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Families in Ipswich needn’t have ventured far to hit the beach as a sandy retreat began its summer-long stint in Christchurch Park.


A grandmother who was awarded an MBE for helping to fight crime in her village community has died.

St Mary's Church

Fred Tooke is still driving his first car, a Morris Minor 1000 Traveller, 40 years later having bought it to transport the family labrador.


It’s said that water is life. For Framlingham-raised songwriter Simon Law, it’s music. A key member of Soul II Soul, he’s just seen his debut album go to number one on the UK soul charts.


Members of Suffolk County Council have backed the authority’s decision to formally oppose the closure of nine pedestrian crossings over rail lines in the area.

Suffolk County Council

Regional law firm Birketts has advised the vendors on the sale of a leading ventilation maintenance and ductwork cleaning company.


Essex businessman Paul Nunny has been honoured by Parliament for his contribution to the beer industry.


This Tudor Hall was the home of one of the founding fathers of the United States of America - Bartholomew Gosnold. Now it could be yours for £2.5m.

United Kingdom

The first scheduled service between Stansted Airport and the United States for nine years is to be launched next April.

United Kingdom

A 16-year-old suspected of being in possession of a large hunting knife was one of four males arrested on suspicion being involved in a drug deal.

Sandy Martin

If you look at our towns, and villages for that matter, you will see that in many cases their character is made up by buildings of a mixture of generations.


A Suffolk town is playing host to the cast and crew of an award-winning sitcom for the third time.


Part of the Orwell Bridge was shut for more than five hours today after a vehicle broke down, causing traffic chaos across Ipswich and east Suffolk.

Suffolk Constabulary

Music students at Suffolk New College were able to gain some first-hand industry experience at Latitude last weekend – with two students securing work placements.

Suffolk New College

An influential writer, music blogger and university lecturer from Felixstowe described as ‘fiercely intelligent and insightful’ took his own life having battled depression, an inquest has heard.

Ipswich Hospital

Sudbury’s famous son ‘would be dynamite in polite society today’. James Hamilton’s new biography is a colourful read


Independent travel company Premier Travel, which has more than 20 branches across East Anglia and the South East, was among the winners at the 2017 Agent Achievement Awards.

United Kingdom

The arrival of the school summer holidays at the end of this week is prompting rail company Greater Anglia to try to tempt more families back on to the trains for weekend trips to the capital.

Greater Anglia

Two picturesque towns in the heart of Suffolk have been featured a list of the UK’s top 10 property hotspots.


Ipswich Town fans seem to agree with Mick McCarthy’s decision not to offer former Newcastle United centre-half Steven Taylor a new deal.

Mick McCarthy

That’s the view of regional electricity distributor UK Power Networks (UKPN) which has set out plans for how to meet growing demands on the system from trends such as electric vehicles, “smart” home appliances and renewable energy production.

US Federal Reserve

Suffolk law firm Greene & Greene has advised Nexus Underwriting Management Ltd on its acquisition of Vectura Underwriting, a specialist marine insurer and reinsurer of niche marine business, from Aquila Underwriting LLP.


An up-and-coming singer/songwriter in Rushmere St Andrew is preparing to release her debut album inspired by the Suffolk landscape on Friday – three years after she nearly gave up music for good.


Twelve men have today received jail sentences totalling 42 years and four months for their parts in an attack which left Mildenhall man Simon Dobbin with catastrophic life-changing injuries.

Addenbrooke's Hospital

A new 357-room hotel at Stansted Airport is on track to open at the end of this month.


Rail guards are to be balloted on possible strike action over the question of who opens the doors on Greater Anglia’s InterCity and rural services.

Greater Anglia

A church which has been rescued from being derelict and transformed into a vibrant heritage and wellbeing centre has won a top award.

Ipswich Society

We will not allow a small minority of law breakers to spoil Christchurch Park – that’s the message from Ipswich council chiefs as concerns grow about a spike in drug-taking.

Tim Passmore

Blackadder The Third star Helen Atkinson-Wood shares her passion for the Suffolk coast, her love for the region’s creative talent and her fear of fellow East Anglian resident artist Maggi Hambling.

United Kingdom

An Austin A30 not only put radio enthusiast Allan Papworth on the road to freedom but on the air as well.

Andy Russell

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