Andrew Papworth

The lure of free pizza might seem a surefire way to bring teenagers together - but for these Ipswich girls, it is just one part of an inspiring group which makes them believe anything is possible.

Faced with a global recession and the sheer might of Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero directly competing for their business in Ipswich, few coffee shops would have survived.

Opening the doors to Ed Sheeran's wardrobe to nose around the shirts he has worn and his still muddy trainers might seem like something fans could only dream of.

Spellbinding magic acts and a hairstyling display were among the winners of Ipswich's IP3 Has Got Talent contest.

A radical homelessness campaign in Ipswich - which sees people given the keys to their own homes - has been expanded after helping entrenched rough sleepers transform their lives.

Adoring children made a giant fuss of a beloved school receptionist in Ipswich described as "like mum to everyone" as she turned 70 while still working at the academy.

Thousands of people are set to make their way over to Jimmy's Farm near Ipswich this weekend for its annual festive fayre - but what can visitors expect?

Most celebrities might be expected to arrive in style in a chauffeur-driven limousine or maybe even a helicopter. But comedian Griff Rhys Jones arrived for his Ipswich show in a mode of transport much more down to plumping for a gritting lorry.

Fiona Hannah, from Ipswich, was so horrified to see "there was nothing to help" her son when his mental illness spiralled out of control, she set up her own Teenage Mental Health clinic. Here she tells ANDREW PAPWORTH why there is a "dire need" for better mental healthcare in Suffolk.

Christmas got off to a stunning start in Colchester with a carnival atmosphere for the town's 2019 Christmas lights switch-on.

A "gap in policing" has contributed to the rise of an intimidating group of troublemakers reportedly calling themselves the "Bungay mafia", election candidates have claimed.

A huge protest banner which read: "We need a better plan than this" was placed on the giant replica of Noah's Ark in Ipswich Waterfront.

The arrival of Greater Anglia's new trains onto the East Suffolk Line has been heralded as a "significant milestone".

EADT head of news ANDREW PAPWORTH was on board the first of the new Greater Anglia trains to run on the East Suffolk Line from Lowestoft to Ipswich. Here are his thoughts.

These are the striking displays children at one Ipswich school have created - all from recycled waste.

More than 1,000 people are set to attend a popular model engineering society's Christmas special.

Telling young people they have to spend an extra hour at school might not sound popular - but this school in Ipswich is confident, in the long-term, their pupils will thank them.

Welcome to the Ipswich Town Tube Map - a striking display of the Blues' illustrious history, told in the style of the iconic London Underground equivalent.

Six guitars were stolen when raiders broke into a building on an industrial estate in Mildenhall.

A Suffolk woman who was involved in the supply of drugs has been given a suspended prison sentence after a judge accepted she had been taken advantage of by others.

A major hotel close to Ipswich town centre has been given a £2.5million refurbishment - three years after being bought by a leading chain.

Some people might simply see this column as nothing more than a man without a wife, partner or girlfriend complaining that he's hard done by.

He spent 11 years in prison for the brutal murder of a shopkeeper he is adamant he didn't commit.

Even though she spent 15 days on a life support machine, with all hope seemingly lost, Maisy Kidd-Munnery was not ready to die.

Roads in Ipswich which were left in the dark after the failure of streetlamps will now see light again after the problem was fixed.

This is the moment Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran left fans totally gobsmacked when he unexpectedly appeared on stage alongside Snow Patrol at Ipswich's Regent Theatre.

Several street lights are out of action in the Crofts area of Ipswich due to a mains cable fault.

Snowflakes and sparkling decorations brought the festive spirit to Ipswich as hundreds of people celebrated the switch-on of the town's Christmas stunning lights.

Few parents would expect school to be the place where their children find inner peace. But pupils at this primary in Ipswich really have discovered a zen-like calm - as part of a radical bid to strengthen their defences against mental ill health.

This is how a "private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer" being built on the estate of Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran could look.

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