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Up to 200 people took part in a march through a picturesque Suffolk village to protest against plans for 150 new homes as campaigners bid to increase their pressure on the developers and call for more donations to fight an appeal.

A child who ran from police was caught by officers who then seized alcohol from the youngster.


The driver of a Renault car has been stopped by police in the west of Suffolk while officers have also arrested a man for shoplifting.

Drivers have been urged to bolt their number plates to their cars after an increase in registration plates being stolen.

Thousands of pounds could be waiting for people living in Suffolk as dozens of estates remain unclaimed.


This year the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town remain seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers. Chief football writer STUART WATSON has his final say of the weekend.


Northstander Terry Hunt is enjoying Paul Lambert’s respect for the Club, but feels quite simply, Town are going down.


Andy Warren takes a snappy look back at Ipswich Town’s 2-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers.

Yesterday, 18:41

Paul Lambert says his decision to pay for Ipswich Town fans’ travel to Blackburn today was him repaying a debt of thanks for the support he has received since he arrived.

Yesterday, 18:18

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert felt striker Will Keane was too honest in this afternoon’s -0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

Yesterday, 18:02

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-0 defeat at Blackburn.

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A jewellers with a turnover of more than £12m has called in the administrators.

Yesterday, 17:47

There were tears today as Next closed down its only clearance outlet in East Anglia - and it’s not the only retailer shutting up shop at the outlet village.

Yesterday, 17:40

A major logistics company is seeing demand for warehousing space soar in the countdown to Brexit.

Yesterday, 12:50

Many businesses, especially in retail, have been hit by the rapid growth of the internet and `home shopping’, but Caps Cases is an exception.

Yesterday, 11:05

A Suffolk cheese shop could be in line for a slice of success after being shortlisted for a major national award.

EA Life

January 21 is designated Blue Monday. Christmas is over, the credit card bills are in, the weather’s rubbish and you don’t get paid until the last day of the month. Here are some tips to get through it.

Yesterday, 12:31

Many celebrities have favoured The Aldeburgh Bookshop. The ‘trend’ was started by Benjamin Britten. Records show the last thing he bought was probably a diary. Sadly, he probably never used it: the composer died weeks before New Year.

Yesterday, 12:16

A Halesworth game pie maker, a Suffolk coastal village’s post office store and butcher, and a pub near Colchester are among a host of rural businesses set to battle it out in a regional contest.

Yesterday, 08:43

Our vegetarian reviewer tried out Felixstowe’s newest cafe specialising in plant-based food.

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A monthly farmers’ market in Bury St Edmunds has won the backing of a tourism business.


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This year the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

Yesterday, 12:01

The Truth Is Out There. That was the maxim for the hit TV series The X-Files, the investigation into strange, mysterious lights in the sky, reports of alien contact on earth and other unexplained phenomena.

Yesterday, 12:00

He has finally been crowned king of the ballroom and now Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton tells Jessica Long why he is returning to a theatre tour which holds professional and personal memories.

Yesterday, 10:25

They promised they were on a Motown Mission of classic songs and they certainly delivered.

Fri, 19:00

TV lovers are in for a treat this year with the return of so many great shows including Games of Thrones, Line of Duty, and Stranger Things. But what is top of your priority list?

Fri, 09:00

Actor Tim Marriott talks to Enjoy Sudbury More about life in the Brittas Empire and why he is on stage at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre.

Colchester United


Colchester United are still very much in the promotion race, but Saturday’s rollercoaster ride suggests that they are not quite good enough to make the top three automatic places.


Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings out of 10 following yesterday’s 3-2 home defeat to Mansfield Town, during which the U’s squandered a two-goal lead by conceding three second-half goals.

Yesterday, 17:43

Colchester United boss John McGreal was left frustrated after today’s dramatic 3-2 home defeat to fellow promotion candidates Mansfield Town.

Yesterday, 16:59

Colchester United 2 Mansfield Town 3

Yesterday, 17:00

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two clash against Mansfield at the JobServe Stadium.

Yesterday, 06:00

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, insists that his team are “still in with a shout,” in terms of promotion, ahead of today’s big top-five clash against ambitious Mansfield Town.