Civic College site 1970. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The body of a man has been found in a pond at Chantry Park, police have confirmed.

In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere says 80 years after the first CAB opened, the town's service is still a vital resource for people who need help.

It's back to school this week with all the usual last minute shopping, earlier nights, butterflies in the stomach and most probably a sleepless night before the first day - and that's just the adults!

Over the last week I have received many messages praising the council's organisation of the Ed Sheeran concerts, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

A reunion of Northgate School pupils has made our columnist Clare Flintoff look back, reflect and re-evaluate what progress there has been in education.

The Elmer art trail continues to attract families into Ipswich town centre. Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere pays tribute to those behind it - and reveals his favourite elephant.

One in five people in Suffolk do not walk for 30 minutes once a month, shocking figures have revealed.

A sure-fire way to place the age of someone in Ipswich is how they refer to the former nightclub on Princes Street, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

You may have read recent headlines about government plans for every new teacher in England to be trained so they can spot early warning signs of mental health, writes Andy Brogan, Deputy Chief Executive of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, part of the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System.

A plea has been made to the new prime minister for better investment in Suffolk, as industry chiefs come together to outline the county's priorities.

There is a growing trend in Ipswich to extend standard three-bedroom homes and convert them into a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), but the council are working to regulate these and ensure residents are not put in danger.

It is thought to be the biggest free one-day music festival in the country, with Ed Sheeran even playing there twice. Ipswich should be very proud of its annual music day, writes borough council leader David Ellesmere.

In his latest column, Suffolk's Chief Constable Stephen Jupp says it is vital the force is still able to conduct proactive policing

As Suffolk County Council - in partnership with other local authorities - starts the consultation process over plans for a new northern route for Ipswich to ease traffic in the area and stimulate new development, campaign group Orwell Ahead has set out 40 reasons why the town needs a full Northern Bypass.

The record-breaking extreme heatwave that hit France recently is the latest warning sign of the major changes to our planet's climate caused by global warming, writes Ipswich Council leader David Ellesmere.

A Framlingham boy is planning a mammoth charity cycle ride from Paris to London after losing his cousin to leukaemia.

A group of keen knitters at a care home in Aldringham are making a difference to people across the globe by crafting comfy jumpers, bonnets and blankets.

Campaigners from Suffolk joined the largest-ever environmental lobby of parliament this week, in a push to get MPs to urgently act on climate change.

An Ipswich tutor is headed to a glittering ceremony in London after being hailed the "best teacher ever" by one of her students.

The long summer holidays are great for kids but can be a headache and real worry for parents.

Tackling that question is a daunting prospect - but also an incredible opportunity, writes Dr Nikos Savvas, principal of West Suffolk College.

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition, which opens in Ipswich this summer, will be a huge event for the town, writes borough council leader David Ellesmere.

This weekend all eyes will turn to the sky as the Red Arrows, as well as a host of Battle of Britain veteran aircraft including a Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster, will pass over Suffolk en route to Buckingham Palace.

Family fun in the sun will make a return to Stowmarket with the annual StowFiesta on June 22 and 23.

Have you tried the new Crown Street car park? Today David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council, reminds readers that you can use it for free on Sundays over the summer months.

Ofsted is making some changes to the way they inspect schools in Suffolk and other local authority areas and it means parents will need to know about how it works to help them interpret inspection reports ahead of choosing a school for their child,

Just a year after sufferering a heart attack, an Ipswich teacher is set to take on epic charity challenge.

The independent photography festival Ginnel Foto Fest returns to Ipswich for the fourth time.

The news of a new study of Ipswich's retail provision has raised fresh questions about what the town centre needs.

Has there ever been a minister as incompetent as Chris Grayling?

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