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While many high street shops are closing down, Blue Inc is reopening its doors in Ipswich a year after the company went into administration.

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Christmas just isn't Christmas without a decent platter of cheeses. Here Clare Jackson of Slate in Aldeburgh and Southwold shares her top three varieties for your celebrations.

Frustrated passengers face yet another day of rail chaos after several services were cancelled on trains to and from Ipswich.

The Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular, Snape Maltings, until December 15

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Thieves have bashed their way into a lighting shop in Hadleigh - in a raid reminiscent of the famous Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

A complete multi-million pound top-to-bottom transformation of one of Ipswich's biggest hotels is a powerful sign of the strength of the town's economy, its manager has said.

Members of a Suffolk group aiming to use allotments to combat mental ill health have celebrated a successful year by cooking a festive meal in their shed.

Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town are in League One action this afternoon when they welcome Bristol Rovers to Portman Road (3pm).

Ipswich Town right-back Janoi Donacien doesn't believe the wins have dried up due to manager Paul Lambert's squad rotation policy.

Yesterday, 17:06

Paul Lambert has challenged Andre Dozzell to 'step into the shoes' of Cole Skuse in the Ipswich Town midfield.

Yesterday, 15:57

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has 'put a little something behind the bar' to thank fans for their support ahead of tomorrow's clash with Bristol Rovers.

Yesterday, 15:42

Ipswich Town's trip to Exeter City in the EFL Trophy has been scheduled for Saturday, January 4 (3pm ko).

Yesterday, 12:06

Ipswich Town host Bristol Rovers in a top-six League One clash tomorrow. Here's what Paul Lambert had to say about recent form, style of play and more.

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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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What's on

The Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular, Snape Maltings, until December 15

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It might be 45 years since ABBA won Eurovision 1974. But the Swedish superstars are still as popular as ever, as the launch of the Super Troupers exhibition this week showed.

Yesterday, 19:30

Christmas has turned into a very lucrative time of year for the Hollywood studios and an Oscar or two does send peopel scurrying to snap up tickets.

Here is a run down of the leading titles being released in the run-up to Christmas and into the New Year.

Yesterday, 18:58

Christmas may bring good cheer - but it also brings empty wallets. Here are some suggestions for fun family activities over the festive period which won't cost a fortune.

Yesterday, 21:00

There are a few Oscar-worthy winners in film buff Rory's list. But how many have you seen?

Thu, 12:00

Fancy something creatively rewarding and, perhaps, a little different for the family this Christmas? Then, DanceEast and leading choreographer Arthur Pita could have just the show you are looking for - a stage adaptation, with songs and live music, of Mick Jackson's contemporary children's classic Ten Sorry Tales.

Wed, 17:28

A schoolgirl from Ipswich has described her appearance on the popular Ellen DeGeneres television show as her "best day ever" - after wowing the famous talk show host with her talent.

Sport

Yesterday, 11:20

Stowmarket Town will have to reshuffle their defence this weekend in the absence of the suspended Tom Bullard, writes ALEX MOSS.

Thu, 15:11

Ipswich rider Gemma Melton won the Eastern Region Cyclo-Cross Championship despite being lassoed by loose tapes blowing in the wind, writes Fergus Muir.

Thu, 11:00

Far from winding down towards the end of another year, it's been a helter-skelter last few weeks for Suffolk running.

Wed, 13:09

In his latest column, Olympic coach Nino Severino shares a story of how one local up-and-coming young athlete is using mind coaching to aid his journey to the top of his sport.

Wed, 06:00

The Ipswich Witches have announced the return of asset Cameron Heeps for the 2020 season.

Tue, 10:15

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. Here he heads to Victoria Dock parkrun, in East London

Tue, 06:00

The Ipswich Witches have announced Jake Allen as their first signing for the 2020 Premiership campaign, writes Henry Chard.

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:30

On general election day I really don't feel it is my place to give any views on how the campaign has gone, there will be plenty of that over the next few days. All I will say is to urge people to get out and vote.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

When Yougov published the results of its "mega" MRP poll last week showing that the Conservatives were on course to win a 68-seat majority in the 2019 General Election, I found their findings credible.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

We are now just two weeks away from the 2019 General Election - it really is the business end of the campaign when people really are going to have to make up their minds how to vote.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Watching this week's 2019 General Election debate reminded me so much of watching a Champion's League second-leg match between two heavyweight teams where one starts 3-0 ahead after the first skirmish.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

General elections are nothing if they not major media events - and the way the parties are playing news organisations has always been a feature of how democracy works in this country.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A week on from the confirmation that the 2019 General Election will be held on December 12, we've been undergoing the traditional "phoney war" as parliamentary business is polished off and former MPs return to their constituencies.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

So we've finally got a decision and we are going for a General Election on December 12 - the first case of Jingle Polls since the 1920s!

Business

While many high street shops are closing down, Blue Inc is reopening its doors in Ipswich a year after the company went into administration.

A complete multi-million pound top-to-bottom transformation of one of Ipswich's biggest hotels is a powerful sign of the strength of the town's economy, its manager has said.

A chair of governors has hit out at the "heavy hand" of regulators as his college sought to recover from the blow of two successive failed Ofsted inspections.

Yesterday, 11:30

A software firm is offering 'space days' to its employees to help improve their sense of satisfaction in the job.

Thu, 17:18

Engineering workers at Felixstowe docks are set to go out on strike in a row over plans to outsource their jobs.

Thu, 13:24

Energy bosses have been accused of "serious mismanagement" of two wind farm projects leading to unnecessary destruction of Suffolk's countryside.

Thu, 11:30

The final phase of a new business park for Woodbridge has begun - with the emphasis on mitigating its impact on the environment, developers say.