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Photographs of the Woodbridge Road, Sidegate Lane area of Ipswich, were published on these pages recently and readers have responded with memories of the area.

David Kindred

Meet some of the fabulously diverse men from Norfolk and Suffolk. They include a man with a Canadian city named after him, a four-time Olympic gold rower, a pig farmer and the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Icelandic budget airline WOW Air will be offering a connection to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) when it begins flights from London Stansted next year.

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His was the best-known voice in Felixstowe – and it was heard all over the world.

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A new survey has revealed that one in four workers would have to be hospitalised before they took a day off sick - we asked people in Ipswich what they thought about the issue.

Word on the Street

Flipside is the bi-annual literary event that links Suffolk with South America. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to founders Liz Calder and Genevieve Christie about a packed weekend.

Andrew Clarke

Deanna Tilston’s new brand, Tosier, is a range of four luxurious, single origin chocolate bars, made in East Anglia from scratch.

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Toys and games retailer Toys’R’Us says it is “business as usual” for its UK stores - including in Ipswich - despite the chain’s North American arm filing for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Canada.

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Retail giant Toys’R’Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition.

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The BBC have released a poll pulling together the most popular comedy films of all time. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke cast an eye over the chart and wonders why don’t comedies regularly top the list of great films?

Andrew Clarke

An Ipswich-based specialist cake maker is proving an internet sensation with a range of animated cakes.


It’s been a long road to success for Suffolk songwriter Simon Law, whose debut album Look To The Sky just went to number one in the UK soul charts.


Ipswich-based athlete Anton Dixon finished joint-seventh in the Long Jump at the Canadian Track & Field Championships, in Ottawa, on Saturday.


Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Andrew Clarke

Anton Dixon wants to give something back to Ipswich.

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It was only two years ago that Anton Dixon decided to take up the long jump seriously.

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East Anglia-based infection prevention products manufacturer Tristel has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, as part of its drive to enter the lucrative North American market.

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He spent much of his childhood in Ipswich, but Canada-born Anton Dixon is now ready to take the track & field world by storm.

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Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran is known for popping up at Latitude Festival for surprise performances - but the question is ‘will he do it again this year?’


Airborne engineers based at Rock Barracks at Woodbridge have been presented with the Multinational Force and Observers Medal in recognition of their construction work on a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Ipswich hockey stars Harry Martin and George Pinner believe securing a World League gold medal this weekend could be the start of something special for Great Britain and England’s men’s team.


When Alan Hall bought his first car on stormy night it coloured his judgment and also left him feeling blue!

My First Car

Top billing at the National Portrait Gallery, London for Suffolk artist Ania.

University of Suffolk

One of the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) prospects has been spared jail after he ‘ran amok’ at a Christmas party, assaulting the venue’s owner and six women.

Ipswich Crown Court

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix review.


The family of a Canadian woman killed in the London terror attack on Saturday have paid tribute their ‘beautiful, loving daughter and sister’ saying she ‘had room in her heart for everyone’

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Shotley sailor Terry Scutcher is targeting Laser Masters World glory after picking up silver at the World Masters Games, in New Zealand.


The last time Clydesdale heavy horse judge John Anderson was at the Suffolk Show was in 2012, when the second day was cancelled due to high winds.

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An exotic milk snake spotted near the Soane Street entrance to Christchurch park is continuing to give rangers and reptile experts the slip.

Ipswich Council

Farmers will be digging up their underpants for next month’s Cereals 2017 in Lincolnshire after burying them to gauge soil health.

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