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West Suffolk House (Council Offices) in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmundsbury borough councillors have rejected an independent report that would have seen their pay go up.

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FUTURE: A computer generated image of the new rail terminal at the Port of Felixstowe

The European Union has funnelled an average of £135.7m to Norfolk and Suffolk each year since 2007, a new report by the region’s business and political leaders has found.

12 minutes ago
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey (right) at the meeting with Chancellor Philip Hammond (left), and also Philip Dunne and Sarah Wollaston, MPs for Ludlow and Salcombe, to discuss growing concerns over business rate rises due to come into affect in April. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey put the case for action to help reduce problems traders fear increasing business rates will cause in a face-to-face meeting with Chancellor Philip Hammond.

25 minutes ago
Peace War (Pissoir) on Aldeburgh beach is a tribute to Duchamp's 1917 urinal (Fountain) - voted the most influential work of art of all time in 2004. 'Peace War' stands on the 52 degree 'peace latitude' towards The Hague.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It may seem potty, but a Suffolk beach is being used to celebrate one of the twentieth-century’s most iconic works of art.

34 minutes ago
Big Choice funding finalists in Colchester gather at the Town Hall on Tuesday with Cllr Paul Smith to launch the vote. Picture: Seana Hughes

Colchester-based charities are asking for your vote in a bid to win a share of a £100,000 funding pot.

52 minutes ago
Janet Huckle is hoping to track down the family of Norman Beverley, who died in 1943. Picture: JAMES BASS.

A Suffolk preservationist is hoping to trace living relatives of a Second World War soldier after discovering his headstone damaged.

Ipswich Town

18 minutes ago

Alan Quinn scored in Ipswich Town’s last derby win, but has bittersweet memories, ahead of the Blues’ trip to Carrow Road at the weekend.

Town celebrate a win at Carrow Road in September 2006

Ipswich Town head to Carrow Road for the East Anglia derby on Sunday, aiming to pick up their first victory from the bitter encounter in seven years.

Kevin Beattie, (left), Frans Thijssen (second right) and Arnold Muhren (right), receive framed prints of the Ipswich Town top ten players of all time feature, as chosen by editor Terry Hunt and published in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star .

Frans Thijssen’s heart will always be at Ipswich Town and there is genuine regret in his voice when he talks about what could have been at Portman Road.

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Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn holds his head in his hands after the famous divot blunder

In the latest of our nostalgia series looking back at great moments in the history of the East Anglian derby, today sees us arrive at perhaps the most iconic moment of all...

Tony Mowbray

Former Ipswich Town caretaker manager, Tony Mowbray, has taken over the reins at Blackburn Rovers, following the departure of former boss, Owen Coyle by mutual consent.

Paul Anderson scores Ipswich Town's equaliser in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final in 2015.

Former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson says the Blues’ painful play-off defeat to Norwich will act as an extra motivation to those players that suffered heartache in 2015.

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12 minutes ago
FUTURE: A computer generated image of the new rail terminal at the Port of Felixstowe

The European Union has funnelled an average of £135.7m to Norfolk and Suffolk each year since 2007, a new report by the region’s business and political leaders has found.

42 minutes ago
WiSpire. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

A scheme which uses church towers to improve broadband signal in hard-to-reach areas is aiming to spread its service into Suffolk.

Another naughty carrot in the Vulgar Veg competition 2016, by Van Meuwen

Have you grown a curvy carrot, a really odd onion or a potato that looks like Wayne Rooney?

Portable accommodation and secure storage business Mobile Mini has reported a 3.8% increase in annual income at its UK operation, to £59.8m.

EA Life

St Peter's Golden Ale.

A Suffolk brewery has clinched a string of new contracts for one of its ales.

NFU legal board chairman Trevor Foss.

The cost of contract disputes ran to nearly £700,000 in 2015/16 among members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), it has revealed.

Robert and Laura Strathern from Fairfields Farm potatoes

An Essex crisp maker which grows its own potatoes has bagged contracts with two major Hong Kong-based retail groups.

Suffolk and Essex have a lot to shout about when it comes to producing top quality food and drink brands which are capturing the world’s attention. As firms look abroad to help offset the UK’s trade deficit as Brexit nears, Sarah Chambers shares a list of 12 of the counties’ food and drink export pioneers, in no particular order, which are extending their reach overseas.

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

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Peace War (Pissoir) on Aldeburgh beach is a tribute to Duchamp's 1917 urinal (Fountain) - voted the most influential work of art of all time in 2004. 'Peace War' stands on the 52 degree 'peace latitude' towards The Hague.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It may seem potty, but a Suffolk beach is being used to celebrate one of the twentieth-century’s most iconic works of art.

John Constable - Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831. Picture: TATE, LONDON 2013

History may have to be rewritten according to a meteorologist who claims the most striking feature of a famous Constable painting – a rainbow – may have been added in afterwards.

Yesterday, 13:44
Neville Parry was thought to have been the world's oldest working cinema projectionist. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Glowing tributes have been paid to a Suffolk cinema projectionist – believed to have been the world’s oldest in his profession.

Yesterday, 13:31

Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

Yesterday, 11:50

This review of Joe Stilgoe’s performance at The Apex might be more honestly and accurately titled ‘confessions of a superfan’ because frankly, I think he is great.

Yesterday, 11:00

An exciting performance from the Atkinsons Action Horses, the equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark, leads a thrilling line-up of attractions at this year’s show.

Colchester United

12:22
George Elokobi (left) has encouraging words for Cameron James at the final whistle following the U's 1-0 win over Wycombe on Tuesday night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron James relished his battle with Wycombe Wanderers’ man mountain, Ade Akinfenwa, during Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at the Community Stadium.

Yesterday, 22:43
George Elokobi celebrates with U's boss John McGreal after scoring the winner against Wycombe. Picture: STEVE WALLER

George Elokobi cracked home the best goal of his career, to send Colchester United into the League Two top seven tonight.

Yesterday, 12:39

Chris Porter was not expecting to be thrown into the first-team fray quite so soon, at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, but he knows that he and his Colchester United team have a job to do against play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers tonight.

Yesterday, 07:48

Matt Briggs is eying up the League Two play-off zone, which Colchester United will gate-crash if they can return to winning ways against promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers this evening.

Mon, 06:00

Chris Porter admitted that Saturday’s shocker at Accrington Stanley was a strong contender for Colchester United’s worst performance of the season.