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The A14 at Beyton is partially blocked eastbound around Thurston because of a crash.


Thousands of people have donated towards an online appeal for funding to pay for the care of a premature baby born 12 weeks early in the Dominican Republic.

Sunshine, beer and live music made for a relaxing atmosphere at Suffolk brewer Greene King’s first Oktoberfest.

The family of a new father stranded with his 12 weeks-premature daughter in the Dominican Republic say they have been touched by the kindness of people donating money for her healthcare.

Crews have tackled a fire in a cellar in a building in Lavenham.

A man has been spotted in Ipswich carrying what was described as a handgun in his back pocket.

Ipswich Town

A look at some of the talking points coming out of Ipswich Town’s 2-0 away loss at Blackburn yesterday.

Cole Skuse insisted the decision to award Blackburn an early penalty was ‘soft’ but accepted Ipswich Town were the architects of their own downfall at Ewood Park this afternoon.

Yesterday, 17:02

Former Ipswich Town striker Jordan Rhodes came back to haunt his old club yet again, as he scored both goals in Blackburn Rovers’ 2-0 win this afternoon.

Yesterday, 06:00

All the build-up, live updates and reaction from Ipswich Town’s trip to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers.

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Fri, 09:44

Ipswich’s season ended in with a whimper last night as the Witches finished third in the Premier League Fours event at Redcar.

Thu, 10:00
James Cartlidge with youngsters taking part in Hadleigh's cycling festival

Hadleigh’s inaugural cycling festival last month attracted more than 200 cyclists to the roads around the town.

Wed, 19:58
Funeral of motocross rider Tom Pattison at St Michael's Church, Beccles.

The sounds of motocross bikes echoed around Beccles as family and friends gathered to say goodbye to rider Tom Pattison.

Wed, 12:00
Len Phoenix with the 12 medals he won after competing in 14 races at a swim meet in Jersey

A 66-year-old swimmer from Suffolk is celebrating after gaining 12 out of 14 medals at a competition last weekend, putting him just 28 medals shy of his 1,000 goal.



Pupils from the Meadows Montessori school in Ipswich have been named among the winners in the Fiver Challenge, run by the Young Enterprise programme.

From left, Michael Francis, store manager, Colchester, Robert Smith, dealer principle, Colchester and Norwich, and  Emmanuel Greffier, store manager, Norwich with the Bang & Olufsen UK Partner of the Year trophy.

The team at the Bang & Olufsen store in Colchester is celebrating after beating off competition from 60 other dealerships to be named as the audio equipment firm’s UK Partner of the Year.

Yesterday, 06:00
B&Q in Anglia Retail Park will close by 2017.

Home improvement giant B&Q is set to close one of its biggest Suffolk stores - at Anglia Retail Park on the edge of Ipswich, it can be revealed.

Yesterday, 06:00
The Nestle Purina site in Sudbury

A Sudbury pet food factory is under increasing pressure to tackle foul odours as it is revealed an environmental regulator recorded 40 stench complaints since last month.

Yesterday, 12:00
Kelly-Anne Byres of Poppy Nursing and Care Services.
Picture: Stephen Waller

Five businesses and organisations from Suffolk and north Essex have been named among the finalists in the 2015 East of England Business Champions awards.

EA Life


Virtually all experiences associated with childhood come with a health warning these days, writes Ellen Widdup.

Yesterday, 12:00
Stretching can change your life

It prevents injuries and will make you perform better at everyday tasks as well as more athletic endeavours.

Thu, 15:50
Afternoon tea made by Charlotte Smith Jarvis, shot at Angel Delights in Hadleigh.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis shares her idea of a sweet treat filled afternoon tea

Thu, 15:00
An Ipswich mum has been regionally recognised for her slimming efforts after dropping seven dress sizes in just one year

An Ipswich mum has been regionally recognised for her slimming efforts after dropping seven dress sizes in just one year.

Wed, 16:00
In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to all men over the age of 21... and women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. This gave the vote to only about 40% of the women in the UK

Did someone in your family fight for the vote? And what’s life like for women today?

What's On

Thu, 14:26

The bombs may have been falling on war-torn London during The Blitz but that didn’t dampen the party spirit as The Bright Young Things escaped the night-time raids in underground night-clubs.

Thu, 14:01
Parkway Dreams by Eastern Angles which is currently touring.

I would imagine it is only in the UK that you could ever imagine finding a musical about post war town planning. Indeed, as a concept, its appeal initially seems unlikely: places like Milton Keynes and Peterborough, whose story Parkways Dreams brings to life, have never managed to conjure much nostalgia in the popular imagination.

Thu, 12:00
The Hot Mamas have reached the final of the Ipswich Has Got Talent competition

A group of local mums are in the final stages of preparing to dazzle the crowd – and the judges – with a show-stopping number in the Ipswich Has Got Talent final next month.

Thu, 10:00
Andrew Fleming, right, is playing Wishee Washee in Aladdin at the Regent

Impressionist Andrew Fleming got a little confused while looking ahead to Aladdin at the Ipswich Regent.

Wed, 12:24
The Smallest Show on Earth, a new musical with songs by Irving Berlin, which premieres at the Colchester Mercury

If this show doesn’t send people out into the night with wide grins on their faces, I’ll eat my nice straw hat with a side order of boiled toad. Yes, of course it helps enormously that, with the blessing of the composer’s daughter, it soars with some of Irving Berlin’s greatest songs, but this is a little cracker in its own right.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 17:49

Colchester United boss Tony Humes was remaining upbeat after his side’s home defeat to Bury this afternoon.

Fri, 13:33
Phil Parkinson

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson, has revealed that he is yet to see a better team than his old club, Colchester United, in League One, this season.

Thu, 09:09
Colchester United players are all smiles while celebrating Marvin Sordell's goal which wrapped up a 2-0 win over Bradford on Tuesday evening

Colchester United boss Tony Humes insists he is not surprised with how his team have strung together such a marvellous run of results, to rise into the top 10.

Tue, 21:37
Marvin Sordell celebrates scoring Colchester United's second goal against Bradford tonight

Colchester United 2 Bradford City 0