Natalie Sadler

The Orwell Bridge will be closed overnight this week to allow for safety repairs, it has been confirmed.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran joins Adele and the late Amy Winehouse in a list of artists who have sold more albums than any others in the 21st century thus far.

The team behind the Elmer parade have admitted they were 'humbled' by a surprise plot to secure the extra Hero sculpture for the hospice as the statues were auctioned off this week.

Art enthusiasts and hospice supporters dug deep to raise more than £260,000 tonight as Suffolk's Elmer sculptures went under the hammer.

Follow us for live updates from Ipswich Corn Exchange where the 56 large Elmer statues which have drawn crowds from across the world to Ipswich this summer are being sold at auction.

Mega star Ed Sheeran has vowed to sign the Castle on the Hill statue for the winning bidder after it goes under the hammer at the Elmer's Big parade Suffolk auction on Thursday.

One of the key sponsors of the Elmer's Big Parade trail has achieved their goal of raising £20,000 for the hospice which hosted the major art event in Ipswich this summer.

Suffolk travellers are anxiously waiting to hear if they will be able to jet off on long-planned holidays, or be able to fly home as planned, as the future of tour operator Thomas Cook hangs in the balance.

There has been an 'accident' at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury - and as a result the pool has been closed this evening.

Traffic travelling northbound on the A12 near Martlesham is at a standstill after a diesel spillage closed one lane.

'Ashleigh please come home with the boys' - this was the plea this morning from the parents of a missing mum who has not been seen since leaving Ipswich five days ago with her two young children.

The father of two young boys who have been missing from their Ipswich home for four days has made an emotional plea for information.

From transport to art, seafaring to industrial heritage, when it comes to museums Suffolk has it covered but which is your favourite?

As if one homecoming gig was not enough, Ed Sheeran was back tonight for night two of four.

The organisers of the Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk trail want people to share their views about the Ipswich attraction in a new visitor survey by Zing.

It may be only £1 but each and every donation offered up for a copy of the Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk map adds up - as the team behind the successful art trail have been discovering this week.

For years Pc John Clarke thought he was invincible, policing the streets of Ipswich and dealing with fatal car crashes, stabbings and intercepting drug dealers.

Tonight the winners of the 2019 Suffolk Business Awards will be revealed during a special ceremony at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall - and we will are here to bring you live updates.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

A herd of elephants has arrived on the streets of Ipswich - including this crimson fellow.

War heroes have set sail for Normandy as the nation looks to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka, and the Pinky Ponk are on tour and this week they have stopped off at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

Today Suffolk's farmers will be showcasing their prized herds as families descend on Trinity Park for the Suffolk Show 2019.

This evening chefs, restaurateurs, producers and retailers gathered to celebrate Suffolk's finest food and drink at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.

When it comes to our summer holiday this year we are sticking even closer to home than usual, writes Natalie Sadler.

It was a case of Sharpies to the rescue when Max Mallett came up with a last-minute request for a bespoke World Book Day costume this week.

It's half term and that means only one thing in theatre land - auditoriums packed with over-excited children for family-friendly shows.

A family left distraught by the disappearance of their beloved son, Leon Clark, say they are reassured by fresh sightings of the 20-year-old.

A village left in shock after a light aircraft crash landed has rallied to support the emergency services.

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