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The Red Lion Hotel, High Street, Colchester, Essex.

A well-known hotel in the heart of Colchester has joined a range of other outlets in the town to be given just one star for food hygiene.

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A sunny day on the beach and promenade in Southwold - the town has been boosted by coastal communities status. 
Picture: James Bass

Two communities in Suffolk have been awarded special status as part of a national project to drive forward future economic growth and prosperity in coastal areas.

24 minutes ago
Colchester GV: High Street

Council tax in Colchester will go up by 2.8% this year – the first time it has increased in seven years.

50 minutes ago
The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane, Ipswich

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

15:48
Copdock interchange. Credit: Mike Page

A crash has partially blocked the Copdock interchange.

15:00
Chantry Academy has started a campaign called Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) where the whole school (including staff) drop what they are doing and pick up a book for 10 minutes to read. Pictured is Alisha Reid.

A new project which aims to highlight the importance of reading is proving a page turner in the latest chapter of one Ipswich school’s story, as youngsters and staff alike are encouraged to ‘drop everything and read’.

14:37
Morrisons Petrol Station at Sproughton, Ipswich

Motorists in Suffolk and Essex who use Morrisons petrol stations may find the pumps run dry next month if a dispute over a driver’s pay leads to industrial action.

Ipswich Town

13:22
Adam Webster is out for the season

Ipswich Town’s ailing season has been dealt another blow with the news that star defender Adam Webster will be out injured for the rest of the campaign.

5 minutes ago
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy pictured after his side were dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league Lincoln City. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

More and more Ipswich Town supporters have been calling for Mick McCarthy to be sacked following Tuesday night’s humiliating FA Cup defeat at non-league side Lincoln City. STUART WATSON quizzed the Blues boss in today’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s game at Huddersfield.

An unhappy Mick McCarthy at Sincil Bank after losing to Lincoln in the FA Cup third round replay.

It’s time for a change of manager at Portman Road.

Terry Butcher

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher says the Blues have hit rock-bottom, following Tuesday night’s embarrassing FA Cup Third Round replay defeat at Lincoln City.

Yesterday, 18:39
Luke Waterfall brings out a fine save from Dean Gerken

Lincoln City skipper Luke Waterfall said it was no coincidence that the Imps overturned Ipswich Town at Sincil Bank, having impressed in the original tie, a 2-2 draw at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 14:32
Ipswich Manager Mick McCarthy at Portman Road for the FA Cup match with Lincoln City

With Mick McCarthy enduring the most dismal period of his reign at Ipswich Town, and with increasing fan pressure on him to quit his job, CHRIS BRAMMER looks back at the Blues boss’ time in charge at Portman Road and remembers a time when it wasn’t all bad.

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Greene King's latest survey of leisure spending shows households spent more on eating and drinking out last Christmas.

Britons pushed the boat out over the festive period, spending more on eating and drinking out of the home compared with a year earlier, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report.

Ipswich estate agent Tom Orford who is running the London Marathon in April  to raise funds for The Lymphoma Association cancer charity

Ipswich-based estate agent Tom Orford is taking on his greatest sporting challenge - to raise money for The Lymphoma Association.

13:19
Employees at Richard Western Ltd near Framlingham have been studying for a Business Improvements NVQ. They all met the required standard.

A Suffolk factory has reported improved output after all its staff were enrolled on an 18-month team-building course.

Royal Mail has revealed a sharp fall in letter mailing during the busy festive season, blaming business worries over Brexit hitting marketing post.

07:19

Park and ride proposals linked with Suffolk’s new nuclear power station are anticipated to more than double traffic volumes through parts of a village – causing “extreme concern” for residents.

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The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane, Ipswich

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Tue, 15:33
Debt is an increasing problem for many

I may be accused of being a ‘Remoaner’, determined to be negative about Britain’s post-EU prospects, but I can’t help thinking the next few years might be financially bumpy for a lot of people when the reality of Brexit kicks in.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bella Singleton models one of the scarves in her collection for Tate Modern

It’s just 10 years since fashion designer Bella Singleton finished secondary school studies in Suffolk.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

An education project that was the brainchild of a former Suffolk headteacher is helping local schools understand the lives of children almost 7,000 miles away in a remote part of Kenya. Sheena Grant reports

Monday, January 9, 2017

One day almost two years ago, Elene Marsden bought a pair of boots from a charity shop and when she got home she felt she just had to tell the world about them.

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Berlin Bowie by Jo Stafford, part of the David Bowie: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps exhibition at the Abbeygate Cinema, staged by the Off The Press collective

David Bowie had many faces, many guises and many musical personalities – from Ziggy Stardust, to Aladdin Sane, to the pale-faced harlequin of Ashes to Ashes. And to mark the first anniversary of Bowie’s death Suffolk-based printmaking collective Off The Press have created a new exhibition which celebrates the diverse nature of Bowie’s talent.

Golilocks and the Three Bears by Northern Ballet part of the DanceEast spring season

DanceEast’s seasons tend to have a broad, over-arching theme which loosely ties together a series of unrelated events. In the past we have had seasons of world premieres or a season of shows which looked at migration and international cultures.

Yesterday, 19:00
Comedian Jim Davidson

Comedian Jim Davidson talks about latest tour 40 Years On, the highs and lows, being deliberately provocative and his charity work ahead of Ipswich Regent show.

Bruce Foxton talks about reforming The Jam, his mate Paul Weller and trying to grow old gracefully ahead of From The Jam’s visit to The Apex this week.

Tue, 17:26

The hit TV show Come Dine With Me will feature four contestants from Bury St Edmunds when it airs on Channel 4 tonight.

Mon, 12:09

Top alternative rock band Elbow are the latest addition to the Thetford Forest summer concert line-up this year.

Colchester United

Matt Briggs, set to play for Colchester United Under-23s against Manchester City tonight

Colchester United might not have another home game for nearly three weeks, but their under-23s development side have a big game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this evening (7pm kick-off).

Yesterday, 16:31
Chris Porter celebrates his goal against Carlisle, with team-mates Tom Eastman and Kurtis Guthrie, in the U's last home match

Colchester United’s first team will next be in action on home turf on Tuesday, February 7, when play-off rivals Wycombe Wanderers visit the Community Stadium for a rearranged League Two fixture, although that too might have to be rescheduled.

Tue, 07:59
U's boss John McGreal clenches his fist after his side secured a point from a 1-1 draw at Newport on Saturday

The sign of a good team is one that is still picking up points, when playing well below their best.

Mon, 12:36

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was full of praise for centre-half Tom Eastman after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Newport County.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Colchedster United’s flying right wing-back, Richard Brindley, was happy with his side’s point from Saturday’s ugly 1-1 draw at Newport.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Colchester United boss John McGreal described today’s 1-1 draw at bottom club Newport County as a “hard-earned point.”