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West Suffolk is set to be the home of the UK’s first replica, habitable “Hobbit Hole” from the popular JRR Tolkien fantasy books and films.


The driver of an articulated lorry received some “strong words of advice” from police after his attempts to turn the vehicle blocked a Suffolk road.

A 28-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation following a first floor flat blaze in Colchester.


An annual bike ride raising thousands of pounds to ensure the future of church buildings in Suffolk was officially launched today.


The message comes despite a small rise in drink-related hospital admissions in the county last year.


The stage is set for a three-day celebration of transatlantic Americana, roots and folk music down on a Suffolk farm.

Ipswich Town

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

New Ipswich Town signing Ryan Fraser is relishing teaming up with skipper Luke Chambers at Portman Road next season, after revealing the pair exchanged some heated words last term.

Former Colchester United and Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a two-year deal with League One newcomers Southend United.

Brett Pitman has twice gone close to becoming a Premier League player and the prolific striker is hoping Ipswich Town can turn his dreams into reality.

Yesterday, 17:54

Ipswich Town have completed their fourth signing of the summer with the capture of Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles on a season-long loan deal.

Yesterday, 13:11

Noel Hunt is back in training with Ipswich Town, we understand.

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Sudbury Bowls Club’s ladies have won through to the final of the County Ladies Triples competition beating a team from Holywells BC (Ipswich).

Yesterday, 22:52
Cameron Heeps picks up drive during heat nine of the Ipswich v Sheffield (Premier League) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 04 May 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches 56 Plymouth Devils 35

The Rugby Union World Cup will visit the statue to Prince Obolensky in Ipswich.

The Rugby Union World Cup is heading to Ipswich next month on its tour of the country in the run-up to this autumn’s tournament.

Yesterday, 09:40
Tom Moore

Rookie bowler Tom Moore emerged as one of Essex’s bright spots as Australia dominated the first day of the four-day tour match at Chelmsford yesterday.


Yesterday, 16:48

Food giant Nestlé has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme, sparking the threat of industrial action.

Yesterday, 11:14
The Treasury has sold another 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

The taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 16% after the Government sold off another tranche of shares.

Yesterday, 10:39
The installation of solar panels on the roof of Precision Marketing Group's premises in Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds

A Suffolk-based firm will be among the organisations taking part in a nation-wide celebration of solar energy tomorrow.

Yesterday, 06:00
Candy Gaga'’s Wanda Hewell, right, and daughter, Cherish.

Tower Ramparts in Ipswich now has its very own castle – thanks to the success of a local sweet shop business.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

EA Life

Wed, 10:50

As she gently melts, Lynner Mortimer looks for ways to keep cool and survive the hot weather without getting bad-tempered

Tue, 21:28
Sally Moore has set up a business helping firms managing 'supergeeks', brilliant, creative people who are a real asset to their employer's business but who often lack social skills and can run into problems at work because of this.

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.

Tue, 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.

What's On

Barely an hour after meeting, the cast of this year’s Theatre in the Forest found themselves performing to a live audience.

The Orchard Players present Let’s Go To The Movies from July 2-4, at Capel St Mary Village Hall, 7.30pm nightly with a 2.30pm show on the Saturday.

The Orchard Players invite you to walk their red carpet as part of new summer musical Let’s Go To The Movies.

Tue, 11:23
The Pantaloons put their own spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice on Christchurch Park's Mansion Lawn, 7.30pm, July 1

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.

Colchester United


Former favourite George Elokobi has this afternoon re-signed for Colchester United.

Anthony Wordsworth scores for Ipswich in a pre-season friendly at Southend last summer.

Former Colchester United and Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a two-year deal with League One newcomers Southend United.

Wed, 19:01
Ben Gordon, in action at Notts County, has today left Colchester United

Ben Gordon has left Colchester United, by mutual consent, while ex-U’s skipper Magnus Okuonghae has joined Luton Town.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Matt Briggs, in action against Crewe last season

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.