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A 'terrifying attack' which saw an 18-year-old woman dragged into a car park and raped in Ipswich town centre has prompted Suffolk police to increase patrols in the area.

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Some of cinema's biggest stars have donned their best costumes to go down the red carpet as part of Stowmarket's annual carnival.

Alarmed residents in Suffolk have voiced their concerns at the worryingly low number of songbirds spotted in the county this summer.

Holidaymakers with smart home security systems are being offered advice on how to best use the emerging technology to keep their Suffolk property safe.

An 18-year-old woman was dragged into a car park and raped in Ipswich town centre overnight, police have said.


Detectives investigating the murder of Ipswich grandfather Clive Wyard, who died after being found injured on his driveway, are appealing for information that may help catch his killer.


The search for a missing man from Leiston is set to continue after a road which was closed in connection to the police investigation has reopened.

Ipswich Town


Every week during the off-season, we're bringing you a video series looking at the A-Z of Ipswich Town history - and today we've reached the letter S.


Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has insisted QPR's valuation of Alan Judge 'is absolutely nowhere near' a level that would make the Blues consider cashing in on their playmaker.


Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert likes what he's seen of trialist James Wilson but insists the defender still has plenty to prove if he is to win a contract this summer.


Ipswich Town beat Colchester United 5-0 last night. ANDY WARREN runs the rule over the Ipswich Town players.

Yesterday, 22:31

Ipswich Town secured their first victory of pre-season with a 5-0 success at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN looks at the key talking points coming out of the game.

Yesterday, 22:21

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert was pleased with the finishing prowess of strikers James Norwood and Kayden Jackson but isn't getting carried away following his side's 5-0 win at Colchester.

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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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Organisers of the Latitude Festival had to pause performances on three of their main stages as a safety precaution, whilst a huge storm cloud hovered over Henham Park.

Yesterday, 18:01

Tomorrow families in Ipswich have the chance to enjoy a free concert which is supporting the Inside Out charity and promoting Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

Yesterday, 13:47

Anticipation is building around whether there will be a 'secret act' at Latitude Festival this year - and who it could be.

Yesterday, 09:08

Suffolk's first pagan festival is taking place at Stonham Barns, this weekend.

Thu, 16:10

Her nude paintings celebrating the natural differences between women may have 'caused a stir' in Felixstowe but that has not put artist Brittany Van Wezel off plans for a second exhibition.

Thu, 15:38

Latitude Festival kicked off today with the customary release of bright pink sheep on the festival grounds.

Thu, 15:00

A street in Ipswich has been transformed by a massive community art project, with a stunning mural created to celebrate the town's diversity.


Yesterday, 17:57

The team at Picks from the Paddock bring you tips for all the weekend's racing, including a focus on the Weatherbys Super Print at Newbury.

Yesterday, 11:25

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley savours England's historic World Cup win - but wonders if it's enough to secure the future of the sport.

Thu, 22:19


Poole Pirates 48

Ipswich Witches 42

The Ipswich Witches had to make do with a consolation league point, following a narrow defeat on the South Coast tonight, writes Steve Waller.

Thu, 14:10

In the East District Cycling Association 100 mile time trial there was an epic battle for the top women's award between Kimberley Morrison and Vicky Gill.

Wed, 17:35

He's one of the hottest prospects in British boxing, and fights for the third time at the O2 Arena this weekend - but Fabio Wardley has his eyes on one day filling a stadium much closer to home.

Wed, 17:03

Two of Europe's top female fighters will clash for strawweight gold and Polish bragging rights at Contenders 27 this September.

Wed, 14:39

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses England's famous Cricket World Cup triumph, his own experiences in the sport and his admiration for one England star inparticular.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:30

New infrastructure projects seem to be the order of the day for councils and MPs in Suffolk and Essex at the moment - hopefully the current rash of pleas for support won't fall on deaf ears in government.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It was very disappointing if, in retrospect, not entirely surprising that Suffolk missed out on any of the £675m allocated by the government for high street regeneration this week.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

One of the features we've seen in British politics over the last few years is the rise of the "character" politician - and boy, are we seeing the effect of that now!

Monday, July 1, 2019

At the same times as Charles Dickens was writing his classic novels, Mrs Mortimer was penning her own, not so classic, view of the entire world.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Glastonbury... why? I realise the festival offers fans probably the best programme of live music anywhere - they've got Kylie, for goodness sake, but come on, it's not going to be a comfy weekend, is it?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A recent Sky Atlantic drama revisited the Russian nuclear accident, revealing the true extent of the tragedy. Could it happen at Sizewell B? Our reporter finds out more...



Wildlife experts from the region say research into the effects of gamebirds is required.


An event held in Suffolk this week sought to encourage house builders and construction firms to factor nature into their plans from the start.

Yesterday, 16:28

The £3.5m Maltings office complex which was unveiled today has been hailed as part of the 'renaissance' of Ipswich town centre.

Yesterday, 15:49

A Lowestoft-based company, which supplies a wide range of sports from Premiership football to cricket and hockey, is a winner with the latest World Cup tournament.

Yesterday, 08:58

The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre has taken delivery of two state-of-the-art 3D printers and wants to work with local companies to see how this cutting edge technology can help their business.

Yesterday, 08:10

East Anglia could be set for a bumper summer of painted lady butterflies - a phenomenon that takes place around once a decade, according to experts.

Yesterday, 07:00

Two years ago, the Knock family looked into the idea of a setting up a small number of lodges next to fishing lakes in the middle of their farm.