An Ipswich step-mum has managed to lose more than six stone since the beginning of the year, without taking up exercise and not weighing herself once during the lockdown.

A popular Ipswich cocktail bar will play host to the annual Suffolk Fashion Show as it moves online for the first time due to coronavirus.

A self-employed photographer and mum-of-three from Ipswich said the wedding industry is being “left to rot” as she struggles to provide for her family following the impact of coronavirus.

Buy vegan ‘bacon’, filled beigels, moonshine and Scandinavian bakes at the new event.

Did you know there are towns called Ipswich in the States and Down Under? What are they like?

Children learnt TikTok dances, played cricket and watched a socially distanced Punch and Judy at a sell-out event for families in Ipswich – making the most of the 17 acre gardens at Wherstead Park.

An Ipswich family says it is “heartbroken” following the death of “bubbly and strong” Saima, 37, who has tragically died after contracting coronavirus while working on the frontline.

A man will appear at the crown court in September to face firearms and ammunition charges.

It has nearly been a year since Ed Sheeran wowed fans on his home turf in Chantry Park to finish off his worldwide tour so here are some of our favourite reader photos to remember the weekend.

A married couple who barely ate vegetables and now grow their own have completely transformed their lives after losing an incredible 17 stone – with friends not recognising them in the street.

A woman who has struggled with depression since her childhood and has tried to take her own life twice, is using her experiences to create a Youtube channel for others battling a mental illness.

A new development off Bramford Road is launching in Ipswich this month – with sustainable homes “built for the future”.

A ghostly white figure on a horse, mysterious balls of light that dance around the Orwell Bridge and Piper’s Vale, cold spots and the feeling of being watched…

A music-loving Ipswich man, who doctors thought wouldn’t live past six months old, has died at the age of 39 after his heart suddenly stopped beating.

Three men have been sentenced to time in prison in Suffolk over the last seven days – including a man who attacked a 62-year-old at The Cricketers pub.

Noah’s Ark – the giant floating museum which retells Biblical stories – will continue to welcome visitors at Ipswich Waterfront until next year.

The offer at Three Wise Monkeys comes off the back of the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme

The Hold near Ipswich waterfront has formally been handed over to its new owners and Suffolk residents should have their first chance to see inside the £20m building when it stages its first exhibition in the autumn.

Ipswich Travelodge has reopened after a multi-million pound investment in a Covid-19 safety programme.

A man in his 50s has been arrested after police received reports of someone carrying a knife along Ipswich Waterfront.

Police are appealing for information after a trailer tent was stolen from a driveway in Ipswich.

An Essex-based football charity has donated more than 15,000 pairs of boots to children in Africa – and has set its sights on giving even more vital kit this year.

The Coast to Coast restaurant in The Buttermarket Shopping Centre has confirmed it will be closing permanently due to the devastating impact of coronavirus.

Councils in Suffolk are being forced to install additional bins and empty them more frequently due to an “unwelcome rise in litter” as more people begin to enjoy time at parks and beaches.

Two branches of Frankie & Benny’s in Suffolk are to close as coronavirus deals the chain another blow.

This weekend pubs, restaurants and cafes will reopen on what is being dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, here we look at how some Suffolk businesses will be implementing the government’s one-metre plus social distancing rule and keeping staff and customers safe

Sarah Brill has spent the last 15 years researching her family’s history - and uncovering how much of a pivotal role they played in the Ipswich pub circuit.

A nurse at Ipswich Hospital who didn’t see her children for more than 12 weeks has been given a Deliveroo gold card for her heroic efforts on the coronavirus frontline.

A group of friends who usually meet for a pint every week in Ipswich have been teaching themselves a new skill during the lockdown by hosting a virtual cooking club from their kitchens.

Lockdown has changed our lives in so many ways and some families across Suffolk have even welcomed a new member – here are just some of the special deliveries which have brought light during these unprecedented times.

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