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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Watch McCarthy’s full press conference as he discusses beating Norwich, doing it for the fans and halting Maddison

PUBLISHED: 13:47 16 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:02 16 February 2018

Mick McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Sunday's game with Norwich.

Mick McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Sunday's game with Norwich.

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The second East Anglian derby of the season is almost here with Ipswich Town crossing the border to face rivals Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm).

Blues boss Mick McCarthy will hold his pre-match press conference at 2pm this afternoon and, as always, you can watch it broadcast live right here.

The two teams are currently locked on 44 points in the middle of the Championship table, while historically they have won 40 games apiece in this fixture.

Town haven’t claimed regional bragging rights for almost nine years following a miserable run of six defeats and three draws against the Canaries.

The Blues have lost just one of their last five games – to league-leaders Wolves – and have kept three clean sheets during that run. Last weekend’s drab goalless home draw with rock-bottom Burton was arguably their worst display of the campaign though.

Norwich, also not conceding or scoring many, have lost just one of their last 10 matches in all competitions. They go into this game off the back of 1-0 wins against Brentford (h) and Middlesbrough (a) and a 1-1 draw at high-flying Derby.

The AA have reported heavy traffic in Ipswich town centre in two areas.

Another royal baby is on the way, it was announced today. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very pleased” that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said.

A debate held in Ipswich urged members of the community to talk openly and to “role model reasonable debate” about issues relating to Israel.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

There’s going to be more unsettled conditions across Suffolk and Essex for the most part of the week.

Two vehicles came off the carriageways on the A12 and A14 this evening during the wet weather.

The sausages were sizzling and the crowds crammed into Framlingham for the eighth Sausage Festival yesterday which was hailed a huge success.

More potholes on Suffolk’s roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

This is Suffolk’s newest pub - and punters are already packing into the watering hole to get their first glimpse of the venue.

Police have confirmed a 19-year-old local man has died following an accident on the A14 in Suffolk.

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