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Having returned from Diss, a charming place which I never mind visiting, I came home with much to think about, writes Martin Newell.

The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.

The Children in Need 2017 charity event has raised more than £50.1 million in another record-breaking year.

A major road in Ipswich is to expected to be closed all weekend because of fears a building in the area is structurally unsafe.

Scientists have warned that indulgent grandparents could be a health hazard for children - and could even increase their risk of cancer.

A 55-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Beyton has been released on police bail.

The parents of a baby girl who died while waiting for a delayed heart operation told an inquest they had been let down by the NHS “in the worst way possible”.

Though visually breathtaking, the previous two Thor films –Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) - lacked the vim and vigour of other entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Framlingham superstar Ed Sheeran scooped the best live act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in London last night – but missed out on the inaugural best artist award to Shawn Mendes.

Thousands of people in Suffolk and Essex paid their respects over the weekend to the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price in defence of our freedom.

Firefighters have been praised for quickly tackling a large blaze which broke out in a garden workshop in west Suffolk today.

Lawyers for the children of a Bury St Edmunds fitness instructor who was killed by a stalker say her murder was “preventable”, the High Court in London heard today.

A Suffolk grandmother with a history of burning herself was found engulfed in flames on a mental health ward after she set herself on fire with a cigarette lighter in her handbag, an inquest heard.

Growing up in the 80s, of course meant growing up with the electronic delights and silky smooth vocals of Yazoo and Alison Moyet, so this little audience member couldn’t have been more excited for the treat that was about to unfold. And what a treat it was!

Murder on the Orient Express is the latest directorial outing by Kenneth Branagh and a sumptuous retelling of the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery novel of the same name.

I wonder how many Ipswich residents are aware that the town has been designated an “Opportunity Area” for improving educational outcomes and that this designation comes with a pot of money of at least £6 million?

Children’s reading levels in Ipswich schools in deprived areas have radically improved over the past year, a report has suggested – with a new literacy project helping drive improvements.

More than 20 people are reported to have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at a Baptist church in Texas, police said.

A large west Suffolk school which converted to academy status has achieved an improved Ofsted rating.

I bought my first OMD single Electricity when I was still at school in 1979.

Contractors who had worked on the conservation of a derelict Rushmere building have expressed their sadness after it was damaged in a thatch roof fire last week.

Chart-topping Suffolk singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has been named the third richest British celebrity under the age of 30 with a whopping £52million fortune.

With comedy programmes The Thick of it and Veep and feature length debut In The Loop, writer-director Armando Iannucci has long established himself as one of the finest political satirists working today.

It was great to see the Regent sold out on a Wednesday night to a band that perennially chooses Ipswich as a stopping point on their travels, writes Mark Westall.

The task of delivering a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 seminal science fiction noir Blade Runner that retains both its visual splendor and narrative complexity is a daunting one.

Squeeze have been through numerous line-ups since they first formed in 1974 - at one time counting both Jools Holland and Paul Carrack amongst their ranks.

Inmates at a prison near Thetford are using laptops to select meals and submit orders to the jail shop from their cells, an inspection report has revealed.

A renowned former Bury St Edmunds headteacher says the overall level of education funding is “a long way short of what is needed”.

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital today after a car crashed into a house in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, last night.

Tickets for Gary Barlow’s Thetford Forest concert sold out in less than a day after being snapped up when they went on sale this morning.

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