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Fears are growing about the long-term future of Marks and Spencer in Ipswich town centre after it emerged that the company has been looking for a site on the edge of the town to open a new food store.

Our food and drink editor was unsure what to expect of this new brunch and breakfast menu, but was pleasantly surprised.

Suggestions for a ‘garden town’ of 15,000 homes to the north of Ipswich have been branded “absurd” and “undeliverable” by one of the county’s MPs.

07:30

A 23-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was not part of the group that carried out the fatal attack, it has been claimed.

07:30

Almost one in five first crimes committed by child offenders in Suffolk are drug-related, figures have revealed.

Here’s your weekend run down of our five top news stories this week, including an iconic ride’s return to Pleasurewood Hills and the chance to say bye-bye to rain for the rest of the month.

Yesterday, 15:49

Ipswich Buses is to stop issuing credit notes at the end of next month in a bid to speed their vehicles at bus stops – but some travellers will be forced to pay more for their journeys.

Yesterday, 13:44

More than one knifeman could have inflicted the fatal wounds to Ipswich stabbing victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, it has been claimed.

The idyllic Broke Hall Park sits at the end of a long lime tree-lined avenue and offers views of picturesque Pin Mill yet it is just four miles from Ipswich town centre - and now you could snap up a home within this parkland setting.

New details have emerged about the upcoming Woodbridge Beowulf Festival.

Yesterday, 19:04

Drivers who fraudulently insured their cars under false names have had their vehicles seized by police.

Yesterday, 19:00

Ed Sheeran has had a lot to shout about over the past 10 days from kicking off his world tour to winning another BRIT award, celebrating his 28th birthday with tens of thousands of fans and even enjoying a kick-about with Brazilian footballers.

Retailers Travis Perkins have been granted permission to create a new building yard at Martlesham Heath Business Park.

Yesterday, 17:17

A fraudster conned a vulnerable man out of £26,000 by telling the victim his beloved Xbox games console would be cut off.

Yesterday, 16:28

Residents are said to be “scared to go out” after a gang started to target their housing estate by smashing windows, shouting verbal abuse and stealing from shops.

Yesterday, 16:24

Police have confirmed no arrests have yet been made, and enquiries are ongoing, following several reports of a ‘silver taxi’ approaching children in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 23:08

In total 1,591 drivers were caught speeding across the county as part of a three-week campaign from Suffolk police.

Yesterday, 12:04

When this happy-go-lucky disabled man’s treasured bicycle was cruelly stolen, it soured what was supposed to be a day of celebration.

Yesterday, 11:13

A lane is closed on the A12 after a man has been seen lying on the road after falling off his bike on the Ipswich-bound carriageway.

Yesterday, 10:59

In the old days, residents would have convened a Neighbourhood Watch group to share valuable intelligence and what criminals were up to in their areas.

Yesterday, 09:34

Suffolk Police are preparing to escort a 25 metre boat through Suffolk to Ipswich Marina.

Yesterday, 09:13

The recent spate of fine weather has resulted in a flurry of early sightings of butterflies across Suffolk.

Yesterday, 08:53

Brexit will be a hot topic of conversation at the second Mid Suffolk Business Exhibition, set for Stowmarket on March 27.

Yesterday, 19:30

Parking giants NCP have waived a £100 parking fine issued to an Ipswich couple who parked in the wrong car park to give blood.

Yesterday, 19:19

Domestic abuse victims in Suffolk unfairly left by their partners owing thousands of pounds in debt will get extra support to help cope with their financial difficulties.

Most read stories this week

Fears are growing about the long-term future of Marks and Spencer in Ipswich town centre after it emerged that the company has been looking for a site on the edge of the town to open a new food store.

Residents are said to be “scared to go out” after a gang started to target their housing estate by smashing windows, shouting verbal abuse and stealing from shops.

Suggestions for a ‘garden town’ of 15,000 homes to the north of Ipswich have been branded “absurd” and “undeliverable” by one of the county’s MPs.

A fraudster conned a vulnerable man out of £26,000 by telling the victim his beloved Xbox games console would be cut off.

Our food and drink editor was unsure what to expect of this new brunch and breakfast menu, but was pleasantly surprised.

Ipswich Buses is to stop issuing credit notes at the end of next month in a bid to speed their vehicles at bus stops – but some travellers will be forced to pay more for their journeys.

More than one knifeman could have inflicted the fatal wounds to Ipswich stabbing victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, it has been claimed.

A 23-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was not part of the group that carried out the fatal attack, it has been claimed.

Paul Geater

Over the last four decades I’ve seen many ambitious schemes come forward to redevelop and improve Ipswich town centre.

Do you remember all the complaints about the £21m spent on the Travel Ipswich project aimed at improving accessibility to the town centre?

A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline.

One of the benefits of the rise of online news pages was supposed to be that it “democratised” the news. It gave everyone the chance to have their say underneath a news or comment piece.

This week’s news that Ipswich has suffered more than other East Anglian “cities” from the loss of government support during a decade of austerity didn’t, in all honesty, come as a huge surprise to me.

Brexit is back firmly on the political agenda – and not just in the House of Commons where the Prime Minister is making another futile attempt to push through her deal that was rejected by two thirds of MPs nine days ago.

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.

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

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