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Five firms from Suffolk and north Essex are in the running to be named as 2018’s Family Business of the Year for the eastern region.


Over-running engineering works are causing delays on the region’s mainline this morning.

Network Rail

Actor-writer Michael Angus Clarke unveils his new play about football and culture shock. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him during rehearsals

Andrew Clarke

Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark Thomas set up a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin only to find it’s not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom.


Students have been inspired to speak out against hatred and prejudice thanks to events at the universities of Essex and Suffolk in Holocaust Memorial Week.

Sarah Barber

Hundreds of jobs could be at risk at Topshop and Topman stores around the country after its parent company announced a management shake-up.


Sara Pascoe’s hit Edinburgh Fringe and sell out West End show LadsLadsLads is coming to Colchester Arts Centre this year.


Major disruption is expected on Greater Anglia rail services until this evening due to a speed restriction imposed over a section of track at Ilford.

Network Rail

Rail passengers are facing delays on the rails this morning due to a points failure at London Liverpool Street.

Network Rail

A fast food franchisee faces a payout of almost £40,000 for health and safety failures after a teenage worker was scalded with hot oil.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

More than 10,000 drivers were caught speeding through the average speed cameras on the Suffolk/Essex border during 2017.

Tim Passmore

The future of the company behind discount retail chain Poundland became further clouded today as it warned that accounting issues may date back further than previously thought.


A West End star and former student at Ipswich High School is staging a charity gala at the Woolverstone school in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

United Kingdom

Not everybody got Steps, especially the critics. They still became one of the biggest acts of the 90s and noughties. The resurgent chart-toppers visit Colchester next year so we spoke to Lisa Scott-Lee.


Christmas Day was extra special for mums and dads in Suffolk and Essex who welcomed new bundles of joy into the world.

Ipswich Hospital

Villagers in Wetherden will be able to see in the new year at the village hall with a variety of entertainers for adults and children.


A broken down train on the main rail line through East Anglia has led to services being cancelled, delayed or revised, with Ipswich, Colchester and Clacton on Sea among those affected.


Regular bus passengers in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds will continue to miss out on the benefits of flexible ticketing schemes after Suffolk County Council ruled out sponsoring such a scheme at present.

Suffolk County Council

John Norman’s look at the history of our major highways suggests it’s not long before they fill up

John Norman

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

Donald Trump

West Suffolk Hospital has formed a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant to boost donor numbers, while Essex County Hospital also backs the campaign

West Suffolk Hospital

A signal fault is delaying Greater Anglia trains on the main line between Norwich and London this evening.

Network Rail

Nobody could’ve predicted the events of 2016. Who knows what’s still to come. Comedian and activist Mark Thomas aims to find out and maybe make a few quid on the side with his latest show.

Jeremy Corbyn

You might remember from a recent article that the whole of Portman’s Marshes came into the possession of the Corporation of Ipswich following the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835, writes John Norman.

John Norman

The stunning red brick Victorian buildings of St Clements Hospital are being brought back to life as new homes by specialist developers Lanswood Residential. The St Clements site is being transformed.

Ipswich Borough

Commuters travelling to work on Greater Anglia services this morning are facing delays and cancellations due to a signalling issue.

Network Rail

An Ipswich radio presenter and lifelong ABBA fan has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.


Perseverance has finally paid off for Suffolk all-rounder Kyran Young, writes Nick Garnham

The Maltings, the former Hollywood, Kartouche and Zest nightclub building in Princes Street, set to be transformed into upmarket offices.

Ipswich Borough Council

The Maltings, the former Hollywood and Kartouche nightclub building in Princes Street, set to be transformed into upmarket offices.

Ipswich Borough Council

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