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A young woman was left unconscious and needing hospital treatment after being subjected to a “despicable” sexual assault, police have said.

Two people, reportedly including a 14-year-old boy were taken to hospital in separate stabbing incidents last night.

Yesterday, 14:31

At the end of a bad week for the Labour Party nationally, local members in Ipswich were determined to keep up their spirits with a day of campaigning on the streets of the town.

Yesterday, 11:58

This weekend will see mild temperatures and a mix of rain, wind, cloud and sunshine.

Yesterday, 11:17

Another person has been bailed over the stabbing in Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

Yesterday, 21:31

My husband is never referred to as a “working father”, writes Ellen Widdup.

Yesterday, 10:31

A blaze in the early hours in Claydon has damaged a children’s activity resource centre.

Yesterday, 18:54

There is nothing work than getting stuck in traffic jams caused by roadworks.

Yesterday, 16:58

The last day of February this year will see people across the country indulging in a pancake or two.

Fri, 17:08

A driver clocked doing 129mph on the A14 has been banned for six months.

Fri, 16:59

Council and highways authority officials insisted that better warnings and other preparations eased the pressure on roads around Ipswich after the closure of Orwell Bridge yesterday.

Yesterday, 12:50

Rail passengers are facing disruption on trains from Suffolk and Essex to Norwich – although services are starting to get back to the weekend timetable.

Fri, 23:35

Police are searching for a man in a car who approached a nine-year-old girl in Stowmarket.

Fri, 23:32

The Buttermarket Shopping Centre first opened on October 1, 1992 - a modern, glass fronted shopping centre with a green-theme.

Fri, 12:35

It seems like the most natural thing in the world – a biological reflex as innate as motherhood itself.

Yesterday, 09:00

Youngsters from Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich joined up with their peers from Ormiston Victory Academy in Norwich last week for a combined skiing trip to Tonale, Italy – marking the start of what could be a more common tie-up between the two.

Fri, 10:56

A cluster of Ipswich streets within a few feet of each other have been named among the worst in the entire town for fly-tipping – with 21 incidents recorded there.

Yesterday, 15:50

My half term week could best be described as a tale of two cinemas, writes Sheena Grant.

Yesterday, 08:21

More than 60 people who previously never took part in any physical activity gathered at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich on Friday for the ActivIpswich new age kurling competition.

Fri, 22:52

More details have been unveiled for this year’s Raising the Bar Awards – with people across Suffolk being urged to get involved to celebrate those striving for excellence in education.

Fri, 20:23

A leisure centre has reopened today following a closure of more than two months due to the discovery of the Legionella bacteria.

Fri, 19:30

Parents have criticised the decision of an Ipswich school to go-ahead with a trip to a theme park despite the threat of an amber weather warning after claims a tree fell onto a slide the children were playing on.

Fri, 18:52

Ipswich’s first drive-through Starbucks has opened with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by mayor Roger Fern.

Fri, 18:40

Community leaders at two east Suffolk district councils which are set to merge to save money are raising their tax by just over 3% in April.

Fri, 18:20

Two former Ipswich Town FC players say the dangers of heading in football have been blown out of proportion and that it would ruin the sport if any changes to the game were made.

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Two people, reportedly including a 14-year-old boy were taken to hospital in separate stabbing incidents last night.

A young woman was left unconscious and needing hospital treatment after being subjected to a “despicable” sexual assault, police have said.

Ipswich’s first drive-through Starbucks has opened with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by mayor Roger Fern.

A cluster of Ipswich streets within a few feet of each other have been named among the worst in the entire town for fly-tipping – with 21 incidents recorded there.

A blaze in the early hours in Claydon has damaged a children’s activity resource centre.

My half term week could best be described as a tale of two cinemas, writes Sheena Grant.

Another person has been bailed over the stabbing in Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

At the end of a bad week for the Labour Party nationally, local members in Ipswich were determined to keep up their spirits with a day of campaigning on the streets of the town.

Paul Geater

For as long as I’ve been covering developments in Suffolk – and that extends to decades rather than years – there has been a perceived conflict between out of town retail parks and traditional town centres.

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater.

Last year’s failure by Ipswich Museum to obtain the National Lottery funding it was seeking for a major upgrade was a shattering loss for the town.

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

This is the time of year when we hear about the crisis in the NHS with A&E units struggling to cope – and social care facing financial meltdown, writes Paul Geater.

I cannot imagine how miserable life must be as a commuter – especially someone travelling four or five times a week to London, writes Paul Geater.

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