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Belgium

The Irish Republic, France, the US, Netherlands and Germany were the top five export markets for UK food and drink last year, according to government figures.

China

The number of registered adult breeding female horses has dropped by more than 5% in a year, so the battle’s on

France

A tennis talent from Suffolk played a major part in the success of the Great Britain team as they reached a prestigious world final.

Sweden

In a unique performance, Ipswich Choral Society and DanceEast bring a newly commissioned work to Ipswich, next month.

Germany

Aldi has recalled 38,000 packs of its frozen mixed vegetables after a grandmother said she found half a rat inside one.

Belgium

Suffolk teenager Harvey Sayer has been called-up to the England Under-15 squad, writes Nick Garnham.

United Kingdom

“We need to sometimes stop and think what these people did”

India

A record turnout of over 400 people enjoyed the traditional Christmas Day dip at Felixstowe. See our photo gallery and videos here.

Sarah Barber

Back in 1914, they’d said the fighting would be over by December 25. It wasn’t. By the winter of 1917, peace remained elusive. But life carried on while the guns boomed across Europe

ipswich

Suffolk women’s choir The Orwell Singers have raised £700 for Ipswich charity Families in Need (FIND) though a special charity concert.

France

New rules to allow free range egg producers hit by bird flu restrictions to market them for longer as a free range product have been welcomed by East Anglian farmers.

European Union

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.

Sarah Barber

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.

Bersant Celina

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

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