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A beggar who defecated in an Ipswich church is starting a 15-week prison sentence after his latest appearance at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.


The Ipswich Town badge fixed to the side of the club’s Portman Road stadium has come loose again, and is flapping in the wind.


A father-of-four from Kesgrave whose body was found washed up on the banks of the River Orwell struggled with an “alter-ego” caused by a debilitating cocaine addiction, an inquest heard yesterday.


Two smokers have been fined a total of £440 after being spotted dropping cigarette butts on the streets of Ipswich.


Milly and Harley have been inseparable for the last nine years but have found themselves in the care of the RSPCA.

Plans to increase council tax by £5 from April and a fresh loan of £25million to pump into commercial and retail property has been approved.

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Ipswich Town midfielder Jon Nolan says the competition for places in the Blues’ engine room is driving him to be a better player.


Ipswich Town Women have appointed Joe Sheehan as their new manager until the end of the season after Carla Dickinson stepped down following the Tractor Girls’ 3-0 East Anglian derby defeat to Norwich City last week.

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers says he is trying to offer the club’s next generation of players advice on agents – people who he believes are ‘a drain on the game’.

Ipswich Town are nine points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table. STUART WATSON takes a look at the objectives for the remaining 13 games.

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Ipswich Town’s Under-23s lost 1-0 at Coventry City this afternoon.

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Suffolk FA Womens Cup

Ipswich Town 14

Brantham 0

Ipswich Town Women continued their march towards winning a fifth successive Suffolk FA Women’s Cup trophy with a ruthless 14-0 quarter-final victory over Brantham Athletic at The Goldstar Ground, Felixstowe on Sunday, writes Kieren Standley

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Milo the blue Ford KA was a loyal companion from start to finish for photographer Rachel Edge, as she reveals in the latest in our My First Car series.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Laurence Price’s metallic blue 1968 Ford Anglia 105E had a habit of reverting to battleship grey but some of their adventures had an added sense of danger.

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

The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until February 23


When does Pancake Day fall in 2019? Are you planning to celebrate, and what are the most popular toppings to enjoy?

Having conquered her own mental health demons, one singing star from Suffolk has penned a debut single about her recovery.


A popular clown is returning to the Suffolk stage during half-term week after receiving donations of dozens of unwanted plates.

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Yates in Ipswich was packed on Saturday night with those making the most of their weekend.

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Spirit fans are in for a treat as the UK’s largest gin and rum festival is set to stop off for two days in Ipswich.



Seventeen-year-old year-old Habebul Islam, last year’s junior captain at Ipswich Golf Club, has made an encouraging start to the new season.


Ramadan Osman and Sara Bird celebrated individual victories at the final race in the NESS (North Essex & South Suffolk) Cross Country League, hosted by Halstead Road Runners at Gosfield School on a sunny Sunday morning.

Yesterday, 12:43

The speedway season at Foxhall is just five weeks away. MIKE BACON caught up with Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis...

Yesterday, 10:38

Guy Nicholls and will continue to sponsor Ipswich Witches in 2019, with the team being known once again as the Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches, writes Henry Chard.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Norfolk prospect Chey Veal came up just short in his bold bid to move up a weight category and capture the first title of his promising fighting career at a superb Road to Contenders event in Norwich.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Central

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Leiston 1

Leiston made their first-ever visit to AFC Rushden & Diamonds and came away with a well deserved point, which on another day could easily have been all three, writes Trevor Elmy.

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Yesterday, 13:02

Council tax refunds could well be scams warns Colchester Borough Council as fake calls and emails are on the rise.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Do you remember all the complaints about the £21m spent on the Travel Ipswich project aimed at improving accessibility to the town centre?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Our columnist is finding herself strangely drawn to adverts for unisex portable urinals and stove top ‘gap covers’. How about you?

Monday, February 11, 2019

Our columnist reveals some of the strangest relationships of all time - can you compete with any of these?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ballet and opera lovers will be digging out their beloved recordings this week as they celebrate World Ballet Day and Opera Day.

Monday, February 4, 2019

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon this might be a good time to take a look at love - is it the sweetest thing or does it hurt?



If Brexit results in delays at Dover, Ipswich is ideally placed to support shipping companies, says port manager.


As DanceEast celebrates its 10th anniversary, chief executive Brendan Keaney says the dance house has a role in boosting the region’s business community.


Royal Horticultural Society says last summer’s heatwave and the mild winter mean floral scents are extra potent.

In a major boost for househunters, Clarion Housing, the UK’s largest social landlord, is proviing 132 affordable homes in Elmswell.

Statistics suggest that as a family-run concern, it’s surviving against the odds. But four years after taking over the reins from her parents, Tarnia Robertson’s hotel business is still going strong.

Cheffins’ first property auction of 2019 will see 20 regional lots offered on Wednesday March 13 at the firm’s salerooms in Cambridge. The auction will include a selection of unconverted barns, residential opportunities and woodland.

A coffee brand is set to open its largest fuelling station in Suffolk inside a giant new climbing centre planned for Ipswich.