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A Suffolk police car was clocked doing 138mph - nearly three times the speed limit - on the A140 at Coddenham while in pursuit of a suspect, it has emerged.

Yesterday, 23:55

A team of six Essex firefighters and rescue dog Darcy have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the earthquake recovery operation.

Yesterday, 19:11

The parents of Julia Carroll, from Boxford, have told how the 22-year-old made contact via Facebook to confirm she was safe after escaping Nepal earthquake.

Yesterday, 18:55

Shawn Leek is feeling the pain today having run more than 180 miles in the past week - ending with the London Marathon this afternoon.

Yesterday, 18:39

Thousands of Australian and New Zealand forces who died during the First World War’s disastrous Gallipoli campaign have been commemorated on the centenary of the offensive in Ipswich.

Ipswich Town

Freddie Sears is licking his lips at the prospect of an East Anglian derby match-up in the Championship play-offs, insisting he was ‘made for’ the big stage.

For the best part of an anxious half an hour it seemed as though Ipswich Town were going to do what they have done so often done in the past – force themselves to do things the hard way.

Yesterday, 10:52

The atmosphere at Portman Road was electric yesterday as fans packed the terraces to see the play-off bound Blues in action against Nottingham Forest.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ipswich v Forest: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy knows just how important Freddie Sears’ late winner against Nottingham Forest this afternoon could prove to be.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ipswich v Forest: Freddie Sears netted an 83rd minute winner as Ipswich Town secured a scrappy, but vital victory over Nottingham Forest this afternoon, moving to within touching distance of securing the club its first Championship play-off place in a decade.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has said that manager Mick McCarthy has done a ‘miraculous’ job at Portman Road. STUART WATSON spoke to the Blues boss about the duo’s working relationship, what motivates him and why he doesn’t mind players with opinions.

Latest General Election news

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Servicemen and women in Colchester were today promised extra support for mental health service should the Liberal Democrats win the General Election on May 7.

Latest Local Election news

Friday, April 24, 2015

Whatever the outcome of next month’s local election, a number of new faces will be sitting as representatives for Mid Suffolk.

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Yesterday, 18:55

Shawn Leek is feeling the pain today having run more than 180 miles in the past week - ending with the London Marathon this afternoon.

Yesterday, 16:35
Suffolk Cycle Sportive for St Elizabeth Hospice at Alton Water.

A charity has reported a rise in the number of women joining their annual Suffolk Sportive cycle event in the wake of the high-profile Women Tour passing through the county.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Leiston and District Swimming Club relay teams

A swimming club sent 27 members to a county-wide championship – with more finalists than ever before.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Felixstowe Road Runners

Runners from Suffolk and Essex will once again be flocking to the Capital, this weekend, to take part in the 35th staging of the London Marthon.


Yesterday, 13:00

Information technology reuse and recycling company RDC has received a gold Zero Waste Award from the website.

Yesterday, 06:00
Angela Rushforth, managing director of Ridgeons, with the firm's Investors in People gold accreditation.

Regional timber and builders’ merchant chain Ridgeons has been awarded a “gold” rating under ther Investors in People (IiP) programme.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Alex Till of Menta.

Suffolk-based Enterprise agency Menta and the county branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) are working together to help Suffolk business owners as they strive for growth.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The water unit from the Prince's Street fire station with Ipswich with officials from the Port of Ipswich and students from Suffolk New College at the water safety demostration hosted by the port.

The Port of Ipswich teamed up with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service to stage a rescue simulation off Orwell Quay.

Friday, April 24, 2015
From left, Chris Chamberlain from HTK, Vicki Cole from Crafted and Helen Dodman from Ipswich Central, the three organisations behind the Destination Digital conference.

The company behind the delivery of the Ipswich town centre Business Improvement District project has teamed up with two local digital specialist to stage a conference on online marketing for the tourism and hospitality sectors.

EA Life

Yesterday, 10:00

Look. Ignore the obvious similarities to brother Richard Hammond, put down that selfie-stick, and focus on the books.

Yesterday, 08:00
James Marston in Bury St Edmunds near the Norman Tower.

My goodness, by the time Saturday comes it’s all I can do not to lie down in a darkened room with a couple of slices of cucumber over my eyes and a bottle of Dubonnet, writes James Marston.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Red Rose Chain rehearse The Green Children, a new multi-sensory play for young people with complex or multiple difficulties. Photos: Simon Parker

We should celebrate our differences, that’s the message behind Red Rose Chain’s new multi-sensory show The Green Children.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Ellen's children, reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

When I lived in London and travelled by Tube every day, my absolute favourite pastime was judging my fellow commuters on their choice of reading material.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Julie Myerson

It was World Book Night this week. We asked some of our favourite local authors for the three books they’d most want on a desert island. Would you choose the ones they did?

What's On

Saturday, April 25, 2015

We should celebrate our differences, that’s the message behind Red Rose Chain’s new multi-sensory show The Green Children.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Dara O'Briain, Crowd Tickler

Fast, funny and often insightful; O’Briain is a force of nature when not chained to his many panel show host desks. I can’t believe I’ve left it this long to see him live.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Just Jay, the winners of last year's Ipswich Has Got Talent contest

Are you Ipswich Has Got Talent’s next star?

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Frankie Boyle is appearing at this year's V Festival.

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle has been announced at one of the headliners for The Glee Club Comedy Tent at this year’s V Festival.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Shakes and Marlow

This is an entertaining and educating romp through the sometimes murky world of Elizabethan theatre, Shakespeare in Suffolk is another delightful offering by playwright Suzanne Hawkes, writes James Marston.

Colchester United

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, admitted that he was surprised when Chris Porter stepped up to take Saturday’s key penalty at Fleetwood.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
U's boss Tony Humes

Colchester United’s fate is now in their own hands, after battling back to win 3-2 at Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
George Moncur, who gave the U's the lead at Fleetwood

Fleetwood Town 2 Colchester United 3

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Tom Eastman, scoring for Colchester United against Scunthorpe last weekend

Tom Eastman is no stranger to a relegation scrap, having headed home a crucial goal in the final day 2-0 win at Carlisle from two seasons ago, to keep Colchester United in League One.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
U's boss Tony Humes bellows out instructions, alongside assistant Richard Hall, during last weekend's 2-2 home draw against Scunthorpe

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has called for brave hearts and a positive approach from his young players, going into the final three key games of the season.