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Long-serving and hard-working police officers were honoured at Suffolk Constabulary’s annual awards ceremony.

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Commuters faced long delays this morning after a lorry shed its load of ball bearings at the Copdock interchange.


The words of murdered teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ mother highlight a growing urgency to end rising levels of knife crime.


Brain injury patients are set to be offered their own ‘home from home’ after plans were revealed for a new 24-bed residential unit at Ravenswood.


A reformed gangster who survived seven stabbings and nearly lost a leg to drugs believes many of today’s safeguarding policies should be consigned to a drawer and forgotten about.

The Crafty Collective Ipswich raised hundreds of pounds to help provide palliative care at St Elizabeth Hospice during their christmas market, ahead of this year’s Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk.

Vinny and Stanley Cremen will be braving the hair-raising experience of having their heads shaved in front of their classmates to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Ipswich Town


For much of the past two seasons, writing this column has felt like Groundhog Day every week. Last year I could have written the same column every week and just changed the finer details of opposition and names where appropriate, writes Karl Fuller.


Ipswich Town now need to win every one of their remaining eight games to have a hope of staying in the Championship.

Yesterday, 18:00

That has to be the most infuriating and perplexing refereeing display I have witnessed at an Ipswich Town match since Clive Thomas in the infamous 1975 FA Cup semi-final, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Yesterday, 14:01

Ipswich Town drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in an entertaining clash at Portman Road. Andy Warren gives his take on the Blues’ current situation.

Yesterday, 08:00

Ipswich Town are showing a strong interest in Tranmere’s 27-goal striker James Norwood, we understand.

Yesterday, 07:15

Andy Warren takes a look back at Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

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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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Yesterday, 13:06

There was disappointment for The Voice singer Connie Lamb, from Woodbridge, as she missed out on a place in the semi-final.

Yesterday, 10:14

High winds couldn’t stop a Red Nose flash mob as they took to Ipswich Cornhill, led by celebrity dancer Andrew Stone.

Yesterday, 10:36

BBC1 dance star is leading the choreography in a new jazz musical at the town’s Mercury Theatre.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The family behind Huffers in Sudbury are putting the final touches to their latest venture - a new fish restuarant which is set to open in Ipswich town centre next month.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Concert-goers are spoilt for choice this year with a number of iconic artists set to fill Portman Road, Henham Park and Thetford Forest.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Festival season will soon be upon us. All ready line-ups for the big summer events are being announced and as ever Suffolk is leading the way when it comes to celebrating culture in all its diversity.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The two most famous Dallas storylines were the shooting of JR and Bobby’s much-mocked shower scene. Nick Richards and Judy Rimmer recall the glossy soap’s top turning-points.



It’s Ipswich Speedway’s press and practice day and MIKE BACON will be bringing you all the latest throughout the day.

Yesterday, 19:41

Suffolk’s junior boys’ team had a remarkable day at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, held at a very wet and windy Leeds yesterday.

Yesterday, 18:44

Henley Athletic sit in second place in the SIL Senior Divison after a 6-0 thumping of Benhall St Mary.

Yesterday, 18:05

Thurlow Premier

Woodbridge Town 3

Gorleston 1

Woodbridge Town returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory against a hard-working and very young away side, writes John Middleditch.

Yesterday, 17:34

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stowmarket Town 5

Kirkley & Pakefield 0

Stowmarket Town recorded their biggest win of 2019 so far with a 5-0 thrashing of Kirkley & Pakefield, writes Alex Moss.

Yesterday, 17:13

Evo-Stik Southern Premier

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2

Needham Market 1

A blustery Hayden Road saw the Marketmen fall to their fifth successive defeat, writes Paul Munn.

Yesterday, 15:36

Bostik North

Witham Town 1

Felixstowe & Walton United 1

Felixstowe & Walton are fast becoming draw specialists with four of the last five games finishing all square, writes Barry Grossmith.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, March 14, 2019

When I was studying for my history A level in the mid-1970s, one of our textbooks for the course was “Europe in the Age of Uncertainty” covering the years 1750-1870.

Monday, March 11, 2019

They say two heads are better than one but what do you do when even two heads are no good? Google, of course.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

Monday, March 4, 2019

What should we do? Put away the winter clothes and dig out the flip flops or ignore the weather and stick with the thermals?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

This year’s local council elections in Suffolk are just over a couple of months away – and I’m starting think they could be much more interesting than I had expected just a few weeks ago.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Over the last four decades I’ve seen many ambitious schemes come forward to redevelop and improve Ipswich town centre.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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


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The former Alstons Cabinets furniture factory is back on the market.


What are the latest consumer technology innovations heading our way?

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers’ leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

Yesterday, 16:29

Farmers must try to avoid a ‘just get on with it’ attitude that could risk them coming off worse in the Brexit stakes, a farmers’ leader has warned.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The family behind Huffers in Sudbury are putting the final touches to their latest venture - a new fish restuarant which is set to open in Ipswich town centre next month.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A yacht running on solar-powered batteries and recyclable sails will soon be on the high seas thanks to an Ipswich company.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Suffolk’s Creating the Greenest County Awards will be held this summer for the first time in three years.