Mayor, Bill Quinton, officially launches the Poppy Appeal on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall.

Gallery: Poppy appeal launches across Suffolk towns

An annual appeal to support British servicemen and women has launched across Suffolk this weekend.

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River swimming with Matt Gaw.

Outside swimming enjoys a revival in Suffolk but where is the best place to take a dip this autumn?

As Suffolk and Essex’s rivers and lakes return to full health, it’s not just wildlife that is heading back to the water. Matt Gaw looks at the rise of wild swimming and the best places to take a dip this autumn.

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From Japanese Taiko drumming to South African Gumboot Dancing  pupils at Finborough School took part in a range of workshops at the school first ever International Festival. Left to right, Fee Moody and Alice Crabb.

Gallery: Pupils from Finborough School, near Stowmarket, learn about different cultures at International Festival

For one day only a private school went all international – with pupils learning about different cultures, from Bollywood dancing to Japanese drumming.

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Egyptian coffin, 3,000 years old, found in north Essex home. With Reeman Dansie auctioneers' cataloguer Gina Vince

Gallery: Ancient Egyptian coffin 3,000 years old discovered in north Essex home

An Ancient Egyptian coffin has been unearthed at a home on the north Essex coast.

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Martello Tower at the seafront in Felixstowe, Suffolk. A new entry to the Heritage At Risk Register 2014.

Gallery: 25 historical buildings in Suffolk and Essex added to at risk register

Twenty-five historical buildings in need of urgent repair across Suffolk and Essex have been added to the Heritage At Risk Register for 2014.

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Siren, Ray Lee, SPILL 2014. Photo Steven Hicks

Gallery: SPILL Festival returns to Ipswich next week, full details here

SPILL Festival of Performance returns to Ipswich later this month. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage sat down with festival director and curator Robert Pacitti

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Police officers from Mildenhall and Brandon join the Bury Bombers wheelchair basketball team at Culford School

Gallery: Bury Bombers beat the police and welcome next challengers

A “fantastic evening” when a wheelchair basketball team took on police officers ended with a loss for the police.

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Parts of Suffolk were flooded at high tide on Wednesday 22nd October. Places included Southwold Harbour and parts of Aldeburgh golf course.
The Coast Guards were on stand by at Snape.

Gallery: Floods threaten Suffolk’s coastal communities

Flood defences along Suffolk’s coast stood firm against the threat of breaching, which today spread panic among communities still reeling from the devastation of December’s storm surge.

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Actor Keeley Hawes recieves an honorary degree from UCS.

Video: Actress Keeley Hawes proud to pick up honorary doctorate from UCS in front of her children and husband Matthew Macfadyen

The latest graduate of University Campus Suffolk has said she was “completely stunned” when told she would be honoured by the institution six months ago.

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Chris Bishop launches a teddy bear off the top of St Mary's Church in Debenham to raise money for Debenham Roundabout Pre-school

Gallery: Children’s teddy bears make parachute jump to raise money for Debenham Roundabout Pre-school

More than 40 teddies and dolls have plunged out of an imposing church tower in support of their owners’ pre-school.

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Freddie Sears celebrates scoring the winner with his Colchester United team-mates against Chesterfield

GALLERY & REPORT: A late rocket from Freddie Sears secures a fine comeback win for Colchester United over Chesterfield

Colchester United 2 Chesterfield 1

Freddie Sears crashed home a spectacular late winner as Colchester United completed a fine comeback, against Chesterfield tonight.

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Christophe Berra after the final whistle at Cardiff

GALLERY & REACTION: ‘Our worst performance of the season – they should have played circus music for the second goal,’ Mick McCarthy not happy after Ipswich Town lose 3-1 at Cardiff City

Cardiff v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy labelled tonight’s 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City as his side’s worst performance of the season.

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Daryl Murphyholds his head after defeat at Cardiff. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

GALLERY & MATCH REPORT: Cardiff City 3 Ipswich Town 1

Cardiff v Ipswich: Ipswich Town’s eight-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end as Cardiff City came-from-behind to record a 3-1 home victory.

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Robert Suskins sits by the seafront.

Gallery: First World War - Why we must remember Suffolk’s cycling battalions who fought in a ‘forgotten’ conflict

Octogenarian Mary Trumpess’s dearest wish is to remind us that war wasn’t just about the Somme. Young soldiers like her father were risking their lives in Afghanistan – a wracked land that, 100 years on, is still synonymous with conflict. Steven Russell discovers what drives her

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Three people from Suffolk received British Empire Medals at a ceremony at Helmingham Hall, presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord Tollemache.
L-R Hilary  Olwyn Ann Hatcher BEM, Ian Langdon Esq BEM, Lord Tollemache, Ms Sandra Margaret Waspe.

Gallery: Suffolk: British Empire Medals for three Suffolk residents

Three Suffolk residents have been awarded British Empire Medals for their work in the local community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Parham Pear Fayre.  Euan Edwards with Paul Goring and Mike Balls

Gallery: Celebrating all that’s great about Autumn – Suffolk had fun in the sun at the weekend

The very best of the Autumn harvest was celebrated in Suffolk this weekend – amid glorious sunshine and unseasonably warm weather.

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The Boys' Brigade Band leads the Stowmarket Town Council civic service procession

Gallery: Harmony the theme of Stowmarket’s civic service

The benefit of people and organisations working together in harmony was the central theme for a town’s civic service.

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Liz Nice and her partner Darren Lorking escape to a Stoke by Nayland Lodge for an overnight stay.

Review: Liz Nice and her partner take a break from football practice, the school run and Horrible Histories and rediscover who they really are at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

I live with two enchanting young boys, a demanding dog and a serene and judgmental cat who looks down upon our frenetic, chaotic lives with barely concealed derision.

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Feed the Beast, part of the New Wolsey Theatre's spring 2015 season

Ipswich: Political drama headlines New Wolsey Theatre’s spring 2015 season

Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steve Thompson’s new drama Feed the Beast leads the New Wolsey Theatre’s spring season, on sale tomorrow.

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Santas warm up before last year's East Anglia's Children's Hospices Santa Run

Gallery: Festive fun as the Ipswich Santa Run returns to town centre on December 7

Christmas shoppers will be in for a treat this festive season as hundreds of Santa’s descend on the town.

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