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Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Kesgrave man who ran an unlicensed gambling syndicate which resulted in 13 of his customers losing £30,000 has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

A former town pastor from Kesgrave described as a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ has been convicted of violently assaulting a lone woman in Brighton as she walked home after a night out.

A thieving bar manager betrayed the faith of his employer and locals by squirrelling away more than £21,000 in six months.

Police are appealing for information after a man asked a group of children to get in the back of his van in Woodbridge.

A motorcyclist who died following a three-vehicle crash on the A12 at Foxhall on Wednesday has been named as 24-year-old Gavin Chandler from Tunstall.

A motorcyclist has died following a crash on the A12 between Ipswich and Martlesham last night.

An inquest was opened today (Monday, June 19) of a man who died after being struck by lightning at a Suffolk golf club.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a shop in Kesgrave this morning.

An Ipswich charity shop has opened a new school prom section - offering big name brands that won’t break the bank of mum of dad.

St Elizabeth Hospice has received a long overdue donation - from a collection pot older than the hospice itself.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

The family of a man who died after being struck by lightning at a Suffolk golf club has described him as a “kind and loving gentleman” who “had a joke for everyone”.

Amanda Phillips made an enormous impact on Ipswich Academy, and her legacy will long be felt there.

Youngsters at Cedarwood Primary School were the pride of Wembley on Monday as they put on a thrilling performance before the Championship play-off final.

Controversial plans to build more than 2,000 homes on land near Adastral Park in Martlesham are set to receive the support of Ipswich Borough Council as long as concerns over transport and road networks are tackled.

Fire crews have tackled a blaze close to the Sutton Heath Estate near Woodbridge where 600 square metres of undergrowth was ‘well alight’.

Officers are currently at the scene of a two vehicle crash on the A12 near Woodbridge.

Pupils at Melton Primary School were treated to a spectacular stargazing experience when the UK’s largest inflatable planetarium came to the school.

More than £2,000 was raised at The Bell Inn’s 10th annual bike show and meet, which was described as “absolutely brilliant” by organisers.

A father-of-three from Kesgrave is running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of a friend and colleague who died of a cardiomyopathy related heart attack.

A Suffolk primary school’s football team came face-to-face with their sporting heroes today when Ipswich Town stars David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws popped in to say hello.

More than 150 competitors saddled up and took part in the Ipswich Horse Society’s charity horse show at Trinity Park yesterday.

A man who was paralysed on a ski trip as a teenager is taking on the London Marathon in memory of his father.

A burglar with a drug habit costing more than £250 a day who targeted a string of houses in the Woodbridge area has been jailed for four years.

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