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It’s not unusual to hear an athlete training for a big event say they ‘live in the gym’. But for James Webb, as he prepares for a world title shot, that is literally true.

Ipswich Town fans have been reacting to the news that the club have signed international midfielder Alan Judge from Brentford – and it’s fair to say that they are excited!

Ampton’s Dunston Harriers meeting was run on going described as on the quick side, but still provided some competitive racing and both trainers and jockeys were full of praise for the exceptional job done by clerk of the course Simon Stearn and his team.

In our latest round-up of the local rugby scene, Southwold scored the win of the weekend, while there were also victories for Colchester, Sudbury, Chelmsford, Braintree and the Woodbridge Amazons.

NBL Division Two

Sussex Bears 76

Ipswich 51

Ipswich were unable to follow up last weekend’s victory with a third in four games, as a disappointing offensive performance prevented them launching another comeback at Sussex Bears on Saturday, writes Rob Schatten.

WNBL Division One

Bristol Flyers 56

Ipswich 88

Ipswich followed their fantastic performance in last week’s 18-point win over second placed Solent Kestrels with another outstanding display, this time on the road to the league-leading Bristol Flyers.

Thurlow Premier

Woodbridge Town 3

Kirkley & Pakefield 2

Woodbridge Town gained another home win with a hard-fought victory to rise to a superb fourth position in the league table, all the goals coming in an entertaining second half, writes John Middleditch.

Thurlow Premier

Stowmarket Town 1

Wroxham 2

Stowmarket Town slipped to back-to-back defeats for the first time this season as Wroxham came from a goal behind to take home the points, writes Alex Moss.

Bostik North

Aveley 3

Felixstowe & Walton United 2

It was always going to be a tall order for the Seasiders to come away from Parkside with three points, writes Barry Grossmith.

Evo-Stik Central Premier League

Leiston 2

St Neots Town 0

Leiston avenged Tuesday evening’s 2-0 defeat at St Neots by winning this return encounter very comfortably, against what amounted to be a struggling Cambridgeshire side, in a match which saw both sides end with 10 men.

Two of the region’s best-known fighters will go to war in a huge main event on Cage Warriors Academy South East 23 later this year.

It’s been a busy week at Portman Road ahead of a crucial clash with Rotherham at Portman Road tomorrow – here’s our take on all the latest Blues news.

Kieran Jarvis won the Senior men’s race at the Stow Scramble at Haughley Park after Eastern League rival James Madgwick fell while in the lead and – in a carbon-copy of their collision last week - Jarvis ran into him, writes Fergus Muir.

In recent years some high quality racing has been seen at Ampton, and this Sunday’s meeting could provide another excellent day’s action.

Ipswich is not the obvious place to offer free transport to a West Hame game from – but if you follow the Hammers, that’s exactly what you can get this weekend.

In his latest column, Olympic coach Nino Severino offers some advice to those looking to get back on track and lose some weight after the Christmas period.

Ipswich Town have boosted their fight for survival with the signing of Premier League striker Collin Quaner from Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards says the ailing club’s players ‘need to step up’ – and bemoaned the lack of leaders on the pitch.

The Ipswich Witches have revealed the fourth rider signed for their assault on the Premiership this season, writes Henry Chard.

As rugby returns after Christmas, our round-up of the local action features wins for Colchester, Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich YM, Chelmsford, Hadleigh, the Bury Foxes and the Woodbridge Amazons.

NBL Division Two

Ipswich 87

London Westside 79

Ipswich started the new year in positive fashion with a come-from-behind victory over London Westside at Copleston on Saturday, writes Rob Schatten.

WNBL Division One

Ipswich 81

Solent Kestrels 63

Ipswich started 2019 in style with a dramatic comeback win against the high-flying Solent Kestrels at Copleston.

It was a busy golfing day in Suffolk on Sunday. The county men’s squad had their first winter get-together at Aldeburgh while the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting was played at Bungay and Waveney Valley, writes Tony Garnett.

With the January transfer window open and Ipswich Town ten points adrift of Championship safety, there are plenty of questions surrounding the Blues – here’s our attempt at answering them in our latest Group Chat.

Video Town legend Mick Mills turns 70

Friday, January 4, 2019

One of Ipswich’s Town’s greatest-ever players celebrates a landmark birthday today.

Two Suffolk non-league clubs are to stage a friendly fixture to raise awareness of cardiomyopathy, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Nino Severino welcomes an international rugby side to Suffolk.

Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Central

Lowestoft Town 1

Leiston 2

Leiston won the big New Year’s Day Suffolk derby, travelling to Lowestoft and coming home with all three points, writes Craig Cooper.

Bostik North

Bury Town 2

AFC Sudbury 3

AFC Sudbury won this local derby at Ram Meadow as a holiday crowd of 703 enjoyed an enthralling game capped by an exciting finale, writes John Campany.

Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Central

Needham Market 1

King’s Lynn Town 4

Needham Market were given a stark reminder of what it will take to earn themselves a play-off place after a New Year’s Day mauling by King’s Lynn Town, writes Chris Lakey.

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