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A burglar was found with a pair of bolt croppers when arrested on suspicion of stealing more than £1,000 of computer equipment from Ipswich Hospital.

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Ed Sheeran has taken to social media to apologise to fans after he was forced to cancel a date on his World Tour which will end with four huge shows in Ipswich.

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The long-awaited Ipswich Winerack development is on track for completion at the end of the year, say the developers as the prepare to open their first show apartment.

Sunbathers armed with ice creams and deck chairs could again swarm on the Suffolk seaside ahead of what could be the hottest day of the year.

Yesterday, 17:46

A woman approached a young girl as she played in Alderman Park, Ipswich yesterday afternoon and pulled her arm, police have said.

Yesterday, 17:03

Staff at Anglian Home Improvements have been warned their jobs could be at risk as the company looks to close an Ipswich call centre - less than a year after it opened.

Yesterday, 14:35

East Anglia is enjoying the hottest day of the year so far.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

Yesterday, 19:55

A woman in her 70s had money stolen from her purse by two men who called at her Ipswich home posing as water engineers.

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Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 62-year-old man who failed to show up to work on Thursday morning.

Yesterday, 19:24

A former Chelsea football player who rebuilt his life after getting involved in drugs says young people need strong role models and hope for the future to keep them out of the clutches of gangs.

A community being inundated with applications for hundreds of homes has expressed relief after one set of proposals was turned down.

Yesterday, 19:00

Rail fares in the UK are notoriously complex – with walk-on fares, advance purchase tickets and a variety of options – and a commission is currently looking at ways of simplifying the system.

Yesterday, 19:00

As the sun shone and weather forecasters promised a glorious Easter, it looks as if youngsters are set to have fun in Ipswich Cornhill’s new fountains.

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With a late Easter and local council elections just 10 days away, candidates and their supporters will carry on campaigning over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Yesterday, 17:40

A CCTV image has been released by police after a woman in her 80s was punched in the face outside Betfred bookmakers in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 16:50

Climate activists have threatened to “shut down” Heathrow Airport this Easter bank holiday weekend.

Yesterday, 16:30

The wife of a Suffolk tourist who suffered a collapsed lung during a family holiday to Cape Verde has revealed it is a relief to have him back in the UK after he was flown home by air ambulance.

Yesterday, 16:10

The families of a couple who died after the husband killed his wife and himself following missed opportunities from the mental health crisis team have spoken of the ‘need for a better system’.

Yesterday, 15:13

The A14 has reopened after a four-hour closure due to a quater of a mile oil spill.

Yesterday, 13:26

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with anti-social motorcycle use in south-east Ipswich after officers spotted a scrambler bike being used illegally on April 14.

Yesterday, 13:07

The A14 has been closed westbound at Levington after a broken down car caused an oil spill which covered the road.

Yesterday, 12:36

Work has started to transform the garden at the Blue Cross centre in Wherstead - but more volunteers are needed in order to complete it.

Yesterday, 11:46

An Ipswich mother with a gambling addiction who stole £236,000 from her employers after her addiction “spiralled out of control” has been jailed for three years.

Yesterday, 11:30

Ipswich Town players taking a dip and American football all in this week’s Throwback Thursday as we take a look back at Ipswich in 1991.

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A woman approached a young girl as she played in Alderman Park, Ipswich yesterday afternoon and pulled her arm, police have said.

A burglar was found with a pair of bolt croppers when arrested on suspicion of stealing more than £1,000 of computer equipment from Ipswich Hospital.

An Ipswich man who was arrested after police officers found more than a kilo of cocaine during a raid at his home has been jailed for four years and ten months.

A CCTV image has been released by police after a woman in her 80s was punched in the face outside Betfred bookmakers in Ipswich.

The wife of a Suffolk tourist who suffered a collapsed lung during a family holiday to Cape Verde has revealed it is a relief to have him back in the UK after he was flown home by air ambulance.

An Ipswich mother with a gambling addiction who stole £236,000 from her employers after her addiction “spiralled out of control” has been jailed for three years.

A woman in her 70s had money stolen from her purse by two men who called at her Ipswich home posing as water engineers.

As the sun shone and weather forecasters promised a glorious Easter, it looks as if youngsters are set to have fun in Ipswich Cornhill’s new fountains.

Paul Geater

I often find local election campaigns very frustrating because far too many politicians see them as glorified opinion polls on the performance of national government rather than a chance for voters to have a say on how local services are run.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve approached the start of a political campaign with quite as much foreboding as I feel about the start of the 2019 local election contest.

I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter of plans to renew Ipswich Cornhill since it was first proposed by Lord Stuart Rose in 2012.

The real issue at the heart of the whole Brexit saga is that just as the nation was facing the greatest political and economic crisis in several generations, its political leaders are the worst anyone has ever seen.

Democracy, they say, is the worst possible political system . . . apart from all the others – and we’re seeing a prime example of that this week locally as well as nationally.

When I was studying for my history A level in the mid-1970s, one of our textbooks for the course was “Europe in the Age of Uncertainty” covering the years 1750-1870.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

This year’s local council elections in Suffolk are just over a couple of months away – and I’m starting think they could be much more interesting than I had expected just a few weeks ago.

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