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Yesterday, 19:00

The former Argos store in Ipswich’s Carr Street could be converted into flats and a gym, as well as a smaller shop unit, if a planning application submitted to the borough council is approved.

Latest news

Yesterday, 20:29

Prime minister Boris Johnson - who has COVID-19 - has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his condition worsened.

Yesterday, 19:31

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk has risen by 12, taking the county’s total to 243.

Yesterday, 19:06

A top police officer has hit out at the “selfish” minority putting the lives of others at risk after it was revealed that nearly 180 warnings were issued to people in Suffolk flouting the advice to stay at home in the battle to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Yesterday, 19:00

Create your own board and counters with items from your house and start playing Outsmart – a two player strategy game that will keep you on your toes

Yesterday, 18:58

A gardening expert at Suffolk Mind is urging people to get out in the garden, or grow produce on the window sill, to help their mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.

Yesterday, 18:47

Being trapped inside four walls for weeks on end can drive you a little stir crazy. If you can’t escape outside, perhaps you can escape into another age. The BFI’s free Britain on Film collection can allow you to experience the world inhabited by our parents and grandparents

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 17:13

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert still hopes to finish the season in front of supporters but accepts the campaign may need to conclude in empty stadiums.

Yesterday, 15:04

North Stander TERRY HUNT looks back at two rather ‘embarrassing gaffes’ he was at the centre of when editor of the Evening Star...

Yesterday, 13:00

MIKE BACON was editor of the popular Green’Un newspaper between 1997 and 2001. In a series of articles, he shares some of his stories

Yesterday, 12:00

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history, selecting one particular year – and today we go back at 2013, when Carlos Edwards scored an injury time winner at Derby.

Yesterday, 06:00

Owen Garvan decided to call time on his professional football career not long after his 28th birthday. STUART WATSON spoke to the Irishman about that decision, as well his time at Ipswich Town under the management of Joe Royle, Jim Magilton and Roy Keane.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history, selecting one particular year, this time from 23 years ago when Neil Warnock’s Oldham Athletic were demolished 4-0

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My first car

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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Coronavirus News

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk has risen by 12, taking the county’s total to 243.

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A top police officer has hit out at the “selfish” minority putting the lives of others at risk after it was revealed that nearly 180 warnings were issued to people in Suffolk flouting the advice to stay at home in the battle to stem the spread of coronavirus.

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A gardening expert at Suffolk Mind is urging people to get out in the garden, or grow produce on the window sill, to help their mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Being trapped inside four walls for weeks on end can drive you a little stir crazy. If you can’t escape outside, perhaps you can escape into another age. The BFI’s free Britain on Film collection can allow you to experience the world inhabited by our parents and grandparents

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Councils across Suffolk are preparing to hold virtual committee meetings to ensure key business can continue during the coronavirus pandemic.

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An Ipswich mum who helped bring the rainbow trail movement to the UK said it was “unbelievable” to have the Queen recognise her work in Sunday night’s message to the nation.

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News in pictures

What's on

Yesterday, 18:47

Being trapped inside four walls for weeks on end can drive you a little stir crazy. If you can’t escape outside, perhaps you can escape into another age. The BFI’s free Britain on Film collection can allow you to experience the world inhabited by our parents and grandparents

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Spring has sprung, and the beauty of nature in our home areas is more important than ever this year during the restrictions of lockdown. Readers and staff have shared their photos and thoughts.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Two highly-anticipated farmer-run summer events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Some of our favourite musicians, actors and directors are reaching that half century milestone this year.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Two important Suffolk arts venues are celebrating after scooping bumper grants to help them with major redevelopment projects.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

These programmes will give tired mums and dads time to have a cup of tea and a breather while their little ones are entertained.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:05

Join host MIKE BACON as he speaks to 3x World Champion JASON CRUMP in this fascinating podcast, live from Down Under

Yesterday, 14:57

While Ipswich Rugby Club is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of their players have shown their skills in a special ‘pass it on’ video filmed to support the NHS and other key workers.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

International marathon runner Helen Davies admitted that she seriously considered retiring as an elite athlete, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 3, 2020

With all competitive road running put on hold for the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, Carl Marston recalls some popular races that have long since disappeared from the calendar

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Test yourself with our speedway quiz #2

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Felixstowe & Walton United faced the prospect of being relegated, if the Football Association had opted to go down the average points-per-game route to decide the outcome of the 2019-20 season.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Stowmarket Town chairperson Neil Sharp says his club intend to work with other clubs to lobby the FA to rethink their decision on ending the season for clubs below Step three.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Are we ever going to get used to the “lock-down” life – or is this strange existence going to continue to feel weird until the day when we are told that we can return to “normal?”

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I’ve been a news junkie since I was a child in the late 1960s. I think it was Apollo Eight at Christmas 1968 that got me hooked – and by the time the General Election of 1970 happened I was an 11-year-old political expert!

Friday, March 20, 2020

This was the week the world changed as society effectively started to shutdown in the face of the growing coronavirus crisis – but do we all really understand the scale of the changes we’re facing? Paul Geater shares his experience.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At times of national crisis you should really get to know the calibre of the MPs who have been elected to represent us for a five year term.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Things are changing rapidly on the political front at the moment with yesterday’s budget and the coronavirus crisis forcing the government and society as a whole to change the way things are being run – hopefully temporarily.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

This time next week we will all be digesting the news from Rishi Sunak’s first budget. At the same time officials in Suffolk will be starting to think about the new Ipswich traffic taskforce – and about ways of reducing traffic congestion.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The fire that devastated the former Tolly Cobbold Brewery on Sunday has shocked the town – and prompted an outpouring of sadness.

Business

Yesterday, 13:04

Debenhams is facing administration for the second time in a year.

Yesterday, 12:46

Convenience store chain McColl’s, which has stores across East Anglia, is joining forces with Deliveroo to deliver daily essentials to customers.

Yesterday, 06:10

A farmer-owned business is encouraging members of the public to put their unexpected coronavirus confinement to good use by limbering up their green fingers.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

With the country locked down and people only allowed to go shopping for essentials many are looking online to buy what they need – or want.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Farms earmarked for sale before the coronavirus lockdown may benefit from a surge in pent-up interest and an investor boost similar to the one after the credit crunch of 2008/9, land agents believe.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Suffolk-based nursery group has asked for a quarter-of-a-million-pound loan from the bank to stay afloat - highlighting the coronavirus-induced struggles of the industry.