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Mike Bacon remembers Kevin Beattie, from European nights at Portman Road, to the cricket pitches of Ipswich!

Bobby Robson

Solo travel represents freedom and independence, and is an experience everyone should encounter at least once says Emily Cotton


Helen Davies and Jack Millar both smashed the course record on their way to impressive victories at the Ipswich Twilight 10K road race, held in the town on a balmy last Friday evening.

Ipswich Building Society

If you gaze out over the water from Felixstowe Port, you might catch sight upon a ship so large, it would make Titanic look measly in comparison.


Felixstowe Port says it will soon be back to “business as usual”, after being hampered by severe delays which have led some shipping companies diverting their ships to other ports.

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There are three big Ipswich Town records in the history books but could one be about to be broken?

Paul Hurst

Ipswich JAFFA’s leading lady, Helen Davies, has been selected to run for England, 10 years after she made her ground-breaking international debut.

United Kingdom

Sun-lovers will have plenty to smile about as we move into the final week of June – with Suffolk and north Essex set to be hit by a sweltering heatwave.


It is not very often that a local road race is won outright by a female athlete, but that was exactly what happened at last Sunday’s Capel 5.

United Kingdom

Ryanair has announced it will open a new base at Southend Airport with three aircraft at an investment of $300million.


Over 1,000 fans and VIPs gathered at Portman Road on Friday night to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson – as guests were treated to an early screening of a film made in honour of the footballing giant.

Bobby Robson

REVIEW: Sports writer Andy Warren reviews Sir Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager - the new documentary about the life and career of the legendary manager.

Bobby Robson

In his weekly look at the sporting scene Mike Bacon asks was it really a surprise Sam Allardyce got sacked? And why he’s actually starting to miss Andy Murray.

Tristan Nydam

Terry Hunt reflects on a final day with the mood now transformed at Portman Road

Terry Hunt

On the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s famous FA Cup Final win over Arsenal this weekend, chief football writer Stuart Watson pens a match report on the game with a modern twist.

Stuart Watson

It’s not long until the film about legendary Ipswich Town and England manager Sir Bobby Robson is screened in selected cinemas – and today the trailer for ‘Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager’ has been released.

Bobby Robson

Two brothers from Suffolk are driving to Benidorm in Del Boy’s famous three-wheeler to raise money for Barking Pre-school.


Helen Davies achieved her two main goals following another impressive outing at the Brighton Marathon last weekend.

United Kingdom

As Ipswich Town search for just their 16th manager in their professional history, ANDY WARREN looks at the big challenges facing the next man in at Portman Road.

Grant Ward

It’s time for Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans to take a risk and reinvigorate this football club with a bold managerial appointment.

George Burley

A special screening of a new film celebrating the life of Sir Bobby Robson has been announced at the home of the former Ipswich Town manager’s beloved club.

George Burley

‘Bohemian rhapsody’ was their opening gambit and it paid off with the crowd not only clapping along but singing too – I’ve never seen that before in a theatre, not on the very first number


Bacon’s Bites: In this week’s column, Mike Bacon takes a look at how the FA Cup is alive and kicking, plus, have you taken in a Spanish football game?

Premier League

Athletics writer Carl Marston talks to Helen Davies (nee Decker), Ipswich JAFFA’s former international marathon star who is running strongly again


The owner of the award-winning Colchester cafe, which stocks 40 different kinds of tea, talks about her mission to find the perfect cuppa for you.


Primera Air has announced the launch of a fourth transatlantic route from London Stansted Airport.


Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Recent US scientific research suggests challenging yourself throughout your life can help you live and feel like someone decades younger. It certainly seems to be working for Suffolk hockey player Roger Girling.

United Kingdom

Ipswich squash star Lucy Turmel believes that 2018 will be an better year after a breakthrough 12 months for the 18-year-old.

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