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A new project is helping to ensure that frontline key workers are getting healthy, nutritional meals throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

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I am not going to sugarcoat it, being pregnant amidst the coronavirus crisis has had its fair share of low points.

An army of Suffolk GPs have returned from retirement to help tackle the coronavirus crisis – with cases expected to “surge” in the next week.

It’s nearly 60 years since 12-year-old schoolgirl Linda Smith went to buy a magazine for her great-grandmother at a newsagent’s in the quiet Essex village of Earls Colne. She would never been seen alive again.

The government has urged people to consider the lives of their family and friends before flouting lockdown rules during the forecasted warm weather.

Yesterday, 20:57

Fire crews have tackled a fire in a containment shed containing hazardous materials outside a factory in Hadleigh.

Yesterday, 16:26

A further eight people, who tested positive for coronavirus, have died at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex as the number of cases in the region continues to rise.

Ipswich Town

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Get involved and test your Ipswich Town knowledge with our latest quiz on all things Blue.

Yesterday, 21:46

Former Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy’s reign as Republic of Ireland manager is over.

Yesterday, 17:00

Town fan DAVID FLISHER sent us in his thoughts on life at Portman Road. You are welcome to do so. We welcome your posts.

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. It’s a bit different today, because we celebrate the 55th birthday of Canadian star Frank Yallop

Yesterday, 09:00

On what should have been Grand National day the journalists who report on League One’s clubs have been assessing the managerial runners and riders from the part completed 2019/20 third-tier race. Sadly, it doesn’t make good reading for Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert...

Fri, 20:37

DAVE ASHFORD has been following Ipswich Town for 73 years. He knows who he considers one of the club’s best-ever signings – we welcome your posts

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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

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

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I am not going to sugarcoat it, being pregnant amidst the coronavirus crisis has had its fair share of low points.

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An army of Suffolk GPs have returned from retirement to help tackle the coronavirus crisis – with cases expected to “surge” in the next week.

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A further eight people, who tested positive for coronavirus, have died at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex as the number of cases in the region continues to rise.

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Police have urged people to follow government lockdown guidance after receiving a large amount of calls from concerned members of the public.

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They were dancing in the streets of Ipswich this weekend, bringing a bit of positivity to those stuck indoors self-isolating due to coronavirus.

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

Yesterday, 19:00

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

Fri, 16:58

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

Thu, 18:18

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.

Thu, 12:30

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

Wed, 20:00

Theatre-going is currently out-of-bounds, but thanks to NT-Live plenty of contemporary shows are awaiting in the digital archives to be shared online. Here’s a round up of some of the special treats currently on offer

Wed, 09:44

Stuck indoors? EJaRt Creative of Suffolk’s ideas can be produced using everyday items you have around the house.

Sport

Yesterday, 11:16

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

Fri, 18:36

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

Thu, 12:00

Test yourself with our speedway quiz #2

Tue, 10:33

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.

Mon, 16:10

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.

Mon, 15:41

Athletics writer Carl Marston explores a few of the ingenious ways that runners have been keeping fit at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown

Mon, 13:22

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they are joined by AFC Sudbury’s MARK MORSLEY to look back at the Suffolk non-league season and give their BIG VERDICT.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:30

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, 08:00

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.

Yesterday, 06:52

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.

Yesterday, 06:36

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

Fri, 22:13

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.

Fri, 18:50

Through meals, aid supplies and medical equipment, Suffolk businesses have again been continuing to support key workers and those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Fri, 18:30

Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19.

Fri, 18:03

High street chain Debenhams, which has stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester,

says it is “making contingency plans” to protect the business.