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A violent drunk who bit part of a man’s ear off during a row at a poker tournament in Ipswich has been jailed for three years.

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Negotiations to reduce Suffolk’s cost for using the police helicopter have made ‘limited progress’, according to the county’s police and crime commissioner.

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Four suspects arrested after a double stabbing in Leiston which left a 16-year-old boy and a man needing hospital treatment will not face prosecution.

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A woman accused of threatening a group of schoolboys with a broken bottle at a Suffolk picnic site after they accused her of stealing a mobile phone has been found guilty by a jury of theft and having an offensive weapon.


Urgent action is required to protect Suffolk’s communities from the growing “catastrophic” threats of climate change, it has been claimed.

A talented young director’s short film has put Ipswich and Felixstowe in the spotlight as it receives international praise.

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The insuppressible smile which broke out across his face said it all.

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Chief football writer Stuart Watson will be on hand from 12pm to discuss all things Ipswich Town, in the wake of the Blues’ 3-0 win at Charlton on Saturday.

Yesterday, 17:05

Only three Championship clubs – the trio recently promoted to the division – spent less on agents’ fees than Ipswich Town in the last year.

Yesterday, 10:35

It’s days like Saturday that should make Ipswich Town fans thankful for what they’ve got.

Yesterday, 06:00

It may have gone largely unnoticed, but prior to Saturday’s 3-0 win at Charlton, Freddie Sears had gone 11 games without a goal.

Yesterday, 10:35

Readers voted striker Daryl Murphy as their man of the match, following his brace at Charlton on Saturday.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Running into the back of an ice-cream van, having just passed his test, left Michael Roede feeling decidedly frosty.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Kate Berridge with the Ford Cortina Mark II 1600E.

Kate Berridge reminisces about some of fun cars she has owned and a few she would rather forget!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Alan Cugnoni's first car was a  a rare ‘boat tail’ version Austin 7,  two-seater soft-top.

Alan Cugnoni’s first car – a rare ‘boat tail’ Austin 7, two-seater soft-top – was not an easy car to drive.

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The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company invite you to take a tumble down the rabbit hole this Christmas, as they stage Alice in Wonderland. Curiouser and curiouser, thinks entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It can be upsetting and lonely having a child with a disability, but Wendy Smith would rather shout about the many positives. Steven Russell hears how love and kindness trumps any anger and bitterness

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at the Colchester Mercury’s spring and summer season.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Drama, ballet, comedy, opera, music, plus a magic sprinkling of stars from stage and screen.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s out with the old and in with the new as Ipswich Orchestral Society changes its name to Ipswich Symphony Orchestra.


Yesterday, 12:12

Needham Market striker Sam Newson has been transfer-listed by the Bloomfields club, but manager Mark Morsley insists there has been no falling-out between the duo.

Yesterday, 11:43

All the goals from a tough afternoon at Burton for Colchester United, in their first game following the departure of Tony Humes.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Colchester United’s first match, since manager Tony Humes’ departure last Thursday, ended in a disappointing 5-1 defeat at Burton Albion this afternoon.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tony Humes became the 12th Colchester United manager I have seen disappear through the exit door, since I started reporting on the U’s back in 1992.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery has added goalkeeper Duncan McAnally to his squad for tomorrow’s FA Trophy home game against Thurrock.

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Yesterday, 17:17

Q: What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ellen with her newborn son

My husband has become mildly obsessed with a new TV show that puts civilians through the terror and agony of Special Forces selection.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tory councillors in Suffolk have been falling out spectacularly over the last week!

Last week’s shock resignation by Suffolk County Council cabinet member for education Lisa Chambers shone a bright spotlight on the tensions that remain within the Tory group at Endeavour House.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Should power move away from Suffolk's Endeavour House headquarters?

My broadside against the region’s devolution proposals provoked a significant number of responses sent to me in its wake from many different quarters.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Lynne Mortimer

Excuse the bluntness but this is how it was said to me.


More than £25million-worth of credit applications by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in eastern England are being rejected by banks every month, according to alternative lender Fleximize, which is based Ipswich.

Clemence Cheng, left, chief executive of the Port of Felixstowe, receives a memento of the visit from His Excellency Dr Saad Mohamed Elgioshy, the Egyptian Minister of Transport

The Eyptian Minister of Transport has paid a visit to the Port of Felixstowe.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ipswich Building Society staff volunteering at the FIND charity

Helping local families at Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bears Bowling Bar and Grill, Star Lane, Ipswich
Christmas cocktails at Bears, Charles Manning with bar manager Thadues `Ted' Bandu looking on

Christmas party season arrives at Bears Bowling bar and grill

Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Leading Lives team receive their tropy at the Social Enterprise UK Awards in London.

Ipswich-based Leading Lives has been named Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards.