In this week's column, Mike Bacon takes a look England's latest impressive performances and the return of cricket

Mick McCarthy

Suffolk's Lewis Sullivan crowned his first-ever run in an England vest by storming to victory at the SIAB Homes Countries Schools International, held in Dublin on Saturday.


How well do you know these classic dishes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales?


This month Katy Sandalls looks at some huge changes to women's football in Suffolk.


Ipswich Town fan Julie McCreadie became the UK's youngest female newspaper editor. She was a livewire who proposed in public on the London train, too

Terry Hunt

Clacton Pier's most iconic ride is set to return this weekend after a winter break in Scotland.


First-time buyers now account for the majority of house purchases with a mortgage - but aspiring home owners face raising a £32,000 deposit, rising to £110,000 for homes in London.

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The BBC TV series The Blue Planet highlighted the problem of plastic pollution, and the need for change. One Suffolk business set out on that path as far back as 2011.


Lucy Shepherd is only 26, but has conquered feats that so many others could only ever dream of, exploring the Arctic, Andes and Amazon. She's survived the jungle, scaled unimaginable peaks, adventured solo and led team expeditions. Emily Cotton speaks with the 'unlikely adventurer'.


A big name retailer is moving into the site of a former Marks and Spencer store in a Suffolk town centre.

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Ipswich has a long history of engineering invention and innovation. Now one local company is launching a new product for the construction industry, and it is already receiving international interest.


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.


A major mortgage lender has launched a new deal to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder without them needing to put down a deposit.

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People in Felixstowe gathered in bitterly cold conditions to pay their respects to the victims of Britain's biggest peacetime disaster.

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Business confidence in the East of England fell to its lowest level in more than a year in January with more expecting to cut jobs, a survey has found.

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Orkney has been crowned the UK's best place to live in an annual quality of life survey. But can that be right? Surely Suffolk must have a decent shout?


Get your kilts out of the wardrobe as one of the biggest events on the Scottish calendar is just around the corner.


James Kelly, an 86-year-old from Woodbridge, is poised to complete his 200th parkrun tomorrow, at Ipswich. Carl Marston caught up with him


The winter break is over and it's time for our female football players to get back to the pitch, writes Katy Sandalls.

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Ipswich Town's Under 23s remain top of the league following this afternoon's 4-2 victory over Bristol City. Andy Warren makes his observations.

Tristan Nydam

A growing number of breweries are launching low alcohol beers, and Suffolk's own are leading the market

Greene King

Two Suffolk non-league clubs are to stage a friendly fixture to raise awareness of cardiomyopathy, writes Nick Garnham.


Opinion New Year's Eve... what a yawn

Monday, December 31, 2018

No enthusiasm for seeing in the new year? Me neither.


Christmas can be a stressful time of year what with all those rows to fit in with your family, arguments over who gets the last chocolate in the tin and that's without having to navigate the festive TV schedules. Here are some hidden gems which are buried in the listings.


East of England firms' confidence in the economy has fallen into negative territory, according to a banking barometer.

European Union

George Vestey Suffolk High Sheriff talks to Gina Long MBE about the things he loves (and hates) about East Anglia and the worst moment of his life - at Lords cricket ground

Suffolk Community Foundation

Ipswich Town midfielder Tristan Nydam is out to make an instant impression on new Blues boss Paul Lambert when he returns from his loan spell in Scotland.

Tristan Nydam

Engineering and environmental services company, RSK Group, has acquired Suffolk-based tree surgeons the BTS Group and the TBF Contracting businesses TBF Traffic and TBF Scaffolding.

United Kingdom

With just over three months ago until the UK is due to leave the European Union, how will we cope with Brexit over Christmas?

David Cameron

Ipswich Town Under 23s beat Charlton Athletic Under 23s 2-0 at Playford Road this afternoon. ANDY WARREN gives his observations from the game.

Andre Dozzell

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