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Stephen Higgins has been sentenced for speeding. Leaving Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner says the public have been “let down” after a motorcyclist caught going 133mph on the A14 walked away from court with a £50 fine and three-month driving ban.

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The Very Rev Martin Thrower

Worshippers at Hadleigh Church have reacted with sadness after learning that their rector has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism.

18 minutes ago
The crash is causing delays.

There are traffic delays on the A14 westbound in west Suffolk due to a crash.

31 minutes ago
File picture of a hay stack fire.

Firefighters are still at the scene of a hay stack blaze that broke out shortly before midnight.

57 minutes ago
Ipswich Crown Court

An Essex man was grabbed from behind and robbed of his mobile phone at knifepoint after he was approached by a group of five men as he walked home from a training course in Colchester, it has been alleged.

GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

Britain’s Olympic success might be seen as a hard act to follow – but East Anglian Paralympic swimmer Ryan Crouch says the show has only just begun.

Yesterday, 21:07
An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

A car has overturned on Woodbridge Road close to Barclays Bank in Ipswich.

Ipswich Town

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Barnsley's Marley Watkins (left) and Millwall's Mark Beevers battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

Ipswich Town are closing in on the addition of a striker ahead of tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline, but they won’t be signing Barnsley’s Marley Watkins after the club had a £1m bid rejected.

Yesterday, 20:38
Tom Lawrence has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan from Leicester. Photo: ITFC

Ipswich Town new boys Tom Lawrence and Leon Best have both spoken about how the well-known togetherness at the club was a big factor in them putting pen to paper at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 15:25
Tom Lawrence in action for Wales.

Ipswich Town have signed versatile attacking midfielder Tom Lawrence on a season-long loan from Premier League champions Leicester City.

Yesterday, 11:45
Leon Best has signed a one-year deal at Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of striker Leon Best on a one-year contract after the free agent impressed during a trial.

Yesterday, 10:23
Leon Best, pictured in action for Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town will announce the signing of striker Leon Best today, with the striker set to be the first of many through the door in the next two days.

Yesterday, 10:07
Town players surround Grant Ward (partially hidden) after he had scored for Town in the first half of Ipswich Town v Preston North End (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 27 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town began life without Daryl Murphy with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Preston North End on Saturday afternoon, their second victory of the season.

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GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

Britain’s Olympic success might be seen as a hard act to follow – but East Anglian Paralympic swimmer Ryan Crouch says the show has only just begun.

Mon, 18:00
GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

The Olympics may have finished but the Games are not over yet – next month it is the turn of the Paralympics to take over Brazil.

Business

Steve Muncey, KPMG

Big Four accountancy firm KPMG is to establish a new office in Norwich to help serve its client-base across East Anglia.

06:00

Writtle University College has appointed an Essex baroness, Anne Jenkin, as founding chancellor from tomorrow.

Yesterday, 17:45

Britain’s households increased their spend on leisure activities last month, but many are concerned about the future impact on their finances from the vote to leave the European Union.

Yesterday, 12:32

Technology giant Apple has vowed to overturn a record 13bn euro (£11.1bn) bill after a European Commission ruling that it has an illegal “sweetheart” tax deal in Ireland.

Yesterday, 12:08

Colchester’s new-look Fenwick department store is to be officially unveiled on September 15 following a £35m redevelopment.

EA Life

Mon, 12:36
Many cosmetics - like this exfoliating daily wash - contain microbead plastics that are said to be damaging seas, wildlife and entering the foodchain.

What will future generations who live without plastic but are still grappling with the environmental legacy of our seeming addiction to the substance think when they look back at the “oil age”?

Mon, 12:00

Superdad Will Lodge asks how protective is over-protective?

Mon, 00:05

Superdad Will Lodge looks at being apart and bedding down.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

What's On

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Stephen Bourne with the cast of The Poor Soldier

The chairman of Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal has stepped down following the conclusion of his four-year tenure.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 21:38
Brennan Dickenson fouls Andre Blackman at Crawley during tonight's 1-0 defeat at Broadfield Stadium

Crawley Town 1 Colchester United 0

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was delighted with his side’s first away win of the season, a 2-0 success at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wycombe Wanderers 0 Colchester United 2

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Despite last weekend’s defeat at Portsmouth, right-back Richard Brindley remains upbeat and confident for the season ahead.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Colchester United lost their unbeaten league record, at Portsmouth on Saturday, but the signs are still promising for the season as a whole.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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.