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The Orwell Bridge has reopened in both directions before the morning rush hour, Highways England has confirmed.

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36 minutes ago

Police have released a description of a suspect after an elderly man was assaulted in Alderman Road park after the Ipswich Town match last night.

Yesterday, 22:48

An Ipswich town centre road was closed in both directions for around 20 minutes while paramedics treated a man who suffered a cardiac arrest.

Yesterday, 22:00

Another honour for Gipping Homes for the Bartlet convalescent home conversion in Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 21:34

Drivers are being warned the Orwell Bridge will close tonight at 10pm due to strong winds until around 8am tomorrow morning.

Thursday morning update: the Orwell Bridge has reopened before the rush hour.

Yesterday, 19:54

The struggle against gangs and knife crime on the streets of Ipswich has got the unanimous backing of the borough at its full meeting at the town’s Corn Exchange.

Yesterday, 18:34

A national furniture chain which has stores and its head office in the region is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

Ipswich Town

06:00

The last two Ipswich Town games have shown just how quickly things can change in football.

Yesterday, 23:11

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed his team following a 2-2 home draw against Sheffield Wednesday tonight which started with a literal kick to the groin and ended with a metaphorical one.

Yesterday, 22:54

David McGoldrick will require surgery after suffering a deep gash to his groin following an ‘appalling’ tackle by Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens.

Yesterday, 22:35

Sports writer Andy Warren hands out his ratings following Ipswich Town’s heartbreaking draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Yesterday, 22:16

Ipswich Town were left kicking themselves after Atdhe Nuhiu’s towering header deep into stoppage-time salvaged Sheffield Wednesday a 2-2 draw at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 20:50

Ipswich Town host Sheffield Wednesday in a televised Championship clash (Sky Sports) tonight.

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My first car

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dusty Miller’s Vauxhall 14 steamed along but it helped put him on the road to some ‘big old beasts’ of motors.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Grant Whillance’s first car was shared with a shipmate and kept in a garage near the docks so it was available when home on leave.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tim Adams’s first car, a Vauxhall Viva HA, had six years of rough treatment being rallied. Now, 41 years after its last rally, he is restoring it.

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Yesterday, 15:30

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

Yesterday, 12:53

He lasted three days in the jungle - but should Jack Maynard have been judged for remarks he made five years ago and has apologised for?

Tue, 16:53

One evening in 1956, four music legends gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for an impromptu but historic jam session and the story of that night is rockin’ the Regent this week as hit musical Million Dollar Quartet comes to town.

Tue, 16:24

This Friday, November 24, is the day some bargain hunters wait all year for - Black Friday. We asked people in Ipswich what they thought of the discount day.

Tue, 15:52

The Great British Bake Off, Miranda Hart and Kirstie Allsopp lead Channel 4’s festive programming this year

Tue, 12:29

Great British Bake Off withdrawal symptoms? Fear not: there are two festive editions coming to a small screen near you soon on Channel 4

Tue, 11:29

Grab some friends, head to your local cinema and enjoy one of these great films.

Sport

Yesterday, 14:09

In his latest colum, NINO SEVERINO welcomes Ipswich Town star Martyn Waghorn and his wife Leoni to the team at the Elena Baltacha Foundation and discusses the work they do.

Yesterday, 14:09

Stoppage machine Emrah Sonmez has warned foe Dominic Dillon that he needs to ‘step up his game’ if he hopes to have any chance of preventing him from becoming a two-weight champion at BCMMA 20 this weekend.

Yesterday, 11:59

Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Yesterday, 11:41

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

Yesterday, 10:34

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery praised the character of his players after beating Newmarket Town 8-7 on penalties following a 1-1 draw to reach the quarter-finals of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Tue, 18:30

Is speedway going in the right direction? MIKE BACON takes a look at the sport after the recent promoters’ AGM

Tue, 14:53

One of the region’s premier MMA shows, BCMMA, celebrates its 20th event this weekend with a bumper card in Colchester. MARK HEATH previews the action.

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6 minutes ago

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.

Mon, 10:00

In a flight of fanciful Nigella-ness, Lynne wonders if Christmas is more commercial tackiness than warm loveliness

Thursday, November 16, 2017

No one who lived through the firestorm prompted by the 18% council tax rise imposed by Suffolk County Council in 2003 will be in any doubt about how toxic the issue can be.

Monday, November 13, 2017

On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Next thing you know, they’ll be administering flu jabs via a smart phone app, writes Lynne Mortimer

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Suffolk’s local council landscape has been more or less the same for the last 43 years – but things are set to change in 2019.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Fifty years on from its first transmission, we are still captivated by The Prisoner, writes Lynne Mortimer

Business

Yesterday, 15:23

A popular hotel in Kesgrave is set to get a health spa added to its site in 2018, as fresh proposals have been submitted to planners.

Yesterday, 22:00

Another honour for Gipping Homes for the Bartlet convalescent home conversion in Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 18:34

A national furniture chain which has stores and its head office in the region is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

Yesterday, 10:55

Ipswich Building Society has named Alan Harris as its new chairman, taking over from Sarah Evans who is to retire at the end of this month.

Yesterday, 16:23

It was John Major (or his Spitting Image puppet) who “ran away from the circus to become a chartered accountant” but today it was Philip Hammond with the circus skills – juggling while on a tight-rope on a knife edge.

Yesterday, 14:19

There was relief among small businesses that speculation over a reduction in the VAT threshold proved wide of the mark.

Tue, 17:14

The leading figures involved in shaping the future of Suffolk and its economy were celebrated today at the launch of the new edition of the Suffolk 100.