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New research into the wellbeing of the country’s pensioners shows there is a lot to consider when it comes to deciding where best to spend your old age – with some places better than others when you decide to retire.

A small chemical spill was cleared up on the A14 westbound today.

17:18

The race director of an inaugural night of elite and mass participation street racing in Ipswich has called for more amateur runners and fundraisers to enter the event.

16:42

A record-breaking crowd of more than 8,000 Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Four people have been arrested after a cannabis factory was found in premises in Mickfield Road, Stonham Aspal.

16:34

An Ipswich police constable involved in an alleged road rage incident has been convicted of dangerous driving by a jury at Norwich Crown Court.

Ipswich Town

16:42

A record-breaking crowd of more than 8,000 Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes he’s closer to making further additions to his squad.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy reluctantly admits that he will have to treat rising star Teddy Bishop with kid gloves again this season.

Yesterday, 16:07

Ipswich Town have released their squad numbers for the 2015/16 season.

Thousands are expected to attend Ipswich Town Football Club’s annual Open Day at Portman Road today – with queues already snaking around the stadium ahead of gates opening at 10am.

Yesterday, 11:44

The agent of Ipswich Town target Rodolph Austin has revealed that the Jamaica midfielder may not be allowed to sign for an English club due to tighter work permit rules.

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Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey holds no grudge towards the Ipswich Witches or banned rider Rohan Tungate, but insists the Scorpions were right to stage a sit down protest during the controversial clash between the sides, earlier this month.

Yesterday, 12:42
Annual Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament at Culford School. Pictured is Louise Booker.

As has now become traditional, the Bury and West Suffolk Junior Tournament heralds the start of a busy, competitive summer season.

Mon, 10:03
Gavin Hogg

Former Bury St Edmunds youngster Josh Walker has been named the club’s new first-team captain for the coming season.

Mon, 09:59
dave micklethwaite

They may have signed 21 new players, but Bury St Edmunds director of rugby Gavin Hogg thinks the Wolfpack have got the right blend as they approach their first-ever campaign at National 2 level.

Business

Around 200 people are to lose their jobs at the Ipswich office of global insurance broker and risk management group Willis.

15:05
The Great House restaurant with rooms in Lavenham.

An award-winning Suffolk restaurant has gained another accolade after being ranked the 26th best in the country.

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT.

Photo: BT

BT is to pay out up to £129million to extend the Government-led roll-out of superfast broadband, after a bigger-than-expected take-up of the service.

Centrica has reignited controversy over high energy bills by announcing a 44% increase in first half profits at its British Gas retail division.

Energy giants Royal Dutch Shell and Centrica today revealed plans to axe a total of more than 12,000 jobs.

Yesterday, 14:55
Christopher Hayman of Hayman Distillers with his children Miranda and James.

Essex gin maker Hayman Distillers is celebrating after winning a Gold award at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

EA Life

Tue, 09:32

Artist Lois Cordelia could never have imagined where a speculative inquiry from a GCSE student to one of the nation’s best-loved children’s book illustrators and authors would lead. Sheena Grant reports

Mon, 14:28
Psychologist Dr Rebecca Poz teaching kids about dementia at Great Barton Primary. Left to right, Ashley Lilley, Dr Rebecca Poz, Sasha Coxon-Leitao and Hattie Cocksedge.

When I ask Dr Rebecca Poz what her ultimate aim is in life, she laughs and says: ‘World peace?’

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

Superdad Will Lodge goes walking ready for the summer holidays

Friday, July 24, 2015
Edd Martin smokes pork at the DJ BBQ stall at the Sausage and Beer Festival at Jimmy's Farm on Sunday, 27 July.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis’ picks of what to eat at Jimmy’s Sausage and Beer Festival this weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2015
The Birmingham Balti is set to be protected by the EU.

The city of Birmingham is set to win its battle of the balti by being officially recognised as the home of the much-loved dish, but what about Suffolk’s culinary delights?

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13:30

Clever sets and remarkably good Broadway accents have turned Bury’s Theatre Royal into the streets of 1950s New York this week as the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre put on their summer show: Guys and Dolls.

Yesterday, 18:16
Rikki Lawton & Amy Christina Murray in Suffolk Summer Theatre's production of Anybody for Murder.

This comic thriller from the writers of TV’s Avengers would probably have a hard time muscling its way into the programme of a West End or regional theatre but for holiday audiences it provides a tart and tasty summer confection.

Red Rose Chain Theatre in the Forest 2015, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Bill Jackson

It’s the fourth time the company have tackled this Shakespearean comedy and it’s my second time seeing them do it. It didn’t lessen my enjoyment.

Red Rose Chain's Theatre in the Forest show A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo Bill Jackson

Red Rose Chain venture back into the forest with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Joanna Carrick takes entertainment writer Wayne Savage behind the scenes

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Evelyn White and John Halifax as Maria and Tony in the ctc's production of West Side Story at the New Wolsey. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

A warning to other amateur, semi or professional groups - you don’t want to rumble with this cast.

Colchester United

Tue, 23:23

Ipswich Town lost 3-2 at Colchester United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Tue, 11:48
Sam Walker, right, in goal for the U's

Sam Walker says it is about time Colchester United put themselves back where they belong – further up the League One table.

Mon, 11:16
Tom Eastman battles for the ball.

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted his side will need to be ‘sharper’ as they prepare for Ipswich Town tomorrow night.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Friday, July 24, 2015
Colchester United Manager Tony Humes

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, is happy with his defensive options, and his midfield strengths, but he still feels that his squad is short of two attacking players.