Detectives have not given up hope of finding the killer of Ipswich mother Karen Hales, despite the 'horrendous crime' remaining unsolved for 26 years.

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Park rangers have revealed that the return of Ipswich's favourite tawny owl, Mabel, may not be as it first appears. They believe the owl spotted in Christchurch Park is actually one of her chicks returning to her nest.

A logistics firm is moving into the fast lane with 30% growth - and a move to new premises.

NHS patients have hit out over a lack of dental care in Suffolk and north Essex - with some forced to travel several miles and others facing long waits for treatment.


A man in his fifties has appeared in court charged with a number of child sex offences and possessing indecent images of children.

A homeless man who repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend and controlled her during their relationship has been jailed for five and a half years.

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Inspiring personal stories of how people have recovered following trauma and abuse will be heard at a special event in Suffolk.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town progressed in the FA Cup with a 1-0 first round replay win at Lincoln City last night. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Yesterday, 22:41

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hit out at his squad rotation critics following tonight's 1-0 win at Lincoln City in an FA Cup first round replay.

Yesterday, 22:40

Ipswich Town beat Lincoln City 1-0 this evening to progress to round two of the FA Cup. Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Yesterday, 17:00

Ipswich Town beat Lincoln City 1-0 this evening in the two sides' FA Cup replay at Sincil Bank.

Yesterday, 12:18

New Stowmarket Town signing, Dean Bowditch says he just wanted the 'feelgood factor' back in his football once more.

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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

Yesterday, 19:00

Looking for fun events this weekend? Choose from spectacular light trails and Christmas fairs, fancy dress runs through parks and a seaside sausage dog walk.

Yesterday, 18:30

The New Wolsey Studio theatre sitting unassumingly in St George's Street in Ipswich, nestled quietly behind Ipswich Museum, will have a new identity from next year.

Yesterday, 17:34

Santa donned his hard-hat as his new two-tonne grotto was lowered into its magical new home at a former Ipswich church - thanks to a Sheppard.

Yesterday, 15:12

The Anna Airy exhibition, staged by the Ipswich Art Society, and held at the University of Suffolk, is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar. It's a waterfront showcase for bright young talent

Yesterday, 11:30

Multi-award-winning Suffolk pub The Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell near Woodbridge, is in line for yet another top national prize.

Tue, 19:00

Hundreds of dachshund owners will be heading for the coast to take part in the Southwold Sausage Walk, Round Two - and hoping for good weather after the event was rained off last month.

A debut music festival and conference which aimed to promote Ipswich as a destination for touring artists is set to return next year.



Ipswich Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins knows his side need to 'hit the ground running' to keep up the momentum gained from last season.

Tue, 14:34

Cage Warriors 111 at the 02 Arena on Friday could be the biggest night in East Anglian MMA history, with four of our fighters in action, including two in world title fights. Mark Heath tells their stories...

Tue, 12:00

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. Here he heads to Luton Wardown and compiles a top seven warmongering parkruns

Mon, 15:26

Leiston might be rock bottom of the league, a place they have been stuck in for virtually the whole of the season so far, but new boss Glen Driver is adamant that relegation can be avoided.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Danny Rock followed up his scintillating run at the Amsterdam Marathon with a victory at the annual Hadleigh 10-mile road race this morning.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ipswich will race in a seven-team Premiership, with Sheffield Tigers making the move up and Poole Pirates dropping down to the second tier.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Yesterday, 11:30

Watching this week's 2019 General Election debate reminded me so much of watching a Champion's League second-leg match between two heavyweight teams where one starts 3-0 ahead after the first skirmish.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

General elections are nothing if they not major media events - and the way the parties are playing news organisations has always been a feature of how democracy works in this country.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A week on from the confirmation that the 2019 General Election will be held on December 12, we've been undergoing the traditional "phoney war" as parliamentary business is polished off and former MPs return to their constituencies.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

So we've finally got a decision and we are going for a General Election on December 12 - the first case of Jingle Polls since the 1920s!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Over recent weeks, I've tried to keep this column as Brexit-free as possible - but there really is only one political show in town at the moment and I'm starting to think the issue could have a serious impact on Suffolk politics.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

When they first hit the headlines by protesting in London and other cities across the world a few months ago, I had considerable sympathy for the Extinction Rebellion protesters and their cause.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Anyone who has seen my column over the last couple of years will know of my concerns about the violent language that is increasingly being used in political debates in this country.


A logistics firm is moving into the fast lane with 30% growth - and a move to new premises.

Yesterday, 17:34

Santa donned his hard-hat as his new two-tonne grotto was lowered into its magical new home at a former Ipswich church - thanks to a Sheppard.

Yesterday, 05:30

The former Toys R Us store at Copdock Mill Interchange could be set for a new lease of life - with discussions under way over its future.

Yesterday, 11:53

The last bruising decade has meant some ups - and a good deal of downs - for Britain's high streets, whose existence have been threatened by online shopping and rising rates and rents.

Yesterday, 07:45

A Stowmarket-based manufacturer is celebrating after its products qualified for a prestigious marque for British makers.

Tue, 12:09

Holden Timber Engineering, which makes roof trusses for the house building industry, has moved to a £1.5m purpose-built factory at Claydon.

Tue, 10:14

A £6m turnover Ipswich recruitment firm hit by bad debt, tax bills and a court bill, coupled with declining turnover and profit, has gone into liquidation.