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England's Harry Martin in 2014.

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust vehicle. Photograph Simon Parker

An elderly woman was taken to hospital on Sunday after she collided with a car in Beccles which then did not stop.

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A person has been pronounced dead after being struck by a train near Needham Market station.

Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds

A steak and lobster restaurant from Southend is understood to be moving into the newly-renovated Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds.

It's hot up there!

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Voters at Whiting Street EU polling station, Bury St Edmunds.

Around 7% of people who voted for Brexit in Suffolk and north-east Essex now regret their decision, a poll by this newspaper has found.

Emma Young, assistant nurse at St Helena Hospice in Colchester.

The hospice star who moved staff and patients to tears with a beautiful Adele rendition which has gone viral has said she would relish the chance to release a Christmas song for the charity.


Friday, July 22, 2016
Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman.

Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman is set to oversee the management of Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils from next month – on temporary basis.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Some black bins were not collected in Ipswich today, the borough council has said.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

As three Suffolk councils prepare to share one headquarters in Ipswich, with two others planning to merge, are we nearing the end of our 42-year-old local government structure?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thursday marks four weeks since Britain went to the ballot box to vote on staying or leaving the European Union.


Virginina McKenna and Sophie Neville on Peel Island in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film.

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

Art critic Andrew Lambirth is one of life’s enthusiasts. In effect his work is his hobby. He lives and breathes contemporary art – particularly portraits and self-portraits, with a sideline in trees.


Motoring editor Andy Russell fulfilled an automotive ambition to drive a lorry at Orwell Truck & Van’s debut Truck Experience event.

Sir Trevor Nunn is not the only Ipswich-born theatre director who returned home this summer. Assistant director Michael Oakley is also an Ipswich native and a former member of the Wolsey’s Young Company. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him about being theatre’s new rising star

Yesterday, 09:38

Jeep has pulled the covers off a new special edition version of its popular Wrangler off-roader to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Andrew Hawes

A campaigner who fights against dog mess being left in fields and public spaces has claimed giving witnesses some of the cash from the guilty party’s fine will not solve the problem.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Spotted someone not cleaning up after their dog? Well soon you might get a cash reward for reporting them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A team of 70 judges are scouring Bury St Edmunds this week for the best front gardens they can find for the Bury in Bloom Certificates of Merit scheme.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A quiet village in the heart of Essex is celebrating after scooping top prize in the county’s annual Village of the Year competition.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A woman has been ordered to pay £470 for dropping a cigarette end in Colchester town centre.


A company in Gt. Blakenham has been making insoles for years but everything has suddenly taken off since Usain Bolt started using their products. Pictured is director Bente Smith-Rewse.

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.


Ryanair is set to cut capacity and frequency on many of its Stansted routes this winter following the Brexit decision.

Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” as a parliamentary inquiry found he systematically extracted huge sums from the collapsed store group while leaving its pension fund in deficit.


Businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk will this week be urged to put their weight behind plans for a devolution deal with the Government, giving the region greater powers to boost growth and employment.

Yesterday, 17:13

BHS staff in Ipswich have still not been told when the store will close, the Star understands.