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There was a £900,000 increase in the amount paid to delayed passengers in just one year – from £1.4m in 2013/14 to £2.3m in 2014/15.


New figures show a significant fall in the level of rural crime across the region – but there are significant differences between Suffolk and Essex.


The number of trains run by Abellio Greater Anglia that arrive on time has fallen again, writes Paul Geater.

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Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash involving a lorry and a car in Suffolk.


Two of the candidates hoping to become Labour’s next deputy leader visited Ipswich at the weekend – and another is due in town tomorrow.


Plans for a £23million expansion of Ipswich Museum look set to win a major boost, the Star can reveal.

Ipswich Town

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The sight of David McGoldrick earning and tucking away a last-gasp penalty equaliser was a welcome one at Portman Road on Saturday.

New signings Giles Coke and Larsen Toure are two more players that Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be able to “hang my hat on” this season.

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Midfielders Giles Coke and Larsen Toure are both to sign for Ipswich Town, manager Mick McCarthy has revealed.

Yesterday, 10:21

Mick McCarthy declared himself satisfied with a 1-1 draw against Dutch side Utrecht at Portman Road, ahead of the Championship opener at Brentford next Saturday.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

David McGoldrick’s late penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Ipswich Town in their final pre-season friendly against FC Utrecht.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

David McGoldrick’s last-minute penalty earned Ipswich Town a 1-1 draw against Utrecht, at Portman Road, this afternoon.

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Yesterday, 20:48

The Premier League Fours clash at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, was abandoned mid-meeting on Sunday, following an accident involving Newcastle Diamonds’ Lewis Kerr.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Adam Kirby, yellow silks, is in action at Newmarket tonight.

Adam Kirby, who this week chalked up his 100th winner of the calendar year, could add to that impressive tally thanks to an outstanding book of rides on Newmarket’s July course this evening.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Hadleigh Cycle Club members are pictured ahead of their cycle event.

Planning for the first sportive to be hosted by a Suffolk cycling club is going “pretty much as planned”.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Nico Covatti

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches travel to the East of England Showground on Sunday, hoping to lift the Premier League Fours trophy.



There was a £900,000 increase in the amount paid to delayed passengers in just one year – from £1.4m in 2013/14 to £2.3m in 2014/15.

Anne Holt of Baker Tilly.

East Anglia’s many ports and logistics businesses are being advised to prepare for new European Union customs duty arrangements which come into force next year.

Yesterday, 13:00
Alan Cowie, communications and events officer at the| New Anglia Growth Hub.

New Anglia Growth Hub is to host a funding workshop, bringing together five providers of business support under one roof.

Yesterday, 06:00
The Birketts Tour de Wellbeing cycle team, from left, Matthew Potter, Ben Burt, Jolyon Berry (front) Greg Jones and Tom Shape.

Members of the employment team at regional law firm Birketts raised more than £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care by taking part in the Tour de Wellbeing virtual cycle race, held by EMCOR UK to coincide with the Tour de France.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
A plane in Flybe's latest purple livery.

Regional airline Flybe has confirmed its 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Stansted.

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Yesterday, 16:40

Depending on your circumstances, retirement can be seen as a necessity, a luxury, or simply an inevitability.

Yesterday, 08:30
Sheila Wenborne, who says magnets have banished her menopause symptoms

Could wearing a magnet be an answer to menopause symptoms? Sheena Grant spoke to a woman who thinks so and hit on the idea thanks to her beloved dog, Bob.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
There are websites set up to admire the fashion sense of Benedict Cumberbatch.

I know a lot of men buy their own clothes. In fact, I know two who have exactly the same range of shirts because they both (independently) buy five from M&S every time their other shirts wear out.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Caroline Elsden and her son Aidan, 10, for a feature about colorimetry, a condition which affects the way people see printed words and affects reading.

A simple sheet of plastic held the key as a schoolboy from Haverhill overcame his battle with Meares-Irlen syndrome, which is thought could effect up to 20 per cent of the population.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Ellen's daughter, bottle feeding her son

It’s the start of World Breastfeeding Week, but our mum-to-be won’t be going through it all again.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

No stranger to Ipswich, he brought his Funny Business tour back for a sell-out crowd at the theatre. Understanding on his last visit the crowd were in a non-heckling mood, I was intrigued to know if they would step up their game this time. With a heckle delivered after his first line, this set the tone for the evening nicely.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Suffolk Young Peoples Theatre who are staging Guys and Dolls at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds.

Clever sets and remarkably good Broadway accents have turned Bury’s Theatre Royal into the streets of 1950s New York this week as the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre put on their summer show: Guys and Dolls.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Rikki Lawton & Amy Christina Murray in Suffolk Summer Theatre's production of Anybody for Murder.

This comic thriller from the writers of TV’s Avengers would probably have a hard time muscling its way into the programme of a West End or regional theatre but for holiday audiences it provides a tart and tasty summer confection.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Red Rose Chain Theatre in the Forest 2015, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Bill Jackson

It’s the fourth time the company have tackled this Shakespearean comedy and it’s my second time seeing them do it. It didn’t lessen my enjoyment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Red Rose Chain's Theatre in the Forest show A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo Bill Jackson

Red Rose Chain venture back into the forest with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Joanna Carrick takes entertainment writer Wayne Savage behind the scenes

Colchester United

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, is hopeful of signing a new attacking player – on loan for the season – within the next 24 hours.

Friday, July 31, 2015
George Elokobi, left, is unlikely to be fit for the opening day. Richard Blaxall/Focus Images

George Elokobi should begin full training next week, but is unlikely to win his battle to be fit for the new season.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Luke Chambers holds off Drey Wright with Town trialist Larsen Toure watching on.

Ipswich Town lost 3-2 at Colchester United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sam Walker, right, in goal for the U's

Sam Walker says it is about time Colchester United put themselves back where they belong – further up the League One table.