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She’s called Puzzle, and it is hoped the lovable Labrador will live up to her name by solving some Suffolk mysteries.


Four men arrested following the armed robbery of a Felixstowe bookmaker’s shop will not be prosecuted, police have said.


Temporary traffic lights were back at the junction of Portman Road and Handford Road again today . . . for the 17th time since November last year.


A man and a woman are due to appear in court after being accused of grievous bodily harm on a young man in Ipswich town centre.


All train services travelling through Colchester are facing severe disruption after the fire alarm was activated in a signal box.

From Hadleigh to Hollywood, Carolyn Roper has brushed shoulders with acclaimed actors, sporting legends and pop superstars.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy fully expects to be taking some stick off his staff and players this week after the long-lost audio of his little-known Irish chart hit ‘Did You Ever?’ surfaced on the internet.


Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn urged his struggling side to be like Ipswich Town, before their latest Championship success at the weekend.

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

Yesterday, 09:30

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 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.

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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 Bay City Rollers have been forced to postpone their gig at Ipswich Corn Exchange tomorrow night after singer Les McKeown lost his voice.

Oh to be a child again, when the only limit to how much fun you could have was your imagination. That’s the theme of the New Wolsey’s alternative Christmas show The Paper Dolls.

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.


Colchester United’s current defensive woes could be aptly summed up in the conceding of the first goal at Burton Albion, during Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at the Pirelli Stadium.


Ipswich battled their way to another significant win on Saturday as they ground out a 73-69 victory against a very strong East London All Stars team to move to second in the league table.

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

Burton Albion 5 Colchester United 1

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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.

An artist's impression of the new Hampton by Hilton hotel to be built and Stansted Airport,alongside the existing Enterprise House office complex, right.

A new £45million hotel is to be built close to the main terminal at Stansted Airport, bringing the number of hotels on the airport site to five and creating around 60 new jobs.

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