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Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.

Last week we left Trans Euro Trail-blazer Ian Womack handing over his passport to police in Albania after being hit by another motorcyclist who fled the scene. But this low point turned into a highlight of his 10,000km adventure.

Mick McCarthy’s reign at Ipswich Town has reached the five-year mark, but is the Yorkshireman’s half-decade anniversary at Portman Road a cause for celebration or a time for reflection? Andy Warren takes a look.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis is bowled over by a new authentic Italian restuarant in Colchester.

Budget airline Ryanair will suffer a 25 million euro (£22 million) blow in the wake of its flight cancellation fiasco, but has still bolstered half-year profits by 11%.

East Anglian action man Ian Womack – former soldier, ex-firefighter and all-round adventurer – is one of the first motorcyclists to tackle 10,000km of the new, dirt road Trans Euro Trail. In the first of a two-part feature he tells of the thrills and spills of this epic challenge.

A record shipment for the Port of Ipswich has reaffirmed its ranking as Britain’s number one agricultural export centre.

An Essex councillor has denounced the “scumbag” who targeted his shop in a day light robbery and has called for harsher punishments against criminals.

How well have you been keeping up with the news of East Anglia this week? Find out with our Suffolk news round-up quiz.

A rare Rolex watch smashed an all-time British record when it went under the hammer at a Suffolk auction – selling for an incredible quarter of a million pounds.

Nino Severino discusses his concerns over the future health of the nation, plus how he once helped set up a gym for Tiger Woods, in his latest column.

Make the most of the game season with this delicious ragu sauce and pasta dish.

Tributes have been paid to a well-known Ipswich fish and chip shop owner who has died aged 87.

Ipswich’s Jack Somers has just returned from competing at the WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships, in Treviso, Italy.

Christmas is largely over-rated. There I have said it. Why would you want to fight over a parking space in Tesco when you could have the slopes to yourself in Sestriere?

An Essex singer-songwriter who topped the charts in Italy is bringing her talent to Ipswich on Friday at a special student concert in Sailmakers.

The trio of Suffolk players in stage one of the PGA European Tour qualifying school at Stoke by Nayland have all progressed to the second stage in Spain between November 3 and 6.

Today marks 128 years since the death of English writer Wilkie Collins. On the anniversary of the fateful day, Courtney Pochin takes a look back at his life and the impressive work he created during it.

Red Rose Chain’s revamped community theatre group gets off to a great start today, performing for HighTide Festival launch audiences.

The hit television show Storage Hunters is coming to the Corn Exchange in Ipswich next month.

Ipswich teenager Veron Eze has been hailed as a potential NBA basketball star in the making following his exciting move to Italy.

Visitors to Felixstowe will be able to get a taste for food from across Europe this weekend.

If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.

This year marked the 200th anniversary of the invention of the rollercoaster, with the first opening in 1817.

Passengers were hit by with delays at Stansted Airport after the runway was closed for emergency repairs – with at least one Essex family left stranded overseas.

A vets in Felixstowe is warning pet owners of a new virus after a rabbit suddenly died.

From crime thrillers and beach reads to travel memoirs and non-fiction – bookseller Meg Burrows from Ipswich Waterstones has put together a handy list of 13 books you need to read this summer.

British holidaymakers are facing queues of up to four hours at airports and in some cases are missing their flights as staff are forced to carry out more stringent checks due to new European Union rules.

Popular Ipswich Witch Nico Covatti is hoping to return to England later this season to race.

Jesse Webb can be forgiven for not remembering the final score of the first football match he attended the year was 1923 and he was only a six-year-old.

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