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A three-strike burglar has been told to expect jail after he admitted stealing a soft drink from an Ipswich bed and breakfast.

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45 minutes ago

It’s 10 years since Suffolk’s first Community Speedwatch scheme was launched in Blythburgh.


A mum of three has proven you really can eat well for less after cutting her food bill to just £35 a week whilst slimming down from a size 16 to a super skinny size 8.

Unity Schools Partnership have been announced as the preferred new provider for Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary.


Ed Sheeran, easyHotels, Paul Lambert and... doorbell thieves - Here are the top stories you need to read today.

Yesterday, 21:50

A factory that employs around 500 people in Suffolk is to close down and Brexit has been blamed.

52 minutes ago

A woman’s “truly exceptional” personal circumstances have kept her from going straight to prison for carrying a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone.

Ipswich Town


Paul Lambert believes Ipswich Town should ensure midfielder Teddy Bishop is tied down to a new deal.

Yesterday, 17:59

Ipswich Town have signed midfielder Alan Judge from Brentford little under three years after he suffered a multiple leg break injury at Portman Road. Here’s what he had to say at his first press conference as Blues player.

Yesterday, 17:46

Ipswich Town winger Danny Rowe has rejoined Lincoln City on loan for the rest of the season.

Yesterday, 06:00

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has written an open letter to the club’s fans, thanking them for their support and urging them to back his side to the very end of their battle against relegation.

Yesterday, 15:29

Paul Lambert has challenged the players on the fringes of his Ipswich Town first-team to fight for their places.

Yesterday, 15:19

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he has not received any bids for wantaway left-back Jonas Knudsen.

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My first car

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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sheila Payne bought her first car, a 1954 split-screen Morris Minor, 10 years after passing her test and it had a stowaway in the back seat.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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!

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Yesterday, 20:00

East Anglia continues to thrive as one of the leading theatre centres outside London. And this season there are a raft of premieres coming our way.

Yesterday, 15:52

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – but if you’re a musician dreaming of becoming the next Ed Sheeran, then you could be thinking Here Comes Summer as applications for this year’s Ipswich Music Day on July 7 open next week.

Yesterday, 14:50

The Mercury Theatre will be kick-starting their next season in a new pop-up performance theatre at Abbey Field, close to the Colchester barracks.

Yesterday, 12:27

It might be a while before Ed Sheeran fans have a chance to hear new music from the Suffolk superstar - but there is a new song on the airwaves that he may have had something to do with.

Wed, 20:00

Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is enjoying himself as he learns to sing for the UK tour of West End musical Rock of Ages. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with him in rehearsal

Wed, 14:11

The Stowmarket Chorale is busy rehearsing for its first concert of the year, to be held at the town’s United Reformed Church.

Wed, 06:08

Wedding fairs, darts nights and farmer’s markets, all your events for this year at the charity parkland.


34 minutes ago

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he heads to Hadleigh United

Yesterday, 19:20

MIKE Bacon takes a look at the latest VAR issues. Plus is Sir Andy the greatest-ever sporting Brit?

Yesterday, 14:22

There was a third consecutive win for Laura Sampson (Sussed Out/Mondraker) at the Winter Series mountain bike races near Brandon where she won the Veteran Female 90 minute race, writes Fergus Muir.

Yesterday, 13:00

Colchester Harriers are closing in on the NESS (North Essex & South Suffolk) Cross Country League title, following another victory at the fourth meeting of the season, hosted by Ipswich JAFFA at the Suffolk Food Hall in the shadow of the Orwell Bridge at Wherstead on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:51

It’s been a dream season so far for Woodbridge Town back in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Wed, 16:25

A new addition to the regional fight scene calendar launches next month – Road 2 Contenders.

Wed, 14:21

Back in August, newly promoted Felixstowe & Walton came out 3-1 winners against Bury Town in a close encounter that saw both sides reduced to 10 men for much of the game, writes Barry Grossmith.

Star Lifestyle

Yesterday, 05:30

Much has already been said and written about the comments from Suffolk Coastal councillor Geoff Holdcroft about the “cesspit down the road” which was almost universally seen as dig at Ipswich.

Wed, 21:00

Some people are stocking up on tins and dried goods ahead of the Brexit decision, so what’s in their trollies?

Mon, 20:59

Okay, I’ve already said I’m not going vegan but given the chance to be seasonally hairy... bring it on

Mon, 12:52

After Sir Andy Murray’s emotional press conference when he announced he would be retiring from tennis, TalkSport presenter and former Ipswich player Alan Brazil had a bit to say about the sportsman’s tears.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

I’ve been following the Sizewell C saga carefully because I feel as if I have a personal stake in the issue.

Monday, January 7, 2019

I considered a resolution but am resolved not to bother

Saturday, January 5, 2019

my true love sent to me, eleven pipers piping but even bagpipes couldn’t compete with the drums.


Yesterday, 21:50

A factory that employs around 500 people in Suffolk is to close down and Brexit has been blamed.

Stansted Airport carrier Ryanair has warned over profits as short-haul over-capacity in Europe hit winter prices.

Yesterday, 19:05

A new ‘budget’ hotel has increased its prices to seven-times the standard rate ahead of the Suffolk stars headline shows this summer.

Yesterday, 18:29

Paddy Bishopp is a highly accomplished entrepreneur who has co-founded a string of businesses in Suffolk, including the multinational coffee chain Paddy & Scott’s. But at school? He “couldn’t be put in a classroom”.

Yesterday, 18:09

The Dream Lodge Group, which operates holiday homes across the East of England has collapsed, making 80 people redundant.

Yesterday, 17:26

The news that Philips Avent is shutting down its factory in Suffolk has been greeted by tears, surprise, and fears for the future.

Reporters Sophie Barnett and Megan Aldous were sceptical upon arrival at Ipswich’s new budget hotel, but as the saying goes you should ‘never judge a book by its cover’ – and this couldn’t be more true.