Natalie Sadler

A message of hope has been sent to the independent traders of Ipswich this weekend as the town rallies around the cafes, shops and restaurants.

A family of five are packing up the bare essentials and setting off on the adventure of a lifetime - a gap year in south east Asia.

Tonight the top glamping and camping sites, visitor attractions and hotels were named as the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2020 took place at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

We have £10,000 worth of gardening gear to help primary schools start growing their own food, with our new Plant to Plate scheme – and you can help them win their share of it.

Overnight reporters covered the seven election counts that took place around Suffolk, and the first to declare was Ipswich – a Conservative gain from Labour.

Here we have the results of the General Election counts in Essex including Clacton, Harwich and North Essex, Colchester, Braintree and Witham.

The twinkling lights are on, the mulled wine is brewing and Christmas has officially started at Helmingham Hall.

Danny O’Donoghue and The Script will be returning to Suffolk next summer with a performance at Newmarket Racecourses in June 2020.

The winners of the Stars of Suffolk Awards 2019 have been announced during a tear-jerking ceremony at Greshams Ipswich tonight.

A man accused of raping a young woman he met on a night out in Newmarket has denied treating her like a “piece of meat”.

The Orwell Bridge will be closed overnight this week to allow for safety repairs, it has been confirmed.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran joins Adele and the late Amy Winehouse in a list of artists who have sold more albums than any others in the 21st century thus far.

The team behind the Elmer parade have admitted they were ‘humbled’ by a surprise plot to secure the extra Hero sculpture for the hospice as the statues were auctioned off this week.

Art enthusiasts and hospice supporters dug deep to raise more than £260,000 tonight as Suffolk’s Elmer sculptures went under the hammer.

Follow us for live updates from Ipswich Corn Exchange where the 56 large Elmer statues which have drawn crowds from across the world to Ipswich this summer are being sold at auction.

Mega star Ed Sheeran has vowed to sign the Castle on the Hill statue for the winning bidder after it goes under the hammer at the Elmer’s Big parade Suffolk auction on Thursday.

One of the key sponsors of the Elmer’s Big Parade trail has achieved their goal of raising £20,000 for the hospice which hosted the major art event in Ipswich this summer.

Suffolk travellers are anxiously waiting to hear if they will be able to jet off on long-planned holidays, or be able to fly home as planned, as the future of tour operator Thomas Cook hangs in the balance.

There has been an ‘accident’ at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury - and as a result the pool has been closed this evening.

Traffic travelling northbound on the A12 near Martlesham is at a standstill after a diesel spillage closed one lane.

‘Ashleigh please come home with the boys’ - this was the plea this morning from the parents of a missing mum who has not been seen since leaving Ipswich five days ago with her two young children.

The father of two young boys who have been missing from their Ipswich home for four days has made an emotional plea for information.

From transport to art, seafaring to industrial heritage, when it comes to museums Suffolk has it covered but which is your favourite?

As if one homecoming gig was not enough, Ed Sheeran was back tonight for night two of four.

The organisers of the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk trail want people to share their views about the Ipswich attraction in a new visitor survey by Zing.

It may be only £1 but each and every donation offered up for a copy of the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk map adds up - as the team behind the successful art trail have been discovering this week.

For years Pc John Clarke thought he was invincible, policing the streets of Ipswich and dealing with fatal car crashes, stabbings and intercepting drug dealers.

Tonight the winners of the 2019 Suffolk Business Awards will be revealed during a special ceremony at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall - and we will are here to bring you live updates.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

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