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CCTV footage of Linstead Parva burglary suspect

Three suspects broke into the Linstead Farm and Garden Machinery shop in Linstead Parva and made off with farming and gardening tools worth in the region of £5,000.

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Stephen Cook of Churchgate Books

Have changing fashions doomed the traditional second-hand book shop, or has the rise of the internet just meant people have to move with the times?

08:07
Dalian Atkinson playing for Ipswich in 1988. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

An inquest is to be opened today into the death of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a police Taser.

File picture of police car.

A motorcyclist has died after his bike was in a collision with a van in Witham yesterday afternoon.

9 minutes ago
Fiveways Roundabout in Mildenhall near Barton Mills

Emergency services are on the way to the scene of a vehicle crash on the A11 at Barton Mills.

06:00
Bacton Community Middle School development plans. Left to right, David Barker MBE, chairman of Westhorpe Parish Council, Phil Webb, chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council and chairman of Bacton Parish Council Richard Peaty.

Suffolk County Council has been accused of hypocrisy over the Olympic legacy – just days after it backed calls for people to get more active in the wake of the UK’s medal success.

Police at the scene of the incident in Birds Green, Rattlesden.

A 73-year-old man arrested following the sudden death of Beryl Mary Taylor at Rattlesden in July has been re-bailed to return to police in November.

Ipswich Town

27 minutes ago
West Ham United's Martin Samuelsen.

Ipswich Town are carefully considering loan moves for young duo Martin Samuelsen and Adam Armstrong ahead of the transfer window closing next Wednesday.

Ipswich Town's Adam Webster (left).

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says summer signing Adam Webster is not the finished article, following the defender’s step up to Championship football.

Mon, 16:20
Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed he is still trying to bring new faces to Portman Road before the transfer window closes at 11pm on August 31.

Mon, 13:21
Leon Best celebrates after scoring for Rotherham United in the Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 March 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town have handed a trial to much-travelled striker Leon Best.

Mon, 06:00
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Norwich manager Alex Neil.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

This was an East Anglian derby draw to build upon.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Town fans look up towards the Norwich supporters after a yellow flare was thrown into them during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Officers have made a number of arrests following today’s derby match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City – including two relating to the dispersal of a flare in the grounds.

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55 minutes ago
Great Britain's Mo Farah

Team GB must build on the success of their most fruitful medal haul since 1908, according to legendary Suffolk Olympian, Bill Tancred.

Bill Tancred

Great Britain is now a ‘sporting superpower’ at the highest level, according to Suffolk Olympian Bill Tancred.

Business

Alex Pattenden, managing director of Unity Online.

Suffolk digital marketing company Unity Media Eastern has rebranded to become Unity Online, in a move designed to help it to meeting growing demand from the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector.

06:00

Associated British Ports (ABP)has invested more than £160,000 in five new MRS cargo handling grabs for the Port of Ipswich, to help handle an increase in the trade of dry bulk materials.

06:00

Melissa Abbott has been appointed national vice chairman of the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry suppliers’ association (BFBi), the first time this role has been held by a woman.

The inaugural Suffolk BME Business Awards, recognising enterprise within the county’s black and minority ethnic communities, are now open for entries.

Yesterday, 12:00

Three establishments in Ipswich have been given one star food hygiene ratings after latest inspections.

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Nigel Havers

Star of stage and screen Nigel Havers thas spoken of his love for Suffolk as he prepared for his latest show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Mon, 18:03

When it comes to public transport there’s often no shortage of things to moan about, whether it’s punctuality, quality of service or cost, writes Sheena Grant.

Mon, 16:23

I used to hate the word “normal”, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Mon, 13:45

From time to time, I pat myself on the back for being neither a collector nor a hoarder...unlike my husband who hides all his precious things in case I throw them out, writes Lynne Mortimer.

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Tally Ho Trotters visited the Town Hall ahead of the farewell event

There are just 10 days left before the town’s special guests disappear.

Star of stage and screen Nigel Havers thas spoken of his love for Suffolk as he prepared for his latest show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Thursday, August 18, 2016

They seek him here, they seek him there; but if you want to find The Scarlet Pimpernel he’s coming to Hedingham Castle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

One of the great additions to the region’s theatrical life has been the advent of the Colchester Mercury’s summer family production. This is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the joys of theatre but this isn’t a kids show – it’s a genuine family-friendly play which has plenty to offer audiences of all ages.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage decided to find out.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Expect guest appearances from Spiderman, Velma from Scooby Doo and maybe a few dinosaurs, particularly a velociraptor named Vince when Joe Pasquale’s new tour One Man And His Bog comes to town.

Colchester United

Saturday, August 20, 2016
John McGreal

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, felt that his side were just getting on top when Portsmouth scored the first of their two late goals at Fratton Park this afternoon, in a 2-0 defeat.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Portsmouth 2 Colchester United 0

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has not ruled out the possibility of further strengthening his squad, despite the U’s sitting pretty in second spot after three games of the new season.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Colchester United 3 Grimsby Town 2

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Colchester United manager John McGreal was delighted to mark his first competitive home game, in charge, with a 2-0 home win over Cambridge United this afternoon.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Colchester United 2 Cambridge United 0