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A gas fitter who crashed has van on the way home from an 11-hour Boxing Day binge has been handed a suspended jail term.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different parkruns. This week he tackles Linford Wood parkrun

Hopes of developing through rail services between Ipswich and the south west of England are still being considered – despite fears that a new cross-country rail link may only be for commuter services.

Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Clare and Sudbury are ideal for a day out or as a picturesque base while exploring the region. Here we offer a quick guide to the individual charms of each of these dyed in the wool Suffolk classic attractions.

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

What do you think when you hear the phrase “Essex girl”? - writes Lauren Hockney.

Technological change won’t provide the swift answers UK agriculture needs to address its problems, a farmers’ leader has warned.

We need to be more mindful of our shopping habits, what we buy and what we throw away.

East Anglian farmers were encouraged but cautious this week as environment secretary Michael Gove spelt out his vision for UK farming post-Brexit in a conference speech.

Farming subsidies will be replaced by payments for planting woodland, boosting wildlife, helping improve water quality and recreating wildflower meadows, Michael Gove said.

Whether you like your spirits brash with juniper, floral or citrussy, East Anglia’s gin distillers have all bases covered.

Ipswich Town’s FA Youth Cup fourth-round clash with Dagenham and Redbridge has been set for Tuesday, January 16.

History experts have put the festive season under threat after uncovering worrying evidence that Father Christmas is dead – and was buried in north Essex.

An Elizabethan home in north Essex has been put up for sale – along with a manorial title once held by Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey.

The future looks bright, in terms of young runners bursting onto the scene at county and regional cross country championship level, as highlighted by the recent performances of Ruby Vinton.

The transfer window opens again next month, but there is no guarantee that Colchester United boss John McGreal will be recruiting during that hectic month of January.

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

A landmark Ipswich restaurant, close to the town’s Waterfront, is about to re-open under new ownership and a new name.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said his department could look at re-opening more lines closed following the publication of the Beeching Report in the 1960s in a bid to boost economic growth.

East Anglia-raised TV presenter Simon Thomas has said he is “crushed with indescribable pain” after his wife Gemma died just three days after falling ill with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Police have officially stood down their response to an incident in central London.

Amid controversy over the role of Oxbridge in education, Don Black recalls how a Suffolk widow founded a Cambridge college and why the county still makes a big contribution to the university.

Talented young farmers from East Anglia will be among 17 attending the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) in January.

The impact of Brexit may be felt in Suffolk because of the difficulty in finding enough people for skilled jobs once the UK leaves the EU according to a new report.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is keen to “draw a line” under Saturday’s embarrassing FA Cup exit, at the hands of non-league Oxford City, starting at Essex rivals Southend United tomorrow night.

Colchester United keeper, Sam Walker, admitted that the U’s were “embarrassed” by Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at the hands of non-league strugglers Oxford City, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Matt Paterson, the man who dumped Colchester United out of the FA Cup, just loves the magic of the Cup.

A con artist tricked his way into the home of a blind man aged in his 80s and stole cash by pretending to be from the gas board.

he magic of the FA Cup lives on, especially in the eyes of Colchester United’s experienced midfielder, Doug Loft.

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