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Traffic heading in and out of Ipswich along Wherstead Road has been plunged into chaos as Anglian Water engineers moved in to replace the cover of an underground tap.

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43 minutes ago

A Suffolk organisation, which formed to “stop Brexit”, claims to be growing in numbers as it approaches its largest event to date – a regional rally on a nationwide day of action.

57 minutes ago

In a blog, Anthony Forster, vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, explains why he disagrees with Universities UK’s position on USS pension reform.

18 minutes ago

Enemies of education reform had had some ammunition available during the embryonic stages of Saxmundham Free School: poor GCSE results, a serious warning letter, unfilled school places.

08:28

An Ipswich man has been fined for trying to renew his cancelled car insurance without declaring he had just caused a collision.

10:03

Four former serviceman are planning an epic 4,000-plus mile motorcycle ride round the coast of Britain in a bid to raise money for a charity which is close to their hearts.

Many employers still believe it is reasonable to ask woman about their plans to have children during a job interview.

Ipswich Town

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The Ipswich Town boss will speak to the media from 1pm this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night’s clash with Cardiff.

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Winning games of football is the best way to heal a damaged relationship between touchline and terrace, former Blues boss George Burley insists.

Suffolk Women’s FA Cup quarter-final

Ipswich Town 7

Bungay Town 1

Ipswich Town Ladies continued their attempt to defend the Suffolk Women’s FA Cup for the fourth successive year with a comfortable 7-1 victory over a spirited Bungay Town Ladies’ at Skyliner Sports Centre in Bury St Edmunds, writes Kieren Standley.

Yesterday, 13:43

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has apologised for any offence he caused while celebrating Luke Chambers’ goal at Norwich on Sunday, but has reiterated he did not aim his comments at the Blues fans.

Yesterday, 16:57

Match highlights from Ipswich Town’s dramatic 1-1 draw with rivals Norwich in the East Anglian derby.

Yesterday, 16:50

Ipswich Town U23 1

Charlton Athletic U23 2

Shane McLoughlin was on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough as Ipswich Town’s Under 23’s were beaten 2-1 by Charlton Athletic at Playford Road this afternoon, writes Kieren Standley.

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My first car

Yesterday, 07:42

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ken Crane tells about his 500 A Topolino – a ‘little mouse-shaped’ Fiat which he bought after passing his driving test.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Not one but two first cars – a 1959 Hillman Minx Series III and a 1953-54 Standard 8 – owned by Clive Dyball and his wife, Margaret.

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Sculptor Paul Richardson is best known for his quirky, figurative steel sculptures – over-sized East End geezers, a Roy Rogers-style cowboy, a native American chief on the warpath, Pegasus, a flying horse, a Day of the Dead Mariachi and a earnest looking butler, among many others.

46 minutes ago

Altered Carbon’s author Richard K Morgan is from Norfolk which is just one (OK, two) of the 10 reasons we put forward as to why you should watch the Netflix series that everyone is talking about

Yesterday, 18:00

Four guys under a street light in New Jersey many Blue Moons ago created a sound so unique that some sixty years later people still crave it.

Yesterday, 14:00

I so wanted to love this show. Following years of mild brainwashing as a child – thanks Mum – I have long been a huge fan of musicals and in particular the fabulous collection from MGM.

Yesterday, 13:29

Since announcing himself with seminal vampire horror Cronos (1993) and garnering further acclaim with Pan’s Labyrinth (2005), Guillermo del Toro has established himself as one of the finest living directors of fantasy cinema.

Yesterday, 12:27

The popular boxing legend gave an insightful, informative, humourous and honest appraisal of his glittering career (warts and all).

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Known best perhaps for playing Brookside’s Lindsey Corkhill, Claire Sweeney’s causing just as much trouble as bridezilla Irene in the classic musical Crazy For You, at the Ipswich Regent from Tuesday.

Sport

10:01

Ipswich have been named as hosts for the 2018 British Under-19 Final – with the meeting set for Thursday May 17 at Foxhall.

Yesterday, 15:33

NBL Division Two North

Ipswich 92

Northamptonshire 56

Ipswich moved within one win of securing the Division Two North Championship and promotion to Division One, with another dominant performance away to Northamptonshire Titans, writes Oliver Williams.

Yesterday, 14:59

NBL Division Two

Westminster Warriors 84

Ipswich 68

A slow start cost Ipswich a realistic chance at victory as they travelled to Westminster Warriors, who are still on the fringes of the promotion race in Division Two this season, writes Rob Schatten.

Yesterday, 14:28

The Under-14 Girls were the big winners of the IBC junior classes this weekend, wiping out Baddow Eagles 101-45 at Copleston behind a high-paced second half.

Yesterday, 14:07

London 3 East

Wisbech 19

Woodbridge Warriors 34

Woodbridge started vigorously, the Warriors pushing up-field for Jamie Smith to kick three penalty points.

Yesterday, 13:45

The Kesgrave parkrun continues to attract bumper fields, and last Saturday was no exception as exactly 400 runners, joggers and walkers covered the weekly 5K challenge from Millennium Jubilee Hall.

Yesterday, 13:07

While admitting nothing will be decided tomorrow night as regards relegation from Bostik Premier, Needham Market boss Richard Wilkins is in no doubt the importance of tomorrow’s clash with Burgess Hill, at Bloomfields.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you are in the Valentine’s Day dog house there are a few ways to remedy the situation... but you need to act fast

Monday, February 12, 2018

A re-working of classic novels to introduce social media has Lynne Mortimer all a-twitter

Monday, February 12, 2018

A new survey calculates it takes young women an average of more than five hours to get ready for a night out. In which case, Lynne Mortimer had better start now.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, I seem to remember

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I make no apology for the fact that I am delighted to see work has finally started on refurbishing the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I reckon the market looks great in its new home at the top of Princes Street.

Business

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Alan Whittaker, principal at One sixth form in Ipswich offers some advice to his younger self

Many employers still believe it is reasonable to ask woman about their plans to have children during a job interview.

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has been rebuked by the Church of England over the treatment of factory workers and governance failings at the retailer.

Britain’s biggest banks will reveal annual figures this week after another eventful year for the sector, clouded once more by mis-selling scandals and controversy over past misdeeds.

Yesterday, 13:02

Motor dealership group Donalds has celebrated the start of construction work on two new showrooms in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 12:06

A Suffolk-based compliance consultancy is gearing up for further growth as businesses prepare for life after Brexit.

Yesterday, 11:22

One of the architects of the Vote Leave campaign ahead of the European Union referendum will be the speaker at the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club’s next dinner event.