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Members of the public will be able to find out more about plans to revitalise Haverhill town centre when a bus parks up for three days from tomorrow.

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Colchester boy Dermot O’Leary has been announced as the new ceremonial head of a north Essex hospice.

12:00

Only half of those responding to an online survey about Sudbury have visited historic market town’s key tourist attraction, figures have revealed.

16:34

Police say injuries are “life-threatening”.

16:33

There is only so much relief the cold side of the pillow can bring, so here are our ten tips for sleeping in a heatwave.

A Suffolk MP and former housing entrepreneur has claimed staff would turn down a pay rises because they would lose their tax credits.

Ipswich Town

10:49

Middlesbrough have upped their offer for Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy to £4.5 million, it has been reported.

Yesterday, 17:46

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has backed highly-rated Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser to get Blues fans off their seats at Portman Road this season.

Yesterday, 17:44

Mick McCarthy will do his utmost to keep Daryl Murphy at Ipswich Town, but admitted the £8m sale of Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth will have no bearing on any final decision.

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.

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12:48

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches team manager Phil Hilton is hoping new boy Ashley Morris can go out and prove a point on Thursday night.

Yesterday, 14:24
84 year old James Kelly takes part in his 100 th Park Run at Chantry Park Ipswich Park Run.

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.

Business

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today posted another year of record revenues, with sales within its key Retail division topping £1billion for the first time.

09:45
Suffolk Coastal considers convenience store bid

Planning chiefs have responded to concerns about noise and antisocial behaviour arising from proposals for a new convenience store in Kesgrave by insisting on closing times being brought forward an hour and the installation of a barrier to restrict overnight parking.

16:30
Growth in manufacturing eased last month  to its slowest level in two years.

Britain’s manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in more than two years last month, impacted by subdued demand from Europe.

16:23
Speedy Hire
 has warned that its results for this year will come in

Tool rental business Speedy Hire saw nearly a third of its stock market value wiped off after it announced the shock departure of its chief executive and warned over a major blow to full year profits.

Yesterday, 17:50
Tim Dunford, managing director and master brewer at the Green Jack Brewery, third from left, with Beer for Summer judges Mark Dorber, left, and Charlie McVeigh of The Draft House, right, and Peter Gordon, on trade director of Budweiser Budvar.

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

EA Life

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

Yesterday, 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.

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.

What's On

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

Yesterday, 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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Princes Theatre, Clacton

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

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.