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Many village shops and post offices have been lost as shopping habits have changed – but in Peasenhall one couple is aiming to reverse the trend.

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Six men have gone on trial for taking part in the alleged theft and handling of almost a million pounds of electronics bound for the Port of Felixstowe on a lorry.

Householders in Suffolk have been urged to open their doors to vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness - in a bid to cut the risk of rough sleeping.


A talented nine-year-old girl from Ipswich has won a Premier League poetry competition - picked by an all-star judging team of Rio Ferdinand, Olly Murs, children’s Laureate Lauren Child and poet Joseph Coelho.

Parents are being asked to make voluntary contributions to pay for school essentials following cuts to per pupil funding across Suffolk and Essex, according to a teaching union.

A new round-the-clock crisis response service is to be set up to help cope with growing numbers of people with mental ill health in Suffolk.

Detectives in Braintree are appealing for information after two burglaries in the town in the past week.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has signed a new two-year deal. STUART WATSON looks at why the 33-year-old defender still has a vital role to play.

Yesterday, 17:15

Myles Kenlock was keen to head out on loan amid a frustrating start to the season but has ended the campaign as an Ipswich Town regular and has earned an extended stay at Portman Road.

Yesterday, 14:10

Sporting video guru Ross Halls is back with a new weekly video series looking at memorable games and moments in Ipswich Town history.

Yesterday, 12:00

Teddy Bishop believes getting a full pre-season under his belt will be ‘game-changing’ for him as he continues his drive for full fitness following three injury-disrupted years.

Yesterday, 11:21

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Natasha Thomas netted twice as Ipswich Town Women finally secured their first league victory of 2019 with a dogged 3-1 victory over struggling Denham United at The Den on Sunday. Toni-Anne Wayne was also on target for the Tractor Girls in a hard-fought affair.

Yesterday, 06:00

There are just eight games left to go in Ipswich Town’s miserable season. STUART WATSON looks at what’s left to decide between now and May 5.

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Many village shops and post offices have been lost as shopping habits have changed – but in Peasenhall one couple is aiming to reverse the trend.

Yesterday, 17:24

A major clothing brand is set to appear on Ipswich’s high street - creating 12 new jobs.

Yesterday, 17:04

A leading mental performance coach is set to speak at a business event in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 16:35

Warnings have been made to beware of a scammer who took money from a garage by offering reduced price advertising in the Ipswich Star.

Yesterday, 16:29

Four further and higher education institutions are in the running to work with a Suffolk and Norfolk-based land college after it failed two Ofsteds in succession.

EA Life

Yesterday, 20:30

Actress Jameela Jamil’s recent loo stories have started a social media frenzy, but our columnist thinks we should all (her included) get over our phobia of toilet talk.

Yesterday, 19:00

We tried varieties from the leading supermarkets and local producers...and the results might surprise you.

Yesterday, 09:15

Speak when you’re spoken to; mind your Ps and Qs; don’t offer a flabby handshake - are these still good manners or have we moved on?

Sunday, March 24, 2019

How well do you know these classic dishes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales?

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Margaret Thick was a Woodbridge district nurse and also worked at Ipswich Hospital. Her funeral is on April 1


What's On

Yesterday, 19:52

Father and son television, theatre and film actors, Timothy and Samuel West will be ‘in conversation’ at Bury Theatre Royal in April raising funds for the Georigian Theatre’s 200th anniversary celebrations.

Yesterday, 19:30

Best-selling novelist Joanne Harris has just released a new instalment to her Chocolat saga. She speaks about how the books have completely changed her life

Yesterday, 11:58

A hot night-spot in Stowmarket was packed on Saturday - do you recognise anyone in our gallery?

Yesterday, 09:15

A classic of American theatre is set to be toured to theatre and villages halls by an acclaimed local theatre company.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

‘Small budget, big hearts and a whole load of talent’ - this is what the audience should expect as students from Westbourne Academy take centre stage next week for their biggest ever production.

Colchester United


Colchester United have become stuck in a rut, but flying winger Abo Eisa believes that the U’s will still make the end-of-season League Two play-offs.

Yesterday, 06:00

Here are the reactions of managers and players alike to the U’s 2-0 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, when goals by James Norwood and David Perkins sealed a sixth victory on the trot for the visitors.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Colchester United are currently enduring their poorest run of the season, at just the wrong time.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 2-0 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, believed that his side were on top before conceding the first goal, in today’s 2-0 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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