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32 minutes ago
Stafford Whiston (left) with murdered son Jay Whiston (right)

The father of a murdered Essex teenager was confronted by a knife-wielding man who came into his shop and threatened to kill him, a court has heard.

33 minutes ago
Detective Chief Inspector Barry Byford, of Suffolk Constabulary, said the reports of sexual offences in Ipswich south west were reflective of an increase in this crime area both in Suffolk and nationally.

The number of violent and sexual crimes being reported in south west Ipswich has more than quadrupled over the past two years.

Firefighters tackled a small blaze at an address in Lavenham

Firefighters tackled a large fire tonight which was in danger of spreading to a nearby bungalow.

Yesterday, 19:14
Remnants of what is thought to be an 18th century ship found by Mark Hopkins on Thorpeness beach

Remnants of a what is thought to be a centuries-old shipwreck have resurfaced on the Suffolk coast.

Yesterday, 22:19
A120 closed after serious crash.

Long Green, off the A120 at Galleys Corner in Braintree, is closed following a serious crash this evening.

Yesterday, 16:44
The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford

All lanes have now reopened on the A12 at Chelmsford following an accident in which a man died this morning.

Ipswich Town

33 minutes ago
Ben Pringle, pictured in action for Fulham

Ipswich Town are closing in on the loan signing of left-winger Ben Pringle – and it’s understood there could be another new recruit to follow.

Yesterday, 17:46
Ryan Fraser in agony clutching his hamstring on the sideline at the end of the QPR match

Ipswich Town loanee Ryan Fraser is set to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained in the latter stages of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at QPR.

Yesterday, 11:04
Ben Pringle (centre) celebrates League One play-off victory at Rotherham

Ipswich Town are set to announce the loan signing of Ben Pringle, from Championship rivals Fulham, on a 93-day emergency loan.

Yesterday, 10:36
Ryan Fraser applauds the travelling fans at Birmingham

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is ‘excited’ by Ryan Fraser’s development on loan at Ipswich Town and the prospect of him returning to the Vitality Stadium.

Yesterday, 06:00
Town v Crystal Palace U21  



Pictured is Teddy Bishop.

Midfielder Teddy Bishop remains determined to be involved in Ipswich Town’s promotion chase as he inches ever closer to his long-awaited return from injury.

Tue, 16:36
Teddy Bishop could be back in full training next month

Teddy Bishop could return to first-team training in early March, after enlisting the help of Team GB Olympic doctor Noel Pollock during his comeback from a hamstring tendon injury and shin splints.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Ipswich badminton boys' and girls' doubles winners & runners-up - Top row from left to right: Patricia Kou, Anna Keeble, Tommy Hunt, Ben Bennett-Day, Bottom Row from left to right: Beth Scahill, Mathilda Barnard, Andrew Sheat & Craig Newcombe

The Ipswich and District Badminton League Under 18 Championships took place at Northgate Sports Centre, where Patricia Kou from the Meridians club was the star performer, scooping a hat-trick of titles.

Tue, 14:39
Are you brave enough to try the street-length inflatable water slide coming to Colchester?

A street-length water slide will be coming to Colchester town centre this summer - the perfect opportunity for daredevils to make a splash and support a worthy cause.

Business

33 minutes ago
Delegates at an Innovation Martlesham event this week celebrating the inclusion of Ipswich in the new TechNation report on the UK's leading technology clusters.

Digital businesses in and around Ipswich are worth nearly £200million to the local economy and employ nearly 10,000 people, according to a new study.

Yesterday, 14:06

Searching for a new job? See details of Suffolk’s top paid vacancies here.

Yesterday, 12:44

The Port of Felixstowe is to launch a container weighing service to help UK shippers comply with new international regulations due to come into effect on July 1.

Yesterday, 12:00

The relocation of a Martlesham garden centre, which had been facing closure, could pave the way for Marks and Spencer to expand its neighbouring store significantly.

Yesterday, 09:57

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today reported continued growth across its businesses, helped by “record trading” on Christmas Day.

EA Life

The Fun Lovin' Criminals play Norwich's UEA LCR on February 13. Photo: Tom Barnes

They say “never meet your heroes”, but Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Huey Morgan was proud to call him friend. He tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage why the music world will never see his like again and why music needs to take more risks.

Mon, 21:15

‘Don’t run our country down. Go to India and then you’ll see the difference. We’re so well-off’

Mon, 14:39

It was a dark and stormy night... which was probably why three-year-old George and 11-month-old Wil woke up at 4am, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Mon, 10:17

It seems to affect a large number of musicians but they are by no means the only ones to suffer with tinnitus. Sheena Grant reports on a condition that affects more than 10% of the population and finds out about local events during Tinnitus Awareness Week

What's On

Yesterday, 10:00
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

We British relish the chance to lampoon our political top brass... Tom Potter talks to a Suffolk satirist taking a swipe at the establishment with a stage musical

Tue, 16:48

Students at a Suffolk school are performing its version of a popular West End play this week.

Tue, 11:15

Fifty years since it first hit the stage, this boundary-pushing musical is still worth making a song and dance about. The cast of Cabaret are saying ‘willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’ to Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, this week.

Tue, 10:45

Quick, garish, hilarious truths fired out in format not even borderline offensive; the line is a dot to Frankie Boyle. Yet he still had an Ipswich audience rolling in the aisles, nodding and cheering in empathy at his shocking jokes and political and life values that many fear to express.

Mon, 08:52

British actress Joan Collins will bring a sparkle of Hollywood glamour to Bury St Edmunds in September as part of her much-anticipated Unscripted tour.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A group of talented performing arts students in Ipswich will be dreaming the dream and making a host of memories this summer as they debut a new musical.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 11:21
Frankie Kent, right, in action against Southend last weekend

Frankie Kent is still upbeat about Colchester United’s chances of beating the drop, even though the U’s have slipped to eight points adrift of League One safety heading towards the final third of the season.

Mon, 20:58

A police investigation has been launched after a Southend United fan ran onto the pitch and assaulted a number of Colchester supporters during the derby match at the weekend.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Southend supporter is reported to have assaulted a number of Colchester fans at the Essex Derby game at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Anthony Wordsworth admitted that he “got a little bit excited” with his goal celebration after scoring the all-important opening goal in Southend’s 3-0 home win over Colchester United yesterday.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen described today’s 3-0 defeat at Essex rivals Southend as “another heroic failure.”

Saturday, February 6, 2016

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