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Hundreds of runners from across Suffolk are gearing up for the third annual Twilight Races taking place in Ipswich this evening.

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The chairman of the 18th Ipswich Scout Group says he is “appalled” after discovering the club’s minibus was stolen yesterday.

Veteran television presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

British Transport Police (BTP) from Colchester were sent to reports of a rave close to a railway station in east Suffolk last night.

16:58

Highways officials predict severe congestion from even modest increases in traffic from developments surrounding a pinch point junction.

One of the most popular folk festivals in the country got under way yesterday as people started to pour in for three days of relaxed fun and excellent music.

15:46

A 27-year-old former dock worker who downloaded indecent images of children was taken to the floor by police officers after making a dash for the bathroom with his mobile phone following his arrest, a court heard.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy held his pre-match press conference at Playford Road on Friday afternoon, prior to the Blues’ Championship clash with Brentford at Portman Road, on Saturday.

Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop will miss more time after going under the knife.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will have to name a patched-up defence for tomorrow’s Championship visit of Brentford after failing to add a centre-back to his increasingly injury-hit squad before today’s 12pm deadline.

Ipswich Town face a race to sign a defender in time for tomorrow’s Championship visit of Brentford following the news that skipper Luke Chambers has joined the lengthy injury list.

Ipswich Town midfielder Grant Ward says the players are so glad to have the fans back on side ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Brentford to Portman Road.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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13:33

More than 1,700 people will be running through Ipswich this evening – here are the key details for those taking part and going along to cheer them on.

One of the most popular folk festivals in the country got under way yesterday as people started to pour in for three days of relaxed fun and excellent music.

One of the Guardian’s top festival picks, FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall today. We sat down with organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter.

08:00

Health bosses are warning people to stay healthy and look after themselves during this year’s V Festival.

Yesterday, 17:36

Cinema used to thrive on originality. New films, entertaining stories, interesting characters but 25 years all that changed as the studios became fixated on formula and franchise. Arts editor Andrew Clarke argues that its time for a change and a return to smaller, one-off movies

Yesterday, 17:16

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Yesterday, 17:07

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

Sport

14:10

Essex cycling star Alex Dowsett has confirmed that he will ride in this year’s Tour of Britain.

13:23

Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club dominated this year’s Suffolk Bowls (BE) County Competition Finals, taking three of the 12 county titles being played for and providing three of the runner-up places.

The finals of the week-long Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament were completed in good time, despite 654 entries and inclement weather.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver says the Blues’ footballing philosophy is the big draw for players that join the Bostik Premier Division club.

Yesterday, 22:33

Ipswich Witches saw off the spirited challenge of Workington Comets at Foxhall on Thursday night, winning 52-41 in the Championship.

Yesterday, 15:44

Suffolk Muay Thai fighter Joe Le Maire has just returned from a year spent training and fighting for the Sumalee Boxing Gym in Phuket, Thailand. In his final column, he gives an insight into what life is like as a sponsored fighter in the home of the sport...

Yesterday, 14:10

Brantham Athletic, after their sensational 7-2 victory at Felixstowe & Walton United in the previous round, are back in FA Cup action on Saturday, when they host Ryman North Cheshunt in the Preliminary Round.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 05:47

Over the last week there’s been a fresh debate about the impact that out-of-town shopping centres have on our traditional towns.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Buying made-to-measure blinds and curtains can be hugely expensive, writes Sheena Grant.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The work done by Ipswich councillor Colin Smart to highlight the problem with roads in his ward in the town is really to be commended.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The old jokes are the best jokes, they say, but Lynne Mortimer reckons the ancient Greek gags could do with a bit of updating.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Get fit in just five minutes, said the press release.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ipswich council’s decision to fully-fund the town centre free shuttle bus running between Russell Road and the town centre for three hours a day over the lunchtime period has clearly gone down well with many.

Business

13:42

A team from Anglian Water joined chief executive Peter Simpson at the London Stock Exchange this week at a market opening ceremony to mark the launch of its Green Bond – the first ever sterling bond from a UK utility.

An Ipswich accountant who quit his job in 2013 to follow his calling to become a priest has celebrated his first year running his own practice.

Wed, 16:11

Employment across the UK has reached an all-time high, but saw a 0.6% fall in the East of England, according to latest figures.

Wed, 10:43

A growing East of England-based facilities management firm is celebrating further expansion after acquiring a security business.

Tue, 14:53

A touring circus from Ipswich is returning for a series of performances in September - and the chance for businesses to get in on the fun.

Tue, 14:19

A Suffolk creative branding agency is celebrating the success of its latest graduate recruit, after she scooped a prestigious national accolade.

Tue, 12:45

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is recruiting for its new programme designed to support people in Ipswich who are seeking employment.