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The Elmer’s Big Parade launches on June 15 with 55 elephants, as well as 85 junior Elmers, painted in a variety of colourful designs and themes hidden around the town.

Chelsea’s first black football player - who faced years of racist abuse from the terraces - has backed a football manager’s decision for his side to walk off the pitch after allegedly receiving racist chants from the crowd.

The two organisations are set to merge in 2020 under the name The Benjamin Britten Foundation.

Sutton Hoo has reopened to the public after a £4million revamp - and now includes a replica of the famous ship under which Saxon king King Raedwald was buried.

A former Chelsea football player who rebuilt his life after getting involved in drugs is coming to Ipswich to help unite the community through sport.

Hundreds of bikers will descend on Kesgrave’s The Bell Inn on Saturday for the pub’s annual St George’s Day bike show.

An inquest into the death of a three-day-old baby has heard the emergency casaerian section on her mother described as “traumatic”.

Youngsters in Kesgrave reenacted the story of Easter at All Saints Church at the weekend.

The weather is looking warmer this week with temperatures set to touch the 20C mark on Friday.

Fans have reacted with sadness to Ipswich Town’s relegation from the Championship - but say they are positive about what next season holds for the club.

A group from Ipswich are taking on the world record for the longest distance travelled by a conga line on Felixstowe seafront later this month.

Two friends from Ipswich say a trip to Costa in Martlesham ended up being the most expensive cup of coffee they have ever had - after both receiving a £100 parking fine a few days later.

Vandals have struck at Elmhurst Park in Woodbridge - scrawling graffiti on walls and pulling the crown off the park’s bandstand.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened to traffic after it was closed for almost four hours this morning while police investigated a crash and the discovery of a body.

Meet Suffolk’s new chief constable - Steve Jupp - who has returned to lead the force after retiring as its deputy chief last year.

A series of “hideous” yellow lines painted along a Woodbridge shopping street are causing uproar in the town.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon are backing a campaign by the ambulance service highlighting the abuse its staff face on the road.

An overturned livestock lorry on the A12 close to the junction with the M25 is causing traffic chaos on the roads towards Essex and Suffolk.

An inquest into the death of a man who died after being hit by a car on the A14 has concluded it was suicide.

The mother of an Ipswich man says she pleaded with his mental health worker to section him the day before he died after being struck by a car on the A14,

An nine-year-old Ipswich boy is to take centre stage at Snape Maltings this month as the English Touring Opera (ETO) brings its season of “Kings and Queens” to Suffolk.

Suffolk is set for a misty morning, with the chance of a rumble of thunder in the west of the county this afternoon.

The Suffolk Day Big Weekender is fast approaching – and now you can buy a host of Suffolk Day merchandise to celebrate the big day.

Dozens of cyclists joined the funeral procession of popular Ipswich man Cliff Matthews today - before he was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church in Nettlestead.

A vibrant women’s group in Ipswich - where members don purple clothes and a red hat - is urging more women to join them.

Five people charged in connection to the fatal stabbing of Daniel Saunders in Ipswich will appear at court next week.

The head of Suffolk County Council’s anti-gangs unit has warned vulnerable children involved in the county lines drug trade are at “high risk of physical, sexual and mental harm”.

A man arrested in connection to an assault in Ipswich which left a man with a puncture wound to his neck has been released on bail.

The bomb squad has been called to Wherstead Road in Ipswich after a “hand grenade” was discovered in a shipping container.

A man was arrested after armed police were called to an incident near Ipswich railway station yesterday evening.

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