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Adeseye Ogunlewe, who has won a place at the Rio Olympics

Nigeria’s fastest man – a University of Essex graduate – has won a place at this year’s Rio Olympics.

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Four people were taken to hospital after the crash. File picture.

A five-year-old boy was who involved in a horror crash in Essex is in a “serious but not life-threatening” condition, police have said.

44 minutes ago
The One Community Cup took place at Goals Soccer Centre, based near Suffolk New College. Photo: Inspire Suffolk.

A football tournament has been praised for bringing together people from different cultures and backgrounds in a celebration of sport.

46 minutes ago
A tractor broke down just after the Orwell Bridge.

A tractor has broken down on the A14 in Nacton just after the Orwell Bridge.

52 minutes ago
Chelmsford Crown Court

A mid-Essex school has been ordered to pay £46,000 after a poorly-planned refurbishment exposed staff to asbestos.

Stock image of a fire engine.

Four fire crews worked for nearly three hours to extinguish a combine harvester blaze in Hoxne.

09:00
Dementia friendly pub, the Hadleigh Ram

A Hadleigh pub has been rewarded for its efforts to become accessible to all by being named the first dementia friendly restaurant in the town.

Ipswich Town

Yesterday, 17:36
Come on: Town manager Mick McCarthy not happy on the touch-line during the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town (Pre-season friendly) match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy said he ‘lost the plot’ with his players after they conceded a late equaliser in today’s 1-1 pre-season draw at League Two side Cambridge United.

Yesterday, 16:53
Andre Dozzell  scores Town's goal in the Cambridge United v Ipswich Town pre-season friendly match at Abbey Road, Cambridge, on 23 July 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Andre Dozzell’s goal was cancelled out at the death as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 at League Two side Cambridge United in their latest pre-season friendly.

Yesterday, 12:00
Police at the Ipswich v Norwich derby.

Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm it will have a presence at Ipswich Town games this season - including the potentially powderkeg Old Farm Derby.

Fri, 17:17
Sam Allardyce has been appointed the new England manager

Former Ipswich Town manager George Burley says new England boss Sam Allardyce still feels a sense of injustice over his Bolton side’s epic play-off defeat at Portman Road back in 2000.

Fri, 17:07
Sam Allardyce celebrates Sunderland's 'great escape'

Sam Allardyce can instil some ‘bulldog spirit’ in the England team and make them winners when it matters.

Fri, 15:46
Sir Bobby Robson Stand. Pic: Andy Abbott.

Ipswich Town fans have given a mixed response to the club’s appeal for slogan ideas for two new display boards at Portman Road.

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Fri, 14:56
Suffolk's Goldie Sayers in action for Team GB

Two Suffolk Olympians have called for a complete ban on all Russian athletes from this summer’s Olympic Games after the true extent of the country’s doping scandal shame came to light this week.

Thu, 22:53
Lasse Bjerre crashes with James Sarjeant taking advantage as the Witches gain a maximum 5-1 in the opening heat of the Ipswich v Peterborough (Premier League) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 21 July 2016. Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

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Business

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley.

Banking giants will dominate reporting this week, with the City looking out for any Brexit concerns when Barclays and Lloyds deliver their half-year results.

Yesterday, 06:00

Mildenhall-based English Architectural Glazing (EAG) has won a major contract to carry out work as part of the multi-million-pound regeneration of the former BBC Television Centre in London.

Fri, 12:01

An award-winning independent men’s fashion retailer from Suffolk is celebrating its new store opening today with special offers and free drinks.

Fri, 10:15

Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

Fri, 06:00

Suffolk-based business support organisation Menta has launched a new online learning partnership to help busy entrepreneurs develop their skills.

EA Life

Tue, 10:57
Absolutely Fabulous

Last month, for my best friend’s birthday, I sent myself some flowers, writes Ellen Widdup.

Tue, 06:00

This weekend all eyes were on Felixstowe after a seafront cafe owner made the national headlines over a Facebook rant about unruly children and parents who seem unwilling or unable to control them.

Mon, 17:17

Carpe diem – seize the day! writes Lynne Mortimer.

Mon, 15:42

Thrift comes in many forms, as I’ve discovered since I began trying to embrace a less costly way of living, writes Sheena Grant.

What's On

Fri, 15:02
Comedian Jon Richardson

Comedian Jon Richardson is heading to Haverhill Arts Centre later this year.

Thu, 16:12

If you’re looking for a fun night out, what you want is right in front of you, front of you.

Have you been practising your bend and snap? Don’t worry if you haven’t, the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich will teach you at tonight’s opening performance of Legally Blonde The Musical.

Tue, 12:32

I’ve seen the last two productions from Unscene Suffolk, the theatre group for the visually impaired, and have enjoyed them immensely so was really looking forward to this production. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bill Bailey’s headline performance was the perfect cure for the post-Brexit glum, writes Matt Reason.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

25-year-old Ivo Graham’s self-deprecating depiction of holidaying to the Algarve with his parents was the highlight of a polished performance by the apologetic Old Etonian, writes Matt Reason.

Colchester United

Fri, 17:28
Colchester United's Weston Community Home Stadium.

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

Wed, 14:49

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.

Mon, 14:47

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

Mon, 06:06

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!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Colchester United will play their second pre-season match of the summer, at Needham Market this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).