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Peaky Blinders is set to return for a fourth series – here’s TV Editor Stacia Briggs’ cutting edge guide to the gangster family epic with razor-sharp style.


Power must be devolved to workers in Suffolk and Norfolk to reinvigorate industry and bridge a “great regional divide” on jobs, a new report urges.


One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

Suffolk Coastal council

Every derby is about passion, loyalty and tribal pride. We get it. Ipswich Town v Norwich City is no different. But who do you have a sneaking regard for in the Canaries’ line up?

Daryl Murphy

Ipswich’s Senior men split the results of another double-header this weekend, securing a first league win of the season against Liverpool on Saturday before putting up a superb performance in a cup defeat to Division One Hemel Storm, writes Rob Schatten.


In 1849 the Freehold Land Society purchased a large tract of farmland east of Ipswich and set about dividing it into individual plots.


In the spring of 1978, the New Wolsey Theatre was laying down its foundations while over the road Ipswich Town Football Club was celebrating a historic FA Cup win over Arsenal. Now, 40 years on, the two great social pillars of the community are coming together to mark the anniversary of the football club’s great win.

Bobby Robson

A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.

Mark Pendlington

Gerry Marsden talks about life on the road with the Sixties Gold Tour and why this one will be his last.


Ipswich Town have proven how good they can be – now they need to produce on a regular basis.

Mick McCarthy

Italian style icecream parlour Creams Gelato Co is to open in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich close to Cosy Club, Wagamama, Byron Burger and Coast to Coast.

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Essex Leopards 87

Ipswich suffered a heavy home defeat against National Basketball League Division Two newcomers Essex Leopards on Saturday, writes Rob Schatten.

Ipswich Basketball Club

Former Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope has described the emotions he went through making his Premier League bow last weekend, as he prepares for his full debut at Anfield tomorrow afternoon.

Premier League

Legendary commentator John Motson may be a national institution – but it can be claimed that he was made in Suffolk, and the county has played a huge part in his professional life.

Bobby Robson

Teenager Callum Connolly hopes he can force his way into the first team picture at Everton by catching the eye on loan at Ipswich Town this season.

Mick McCarthy

This funny and emotive musical about a class of disadvantaged teens on a school trip was originally written by Willy Russell in the 70s but remains just as true and poignant today.


A new study has put the scourge of drug gangs in Ipswich under the spotlight - where children as young as 12 are recruited to distribute heroin and crack cocaine around the town.

Suffolk County Council

Bury Theatre Royal is offering young actors a summer holiday experience like no other, an opportunity to work in a professional musical. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Karen Simpson

Andrew Clarke

Ipswich Town’s youngsters can hold their heads high after pushing Premier League side Crystal Palace all the way in tonight’s 2-1 Carabao Cup second round defeat at Selhurst Park.

Adam McDonnell

Ipswich Town will discover their Carabao Cup second round opponents tonight. Here’s all you need to know about the draw.

Ryan Fraser

A notorious drug-trafficking cartel linked with hundreds of gruesome murders is reported to have teamed up with Romanian criminals to flood the UK with cocaine through ports including those in Suffolk and Essex.

United Kingdom

East Anglia-based law firm Birketts has advised Bliss Hotels Ltd on the £10m-plus purchase of a multi-use property in Liverpool.


To Harwich, to perform at the redoubt fort with The Hosepipe Band as part of the Harwich Festival. I don’t quite know how I have managed to miss visiting the redoubt before but it’s the case, writes Martin Newell.

United Kingdom

Ipswich is the third most stressful place to live in the UK, according to a new study.

David Ellesmere

Dozens of trains including rush-hour services have been cancelled due to the hot weather preventing services from running at full speed today. All 47 cancellations are listed below – see if you have been affected.


Justice has finally caught up with one of Hollesley Bay open prison’s longest-standing fugitives.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Hollesley Bay open prison’s longest outstanding fugitive is due to appear before Ipswich magistrates today after finally being recaptured.


Match of the Day pundit Mark Lawrenson says Ipswich Town fans are going to love striker Joe Garner.

Freddie Sears

BBC Match of the Day pundit Mark Lawrenson has stepped in to be the guest speaker at the Suffolk FA Awards Night.


The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper remains a landmark album. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the world and the ambition that transformed the Fab Four from lovable mop tops into avant garde musicians

Andrew Clarke

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