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Not sure where to post this? Anyway, the nominations have been revealed for the 2019 Ipswich Society Awards. I'm not quite sure what motivates some people to put forward a nomination but I am wondering after some of those of the last few years if someone is having a bit of a laugh at the Society's expense! Some of these are simply not worthy on any level in my humble opinion and one is simply shocking, but not going to say which. .
More northern bypass details planned for ‘end of this year’. The case in favour of building a northern bypass to help relieve traffic in and out of Ipswich is set to be published by the end of the year, a council leader has said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vote Labour, Ipswich MP Sandy Martin saves the day, securing hundreds of homeless people shelter this winter off the cold streets of Ipswich. by posing for a photo in front of a "Homelessness ideas tree" on the Cornhill. could he be any less of a clown if he tried harder? .
Parish says there is “no confidence” in county councillor amid northern bypass debate. A Suffolk parish has said it no longer has confidence in its county councillor after failing to represent the views of his electorate during the controversial northern bypass debates. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls to review Upper Orwell Crossing plans as local MP writes to Transport secretary. The appeal has come after the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps to formally register his opposition to the county council’s proposals for the Northern Bypass. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Parents were outraged’ - vital bus to Suffolk One scrapped. “Outraged” parents have spoken of their anger after a bus taking their children to Suffolk One was scrapped. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Has anyone been to Norwich's festive "Tunnel of Light"? It is part of their festive decorations where they bring the Northern Lights (allegedly) to Norwich. Visited in the thousands and is a selfie opportunity with the encouragement of posting to social media with the hashtag #mytunneloflight. The concept is sound. Great promotion for the city and adds fun to the visiting experience for festive shopping, a bit more novel than typical displays.
Now I know this topic could be endless given there is so much at the Waterfront that's unfinished or otherwise in need of attention but I have a couple of specific things I wanted to record and monitor for a kick off. St Peter Dock Works Its finished, we've discussed elsewhere how ineffective this all is but I wanted to record that last time I visited one of the new trees had already been broken off, and if this area is like elsewhere it will probably be a long while before it gets put back! Quayside adjacent to Ashton building.
Anger at decision to move Ipswich-Kesgrave 66 service bus stop. A controversial decision to move where a well-used bus stops in Ipswich town centre had to be made in order to keep the service running, a travel firm has said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Supposed to be the next area due for a major overhaul and long overdue. Problems include paving breaking up, tree pit surrounds lifted by tree growth and the broken brick surrounds to the trees south of the church. Its a nice space, and they do seem to have improved the situation with all the illegal parking altough its had a large skip sitting outside the old BHS building for a while now which I assume is for the works now going in inside the Buttermarket Centre. The yew tree right next to the church was cut down to a stump earlier this year. Now here's the good bit!
Quick question for Ipswich Buses. How much is an Adult Single fare from Ipswich to Colchester please? Asked in May 2018 on Ipswich Buses' new Facebook page. No reply.
I was looking forward to the Art Eat Festival 2019, but missed the two day arts and food umbrella event due to other commitments. I have been looking for photos of the event but can only find artistic shots which don't show crowds or the full extent of street food stalls. even Ipswich Star which claims the event filled Ipswich Waterfront avoided showing much. I now learn the next Art Eat Festival won't be until 2021! Was Art Eat a flop?
Costa Coffee is giving away free regular and large sized hot drinks including Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha and Hot Chocolate today from all of its Costa Express machines located from convenience shops to fuel stations. Costa Coffee acquired Coffee Nation which it rebranded as Costa Express. After introducing Marlow, the newer version of its coffee machine which is more stylish and includes fake coffee shop sounds, Costa Coffee decided to increase the cost of coffee from these machines which lost them serious amounts of business.
Thousands have their say on Ipswich northern bypass in Suffolk survey. The public consultation into a possible route for a northern bypass for Ipswich has attracted one of the largest responses seen by Suffolk County Council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Girl sexually assaulted on Cornhill in Ipswich town centre. Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Ipswich town centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I got on a Route 13 bus recently. I was charged £2. 20 from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Mallard Way roundabout. Fare stages (fare tables) suggest this is a £1. 60 fare (which I had exact change for) up from £1.
Just an observation. Ipswich Central's AllAboutIpswich twitter account bio has from "Welcome to Ipswich! East Anglia's waterfront town and the culture capital of Suffolk. Discover events, stories & things to do. Brought to you by @IpsCentral" to "Official guide to Ipswich, the oldest English town and the culture capital of Suffolk.
I had the rather unfortunate experience of tagging along to a series of shopping sprees for clothes and shoes amongst various cities in the last couple of weeks. and oh my. what an awful experience. Not just a woman acting like a kid in a sweet shop. but fashion retail is pretty dull and uninviting, not just for a man surrounded by womens fashion.
The IPSWI Ipswich Forums were down due to a DNS fault that arose whilst I was away in South West of the country without access to fix. So the website was unavailable for a week. Just got home and made the immediate fix!
Watch: Ipswich MP Sandy Martin under fire from climate protesters over northern bypass. Hundreds of climate change protesters took to the streets in towns across the region as part of the International Day of action on climate change. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Tory Tom Hunt calls on Boris to back plans for a northern bypass. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was given a run-down on the state of play in Ipswich this week by the town’s Conservative candidate Tom Hunt. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Society warns northern bypass won’t help town’s traffic. The Ipswich Society has warned that a northern bypass across the town will do little to ease the area’s traffic problems – but will cause major environmental damage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Village joins fight against a northern bypass for Ipswich. A northern bypass for Ipswich would turn a quiet road through Little Bealings into a dangerous rat-run, local councillors have told MP Dr Dan Poulter. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses are offering "special discount vouchers" on board their buses to use at independent retailers such as Tavernetta (me neither), Coffee Cat, Mr. Barbers, Hares & Graces, Watts for Lunch, Emma's Florist and Spokeworx (which ironically is a bicycle shop! ). A very good idea all credit to them. None the wiser how it works.
New opponent for Town captain Luke Chambers – the Ipswich northern bypass. Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has taken on a new challenge – he’s joined the campaign to oppose plans for a new northern bypass. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: Ipswich’s unloved Cornhenge is now just a hole in the ground. Cornhenge is no more! The unloved Four Gateways sculpture has been reduced to just four holes in the ground – and they will soon be filled in. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘He was a character’ – Ed Sheeran’s music teacher reflects on Suffolk star’s school days. It’s no secret that Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has always been musical, but some may not know he was once something of a hit in his school productions – with roles in Grease and The Sound of Music. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘He was my support act! ’ – Ed Sheeran’s singing teacher recalls early concert with ‘humble’ star. Not many people can say they have shared a stage with a global superstar – but for Ed Sheeran’s former singing teacher, it was just another day at the office. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Looking back at Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park - in pictures. A week after Ed Sheeran graced the stage at Chantry Park for his big home coming gigs - we look back on his unforgettable performances. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chantry Park back to former glory following big Ed Sheeran gigs. A week on from the big Ed Sheeran homecoming concerts, Chantry Park is all cleaned up and back to its former glory. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Relive the Ed Sheeran concerts. A week after the gigs kicked off relive the final days of Ed Sheeran’s Divide tour at Chantry Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
End of the road for Ipswich’s Dennis buses after nearly four decades. It was the end of an era for Ipswich Buses at the weekend because its last five Dennis-built vehicles are being withdrawn after an association with the manufacturer lasting nearly four decades. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Caswell recalls the “aspirational” moment she chilled with Ed Sheeran after Ipswich gig. Ipswich singer Caswell has just experienced the most “amazing day of her life” after performing to 40,000 people at Chantry Park and hanging out with Ed Sheeran in her dressing room. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Framlingham Town starts selling replica Ed Sheeran shirts. Days after Ed Sheeran was spotted wearing it on stage, fans will now be able to get their hands on a replica Framlingham Town shirt normally reserved for players. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Work to restore the roads will start in September. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
What are the real arguments behind debate over Ipswich northern bypass. The debate over the Ipswich northern bypass – or Northern Route as councillors like to call it – sometimes looks like a gift that keeps on giving for political journalists like myself. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
North Ipswich villages must “take their share” of infrastructure improvements amid northern bypass debate, says councillor. Villages to the north of Ipswich must take their share of the infrastructure improvements needed in the county, according to a senior councillor as part of efforts to rally behind a northern route. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Three weeks of roadworks to restore layout after Ed Sheeran concerts. Engineers are set to remove a crossing point and restore the original layout of a road widened for Ed Sheeran’s concerts at Chantry Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Staff working to clean up Chantry Park after Ed Sheeran concerts. Less than 12 hours after the last concert-goers left the final stop on Ed Sheeran’s world tour at Chantry Park in Ipswich, work started to return the area to normal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
After Ed Sheeran success, could more big acts be coming to Chantry Park? More than 140,000 people saw Ed Sheeran’s shows at Chantry Park on the last four nights of his two-year world tour, the longest in rock and roll history. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran wins in war with ticket touts. A campaigner who became part of Ed Sheeran’s purge on ticket resales has called the star an example for others to follow. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Club’s delight as Ed Sheeran sports Framlingham football shirt. It took months of planning but Framlingham Town managed to show off their new signing on Monday night in the shape of megastar Ed Sheeran. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How to buy our in-demand ‘Ed Sheeran Daily Times’ special edition for just £1. We’ve been selling copies of our special edition ‘Ed Sheeran Daily Times’ to fans all over the world – and there is still a chance to get your copy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The singer suggests it may be the last time he uses a loop pedal as he ends record-breaking tour. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ed Sheeran’s economic boost for Ipswich as fans stay on for short breaks. Perfect weather and plenty of entertainment should help to have given Ipswich a real economic boost over the bank holiday weekend in the wake of Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park concerts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘A-team’ take on Norwich fans The Darkness. The Suffolk superstar has taken to Instagram to share a picture of a derby grudge match where he is wearing a full Ipswich Town kit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stormzy defends Ed Sheeran after Wiley says he's 'using grime to look good' in a series of tweets. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Northern bypass: Villages queue up to oppose new road. Parishes to the north of Ipswich seem to be putting on a united front in opposition to the proposals for a new northern bypass as more councils gather to discuss the proposals. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘What a moment! ’ Watch Stormzy and Ed Sheeran perform at Chantry Park. As if it couldn’t get more exciting for Ed Sheeran fans at last night third Ipswich homecoming concert, the crowd was enraptured by the surprise appearance of Stormzy on stage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: Stormzy joins Ed Sheeran for surprise guest slot on night three. The crowd had already had an incredible night, spirits were high, Ed Sheeran was performing his encore. Then he introduced Stormzy, and it all went to another level. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stormzy appears on stage with Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park. Ed Sheeran fans were treated to a special surprise this evening when grime superstar Stormzy came out to perform alongside the Suffolk singer-songwriter at Chantry Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Perfect! Ipswich couple get engaged at Ed Sheeran show. An Ipswich couple brought Friday night’s Ed Sheeran show to a standstill after getting engaged during one of their favourite songs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two nights down and Ed Sheeran’s concerts have yet to cause traffic nightmares. Organisers who have planned the access to and from Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park concerts in Ipswich have been letting out a huge sigh of relief after the first two nights went off very smoothly. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have we included your photos in our Saturday night Ed Sheeran gallery? Suffolk star Ed Sheeran took to the stage at Chantry Park for his second homecoming show last night. Can you spot yourself in our gallery? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why Ed Sheeran Made in Suffolk exhibition in Ipswich is so great. As I write, we are halfway through Ed Sheeran’s four homecoming gigs in Chantry Park with the 80,000 people who have seen his show so far giving rave reviews. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Your chance to own a piece of Ed Sheeran history as star’s old clothes auctioned off for terminally ill teenagers. Ed Sheeran fans will have a chance to own a piece of the star’s history when old clothes and items belonging to the star are auctioned off to to raise money for terminally ill young people needing hospice care. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
All the official pictures from Ed Sheeran’s triumphant second night at Chantry Park. Another stunning show by the Suffolk superstar, with these photos capturing fans and Ed in high spirits on Saturday night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘He looked humble and proud’: Ed Sheeran stuns fans for second night in a row. As if one homecoming gig was not enough, Ed Sheeran was back tonight for night two of four. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BBC News: Ed Sheeran accused by Wiley of 'using grime to look good' Stormzy defends Ed Sheeran after Wiley says he's 'using grime to look good' in a series of tweets. Continue reading.
Bus carrying Ed Sheeran fans breaks down on Orwell Bridge. Fans heading to the Ed Sheeran gig tonight are facing travel delays after a bus carrying fellow concert-goers broke down on the Orwell Bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park gigs inspire free music festival on Ipswich Cornhill. It’s not just in Chantry Park that Ipswich is alive with music over the Bank Holiday weekend – more sounds are on offer on a special stage on the Cornhill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wiley slates Ed Sheeran for ‘using grime to look good’ as he prepares for second sellout Ipswich gig. Rapper Wiley has taken to Twitter to criticise Suffolk star Ed Sheeran for taking advantage of grime – joking about using a guitar and foot pedal in his own work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More than 40,000 fans packed into Chantry Park in Ipswich for the first night of four homecoming tour dates. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
All your Ed Sheeran FAQs answered after first night of concerts. Thousands of Ed Sheeran enthusiasts piled into Chantry park last night for the first of four huge concerts taking place in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How easy was it for you to leave Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park show? Organisers who have planned the access to and from Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park concerts in Ipswich have been letting out a huge sigh of relief after the first night went off very smoothly. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BBC News: Pictures: Ed Sheeran plays first Ipswich homecoming gig The Suffolk star's world tour is drawing to a close over four nights in his home town of Ipswich. Continue reading.
The Suffolk star's world tour is drawing to a close over four nights in his home town of Ipswich. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The open-air bar less than a mile from Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park shows. Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park gigs are great for Ipswich - with one pub taking full advantage of the crowds flocking to town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A look at Ed's early years as the global star returns to Suffolk for a series of homecoming gigs. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Why do they use a megaphone to tell people not to run? After queuing so long, let them run! How many rules are there? lol.
Ed Sheeran created a track where he calls London home (not as a feat) yet his Divide tour homecoming is in Leeds and Ipswich. he doesn't consider Framlingham home? Why not hold the tour in London? .
Scorching bank holiday weekend - Don’t forget your empty water bottle for Ed Sheeran concert. The heat is on for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich, with temperatures of up to 26C predicted - so how can you top up on water? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Live updates as Ed Sheeran returns to Ipswich. Tonight Ed Sheeran will play the first of four gigs at Chantry Park, bringing his two-year Divide world tour to an end. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BBC News: Ed Sheeran closes Divide tour with Ipswich homecoming gigs Up to 160,000 fans are expected in Ipswich as the singer ends his record-breaking tour with four gigs. Continue reading.
Up to 160,000 fans are expected in Ipswich as the singer ends his record-breaking tour with four gigs. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Listen: Ed Sheeran’s sound check plays out over Chantry Park. Ed Sheeran has started his final rehearsals ahead of his Chantry Park gigs - and neighbours have been listening in. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calm before the storm - Ipswich goes quiet ahead of Ed Sheeran’s first concert at Chantry Park. A calm has come over Ipswich this morning - as the town braces for the first of Ed Sheeran’s big concerts tonight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tonight’s the night – Why Ed Sheeran’s homecoming gigs are a huge deal for Ipswich. Tonight, 40,000 fans will descend on Ipswich for the first of Ed Sheeran’s four homecoming concerts in Chantry Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran donates Divide tour items to Ipswich brain injury centre. Ed Sheeran has donated signed merchandise from his 2019 Divide world tour to a brain injury centre which overlooks the site of his homecoming Ipswich gigs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sky Cam East has posted aerial photos of the concert setup so far. Facing North East. Facing West. This puts the size of the park into perspective. I have walked diagonally through this section so many times - never seemed this large lol.
Why you need to arrive early for Ed Sheeran’s concerts – plus first glimpse of stage. The final countdown to Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park concerts in Ipswich has begun – with the first fans due to pass through the gates tomorrow afternoon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Meet the man who takes care of Ed Sheeran. Stuart Camp, Ed Sheeran’s Manager from Bury St Edmunds, has been alongside the singer-songwriter for every step of his rise from ambitious unknown to the world’s biggest-selling global superstar. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is northern bypass ‘dead in the water’ after second MP joins fight against new road? Suffolk Coastal MP Dr Therese Coffey has added her voice to the growing calls for councils to abandon plans for a new bypass to the north of Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Unseen footage from Ed Sheeran’s legendary gig at The Swan. Unseen video from the gig often described as the launchpad for Ed Sheeran’s meteoric rise to fame – at The Swan pub, Ipswich, in November 2010 – has emerged for the first time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How do I save money whilst using Trinity Park's Park & Ride? The £12 per person price is a rip off!
Early bin collections ahead of big Ed Sheeran concerts. Residents in the Chantry area of Ipswich are being asked to put their bins out early - to avoid crews getting caught up in the commotion of the weekend’s big Ed Sheeran concerts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What’s the latest forecast for Ed Sheeran’s Ipswich gigs? Temperatures in Suffolk could hit 30C this bank holiday weekend meaning that there will be plenty of late summer sunshine for Ed Sheeran fans. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will Chantry Park be open to the public during the Ed Sheeran concert?
Preparations for the Ed Sheeran Chantry Park concert as part of his Divide tour is in full swing. Will check for updates tomorrow and possibly Thursday or Friday morning. Removing hedges and metal fences Similar distances spaces apart from the London Road main entrance, hedges have been removed over a week ago and today the black metal fences have been removed. All seems sensible for crowd control. huge amounts of people will want to pour out.
Ed Sheeran spotted cheering on Town at Portman Road. Eagle-eyed Ipswich Town fans have spotted Ed Sheeran among the crowds at Portman Road tonight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First Look: Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s journey to global stardom is explored in a new Made in Suffolk exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. We take a look at the vast array of memorablia on display Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran’s former singing teacher on why the ‘accident-prone’ but ‘special soul’ has made it so big. From sticking his glasses together with Sellotape to hanging out with Big Narstie on a mattress in Framlingham – singing teacher Claire Weston recalls some of her favourite memories of Ed Sheeran. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich’s Willis offers parking to Ed Sheeran fans heading to Chantry Park. About 500 extra car parking spaces have been made available in Ipswich town centre for music fans heading to Ed Sheeran’s concerts at Chantry Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can’t go to the Ed Sheeran concert? Here’s how to resell your tickets safely. If you have bought tickets for Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park concerts but can’t go after all, how can you resell your tickets? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses finally released Ed Sheeran Concert Travel Information - just 3 days in advance. It appears London Road will also be closed on Thursday night for setting up the contraflow and dividers between the southern carriageway being used by buses and the pedestrian/bus part on the north carriageway. Makes complete sense, just never mentioned to anyone. More inconvenience, yet what time will it reopen? Hopefully before Friday's rush hour.
Ipswich Buses are up to their usual tricks again. Only today, 20th August 2019 have they announced revised timetables for the 1st September 2019. This is 9 working days notice. We have known about these changes for some time. Updates at a glance:- Service 10 The 15:12 on School Days only will no longer run.
‘My wildest dream has come true’ – Caswell prepares to join Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park. Ipswich singer Caswell is gearing up for the biggest weekend of her life after she was crowned the winner of a nation-wide competition to support global superstar Ed Sheeran on his Divide world tour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Personally, I think they have over done it. Not sure if it is just for the concerts or whether the lot is staying long term (until next May). The organisers seem to have nailed it. annoying if you don't like Ed Sheeran (by next week, you either love him more or totally hate him lol) but this is exactly what Rodin's Kiss should have had.
The all important timings ahead of Ed Sheeran’s Chantry Park shows. Musical megastar Ed Sheeran will perform to thousands of fans at Chantry Park this weekend – but what time is the Castle on the Hill singer expected to take to the stage? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
IPSWICH northern bypass: The ‘threat’ that’s haunted villages for more than 30 years. Protest banners are up, opposing an Ipswich northern route. Echoes from 30 years ago, when a similar battle was fought, can still be heard Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.