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An 86-year-old woman who had gone missing from Clacton has been found safe and well


A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.


An outgoing Suffolk MP has denied reports he stands to make more than £500,000 from the sale of his second home, which was part-subsidised by the taxpayer – saying he plans to keep the London property.


Aircraft pilots were targeted with lasers around Stansted Airport 45 times last year.


An international conservation charity based in Suffolk is one of three organisations to benefit from a new campaign raising awareness about the impact of meat production on health, welfare and the environment.


Up to 23 jobs could go in a major shake-up of Suffolk County Council’s education services.

Ipswich Town

They may not be splashing the cash on transfer fees, but Ipswich Town’s wage bill is very competitive in Championship terms.

Yesterday, 14:50

New loan signing Zeki Fryers is hoping to help ‘massive club’ Ipswich Town back into the Premier League.

Yesterday, 13:03

Ipswich Town forgotten man Paul Taylor insists Blackburn Rovers is the place he wants to be, labelling the Lancashire club the biggest he has been at.

Yesterday, 11:20

Jonny Williams has thanked fans for their ‘special support’ following his return to Ipswich Town for a third spell.

Yesterday, 10:50

The moment he silenced the Brighton boo-boys was the moment Ipswich Town supporters fell in love with Jonny Williams.

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Thousands of people will be pounding the streets of Colchester tomorrow as the town’s half marathon event returns.

Yesterday, 10:29
015 Bowls for Chris

It’s 20 years this September since Suffolk last reached the final of the Middleton Cup, the English inter-county championship.

Thu, 08:52
Action from the Butterfly during the Suffolk County Swimming Championships at Crown Pools.

The Suffolk County Championships took place over the past three weekends at Crown Pools, including teams from all over the county, with Team Ipswich taking the top club award with 2654 points.

Wed, 16:15
The official opening of the new South Lee School sports hall at the Victory Ground in Bury by the Countess of Euston.

A “fantastic” new sports hall has been officially opened in Bury St Edmunds as thanks were given to a headteacher who is stepping down and was pivotal to the project.


Yesterday, 17:53

The Suffolk-based Turners Motor Group is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Yesterday, 13:46
Smart421 managing director Neil Miles.

A Suffolk company involved the delivery of “smart ticket” technology which is being adopted by regional rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia has welcomed news of the new facility’s launch later this year.

Yesterday, 12:10
Suffolk FA football development officer Michael Cornall, left, and football development manager Nathan French, who is also chairman of the WAYS league, at the launch of the league's sponsorship deal with Drive Vauxhall’s sales consultants Jason Pearson and Sophie Rose.

Bury St Edmunds car dealership Drive Vauxhall has agreed a three-year deal to sponsor the Suffolk FA’s Western Area Youth Soccer (WAYS) league.

Yesterday, 09:55
The annual loss at the Co-operative Bank has narrowed from £632.8m to £264.2m.

The Co-operative Bank said today that it narrowed its losses last year as it battled to recover from the crisis which nearly sank it in 2013 – but it warned there remained “much to do” to turn around its fortunes.

Thu, 16:33
Andrew Deeks, managing director, and Peter Sakal, chief executive, of GFM CleverGames.

North Essex marketing and promotion company GFM has merged its online games business with clever TV to form a creative digital agency which is claimed to offer the largest network of fantasy and prediction games across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

EA Life


Parenting columnist Will Lodge looks at why walking is a dream and a nightmare.

James Marston is visiting every church in Suffolk

Every now and again, when I am early for an appointment somewhere in Suffolk, I pop into a village church and have a look around, explains columnist James Marston.

Claire Parker in The Big Painting Challenge. Photo: BBC/Dan Prince

The moment of truth looms for Claire Parker – the youngest finalist in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge. She tells Steven Russell about the year that’s made her stronger… and being mistaken for a cartoon character

Yesterday, 15:20
Charles on the campaign trail

The trouble with Charles Michell’s book, a ‘jumble of thoughts for dipping into’, is that it reminds you how mundane your own life has been. STEVEN RUSSELL reads it, and vows to have more fun from now on

Yesterday, 01:56
Author Kate Worsley at Harwich.

Six books with the flavour of East Anglia running through them like sticks of seaside rock have been announced as the finalists in the 2015 New Angle Prize for Literature.

What's On

Yesterday, 10:34

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.

Thu, 23:16
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. Under the guiding hand of founder, director and occasional writer Ivan Cutting this innovative company have developed a well-deserved reputation for bringing drama with a local flavour to village halls and community centres across Suffolk and the region.

Thu, 18:50
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.

Thu, 14:35
015 Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust 18

This is an extraordinary stage adaptation of a brilliant novel.

Thu, 12:24
Front – Cllr Geoff Holdcroft (left) with NRG Theatres’ chief executive, Ray Anderson, watched by (back – left to right) with NRG Theatres’ artist director, Vince Rayner, Cllr Andy Smith and Suffolk Coastal’s Leader, Cllr Ray Herring.

Photo: Paul Nixon

Theatre boss Ray Anderson accepts it will be a tough challenge to turn Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion into a success but is determined to bring back the big names to the resort.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 08:27

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.

Thu, 16:30
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.

Thu, 06:00
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.

Wed, 16:43
Elliott Hewitt, right, in action against Gillingham

Ipswich Town have recalled Elliott Hewitt from his loan spell at Colchester United.

Tue, 06:00
George Moncur smashes home the opener in the U's 2-2 draw at Gillingham

Colchester United midfielder George Moncur notched his fifth goal of the season in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Gillingham, but he was in no mood to celebrate.