One of the two Lidl stores in Ipswich could be preparing to move to a new site on the other side of the road to expand and attract more shoppers.

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Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge - and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Controversial proposals to up councillor allowances in East Suffolk by 53% - more than £2,600 a year - have been given unanimous approval.

Suffolk Trading Standards has warned households to beware so-called 'Nottingham Knockers' after a number of reports of their activities in the county.


A jailed shoplifter's stay in prison has been extended after he emerged from his cell to admit taking a knuckle duster to an Ipswich pub.


A 54-year-old motorcyclist died after his bike collided with a car an inquest has heard.


Police commissioner Tim Passmore has assured taxpayers he will spend their money wisely as police gain almost £5million in extra government funding for the forthcoming financial year.

Ipswich Town

There was a time when I could have proudly pinned the League One table up on the fridge for all to see, writes Dave Gooderham.


Former Ipswich Town defender Jordan Spence has found a new club.


Flynn Downes has revealed his pre-season goal target after taking another step towards it at Tranmere on Saturday.


On what would have been Sir Alf Ramsey's 100th birthday, we look at the man who brought unmatched success to both Ipswich and England.

Yesterday, 17:00

In his latest look at happenings at Portman Road MIKE BACON hopes Town's young players stay at the club....

Yesterday, 16:42

A string of League One clubs have shown an interest in signing Ipswich Town defender Janoi Donacien, we understand.

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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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What's on

In the last 15 years Strictly Come Dancing has become an integral part of the nation's cultural identity. Throughout the autumn of each year, the BBC's ratings go through the roof as millions get drawn into the glitz and the drama behind the hit dance show.

Yesterday, 13:43

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition has become a source of inspiration for 25 promising young artists at a community workshop led by Ed's portrait painter Colin Davidson.

Mon, 19:25

Suffolk-based comedian Griff Rhys Jones is back gallivanting around the country with his latest full-length stand-up show All Over The Place and the last date on the tour is very close to home, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

Mon, 18:58

The National Trust is marking its 125th birthday this month, but the celebrations are set to last all year. Here are some of the top sites in East Anglia to visit during 2020.

Mon, 16:55

Comedy superstar John Bishop is heading to the Ipswich Regent this autumn. The Scouse comedian has added a further 29 dates to his run of live gigs across the UK to introduce audiences to his brand-new show.

Mon, 11:30

These three little pigs are the latest arrivals at Colchester Zoo - and are settling in well to their new home.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Are you taking part in Veganuary? Or just looking to try something a bit different? Take a look at our roundup of seven places to try vegan sausage rolls in Suffolk, including Portman Road stadium and even West Suffolk Hospital.


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Suffolk's UFC superstar Arnold Allen believes he'll be too fast for Nik Lentz when the pair clash this weekend - and says he matches up well with any of the world's best featherweights.


Hadleigh boss Christian Appleford is confident his Millfield side can avoid the drop into Step 6 football.


It's just over two months until the start of the 2020 speedway season and MIKE BACON caught up with Ipswich Witches boss CHRIS LOUIS...

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses his unique Sport Skills 4 Business programme, and how it's bringing Suffolk athletes and business leaders together.


Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. Here he heads to Irchester Country and compiles a top-five list of out-and-back routes

Yesterday, 15:15

Rising Essex star Leigh Mitchell will headline a spectacular Cage Warriors Academy South East 25 card in Colchester in March.

Yesterday, 12:31

Jahreau Shepherd will meet Quinten DeVreught for the welterweight title in the main event of Contenders 29 next month - the culmination of the biggest and best card in the promotion's history.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, January 16, 2020

As someone born in east Suffolk and who has lived in Ipswich for the last 33 years, I feel I have built up an understanding of the town and my fellow residents.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

MPs returned to Westminster this week, and we really are seeing business returning to something approaching normality in the political world.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

At the start of a new year (and decade) I can't resist taking a look ahead at local and national politics that awaits us - and I'm not convinced 2020 will be a total disaster for the country.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

We Brits love talking about the weather, so I suspect our stories that appeared on the same day at the end of last week will have raised a few wry smiles.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A week after the 2019 General Election produced a Conservative landslide in the House of Commons, all the parties are now having to work out where this result leaves them.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

On general election day I really don't feel it is my place to give any views on how the campaign has gone, there will be plenty of that over the next few days. All I will say is to urge people to get out and vote.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

When Yougov published the results of its "mega" MRP poll last week showing that the Conservatives were on course to win a 68-seat majority in the 2019 General Election, I found their findings credible.



A gym apprentice has claimed his employer failed to pay his wages in full, leaving him broke and living at the YMCA.

Yesterday, 07:00

An Ipswich restaurant specialising in Indian and Nepalese cuisine has re-opened - following a challenging few years.

Mon, 19:00

National pub company JD Wetherspoon has submitted a sixth set of plans for a new venue in Felixstowe - and is confident that it has at last found a design which will be acceptable.

Mon, 16:37

Campaigners seeking to stop plans to expand Stansted airport are pinning their hopes on a council meeting on Friday, January 24.

Mon, 07:08

Back in 2002, Paul Magnus was proudly celebrating the opening of a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre for Magnus Group - the logistics operation he founded - at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A young family say they are raring to go after taking over the popular Kesgrave Kitchen.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A multi-award-winning Suffolk pub has been given the go-ahead to expand - despite some concerns that the project would be an overdevelopment and increase traffic on village roads.