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More than 20,000 free cards are to be given to Ipswich youngsters this summer, allowing access to sports facilities over the school holidays.

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Yesterday, 21:56

A woman from Leiston has snapped a beautiful image of storm clouds outside her Suffolk home as the region braces for a potential outbreak of thunder and lightning overnight.

Yesterday, 21:03

The final five candidates in the Conservative leadership contest had their say in a lively televised debate this evening. Who do you think took the crown?

Yesterday, 20:42

Only a tiny fraction of businesses are aware of the potential of electric freight transport, a straw poll at a conference in Ipswich suggests.

Yesterday, 20:00

While superstars such as Ed Sheeran are well catered for with stadiums such as Portman Road, our reporter questions the lack of mid-sized venues for up-and-coming bands.

Yesterday, 19:36

Woodbridge has always been a riverside community and there's nothing the townsfolk like more than messing about in boats and enjoying good food and drink on the banks of the Deben - and indulging in the odd silly game or two.

Yesterday, 19:30

Your wedding day is one you will never forget - and that is certainly true for Elmer fans Damian and Nicola McCarthy.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 17:54

Ipswich Town would benefit financially if Adam Webster leaves Bristol City this summer.

Yesterday, 12:39

Two League of Ireland clubs are reportedly keen on signing Ipswich Town striker Aaron Drinan.

Yesterday, 12:00

A former Ipswich Town footballer has opened up about how addiction sent his life spiralling out of control and how a police chase in the town ended his career with the Blues.

Yesterday, 06:00

It's transfer season and plenty of former Blues are on the move. ANDY WARREN looks at some former Ipswich players set for pastures new this summer.

Yesterday, 10:40

Ipswich Town's pre-season clash with Paderborn is set for a change of venue.

Mon, 17:00

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers is hopeful lodger Corrie Ndaba will have a big future with the Blues.

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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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Yesterday, 20:00

While superstars such as Ed Sheeran are well catered for with stadiums such as Portman Road, our reporter questions the lack of mid-sized venues for up-and-coming bands.

Yesterday, 19:36

Woodbridge has always been a riverside community and there's nothing the townsfolk like more than messing about in boats and enjoying good food and drink on the banks of the Deben - and indulging in the odd silly game or two.

Yesterday, 18:36

The Ipswich Jazz Festival is enjoying its fourth great year on the Ipswich Waterfront. There's a warm-up gig this weekend and we take a look at what the 2019 festival has to offer

Yesterday, 18:06

Classic West End musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat has had a clutch of famous names in the lead role. We speak to the latest star to step into theatre's most famous coat, Union J's Jaymi Hensley

Yesterday, 11:28

An Ipswich school girl has had the most 'incredible week' of her life after jamming with an international musician at the 02 arena in London.

Mon, 18:12

A quartet of distinguished performers assembled for this concert: a pianist, two singers and an actor. All well known for their performances in concert, opera and theatre, there was an easy rapport between them and an obvious enjoyment in the words and music that made itself felt throughout the evening.

Mon, 17:48

Take a look at the party animals snapped in Yates in Ipswich after the England women's team secured their second world cup win.

Sport

Yesterday, 19:30

Aldeburgh's Will Wright won a dramatic Stenson Shield second round tie at Stowmarket at the 496-yard par-five first play-off hole, writes Tony Garnett.

Yesterday, 11:30

New Stowmarket Town man Tom Bullard says he expects there to be 'huge pressure' on the Thurlow Nunn Premier division side next season.

Yesterday, 10:02

Tony Gavin continued his fine first half of 2019 by winning the annual Capel 5, a five-mile race held from Capel St Mary playing fields on Sunday.

Yesterday, 09:45

Well, Mike Bacon's favourite-ever top seven Ipswich Witches certainly got you chatting! There have been loads of responses. Today, we take a look at Witches digital media man HENRY CHARD'S favourites.

Mon, 15:16

MILDENHALL's resurgence continued with a fourth win from their last five matches, in the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League, at the expense of local rivals Burwell & Exning on Saturday.

Mon, 11:18

Ipswich celebrated their first victory of the season, at the ninth time of asking, in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship on Saturday.

Star Lifestyle

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The decision by the government to reject Suffolk County Council's plans for a Four Villages' Bypass was very disappointing for the communities concerned - but really should have come as no surprise to anybody.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published in 1969. Since then the book for small children has become a staple of bedtime and many parents know it by heart.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party has become a tiny bit clearer as MPs return to Westminster after their Whitsun Recess following James Cleverly's sensible decision not to stand - but it still looks like something of a mess.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

It is 46 years since ITV first aired the Hovis "boy on a bike" commercial. Even then, it struck a chord of nostalgia - can it do it again in 2019?

Monday, June 3, 2019

If you were just about to pack those nice, capacious swim shorts for a holiday in France, you might want to check the local rules first.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The missile of choice may have changed but protesters have been throwing things at politicians for millennia. Here are some of the incidents over the course of 2,000 years.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are occasions when I struggle to think of what to write in my column. This is NOT one of those weeks!

Business

Yesterday, 20:42

Only a tiny fraction of businesses are aware of the potential of electric freight transport, a straw poll at a conference in Ipswich suggests.

Yesterday, 09:45

Ipswich high street has been dealt another blow as retail giant Argos revealed it will be closing its town centre store.

Yesterday, 16:11

Rogue door-to-door fish sellers have been reported calling at properties in towns and villages across Suffolk.

Yesterday, 13:32

The 16-bedroom Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, in northern Ipswich, is for sale for nearly £1m.

Yesterday, 17:35

Representatives of the Unite union met with management at Bosch to discuss the impact of its plans to cease lawn mower production at Stowmarket.

Yesterday, 16:58

Stansted Airport's controversial plans to raise its passenger number threshold are set to be put under the spotlight once again after a 1,000-strong petition was submitted to the local council.

Yesterday, 13:58

Suffolk Wildlife Trust hails success of event aimed at sparking debate about the state of the region's natural world.