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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

Slimming World clubs in Suffolk are to start reopening from Monday – with organisers saying they “excited to be back” helping members with their weight and lifestyle goals in person.

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Lockdown has been extremely frustrating for all of us, to say the least.

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Drinkers have been urged to queue responsibly outside pubs and bars this weekend following last week’s controversy over social distancing at Ipswich nightspots.

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It seems like a long time ago now since my maiden speech back in January. In that speech I spoke about my struggles with dyslexia and dyspraxia at school and how if there is one thing I can do in public life other than representing Ipswich, it’s dedicating myself to ensuring that children with special educational needs have the support they need to achieve their full potential.

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The coronavirus infection rate has decreased in almost all local authority areas in Suffolk – with the number of new cases more than halving.

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Suffolk-based auctioneers Lockdales are launching drive-in valuation days - aimed at people who have been clearing out their treasures during lockdown.

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What's on

Yesterday, 16:07

The story of Saint Edmund, the child king of East Anglia, is very much part of the fabric of this area.

Yesterday, 10:00

The number of brilliant painters and sculptors inspired by East Anglia over the years is truly amazing. After looking at 26 artists last week, this week we are spotlighting 10 more.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lockdown has been extremely frustrating for all of us, to say the least.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A major events venue in Suffolk is gradually reopening – with socially-distanced picnics and outdoor entertainment.

Friday, August 7, 2020

From Billy Elliot to Cast Away, how many of these instant classics have you watched?

Thursday, August 6, 2020

BBC programme-makers dropped in on an antiques centre in Ipswich as part of a road trip.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mobile play company Little City is preparing to bring its fun sessions for toddlers to community halls in Suffolk and Essex this month, after being given permission to reopen.


Friday, August 7, 2020

Explore the sights of Suffolk on bike with these more rural routes.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Top boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says Suffolk star Fabio Wardley is ‘a great new contender’ on the red-hot British heavyweight scene.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ipswich boxer Fabio Wardley lifted the English heavyweight title with a brilliant third round stoppage of Simon Vallily at the historic Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex last night.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Kesgrave High School student, who often finds she’s one of the youngest on the track and almost always the only woman, will be racing live on ITV4 this summer in one of the biggest motorsport events of the year.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Suffolk heavyweight Fabio Wardley is ready to make history when he fights Simon Vallily for the vacant English title this Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Colchester United have named Steve Ball as their new head coach this afternoon.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We still have no idea how the pandemic will play out, how long Britain (and the rest of the world) will have to in the shadow of Covid-19, and what will emerge in a post-Covid future.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

When you’ve been around as long as me, it’s not surprising that the same stories come round and round again – but this week there have been a couple of issues that have blown up which have been in the melting pot for literally decades.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Have we come out of lockdown, or are we “easing lockdown” – and are we really going to be back to “normality” by Christmas as Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested during his national pep talk last week?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thank heavens we’ve finally got some clarity from the government on the need to use face coverings when we go out shopping – I just wish they hadn’t made such a dogs breakfast about coming to a decision on an issue that seemed pretty clear from the moment most shops reopened a month ago.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Politics in the UK is starting to feel increasingly “normal” as political gaffes and infighting within parties start to feature more and more in the life of the country.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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.


Yesterday, 08:00

A meticulously restored Tudor house with medieval origins is for sale for just over £1million.

Yesterday, 16:24

A new food and drink trailer is providing refreshment to visitors of Needham Lake this summer before new facilities are open.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A historic Suffolk pub has been put on the market.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A popular Suffolk hotel which once hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has reopened after an extensive lockdown refurbishment.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A six bedroom house with panoramic views over the River Stour has come on to the market for nearly £2million.

Friday, August 7, 2020

East Anglian vineyards are toasting a vintage performance at a national awards event.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Jobs in Suffolk could be at risk as WH Smith plans to cut up to 1,500 jobs nationwide due to the firm’s slow recovery from Covid-19.