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Police chiefs last night insisted Suffolk is a safe place to live despite new figures revealing officers have seized more than 500 weapons being carried in public in the last four years.


An April Fools’ day drink-driver is facing a possible jail term after being arrested for drink-driving twice in 24 hours.


A rail users group has called for an hourly service around the clock on the main line from London to Ipswich as part of the franchise to be awarded for East Anglia’s rail services next year.

Problems with a council’s website have generated calls for an extension to the consultation period for the biggest housing development proposed in Felixstowe for 20 years.

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A broken down jet ski to the south of Mersea Island was towed ashore by coastguard teams yesterday.


Firefighters extinguished a chimney blaze near Hadleigh on Wednesday night.

Ipswich Town

Zeki Fryers insists he’s ready to hit the ground running with Ipswich Town.

Yesterday, 15:13

Extra train services have been arranged for Ipswich Town fans on Good Friday.

Yesterday, 10:51

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has warned supporters that returning loanee Jonny Williams may be limited to a bit-part role during the team’s Championship promotion push.

Tue, 11:53

Ex-Ipswich Town defender Aaron Cresswell has issued a heartfelt good luck message to his former club as they prepare for an exciting and nerve-wracking Championship promotion push.

Mon, 12:00

Teddy Bishop, Matt Clarke and Kundai Benyu... Ipswich Town’s youth set-up is beginning to produce again.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ipswich Town are in with their best shot at promotion to the Premier League in a decade.

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Yesterday, 10:28

Chris Walker-Hebborn is ready to take this month’s British Swimming Championships by storm after rediscovering his love for the sport.

Yesterday, 15:24
Louise Waplington with husband Martyn, son Leon and daughter Annabelle

For one London Marathon runner this year her son is all the inspiration she needs.

Tue, 10:59
Boxers from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) compete against boxers from The 1st Battalion The Princess of Wale's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR) in the British Army Inter-Unit Semi Finals held at Barker Barracks in Paderborn, Germany.   3 PARA won the contest convincingly, winning 8 of the 9 bouts fought on the night and now proceed to the Finals. Pte Andy Jacques (Red Gloves).

Boxers from the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, from Colchester Garrison, are in the final of the British Army Inter Unit Boxing competition.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Colchester Half-Marathon. Starting and finishing at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Competitors braved the dismal morning weather today to take part in the Colchester Half Marathon.


An artisan preserves maker based near Sudbury has achieved a double listing with Marks & Spencer.

Yesterday, 10:45
Lord Rose, the former chief executive of Marks & Spencer.
Photo: Mike Ellis Photography

Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand and former Marks & Spencer chief Lord (Stuart) Rose are among more than 100 UK business leaders who have signed a letter warning that a Labour government would threaten jobs and investment.

Yesterday, 10:09
B&Q is to close as many as 60 stores over the next two years as part of a restructuring of its UK and Ireland business.

Home improvement chain B&Q is to close as many as 60 stores over the next two years as part of a restructuring of its UK and Ireland business.

Yesterday, 06:00
Fiona Siddall of Easton Farm Park and Adrian Melrose of Inn Style.

A tourism event staged in Suffolk last month has led to the launch of a new partnership involving one of the county’s leading visiting attractions.

Tue, 15:26
Management and colleagues at Ryan's, formerly Ryan Insurance Group, celebrate the launch of the company's new identity.

Insurance broker Ryan Insurance Group has unveiled a restyled brand identity, including a new logo, vision and values.

EA Life

Tue, 10:43

Life hasn’t worked out quite as Eve Regelous planned when she was a young dance student but she and husband Peter have still got plenty of showbiz stories to share. Sheena Grant listened to a few of them.

Mon, 13:24
Example of a healthy breakfast, porridge with berries

Ten years ago Mary Skelcher, who had been a top athlete since her teens, began to be plagued by injury, she told Ellen Widdup.

Mon, 10:58
From The Archives West

Remembrance Day Parade  in  Sudbury 

November 1994

Do the pictures in our gallery bring back any memories for you?

Mon, 10:07
Men in the Kitchen workshop with Emma Crowhurst at the Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall.

Thirteen good men and true gathered beneath the gaze of the Orwell Bridge to do some serious cooking. A baker’s dozen.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Could you save byu shopping in the children's department?

Sheena Grant’s thrifty living challenge continues.

What's On

Tue, 11:16

More than 100 young people got the chance to put on a show at a professional concert hall in Bury St Edmunds.

Tue, 09:08
Jurassic Adventures was a monster hit at the Ipswich Regent

“What do you call a dinosaur with one eye? Doyouthinkhesaurus” - a classic dino joke and one of many excitedly relayed by my son after watching this awesome play.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Robert Crighton, The Summoning of Everyman

A lot of good drama is ignored because it’s judged not to be “as good” as Shakespeare says Robert Crighton. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more about this and more forthcoming theatre.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Oysters by Ivan Cutting, the 2015 spring tour by Eastern Angles.L-R: Hephzibah Roe, Terry Frisch & Jeannie Dickinson

Oysters come with a reputation and so does touring theatre company Eastern Angles.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Red Rose Chain stage Different Buttons. Photo: Bill Jackson

Originally written to mark the closure of Ipswich’s St Clement’s Hospital, this isn’t an easy watch but when the theatre falls dark you can’t help but feel a spark of hope.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 06:00

Colchester United, a daunting five points adrift of safety, are sweating on the fitness of skipper David Fox in the build-up to the crunch trip to Port Vale, on Good Friday.

Mon, 11:58
Charles Chapman, with some of his U's memorabilia

Colchester United’s oldest season ticket holder, Charles Chapman, is still a regular visitor to the Weston Homes Community Stadium, at the age of 94, and he shows no signs of giving up any-time soon!

Friday, March 27, 2015
Kenny McEvoy, one of 42 players by the Us this season, has a late chance against Sheffield United in his only outing, before his return to Tottenham

Colchester United have used more players, during this relegation-haunted season, than in any other season since they joined the Football League back in 1950.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
U's boss Tony Humes. who has this afternoon signed Richard Brindley on loan from Rotherham

Colchester United have snapped up right-back Richard Brindley on loan from Rotherham, on loan transfer deadline day today.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tom Eastman wins a head against Oldham's Jonson Clarke-Harris, from earlier this season

At this time of the season, a 13-day break between games is far from ideal, especially when you are battling against relegation.