writes Ellen Widdup.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Carpe diem – seize the day! writes Lynne Mortimer.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ben Gummer’s plea to voters to get involved with the political process by joining a party – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, anyone but UKIP – was interesting because it highlighted a major concern that politics is in danger of being hijacked by extremes, writes Paul Geater.

Business

Yesterday, 07:00
According to figures released by The Insolvency Service, more than 400 people declared insolvency in Ipswich last year.

Ipswich had the seventh highest personal insolvency rate in the country in 2015, with hundreds of people unable to pay their debts.

Tue, 15:22

A retail boss has scooped a royal accolade.

Tue, 15:05

Business leaders from across east Suffolk have come together to back proposals for the region to get more devolved powers from the government.

Tue, 06:00

Film firm which has worked on Star Wars, The Apprentice, BFG and Jason Bourne films hopes to bring blockbusters to Suffolk

Mon, 16:17

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.