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With Darren Bent admitting he would love to return to Ipswich Town, Stuart Watson looks back at those who previously came back to their beloved Blues.

Checkatrade Trophy

Southern Group B

Colchester United 2

Southend United 0

Colchester United claimed an Essex derby victory over rivals Southend United in their Checkatrade Trophy clash tonight, prevailing 2-0 at home.

Colchester United’s attacking midfielder, Sammie Szmodics, insists that Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at Stevenage is “just a setback” in what has been a very satisfactory start to the season.

Prepare for boardroom battles as The Apprentice returns for a 14th series. Meet Lord Sugar’s new apprentices, including the man who claims “Google is my middle name”. It’s not, though, is it?

Reality star Ollie Locke has announced his engagement to a Suffolk man who even shares his surname.

Bigger cranes may spell bigger profit at Felixstowe Port, but a question mark hangs over whether future growth could be impacted by the prospect of a no deal Brexit.

Karl Fuller dedicates his column to Kevin Beattie this week, the Ipswich legend who died last weekend. And enjoys some of his best memories of the Town legend

Ipswich Town’s winless start to the season continued with a goalless home draw against 10-man Bolton yesterday. STUART WATSON gives his considered verdict.

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart will return to Portman Road next summer in support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Barking in East London

George Burley is rightly installed as an Ipswich Town ‘legend’. As a player and manager he has been at the club during some of its very best years. HENRY CHARD, for Kings of Anglia, caught up with him

In this week’s ‘Toppers’ column, Don Topley looks at England’s fine series win over India and pays tribute to the retiring Alastair Cook

Colchester United 0 Southampton Under-21s 2

Two of Colchester United’s most experienced players are facing up to life on the sidelines for the next few weeks.

‘I couldn’t think of a better fixture for Ipswich to be going into.”

We kick off our Throwback Thursday feature off this week at Portman Road, as Ipswich Town sign the iconic Ian Marshall from Oldham Athletic for a fee around £750,000.

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

Here we bring you all the Championship transfer business for the 2018 summer transfer window.

This year’s sustained high temperatures and lack of rain brings uncomfortable echoes of another year remembered for its heat and ‘white grass’, writes Steve Russell.

Felixstowe & Walton have secured the services of Peter Trevivian as Head of Coach and Player Development, writes Barry Grossmith.

A fundraising appeal for a family whose lives were torn apart by a devastating fire has exceeded its target four times over in just two days.

Felixstowe Port says it will soon be back to “business as usual”, after being hampered by severe delays which have led some shipping companies diverting their ships to other ports.

A Norfolk boat builder which was on the brink six months ago has completed its first build under new ownership.

A freight management company from Braintree is about to acquire a Southampton-based warehousing business for a consideration of up to £12m.

Harwich Boxing Club entered three of their brightest prospects in the prestigious multi-nations Haringey Box Cup held in London’s opulent Alexandra Palace.

An ‘outgoing’ father-of-two drowned after getting caught in a rip current while swimming on a beach near New York.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Chelmsford Central

A publishing boss and a motor sport veteran are among the new appointments to the board of a Norfolk boat builder.

Ipswich Town caretaker boss Bryan Klug says he’d support the club bringing George Burley back as manager following the latter’s formal application for the role.

Ipswich Town legend George Burley has formally applied for the vacant manager’s position at his beloved Blues – and lined up Terry Butcher as his assistant – insisting he has ‘all the credentials’.

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