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Sandy Martin claims another successful St Peters Street Market. But looking at the submitted photo shows only a handful of people about (especially if you exclude Sandy and Cathy). Frustrates me how Ipswich is unable to organise a market. .
It's time for real change. but not the end of dirty politics. Ipswich Labour and Sandy Martin are bringing up fox-hunting in the latest low for this election, despite waiting until after the Conservatives (the nasty party) published their manifesto, without the inclusion of a policy to repeal the fox-hunting ban. This comes from a man who was quick to thank all other candidates for a respectful campaign in the 2017 snap General Election, during his acceptance speech. This was quite unnecessary, and shows how desperate they are expecting him not to retain his seat.
Wooden post stanchion with metal chains have been installed around David Ellesmere's local park, Christchurch Park. Ipswich Society has referred to this as "chain link fencing" which it clearly isn't. They might be wooden but clearly aren't newly planted trees either! Various theories as to what this is about - Ipswich Society thinks it is about people walking over "spring bulbs" - commentators suggest it is about illegal camping. Some suggests gypsies but more likely homeless people.
The Hold: Suffolk's new record office is coming along nicely. just looks like it will be dated in 5 years. Maybe that is the concept, but I feel new builds should be relatively future proof.
Here is hoping in 2020 that Ipswich Buses can deliver something positive to report on. But until then, their latest social media marketing campaign is all blurry and unprofessional. I have included the tweet text so you know it isn't over-compression on our part. .
An unusual one. Someone using Barclays App, has seen their Ipswich Buses contactless payments attributed to various random companies including a limo firm and a hairdressers. Either Ipswich Buses has found a way to give other local businesses money, being the reason they are in such financial hardship LOL or perhaps the ticket machine taking the card payment or phone reports the GPS location. and Barclays takes it upon themselves to determine which business it might be. Taking into considering the GPS on the device is unlikely to be quite so accurate.
A snippet of the Labour Party's manifesto confirms "Under 25" bus travel will be free under municipal bus operators. Not getting into the General Election itself, Ipswich Buses has recently put up bus fares again, is posting losses and running buses with smashed windscreens, if the terms are the same as the current concessionary fares - it will be game over for Ipswich Buses (and many other operators). You couldn't make it up. the orange bus shape looks familiar. ours aren't "100% electric" though.
At least two of the newer "green" double deckers - YR61 RPV and YR61 RVF - have cracked windscreens upstairs. Both are in. Neither poses an immediate danger to the public. .
New Ipswich Buses ticket app should make trips around town easier. Ipswich Buses has introduced a new mobile phone app to make it easier for passengers to buy multi-trip tickets for the company’s services in the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses on Google Play. Slight problem though, the app screenshots seem to show bus services from rival bus companies, and none of Ipswich Buses! Why would you have a digital multi-journey bus pass app which shows all your competitor services? Google suggests only is an Ipswich Buses service (which is one service morning and afternoon for a school in Debenham! ) which doesn't show visible under upcoming vehicles (other than the listing) for obvious reasons.
Ric Hardacre, a Babergh District Councillor has written to the bus company to complain about the most recent bus fare increases. It is not know whether Ipswich Borough Councillors have done similar. The letter is as below.
Ipswich Buses are launching a mobile phone ticketing app this. It will allow you to buy tickets (plus gift them to others), receive service alerts, look at maps and timetables, find bus stops and see real time information. They call it "Easier Faster Better". not sure about the word "better" but we certainly know it won't be cheaper! Although until the end of the year they are freezing their multi-ticket prices on the app.
More information is revealed on social media regarding bus drivers being disposed of. Ipswich Buses: Mass Exodus or Strike expected in 2020.
Here is a Twitter question to Ipswich Buses regarding someone's wife being charged full adult fare £3. 80 from Ravenswood to Landseer Road. seems a bit steep! .
Distracted by the General Election of the 12th December 2019, Ipswich Buses service update twitter got the date wrong today. a month in advance. which might be petty, other than 14 hours later (snapshot of 3 hours earlier) it hadn't been corrected. Lack of attention to detail, hardly rocket science! .
Rumours on the grapevine is Ipswich Buses are trying to reverse the losses of their Ipswich network following the loss of the Ipswich Park & Ride contract, by attempting to obtain Colchester Park & Ride. Why not focus on your home market?
Ipswich Star's feature on looking back at the differences between 2008 and 2019 (! ) in Ipswich High Street Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Discussion here.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has launched a for place management with (we assume their Norfolk counterpart) called Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited. No, we haven't heard of it either, so how is it going to bring investment? Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited is based at Norwich Research Park. I bet that didn't go down too well with our neighbours up north. I know the historic grouping with Norfolk, but why does Suffolk constantly feel they need to partner with Norfolk in all future endeavours?
On news of bus fare increases, it has been revealed the bus company is in crisis. New management are bullying out staff. I have been receiving numerous reports that members of staff are either being forced to resign or have been dismissed. Some of which, are bus drivers that have been employed by the company for a few decades. This can only get worse with bus drivers putting up with customer complaints and abuse with the new fare rises.
Bus stops on busy Ipswich routes set to be moved. Bus stops on key routes in Ipswich are set to be moved, sparking objections from neighbours over loss of parking spaces and road safety. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Northern bypass, children’s centres – what local decisions are being delayed by General Election 2019? Big decisions anticipated for the end of this year are facing a delay as a result of the General Election announcement. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The European Elections seem to have been ages ago, yet Ipswich Labour are still showing Alex Mayer as a MEP. She lost her seat months ago. This website should have been updated. This screenshot was from today, after the start of the election campaign. .
Why Suffolk won’t see electoral pacts in General Election 2019. Will tactical voting play a part in this year’s general election? And what will we see any electoral pacts in seats in Suffolk or north Essex? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sandy Martin begins the 2019 General Election campaign rubbing up his constituents the wrong way. Obviously intended as solidarity with commuters over a poor train service (with a view to Labour Party nationalisation) he complains about "half an hour of my life wasted" requesting Greater Anglia to compensate him. Sorry Sandy, it isn't too uncommon for an Ipswich Buses service to not turn up or be delayed during rush hour. half an hour delay across Ipswich with public transport connection partly due to traffic congestion isn't uncommon. Likely the same with other operators.
Poulter presents petition opposing northern bypass to Parliament. A petition calling for plans for an Ipswich northern bypass to be abandoned has been presented to Parliament by Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Only this morning did we report about abuse disabled people receive from drivers using Ipswich Buses, now another complaint has came in the same day from a partially sighted public transport user. It is unlikely both passengers complaining were on a bus with the same bus driver at a different time. Ipswich Buses need to discipline these drivers and send all drivers on an enhanced training course regarding disabilities and customer service. What was clearly noticeable is how Ipswich Buses had not responded to the earlier complaint in office hours but did respond to other queries.
Such a disappointment. So much inaction from Sandy. first day of General Election 2019 campaign, he remembers that people wanted a Northern Bypass. something he "called for" a few times and failed to meet with government ministers about - apparently. Yet he didn't do anything for the consultation.
Another day, another awful experience for a disabled person using Ipswich Buses. A wheelchair user has complained about a driver who:- Didn't want to get out of his seat to use the ramp to help her on the bus Was aggressive ordering her onto the bus before other passengers Left the driver cab door open - failed to close it Spoke negatively about her towards other passengers Totally unacceptable.
It appears bus drivers are operating routes with the wrong destination information displayed. One woman got on a bus yesterday with the number 3 destination - despite Route 3 does not go to SW Ipswich, being a SE Ipswich bus service - only for it to actually be a Route 13 service. Today, she gets on a bus displaying 12 which goes past Mallard Way roundabout to do the 13 Route. Which is probably an easy mistake to do but instead of checking and correcting the error the bus driver yesterday allegedly was rude to the passenger.
From his website,. on "Democratic Socialism". I learnt a lot reading this. Sandy Martin owns a toothbrush! He should definitely not operate a free house as he couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery (probably something to do with zero alcohol or alcohol free drinks).
The images captured in April 2019 - which includes the Cornhill Revamp complete with wooden deckchairs, water fountains in operation, monoliths, flowerbeds with warning signs and empty Grimwade unit in Pret colours - have recently gone live on Google Streetview. This is going to look so odd when the next ones are taken without monoliths and deckchairs lol.
Must be an election coming up. Sandy Martin has recorded 5 individual videos with generic Labour pledges. Pledge 1- NHS. Sandy Martin is outside the Garrett Anderson Centre obscuring the sign with his head. Pledge 2 - Living Wage.
It is getting to that time. Ipswich Buses to divert buses ad hoc on Saturdays and other congested periods such as late night shopping without any prior warning to passengers. All south west services - 12, 13, 14, 15, 15A and 16 - will be avoiding Friars Street (inbound) and Museum Street (outbound), instead using Civic Drive in both directions. ( except: 15A avoids Museum Street outbound and 15 avoids Friars Street etc. inbound ) It has already began.
Considering the bus company is struggling to balance the books despite taxpayer bail out and subsidy, is it right for Ipswich Buses to use demo buses in their publicity and exhibitions? More so, is it right to coincide their fare rises when they have a demo bus and dishonestly request feedback, despite not remotely interested in or able to invest in one or more of the buses? Previously, demo buses have been at the Suffolk Show and on the Cornhill. Ipswich Buses does not own the bus which is effectively like taking a photo with a car on a test drive.
Ipswich residents on Facebook are angry over further bus fare increases. It appears some are already using a shared taxi because its cheaper and others are considering doing the same. Most blame the price rises for the damage to the high street. Many are saying its cheaper to park their car (such as £1 Crown Car Park or free on Sundays) than use the bus. Some are arguing the bigger issue is the poor service with the cost of using the bus - with one person saying the service gets more severely worse the more the fare rises.
Searching Ipswich on change. org petitions, I found an old petition of 91 people petitioning for Ipswich MP Sandy Martin. Here are the comments from this petition. "He should represent his constituency. " "I voted leave along with the majority of Ipswich voters.
Ipswich Buses ticket prices set to rise from November. Fares on Ipswich Buses are set to go up by 10p for most singles and 20p for most return journeys from the middle of November. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses owned by Ipswich Borough Council has announced bus fare increases - yes AGAIN!
Sandy Martin doesn't get involved in poor public transport debates which is dominated by Ipswich Buses - primarily because they operate the most routes in the town. He blames Suffolk County Council (Tory) and First Group. avoids criticising Ipswich Buses and owner Ipswich Borough Council (Labour). Funny that. Although he isn't bothered about local public transport either!
Oh dear, they haven't turned it around. Despite the increase in bus fares, the loss was £388k, up £126k from £262k previously. Goodness knows what this current year's performance is like, the accounts refer to 30 March 2019. This is despite the council's own accounts revealing a £195K at Ipswich Buses. We reported this here on IPSWI.
Some really great drivers, and then you get inconsiderate clowns. A woman obviously with mobility issues - as is using a walking stick - had to struggle getting on and off the bus, as a bus driver refused and failed to lower the bus. A standard feature across the entire bus fleet. To make matters worse, the bus driver didn't wait for the disabled woman to be seated, which caused a nasty injury to her hand. This is inexcusable.
A 11 year old girl has her multi-journey bus ticket confiscated - I presume it wasn't valid for the journey - and the bus driver binned it instead of returning the ticket. The girl used a different form of payment for that bus but the driver shooed her off the bus when she requested it back. This was posted without response from Ipswich Buses. Looking into it, the 193 bus service (one journey morning and afternoon, contract) is "Carters Heritage Buses" rather than Ipswich Buses. It seems her friend gets a different bus, so she went with her on that bus.
For half-term someone (probably from Ipswich Borough Council) has devised a mini-trail carrying Ed Sheeran's name. It features 9 locations - 2 thirds are generic places of interest - the other 3 are pubs. Let's explore it. ITFC, Portman Road Steamboat Tavern Waterfront - University of Suffolk The Swan pub Town Hall, Cornhill Ipswich Museum Halberd Inn (previously McGinty's) Christchurch Park Christchurch Mansion 14 car parks but not the ones in Portman Road! So it is the usual suspects, Ipswich Waterfront, Town Hall, Ipswich Museum, Christchurch Park and Christchurch Mansion.
The Benn Act - real name European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 - is a strange one. On one hand we have a government without a majority and a Parliament of trouble makers. and on the other the opposition ( for well known reasons ) won't get rid of the government to do the country a favour. Yet, anyhow.
First defeat. Accrington Stanley of all teams. again! Could the top of the table lead really be coming to an end? If history is anything to go by, the loss could be the beginning of a very mixed run of draws and losses.
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.
Ipswich Borough Council has been flirting of having a business empire which almost all looks to be an epic fail. Commercial vehicles such as subsidiaries like IPSERV LIMITED are intended to be a way of borrowing low interest monies and being able to make much profits. This is the fundamental concept of running a business of course, more income less expenditure! In the last financial year, IPSERV has posted a loss of £574,819. For whatever reason, IPSERV acquired Stage Event Security Ltd for an undisclosed fee.
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.