Ed Sheeran's life in Suffolk - and his meteoric musical career - are celebrated in a long-awaited exhibition at Christchurch Mansion which opens its doors on Tuesday.

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The serene face of Ed Sheeran gazes out over an amazing exhibition - a collection of images and artefacts which collect together the key milestones of an extraordinarily eventful life and career.

A new world-class physical theatre facility, 14 new flats and an eatery with striking views of Ipswich Waterfront are among major plans for the derelict former Burton's factory site.


Police have promised to pursue convictions for domestic abusers in light of figures suggesting about one in 10 arrests result in charges for coercive control.

Four fire engines, police and an ambulance crew have been called to the scene of a blaze in Gazeley, near Newmarket in Suffolk.


A man has sustained cuts and bruises following a collision involving a motorbike in a Suffolk village.


Pupils with special needs are significantly more likely to be suspended from mainstream education than their peers, new figures show.

Ipswich Town

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Goalkeeper Tomas Holy knows he needs to be at his best week in, week out if he is to keep his place in the Ipswich Town side ahead of Will Norris.

Gwion Edwards insists 'the best is yet to come' from Ipswich Town following their unbeaten start to life in League One.


Ipswich Town have announced the signing of Colchester United full-back Kane Vincent-Young.


Football writer Carl Marston had the good fortune to watch virtually every one of Kane Vincent-Young's 126 senior appearances for Colchester United, 112 of them in the league. He rates him as one of the best young full-backs to have played for the Essex club.


What do you think of it so far? As promised, I'm staying positive - but with a number of concerns.

Yesterday, 17:00

Bartosz Bialkowski's impressive start to life with Millwall continued as he played his part in the Lions' 1-0 home win against Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

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26 minutes ago

The serene face of Ed Sheeran gazes out over an amazing exhibition - a collection of images and artefacts which collect together the key milestones of an extraordinarily eventful life and career.

Channel 5's Big Week at the Zoo returns to screens this week featuring some of Colchester Zoo's newest arrivals.

Yesterday, 19:33

We have prepared the ultimate list of questions you need the answers to before you head to the Ed Sheeran concerts in Chantry Park this coming weekend.

Yesterday, 16:31

An exhibition called 'Pests' has opened in Felixtowe and the vegan artist behind it hopes it will help people think about the damage they are doing to animals.

Yesterday, 15:57

Fans heading to Ipswich's Chantry Park for Ed Sheeran's homecoming gigs are being reminded to take ID, email confirmation and the credit card used to purchase tickets to guarantee entry to the concerts.

Yesterday, 13:01

A food loving duo are on a mission to find the tastiest roast dinner in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 14:01

There were big smiles and no long faces at the annual Family Horse and Dog Show in Suffolk.


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It will be a big night of non-league football tomorrow evening, not least in the Isthmian League North where clubs play their second games of the season, following the busy opening day on Saturday.


Frinton-on-Sea are relishing this weekend's potential title decider, against Swardeston, as the two front-runners in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League go head-to-head at The Common in Norfolk.


A review of the weekend action. From the National League and Isthmian League to Thurlow Nunn. And from the Southern League to the SIL

Yesterday, 15:51

The SIL Senior Division got under way on Saturday with wins for reigning champions Crane Sports, plus perennial title contenders Achilles.

Friday, August 16, 2019

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley discusses an emotional day at the Ashes, and offers his thoughts on Jason Roy as an opening batsman.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON for another Non-League podcast episode.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

MIKE BACON takes a look at what happened during Ipswich Witches' loss to Swindon

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This week Liberal Democrats across Britain have their tails up after winning a famous victory in the by-election at Brecon and Radnorshire on the Welsh border.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Boris Johnson has now been Prime Minister for a week and it's already been a bit of a whirlwind as he travels around the country with the air of a Medieval Monarch offering gifts to all who cross his path.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

We're now just a month away from Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich's Chantry Park - and it's clear they will be the highlight of the year for many people from Ipswich, Suffolk and wider afield.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson's confirmation as the new leader of the Conservative Party and from Wednesday lunchtime as Prime Minister may be the end of a political chapter - but it's unlikely to immediately usher in a new era of stability.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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.



Almost a million potentially hazardous products - including unsafe child car seats due for sale on Amazon - have been seized at the Port of Felixstowe in the last year.

Yesterday, 11:30

A new cafe bar is on the way for Ipswich town centre, taking up residence in part of the former Fire & Ice nightclub.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sports Direct has shut down a string of Jack Wills stores just weeks after acquiring the high street brand.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Ipswich businessman Daniel Coughlan is set to take the plunge on the cross-channel Arch2Arc Enduroman challenge.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The investment group vying to take control of easyHotel has upped its stake in the chain.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Funding boost for Suffolk firm tackling mental health

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As the new season kicks-off and Suffolk clubs embark on the long road to glory a new name will be emblazoned on the Suffolk Premier Cup.