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Andrew Papworth

Speak out with a view on anything, however minor or insignificant, and you are almost guaranteed these days to get a torrent of abuse in return.

ANDREW PAPWORTH asks: does every day really need to have a special status attached to it?

Roadworks which caused traffic chaos in the centre of Ipswich have been finished more than six days early - after engineers worked through the night to complete them.

If your little one dreams of playing at Portman Road, this could be their golden chance to be spotted by some of the club's biggest stars.

Kind-hearted teenagers at Ipswich's Northgate High School are setting an inspiring example to adults by visiting a care home to provide friendship for elderly people - making them the nation's leading befrienders.

A campaign by a convicted murderer in Ipswich to clear his name has stepped up a gear after his MP and solicitor pressed the case with the justice minister in Westminster.

Children at Holbrook Primary School near Ipswich "filled all the adults in the school with absolute pride" as they impressed with a series of remarkable poetry readings.

They are best known as formidable figures who supervise hospitals - but now a team of new matrons are to become just as respected figures in the community by providing hospital services in people's homes.

A lack of affordable accommodation in Tendring has led a council to propose building 200 council homes to help those struggling to find somewhere to live.

'Sofa surfing' rises in Ipswich as hidden homeless desperately try to survive

Anti-nuclear campaigners have hit back at stark warnings by the director of Suffolk's Sizewell B station that nuclear power is a "national imperative" for the future.

It is a movement that has perhaps taken off more than any other in the past few years - so it was no surprise to see crowds flock to Portman Road not for football, but the 2019 Ipswich Vegan Festival.

High revs, bikers pulling wheelies and daring stunts - this year's classic Copdock Motorcycle Show had it all.

Furious homeowners in Felixstowe are clearing up the mess caused by "truly awful" flash floods which left their gardens submerged in water and sewage.

Details have been announced for Ipswich's 2019 festive lights switch-on.

The beers were flowing as Lederhosen-clad drinkers enjoyed a stunning Oktoberfest celebration in Ipswich.

Its iconic white dome is one of the most famous - if controversial - landmarks on the Suffolk coast.

An Ipswich man's conviction for the murder of a London shopkeeper should be urgently reviewed, a minister is to be told.

Two youths were detained by police after reportedly trying to enter Haverhill's Samuel Ward Academy.

Its famous corridors and classrooms have educated generations of Ipswich families. So when this former Thurleston High School building is finally torn down to make way for more modern alternative, it will certainly mark the end of an era.

Former Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has faced criticism for comments made about a road crash involving a number of Derby County players.

As a young mum, Kim Trotter felt the joys of giving birth to her son were tempered with the sadness of isolation and loneliness.

Runners are set to pound the streets of Martlesham for the village's 10k, 5k and fun run.

Youths caught spraying graffiti in their town cleaned up their mess after being caught in the act by police.

It is a firm fixture on the bikers' calendar - but what is there to see at this year's Copdock Motorcycle Show?

The darker nights and cooler temperatures have already got many thinking that winer is well and truly on its way.

A major hopsital has opened a new urgent treatment centre to help relieve growing pressure on accident and emergency (A&E).

He may not have always seen eye-to-eye with the nation's former prime minister - but Ipswich MP Sandy Martin was full of praise for Theresa May's "powerful" speech on domestic abuse.

Popstar Ed Sheeran has been urged to support a five-year-old girl who missed his homecoming gigs when she was rushed to hospital with severe epilepsy and left with permanent brain damage.

A new £1.7million water pipe is to help keep the taps running in areas surrounding Ipswich - but will mean nine months of disruption while it is installed.

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