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Former Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy believes the Blues may struggle to keep hold of star goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and insists he would try and sign him in a heartbeat if he takes another job and is in need of a shot stopper.

Mick McCarthy

Pubs, breweries and drinks makers in East Anglia say they are “monitoring the situation” after warnings that CO2 shortages could see the UK run out of beer and fizzy drinks ahead of a weekend of World Cup festivities and summer barbecues.

Tesco

Britain is set to go bonkers for barbecues during the World Cup but for the unwary there could be health risks involved. Sheena Grant finds out how to avoid food poisoning when you light the coals.

Sheena Grant

There was brisk bidding for Sir Alf Ramsey memorabilia at Clarke & Simpson’s retro auction today.

United Kingdom

The World Cup is finally upon us - so where can you watch the action? Here are some of the best spots in and around Ipswich to catch summer’s biggest sporting event.

Greene King

Seven people from Suffolk are among more than 1,200 with a history of football-related disorder to be blocked from going to Russia for the World Cup.

Suffolk police

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller? Which legend has found the net the most times at World Cup tournaments?

RUSS18

Mike Bacon takes a look at how households cope with World Cup football. And why suddenly matches we would never watch are so irresistible!

Jonas Knudsen

Suffolk film company Picture Perfect has found Suffolk to be a wonderful production base. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to producer Lucinda Thakrar about turning RAF Bentwaters into a Russian prison compound

Andrew Clarke

From They Think It’s All Overs to Hands of God, eighteen-year-old solos and eight-second openers by San Marino, let it never be said that England’s participation in the World Cup has been boring.

RUSS18

Can’t get enough of the World Cup? Here’s how to fill the next few weeks with more football and Russia

University of East Anglia

Ipswich Town legend and former England international Russell Osman has backed the Three Lions to make the semi-finals of the World Cup.

UEFA

Danny King looks back at the British Final, Speedway Cup of Nations and why points mean prizes!

Nico Covatti

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

Premier League

It only happens once every four years, but when the World Cup arrives, along with it are big TV schedule changes for the nation’s beloved soap operas. With cancellations, late transmissions and hour-long episodes, here’s a full guide to how the football will affect your favourite soaps.

United Kingdom

The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

Premier League

Former England and Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer says he is confident England will do well in Russia, even though expectations are not high.

Premier League

Could it be an omen that on the day England begin their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia, memorabilia from the life and career of Sir Alf Ramsey, the only manager to lead his country to glory, comes up for auction?

United Kingdom

It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions the World Cup, but every tournament has a poster - how many can you remember?

RUSS18

Given sport’s global popularity and football’s status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

RUSS18

Hygge – pronounced hue-guh – is a byword for cosiness, contentment, togetherness and well-being.

Tristan Nydam

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

RUSS18

Goalkeeper Nick Pope admitted he was ‘immensely proud and privileged’ to make his England debut in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica last night.

West Suffolk College

From the Tango to the Jubulani, how many footballs from World Cup history can you identify correctly?

RUSS18

Nick Pope ticked off another career milestone this evening as his stunning season continued with his England debut at Elland Road.

Premier League

Seven stadiums from World Cup history - from the air. How many can you identify correctly?

RUSS18

It’s a who’s who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world’s best footballing talent. Almost…

Premier League

In a month that has truly rocked the world of women’s football, Katy Sandalls looks at how teams across the county and country are changing.

United Kingdom

Bartosz Bialkowski is excited for what the future holds as the Paul Hurst era at Ipswich Town begins.

Jonas Knudsen

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