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Arabella Scannell, from Ipswich, is once again fighting for her life after the cancer she fought so hard to beat returned.

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Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up.

Army Apache helicopters and light aircraft were reported to have come within close proximity of each other over the same area of sky in Essex twice within weeks.

It is a 'herd' job painting an Elmer, as this video from an Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk artist shows.

Housing growth on the outskirts of Ipswich could cast a "dark cloud" over the identity of a small outlying village, it has been warned.

If you went down to Christchurch Park at the weekend, you were in for a big surprise - as a giant Teddy Bears' Picnic was held for young children in the glorious sunshine.

Police have begun investigations after a lorry and four cars were set on fire overnight in Ipswich.

Ipswich Town


The new issue of Kings of Anglia has plenty of fascinating Ipswich Town stories for Blues fans. MIKE BACON takes a look.


In his weekly column, MIKE BACON, reflects on a dream he had - of a winning Town team at Wembley... What are the chances?


Ross Halls returns with another look at the A-Z of Ipswich Town - and today we've reached the letter M.

Yesterday, 15:00

Ipswich Town striker Freddie Sears is making good progress as he continues his recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Yesterday, 12:00

Ross Halls is back with another look at the A-Z of Ipswich Town - and today we've reached the letter L.

Yesterday, 06:00

Ipswich Town have signed striker James Norwood for League One football after he fired Tranmere Rovers to National League and League Two promotions. STUART WATSON looks at five front men whose careers took off after similar moves.

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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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Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up.

Despite only having arrived in the streets of Ipswich on Saturday, the elephants of Elmers Big Parade are already causing a stir in the town.

Yesterday, 18:01

An 11-year-old girl and her family, who were some of the first to complete the Pigs Gone Wild trail, look set to have repeated their effort by visiting all 55 Elmers on the trail's first day.

Yesterday, 16:29

We've collected some of our favourite photos of you enjoying the Ipswich sunshine to welcome Elmer to the town.

Yesterday, 10:46

It's 50 years next week since Judy Garland's death, aged only 47 - and 2019 also sees the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Here's a personal look at her unique appeal.

Yesterday, 09:43

After years of preparation Elmers of all designs and colours are set to descend on Ipswich today.

Fri, 20:24

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.



Ipswich Witches travel to King's Lynn Stars in the Premiership on Monday


In the latest in our Series on the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we spotlight the Ipswich, Sizewell and Clacton events on Saturday

Yesterday, 12:33

Saint Edmund Pacers recorded a notable triple at the Sudbury Joggers Friday Five, held in warm and dry conditions from Great Cornard Sports Centre last Friday evening.

Yesterday, 09:00

Welcome to the madness! Perhaps the best way to introduce you to this month's column.

Fri, 14:36

So, given the chance what would your 'favourite ever' Ipswich Witches team be? Well MIKE BACON is giving you that chance to tell the world. Send in your favourite ever side... Here is his.

Fri, 06:00

Ipswich Witches Aussie racer Jake Allen admits he is enjoying Ipswich 'a lot more than I thought I would', writes Henry Chard.

Fri, 06:00

Ipswich Witches' new signing Edward Kennett says he still believes he can beat the top riders after making the move to Ipswich last week, writes Henry Chard.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:30

The decision by the government to reject Suffolk County Council's plans for a Four Villages' Bypass was very disappointing for the communities concerned - but really should have come as no surprise to anybody.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published in 1969. Since then the book for small children has become a staple of bedtime and many parents know it by heart.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party has become a tiny bit clearer as MPs return to Westminster after their Whitsun Recess following James Cleverly's sensible decision not to stand - but it still looks like something of a mess.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

It is 46 years since ITV first aired the Hovis "boy on a bike" commercial. Even then, it struck a chord of nostalgia - can it do it again in 2019?

Monday, June 3, 2019

If you were just about to pack those nice, capacious swim shorts for a holiday in France, you might want to check the local rules first.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The missile of choice may have changed but protesters have been throwing things at politicians for millennia. Here are some of the incidents over the course of 2,000 years.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are occasions when I struggle to think of what to write in my column. This is NOT one of those weeks!


Yesterday, 11:30

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

Fri, 16:30

After almost 50 years of trading, Edelweiss florists is quitting Stowmarket town centre.

Fri, 08:37

The former Neals auction house, which closed last year after decades of fine art sales, is now for sale,

Fri, 08:10

Ipswich Building Society is supporting the Rural Coffee Caravan charity, which will benefit from two new savings products.

Fri, 05:30

After more than 40 years, Franco's Barbershop is quitting Ipswich's Upper Orwell Street as owner Gianni Falcucci claims it has become a forgotten victim of the economic downturn - but is there hope for the area locals call The Wash?

Shocking new data has revealed Suffolk salaries are being stretched ever thinner by sky-high rent prices.

Thu, 16:52

If he had his way, brewery and pubs boss Andy Wood would consign job titles to the dustbin.