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A delivery room at Harwich's Fryatt Hospital when it was opened in 2005. Photograph: James Fletcher

Harwich hospital will not deliver babies from April next year after chiefs approved plans to shut down the birthing unit in a bid to cut costs.

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Yesterday, 23:05
Jayden Adams

A 15-year-old girl has been reported missing from Ipswich

Yesterday, 20:00
David Henley, owner of Henley's of Wivenhoe fish and chip shop, which is backing a new campaign to celebrate the importance of using sustainable fish.

An award-winning Essex fish and chip shop aims to “turn the tide” on overfishing by suppporting a new campaign.

Yesterday, 18:07
Trevor Woolley

A Witham man who campaigned for weapons awareness after his son was stabbed has died from a reported heart-attack.

Yesterday, 17:51
Roads policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the B1125 (Dunwich Road) Blythburgh near to the junction with the B1387, which happened this morning, Tuesday 27 September.

Police were called at 8.56am today to reports of a single vehicle collision. Following the incident, a motorcyclist, a man in his fifties, has sadly died.

A 50 year-old man who died following a road traffic collision yesterday has been named as Stewart Mackenzie from Westleton.

Yesterday, 17:49
Ipswich have just stunned the footballing world by winning the League Championship, but you wouldn't know it from the stiff upper lip demeanour of Alf Ramsey in this photo

Today we launch the first in a series of features looking back at Ipswich’s past - its famous faces, prestigious landmarks and the defining moments that helped shape the town.

Ipswich Town

Tue, 22:59
Town manager Mick McCarthy gives instruction from the touchline during the second half of the Ipswich Town v Brighton & HA (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 27 September 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy highlighted the performances of Josh Emmanuel, Jonas Knudsen and Tom Lawrence as positives after tonight’s goalless home draw with high-flying Brighton.

Tue, 22:00
Town's Jonas Knudsen and Brighton's Anthony Knockaert battle for a high ball during the Ipswich Town v Brighton & HA (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 27 September 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town couldn’t capitalise on Brighton finishing the game with 10 men as they played out a second successive goalless draw at Portman Road in front of their lowest league attendance in almost four years.

Tue, 18:40
Ipswich Town V Brighton last season. Ryan Fraser fires a shot in

Ipswich Town have an opportunity to quickly bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Leeds as they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Portman Road tonight.

Tue, 12:22
Ipswich's Tommy Smith gives his team the lead against Brighton at The Amex. File photo

Ipswich Town’s next home game takes place tonight – but how well do you know the opposition?

Tue, 12:00
Skipper Luke Chambers applauds the fans following the Ipswich Town v Barnsley (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 06 August 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller   
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers says the team has got to start trying to entertain the fans more ahead of tonight’s Championship clash with Brighton at Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

Tue, 07:00
Skipper Luke Chambers on the ball during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers feels criticism of him playing at right-back has been unjustified, but admits he’d love to nail down his preferred position of centre-back again.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
Bury's Maku Koroiyadi, right, closes in on Worthing captain Liam Perkins

National 2 South

Bury St Edmunds 20

Worthing 10

A late Liam McBride penalty sealed the game for Bury and in doing so denied Worthing a losing bonus point.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Luke Mascall-Wright throws down a big dunk. He led Ipswich with 22 points.

Patrons Cup

Kent 70

Ipswich 66

Ipswich nearly pulled off an impressive second half comeback, coming up just short to Kent Crusaders, who were relegated from NBL Division One last season.

Business

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The Coderus team at Innovation Martlesham

Two technology businesses based at BT’s Adastral Park complex at Martlesham Heath have teamed up to create an innovative security system.

Yesterday, 17:45

One of East Anglia’s best-known family brand names is keeping an eye out for expansion opportunities and investing in technology as it continues to perform well.

Yesterday, 12:30

A care homes firm has praised the contribution of an Essex law firm in helping it acquire three homes in Northern Ireland.

Yesterday, 09:55

Sainsbury’s has posted a second consecutive quarterly fall in sales amid the continuing supermarket price war.

Yesterday, 06:00

Plans for a new drive to boost productivity in Suffolk and Norfolk are being drawn up by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

EA Life

Tue, 15:00
Dick Kirby

Ex-detective Dick Kirby’s new book, Laid Bare, on the unsolved murders of eight women

Mon, 11:38

She modelled for Vogue, endured painful times during marriages to well-known men, wrote novels that were turned into a TV series and finally found a kind of peace in Suffolk

Mon, 11:30

Brenda Grunwell is determined to raise awareness about the rare condition that almost killed her, so that others too might live. Sheena Grant reports on a Saturday morning of near-tragedy

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This palace was more ‘bling’ than Versailles. So why don’t we all know about it?

What's On

The Made in Dagenham cast with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis. Photo: Mark Sepple

It’s been nearly 50 years since women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike for equal rights, writes Wayne Savage, who met two of them as a new production of Made In Dagenham comes to the New Wolsey.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Suffolk’s finest talent had a date at the Ipswich Regent on Saturday night.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Based on the highly successful British film, which charted the struggle women workers had for equal pay, this colourful musical tackles some thought-provoking subjects with a mixture of passion, insight and a justifiable sense of indignation.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Acclaimed musical Made in Dagenham opens at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Love to dance? Then Enchanted Entertainment want to see you this weekend, writes Wayne Savage.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Made in Dagenham is a new musical based on the popular film. It combines great music, laughter and drama but, as arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out, director Douglas Rintoul is anxious to root the show in the real world

Colchester United

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Kurtis Guthrie

Kurtis Guthrie is relishing his roving role, in Colchester United’s midfield, and has targeted a challenging goals tally for the season.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

England Under-21s 6 Norway Under-21s 1