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Yesterday, 19:08

The centre of Ipswich has become home to hundreds of pied wagtails much to the delight of local bird enthusiasts.

Yesterday, 19:01

Extra activities are being laid on for this year’s Orwell Challenge – as this year it coincides with the Suffolk Day big weekender.

Yesterday, 17:30

Take a look back on this week’s ‘don’t miss’ stories including the lollipop man who set up a camera in a school toilet and the funeral director who is carrying a defibrillator in his hearse.

Yesterday, 16:37

Young people gathered in Ipswich today celebrating all things Elmer where they even had the chance of putting their own stamp on one of this year’s elephant designs.

Yesterday, 11:59

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin says an immigration system ‘based on fear and penalties’ makes it more difficult to find out someone’s real age - after an adult asylum seeker posed as a pupil at an Ipswich school last year.

Yesterday, 11:31

The skeleton of the new “The Hold” heritage centre and records office in Ipswich is now taking shape on the campus of the University of Suffolk.

Yesterday, 11:19

Crews have been called to a house fire close to Ipswich town centre - where a woman was treated a smoke inhalation.

Yesterday, 19:56

The airline flybmi, which flies out of Stansted among other locations, has gone into administration.

Yesterday, 08:52

Police are investigating a series of distraction thefts in Ipswich - where a man with a map entered shops asking for directions before stealing the victim’s phone or purse.

Yesterday, 07:37

Suffolk and Essex are in for a cloudy but mild weekend with temperatures higher than average for his time of year.

Fri, 19:30

A homeless chef saved from suicide, a city banker made redundant and a reformed drug addict turned poet – three former rough sleepers share stories about life on the streets and their involvement in a new art exhibition.

Yesterday, 05:45

Hoax calls cost the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) more than 34 hours of wasted staff time last year, it has been revealed.

Yesterday, 05:31

A pothole on a rural road in Suffolk is turning into a potentially lethal hazard - but Suffolk Highways do not have the money to fix it quickly.

Yesterday, 15:57

The Jetty Lane Youth and Arts Centre is set to be approved by Suffolk Coastal District Council when it goes in front of the planning committee next week.

Fri, 14:17

The mother of Ipswich stabbing victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has accused a delivery driver alleged to have driven gang members to the scene of the fatal attack of “leaving her son to die”.

Yesterday, 11:30

It is a bitterly cold winter’s evening, with temperatures forecast to fall further overnight and a crowd of people, each rubbing their hands and stomping their feet to keep warm, has gathered in Ipswich’s Elm Street.

Yesterday, 11:30

Most shops you go to are full of products made of plastic and wrapped in...yet more plastic.

Yesterday, 11:27

A beautiful property which is believed to be one of the largest in the upmarket town of Southwold has been put up for sale.

Yesterday, 11:00

New report warns 40% of insect species could become extinct in a few decades.

Yesterday, 11:00

Welcome to the Enjoy Gardening More community where you’ll find amazing garden deals every day.

Yesterday, 10:00

What kind of property will around £300,000 buy you in East Anglia? What about a bungalow in Bury St Edmunds, an apartment in Ipswich or a penthouse in Colchester?

Yesterday, 08:00

Thousands of young people across the UK opted to miss school or college on Friday to demand action on climate change.

Yesterday, 07:30

Waste management group Viridor is to invest £15.4 million in the Masons Recycling Facility near Ipswich.

Yesterday, 07:30

Move over Ed Sheeran Suffolk’s got a new burgeoning superstar: Bob Kidby.

Fri, 21:18

Firefighters were called to a fire in a bin outside an Ipswich carpet shop.

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Take a look back on this week’s ‘don’t miss’ stories including the lollipop man who set up a camera in a school toilet and the funeral director who is carrying a defibrillator in his hearse.

The centre of Ipswich has become home to hundreds of pied wagtails much to the delight of local bird enthusiasts.

There may have been a time when the highlight of your weekend was a Saturday night out-out in Ipswich town centre - but has the time come for you to hang up your dancing shoes?

Crews have been called to a house fire close to Ipswich town centre - where a woman was treated a smoke inhalation.

A drain in Ipswich was found inexplicably stuffed with Yorkshire puddings by Anglian Water.

A homeless chef saved from suicide, a city banker made redundant and a reformed drug addict turned poet – three former rough sleepers share stories about life on the streets and their involvement in a new art exhibition.

A Suffolk funeral director is to carry a defibrillator to funerals in its hearse.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin says an immigration system ‘based on fear and penalties’ makes it more difficult to find out someone’s real age - after an adult asylum seeker posed as a pupil at an Ipswich school last year.

Paul Geater

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.

The start of a new year should be the chance to look ahead at a brighter future – and to anticipate good things to come.

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