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Try local gins and Christmas trifle beer at what is the town's smallest inn.

He defied a Puritan crackdown and kept the spirit of Christmas alive

An Ipswich firm which makes toys to entertain the super-rich on their yachts is among the fastest-growing companies in the UK, according to a new study.

Models of the much-loved characters from the animated short film will be on display until January 5.

Farmer and preacher Alec Garrard devoted the last 20 years of his life to building the recreation of Herod's temple. The astonishing testament to his faith and skill once brought visitors from around the world to the Waveney Valley.

How much were houses in Ipswich? (You'll cry.) Who topped the pop charts? Was festive TV rubbish?

You better watch out...because Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact he could be coming down your street.

She risked her skin smuggling people out of occupied Belgium. So why don't we remember her?

A breakthough gel 'treatment' is currently on trial across the world - but will it liberate women, or become another thing to worry about?

Searching for your ideal fir? Pay a visit to one of these Suffolk-based growers to find your perfect Christmas tree this festive season.

Alan Cocksedge was our Sudbury chief reporter for 36 years. He 'showed a straight bat to hit cancer for six for as long as possible'

Binge-buying gifts leaves us with mountains of debt (and single-use plastic). Our reporter asks, is it time to stop piling up boxes by the tree?

This Thursday, November 28, will be the second late-night shopping event in Ipswich, with festive bargains ahead of Black Friday. Here's our guide to which stores are taking part.

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival attracted over 32,000 visitors last year.

A women's charity is crossing the gender divide with a new venture aimed at helping men transform their lives.

A Suffolk pet-owner has launched a luxury dog hamper business, after deciding there was a gap in the market for upper-crust canine treats.

Get started on your Christmas shopping and enjoy family-friendly entertainment at this festive event in Ipswich

We try out two pampering treatments at New Street Market's newly opened R&R spa

Fresh from opening in Chelmsford, the brand has moved into premises at Westgate Street in the town, promising loads of bargains for festive shoppers.

Viewers have been gripped by the broadcaster's new four-part series Cold Call. But it might strike too close to home for some.

Fashionista Anna Park started her clothing retail empire ANNA in 1993 and now has six stores across East Anglia and London. Anna was born in Fordham, schooled in Suffolk and has a home in Burnham Market. She launched her own collection 'Primrose Park London' in 2014 which she wholesales to over 100 stores across the UK, Scandinavia, and Australia, making Anna one of the most successful retailers in the country. Anna, whose latest store is in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, talks to Gina Long.

The message from our high streets in 2019 has been pretty grim, but there are still plenty of long-running independents in Ipswich flying the flag for our county town.

Ad Feature 7 of the best barbers in Ipswich

Friday, November 15, 2019

Next time you're looking for a trim, venture to one of these Ipswich-based barbers and let one of their experienced team members work their magic. Each shop boasts its own unique qualities and promises a fantastic finish, so all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Today schools and nurseries across Suffolk and north Essex are pulling on their Pudsey ears and raising plenty of pennies for Children in Need 2019.

Our food and drink editor visited this family-run wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the medieval tourist hot spot.

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