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A homeless chef saved from suicide, a city banker made redundant and a reformed drug addict turned poet – three former rough sleepers share stories about life on the streets and their involvement in a new art exhibition.

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The mother of Ipswich stabbing victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has accused a delivery driver alleged to have driven gang members to the scene of the fatal attack of “leaving her son to die”.

A lane on the A12 has reopened following a collision that saw one person taken to hospital.


A karting centre is offering opportunities to the disabled not only on the track, through its new state-of-the-art kart, but also off the track through a work placement it provides to a young man with a brain injury.


A drain in Ipswich was found inexplicably stuffed with Yorkshire puddings by Anglian Water.


The long arm of the law was a little shorter than usual when children as young as four donned officers’ uniforms and high-visibility jackets at school.

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Firefighters were called to a fire in a bin outside an Ipswich carpet shop.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says his team are full of confidence heading into tomorrow’s game with Stoke City at Portman Road.


Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has accepted a misconduct charge levelled at him following his red card at Norwich last weekend.


Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with another edition of Ipswich Town Group Chat.


Jon Nolan believes Ipswich Town need to keep their foot on the pedal and take advantage of Stoke’s tough run of results.


Trevoh Chalobah believes his loan at Ipswich Town is proving a positive experience despite the club’s position in the table.


Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert wants to rebuild around a group of talented youngsters. Andy Warren looks at a potential core of the future.

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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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There may have been a time when the highlight of your weekend was a Saturday night out-out in Ipswich town centre - but has the time come for you to hang up your dancing shoes?

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona will be in good company for Clacton’s Easter Pantomime as three more stars are added to the line-up.

Yesterday, 19:14

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens live and breathe Morecambe and Wise and recreate their easy-going humour in a brand new show. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the pair about what made Eric & Ern so great

Yesterday, 12:28

Review: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, London Classic Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 16

Yesterday, 07:48

Ed Sheeran kicked off his 2019 world tour in style last night, playing in front of thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil - and giving a taste of what fans can expect when he comes to Ipswich in August.

Wed, 19:14

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is 200 years old this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the events in store to mark this major milestone

Wed, 09:23

The Band – the new musical at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich until Saturday.



Join host Mike Bacon, co-host Carl Marston and guests Lee Norfolk and Jack Sibbons for another episode of non-league chat, some serious, some not...

Yesterday, 19:30

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON takes a look at why more sports stars are protecting themselves from ‘going viral’.

Yesterday, 19:19

A new fight promotion launches this weekend in Norwich, aimed at putting amateur fighters from across the region in the spotlight. Here’s a look at what you can expect from Road to Contenders...

Yesterday, 15:55

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Essex for the Billericay parkrun

Yesterday, 13:12

The 2019 Ely & District Hardriders fully lived to its fearsome reputation as a tough early season challenge, writes Fergus Muir.

Yesterday, 11:38

Whitton boss Shane Coldron feels his side will need little motivation as they head to Great Yarmouth this weekend.

Yesterday, 10:44

This weekend’s visitors to The Goldstar Ground, Tilbury, on a good run of form at present, having chalked up three clean sheets on the bounce including an impressive 3-0 win at home last Saturday to Canvey Island, writes Barry Grossmith.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 05:30

Do you remember all the complaints about the £21m spent on the Travel Ipswich project aimed at improving accessibility to the town centre?

Tue, 10:00

Our columnist is finding herself strangely drawn to adverts for unisex portable urinals and stove top ‘gap covers’. How about you?

Mon, 15:00

Our columnist reveals some of the strangest relationships of all time - can you compete with any of these?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ballet and opera lovers will be digging out their beloved recordings this week as they celebrate World Ballet Day and Opera Day.

Monday, February 4, 2019

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon this might be a good time to take a look at love - is it the sweetest thing or does it hurt?

Monday, February 4, 2019

One of the benefits of the rise of online news pages was supposed to be that it “democratised” the news. It gave everyone the chance to have their say underneath a news or comment piece.



A karting centre is offering opportunities to the disabled not only on the track, through its new state-of-the-art kart, but also off the track through a work placement it provides to a young man with a brain injury.

The multi-million pound conversion of the club that once housed the Hollywood and Kartouche clubs in Ipswich is nearly finished.


A company with its roots in Ipswich and Colchester is celebrating 100 years in business this month.

There are fortunes to be made (and lost) in property development. Could you do it?

Property expert John Howard, the man behind the re-birth of the Winerack, will tell you how.

A variety of wristwatches look set to be the ones to watch in a Suffolk auction house’s next sale, with hopes that one rare World War Two example by celebrated Italian designers Panerai could make up to £30,000.

A charity tennis tournament between local businesses, held at Ipswich Sports Club, raised more than £1,000 for Riding for the Disabled.


As part of the ongoing work between Innovation Martlesham and Suffolk Coastal District Council, local businesses are invited to a knowledge sharing event taking place next month.