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Spending on specialist kit for obese patients increased almost six-fold at Ipswich Hospital over two years, new figures reveal.

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“You made me the happiest man alive; you made me who I am today.”

A woman is in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries after a car collided with a tree and overturned in Yarmouth Road, Ipswich.


Heritage Lottery Fund grant means go-ahead for Carlton Marshes extension

Yesterday, 21:29

Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather.

Yesterday, 20:52

A host of inspirational Suffolk and north Essex residents conquered the London Marathon yesterday in conditions that certainly weren’t for the faint-hearted.

Yesterday, 20:35

England’s first ever car rally to be held on closed public roads saw thousands of spectators flock to Tendring to catch a slice of the action.

Ipswich Town


Midfielder Luke Hyam insists the Ipswich Town squad are not preoccupied by discussions over the club’s next manager.


When Bryan Klug was appointed caretaker manager at Ipswich Town, he said he wanted to restore a sense of unity. If the atmosphere at Saturday’s game is any guide, he’s already made a lot of progress, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Yesterday, 18:00

Just two more games to go folks, two more and we can draw a line under yet another nondescript season, which is ending with some hope for the future but in desperate need of new leadership, writes Karl Fuller.

Yesterday, 13:11

On the face of it, this was a result which adds weight to doom merchants’ claims of ‘be careful what you wish for’.

Yesterday, 08:28

Stuart Watson, Mike Bacon and Andy Warren cast an eye over all the leading candidates in the frame to take over at Ipswich Town.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been voted Ipswich Town Supporters Club player of the year, picking up the award for the third season in a row.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

You’ve turned your heating off, so energy suppliers are cranking up their prices. Here’s how to beat the price rises, writes Moneysavingexpert’s Martin Lewis.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Colchester chef couple launch street food truck -Pot’O’Rizotto

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Representatives from eight charities attended a Suffolk event designed to promote the safe driving of mobility scooters.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Two companies from north Essex have been named as recipients of this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which recognises outstanding business achievements.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Energy giants have given a multi-billion pound vote of confidence to the industry in the East of England.

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Yesterday, 16:00

Actor, writer, comedian and broadcaster Angus Deayton talks about resurrecting hit series Radio Active without his friend Geoffrey Perkins, modern comedy and life after Leveson.

Yesterday, 12:00

The Archers’ Tim Bentinck remembers getting up to no good during school holidays in Norfolk, why writing comes easier in the county and laments the loss of rural railways.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to think of new ways of saving money.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 92nd birthday today, Courtney Pochin takes a look back at some of the quirkiest gifts she has been given over the years.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

‘Charity champion’ Gina Long honours all those pounding the streets of the capital for good causes


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

Friday, April 20, 2018

Organisers of one of the region’s biggest showcases of rural entertainment have issued a “last chance” appeal for visitors to book discounted tickets before Monday’s deadline.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Encore Dance Company, featuring students about to graduate from the third year of their sixth form at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, are visiting Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse.

Friday, April 20, 2018

A range of food headliners will be heading to the festival this summer.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Suffolk trio The Kettle Girls are performing a show in aid of The Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal and Cancer Research.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

Colchester United


Ben Stevenson admits that Colchester United, for all their possession, have been lacking a killer touch in the final third of the pitch in recent weeks.

Yesterday, 12:10

Once again, Colchester United’s whole season could be summed up by the goings-on at Lincoln City on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon.

Yesterday, 05:56

Here are Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Lincoln City, when substitute Luke Waterfall’s injury-time header finally ended the U’s already slender hopes of making the play-offs.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt his side were very harshly done by when Lincoln City substitute Luke Waterfall headed home an injury-time winner for the Imps in a 2-1 home success at Sincil Bank this afternoon.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two match against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.