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County Hall, home of Essex County Council. Photo: ARCHANT

People who die in ‘sheltered’ accommodation may not be found for several days as funding cuts mean staff numbers are reduced at the housing schemes, a tenants’ group has claimed.

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John Constable - Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831. Picture: TATE, LONDON 2013

History may have to be rewritten according to a meteorologist who claims the most striking feature of a famous Constable painting – a rainbow – may have been added in afterwards.

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The sessions will be held at Suffolk Babies' centre in Kesgrave, pictured at its launch last year. Picture Sarah Lucy Brown

Today we are asking new parents to share their experiences of breastfeeding - was there too much pressure from healthcare professionals, did you get enough support and what factors played a part in the decision you made?

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The drone used in Ipswich

Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

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A man posting letters with second class stamps. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

More than 90% of first class letters delivered in Suffolk arrive the next working day, new Royal Mail data has shown.

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File picture. Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police are searching for a motorist who approached a 17-year-old moped rider in Barham, on Wednesday, February 15 with what is believed to be a knife.

10:58
South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich

A 46-year-old Sudbury man who tried to play peacemaker in a fracas outside a kebab shop has ended up in court.

Ipswich Town

Town celebrate a win at Carrow Road in September 2006

Ipswich Town head to Carrow Road for the East Anglia derby on Sunday, aiming to pick up their first victory from the bitter encounter in seven years.

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Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn holds his head in his hands after the famous divot blunder

In the latest of our nostalgia series looking back at great moments in the history of the East Anglian derby, today sees us arrive at perhaps the most iconic moment of all...

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Tony Mowbray

Former Ipswich Town caretaker manager, Tony Mowbray, has taken over the reins at Blackburn Rovers, following the departure of former boss, Owen Coyle by mutual consent.

Paul Anderson scores Ipswich Town's equaliser in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final in 2015.

Former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson says the Blues’ painful play-off defeat to Norwich will act as an extra motivation to those players that suffered heartache in 2015.

Yesterday, 17:14
Alex Neil and Mick McCarthy go head-to-head again on Sunday in the latest East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City and Ipswich Town renew rivalries at Carrow Road this coming weekend with bragging rights and Championship points at stake.

Yesterday, 17:11
Kevin Bru and Steven Naismith in action during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City match at Portman Road in August.   Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town go in search of their first East Anglian derby victory since April 2009, and their first at Carrow Road for 11 years, on Sunday.

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52 minutes ago
The drone used in Ipswich

Anglian Water has enlisted drone technology for its large sewers in Ipswich to monitor the conditions of its sewerage network.

Peter Philips (Technical Manager, Hanover Housing),Stuart Gadsden (Technical Sales Manager, Kensa Heat Pumps),Winston Williams (Director of Property Services, Hanover

An energy switching project completed in Ipswich by Hanover Housing Association and Kensa Heat Pumps has been named Most Innovation Retrofit Scheme at the Housing Innovation Awards.

NFU legal board chairman Trevor Foss.

The cost of contract disputes ran to nearly £700,000 in 2015/16 among members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), it has revealed.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

Lloyds Banking Group has attributed its successful 2016 to the “health of the UK economy” as it revealed annual profits nearly doubled to £4.24bn.

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NFU legal board chairman Trevor Foss.

The cost of contract disputes ran to nearly £700,000 in 2015/16 among members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), it has revealed.

Robert and Laura Strathern from Fairfields Farm potatoes

An Essex crisp maker which grows its own potatoes has bagged contracts with two major Hong Kong-based retail groups.

Ipswich born artist and model Ryan Barrett, taking part in BBC2's The Great Pottery Throw Down.  Photo: Love Productions/ BBC/ Mark Bourdillon

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

Yesterday, 17:30

Fashion student Sophie Whatling, from Eye, flaunted her unique designs on the catwalk at this year’s London Fashion Week – winning one of the top prizes.

Yesterday, 13:33

Nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

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Yesterday, 13:44
Neville Parry was thought to have been the world's oldest working cinema projectionist. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Glowing tributes have been paid to a Suffolk cinema projectionist – believed to have been the world’s oldest in his profession.

Yesterday, 13:31
Ed Sheeran on stage during the 2012 Brit Awards. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

Yesterday, 11:50
Joe Stilgoe

This review of Joe Stilgoe’s performance at The Apex might be more honestly and accurately titled ‘confessions of a superfan’ because frankly, I think he is great.

Yesterday, 11:00

An exciting performance from the Atkinsons Action Horses, the equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark, leads a thrilling line-up of attractions at this year’s show.

Mon, 17:31

The acts that will headline one of Suffolk’s most popular music festivals in its 10th anniversary year have been announced, with singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner topping the bill.

Mon, 12:16

When Alexander O’Neal hit the Ipswich Regent last night it was definitely Hearsay - in fact, 30 years of Hearsay.

Colchester United

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George Elokobi (left) has encouraging words for Cameron James at the final whistle following the U's 1-0 win over Wycombe on Tuesday night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron James relished his battle with Wycombe Wanderers’ man mountain, Ade Akinfenwa, during Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at the Community Stadium.

Yesterday, 22:43
George Elokobi celebrates with U's boss John McGreal after scoring the winner against Wycombe. Picture: STEVE WALLER

George Elokobi cracked home the best goal of his career, to send Colchester United into the League Two top seven tonight.

Yesterday, 12:39

Chris Porter was not expecting to be thrown into the first-team fray quite so soon, at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, but he knows that he and his Colchester United team have a job to do against play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers tonight.

Yesterday, 07:48

Matt Briggs is eying up the League Two play-off zone, which Colchester United will gate-crash if they can return to winning ways against promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers this evening.

Mon, 06:00

Chris Porter admitted that Saturday’s shocker at Accrington Stanley was a strong contender for Colchester United’s worst performance of the season.