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Civic College site 1970. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The closure of the Orwell Bridge costs firms in Ipswich £1million a day – “money that has left the town and won’t come back”, according to a business leader.

MPs have dramatically rejected crashing out of the European Union without a deal at any time and under any circumstances.

The seemingly never-ending reports of knife crime taking place across the country are deeply worrying.

A church service has been held in memory of former EADT journalist Julie McCreadie, who became the UK’s youngest female newspaper editor.

Police uncovered an arsenal of weapons inside the car of a ‘road rage’ driver who swung a club at another vehicle in moving traffic.

A teenager who was part of a gang that pelted a woman with flour and eggs in a Bury St Edmunds park has been sentenced for his role in the incident.

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was not part of the group that attacked him, it has been claimed.

There were delays near Ipswich railway station this evening after a car and a bus were involved in a collision.

Students from the Stagecoach Theatre Arts stepped out with dance star Brendan Cole when he brought his new show to Ipswich.

A Suffolk author has launched her latest novel at the Tate Modern gallery in London.

An Essex businessman has successfully challenged an international airline over booking fees and forced them to abolish some “unfair” credit card charges.

Rough sleeping is a problem all year round, but it is even more acute during the cold winter months.

A successful scheme which gifted free fruit trees to newborns last year is set to continue for another year.

Don’t underestimate how serious flu can be – that’s the warning from top doctors as flu jab take-up hits a five-year low in parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

Police have lifted a cordon around an area of Ipswich after the discovery of a suspicious package led to the evacuation of two buildings.

The recent Centre for Cities study confirms what we all knew – that areas like Ipswich have been hit hardest by Government funding cuts, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

Police have launched an appeal for a second missing teenage girl in West Suffolk, after it emerged she was visiting London with a friend reported missing by officers on Saturday.

Fare dodgers were ordered to pay nearly £2.9m in fines and costs last year after Greater Anglia prosecuted people caught riding trains without tickets.

A new life-saving defibrillator has been installed at a Suffolk bowls club.

I’m convinced there is a book to be written about the sorry tale of The Upper Orwell Crossings. The problems began almost from the very start.

Cats, ferrets and Guinea pigs are all looking for new homes after being cared for by the staff at RSPCA at Martlesham.

Uncertainty over Britain’s future relationship with the EU continues after the government’s Brexit agreement suffered a humiliating defeat in a crunch vote at the House of Commons.

Multiple marathon runner John Fensom will be taking on an incredible 12 challenges – all to raise money in memory of a family friend’s son who died of meningitis.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given a grant to develop ambitious plans for the site.

The family of a homeless Colchester man murdered in a “cruel, cowardly and senseless” attack have spoken of his kindness after his killers were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court.

Staff at Suffolk’s Citizens Advice services say they are doing all they can to fight proposed cuts – with just two weeks left for people to have their say.

Councillors have advised against the closure of a Tesco Express and Post Office which would leave residents without vital resources.

A former Suffolk taxi driver has appeared in court accused of a number of historic child sex offences.

Over the past year, Suffolk Wildlife Trust in Ipswich has hosted several Wild Skills photography courses for young people aged 11–16, encouraging the younger generation to develop an interest in the wildlife around them.

Looking back at 2018 it was a year of great achievements in Ipswich - Ed Sheeran announced he would be rounding off his world tour here, Broomhill Pool secured Lottery funding and work restrated on the Winerack.

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