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The annual Christmas Fayre will see around 120,000 people descend on Bury St Edmunds over four days.

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Two trains serving Colchester Town have been cancelled because of a security issue in London.

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At least a dozen team members from Care UK in Colchester will be swapping office wear for Santa suits as they enter teams for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Colchester Santa Run.

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Black Friday is nearly upon us and it is set to kick off the busiest Christmas online shopping periods.


The Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College in Norwich were evacuated at lunchtime today because of a bomb hoax.


The singer from the Eagles of Death Metal has paid tribute to Nick Alexander for his selflessness during the massacre at the Paris theatre where 89 people died almost two weeks ago.

Ipswich Town

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Teenage Ipswich Town right-back Josh Emmanuel has joined League Two side Crawley on loan ahead of today’s 5pm deadline.


Young Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe has joined Stevenage on loan until January 10.

Ipswich Town are currently on their longest winless streak ever when it comes to live televised matches. Stuart Watson takes a look back at the 11 games the Blues have been on the box in 2015.

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam has joined fellow Championship club Rotherham on loan until January 23, the Blues including a 24-hour recall clause.

Ipswich Town can take advantage of the huge unrest surrounding Charlton Athletic when the two sides meet at The Valley on Saturday lunchtime (12.30pm).

Yesterday, 14:57

Ipswich Town youngster James Alabi has joined National League side Grimbsy Town on loan until January 3.

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Yesterday, 17:10
Sam Newman top scored for Ipswich in London

Ipswich put together a fantastic second-half performance to bring home an important 75-50 win on the road against London Westside, who are still searching for their first win.

Yesterday, 15:43
Golfer Josh Robertson

Suffolk golfer Josh Robertson is celebrating a notable victory in America.

Yesterday, 12:32

Ipswich moved to the fourth round of the National Colts Cup, winning 31-22 at Braintree at the weekend.

Tue, 16:38
Sudbury v South Woodham Ferrers - rugby action.

Sudbury got back to winning ways in style on Saturday in London North 2.

Tue, 06:00
Morten Risager is back with the Witches

It’s the club he loves and Morten Risager can’t wait to pull on the Witches kevlars again in 2016.

Mon, 06:00
James Sargeant

James Sarjeant admits to being ‘really happy’ he got the call from Chris Louis to race for Ipswich in 2016.


More than 50 jobs are to be axed at the Haverhill site of pharmaceutical group Sanofi.

47 minutes ago
Robert Hughes, managing director of Hughes Electrical, and Andy Yallop, store manager, at the company's new branch in Bury St Edmunds.

Hughes Electrical has opened the doors of its new store in Bury St Edmunds following a £200,000 investment which has also created six new jobs, doubling the size of its workforce in the town.

Barclays has been fined £72m by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72million by the City watchdog for failing to handle potential financial crime risks relating to a £1.88billion transaction for ultra high-net-worth clients.

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce team outside the chamber's offices at Felaw Maltings in Ipswich.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is among the nominees in two categories of the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, which are due to be announced at a ceremony in central London tonight.

Yesterday, 19:12
Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

EA Life

Yesterday, 19:30

Does the mention of Christmas bring you out in a cold sweat? All that shopping, cooking and cleaning.

Yesterday, 14:50
Reading champion Philip Daws, who has 'influenced the reading habits of a generation', at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds earlier this year with Louisa Ungureanu

A man once sworn at by Brian Clough is a Children’s Short Story Competition judge!

Tue, 15:06
The Lighthouse project in Ipswich is celebrating its 40th anniversary.Ali Jordan and Ursula Burrows in a meeting.

There is a collage on the wall of messages from women who have been helped by Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich, formerly known as Ipswich Women’s Aid.

Mon, 12:32
Vicki Lee, who is carer for her son, William, 12, who has Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

There are an estimated 6.8 million family carers across the country, providing care worth around £132 billion a year. 
But all-too often the needs of those carers themselves can get overlooked. Sheena Grant reports

Mon, 12:00
The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge considers how life changes when you have children

What's On

There’s one problem with having had a great autumn season, including three world premieres, says DanceEast’s artistic director Brendan Keaney.

The New Wolsey Young Company's production of The Elephant Man. It's looking for performers to join the cast of next spring's Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

The New Wolsey Young Company stages its first ever musical, Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, next spring and needs performers.

Hairspray, at the Ipswich Regent. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Musical theatre fans have never had it so good. Over the next few months the Regent will play host to Sound of Music, Annie, Cats and Sister Act. Hairspray set the bar high.

Mon, 18:03
Mark Burridge as Dr Astrov and Emma Martin (with blonde hair) as Yeliena

With its focus on the self-worth, the work ethic, and ecological disaster, Chekov’s Uncle Vanya has become spookily prescient. On the opening night of their tour, the cast of the Open Space Theatre jumped headlong into this maelstrom of ideas with their customary commitment, offering up a classic Chekov primer, done straight, with a genuine respect for the text.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
The cast of Hairspray, at the Ipswich Regent from Monday. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Hairspray’s Edna Turnblad - aka Benidorm star Tony Maudsley - talks man boobs, the trouble with high heels and why the musical is the perfect way to raise important issues with your kids.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Felixstowe Musical Theatre stage Dick Whittington and his Cat. Photo: Chris Carne

Pantomime season has arrived (oh yes it has). Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to two of the actors in Felixstowe Musical Theatre’s production Dick Whittington and His Cat

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cast of Aladdin, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 2015

Mad-cap fun, catchy songs and crazy costumes - the key ingredients to the perfect panto - but which one will you be seeing this Christmas?

Monday, November 16, 2015
Annie Eddington as The Snow Queen & Malcolm Hollister as Aunty

A cast of characters ranging from polar bears to reindeer will grace the stage at the Quay Theatre as Sudbury Dramatic Society presents a fairy tale pantomime with a difference.

Colchester United

Tony Humes has today parted company with Colchester United.

U's boss Tony Humes

Colchester United have switched their weekly press conference from the club’s training ground, at Florence Park, Tiptree, to the stadium this lunchtime.

Yesterday, 21:33
Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United manager Tony Humes has admitted that he was shocked with the way his team “buckled” during Tuesday night’s 3-2 home defeat to Crewe.

Tue, 23:01
Callum Harriott is in despair as the U's lose 3-2 at home to Crewe tonight

Colchester United are resigned to yet another season of struggle against relegation, following a horrible defeat to bottom club Crewe tonight.

Tue, 11:40
Chris Porter in action against Crewe last season

Chris Porter feels sorry for his defensive team-mates, despite Colchester United’s terrible record of conceding goals.

Mon, 06:00
Alex Gilbey leaves the pitch after Colchester's defeat at Millwall

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, will be stepping up his search for a new centre-half following Saturday’s dismal showing at Millwall.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes blasted his side’s woeful defending after this afternoon’s 4-1 defeat at Millwall.