Environmental artist Fran Crowe has launched her new project -

Gallery: Coca Cola bottle tops, toothbrushes and odd shoes that have washed up on Suffolk beaches form new art exhibit

Environmental artist and campaigner Fran Crowe’s impish sense of humour permeates her latest project, but there is a deadly serious message in her use of the raw material for her work – the rising tide of damaging and indestructible plastic that rampant consumerism dumps in seas the world over.

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Frank Nouble scores the opener at Colchester

MATCH REPORT & GALLERY: Colchester United 0 Ipswich Town 3

A quickfire second half double from Frank Nouble, as well as fine strike from Jack Marriott, sealed Ipswich Town a 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United on Wednesday.

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Woodbridge School's production of The Tempest. Photos by Mike Kwasniak.

Gallery: Woodbridge pupils dazzle with outdoor Shakespeare production

A cast of 30 year nine pupils from performed one of Shakespeare’s best known romantic plays in an outdoor theatre production at a Suffolk school.

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Children at Beacon Hill Special School in Ipswich were treated to a performance by The Lions of Zululand.

Gallery: School pupils learn more about traditional Zulu culture during visit from group of singers and dancers

Youngsters at an Ipswich school learnt more about traditional Zulu culture yesterday when a group of musicians and dancers from South Africa put on a performance yesterday.

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Drusillas Park’s red panda Mulan enjoys a tasty bamboo treat courtesy of Home from Home Property Management in Ipswich

Gallery: Ipswich bamboo makes a tasty treat for new mum Mulan the red panda at Drusillas Park

An endangered species of red panda has received a tasty gift of bamboo recycled during a garden clearance in Suffolk.

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Castle Hill Infant School is celebrating its 60th birthday today. Pupils and teachers are dressed up in 1950s uniform.

Gallery: Pupils and teachers celebrate 60th birthday of Castle Hill Infant School in Ipswich

Pupils and teachers marked the 60th birthday of their school in Ipswich by holding a 1950s party.

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Weary festival goers and crew pack up the The Latitude Festival which  is over for another year.

Gallery: Washing up bowl, a pair of trainers and wheelbarrow among the debris left behind at Latitude site

As the dust settled on another year of live music and entertainment, festival goers made way for the big annual clear-up to begin at Latitude.

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Soldiers guard wreckage of the Zeppelin at Theberton

Gallery - First world war: The day the Zeppelin fell from the skies over Suffolk, crashing into a field along the coast

Shot down by aircraft from Orfordness, 16 of a Zeppelin’s crew died as it fells blazing into a Suffolk field. Don Black looks at its short life in World War I and tells of flying in a new Zeppelin from the place in Germany where this story began.

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Lightning strikes in Frinton-on-Sea. Photo: Nigel pepper

Gallery: Dramatic moments lightning struck in Suffolk and Essex captured by photographers throughout the area

Ferocious storms which lit up the skies of Suffolk and Essex over the weekend have been captured by amateur and professional photographers across the region.

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Doris Punchard turned 110 on Saturday

Gallery: Suffolk’s oldest resident and super-centenarian Doris Punchard marks 110th birthday

She is a super-centenarian, Suffolk’s oldest resident and is thought to be the 16th oldest person in Britain.

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Naked cyclists on their ride in Clacton. Picture: Steve Waller

Gallery: Naked bike ride pedals through Clacton in an environmental protest

Organisers of a naked ride in Clacton say they are hoping to extend the route for next year’s event.

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The Stowmarket carnival procession through the town.

Video/Gallery: Hollywood star is top attraction at spectacular Stowmarket Carnival

Crowds were thrilled by a spectacular procession with a special guest from Hollywood as the people of Stowmarket packed the streets for their annual carnival.

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Cloud Art. Picture by: Pamela Bidwell.

Gallery: What do you see? Can you make out shapes in these clouds?

Watching the clouds and looking for recognisable shapes is something we all did as children, but why not take five minutes out of your busy day to see what is up above?

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Sophie Perry captured this picture of lightning over the sea, taken from Old Felixstowe

Gallery: Spectacular storms light up the region

Two nights of dramatic thunderstorms have lit up Suffolk and Essex.

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Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club celebrates its 40th anniversary at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket.

Video/Gallery: Gymnasts from mid Suffolk celebrate club’s 40th anniversary

A very special gym club is celebrating its 40th anniversary and already there are big dreams for the future.

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Playing in the sun at Latitude

Photo gallery: Stunning shots taken at Latitude as festival-goers look forward to Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn performing

After a wet start the sun is out and the excitement is building for Damon Albarn’s headline set at Latitude.

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Scenes from Clive and Virginia's garden in Elmswell.

Gallery: Elmswell open gardens takes place tomorrow - which will you visit?

Seventeen gardens of various types and sizes open in Elmswell tomorrow. Steven Russell enjoyed a sneak preview of one – and heard how it once hosted Christmas celebrations in summer, complete with carols, crackers and even snow

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Suffolk number one Myles Orton was in action yesterday

GALLERY: Myles Orton wins singles and doubles matches at Aegon GB Pro Series at Frinton

Suffolk’s number one-ranked tennis player, Myles Orton, celebrated double success yesterday at the Aegon GB Pro-Series in Frinton-on-sea.

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Hot weather at Broomhill swimming pool, Ipswich   Dated Aug 1990

Gallery: Why has there been a revival of the lido? And what does it mean for Broomhill Pool?

As hopes grow for the reopening of Broomhill Pool in Ipswich, campaigner Sally Wainman looks at the revival of the lido over the last two decades.

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