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Yesterday, 19:32

The manager of a Felixstowe charity shop has made a plea for the return of an “irreplaceable” toy that was kit-napped this weekend.

Yesterday, 18:37

A generous group of bikers delivered hundreds of Christmas presents to a children’s centre on Sunday.

Yesterday, 15:44

A veteran dance duo are hanging up their competing shoes and turning their attention to teaching.

Yesterday, 19:23

Bobble hats, festive wreaths and teapot cosies were just some of the treats on offer at Woodbridge’s Christmas street fair this weekend.

Yesterday, 09:37

Delivering millions of presents around the world in one night won’t seem quite as hard this year for Santa after he completed a gruelling obstacle course in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 17:45

Visitors to Needham Market on Sunday saw both a fayre and festival underway to celebrate Christmas.

Ipswich Town

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits it has been ‘one step forwards, one step back’ for his side this season following today’s 2-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Bristol City for the second season in succession courtesy of a controversial first half penalty and a second half screamer.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

It was the Blue’s biggest win of the season – but after defeating QPR Mick McCarthy’s men now have to show they can start putting together back-to-back wins in order to climb up the table.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ipswich Town head to Ashton Gate this afternoon, aiming to record back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cole Skuse returns to Ashton Gate for the first time as an opposition player today, when his Ipswich Town side travel to Bristol City.

Friday, December 2, 2016

One goal either way could well prove decisive when Ipswich Town play at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City, tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

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Yesterday, 10:17

Bing Boast tells of the first in his line of 37 cars – a 1938 Morris 8 – in the days when you could do DIY maintenance and repairs.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Malcolm Ireson tells to fashioning a handbrake for his Renault 8.3HP to keep it on the road when the MOT test was introduced.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Graham Curtis fell for the looks of a rare Ford Consul Capri GT but trouble lay ahead.

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Yesterday, 23:28

For a man who reckons he drifted into advertising and public relations without knowing much about it, Bob Cattell hasn’t done badly. We’d all be pretty chuffed to have altered course slightly and ended up selling more than 250,000 children’s books, wouldn’t we?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Ipswich Co-op Juniors certainly know how to stage a spectacle and this year’s festive extravaganza is as glitzy and glamorous – and as technically accomplished – as anything you would see on a West End stage.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

When the weather outside is as cold as it has been in Suffolk and Essex over the past few days, the temptation can be to stay at home over the weekend and take up residence in front of the TV.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A glamorous Christmas party with the stars of hit ITV series The Only Way Is Essex takes place in Suffolk tomorrow.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Two large scale works from the beginning and middle of the 19th century were the basis of this impressive concert by the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra under their long serving conductor Adam Gatehouse.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In an age when most pantomimes are traditional and predictable, the New Wolsey’s new rock’n’roll panto, Sinbad, doesn’t arrive like a breath of fresh air but more like a full-blown tempest. In among the rock’n’roll classics like Living on a Prayer, Smoke on the Water, The Tide Is High and Sending Out an SOS, we even get some lines of Shakespeare’s King Lear: “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!” to underline the power of the story.

Sport

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Mick McCarthy has defended his decision to drop Freddie Sears, after revealing the striker will continue on the bench for today’s clash at Bristol City, insisting his loyalty to his players cannot be questioned.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

There is always great local sport to watch in Suffolk every weekend, as well as over the border in Essex.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sean Clohessy believes the pressure will be completely off Braintree Town, when they take on Millwall in an eagerly-anticipated FA Cup second round tie at The Den on Sunday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NBL Division Two

Kent Crusaders 80

Ipswich 75 (OT)

Ipswich 96

Newcastle University 63

Ipswich salvaged their weekend with victory over Newcastle University at Copleston Sports Centre on Sunday after losing at unbeaten Kent the day before.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

With only one junior home game all weekend, Ipswich Basketball Club’s youngsters travelled far and wide in their bid to add to the club’s win tally.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I’m told I’m something of a rarity because I’m a man who actually likes going into shops – so this time of the year doesn’t fill me with as much horror as it does some, writes Paul Geater.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It was a first, writes Lynne Mortimer. Daughter Ruth, recently married, invited me to have lunch with her at the council offices where she works.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

No-one would argue that 2016 has been anything other than a strange year. A very strange year, writes Sheena Grant.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

When I was a kid I was obsessed with my imagined vision of “life in the future” - which centered largely around the year 2015, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

Business

Yesterday, 07:14

Illustrated talk about the hisotry of Ipswich docks and the river Orwell

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Former Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill offices are sold for re-development

Friday, December 2, 2016

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, it’s more important than ever to support our local traders.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous supporter for Where Does it Come From?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This summer’s Pigs Gone Wild fundraising initiative by St Elizabeth Hospice was a resounding success, smashing all expectations by raising a total of £200,000.