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Overhead view of the proposed Hill Gallop

A major investment in Newmarket horseracing has been unveiled as a five-year project gets closer to the finishing post.

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13:37
Honey Rose arriving at Ipswich Crown Court during her trial

An eye expert who missed serious abnormalities in the eyes of an “active and football loving” Ipswich schoolboy who later died has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence.

13:17
Leonie Troke (centre, green top) leaving Colchester Magistrates' Court with family and solicitors

A driver who caused a crash which killed one woman and left her own five-year-old daughter paralysed from the waist down has been sentenced today.

Former Felixstowe councillor Dot Paddick

Tributes have been paid to a former community leader, described by her colleagues as colourful and charismatic, who has died at the age of 79.

40 minutes ago
Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

09:00
Manningtree High School maths teacher Miss Ania Kolendo with some of her straight A students.

While pupils nervously see what they have got, it is easy to forget that results day is also an anxious time for teachers.

57 minutes ago
Arson at farm in Wherstead

Police are hunting an arsonist after tractors and farm equipment were destroyed in a fire on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Ipswich Town

Freddie Sears

Mick McCarthy’s faith in Freddie Sears is not wavering, despite the striker having gone 31 league and cup games without a goal.

Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Douglas has assured fans there is more to come from him as he aims to establish himself in the Ipswich Town first team this season.

Yesterday, 17:50
Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy wants to add experienced heads to his squad before the summer transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Yesterday, 13:50
Conor Grant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without midfielder Conor Grant for Saturday’s home game with Preston North End, as he revealed there could be a deal in the offing for free agent striker Leon Best.

Wed, 17:49
Grant Ward battles with Wes Hoolahan during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

After a positive performance against Norwich, could the derby draw be a platform for Ipswich Town to build on?

Wed, 13:04
Dalian Atkinson playing for Ipswich in 1988. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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

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Wed, 10:24
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.

Wed, 09:57
Bill Tancred

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

Business

Ethan Miller is the winner of a furniture  design competition, where his design has been made into a prototype by West Suffolk College.
Ethan Miller reiving his prize from Paul Glasswell.

Students design wins Glasswells furniture design competition

A public exhibition will give local residents Ipswich residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary proposals to redevelop land between Lower Brook Street and Turret Lane.

A west Suffolk outdoor karting company has created five new jobs with the opening of a new corporate hospitality venue.

Yesterday, 17:35

Ipswich law firm BlocksLegal LLP has staged an event at the Suffold Food Hall at Wherstead to promote export business with China.

Yesterday, 14:42

Suffolk Chamber International, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, has launched a range of revamped courses to help the county’s export drive.

EA Life

Yesterday, 12:24
John Elwes lived a frugal life at Stoke College, eating stale bread and mouldy meat

John Elwes went to bed when it grew dark so he didn’t have to pay for candles, and ate little more than stale bread and mouldy meat

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.

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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

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.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Top TV star Richard Wilson has been forced to pull out of the Frinton Summer Theatre’s Gala Night tomorrow after suffering a heart attack.

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