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A man has been fined almost £300 for taking his hands off the wheel to make a two fingered gesture at a speed camera in Suffolk.

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10:08

With talented well-known stars, unscripted fits of laughter and something for everyone to enjoy - The Regent have pulled off another unforgettable Christmas pantomime.

10:00

Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions.

Free iCards for Ipswich youngsters last summer cost £100,000 it has emerged, as latest figures have revealed the extent of take up.

Drivers are warned of possible treacherous road conditions this evening as “freezing rain” could turn roads icy.

07:22

Ipswich foodbank’s army of volunteers have been hard at work, packing and wrapping thousands of Christmas food parcels for families in need - but founder Maureen Reynel says they need even more help as demand for the service soars.

A vegan activist and mum of three is preparing for her first Christmas as a vegan and explains why she won’t give in to her meat-eating friends.

Ipswich Town

06:00

Andy Warren looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s clash with Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

05:00

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever players, culminating in the Blues’ best featuring on Christmas Day.

05:00

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 15:44

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Yesterday, 15:00

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

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My first car

Tue, 10:02

With its peeling paintwork and clunky suspension, Ella Wilkinson’s battered Mazda 3 was not a picture of health but she loved it all the more for that but had to resort to a hammer when she locked herself out!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Bernice Hartley’s first car was a 1933 Austin 7, called Chug, and it certainly did after she drove into some flood water and had to be hauled out by a tractor.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Richard Baxter recalls the pride he felt about owning his first car, a 2000 Ford Fiesta, and the sense of freedom that it gave him.

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10:08

With talented well-known stars, unscripted fits of laughter and something for everyone to enjoy - The Regent have pulled off another unforgettable Christmas pantomime.

Yesterday, 10:20

Get ready for an unforgettable night of comedy and campness as Julian Clary brings his Born to Mince tour to the region in 2019.

Yesterday, 18:56

The Oscar season starts here. This week a number of US critics awards feted Alfonso Cuaròn’s Netflix movie Roma and The Golden Globes gave a hint at what films are likely to be this year’s front-runners. But, Arts editor Andrew Clarke feels that there is change in the air

Yesterday, 11:34

Former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is set to meet fans on a visit to Ipswich.

Thu, 19:56

Midge Ure, one of the prime innovators of 1980s electronic pop, will be marking the 40th anniversary of Ultravox and the hit album Vienna with a special tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a walk down an atmospheric memory lane

Thu, 15:13

It’s the season to be chilly with festive swims taking place across the region to help cure those Christmas Day hangovers.

Thu, 09:58

Igloo dining, gin bars and all you can eat buffets have been added to the list of options in store for foodie fans in Ipswich.

Sport

Yesterday, 17:03

Two of the form teams in Thurlow Premier clash at Summer Road this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:21

Stowmarket Town could be forgiven for feeling a growing sense of déjà vu with how their title challenge in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division is going this season, writes Alex Moss.

Yesterday, 12:10

The Non-League Podcast: Why we love the game. Favourite hospitality grounds. Ex-pros, Christmas jumpers and hats off to Suffolk FA.

Thu, 19:30

In this week’s Bacon’s Bites, Mike Bacon takes a look at the on-going racism debate in football. And why head injuries in sport are a concern, but should some sports be banned?

Thu, 11:11

A big effort by a team of local cyclists led by Steve Grimwood of Elmy Cycles resulted in a fine weekend of National Trophy cyclo-cross at Trinity Park, Ipswich, writes Fergus Muir.

Thu, 11:02

AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley is looking for his side to build on last week’s worthy 2-0 victory at Soham Town Rangers.

Thu, 09:34

Ian Watson has admitted to being ‘proud and privileged’ to be the new Felixstowe & Walton boss, write Mike Bacon and Barry Grossmith.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:30

The region’s rail services have taken a double whammy this week with the news that reliability fell during the middle of the year – and then we had confirmation that there would be another three-month weekend blockade of the main line to London.

Wed, 15:31

There is a temptation to spend yourself broke at Christmas but take care, you could spend a long time paying for a happy Christmas.

Mon, 13:23

After coming off the HRT tablets, Lynne is looking for new ways to tackle the effects of menopause. She’s not sure this latest gizmo works.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The news that Ipswich Borough Assets has spent £23.3m on buying Beardmore Park in Martlesham Heath to provide an investment income stream has provoked many comments over the last week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In the years since 2010, women’s state pension age has risen to 65 years and from December 6, this year, a rise to 66 begins to be phased in.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Lynne is at home nursing a Christmas shopping injury

Monday, December 3, 2018

Are you entitled to a tax rebate as a Christmas bonus from HMRC? Employees in Suffolk are being urged to check if they qualify.

Business

Yesterday, 16:34

Food will be served at a popular Ipswich pub for the first time after a mother and son duo took over earlier this year.

Yesterday, 18:09

A garden centre that runs a popular Christmas Wonderland attraction has been criticised for making life a ‘nightmare’ for its neighbours in the run-up to Christmas.

A property investment firm created by two Suffolk councils that had come under fire for investing outside of the county has acquired its first Suffolk asset.

Thu, 18:13

Retailers in Ipswich say they feel betrayed by Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) for giving the go ahead to a christmas craft market, at a time when many stores are battling to stay afloat.

Yesterday, 15:30

The team at Festool, the Suffolk-based power tool manufacturer, has embraced the festive season by building a special sleigh for Santa, and delivering it to Ipswich.

Yesterday, 13:49

A nuclear reactor which uses the same technology as is planned for Sizewell C has just been successfully launched in China.

Yesterday, 13:40

Teams from across Birketts are, once again, taking-up the annual walking challenge and Walking Home For Christmas.