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Yesterday, 17:30

The group of travellers have been told to leave by St Edmundsbury Borough Council or be taken to High Court.

Yesterday, 21:08

The Greater Anglia services are being replaced by buses.

Yesterday, 20:55

Mystery surrounds the appearance of a six foot hole behind a shop in Stowmarket.

Yesterday, 15:26

A study is to be carried out around the Sizewell nuclear power stations site to investigate whether people eating food produced in the area or spending time there are vulnerable to radioactivity.

Yesterday, 17:51

Stansted Airport today marked the arrival of the latest in airline technology with the launch of a new long-haul service from the Essex terminal.

Yesterday, 17:47

How do you follow-up the most successful Suffolk Show for years? With an epic Suffolk Show clean-up operation.

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Ipswich Town

Thu, 16:15

Championship new-boys QPR have signed former Ipswich Town loanee Massimo Luongo on an undisclosed three-year-deal.

Thu, 15:41

Ipswich Town are heading to Germany this summer to take on Fortuna Dusseldorf in a pre-season friendly – a club whose similar history has led to a close bond between the two sets of fans.

Thu, 11:33

Ipswich Town have announced they will face League Two side Cambridge United, at The Abbey Stadium, in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, July 21 (7.45pm ko).

Wed, 16:35

Ipswich Town are again heading to Ireland for a pre-season training camp this summer.

Wed, 10:54

This newspaper asked supporters to take part in a big end of season Ipswich Town online survey last week. More than 500 of you participated and today we bring you the results.

Tue, 18:35

Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with alleged multiple breaches of match betting rules, the Football Association has announced.

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Sport

Yesterday, 11:06

Redcar Bears 44 Ipswich Witches 46

Thu, 14:42
Phil Hilton

Team manager Phil Hilton insists that there’s still all to play for in the Premier League ahead of a crucial double fixture against Redcar Bears.

Thu, 13:44

Eastern Counties are through to their first Twickenham final since 2004 after a hard-fought 26-19 Bill Beaumont Cup Division Two North win over Northumberland at Newcastle’s Kingston Park.

Mon, 19:00
Dame Sarah Storey at Bury St Edmunds SportsAid Lunch Club. Suffolk Golf and Spa Hotel, Fornham St Genevieve.

Six-times Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, has hailed the efforts of the businesses behind a sporting lunch club in Bury St Edmunds as “invaluable” in helping the development of talented athletes from Suffolk.

Business

Yesterday, 17:51

Stansted Airport today marked the arrival of the latest in airline technology with the launch of a new long-haul service from the Essex terminal.

Yesterday, 13:04
'Love every drop' branding on an Anglian Water van.

Regional water and sewerage services group Anglian Water has announced an increase in underlying annual profits, following a year which marked the end of a five-year settlement with regulator Ofwat.

Yesterday, 06:00
Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

East of England business victims of late payment saw more than one in six (16%) of their invoices paid late in the last six months, according to research by insolvency trade body R3.

Yesterday, 11:01
An LA Fitness gym.

Low-cost gym operator Pure Gym is to acquire mid-market rival LA Fitness, picking up 43 clubs for an undisclosed sum thought to be in the range of £60million to £80m.

Thu, 18:52
B&Q parent Kingfisher said it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan

B&Q parent Kingfisher said today it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan “at pace” as it reported a first quarter slide in sales at the DIY chain.

EA Life

Wed, 15:04

For those looking for inspiration this half term, Natalie Sadler shares her experience of a rainy day out at Bressingham Steam and Gardens, just outside Diss.

Tue, 13:01
Lynne

I’ll do it,” volunteered Tara, my hairdresser, adding: “and I’ll do eyebrows and ears,” and then, firmly: “but I don’t do noses.”

Mon, 12:03
A lack of speech is clearly no impediment to eating cake for Mila

How do you decide what is normal when it comes to people, asks Superdad Will Lodge?

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Can you grow your own?

It’s undoubtedly a drawback to have very little skill in cultivating vegetables if you’re attempting to live a thrifty lifestyle.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
John Barrowman, coming to the Ipswich Regent Tuesday

Stage and screen star John Barrowman talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about what’s wrong with Saturday night telly, Captain Jack Harkness’ return and why he has the best fans in the world.

What's On

Yesterday, 10:09

The release of the film The Imitation Game and the play Breaking The Code means that the world knows a lot about codebreaker Alan Turing but what about the rest of The Bletchley Park boffins?

Yesterday, 10:06
PULSE Festival 2015, Bromance. Photo: Chris Nash

The New Wolsey’s 2015 Pulse Festival got off to a flying start with Bromance - a startling, at times jaw-dropping, display of dance-theatre and circus skills.

Yesterday, 14:35
PULSE 2015 Children and Young People's Day, Kid Carpet. Photo: Paul Blakemore

PULSE is all about the kids this Sunday, with shows, games and the chance to quiz theatre professionals at this year’s Children and Young People’s Day. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage channels his inner child (not difficult) and sees what’s happening.

Thu, 14:21
Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Gareth Machin. Colchester Mercury. Skid Row

Little Shop of Horrors is a classic piece of West End retro theatre. As Arts Editor Andrew Clarke discovers it taps into an early 60s soundscape while the drama has plenty to say about the here and now

Thu, 10:00
Comedian Matt Richardson

V Festival has added more established and up and coming stand-ups to The Glee Club Comedy Tent line-up.

Colchester United

Thu, 14:03

Former Colchester United and Tottenham midfielder Kevin Watson has stepped down as manager of Maldon & Tiptree, despite only being appointed 11 days ago.

Tue, 06:09
Karl Duguid following his final appearance for the U's, at Walsall at the end of the 2013-14 season

Former Colchester United stalwart, Karl Duguid, always had a ‘gut feeling’ that his old club would avoid relegation.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Elliott Hewitt, celebrates scoring for the U's at Peterborough

Colchester United could come in for Elliott Hewitt, after the ex-U’s loanee was released by his parent club Ipswich Town this afternoon.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Magnus Okuonghae

Magnus Okuonghae arrived at Colchester United “as a boy,” and left “as a man.”

These, I hasten to add, are his words, not mine!

Friday, May 15, 2015
Magnus Okuonghae

Colchester United defender, Magnus Okuonghae, has NOT been offered a new deal by the Essex club.