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A west Suffolk business is leading a campaign to raise thousands of pounds for urgent medical care for a colleague on the other side of the world whose life is in the balance following a hit and run collision.

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A ditch and culvert was cleared in a mission to save homes after a number of residents in Keswick Avenue were forced to move out in June when heavy rainfall left them wading around in inches of water.

34 minutes ago

A driver has suffered minor injuries in a crash with a lorry in Wrentham this morning.

A parish council has declined to comment on claims it has evicted a cricket club from its home of more than 30 years.

08:14

Firefighters were called to a fire at a workshop in Gosfield, near Halstead.

10 minutes ago

Police have spoken to reassure residents after a man was shot in the stomach in Bury St Edmunds this evening.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 12:14

Football is back! Ipswich Town kick-off their promotion push at Brentford on Saturday, and you can talk about all things Town in the return of our web chat.

Yesterday, 13:41

‘To say I am disappointed with how it ended is an understatement’ – those are the words of Jonathan Douglas after he completed a free transfer switch from Brentford to Ipswich Town just four days begore the two teams go head-to-head at Griffin Park in a season-opener.

Mon, 14:34

Relive all the action from Ipswich Town’s 1-1 pre-season draw with FC Utrecht.

Mon, 14:27

Experienced Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas thought to be undergoing medical ahead of joining The Blues at Portman Road.

Mon, 13:17

With the new season set to kick-off on Saturday, Ipswich Town fan and football writer ALEX MITCHELL previews the Blues’ chances.

Mon, 11:30

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy will have no hesitation throwing rookie full-back Josh Emmanuel in at the deep end for this Saturday’s Championship opener at Brentford.

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Two machines built at the Ipswich factory of turf maintenance equipment company Ransomes Jacobsen have been delivered to the Rio Olympic Golf Course in Brazil.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt

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”.

Business

14 minutes ago

A west Suffolk business is leading a campaign to raise thousands of pounds for urgent medical care for a colleague on the other side of the world whose life is in the balance following a hit and run collision.

06:00
Frederico Santa-Barbara of Jacobsen and Neil Cleverly, superintendent of the Rio Olympic Golf Course, with a selection of equipment supplied by Jacobsen for the course ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Two machines built at the Ipswich factory of turf maintenance equipment company Ransomes Jacobsen have been delivered to the Rio Olympic Golf Course in Brazil.

Yesterday, 09:52
Adnams chairman Jonathan Adnams outside the company's brewery and distillery complex in Southwold.

Southwold-based Adnams today reported a 12% increase in first half profits to £962,000, with one-off gains on the sale of three pubs offsetting a dip in revenues.

Yesterday, 09:34
The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares from the taxpayer-owned stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland for £2.1billion, but the taxpayer has made a loss of around £1bn on the sale.

Yesterday, 06:00
Natasha Davies, Tom Holloway, Ollie Prescott, Rachel Wilby and Omar Khattab, the five new appointments at Cloud Media Insight.

Ipswich-based media monitoring and analysis firm Cloud Media Insight has appointed five new executives.

EA Life

Mon, 19:30

At the risk of falling headfirst into the nostalgia pit, I have been remembering the angst of waiting for exam results. First there were O levels (ask your grandparents) and then, two years later in 1973, came A levels but not as we know them today.

Mon, 17:55
Once a supermarket has you, there is no resisting the temptation to over shop

It seems like decades ago now, but just after Christmas I rather rashly declared I was going to try and go without buying new stuff, apart from food and toiletries, writes Sheena Grant.

Mon, 15:36
Ellen on maternity leave with her first-born

This may come as a shock to a lot of people but I don’t plan on taking any maternity leave when baby number three arrives, writes author of 2.4 children column Ellen Widdup.

Mon, 11:45
Wayne Leech and Mark Ripper with soap star Gemma Atkinson at the Slimming World Man of the Year awards

Two Suffolk men have shed a total of more than 21st in little over a year – and been named among the country’s top male slimmers for 2015.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
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UCS graduation ceremony  for the School of  Applied Social Sciences at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.
Actress June Brown was receiving her Honourary Degree.
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Depending on your circumstances, retirement can be seen as a necessity, a luxury, or simply an inevitability.

What's On

Hit musical Comedy Sister Act is coming to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Comedian Jimmy Carr, who performed to a sold-out Ipswich Regent last night

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.

Colchester United

Kane Vincent-Young is the latest in a long line of Colchester United teenagers, hoping to break into the U’s senior set-up.

Mon, 15:57
Sanchez Watt, in action for the U's

Former Arsenal and Colchester United winger, Sanchez Watt, has signed for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.

Mon, 06:00
U's boss Tony Humes

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.