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Old Alderman Blaxill School, currently the Stanway Federation Learning Centre.

A new superschool could be built on the site of a former secondary school in Colchester – potentially also including homes for teachers.

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06:00
GV - Ipswich Crown Court

An Essex woman who took advantage of her estranged husband being in hospital to steal his cheque book and plunder more than £18,000 from his bank account has been jailed.

41 minutes ago
Fire services attended the scene of a chemical spill in Haverhill

More than 40 firefighters were sent to a business park to handle a chemical spill.

08:15
The 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment marched through Woodbridge Market Hill to mark 10 years of being based just outside the town at Rock Barracks.

Crowds of people lined the streets of a Suffolk town to salute locally based soldiers.

08:00
Fraudster must now pay back £183,000

The kingpin behind internet escort and debt elimination scams which fleeced £5.7million from 17,300 victims has had the amount he must pay back reduced from £750,000 to £183,000.

Yesterday, 19:34
The Chinese restaurant fire in Halstead - image from Essex County Fire and Rescue

Firefighters were called to a blaze that broke out at a Chinese restaurant in High Street, Halstead, this afternoon.

Yesterday, 17:24
Updated GVs of the Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

A popular Bury St Edmunds music venue could save the taxpayer £150,000 a year by raising ticket prices an average of just £2.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy wants his side to re-enthuse supporters at Portman Road today in what will be their final warm-up ahead of the new Championship season, against Belgian second-tier side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (3pm ko).

Yesterday, 20:29
Sir Alf Ramsey in his sparse Portman Road office

Today is the 50th anniversary of England winning the 1966 World Cup. STUART WATSON spoke to Ipswich Town legend about what made Sir Alf Ramsey such a great manager

Yesterday, 06:00
Teddy Bishop protects the ball against Shelbourne

Ipswich Town starlet Teddy Bishop says he feels ‘reborn’ following a year of injury hell.

Thu, 19:00
Young Ipswich Town fan Noah Day having his picture taken with manager Mick McCarthy.

Thousands of Ipswich Town fans gathered at Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Thu, 18:03
Ipswich Town players train at Portman Road on the pre-season open day.

Ipswich Town will kick-start their 15th successive season in the Championship with a home game against newly-promoted Barnsley on Saturday, August 6.

Thu, 16:21
Crowds at the Ipswich Town FC open day ahead of the 2016/17 season

Ipswich Town fans hoping to go to the club’s open day today will need to plan their parking.

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Yesterday, 12:32
Sam Bullingham (centre, number 84) lines up for his open water swim

Rother Valley Country Park was the venue for the 2016 National Open Water Swimming Championships last Sunday.

Thu, 23:30
Danyon Hume leading Ellis Perks during heat two of the Ipswich v Plymouth (Premier league) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 28 July 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Witches 61 Plymouth Devils 29

Business

Yesterday, 08:53
Confidence among manufacturing firms has dropped since the vote to leave the European Union, says a report.

Confidence among manufacturing firms has dropped since the vote to leave the European Union, putting the sector’s recovery in jeopardy, says a report.

Thu, 19:03

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

Thu, 15:08

Game Of Thrones broadcaster Sky has brushed aside economic uncertainty surrounding Britain’s referendum on the European Union to drive up revenues and profits.

Thu, 12:08

Almost 400,000 customers deserted British Gas in the first half of the year as its parent firm, Centrica, saw profits take a dive.

Thu, 11:06

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its new branding and identity at a ceremony in Ipswich.

EA Life

'At the end of the journey he helped her with her bags and took her to a taxi, and insisted on giving her some money for the journey to the hospital, because she was going to get the Tube'

He saw she was looking a little bit upset and started to ask if she was all right, and bought her a cup of tea

His role was to visit building sites and talk with construction workers on any issues concerning them. The staff loved meeting Sir Alf

His dad was a dustman and a straw and hay dealer, and Alf was determined to change his way of life, I suppose

Everybody thought he stayed up there, but he didn’t – at least twice! He liked his bed, I reckon!

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Yesterday, 08:54
The Gallery Players rehearsing Spring Awakening which is part of the New Wolsey's Open Season

Spring Awakening, Gallery Players at the New Wolsey Theatre

Yesterday, 12:27

Comedy stars Greg Davies and Jack Whitehall are heading to the Ipswich Regent.

Wed, 17:00

Hugely entertaining and brilliantly written, this production of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter is a top notch show.

Mon, 11:52

Ipswich-based physical theatre company Gecko is a major name on the international stage but is not so well known at home. As artistic director Amit Lahav tells arts editor Andrew Clarke, all that is about to change

Mon, 10:56

Sir Trevor Nunn is not the only Ipswich-born theatre director who returned home this summer. Assistant director Michael Oakley is also an Ipswich native and a former member of the Wolsey’s Young Company. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him about being theatre’s new rising star

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

Colchester United

Mon, 22:32
John McGreal

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was satisfied with his side’s performance during tonight’s latest pre-season friendly, against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Overweight men are being invited to play football at Colchester United – not to shore-up the squad, but in a new weight-loss scheme.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Colchester United entertain Ipswich Town tonight, in a pre-season friendly. Carl Marston recalls the days when both clubs were arch rivals in the Championship.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Colchester United fans young and old got to meet the team’s stars at the club open day.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Colchester United’s new boss, John McGreal, has been busy recruiting new players galore this summer, but the return of an old face will have been given him the most pleasure of all – Sam Walker is back!