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The news that Ipswich Borough Assets has spent £23.3m on buying Beardmore Park in Martlesham Heath to provide an investment income stream has provoked many comments over the last week.

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Things are getting tight at Suffolk County Council – and next year’s budget is going to be even more challenging than it has faced this year.

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

Suffolk police

Joe Cardy of Hintlesham Golf Club won the Suffolk PGA match-play championship for the first time at Diss. He beat Will Farley, a third-year trainee from Rushmere, with a birdie, eagle finish to end two up.

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Essex have retained the PGA England and Wales Inter-County Championship over the PGA National course at The Belfry becoming only the second county to win the trophy twice.


Thetford mountain biker Lee Woodcock raced through the night to win the solo category in the One Night In Thetford 12-hour night race in the forest near Brandon.


In this week’s column, Don Topley takes a look at new England man Ollie Stone, as well as paying tribute to the retiring James Foster

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Vanity Fair is one of the greatest novels about Waterloo: and this week the ITV series reached 1815 and the battle where Napoleon met his final defeat. But how much do you know about East Anglia’s link to the day that decided Europe’s fate?


A family who claim their autistic son has not had suitable education since April have described their plight for appropriate provision as “hopeless”.


The news that Suffolk is facing an £8m hole in its finances is hardly surprising – but will certainly set the alarm bells ringing for many.

Matthew Hicks

Tom Gregory is still the youngest swimmer to conquer the English Channel and probably always will be


“Chaps don’t really grow up, their toys just get bigger” reads the message featured on a framed picture made by Ipswich-based company Chatham Chaps. Another reads: “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy. But the Bible says love your enemy.”

Tyrone Mings

Aldeburgh will meet Stowmarket in the final of the Hambro Cup at Bury St Edmunds on September 9. Both semi-finals were played in persistent afternoon rain.


Alfie Halil of Flempton won the Suffolk Junior match play final with a 3 and 2 victory over George Fricker of Ufford Park at Felixstowe Ferry.


The news that the construction of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich is “under review” by an independent consultant working for Suffolk County Council is likely to spell the death-knell for this exciting project.

George Osborne

First timers flocked to Felixstowe parkrun for the 17th staging of the weekly 5K event, held on the promenade on Saturday morning.


Don Topley has been blasted on social media for his thoughts on domestic t20. Is he right?


Don Topley takes a look at the new t20 Blast season – and Essex entertain Sussex tonight


The harrowing effects of online abuse were laid bare by expert speakers from across the country during a Virtual Violence seminar at the University of Suffolk.

Tim Passmore

Five of the top plants from naturalistic garden designer Piet Oudolf


The push for a Bostik Premier Division play-off place continues tomorrow afternoon, with Leiston still in sixth place going into the match, writes Craig Cooper.


A Suffolk cancer survivor is to undertake a gruelling 10km obstacle course as training for a Land’s End to John O’Groats world record.

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Lewis Sullivan and April Hill led the way as Suffolk enjoyed a successful day at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, held in bitterly cold conditions at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on Saturday.


A couple from Stowmarket celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary were surprised by a visit from the mayor at their home on Thursday.

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Spanish Ipswich Town superfan José López Lerena travelled all the way from Malaga to see Saturday’s cancelled match with Hull City - but ended up meeting an Ipswich Town legend instead.


Suffolk’s Under-18 girls’ team travelled to Bromley Tennis Centre for 18u County Cup.


Collateral is a gripping thriller but some moments jar - on the other hand, as back stories go, a detective who had to bow out of international pole vaulting due to a mysterious “incident” has to be up there with some of the best of them


Mercedes-Benz debuts in the soft-roader estate market with its E-Class All-Terrain that’s very capable of taking the rough with the smooth, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Andy Russell

Jane Rich’s Morris 8 tourer, nicknamed Wee 2, is still a big part of the family after more than half a century of ownership.

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