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Mendham’s Peter Wright admitted he was ‘relieved’ after surviving match darts to beat Stephen Bunting 2-1 in the first round of the World Grand Prix late last night, writes Alex Moss.

Belgium

An estimated £155million could be won later in what would be the second biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever offered in the UK. We asked people in Ipswich what they would do if they won.

Word on the Street

Experts Beer&Co share their top beers you’ve really got to sample.

India

Visitors to Felixstowe will be able to get a taste for food from across Europe this weekend.

France

Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Millions have been taken off supermarket shelves. See a full list here.

Sainsbury

An animal feed firm is celebrating a move to new premises.

United Kingdom

Suffolk boaters have allegedly been fined by Belgian authorities for using red diesel.

United Kingdom

The centenary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele – the third Battle of Ypres – was marked by special ceremonies in both Ipswich and Colchester.

David Ellesmere

Ipswich motocross star Jake Nicholls is ending his involvement in Grand Prix racing.

United Kingdom

More “clandestine arrivals” were detected at a north Essex port last year than any other on the east coast – amid increasing reports of people smuggling and concerns smaller marinas were going unprotected.

Home Office

Ed Sheeran has announced his European and UK tour for 2018, but Portman Road football stadium in Ipswich has not been included despite anticipation in his home county of Suffolk. See the full list below.

Ireland

David Edwards − an ex-pupil of Northgate Grammar School, Ipswich − knew precious little about the grandfather he never met. When he found out what had happened, he determined to make a pilgrimage to a corner of Flanders. This is his story

BBC

Ipswich Town are closing in on the season-long loan signing of Manchester City winger Bersant Celina.

Belgium

Where are you drinking tonight? It’s World Gin Day

Facebook

European leaders sent messages of sympathy and solidarity via social media as the incident in London last night marked the 13th major terror attack in Europe since 2015.

France

The Ipswich Star today relaunches a campaign urging every primary school in the area to join the pioneering Daily Mile scheme to help improve fitness and attainment levels among children.

Suffolk County Council

Pop singer Ariana Grande has suspended her tour following the Manchester terror attack, cancelling planned dates at London’s O2 Arena tomorrow and Friday.

Poland

Stephen Foster and Wayne Savage’s must-see gigs and concerts across the region

Wayne Savage

An animal feed firm which has its UK base in Ipswich has seen volume of feed sales rise overall in the first quarter of this year, in spite of a decline in the UK.

United Kingdom

The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.

Terry Hunt

In a age where people use in-car navigation systems, GPS and map apps, have we completely lost the ability to read a road map?

Lynne Mortimer

An animal feed firm which has its UK base in Ipswich says it had a “strong” year, despite challenges, particularly in its UK market where the devaluation of the pound had had a marked effect.

United Kingdom

East Anglia-based Pauls Malt is targeting more sales in the fast-growing craft brewing market after a year in which global beer sales declined for only the fourth time since 1950.

European Union

This week we celebrate the International Day of Forests... even though Germaine Greer may have proposed other plans for Thetford Forest.

BBC

In the first National Conversation Week, Lynne Mortimer talks about this and that.

Donald Trump

Churchgoers are devastated by the theft of a memorial donated to a Suffolk village by two war heroes in memory of a British martyr.

Suffolk police

Higher global sugar prices will contribute to a robust increase in first-half profits at Associated British Foods, the group said today.

European Union

A look back at what made the news in 2016

David Cameron

You have written your cards, ticked off everything on your shopping list and wrapped your bounty of Christmas gifts - now don’t forget to send them in time.

Poland

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