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An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.

Orwell Bridge

A man has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge.

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Childhood obesity figures revealed

One in 10 Suffolk children will become obese or overweight before leaving primary school, new figures have revealed.

Ben Gummer and Mark Pendlington at Ipswich rail station.

Campaigners seeking to improve rail services between East Anglia and London have insisted that the new report into infrastructure is good for the region – because it makes little reference to the route.

Yesterday, 17:25
The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m pleasure palace

Excitement is building as Ipswich prepares to welcome a string of big-name restaurants as part of the Buttermarket makeover.

Yesterday, 23:03
Kieron Dyer on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015. Photo:  ITV/PA Wire

It was a rather uneventful night for former Ipswich Town player Kieron Dyer in the I’m A Celebrity... jungle last night

Yesterday, 10:26
The fire service cordons off an area near Marks and Spencer in Westgate Street where UK Power Networks works to find a  carbon monoxide leak

Marks & Spencer in Ipswich town centre was closed for most of the day after a carbon monoxide leak was detected.

John Hobson, 65, of Mill Road in Colchester, who died following the crash

The partner of a man, who died following a crash in west Suffolk, has paid tribute to her “one true love”.

Alison Wheeler and Tony Brown.

Suffolk’s libraries are facing budget cuts of more than 20% over the next two years – but their chairman has pledged that no branches will be closed.

Yesterday, 18:10
It's been a busy day in Ipswich

All the news from a busy day in Ipswich in video form, including the closure of Marks and Spencer, station revamp and sport.

Yesterday, 17:06
Felixstowe Beach Station not long before demolition in 2004.

Investigations are under way following clearance work at the former site of a historic railway station.

Yesterday, 16:51
How well do you know your cars?

Test your knowledge in our car photo quiz and see if you can identify which car is which from just one small feature.

Yesterday, 06:00
On going work at Ipswich Station

Work on a near-£2million refurbishment of Ipswich railway station has started – and is set to continue until August next year.

Yesterday, 16:35
Company director spared jail

A Suffolk company director who crushed a worker to death was spared jail by a judge at Norwich Crown Court today.

Yesterday, 15:08
Stores in Ipswich ready for Black Friday.

Black Friday is nearly upon us and it is set to kick off the busiest Christmas online shopping periods.

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The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m entertainment complex

Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

The incident happened in Duke Street (stock photo)

The victim of a violent attack during a party at an Ipswich flat has described how his arm was nearly cut off with a machete.

The Cliff Quay brewery is going to be developed.

An historic Ipswich building which only months ago was considered ‘at risk’ has been boosted by plans for a major redevelopment project which could see it become a thriving hub of the community.

Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.

A couple aged in their 70s were injured during a robbery at an Ipswich home.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich shopkeeper and two of his businesses are facing a string of charges relating to allegedly dangerous psychoactive substances.

The fire service cordons off an area near Marks and Spencer in Westgate Street where UK Power Networks works to find a  carbon monoxide leak

Marks & Spencer in Ipswich town centre was closed for most of the day after a carbon monoxide leak was detected.

Karen Hales with her daughter Emily

On the 22nd anniversary of Karen Hales unsolved murder detectives have renewed their for information to help catch her killer.

Footmans store in Ipswich; now home to Debenhams. This was the entrance in Lloyds Avenue.

The magical old Ipswich department store Footman’s featured heavily when we asked readers for memories about the shops of yesteryear.

Paul Geater

Tory councillors in Suffolk have been falling out spectacularly over the last week!

Last week’s shock resignation by Suffolk County Council cabinet member for education Lisa Chambers shone a bright spotlight on the tensions that remain within the Tory group at Endeavour House.

Should power move away from Suffolk's Endeavour House headquarters?

My broadside against the region’s devolution proposals provoked a significant number of responses sent to me in its wake from many different quarters.

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble is one of the signatories of the letter. He is pictured talking to Paul Geater.

The primary driver for regional devolution is increased economic growth for Suffolk, Norfolk and the wider East Anglian region.

Local government Secretary Greg Clark will make the final decision on devolution - will he tell the region's councillors that they have to be more ambitious?

I’ve been listening to the arguments on devolution that have been coming forward from Suffolk and Norfolk for months now – and it’s time for an uncomfortable truth to be realised.

Fire station in Princes Street, lpswich

When you look at the statistics about the number and type of incidents that have required emergency calls to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service over the last 20 years, it is difficult to argue against the claim that the organisation needs to be reformed.

Prime Minister David Cameron appeared on a special Question Time just days before the General Electon.

This week’s politics has been dominated by the debate about tax credits and the fallout from the House of Lords’ decision to effectively pull the handbrake on the government’s attempt to cut what amounts to a benefit to the working poor.

Ben Gummer and Matt Hancock in front of the Old Custom House in Ipswich.

The news that Suffolk’s six “county” MPs have written a joint public letter of support for Ipswich’s efforts to transform itself shows just how far the town has come in the last few years.

Broomhill Swimming Pool in Ipswich has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

When I went along to 
hear officially 
that Broomhill Pool’s lottery bid was on course to win £3.3m, I was reminded by one campaigner of my negative comments in earlier years.

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