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Fundraisers at Sandman 2015. This year's event has been cancelled. Image: Kevin Bell

A fundraising event which had hoped to raise tens of thousands for an Essex hospice this weekend has been cancelled.

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Yesterday, 18:17
Corrie CCTV Screen

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

Yesterday, 17:37
Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team search for Corrie McKeague just outside Troston Slades Covert. Photo Mark Westley

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Yesterday, 16:11
Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby. Archie, four months, was killed and Daniel-Jay was seriously injured after being bitten by a dog at their Colchester home.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

Yesterday, 15:42
Police were called to the crash

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

Ron Harris outside the first home he shared with his wife, Nina, at Shingle Street before the Second World War. Photo supplied for Life on the Edge by the Harris family.

It’s a place with tragedy and mystery in its past – but as many stories of resilient determination to build a community amid its wild and isolated environment.

Yesterday, 14:22
Corrie McKeague's last ever sighting at 3.24am September 24 2016. CCTV still from Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds. The building in the background is the edge of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

Ipswich Town

Town manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor during the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says it would be tantamount to tactical suicide to go all-out attack at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:28
Could former Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy line up against his old teammates for new side Newcastle United this weekend?

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has everything crossed that the fit-again Daryl Murphy does not come back to haunt his side at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United tomorrow.

Yesterday, 11:10
Thumbs up from Freddie Sears after the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller

At last! Ipswich Town have scored some goals – and after 10 months Freddie Sears even managed to grab one as well, much to the delight of himself and his teammates.

Yesterday, 06:00
Freddie Sears and son Jax pictured on the pitch after the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 April 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Being a dad helped Freddie Sears switch off from football during his recent 38-game goalless spell.

Tue, 22:45
Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski ran the length of the pitch to congratulate Freddie Sears after he had scored Ipswich's second in the 2-0 win over Albion in the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits he was a relieved man after his team finally got back to winning ways tonight.

Tue, 21:45
Jonas Knudsen closes in as skipper Luke Chambers lifts up Freddie Sears, after he had scored Town's second to take them 2-0 up in the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways, ending a five-game goal drought, as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half of a 2-0 home triumph over Burton Albion.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ned Boulting, presenter of ITV's Tour de France coverage, is coming to Bury St Edmunds and Chelmsford with new show Bikeology. Photo: Contributed

Ned Boulting has been the face of ITV’s Tour de France coverage since 2003. Event posed some questions about his new show Bikeology, his relationship with cycling, his career and some of the biggest talking points in the sport today.

Friday, October 14, 2016
Morten Risager sits dejected in the pits after the Ipswich v Somerset (Premier League Play-off semi final second leg) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 13 October 2016. Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches were dumped out of the Premier League play-offs at the semi-final stage last night, going down 49-41 to the Somerset Rebels at Foxhall.


Yesterday, 18:09
Tim King, group fleet manager at Turners (Soham), left, takes delivery of the firm's newest truck from Eddie Hennessy, regional manager of DAF Trucks UK, representing regional dealership Chassis Cab. 
Photo: Keith Mindham Photography

Suffolk-based logistics company Turners (Soham) Ltd has reported increased annual revenues and profit, and says it is “well placed” for further success despite competitive market conditions.

Yesterday, 12:00

British Gas has been forced to backtrack after repeatedly billing a 91-year-old great-grandmother for hundreds of pounds more than she owed.

Yesterday, 09:00

Business advisers firm Grant Thorton is to unveil its 15th “Suffolk Limited” report next month on how the county’s leading businesses have performed over the past year.

Yesterday, 06:00

Colchester-based Care UK is celebrating after one of its nine NHS treatment centres across the country achieved an overall “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Thu, 17:07

Seventeen entrepreneurs from School for Social Entrepreneurs East, at Ipswich Waterfront have graduated from Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

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Wed, 09:37
Pc Neil Smith in 2011 with his dog Willow who had just started training at Martlesham Police Headquarters

Throughout a career rich in light and shade as a Suffolk police officer, Neil Smith MBE experienced all human life. Now he has written a thought-provoking blog.

Mon, 12:19

Martin Bell has travelled a long way since leaving Suffolk as a teenager in the 1950s. The former BBC reporter and MP talks soldiering, war and politics with Sheena Grant and reveals the discomfort of coming face-to-face with his teenage self in letters written home in the 1950s.

Mon, 12:06

Andy Hamilton, the creator of family sitcom Outnumbered, is bringing his stand-up show to Suffolk. He told Sheena Grant about his struggles with modern life and why parents need to go easier on themselves...

Mon, 11:48

Smells have an extraordinary power to trigger evocative memories, transporting us back to the past in a fraction of a second, writes Sheena Grant.

What's On

Yesterday, 16:59
Members of the Richard Alston Company take flight

This weekend sees two of the county’s leading arts organisations coming together to stage three days of music and dance. Andrew Clarke, our arts editor, talks to choreographer Richard Alston, who will be premiering a new piece inspired by his great hero: Suffolk composer Benjamin Britten

Yesterday, 11:25

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has been handed £26,000 by the town council to help its outreach work with thousands of children in the area.

Thu, 18:09

Suffolk’s pantomime season is almost upon us, but which of the county’s festive treats will you see this year?

Tue, 19:23

Night Must Fall is a delicious, atmospheric contradiction. Written in 1934, it is clearly a product of its times. A world of faded wealth and privilege has been preserved in aspic in this lonely house on the edge of an isolated wood – and yet this is a psychological thriller with a very contemporary feel.

Mon, 16:04

For Suffolk-born West End star Kerry Ellis life at the moment spins from one extreme to another. One moment she is on stage with rock legend Brian May acknowledging a standing ovation at the end of another sell-out concert and the next she is changing the nappy of ten month old son Freddie or collecting his three year old brother Alfie from play group.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

This was another night of stand up comedy from Jimmy Carr, on what seems to be his never ending The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 13:17
Brennan Dickenson

Colchester United winger Brennan Dickenson has suffered a setback in his quest to return from a hamstring injury.

Wed, 19:29

Craig Slater insists that Colchester United, without a win in their last seven league and cup games, “will turn it around” over the coming weeks and months.

Mon, 19:25

Colchester United have been drawn at home to Chesterfield in the first round of the FA Cup.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt hard done by following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers this afternoon, while home boss Darren Ferguson admitted that his team were lucky to get the three points.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Doncaster Rovers 1 Colchester United 0

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Colchester United, after an encouraging start to the season, following relegation into League Two, are on the ropes after a tough last month.