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Highly controversial plans to build more than 200 new houses in John Constable’s home village should go ahead, planners are recommending

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An Ipswich playgroup which has gone from outstanding to inadequate in just two years has been forced to close its doors for good after a second damning Ofsted inspection, leaving dozens of families hastily finding new places for their children.

06:00

A Felixstowe pizza delivery driver was chased round his car by a youth firing ball bearings from a catapult, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 21:43

The remains of an outdoor classroom set alight in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park have again been hit by fire.

Yesterday, 20:00

Birch Farm Nursery in Hintlesham, which was given an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted in December, has made significant progress to gain the requires improvement rating on its re-inspection last month.

Yesterday, 19:00

A 51-year-old benefit cheat who was overpaid £26,000 has been sentenced to a six month supervision order.

Yesterday, 17:10

Kesgrave Town Council has laid on an event to help older people who struggle to get out or experience loneliness.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town take on Charlton Athletic, at The Valley, in their final warm-up game for 2017/18 this afternoon. Stuart Watson previews the game.

Yesterday, 17:18

Ipswich Town new boy Dominic Iorfa believes his strongest position, in the long-term, will be centre-back.

Yesterday, 16:32

Three of Ipswich Town’s summer signings are struggling to be fit for next Saturday’s Championship opener against Birmingham City, at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 14:45

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he will be restricted to signing a striker on loan due to the fact the Blues can’t compete financially with some of the ‘bonkers’ transfer fees being spent in the Championship.

Yesterday, 12:39

Blues fans of all ages have gathered at Portman Road today to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new season.

Yesterday, 10:04

Huge queues are building up outside Portman Road this morning for today’s annual Ipswich Town Open Day.

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Business

Yesterday, 17:05

The deregulation of the English water market has allowed Anglian Water to secure an exclusive contract with Pure Gym, the UK’s largest private gym provider.

Yesterday, 16:37

Leisure airline Jet2.com has added further to its Stansted schedule for summer 2018, with three new routes and extra flights to nine other destinations.

Yesterday, 15:38

Frequent power cuts have been reported in Framlingham over recent days – including several in a short space of time this afternoon.

Yesterday, 14:54

A youngster with an obsession with Mini cars was gifted a special eighth birthday present when the Ipswich BMW garage gave her a car for the day.

Felixstowe stars in a photo shoot for ethical clothing company Where Does It Come From?

EA Life

Yesterday, 13:00

Poll of British B&B owners throws up some pretty strange morning requests. So how do you eat yours?

Yesterday, 06:00

A Suffolk brewery has invested in lightweight bottles as it strives to reduce its carbon footprint.

Wed, 16:59

An Essex-based dairy firm is celebrating after one of its products scooped an innovation award.

Wed, 15:15

A Suffolk brewery has secured a new export deal in Quebec.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis find a brilliant lunchtime spot, The Barn Cafe, at Hasketon near Woodbridge.

What's On

Yesterday, 16:54

Suffolk’s top music festival, Latitude, is in the top five best music festivals nationwide for value for money, according to a new survey.

Yesterday, 16:31

Hundreds turned out for the Ipswich Jazz Festival’s three day event, which hosted both national names and local artists.

Yesterday, 14:50

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Yesterday, 14:47

During the last 20 years cinema and TV trailers have become spoilers. Arts editor Andrew Clarke believes that the time has come to reclaim our right to be surprised and delighted by new films and our favourite TV shows

Yesterday, 14:26

At times it’s easy for the Snape Proms to be overshadowed by its grander, older sibling The Aldeburgh Festival, but, whereas the Festival reaches out to an international audience, the Snape Proms is more about providing the people of Suffolk with a diverse programme of music created by some of the world’s leading musicians.

Yesterday, 13:05

To celebrate the release of Dunkirk in cinemas, Warner Bros Pictures, the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star offer you the chance to win one of two prize packs which include a key belt, T-shirt and silver pocket watch.

Colchester United

Wed, 12:40

Colchester United manager John McGreal insists his players still have a lot of room for improvement, ahead of the U’s League Two opener at Accrington Stanley, next Saturday.

Tue, 22:07

Summer signing Joe Garner scored his sixth goal of pre-season as Ipswich Town defeated Colchester United, 1-0, in a friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Tue, 19:29

Mick McCarthy has named a team mixed with youth and experience for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Colchester United.

Tue, 12:00

Colchester United have won five games out of five, in pre-season, but boss John McGreal knows that the U’s will have to be on their “mettle” if they are to continue that trend at home to Ipswich Town tonight.

Tue, 06:00

Kurtis Guthrie is still not quite ready to return to the Colchester United first-team fold.

Mon, 06:11

Luke Prosser has suffered another knock-back, in his quest to return to the Colchester United first team.