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Retailer Toys R Us has revealed the stores to be closed as part of a restructuring programme.

United Kingdom

The first snow of winter has fallen in the Suffolk towns of Saxmundham, Bungay and Southwold. Is it snowing where you are? Send your pictures to us.

Met Office

Top 50 gastropub The Unruly Pig in Bromeswell has been named as a nationwide finalist in the 2018 Estrella Damm Gastropub Awards 2018.

United Kingdom

Hundreds got to see the world famous Flying Scotsman locomotive this morning as it steamed through the Suffolk countryside.


Steam railway fans will have to wait three weeks longer to see Flying Scotsman steaming to Ipswich.


An Ipswich pub which was among a pair to have closed over the summer has been given a new lease of life thanks to an experienced pub hand.


Entrepreneur Qi Xin launches her new Asian Fusion restaurant in Carr Street, Ipswich.

United Kingdom

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, we asked our readers to share their memories and thoughts on Princess Diana. Here’s a look at what you had to say...


One of Ipswich’s historic pubs has opened under fresh ownership as the new managers aim to restore it to its former glory.


To include this article under the banner Ipswich Icons is a misnomer. We usually feature buildings and other characteristics of the built environment that stand proud and prominent in the town, writes John Norman.

John Norman

The Railway Children remains one of the nation’s most beloved children’s books and now it is being transferred to the stage. David Henshall talks to David Vince about a new production at Stowmarket’s John Peel Centre

United Kingdom

A leading pub association has warned that more needs to be done to protect Ipswich’s pubs, after two establishments have closed within the last 11 days.

David Ellesmere

An Ipswich pub which had been a stalwart on the east side of town has closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, as the owners announced they were shutting following their five year stint.


The Grand Old Duke of York pub in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, closed its doors for the last time on Saturday after the owners announced via Facebook they had decided to move on.


Suffolk-based ICT provider QDOS Communications has completed three more major installations for up-market restaurants group Caprice Holdings.

United Kingdom

Suffolk Libraries have launched a bumper programme of events to entertain children across the county during half term.


Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive is going to be travelling through Suffolk later this year.

United Kingdom

There has been a church in The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, since Saxon time, writes John Norman, from the Ipswich Society.

John Norman

A steam engine making its way to the North Norfolk Railway travelled through the region on Thursday.

United Kingdom

A 60-year-old steam locomotive is expected to make its way through East Anglia next week on its way to a heritage railway.


Are you stuck for ideas for some family fun this weekend?


If preparing Christmas dinner in your household seems exhausting, spare a thought for the Royal kitchen of Henry III.

United Kingdom

What do you do if your brother turns out to be a serial killer? The Witchfinder’s Sister poses the question


St Edmundsbury Cathedral has revealed plans to curb a £60,000 budget deficit in the next three years – but has confirmed it will not start charging visitors to help balance the books.

St Edmundsbury

Sean Murray joined a select band of Colchester United players sent off on their debuts, following his injury-time red card at Blackpool on Saturday. U’s correspondent CARL MARSTON recalls some of the ‘bad boys’ of past years


It is 65 years since the front page of the ‘late final’ edition of the Ipswich Evening Star proclaimed THE KING IS DEAD as flags were lowered to half-mast and theatres shut for the day.


Suffolk writer Lisa Thompson’s debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, is Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month


The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Ipswich Borough Council

Braintree Town will entertain Dulwich Hamlet in the third round of the FA Trophy, while Essex neighbours have been handed a glamorous trip to former Football League stalwarts Tranmere Rovers in the same competition.

Football League

Keith and Lorraine Shelton have found hidden containers in Estonia, Portugal and the Canary Islands


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