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The sessions will be held at Suffolk Babies' centre in Kesgrave, pictured at its launch last year. Picture Sarah Lucy Brown

Today we are asking new parents to share their experiences of breastfeeding - was there too much pressure from healthcare professionals, did you get enough support and what factors played a part in the decision you made?

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Dean Stansby with son Jack. Picture: Brendan Taylor at Taylor Made Portraits

The heartbroken family of a father-of-five who was killed near Ipswich railway station have paid tribute to him.

12:09
The drone used in Ipswich

Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

A man posting letters with second class stamps. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

More than 90% of first class letters delivered in Suffolk arrive the next working day, new Royal Mail data has shown.

Police at the scene of the stabbing close to Wherstead Road in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Shocked neighbours have expressed their fear and concern after a man was stabbed in Ipswich last night.

11:18
Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

A homeless man has admitted shoplifting and being drunk and disorderly.

08:38
Some of the funding could be used to improve cancer services, such as those at Ipswich Hospital's oncology department. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Health and social care bosses in Suffolk and north Essex have clubbed together to make a multimillion pound series of funding bids to help overcome “huge challenges”.

Ipswich Town

Town celebrate a win at Carrow Road in September 2006

Ipswich Town head to Carrow Road for the East Anglia derby on Sunday, aiming to pick up their first victory from the bitter encounter in seven years.

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Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn holds his head in his hands after the famous divot blunder

In the latest of our nostalgia series looking back at great moments in the history of the East Anglian derby, today sees us arrive at perhaps the most iconic moment of all...

Paul Anderson scores Ipswich Town's equaliser in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final in 2015.

Former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson says the Blues’ painful play-off defeat to Norwich will act as an extra motivation to those players that suffered heartache in 2015.

Tony Mowbray

Former Ipswich Town caretaker manager, Tony Mowbray, has taken over the reins at Blackburn Rovers, following the departure of former boss, Owen Coyle by mutual consent.

Yesterday, 12:15
Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn is distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

The East Anglian derby has a long and rich history of good and bad moments for Ipswich Town fans – but what’s your favourite memory?

Yesterday, 17:14
Alex Neil and Mick McCarthy go head-to-head again on Sunday in the latest East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City and Ipswich Town renew rivalries at Carrow Road this coming weekend with bragging rights and Championship points at stake.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Susan Williams had a Zastava Yugo as her first car which had a habit of stopping for no apparent reason. Picture: supplied

Susan Williams

Friday, February 10, 2017
David Duggan with his 3.8-Litre American Studebaker on the base in Germany. Picture: supplied

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Steve Firman had a bit of a bump in his Fiat Punto. Picture: Steve Firman

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

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Yesterday, 13:31
Ed Sheeran on stage during the 2012 Brit Awards. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

Yesterday, 11:00
The Atkinsons Action Horses from the BBC’s Poldark

An exciting performance from the Atkinsons Action Horses, the equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark, leads a thrilling line-up of attractions at this year’s show.

Ipswich born artist and model Ryan Barrett, taking part in BBC2's The Great Pottery Throw Down.  Photo: Love Productions/ BBC/ Mark Bourdillon

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at 10 of the stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

Mon, 12:16

When Alexander O’Neal hit the Ipswich Regent last night it was definitely Hearsay - in fact, 30 years of Hearsay.

Mon, 10:37

Rudyard Kipling’s book was given the Oddsocks Treatment and it was fantastic to see what they could do with some instruments, small jungle set and five people; transporting the audience into the heat of the Indian jungle for fun and laughter.

From political comedy, gothic horror and open gardens to classic thrillers, music and fairs there’s lots on in Suffolk and Essex over the weekend.

Sport

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George Elokobi (left) has encouraging words for Cameron James at the final whistle following the U's 1-0 win over Wycombe on Tuesday night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron James relished his battle with Wycombe Wanderers’ man mountain, Ade Akinfenwa, during Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at the Community Stadium.

10:05
Lowestoft Town Ladies’ captain Hannah Waters, who scored twice, take on a Bacton United Women’s opponent during Sunday’s semi-final tie at Woodbridge Town FC

Ipswich Town Ladies will face Lowestoft Town Ladies in the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup Final, sponsored by HomeStore Self Storage.

Yesterday, 22:43
George Elokobi celebrates with U's boss John McGreal after scoring the winner against Wycombe. Picture: STEVE WALLER

George Elokobi cracked home the best goal of his career, to send Colchester United into the League Two top seven tonight.

Yesterday, 14:31

The much-awaited Risbygate Masters bowls tournament was played out in Bury last Sunday to a packed house of enthusiastic bowlers.

Yesterday, 13:49

Suffolk’s Tom Hudson claimed the English Under-16 Giant Slalom title at the 2017 English Alpine Championships.

Yesterday, 12:55

AFC Sudbury assistant manager Andy Reynolds knows his side’s fate in Ryman Premier is still in their own hands despite their 4-0 hammering at Staines on Saturday.

Star Lifestyle

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Ellen's children

There are many vocations that require people to work closely with their natural opponents, writes Suffolk mum Ellen Widdup as she confesses she never follows through with her wild threats.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Sheena has just used the last of her Christmas sprouts to make a soup

Suffolk mum Sheena Grant is single-handedly tackling food waste by using up her leftover Christmas veg - in February.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Could an expanded Ipswich become a more successful retail centre?

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The criticism of our parenting skils comes from all sides. We are over-involved or overly permissive. We are over-protective, over-sensitive, over-zealous. We over-diagnose, over-medicate and over-accommodate our kids, who are hideously overindulged, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

In search of a new freedom, Lynne Mortimer has decided to let it all hang out... or rather, down, as she ditches the D-cups.

Business

12:09
The drone used in Ipswich

Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

Southwold Chamber of Trade member Rebecca Bishop, owner of the Two Magpies Bakery, is campaigning against huge business rate increases being imposed on the town's traders.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

Yesterday, 15:18
The Dijksgracht, the largest vessel ever to call at the Port of Ipswich, passing under the Orwell Bridge.

The Port of Ipswich has hailed a record 2016, with the tonnage of ships calling at the port increasing by 13% year-on-year.

Yesterday, 13:38

A specialist photography and filming company is ready for take-off into the world of drones as it adds to its services for the offshore energy industry.

Yesterday, 13:03

Retail entrepreneur and former TV Dragon, Theo Paphitis has provided a big boost for two ethical Suffolk businesses.

Yesterday, 12:45

East Anglian branding and marketing agency Mackman says it is looking forward to another bumper year after achieving a 35% increase in business during 2016.

Yesterday, 12:14

Angling retail chain Fishing Republic is due to open a new store on the Ransomes Europark in Ipswich on March 4.