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  1. Ed Sheeran: Singer Bessie Turner overjoyed to play Chantry Park support
    Singer Bessie Turner is thrilled to discover she will be performing at Sheeran's Chantry Park gig. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  2. POPULAR:Tickets available for Ed Sheeran exhibition at Ipswich Christchurch Mansion
    Tickets available for Ed Sheeran exhibition at Ipswich Christchurch Mansion. Tickets for the exhibition celebrating the life and career of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran can be ordered now as the display in Ipswich Christchurch Mansion is prepared for opening later this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  3. Ed Sheeran to be supported by sixth formers for Ipswich gig
    The global superstar will be supported by sixth formers from his home town at his homecoming gigs. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  4. Revealed – the Suffolk acts supporting Ed Sheeran at his homecoming gigs
    Revealed – the Suffolk acts supporting Ed Sheeran at his homecoming gigs. The three local acts chosen to support Suffolk’s biggest superstar at his homecoming concerts in August have spoken of their excitement ahead of the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  5. Trinity Park ready for Ed Sheeran park and ride – despite the return of Mary Poppins
    Trinity Park ready for Ed Sheeran park and ride – despite the return of Mary Poppins. Ed Sheeran fans heading to the bank holiday shows at Chantry Park in Ipswich have been assured the park and ride being set up at Trinity Park should be able to cope with demand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  6. POPULAR:Princes Street bridge gateway
    Plans have been proposed for the Princes Street bridge gateway with some basic don't-really-have-a-clue concepts for tendered planners to achieve the task and get paid. But can we be inspired from the past? I stumbled across the above photo online, wouldn't a modern adaptation of this be awesome? The first thing visitors to the town see when exiting the rail station. Four flags - Union Flag, England flag, Suffolk Flag and IBC Flag.
  7. Neighbours hire out drives for parking at Ed Sheeran concerts
    Neighbours hire out drives for parking at Ed Sheeran concerts. Residents of the Chantry estate are offering to hire out their drives or off-road parking spaces for people heading to the Ed Sheeran concerts in Ipswich later this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  8. POPULAR:LEP declines Gecko multi-use scheme at Ipswich Waterfront
    It has been revealed that IBC devised a mixed use scheme compromising of ground floor commercial, 2 floors of offices and residential on the upper two floors at Burtons Warehouse on the Ipswich Waterfront. The council applied for LEP funds - the LEP declined. The feedback seems to be having planning consent will boost chances of funding, rather than perhaps the scheme is crap? Gecko appears to have applied for Arts Council grant funding to fit out the space.
  9. POPULAR:Farewell to Ipswich’s open-top bus as it fails to meet modern standards
    Farewell to Ipswich’s open-top bus as it fails to meet modern standards. The weather might have seemed ideal for its trips over the last week – but the open-top bus that has been a feature of summers in Ipswich and east Suffolk for decades has been notable by its absence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  10. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: Bus fires closes A12 at Junction 18
    The second major incident in two months. In June, a bus operating on a county route resulted in the engine blowing up in a huge cloud of smoke. Today, a bus burnt out on the side of the A12 in Essex, after the driver successfully evacuating 68 passengers. Despite this, and new General Manager Stephen Bryce making a comment, the incident hasn't appeared on their website or across social media through official accounts.
  11. Ed Sheeran may bring disruption for some – but Ipswich shows will boost town
    Ed Sheeran may bring disruption for some – but Ipswich shows will boost town. We’re now just a month away from Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich’s Chantry Park – and it’s clear they will be the highlight of the year for many people from Ipswich, Suffolk and wider afield. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  12. Pub in Ipswich town centre where Ed Sheeran played is set to reopen
    Pub in Ipswich town centre where Ed Sheeran played is set to reopen. Live music is to return to The Swan in Ipswich, where Ed Sheeran performed before he became famous. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  13. Pub in Ipswich town centre where Ed Sheeran played is set to reopen
    Pub in Ipswich town centre where Ed Sheeran played is set to reopen. A live music venue in Ipswich could be on the verge of reopening, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  14. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: "handheld" buses?
    Looking at real time positioning information. was very curious to see Service 12 registration plate "HANDHELD" go for a walkabout. So is this an enquiry office ticket machine? Has someone stole it? Is it a mobile phone or tablet from a member of management?
  15. POPULAR:Police to increase patrols after ‘terrifying’ Ipswich rape
    Police to increase patrols after ‘terrifying’ Ipswich rape. A ‘terrifying attack’ which saw an 18-year-old woman dragged into a car park and raped in Ipswich town centre has prompted Suffolk police to increase patrols in the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  16. POPULAR:Teenager raped by stranger in town centre car park
    Teenager raped by stranger in town centre car park. An 18-year-old woman was dragged into a car park and raped in Ipswich town centre overnight, police believe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  17. Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about
    BBC News: Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about Released in 2011, we look back at Ed Sheeran's rap and grime EP the No. 5 Collaborations Project. Continue reading.
  18. POPULAR:New tunes from Ed Sheeran top UK charts
    New tunes from Ed Sheeran top UK charts. Suffolk’s own superstar has scored a UK chart double with his hit new album ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ and single ‘Beautiful People’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  19. Ed Sheeran goes to numbers one, three and four
    BBC News: Ed Sheeran goes to numbers one, three and four The star dominates the chart with his star-studded fourth album No. 6 Collaborations Project. Continue reading.
  20. POPULAR:Is Ipswich town centre dead?
    Ipswich lost out on the Future High Streets Fund - if we were successful we would have got an 8 figure sum. To counter this, Labour at Ipswich Borough Council has created the Town Centre Retail Grant Scheme with a low five figure sum that match funds work up to £1000 that can be spent on fitting out premises, purchase of assets, making business more efficient, changes to layout, redecoration, new fixtures and fittings, and signage. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the usual suspects didn't extend the amount available by matching it. At face value it is far too tiny.
  21. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: More inaccurate diversion information
    Ipswich Buses are reporting that Station Street is closed. Anglian Water is digging up the road to replace a banjo leak. This affects Service 15A and Service 15 which both uses Station Street. Service 15 is going to cut out Austin Street - this could be a hint to improving their south west bus services. Service 15A is turning left avoiding the Over Stoke area too.
  22. POPULAR:Waterfront development
    Didnt know what to call this thread, but I had a look around the winerack and, the tower itself is looking decent - though the white wont last, but activity around the ground floor units is non existent. These units are massive, I believe one of them was meant to be a theatre but they have since relocated. How are these going to get filled when units in the Mill and the other side in on Stoke Quay are all empty? You can see the two storey unit from here, the glazing under the bricks.
  23. Parkrun CANCELLED due to Ed Sheeran roadworks
    Parkrun CANCELLED due to Ed Sheeran roadworks. Ipswich Parkrun based at Chantry Park have announced the popular weekly event will not take place this Saturday to ensure the safety of runners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  24. POPULAR:Stop! Campaign Against the Ipswich Northern Bypass
    They are getting organised. Whilst there is no official pro-Northern Bypass campaign, there is an anti-NBP campaign. Remember this is a consultation and not a referendum. To hold the consultation there must be intent for the county council to go ahead with it. I must admit I like to see such democracy direct action to process but where is the pro-NBP campaign from the tens of thousands of people living in Ipswich and Kesgrave?
  25. Ipswich to blitz illegal parking near Chantry during Ed Sheeran concerts
    Ipswich to blitz illegal parking near Chantry during Ed Sheeran concerts. Residents living in the Chantry area of Ipswich will be bound to face some disruption at the end of next month when Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran plays his homecoming concerts, borough officials have accepted. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  26. POPULAR:Ipswich area bus service changes September 2019
    Suffolkonboard. com have now started adding new timetables for bus service changes taking place in September. It seems both Ipswich Buses and First Eastern Counties (Ipswich Reds) are making changes on the 1st September. Currently uploaded is a new timetable for service 15/15A, 94A and a cancellation of service 68. I’d imagine there will be more changes than this so worth checking back over the next few weeks!
  27. POPULAR:How will you get to Ipswich’s Chantry Park for Ed Sheeran concert?
    How will you get to Ipswich’s Chantry Park for Ed Sheeran concert? Hadleigh Road in Ipswich will be closed for four days over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the travel arrangements for the Ed Sheeran Concerts at Chantry Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  28. Roadworks begin to improve access to Chantry Park ahead of Ed Sheeran shows
    Roadworks begin to improve access to Chantry Park ahead of Ed Sheeran shows. Two weeks of roadworks will get underway in Ipswich today in preparation for Ed Sheeran’s homecoming concerts later this summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  29. Suffolk singer is one step closer to supporting Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park
    Suffolk singer is one step closer to supporting Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park. Suffolk music star Caswell was crowned the winner of last nights ‘battle of the bands’ semi-final in Ipswich – with just one final hurdle between her and the chance to perform at Ed Sheeran’s Divide world tour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  30. POPULAR:Northern Bypass Merchandise Shop
    The Northern Bypass Merchandise Shop has just been launched. This dropship service is provided by Spreadshirt - there are no setup costs to open one, no minimum order or requirement to pre-order large volumes - so there is no volume discount but it avoids needing thousands of pounds of stock, somewhere to store it, to handle payments and shipping. A 15% off deal is applicable to all new Spreadshirt shops for the first two weeks. This should help cover all or some of the postage! The following are a selection of initial designs - new designs are in the pipe line.
  31. POPULAR:Ed Sheeran confirms marriage in video about new album
    Ed Sheeran confirms marriage in video about new album. Ed Sheeran has finally spoken about his marriage to Cherry Seaborn in a new video about his latest album. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  32. Ed Sheeran's 'funny' Ipswich name-check on Eminem track
    Ed Sheeran says it was "funny" to name-check the town on his latest Eminem collaboration. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  33. Ed Sheeran’s ‘shout out’ to Ipswich in new song with Eminem and 50 Cent
    Ed Sheeran’s ‘shout out’ to Ipswich in new song with Eminem and 50 Cent. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has teamed up with his rap heroes Eminem and 50 Cent in a song that mentions Ipswich - where he is set to delight thousands of fans at his Chantry Park concerts in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  34. POPULAR:Vote of No Confidence Petition in Ipswich Buses
    Do Ipswich residents have no confidence in Ipswich Buses or find it not fit for purpose? .
  35. Musicians preparing to wow crowds for chance to perform with Ed Sheeran
    Musicians preparing to wow crowds for chance to perform with Ed Sheeran. Five musicians are set to take part in the semi-finals of a competition for the chance to perform at the final summer gig of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  36. POPULAR:Why did Ipswich fail to be shortlisted for the Future High Street Fund? The problem with BIDs
    Ipswich has had a reprieve from accelerated decline by failing to become shortlisted for the Future High Street Fund. It is a common misunderstanding that the Future High Street Fund is about injecting capital into saving the High Street. Actually, the Future High Street Fund is a £675m pot of money to replace vacant retail units and find alternative uses for the traditional British town centres. This enforces a switch from traditional retail to supermarkets, retail parks and purpose built shopping centres, which goes against our heritage. Here is the irony.
  37. POPULAR:What is going to happen to Ipswich’s Jack Wills store?
    What is going to happen to Ipswich’s Jack Wills store? Jack Wills is on the hunt for a new owner after months of poor sales. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  38. POPULAR:Suffolk rejected in government funding to regenerate high streets
    Suffolk rejected in government funding to regenerate high streets. Questions are to be asked over funding for high street regeneration in Suffolk after the county was snubbed in the latest central government pot of cash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  39. POPULAR:St Peters Dock works now complete.
    Had a walk here this morning. it really is underwhelming, its already dirty, and someone has spilt what I assume is paint on the new paving, pretty sure it was there last time I was there some while ago, so why not clean it up! I'm not sure if the railway lines all went as part of this work but why not keep them, its all part of the heritage. Having spent some time in Portsmouth last week that's the way to do a waterfront development. Its wonderful,its got heritage, lots of new development, major tourist attractions, and above all is all pretty clean and tidy.
  40. POPULAR:Suffolk targets 3,000 more university students ‘in next few years’
    Suffolk targets 3,000 more university students ‘in next few years’. Suffolk could see a rise of more than 3,000 university students over the next few years as part of ambitious growth plans. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  41. POPULAR:Blind woman abused on Ipswich bus
    Blind woman abused on Ipswich bus. Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses after a bind woman sat with her guide dog on a bus in Ipswich was abused by a man. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  42. Ed Sheeran applies for new outdoor kitchen at Framlingham home
    Ed Sheeran applies for new outdoor kitchen at Framlingham home. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has submitted a new planning application for an outdoor kitchen at his home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  43. 2 weeks of roadworks in preparation for Ed Sheeran’s gigs
    2 weeks of roadworks in preparation for Ed Sheeran’s gigs. A busy Ipswich road will be closed for two weeks while workers improve access into Chantry Park ahead of Ed Sheeran’s homecoming shows. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  44. POPULAR:Northern Bypass: Northern Route Consultation dates
    Suffolk County Council has announced 11 consultation dates for the Northern Route. .
  45. WATCH: ‘He is special to them ’ - Ed Sheeran’s surprise video message to fans
    WATCH: ‘He is special to them ’ - Ed Sheeran’s surprise video message to fans. Ed Sheeran has delighted some of his biggest fans after he sent them a down-to-earth video message ahead of his Chantry Park gigs in Ipswich this summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  46. POPULAR:Norwich BID: Live City Data dashboard
    Norwich's BID has a Live City Data link on their website () revealing:- Current Car Park Usage Current Park & Ride Usage City Footfall (wifi? ) Full Inner Ring Road Lap (RTPI/UTMC? ) Ipswich, an early BID with founder setting up the umbrella group for BIDs, does not! Okay, so we don't know how accurate this data is. I looked at this last night between midnight and 2am.
  47. POPULAR:Queen Street Food Quarter looks pathetic on Google Streetview!
    Some of the most recent 2019 Ipswich Google Streetview captures have gone live over the last few weeks and months. One view is as follows. Queen Street. blocked off by a blue bin, two cafe style banner dividers and two vertical flag banners. In this distance is what appears to be two stalls one opposite each other and very little footfall.
  48. Richard Curtis talks Beatles rom-com Yesterday, Ed Sheeran and filming in Suffolk
    Richard Curtis talks Beatles rom-com Yesterday, Ed Sheeran and filming in Suffolk. Richard Curtis, the writer who gave the world Blackadder and Four Weddings and a Funeral, has just finished work on Yesterday which celebrates the allure of pop stardom, the music of The Beatles and the beauty of the Suffolk coast. We spoke to him about assembling this heady cocktail Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  49. POPULAR:Proposal to Declare a Climate Emergency
    In two weeks Ipswich Borough Council's Executive is proposing to Declare a Climate Emergency. The report isn't currently available - I just don't see where Labour IBC are going with this. Do they want people to vote Lib Dem and Greens? They escape most of the blame with such responsibilities generally falling on Suffolk County Council but some shock decisions such as electric car pool for staff - instead of electric/hybrid buses which will be much more better for the environment (and central government will match funds for them i. e.
  50. WATCH: Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran’s new ketchup ad
    WATCH: Behind the scenes of Ed Sheeran’s new ketchup ad. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran ‘relished’ his time filming an advert for his beloved Heinz ketchup, new behind-the-scenes footage reveals. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  51. POPULAR:Burtons Warehouse: Waterfront gateway regeneration bodge risks destroying Ipswich Waterfront
    Ipswich Borough Council seems to think the continuation of work on the Wine Rack means the pause on Waterfront regeneration has ended. Even so, it is refusing to regenerate the "Stoke Bridge" gateway end, choosing instead to refurbish Burton's Warehouse. The council owns the Burton, Beeson and Silo sites. With this relaxed attitude towards regeneration the remainder will remain a bombsite car park and undeveloped ruin to when Ipswich was a great Suffolk powerhouse. Some history.
  52. POPULAR:Warning after woman followed along the Waterfront by man in Mercedes
    Warning after woman followed along the Waterfront by man in Mercedes. A student from Ipswich has urged others to ‘be careful’ after she was followed along the Waterfront towards the University of Suffolk on Sunday evening. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  53. POPULAR:Anger grows at Ipswich multiple student accommodation plan for ex-care home
    Anger grows at Ipswich multiple student accommodation plan for ex-care home. Growing fears have been raised about turning a former Ipswich care home into a house of multiple occupancy for students. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  54. Ed Sheeran shines in Yesterday, Richard Curtis’ Suffolk-set Beatles rom-com
    Ed Sheeran shines in Yesterday, Richard Curtis’ Suffolk-set Beatles rom-com. Review: Yesterday; starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sarah Lancashire; dir: Danny Boyle; Cert: 12A; on release June 28 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  55. POPULAR:Museum Street Cafe to reopen at new venue as workers co-op
    Museum Street Cafe to reopen at new venue as workers co-op. A group of friends will reopen the Museum Street Cafe as a workers co-op from a new location – in a final bid to save the business from closure. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  56. Ed Sheeran attends Gorleston premiere of Beatles-inspired film Yesterday
    Ed Sheeran attends Gorleston premiere of Beatles-inspired film Yesterday. Ed Sheeran was among the celebrities at the Gorleston premiere of Danny Boyle’s new Beatles-inspired film Yesterday – which stars the Suffolk pop sensation in a cameo role. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  57. POPULAR:A quick update on the railway station forecourt.
    Drove past this morning so chance for observations were brief. Only went that way to to continuing closure of Grafton Way of course, but that's another issue. I was heading west, and noticed how good the trees along the front look, all credit to Mr Gummer for those I think. I then looked down at the paving beneath! Not so good, lots of weeds growing in the joints and frankly all looking very scruffy.
  58. WATCH: More than 60 school children perform Ed Sheeran hit
    WATCH: More than 60 school children perform Ed Sheeran hit. Homestyle UK have launched a lighthearted campaign in hope of gaining the support of Ed Sheeran – the inspiration behind their ‘Castle on the Hill’ Elmer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  59. Ed Sheeran offers local support slots for Ipswich gigs
    BBC News: Ed Sheeran offers local support slots for Ipswich gigs Three acts from Ed Sheeran's home county will get a chance to support him at his homecoming gigs. Continue reading.
  60. Ed Sheeran offers local support slots for Ipswich gigs
    Three acts from Ed Sheeran's home county will get a chance to support him at his homecoming gigs. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  61. Ed Sheeran seeks local support acts for Ipswich gigs
    Ed Sheeran seeks local support acts for Ipswich gigs. Three local acts will be offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support Suffolk’s biggest superstar at his homecoming concerts in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  62. Ed Sheeran wins battle with council to keep pub signs at Suffolk mansion
    Ed Sheeran wins battle with council to keep pub signs at Suffolk mansion. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has won his battle to see two pub signs remain on his barn at his Grade II listed home near Framlingham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  63. POPULAR:WATCH: Vloggers walk 13 miles to complete mammoth Elmer trail
    WATCH: Vloggers walk 13 miles to complete mammoth Elmer trail. Elmer’s Big Parade – Suffolk has been proving popular with all ages, as two vloggers in their 30s took on the equivalent of half a marathon to find all 139 Elmer’s. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  64. Ed Sheeran's pub signs allowed to stay at Suffolk home
    The singer prevails in his latest tussle with East Suffolk Council's planners over his estate. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  65. POPULAR:Elmer helps this happy couple celebrate a very special day
    Elmer helps this happy couple celebrate a very special day. Your wedding day is one you will never forget - and that is certainly true for Elmer fans Damian and Nicola McCarthy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  66. Beatles movie: Star's 'amazing' time on Yesterday with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle
    Yesterday's star talks of working with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  67. POPULAR:Elmer hunting gets underway with ribbon cutting at the Cornhill
    Elmer hunting gets underway with ribbon cutting at the Cornhill. It was a colourful day in Ipswich today as sponsors, partners, and young fans celebrated the official launch of Elmer’s Big Parade – Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  68. POPULAR:WATCH: Have you ever wondered how an Elmer comes to life?
    WATCH: Have you ever wondered how an Elmer comes to life? It is a ‘herd’ job painting an Elmer, as this video from an Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk artist shows. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  69. POPULAR:Have you been out on the Elmer trail this weekend?
    Have you been out on the Elmer trail this weekend? Despite only having arrived in the streets of Ipswich on Saturday, the elephants of Elmers Big Parade are already causing a stir in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  70. POPULAR:Elmer's HQ: Difficult to access for wheelchair users
    Ipswich Borough Council's poor attitude to disabilities continue! First, hundreds of years of step free access to the Cornhill was hindered with adding in steps, and now it appears "Elmer HQ" is located within the non-accessible (stepped area) of the Town Hall. On closer inspection, it appears said room maybe accessible to wheelchair users and other limited mobility users, however, if it isn't easy and obvious, then there is a problem! For instance, there is an accessible toilet sign within the Town Hall Tea Room.
  71. POPULAR:Pigs Gone Wild fans some of the first to complete Elmer trail
    Pigs Gone Wild fans some of the first to complete Elmer trail. An 11-year-old girl and her family, who were some of the first to complete the Pigs Gone Wild trail, look set to have repeated their effort by visiting all 55 Elmers on the trail’s first day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  72. POPULAR:Elmer fans hit the trail as Big Parade Begins
    Elmer fans hit the trail as Big Parade Begins. We’ve collected some of our favourite photos of you enjoying the Ipswich sunshine to welcome Elmer to the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  73. POPULAR:Elmers Big Parade arrives in Ipswich
    Elmers Big Parade arrives in Ipswich. After years of preparation Elmers of all designs and colours are set to descend on Ipswich today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  74. Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill elephant in Ipswich art trail
    Fifty-five sculptures can been across a town's centre, parks and waterfront. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  75. POPULAR:How to get involved in the Elmer trail this weekend - and get a FREE sticker album
    How to get involved in the Elmer trail this weekend - and get a FREE sticker album. In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  76. POPULAR:Elmer fever hits Ipswich - one more sleep to go
    Elmer fever hits Ipswich - one more sleep to go. As the final countdown to Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  77. POPULAR:Suffolk takes no pride in Suffolk Pride 2019
    So if you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer or of one of the associated bolt-ons within LGBTQ+ circles, you are being afforded the right to walk from a car park as a meeting point (officially from Dance East), all the way to Cult Cafe. This is half a mile. Non-LGBTQ+ persons (or those within the community that don't want to march) can come down to observe a group of people walking half a mile, away from any hive of activity. This is Suffolk Pride 2019 (there wasn't one the previous year).
  78. POPULAR:Everything you need to know before the launch of Elmer’s Big Parade tomorrow
    Everything you need to know before the launch of Elmer’s Big Parade tomorrow. Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk takes over Ipswich in one day’s time, with thousands of visitors and millions of pounds expected to flow to the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  79. Competition offers unsigned bands the chance to support Ed Sheeran at Ipswich show
    Competition offers unsigned bands the chance to support Ed Sheeran at Ipswich show. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran is giving unsigned artists or bands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - the chance to support him on the last night of his record-breaking Divide world tour in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  80. POPULAR:Cornhill event programme lacks ambition
    Without a doubt Ipswich residents and a handful of visitors will love the new £100,000 programme of events on the Cornhill, and this will highlight how vibrant the older Cornhill could have been if events were planned more frequent. The big question mark over why entertainment was banned on the Cornhill by the Labour administration and demoted to Giles Circus (or spots in Westgate Street and Tavern Street respectfully), still remains, and the cover-up of the £3. 6m waste of taxpayers money with these events really forced the binary option question.
  81. POPULAR:Win a special day out at Portman Road with Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk
    Win a special day out at Portman Road with Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk. Elmer’s Big Parade and an Ipswich barbers are giving four young Town fans the chance to lead the team out at Portman Road next season. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  82. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: reporting problem with the Orwell Bridge
    Ipswich Buses are incorrectly reporting "a problem with the orwell Bridge". There was however a multi-vehicle collision on the A14 just before the Orwell Bridge this morning. It can be safely assumed the Orwell Bridge itself is structurally sound.
  83. POPULAR:See first reveal of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in Ipswich shop window
    See first reveal of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in Ipswich shop window. With just three days to go until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk hits the streets of Ipswich, residents got an early surprise this morning when a display in the window of an Ipswich store was revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  84. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: Passengers harassed and assaulted aboard buses
    Starting to get numerous cases coming through where Ipswich Buses allowing individuals on their bus that either verbally abuse or assault passengers. Difficult to validate claims made of course without seeing CCTV footage but the following claim is undertaken by someone that has publicly made a long post available on Facebook along with their name and photo. In this specific case, the offensive passenger was under the influence of alcohol, possibly drugs, and was in an aggressive mood with an abusive attitude.
  85. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: when child fare is more expensive than adult fare
    Local mum Nicola was totally shocked when her 12 year old child's bus ticket cost more than her own! Both Route 6 bus 88 registration JY12 GWC. Matching driver, machine and trip IDs. Both Sat 20 April 2019 at the same time 12:58 from Tower Ramparts bus station. Consecutive ticket numbers 113639 £1.
  86. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: buggies blocking entrance, gangway and emergency exit
    Absolute madness. How is anyone going to get on or off with a buggy blocking the gangway? This isn't a most recent example of the lack of common sense and disregard for passengers' health and safety, but it is a notable example and thus is documented here for completeness. Childs faces blurred here compared to the original facebook one. .
  87. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: Missing out buses again?
    Are Ipswich Buses Limited in financial troubles still? Despite a Rod Stewart concert that evening, Ipswich Buses allegedly failed to operate the 22:47 and 23:15 Service 13 buses. The last route sponsored by Ipswich Borough Council. This resulted in at least a couple waiting 50 minutes for the bus, opting for another bus (Service 12) which doesn't go where they want it to and walking the other 2 miles home in the rain. They were soaked.
  88. Ed Sheeran trail in Suffolk - 9 places to visit linked with the star
    Ed Sheeran trail in Suffolk - 9 places to visit linked with the star. If you are heading to Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich in August, we’ve drawn up a Suffolk trail of nine “Perfect” places to visit which have links with the superstar. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  89. Ed Sheeran tops radio's most-played songs of 2018
    BBC News: Ed Sheeran tops radio's most-played songs of 2018 Ed Sheeran tops airplay charts for the third time in four years - but another act had the most-played song. Continue reading.
  90. West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock launches Tory leadership campaign
    West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock launches Tory leadership campaign. Health Secretary and West Suffolk Matt Hancock has promised to offer the country a “fresh start” as he launches his campaign to become the next Prime Minister. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  91. Summer art fair in Sudbury
    Summer art fair in Sudbury. A selection of the best East Anglian artists will be on display at the Sudbury Summer Art Fair Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  92. ‘The junction is dangerous’: Calls for safety improvements after father-of-two crash tragedy
    ‘The junction is dangerous’: Calls for safety improvements after father-of-two crash tragedy. The tragic death of a motorcyclist has prompted calls for tighter speed limits and safety measures at a busy junction in Kesgrave. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  93. POPULAR:Change UK's EU election failure: Why no by-elections?
    Labour MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Mike Gapes, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Gavin Shuker and Joan Ryan, along with Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston were elected on party manifestos but got bored of their political parties so left to join the "Independent Group". They crowdfunded and had support from Gemini A Ltd; circumventing strict political party funding rules. This later rolled into a political party called "Change UK" without a by-election.
  94. Runners in the pink at Race for Life
    Runners in the pink at Race for Life. Bury St Edmunds’ Nowtown Park was in the pink as hundreds of runners took part in Race for Life. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  95. POPULAR:"Ipswich, getting it wrong since AD 600"
    Interesting comment I stumbled across on Flickr. A quote of the comment is as follows. "I was born and grew up in Ipswich, but it is not a town I think well of - it seems intent on putting itself down at every opportunity - as future pictures will show. " Which is a distinct difference from those people that feel critical people are to blame putting it down, rather than governance "getting it wrong"!
  96. POPULAR:Anyone with a drone or gimbal for aerial and eye-level photography?
    Does anyone know of someone that takes professional-level photography in the Ipswich area? I am looking for 4K or HD quality, stabilised footage from a drone or gimbal, of Ipswich Town Centre for a project I am working on. Probably 30-60 minutes work of the main high street roads of Westgate Street, Tavern Street and Carr Street.
  97. Visitors flock to enjoy a Taste of Sudbury
    Visitors flock to enjoy a Taste of Sudbury. Thousands of hungry visitors enjoyed a Taste of Sudbury with the return of the annual food festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  98. RAF Honington given Freedom of Thetford
    RAF Honington given Freedom of Thetford. Crowds lined the streets as RAF Honington received the Freedom of Thetford. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  99. Obituary: Felicity Ann Sieghart − champion of Aldeburgh Cinema
    Obituary: Felicity Ann Sieghart − champion of Aldeburgh Cinema. Known as ‘Granny Seaside’, she had an amazing life: An ill-fated married life in Africa, a battle with the BBC, and two holes-in-one… in the same round of golf Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  100. When and where to see the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in Suffolk and road closure details
    When and where to see the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in Suffolk and road closure details. Major cycling event the OVO Energy Women’s Tour is setting out from Suffolk on Monday - for the second year running. Where can you see it and cheer on the riders? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.