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What would you do if you were told you had just months to live? For Terry Kidgell, diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in August, the answer was simple – throw a charity gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Alcohol was repeatedly sold to underage drinkers in Ipswich

An Ipswich man has pleaded guilty to selling alcohol to children from his shop.

The homeless in Ipswich tuck in to a hot meal at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. Photograph Simon Parker

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has launched a drive for volunteers ahead of opening its doors on December 2.


A broken down train between Diss and Norwich caused the disruption

Save the Duke Share Launch, led by campaigners Sarah Caston and Lucy Batchelor-Wylam

A community campaign launched at the end of August to save a village’s pub has raised more than 40% of the money it needs.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail to stop collision on the A14 at Nacton.

The area in Clarkson Street where two gangs fought on September 23

An Ipswich mother-of-two has told of how she was left terrified after getting caught up in the middle of fighting between groups of young men wielding bricks, lumps of wood and an axe.

Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

The mother of a premature baby born 12 weeks early in the Dominican Republic has said they are not expecting to travel home before December.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

A major conference aimed at pushing ahead with dramatic changes to Ipswich town centre is to be held at the end of this month.

The Northgate High School team competing at a regional heat in Ford Dunton

Northgate High School pupils are preparing for a grand prix experience as they compete in the finals of the Greenpower International Kit Car competition.


Work is being stepped up at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex to deal with “bed blocking” after new figures revealed more than 38,000 “bed days” have been lost because of the issue since 2012.

The Orwell Bridge

There have been a number of crashes on the county’s roads this morning.

Police have defended the use of an offender rehabilitation scheme

The leader of a scheme to rehabilitate prolific offenders in Suffolk has clarified its responsibilities after a sex scandal involving one of its team attracted attention.

Campaigners have been calling for a by-pass for decades.

Local councils are to spend £500,000 in a bid to kick-start proposals for a four villages’ by-pass – a move that could see the road opened by 2021.

Dan Poulter with employees at B&Q

The proposed closure of the B&Q superstore on the edge of Ipswich will lift a huge question mark over the future of one of the town’s largest retail parks.

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Police have cordoned off an alleyway between Blanche Street and Christchurch Street in Ipswich after a man was stabbed.

Police are hunting for three men after a man was stabbed in the chest in Ipswich last night.

Crown Pools in Ipswich, where a man reportedly exposed himself on Saturday.

A man has reportedly twice exposed himself to girls in the changing rooms of an Ipswich swimming pool.

The area in Clarkson Street where two gangs fought on September 23

An Ipswich mother-of-two has told of how she was left terrified after getting caught up in the middle of fighting between groups of young men wielding bricks, lumps of wood and an axe.

Bea the cat is recovering well

A cat has been found collapsed on an Ipswich doorstep 10 days after suffering serious neck injuries caused by its own collar.

Needham Market train station. All train have been cancelled on the Cambridge to Ipswich line after an incident.

Blocked lines at Needham Market, closed after a body was found on the tracks close to the railway station, have been re-opened.

Dan Poulter with employees at B&Q

A Suffolk MP has said he will do what he can to try and prevent a B&Q store closing down with the potential loss of around 100 jobs.

Paul Geater

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street after the Scottish referendum result - was he opening his mouth without engaging his brain?

I’ve been covering politics in this region for the best part of a quarter of a century – longer if you include my early years traipsing around the parish councils of East Suffolk.

Jeremy Corbyn celebrates becoming leader of the Labour Party - but is he just leading the party back to their long years of opposition in the 1980s?

I loved the 1980s. I got married in the 1980s. We had our first child in the 1980s (just). And I started my journalism career in the 1980s.

Proposed housing site in Poplar Lane , behind the Holiday Inn ,Ipswich.

Major decisions on the future of Suffolk’s county town are being made over the next few weeks – and yet the one voice that will not be heard clearly is . . . Ipswich council.

The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at last year's Clacton Air Show

By the time this is published I shall be on my way to the Clacton Air Show – along with up to 200,000 other aviation enthusiasts.

Students were jumping for joy at their A-level results - but you'd never have known it from the muted response from the county council.

Suffolk’s education system hasn’t had a great time over recent years as other counties have motored up the league tables leaving us lagging behind.

Upper Brook Street, Ipswich.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer is absolutely right to insist that partners in the Vision for Ipswich need to take advantage of the next two years because after then the economic cycle might be on the turn.

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