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The play’s the thing ... but which one? Every year, schools and professional and amateur companies across East Anglia study, perform and reinterpret a wide range of Shakespearean dramas.

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Yesterday, 18:35

A man was seriously injured after a fight involving a number of people in Ipswich town centre last night, police have said.

Yesterday, 16:28

On the hottest day of the year children and families have been cooling off in the Holywells water park - turned on just in time for the Easter bank holiday.

Yesterday, 16:00

With NHS services expected to face a higher level of demand this Easter weekend, Suffolk GPs have shared some simple steps of how you can look after your family and enjoy the sunny weather.

Yesterday, 16:00

With The Golden Dragon at Cardinal Park now closed those hunting out a good value Chinese meal will have to look further afield - but where should you go for an all-you-can-eat experience in Suffolk?

Yesterday, 14:48

A man in his 40s has died following a road traffic collision involving a Land Rover in Creeting St Mary earlier this morning.

Yesterday, 15:45

The two organisations are set to merge in 2020 under the name The Benjamin Britten Foundation.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 18:18

Ipswich Town suffered their heaviest defeat of a miserable campaign this afternoon – 4-0 at Preston North End. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Yesterday, 18:17

Ipswich Town were beaten 4-0 at Preston North End this afternoon. Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Yesterday, 18:05

Paul Lambert admitted his side’s performance in the 4-0 loss to Preston was the worst since he arrived at the club.

Yesterday, 17:32

Ipswich Town fans have taken to social media to react to this afternoon’s 4-0 humbling at Preston North End, their worst defeat of an abysmal season.

Yesterday, 16:54

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 4-0 defeat at Preston.

Yesterday, 12:00

Ipswich Town were beaten 4-0 by Preston North End this afternoon.

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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, 16:00

With The Golden Dragon at Cardinal Park now closed those hunting out a good value Chinese meal will have to look further afield - but where should you go for an all-you-can-eat experience in Suffolk?

Yesterday, 14:51

Two of Suffolk’s top chefs will be battling it out to win top awards in a national competition.

Thu, 20:00

A zoo in Essex is celebrating the birth of two adorable red river hog piglets.

Thu, 11:17

Review: English Touring Opera, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, Snape Maltings, April 11-13

Wed, 19:55

The New Wolsey has announced its autumn season. It contains a classic knock-about farce, a new musical, a mystery which features Agatha Christie, a gripping World War II drama and a new play about dangerous prejudice in a small community

Wed, 19:54

Porn is suddenly a talking point once again after the UK government announced that a UK-wide porn ban will be introduced in July. Arts editor Andrew Clarke offers a personal view about the uncertainties and shortcomings of the proposed ban and how it will affect the art world

Wed, 14:09

A new dramatisation of the Quentin Blake book The Green Ship is to be performed at Woodbridge Library next month.


Yesterday, 19:30

Mike Bacon takes a look back at an incredible weekend of sport, locally and nationally

Yesterday, 14:29

Leiston head to Staffordshire to play Tamworth in the Evo-Stik Southern Central Premier Division tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, writes Craig Cooper.

Yesterday, 10:27

Mike Bacon reflects on Ipswich Witches’ fine 52-38 win over Belle Vue Aces at Foxhall Stadium.

Yesterday, 09:22

The East Anglian Premier League starts tomorrow. Carl Marston gives the low-down on our region’s five top clubs, Sudbury, Frinton-on-Sea, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & OI

Thu, 14:51

Higham racecourse stage the final meeting of their season on Saturday with the traditional Essex and Suffolk fixture, which normally attracts a bumper attendance.

Thu, 13:57

Adrian Pettitt of the Stowmarket and District CC won his own club’s 20 mile Debenham time trial by the smallest of margins, beating David Crisp of Colchester club 3T Racing by just one second.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 17:29

Investments and movies can make you feel good, says Peter Sharkey

Wed, 11:00

Not everyone believes that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him and here are some of the reasons why.

Tue, 13:12

I often find local election campaigns very frustrating because far too many politicians see them as glorified opinion polls on the performance of national government rather than a chance for voters to have a say on how local services are run.

Tue, 11:00

The latest celebrity dancer to sashay off with a professional dance partner is Stacey Dooley, according to reports. We consider whether there is a hex on Strictly Come Dancing.

Mon, 10:04

Lynne rather fancies herself as a cleaning guru... check out her top tips here and feel free to ignore them

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throughout the early spring, scores of people patrol our country roads to help toads and other amphibians across the road, so that the creatures can live and breed in peace.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

It’s been a very long time since I’ve approached the start of a political campaign with quite as much foreboding as I feel about the start of the 2019 local election contest.


Yesterday, 19:00

There has been a rush of new homes coming to the market in Suffolk in recent weeks and house builder Bennett Homes is now adding their latest project to the list after completing 30 properties at Church Meadow, in Sproughton.

Yesterday, 07:30

The long-awaited Ipswich Winerack development is on track for completion at the end of the year, say the developers as the prepare to open their first show apartment.

Thu, 17:03

Staff at Anglian Home Improvements have been warned their jobs could be at risk as the company looks to close an Ipswich call centre - less than a year after it opened.

Thu, 05:30

The last sailing barge built in Ipswich is back in her home port more than a century after first taking to the water.

Wed, 22:19

Dangerous, fake vodka is being removed from the shelves of corner shops in Colchester after trading standards officers warned it could make consumers sick.

Wed, 17:57

East Anglian businesses feel they have been left in limbo by the failure of Parliament to agree a Brexit deal – and there are growing fears for jobs and export trade.

Wed, 16:14

The Port of Felixstowe has invested millions of pounds in its first high tech remote-controlled gantry cranes.