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Knights won their spurs at the weekend in a chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled battle in one of Suffolk’s most majestic historic settings.


Two gunmen were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Mohammed in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle.


Fine weather yesterday afternoon brought out hundreds of people to the Ipswich May Day festival – where shadow health secretary Andy Burnham urged them to stage one last push to ensure a Labour victory in Thursday’s general election.

Delia Smith will appear alongside Ed Miliband and Ed Balls today as she throws her support behind the Labour Party ahead of Thursday’s knife-edge general election.

Yesterday, 19:55

After a damp morning, warm spring sunshine arrived just in time as thousands of people packed the prom at Felixstowe to see one of the resort’s best-loved annual attractions.

Yesterday, 17:31

Coastguard teams in Suffolk have attended a number of incidents today (Sunday).

Ipswich Town

Mick McCarthy has played and managed in enough fierce derby matches not to be phased by Ipswich Town facing regional rivals Norwich City in a two-legged Championship play-off semi-final.

Yesterday, 12:47

More than 2,200 Ipswich Town fans made the trip to Ewood Park on Saturday and were put through a whole range of emotions as their side lost 3-2 to Blackburn Rovers but still secured a play-off place thanks to results elsewhere.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Ipswich Town has announced when supporters will be able to get tickets for the play-off semi-final against Norwich City.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blackburn v Ipswich: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is looking forward to an ‘unbelievable’ two-legged Championship play-off semi-final with East Anglian rivals Norwich City over the coming two weekends.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blackburn v Ipswich: Ipswich Town will face East Anglian rivals Norwich City in a two-legged play-off semi-final after a nerve-shredding last day to the regular Championship season saw them lose 3-2 at Blackburn but scrape into sixth spot courtesy of results elsewhere.

Latest General Election news

Monday, May 4, 2015

With less than a week to go until the nation heads for the polls a significant proportion of votes remain undecided, our latest election survey suggests.

Latest Local Election news

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The timing of sending out the postal votes by St Edmundsbury has been criticised by a number of candidates.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

A Suffolk schoolgirl has been selected to represent Great Britain at the inaugural European Games, which begins in June.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ipswich Rugby Club are holding their Road to Rio Youth Sevens festival at Humber Doucy Lane this weekend (May 2-3).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Mildenhall's Jack Kingston (blue) leading team-mate Danny Halsey (red) against Kent

Following the disappointment of Sunday’s National Trophy meeting versus the Rye House Raiders being a victim of Saturday evenings rain, the Fen Tigers are back in National League action this Sunday (3.30pm) when the visitors are the highly rated Coventry Storm.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Hatchfield Farm site in Newmarket

A man with 17 years’ experience in Newmarket’s horseracing industry has hit out at its failures to uphold its own safety advice at the Hatchfield Farm planning inquiry.


Friday, May 1, 2015

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has reported a better-than-expected 21% rise in underlying profits to £2.18 billion for the first quarter as it said it benefited from the improving economy.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Challs MD Graham Burchell

A drain cleaning products company celebrating its 25th anniversary is marking the milestone with new branding.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Isaacs on the Quay

The manager of a popular waterfront bar has moved to allay fears a new licensing application could mean an increase in late night noise.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Penny Teale is to convert part of her Orford General Store into two new flats.

A village shop owner has explained the reasons why she has had to downsize her store and will convert the rest of the building into apartments.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
A decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) means that 3,200 ex-employees of Woolworths and 1,200 former staff at Ethel Austin will not receive any money.

Thousands of workers at high street stores which went out of business have lost a long battle for compensation.

EA Life

Yesterday, 17:22

There’s no shortage of Montessori pre-schools across the UK but studies show the approach has much to offer older pupils too.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The car is just a financial and environmental millstone, writes Sheena Grant, who has embarked on a challenge to live a thriftier life.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Crime writer Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Suffolk has lost both its Queens of Crime in about six months. PD James, who had come to love Southwold as a child and later made a home there, died in November. Now her friend Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Davina on The Jump

Bids can still be made for a Suffolk charity’s first online auction which is being supported by Davina McCall, Joe Pasquale and Russell Brand.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Poet Luke Wright at home. Luke is embarking on a tour called Stay at Home Dandy. He is also a ‘stay at home dad’.

The traditional life of a poet is meant to be all wandering and musing and staring at daffodils. All well and good, but Luke Wright has also got the school run to do and the tea to put on.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

The traditional life of a poet is meant to be all wandering and musing and staring at daffodils. All well and good, but Luke Wright has also got the school run to do and the tea to put on.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Reginald D Hunter. Photo Kash Yusaf

There were plenty of laughs as Reginald D Hunter mixed current topics with stories of years gone by as The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such came to the Ipswich Regent.

Friday, May 1, 2015
The Red Rose Chain rehearse The Green Children, a new multi-sensory play for young people with complex or multiple difficulties. Photos: Simon Parker

When a piece of theatre brings a tear to your eye, you know it’s doing something right.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Finborough School pupils performing Bugsy Malone

Pupils at a Suffolk preparatory school have wowed packed audiences with a full stage production of Bugsy Malone.

Monday, April 27, 2015
Classical prev pix 23/4/15

Bright and colourful, tragic and moving, the powerful story of Verdi’s La Traviata is stylishly retold by this enjoyable production by Ellen Kent.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 15:04

George Moncur was over-the-moon to score the crucial goal that kept Colchester United in League One, on the final day of the season this afternoon.

Yesterday, 14:10
Chris Porter, who missed a vital penalty for Colchester United against Preston this afternoon

Colchester United 1 Preston North End 0

Yesterday, 11:11
Magnus Okuonghae

It has been a season to forget, for Magnus Okuonghae, and he is not looking forward to enduring another torturous afternoon of watching his team-mates try to retain the club’s League One status for another year.

Yesterday, 06:00
David Fox, celebrating a goal against Crawley, with team-mate Alex Gilbey

For Colchester United skipper, David Fox, today’s home game against Preston (12.15pm kick-off), boils down to one simple equation – the U’s have to win.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Tony Humes bellows out instructions, alongside assistant Richard Hall

Colchester United might be stuck in the relegation zone, with their fate out of their own hands, but manager Tony Humes insists that his team can still escape the dreaded drop into League Two.