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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

An “eye-watering” new survey has shown the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on Suffolk’s economy – but the first signs of recovery are also starting to show.

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Arcades and attractions along the Suffolk and north Essex coast are preparing to reopen ahead of ‘Super Saturday’ - but have made a few changes to ensure visitors’ safety.

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Seven of the 10 biggest nations Suffolk and Norfolk firms export to are EU nations, data has revealed.

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Suffolk had one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in England last week – with less than one positive test result per 100,000 people.

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The Rampant Horse in Needham Market has been put up for sale following the devastating impact of coronavirus, with the Suffolk brewery admitting the cost of running the pub would be “ridiculous” in the current climate.

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Keeping up an exercise regime during the Covid-19 lockdown can be tough, even for the fittest adults. But these young people have showed it can be done - by keeping up with their “Daily Mile”, even though not all children are able to go to school.

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What's on

Author and biographer Craig Brown talks about his latest book about the daily lives of The Beatles with fellow writer Dean Parkin to raise funds for the Halesworth Cut. The pair are inviting people to join them on Zoom.

Yesterday, 18:33

A Suffolk charity that supports families in crisis has put together a unique auction of East Anglian art and collectables to raise funds for the coming year. Here’s how you can gain access to the online gallery and bidding site

Tue, 19:00

Suffolk’s theatres are hoping to reopen to audiences soon but need financial support to keep staff on the payroll and a time scale to enable them to plan. Here’s what they need to keep the lights burning

Tue, 16:58

So often festivals involve importing talent and entertainment into the region but Colchester’s Mercury Theatre want to establish an event this summer which is all about celebrating local creativity.

Tue, 16:30

Ipswich is hosting a new summer festival – BetweenSpaces – which looks to forge stronger community links and tackle problems with isolation which grew during lockdown

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Suffolk farmer and food hero Jonny Crickmore was delighted to discover celebrity chef Jamie Oliver had selected a wedge of Baron Bigod cheese from his Fen Farm Dairy to enjoy at an anniversary picnic with wife Jools.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A popular farm attraction business saw its turnover plummet by two thirds overnight after lockdown was imposed.

Sport

Guy Windsor wants to make an ancient sport accessible for all - through the power of the internet

Tue, 19:00

Suffolk driver Alex Albon will be back on track this weekend as the Formula One world championship starts up again.

Tue, 16:23

Suffolk’s UFC superstar Arnold Allen believes he’s only three wins from a title shot – and he’s planning to pick apart another icon of the sport in his next fight.

Friday, June 26, 2020

East Anglian promotion Contenders is aiming to be the first sports event in the UK to welcome back a live crowd when they put on two drive-in fight shows in a week in August.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Suffolk’s Fabio Wardley will finally meet Simon Vallily for the English heavyweight title on August 1 as part of week one of promoter Eddie Hearn’s new Fight Camp, it has been revealed.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Colchester United players are being cheered on by an army of silent fans at their Sky Bet League Two play-off against Exeter this evening.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Williams, a well-known member of the Suffolk running and cycling community, who died last week.

Star Lifestyle

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I’ve never disguised the fact that I feel that the proposed Sizewell C power station would be a disaster for East Suffolk and would effectively destroy the most important part of the county’s Heritage Coast.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

I should be preparing to go on holiday today – we were supposed to be heading off for a week in Devon tomorrow but the coronavirus got in the way and instead we’re having a forced staycation, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The re-opening of town centres this week appears to have gone very well in both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds – and some of the smaller towns in the area have also been seeing shoppers return.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As a middle-aged, middle-class, white man, it is perhaps presumptuous for me to offer any kind of opinion on the state of race relations after the Black Lives Matter protests of the weekend.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Many people have long since given up on the idea of MPs setting any kind of good example to the country, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by the comedy scenes we saw this week of them queuing up to disenfranchise MPs who are ill and find new ways of spreading Covid-19 among themselves.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dominic Cummings is an arrogant, out-of-touch fool who should have apologised to the country and handed in his resignation to the Prime Minister by 10am on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Over the last week or so, something has definitely shifted in the national approach to coronavirus, life, and the determination to look beyond the current crisis towards whatever we are going to eventually come to accept as the “new normal.”

Business

An “eye-watering” new survey has shown the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on Suffolk’s economy – but the first signs of recovery are also starting to show.

Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas restaurants in Suffolk and Essex are at risk of closure after their parent company went into administration.

Arcades and attractions along the Suffolk and north Essex coast are preparing to reopen ahead of ‘Super Saturday’ - but have made a few changes to ensure visitors’ safety.

Pub-goers who misbehave when hospitality venues reopen across Suffolk on Saturday can expect “firm action” from the police, according to the county’s assistant chief constable.

Seven of the 10 biggest nations Suffolk and Norfolk firms export to are EU nations, data has revealed.

The Rampant Horse in Needham Market has been put up for sale following the devastating impact of coronavirus, with the Suffolk brewery admitting the cost of running the pub would be “ridiculous” in the current climate.

Wedding bells will not be chiming according to one Suffolk venue despite changes to the Government’s coronavirus policy.