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Yesterday, 19:00

A senior detective has warned residents to be vigilant after burglaries in Suffolk increased by 40% in December.

Yesterday, 18:54

Dozens of public houses have closed in Ipswich in recent years. The pace of losses has now slowed and many community pubs are run by volunteers. 
This week David Kindred looks back at the two in particular - The Old Bell, which stood at the junction of Stoke Street, Vernon Street and Bell Lane, and Blooming Fuchsia in Foxhall Road.

Yesterday, 16:13

A 31-year-old Ipswich woman has been fined after admitting she falsely claimed more than £7,000 in benefits.

Yesterday, 14:29

An apparent child abduction attempt in Ipswich has prompted a primary school to renew its ‘stranger danger’ advice to pupils today.

Yesterday, 13:19

The former Thurleston High School has been removed from special measures and achieved its highest Ofsted rating for more than 15 years.

00:01

Ipswich will receive a share of a £60m school improvement scheme after being identified as a social mobility ‘coldspot’, the government is set to announce today.

Yesterday, 22:54

Paramedics, police and three fire engines are currently at the scene of a crash in Trimley St Mary.

Yesterday, 12:00

A shoplifter was caught by members of the public after trying to steal a television from an Aldi store in Ipswich, a court heard.

Yesterday, 09:21

Rush hour traffic heading along Norwich Road came to a standstill on Tuesday after temporary traffic lights stopped working.

Yesterday, 19:14

A new walkway could be built from a busy road to an Ipswich park after campaigners called form greater safety measures.

A quiet Suffolk village is in lockdown this afternoon as a police stand-off which began at 11.15pm yesterday continues.

Yesterday, 18:30

Back before they were presenting I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and The Brit Awards, Ant and Dec took the UK by storm with their pop duo act, PJ & Duncan.

Yesterday, 17:44

Music lovers heading to Jimmy’s Festival at his farm in Wherstead this summer are in for a treat – festival favourite KT Tunstall has been booked as a headliner.

Yesterday, 17:43

Vulnerable older people in Suffolk are missing out on a million pounds worth of benefits they did not know they could claim.

Yesterday, 17:15

A 27-year-old man who was being attacked, punched an innocent bystander in a case of mistaken identity, a court heard.

Yesterday, 17:15

Five men have been arrested following reports of a fight and possible car chase, which resulted in a pedestrian being knocked over, in Ipswich at the weekend.

Yesterday, 06:00

Campaigners for the welfare of horses in Paper Mill Lane in Bramford have launched an online fundraising page to help with the rehabilitation and re-homing of horses seized last week.

Yesterday, 16:21

A nursery in Hintlesham is appealing its latest Ofsted report after it’ received an ‘inadequate’ rating.

Yesterday, 15:00

Having sold her house in Salisbury Road and moved into a newly-converted two-bedroomed flat in Ipswich town centre. former council leader Liz Harsant is loving in the heart of the town.

Yesterday, 11:25

Two potential witnesses remain unidentified out of the five new CCTV images released last week.

Yesterday, 10:42

A senior Suffolk clergyman has denied filming men in public toilets for his own sexual gratification.

Yesterday, 10:35

A raft of exotic animals have made a home at Jimmy’s Farm since it was awarded a zoo licence last year – and the venue plans to home even more in the future.

Yesterday, 10:24

One of the largest conglomerates in Japan has agreed to buy a 40% stake in the company running East Anglia’s passenger trains.

Yesterday, 09:00

A man who smashed up an Ipswich nightspot causing damage valued at £9,000 has been sent to crown court for sentencing.

Yesterday, 19:31

With the sun setting on the sleepy village of Crowfield this afternoon, you would hardly have known it was 18 hours in to an armed police stand-off.

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Paramedics, police and three fire engines are currently at the scene of a crash in Trimley St Mary.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admitted he was ‘embarrassed’ after his team were dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league side Lincoln City tonight.

A quiet Suffolk village is in lockdown this afternoon as a police stand-off which began at 11.15pm yesterday continues.

A 31-year-old Ipswich woman has been fined after admitting she falsely claimed more than £7,000 in benefits.

Nathan Arnold scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as non-league Lincoln City sent Ipswich Town crashing out of the FA Cup in embarrassing fashion.

Dozens of public houses have closed in Ipswich in recent years. The pace of losses has now slowed and many community pubs are run by volunteers. 
This week David Kindred looks back at the two in particular - The Old Bell, which stood at the junction of Stoke Street, Vernon Street and Bell Lane, and Blooming Fuchsia in Foxhall Road.

A senior detective has warned residents to be vigilant after burglaries in Suffolk increased by 40% in December.

Police are stepping up patrols in the Chantry area of Ipswich after a man apparently tried to abduct an eight-year-old boy.

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.

If I’d been looking in a crystal ball at the start of 2016 and seen all the events of the next 12 months, I think I’d have been left feeling I was having a nightmare, writes Paul Geater.

Opinion: Is Ipswich the best place in Britain to make your home?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

For many people 2016 hasn’t been a year they will look back on with any great fondness, writes Paul Geater. But as we are now deep in the season of peace and goodwill to all men, I’ve been taking an optimistic view on the state of my home town and county.

No one likes paying taxes – and one of the least popular is council tax, writes Paul Geater.

When I first heard about the new deal negotiated between Suffolk County Council and First Buses to provide a Park and Ride service for the town at no cost, I thought it sounded very good indeed writes Paul Geater.

I’m told I’m something of a rarity because I’m a man who actually likes going into shops – so this time of the year doesn’t fill me with as much horror as it does some, writes Paul Geater.

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

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