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South Suffolk is a parliamentary seat that was formed in 1983 and has always looked like safe Conservative territory – even during the high-water mark of Blairite New Labour.

Latest news

Yesterday, 22:06

The terror threat level is being increased from severe to critical – indicating a further attack is imminent – after the deadly Manchester Arena bombing.

Yesterday, 20:00

A support worker at sheltered housing in Felixstowe had to move jobs and suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after a drunk resident ran past her brandishing a knife, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 19:19

The parents and sister of a Weeley man killed during the Bataclan massacre in Paris two years ago have spoken of their “unspeakable sadness” after last night’s Manchester Arena bombing.

Yesterday, 18:45

Two new low-cost retail stores are coming to Bury St Edmunds, as a long redundant site is brought back into use.

Yesterday, 18:38

The devastated mother of a teenage girl killed in a crash on the A47 in Suffolk has paid tribute to her daughter, who she has described as being “beautiful inside and out”.

Yesterday, 18:35

The full list of award winners, including glory for Suffolk and North Essex, was unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show, today.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 16:57

Ipswich Town will travel to League One Giliingham to play a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 22.

Yesterday, 16:32

Christophe Berra has re-joined his hometown club of Hearts following his recent release from Ipswich Town.

Yesterday, 16:21

A young Ipswich Town goalkeeper has apologised after posting “insensitive” messages on social media following the Manchester terror attack last night.

Yesterday, 15:54

Winger Michael Kightly could be in line for a reunion with Mick McCarthy, at Ipswich Town, following confirmation of his release by Burnley this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:21

Safety measures will be reviewed ahead of the Elton John concert at Portman Road football stadium in Ipswich next month.

Yesterday, 11:05

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has largely been restricted to signing free agents during his four-and-a-half years at the club. Here are a few released players he might look at this summer.

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Business

Yesterday, 18:30

The property maintenance arm of Flagship Group, RFT, is reaching for greater commercial growth after securing two new contracts.

Yesterday, 19:01

Few companies on the Top 100 list have had as eventful a year as Midwich.

Yesterday, 18:48

The East of England Co-op, the region’s largest independent retailer, has consolidated its status as a Top 100 company by posting revenue of £347.709m for the year to January 28, 2017, an increase 2.7% on the previous 12 months.

Yesterday, 18:39

Pubs and brewing group Greene King, the second-largest member of the Top 100, last year reported a 58% jump in annual turnover following its “transformational” acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company.

EA Life

Yesterday, 06:00

Milkshakes created by an Essex-based firm are set to go on sale in 92 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

Mon, 15:13

A Suffolk brewery is celebrating record sales after a turnaround strategy was launched two years ago.

With English Wine Week coming up, Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits a new vineyard on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and discovers English wine really is something to shout about.

Mon, 11:40

Debbie Brous has no doubt about the difference special exercise sessions have made to her daughter, Bella.

Mon, 10:34

What is this new generation we are rearing

What's On

Yesterday, 17:25

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard is coming to the Ipswich Regent for a week-long run next year.

Yesterday, 11:59

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Yesterday, 16:34

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Mon, 21:24

Seven musicians, three singers, a stage-full of high energy, high octane music and dancers young and old showing off their rhythmic moves.

Mon, 13:56

Bank holiday weekend sees the return of a music festival to Woodbridge – with more than 50 acts performing at four venues.

Colchester United

Mon, 12:00

Richard Garcia is one of the most talented players ever to don a Colchester United shirt, and he graced the hallowed turf at Layer Road at the time of the most successful period in the Essex club’s history.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Colchester United have frozen the price of their season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, sees no reason to revamp the Essex club’s training regime, despite the spate of long-term injuries last season.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt that the finish-line appeared just too early for his side to make the League Two play-offs last season.

Monday, May 15, 2017

After several years of flirting with relegation, which duly ended in the dreaded drop into the fourth tier last year, this last season has been a breath of fresh air at Colchester United.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

John McGreal will be cheering on Tranmere Rovers to win the National League play-off final, when his old club take on Forest Green Rovers at Wembley tomorrow (3pm).