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A number of planned roadworks in Suffolk and Essex could disrupt commuter journeys this week - as drivers are urged to take note before travelling.

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Police say they found 15 people packed inside a car when they stopped it on the streets of Ipswich - with two people reportedly in the boot of the vehicle.


An investigation is underway after a pedestrian died after being involved in a collision with a car in the centre of Ipswich.

Road safety calls have been made on a busy Ipswich road where a pedestrian died following a collision, with one person saying: “One life is too much.”

Giving birth is supposed to be one of the happiest days of a mother’s life.

The body of a woman has been found in the River Brett in Hadleigh.

It’s surprising what you can find in a river - as one team in Ipswich found when doing a clean up of the River Orwell in Ipswich.

Ipswich Town


Jay Tabb enjoyed a fine career in football that saw him play more than 400 games – almost 100 of them for Ipswich Town. HENRY CHARD caught up with him


Alan Judge doesn’t believe playing in League One with Ipswich Town next season would harm his chances of playing for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2020.


We’re launching a new feature today putting you, the Ipswich Town fans, in front of the camera and letting you tell everyone about your Blues’ memories and fan stories.

Fri, 17:29

Ipswich Town footballer Jordan Roberts has been hit with six penalty points on his licence for driving at more than twice the speed limit near the club’s Portman Road ground.

Fri, 16:39

Former Ipswich Town favourite Jon Walters has announced his retirement from playing football.

Fri, 15:30

Ipswich Town keeper Harry Wright has joined Chelmsford City on a youth loan until the end of the season.

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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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‘Small budget, big hearts and a whole load of talent’ - this is what the audience should expect as students from Westbourne Academy take centre stage next week for their biggest ever production.

They’re open as part of the National Garden Scheme, which raises thousands of pounds for charities such as Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Care

From its scenic leafy surroundings to its peaceful village church, Kelsale cum Carlton may seem like the typical quaint rural village you would expect to find in the heart of Suffolk.

Yesterday, 17:02

Rhubarb and custard, lemon and pepper and cucumber and aloe vera were just some of the flavours on offer to tantalise the taste buds at the Great British Gin Festival in Ipswich today.

Yesterday, 10:23

What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen?

Fri, 16:30

A remarkable volunteer with IO Radio of Ipswich who has defied a terminal heart condition has received a special award recognising his work in the community.

Fri, 10:53

Review: Private Lives, by Noel Coward, Red Rose Chain, Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, until Sunday April 7



Evo-Stik South Premier

Halesowen Town 0

Leiston 0

Leiston drew 0-0 at Halesowen Town on Saturday, moving up one place to 12th in the league table.


Henley Athletic consolidated their second spot in the SIL Senior Divsion with a solid 4-0 win at fifth-placed Haughley United.


In the latest of our Series on the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we take to the coast to highlight Saturday’s Sizewell parkrun


Thurlow Premier

Thetford Town 1

Stowmarket Town 3

Stowmarket Town continued their unbeaten run with a 3-1 win away at Thetford Town completing a third victory on the spin, writes Alex Moss.


Ipswich Witches No.1 Chris Harris admitted to being ‘delighted’ with his first-ever maximum for Ipswich Witches.

This win for Felixstowe & Walton makes it mathematically impossible for the Seasiders to either get relegated or reach the play-offs in what is turning out to be a successful run as the end of the season approaches, with the team suffering just three defeats in 16 games.


Evo-Stik South Premier

Needham Market 1

Coalville Town 1

An injury-time equaliser from Coalville’s Scott McManus denied Needham their first win in eight games.

Star Lifestyle

Fri, 19:00

The real issue at the heart of the whole Brexit saga is that just as the nation was facing the greatest political and economic crisis in several generations, its political leaders are the worst anyone has ever seen.

Thu, 20:00

March 22 to April 23 spans the Great British Spring Clean and that means a community clear up on a national scale.

Thu, 05:30

Democracy, they say, is the worst possible political system . . . apart from all the others – and we’re seeing a prime example of that this week locally as well as nationally.

Mon, 19:00

Spring equinox falls on Thursday, with a full supermoon making an appearance...our columnist reveals more about the phenomenon.

Mon, 16:17

Do little children really need their grandma to offer them advice for a lifetime - or would they rather she gave them an ice-cream?

Thursday, March 14, 2019

When I was studying for my history A level in the mid-1970s, one of our textbooks for the course was “Europe in the Age of Uncertainty” covering the years 1750-1870.

Monday, March 11, 2019

They say two heads are better than one but what do you do when even two heads are no good? Google, of course.


Yesterday, 16:52

Suffolk Market Events is launching three new farmers markets this year, helping to bring scores of local producers face-to-face with customers and re-energising town centres.

Yesterday, 14:58

A turf war has broken out between the local councils and the Government over whether garden waste should be collected for free.

The Mad House is catering for special diets and has a “crazy” design inside.

Fri, 18:36

A Bury St Edmunds undergraduate has designed six new innovative seats for a Colchester-based commercial seating manufacturer.

Fri, 10:16

A prestigious menswear retailer is set to shut its doors in Lowestoft after 50 years of trading.

Fri, 08:19

A new multi-storey car park, new buses, additional security staff, more phone charging points and extra water filling stations are being unveiled at an Essex airport ahead of the busy summer season.

Fri, 07:30

Overwhelming agreement to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030.