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They have warned people in Suffolk to take care before trying to cool off in the hot weather.

29 minutes ago

London Liverpool Street services have been affected, with some trains unable to stop at or leave Colchester.


A judge has expressed disappointment that Suffolk’s drug treatment provider has declined to help wean a heavy user of cannabis off his habit.

Yesterday, 21:25

The body of a man in his 20s has been recovered from Alton Water in Tattingstone after he fell into the water earlier this evening.

Yesterday, 15:54

Ipswich Town kicked off their pre-season preparations this morning, ahead of the 2015-16 Championship campaign.

Yesterday, 19:36

Rail delays in Stowmarket have been caused by urged repairs needed on the line.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 15:54

Ipswich Town kicked off their pre-season preparations this morning, ahead of the 2015-16 Championship campaign.

Yesterday, 17:55

Mick McCarthy expects to wrap up the signing of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles today, but revealed he also has big hopes for fellow wideman Alex Henshall.

Yesterday, 17:50

Premier League new-boys Bournemouth have acquired the ‘most promising left-back around’ in Tyrone Mings, according to Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy.

Yesterday, 16:44

New Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman admits he will always call Bournemouth home after leaving the Premier League new-boys for Suffolk.

Yesterday, 15:45

Mick McCarthy revealed his happiness for Tyrone Mings after the young left-back completed a multi-million pound move to Premier League new-boys Bournemouth – a deal which proved beneficial to all parties, according to the Blues’ boss.

Yesterday, 12:26

Darren Ambrose will be given the chance to earn a new deal at Ipswich Town, who are expected to complete the season-long loan signing of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles today.

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Yesterday, 14:24

With a rich sporting history in this country across hundreds of disciplines, Suffolk has produced its fair share of sporting heroes.

Yesterday, 14:19
Joan Hassell is captain of the over 65s Great Britian team and is taking part in her 60th Framlingham Tennis Tournament this August.

Tennis enthusiast and captain of the Great Britain’s over-75s team Joan Hassell is calling on young and old to take part in the 132nd Framlingham Tennis Tournament.

Mon, 18:00
LEADING THE PACK; Ipswich's Dan Knights leads Birmingham's Chris Timms, in the Combination fixture between the two sides, while Lauren Jacobs lines up Steve Hodginson

Ipswich Eagles chairman Jamie Goldsmith has heaped praise on his riders after 10 of the Club’s current squad were named in international squads ahead of a big Ashes, World Cup and Home Nations feast of cycle speedway this summer.

Mon, 17:17
Anthony Ogogo during a training session at The Kickstop Gym in Norwich. Photo: Jerry Daws/

Suffolk Olympian Anthony Ogogo will finally return to the ring on July 18 in Germany.


Yesterday, 17:50

A Suffolk brewing company is celebrating after winning a new national “Beer for Summer” competition.

Yesterday, 09:53
The Bishop Of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway, centre, at the hospice site dedication in Cambridge with Mark Hart, construction director at Barnes Construction, right,  and Stuart Evans, chair of the trustees of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
Photo: Paul Nixon Photography

An act of dedication has taken place to mark the start of contruction work on a new £10.5million hospice in Cambridge, which is being built by Ipswich-based Barnes Construction.

Yesterday, 06:00
Ian Carr, chief executive of Prettys

Regional law firm Prettys has reported a 13% increase in revenue for the year to April 30.

Yesterday, 06:00
Oliver Crichton and Ruth Sunaway of Birketts.

East Anglian law firm Birketts has announced the promotion of five senior associates to partner status across its four offices, including Oliver Crichton and Ruth Sunaway in Ipswich.

Mon, 17:41
The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare, Countess of Euston, presents the Queen's Award for Enterprise to Seafast.

Specialist logistics company Seafast was yesterday presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

EA Life

Yesterday, 21:28

When Sir Tim Hunt blundered into a row about sexism with comments he made at a conference in South Korea, it wasn’t the first time a scientist with a brilliant mind had demonstrated a lack of basic common sense. And there could be a simple explanation for that, as Sheena Grant reports.

Yesterday, 14:17
Football competition winners receive their tickets at The Bushel in Bury  January 1998

In our latest search through our archives we found some classic team shots and a photo of football ticket winners.

Mon, 12:44
Lynne Mortimer on the naughty step

When George, aged two years and nine months, misbehaves and does not desist when asked, he is consigned to the thinking step, the bottom stair.

Mon, 12:37
Will Lodge's Father's Day gifts

Superdad Will Lodge reflects on how absence affects baby and whether she is capable of empathy.

Mon, 11:51
Will Sheena be back to burning logs by November?

As I stirred my bucket of paper mush for the umpteenth time I couldn’t help wondering if I’d bitten off more than I wanted to chew, writes Sheena Grant.

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Yesterday, 11:23

You won’t look at Pride and Prejudice or Much Ado About Nothing the same again after watching Ip-art favourites The Pantaloons’ latest open-air shows.

Mon, 13:49
Ashleigh Cole who plays Christine Keeler during rehearsals for Christine a new musical about Christine Keeler and the Profumo scandal which is being staged at the Colchester Mercury Theatre

This new musical starts with a bang – quite literally – as Christine Keeler’s drug pusher boyfriend, fires shots into the air while he rants outside the flat of Harley Street osteopath Dr Stephen Ward.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New owners NRG launch Spa Pavilion, explaining when it will open and their plans for the future. Pictured chairman of NRG Ray Anderson

The businessman behind a £1 purchase of a council-owned Suffolk theatre has insisted his bid to revive the venue will succeed, after fresh questions were raised over the deal.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Princes Theatre, Clacton

A popular Clacton theatre has undergone a facelift costing almost £20,000.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Man in Chair (Darren Nunn) and Drowsy (Jo Whelton) in Appeal Theatre Group show The Drowsy Chaperone at The New Wolsey, Ipswich, June 24-27.

I’m not a fan of farce but there was lots to like about this musical comedy.

Colchester United

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colchester United today completed the signing of former loanee, Matt Briggs, on a two-year deal.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Tom Eastman, in action against Bradford last season. U's boss Tony Humes is looking for an experienced centre-half to partner Eastman for next term.

Colchester United boss Tony Humes is on the look-out for at least four new players before next season gets under-way.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tony Humes, whose U's side entertain Blackpool on the first day of the new season

Colchester United will play at home to Blackpool on the opening day of the new 2015-16 season.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Paul Taylor charges forward at Crawley Town in last season's League Cup defeat

Ipswich Town will host Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage in the first round of the Capital One Cup at Portman Road, while Colchester United will entertain Reading.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Sean Clohessy, left, in action for the U's against Scunthorpe's Rory Fallon

Former Colchester United vice-captain, Sean Clohessy, has today signed for Leyton Orient.