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We’ve heard about the Suffolk men who fought at the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Yesterday, 17:00

A 19-year old man who met up with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged text messages with her despite being given a police caution for kissing her several months earlier has been sentenced to 21 months youth detention.

Yesterday, 14:37

Suffolk’s most important religious building has been awarded a £300,000 Government grant to pay for urgent roof repairs.

Yesterday, 11:35

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

Yesterday, 11:32

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.

Yesterday, 10:32

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.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town are in with their best shot at promotion to the Premier League in a decade. STUART WATSON caught up with managing director Ian Milne to discuss plans for next season, the club’s wage bill and how he has very much become a fan.

Yesterday, 06:00

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

Fri, 14:50

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

Fri, 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.

Fri, 11:20

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

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Yesterday, 09:30

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

Fri, 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.

Business

A party of Ipswich students had a day at the seaside at Aldeburgh – to find out about the realities of working in the customer service industry.

Fri, 17:53
Pauline Turner with sons Ian and Glen at Hyundai Bury St Edmunds with  a replica of the Ford Cortina she won  in a competition more than 50 years ago, the sale of which helpd to finance the launch of Turners Motor Group.

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

Fri, 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.

Fri, 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.

Fri, 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.

EA Life

12:07

Sheena Grant’s thrifty living challenge continues.

10:00
Ellen and her children

Ellen Widdup’s 2.4 Children - sharing the secrets of successful parenting.

Yesterday, 15:45
Jane Mohan owns West Street Vinetard in Coggeshall.

Natalie Sadler and her husband went wine tasting at the West Street Vineyard, in Coggeshall and learnt about the beautiful simplicity of English wines before feasting on local fayre in the restaurant.

Yesterday, 14:59
Linda and Chris in their garden this month. 'We look a bit like Worzel Gummidge,' she says. Nonsense!

It’s an exotic oasis off the beaten track, is the Pegdens’ peaceful garden. Steven Russell meets a couple – and their dogs! – for whom 2015 brings a special anniversary.

Yesterday, 12:00
Will Lodge with baby Mila

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

What's On

Fri, 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

Fri, 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.