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Yesterday, 11:00

The annual Mersea Island Festival has seen people try out a range of adventurous activities.

Yesterday, 11:00

No progress has been made on the restoration of the pub by its new owners, who bought the site from Punch Taverns for £62,000 last year.

Yesterday, 08:28

A cyclist has died in hospital following a collision with a van on the A133 at Weeley.

This image shows the moment police moved in to arrest a man in connection with a robbery of a Ladbrokes store which netted hundreds of pounds.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

‘Lives are being put at risk’ – that’s the warning from Essex Police after motorists had to manoeuvre around a rope which was tied across a road.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A historian and author from Colchester whose book has been picked up by Hollywood has released a new thriller based on another daring Second World War mission.

Ipswich Town

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ipswich Town lost their unbeaten start to the season after a 3-2 home defeat to Brighton, who go top of the Championship as a result.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has made seven changes from the team that won 4-1 at Doncaster Rovers in midweek, for today’s top-of-the-table Championship clash with Brighton.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in a top-of-the-table clash at Portman Road today, would be the perfect tonic for Mick McCarthy’s men, heading into the international break.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Just over 24,000 mainly expectant fans arrived at Portman Road to watch the UEFA Cup winners take on an unfancied Sunderland side, 34 years ago today.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ipswich Town host Brighton this weekend in a top of the table clash in the Championship, so here’s everything you need to know about the crunch game.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

All the build-up, live match updates and reaction as Ipswich Town take on Brighton in the Championship.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ipswich Witches 61 Peterborough Panthers 29

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Nico Covatti

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches will look to end their regular Premier League campaign with a third straight victory on Thursday night – this time against Peterborough Panthers.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Cyclists in Barking Tye - on Suffolk's mountain stage of the Aviva Tour.

Full details of the Tour of Britain’s progress through Suffolk on Saturday, September 12 have been published – complete with two “mountain” stages at Brantham and Barking Tye near Stowmarket.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
FELIXSTOWE FINALISTS: Squad which met Haverhill in the semi-final of the Stenson Shield at Stowmarket. Back (from left): Graham Wardley, Gerry Fowler (joint team captain), Steve Sayers, Ben Sayers, Rhodri Harston, Matt Somerville, Neil Meadows, Chris Bone. Front: Paul Waring, Jimmy Price, Nigel Fosker (joint team captain) and John Blackmore. Photograph: CONTRIBUTED.

Ipswich will meet Felixstowe Ferry in the final of the Stenson Shield, Suffolk’s scratch inter-club knockout, at Diss on September 12.

Business

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A four-star hotel in Newmarket has appointed a new face to head up its conference and events service.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Sheepen Place office development scheme at night - artist's impression

Proposals have been submitted for two new office buildings planned for central Colchester.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand, left, shaking hands with Mike Tye, chief executive of the Spirit Pub Company, outside Spirit's headquarters in Burton uponTrent following the sale deal.

Jobs are at risk at Greene King following a major acquisition earlier this year.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
EDF workers are unhappy over pay.

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Amos Smith who is launching a new yoghurt called Mossy's from a secret family recipe.

A popular yogurt made to a secret family recipe has been revived by a young food entrepreneur.

EA Life

Yesterday, 13:00

Running is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to keep fit. Richard Porritt makes the case for lacing up those trainers – and explores how to make sure you don’t get bored en route

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Is it possible to eat local for 30 days?

In common with others around the county I’ve set myself a new challenge for the month of September.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ellen and her husband welcome her firstborn to the world

My daughter just got kicked in the head by her unborn sibling.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
M&Co rose print bra £14, briefs £7

We’ve been told countless times, but many of us are STILL wearing the wrong-size bra. Before busting out the debit card with a lingerie spree, let Katie Wright hook you up with some expert top tips to make life more comfortable

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Today is National Burger Day

Today is National Burger Day and, to celebrate, we’ve picked out some of our favourites from across Suffolk.

What's On

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ray Mears has confirmed he will be bringing his show Tales of Endurance to The Ipswich Regent on Tuesday, March 8 next year.

Monday, August 24, 2015
The refurbishment of the Quay Theatre's auditorium will unveiled on bank holiday Monday

A community theatre in west Suffolk is preparing to unveil its newly restored and refurbished auditorium at an open day next week.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Common Ground Theatre Company stage The Count of Monte Cristo

There’s nothing quite like a Common Ground Theatre Company show. Committed to keeping small-scale theatre alive and well in East Anglia, Pat Whymark and Julian Harries are responsible for some of the best shows I’ve seen. This time they’re taking on Alexander Dumas’ banquet of heroes, villains, pirates and princesses - The Count of Monte Cristo.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Mercury Theatre staff enjoy the new air heating and cooling system installed in the Main and Studio Theatre’s

A new heating and cooling system has been installed at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre as part of major improvement works over the summer.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Stephanie Cole as Doris

Some of the finest writing in English theatre, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads have achieved iconic status.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 00:20

A winless August may have dashed all memories of the spectacular escape from relegation in May. For some, those champagne bubbles may have finally popped.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colchester United’s trip to Sheffield United next Saturday has been postponed due to the Blades’ international call-ups.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Callum Harriott in action for Charlton.

Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic winger/striker Callum Harriott on loan until January.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
New Colchester United signing Owen Garvan. Photo: Colchester Utd FC

Former Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan has signed a short-term deal with Colchester United.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
George Elokobi, at Fleetwood on Saturday

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, believes that the presence of George Elokobi in the team is just what the struggling U’s need this season.