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An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.


A man from the Ipswich area has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge, police said today.


The day after county councillors discussed cutting millions from the authority’s budget over the next two years, its cabinet members are on a £4,000 training course at the world famous Elstree studios.

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Rail services running through Bury St Edmunds face delays of up to 25 minutes or cancellation due to a train fault.


Campaigners seeking to improve rail services between East Anglia and London have insisted that the new report into infrastructure is good for the region – because it makes little reference to the route.


A broken down lorry is blocking the exit slip road from the A14 towards Felixstowe docks.

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They may be on a run of 11 TV games without a win in 2015, but columnist Karl Fuller shows the Blues’ all-time record on the box isn’t as bad as the recent pass would suggest.

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Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam has joined fellow Championship club Rotherham on loan until January 23, the Blues including a 24-hour recall clause.

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David McGoldrick remains sidelined with a groin injury, but the better news for Ipswich Town is that winger Ryan Fraser is closing in on a return to fitness.

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Teenage Ipswich Town right-back Josh Emmanuel has joined League Two side Crawley on loan ahead of today’s 5pm deadline.

Yesterday, 14:46

Young Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe has joined Stevenage on loan until January 10.

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Ipswich Town are currently on their longest winless streak ever when it comes to live televised matches. Stuart Watson takes a look back at the 11 games the Blues have been on the box in 2015.

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