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Storm Gareth won’t rain on Elmer’s Parade. Two artists who have designed weather-related Elmer sculptures for the Ipswich trail this summer want to brighten your day by showing you a sneak peek of their work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Care company boss angry over Orwell Bridge traffic chaos. The closure of the Orwell Bridge has caused traffic misery for many in Ipswich today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
EADT and Star says. Serious action needed over frustrating Orwell Bridge closures. The frustration of Orwell Bridge closures, along with the subsequent delays and disruption they cause, is something we’ve felt all too many times before. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A14 Orwell Bridge REOPENS for evening rush hour. The A14 Orwell Bridge has reopened to traffic having been closed since before this morning’s rush hour - causing havoc on the roads in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown 2019: Poster pigs Truffle and Squeak become Suffolk Show stars. Two endearing piggy pin-ups used to promote this year’s Suffolk Show have been named Truffle and Squeak following a public naming contest. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge could close again for second day as Storm Gareth continues. The Orwell Bridge is still closed this afternoon - and could have to close again tomorrow, as Storm Gareth continues. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What can be done over Orwell Bridge closures and how likely are these measures? This morning’s closure of the Orwell Bridge has prompted fresh questions about what can be done to stop the gridlock which builds up around Ipswich as traffic diverts off the bridge and into the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Welcome to Gridswich’ - reaction to Orwell Bridge closure. Commuters trying to get to work in Ipswich have expressed their misery about today’s closure of the Orwell Bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wind speeds of up to 55mph are forecast as Storm Gareth passes through the east of England. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Orwell Bridge hoped to reopen before this evening’s rush hour. Highways England have said that they hope the Orwell Bridge will reopen this afternoon before the start of rush hour traffic. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge to close in both directions due to ‘very strong winds’. Drivers have been urged to consider other routes this morning after it was announced it would be shut in both directions due to the “very strong winds” from Storm Gareth, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Uncertainty over Orwell Bridge closure continues as Storm Gareth hits Suffolk. A yellow weather warning is in place as East Anglia braces itself for the arrival of Storm Gareth which is expected to batteri the region with wind speeds of up to 60mph. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk manufacturer offers concrete support for Elmer charity trail. A precast concrete manufacturer has taken on a weighty task. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Don’t miss - A hand-coloured Elmer costume and the best places in Suffolk to get a cuppa. Spend your weekend catching up on some of our must read stories including our gallery of World Book Day pictures and the Ipswich man who is flying a remembrance flag in his back garden. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mum wins World Book Day with hand-coloured Elmer costume. It was a case of Sharpies to the rescue when Max Mallett came up with a last-minute request for a bespoke World Book Day costume this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge remains open for now as gusts approach 50mph. The Orwell Bridge is being “constantly monitored” by highways workers as high winds sweep across Suffolk and Essex ahead of the evening commute. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BBC's The One Show came to Ipswich to talk about the large tomato greenhouse just outside Ipswich. The backdrop featured what is left of the market and of course the planters with the blue "Step Down Use Handrail" signs attached. They appeared to avoid the monoliths! Which makes me wonder, were the planters actually installed to make the Cornhill prettier for The One Show filming which would have been planned in advance? See here @ 51m: BBC iPlayer - The One Show - 06/03/2019.
Glastonbury decor artist brings Elmer to life. Food is the way to artist Rob Catterall’s heart - which is why he’s turning Archant’s Elmer into an ice cream sculpture to remember his fondest holidays in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plans for the £300m snow sports centre in Great Blakenham have been in the pipeline for 18 years. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Quite disappointing from Suffolk County Council's Suffolk Onboard, bus timetables which tell you what times what services arrive, but not specify where the buses are going! Here is an example in Long Melford! I suppose you cannot say fairer than that, however, does nobody check these? These aren't printed next to the bus stop. These are designed, sent to the printers and then delivered one-by-one to the bus stops for installation.
Elmer visits popular Ipswich barbers ahead of art trail. Elmer the elephant paid a visit to an Ipswich barbers before their unique sculpture arrives. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge remains open as high winds monitored. A decision to close the Orwell Bridge may be made today, with wind speeds of up to 50mph set to batter Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is Suffolk Police really racist? Does the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) really understand what "racial equality" is? On the radio yesterday, figures from July 2018 to December 2018 showed 54 black people and 539 white people were stopped and searched in Suffolk. This doesn't seem particularly concerning to me. nine times more white people were searched than black.
Forecaster warns incoming high winds could close Orwell Bridge. It’s been an unseasonably warm week to end a month that last year saw East Anglia covered in snow – but change is on the horizon, and it could pose some problems for the Monday rush hour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Farming feature: Bee’s ‘bitter-sweet’ swansong year heading up the Suffolk Show. It’s a bitter-sweet moment preparing for your last show, Suffolk Show director Bee Kemball has admitted. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police officer praised for hauling man back from edge of Orwell Bridge. The actions of a police officer in hauling a man back from the edge of the Orwell Bridge have been praised by the force. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Poulter says there is “no chance” of him supporting northern by-pass. The two MPs representing Ipswich have differing views on the northern by-pass, with Central Suffolk and North Ipswich’s Dr Dan Poulter saying the road has no chance of getting his support. . . or government funding.
Does Ipswich need a northern bypass? Public consultation to be launched into project. A public consultation on a northern bypass for Ipswich will launch this summer, it has been announced. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Just happened to have discovered an old Ipswich Town Centre tourism map - the kind you get from one of the welcome board kiosks you pay £1 for - undated by the Landmark Map Company. It isn't that old relative to the age of the town and the available borough maps but it is the oldest drawn map I know of for the promotion of retail. If anyone can help date it I would be very grateful!
Ipswich Buses' bus fares are expected to rise once again in 2019. Whilst we await formal confirmation through an announcement from the bus company, early indications are fare rises from April 2019 with bus fares rising by 20p for adult single fare, 20p for adult returns (rounded to £2, £3, £4) with the all day family bus ticket, Under 20 bus fares, transfer tickets and day rovers also changing in price. Anticipated Ipswich Buses Adult Bus Fares All tiers of bus fares to rise by 20p. Returns to be rounded numbers. Adult Single £1.
Are speeding drivers finally getting the message? Three-year low for Orwell Bridge cameras. Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses set to scrap credit notes – will you lose money? Ipswich Buses is to stop issuing credit notes at the end of next month in a bid to speed their vehicles at bus stops – but some travellers will be forced to pay more for their journeys. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses has today announced details of the withdrawal of credit vouchers from the end of March 2019. This has already caused quite a reaction on Twitter, as could be expected. .
Artist chosen for Ipswich shopping centre’s Elmer’s Big Parade elephant sculpture. A top artist whose work has adorned sculptures in major UK cities is set to create the design for a shopping centre’s Elmer the Elephant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Women’s Tour to start in Suffolk for second year bringing £3. 5m boost to economy. Suffolk will host the opening stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the second year running, bringing in a predicted £3. 5 million to the county’s economy. Continue reading.
Man arrested after three-hour stand-off with armed police. A man has been arrested after a three-hour stand-off with armed police at a house in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Armed police in stand-off with suspected knife man in Ipswich house. Armed police are currently involved in a stand-off with a man believed to be armed with a knife in a house in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New chicken restaurant set to open soon in Ipswich town centre. A new restaurant and takeaway serving chicken and fish dishes is due to open soon in Ipswich town centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did you watch the Cliff Quay power station chimneys get demolished? In 1994 hundreds of people gathered to watch the final stage of demolition of a famous Ipswich landmark. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich cul-de-sac closed while police deal with incident. A cul-de-sac in Ipswich has been blocked off by police while they deal with an on-going incident. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police appeal after man snatches phone from woman. Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Ipswich after a man snatched a mobile phone before running off. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Court sees video footage of man accused of performing sex act in front of neighbours. A jury has viewed film clips of an Ipswich man who is accused of performing a sex act in a communal garden in front of shocked neighbours, a court has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will you be trying these brand new ‘wonky’ fruit and veg crisps? Ben Whitehead is trying to make a difference by producing snacks from fruit and veg which would otherwise be thrown away. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk celebrates a year of Meet Up Mondays coffee mornings. It warms the cockles in more ways than one - and now a network of meet-up groups across Suffolk has celebrated a year of tasty beverages and helping to combat loneliness. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family pay tribute to ‘popular’ healthcare consultant who died in Mexico. The devastated family of a 37-year-old Suffolk man who died following an overdose at a hotel in Mexico have spoken of their heartbreak in the wake of his death. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will abnormal load in Suffolk affect your journey? Disruption and delays are likely on the A12 across Suffolk when an abnormal load travels to Bawdsey. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New £32m vision could transform Ipswich’s Grafton Way riverside. A new vision for the riverside land beside Grafton Way in Ipswich has been published – with proposals for 173 new homes on the site. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vision unveiled for second tech-focused teaching hub at college. Fresh proposals are being unveiled for the expansion of an Ipswich college – just weeks after planners gave a state-of-the-art technology hub the green light. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk jails to recruit 52 staff to support prison officers. Jails across Suffolk are on the look out for dozens of workers to support the day-to-day running of the county’s three prisons, including monitoring security. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Primary classes write and perform play at Ipswich theatre. Ipswich primary students at Handford Hall school saved the planet in their recent self-penned production at Sir John Mills theatre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Construction industry in Suffolk ‘should grow considerably’ over next decade, students told. Developing the next generation of construction workers is “vitally important”, a business boss said as industry leaders met with Suffolk sixth formers to encourage them into the sector. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firefighters called to fix Ipswich Town badge. A Ipswich Town badge in danger of falling down on the club’s Portman Road ground has sparked an emergency call-out from firefighters. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Burglar stabbed coin collector then caused gas blast, court told. A burglar stabbed a Colchester coin collector to death then tried to cause a gas explosion at his flat to destroy evidence, a court was told. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fancy running a former Wetherspoon pub? New tenants are being sought for The Golden Lion Hotel bar and restaurant, next to the Cornhill in the heart of Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Funding boost for village football club. Claydon Football Club is to get new ground maintenance equipment thanks to grants totalling nearly £30,000. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jewson says it has no plans to leave Ipswich site. Ipswich Borough Council is hoping the Jewson builders’ merchants site in Greyfriars Road, will eventually be developed for important town centre homes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you received a fake council tax refund? Council tax refunds could well be scams warns Colchester Borough Council as fake calls and emails are on the rise. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drivers are warned of overnight road closures in Suffolk and Essex this week. Highways England has announced planned overnight roadworks and improvement works in Suffolk and north Essex for this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who do you recognise in the Yates gallery? Yates in Ipswich was packed on Saturday night with those making the most of their weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are you hunting for a new job? This fair could help. Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs this week as an employment fair comes to Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
East Anglian Labour activists pledge support after seven MPs defect. Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party – but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich waterfront church’s bright history to be brought back from the shadows. The recent history of an Ipswich church is to come to life thanks to funding from the National Lottery. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police appeal for help tracing missing woman last seen on Valentine’s Day. Police are “increasingly concerned for the welfare” of a missing woman from north Norfolk who was last seen on Valentine’s Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Choose from 60 rums and 60 gins at Ipswich’s first Gin and Rum Festival. Spirit fans are in for a treat as the UK’s largest gin and rum festival is set to stop off for two days in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pub to mark major makeover with ‘taste of vintage’ event. The Duke of York pub in Woodbridge is to celebrate its major refurbishment with a menu taster event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Road closure details updated as highways bosses apologise for ‘miscommunication’. Updated information has been issued about roadworks in Ipswich which are due to start on Tuesday, February 19. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Spring is sprung! First snowdrops of the season spotted. Spring is arriving in Suffolk and Essex as East Anglia prepares for less frost and warmer weather - signalled by the first snowdrops of the year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Emotional moment as police chief welcomes new officers into force. Suffolk’s police chief says it was an emotional moment speaking at his final passing out parade before retirement - as he shared memories of his own graduation day almost 30 years ago. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suspected hare coursers evade police capture. A car was seized by police after it was believed to be involved in hare coursing in a Suffolk field. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How to get involved – some of the events planned to support the Kevin Beattie statue campaign. There are already many events in the pipeline to raise funds for this campaign. Here are just a few: Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Businesses provide huge donation to give Beattie statue campaign a boost. A donation of the materials and manpower to build a plinth where the statue of Kevin Beattie will stand has given ‘The Beat Goes On’ fundraising campaign a huge boost. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show 2019: 100-day countdown begins for county’s biggest day out. There are just 100 days to go until the county’s biggest annual two-day spectacular – with Suffolk superheroes set to make an appearance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Split ticketing changes could benefit rail users. Rail user groups in Suffolk and Essex are welcoming proposed changes to ticket prices which could see split ticketing become a thing of the past in favour of less complicated fares. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Learn to be a Lifesaver - first responder urges public to sign up for free CPR training. Medical first responder Dr Jeremy Mauger sees the vital importance of CPR every week - and is urging people to learn for free through our new Learn to be a Lifesaver campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran celebrates birthday with trip to Narnia. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has marked his 28th birthday with a visit to Narnia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sir Bobby Robson cancer research centre celebrates tenth anniversary. A cancer research centre bearing the name of one of Ipswich Town’s greatest ever managers has celebrated its tenth anniversary. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family launch pop-up shop to find new home for grandmother’s huge designer clothes collection. The grandchildren of a woman who died just days before Christmas are fulfilling her last wish by selling her massive collection of designer clothing through a pop-up shop in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It can actually save lives’ - First meeting of Suffolk Young Dementia Group. One man living with dementia has sung the praises of meeting others with the condition - helping him overcome the “embarrassment” and “isolation” after being diagnosed at just 50 years old. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Death on Pakefield beach remains ‘unexplained’. Councillors have expressed sympathy with the family and friends of a man who was found dead on Pakefield beach. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Minding the Gap helping young people. A Suffolk project to help young people get back into employment, education or training held a celebration of its work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Post Office in a butchers? Consultation on potential move opens. Shopping for stamps next to steaks might be the future for Chelmondiston after the Post Office proposed moving to a counter inside a local shop. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could you be East Anglia’s next Elvis? Calling all hound dogs - Ipswich is hosting an Elvis tribute competition to find the next king of rock’n’roll. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Disbelief as cruel thief steals personal items from patient on cancer ward. A woman in her 80s had her bank card stolen while being treated on a cancer ward in hospital. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: Shopkeeper ‘swats gun away’ in shocking CCTV of attempted robbery. A Clacton shopkeeper who had a ‘gun’ waved inches from his face during an attempted robbery has described swatting it away as a ‘reflex action’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: First look at the huge new play area at BeWILDerwood. The first big play structure to be built at BeWilderwood in five years has opened just in time for the half-term break. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More than 3,000 people in Suffolk sign petition to ban ISIS members returning to UK. Thousands of Suffolk residents have signed a petition to ban ISIS members from returning to England following the plea from heavily pregnant Shamima Begum who wants to return after fleeing to Syria. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Body is found on Lowestoft beach. A body has been found on a beach in Lowestoft, police say. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager charged with murder and attempted murder. A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man found stabbed in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
West End performer Kyle Seeley to give dance workshops in Felixstowe. He may have swapped the bright lights of Felixstowe prom for those of the West End but Kyle Seeley is still looking forward to returning home to inspire the next generation of dancers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Food Hall staff raise over £1,200 by running almost seven marathons in seven days. Staff at the Suffolk Food Hall have raised over £1,200 for charity by running every day for a week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mystery after church memorial plaques to loved ones removed without warning. Mystery remains over the removal of memorial plaques from a church flower bed after a man discovered his mother’s tribute missing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
You could be in line for a surprise inheritance if you have these surnames in Suffolk. Suffolk residents could be in line for hundreds of thousands of pounds in unclaimed estates, according to the latest data released this week from HM Treasury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What we’re doing to help rough sleepers and the homeless in Ipswich. Rough sleeping is a problem all year round, but it is even more acute during the cold winter months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
flybmi suspends all flights and goes into administration. The airline flybmi, which flies out of Stansted among other locations, has gone into administration. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Birdwatchers delight as pied wagtails are spotted in Ipswich. The centre of Ipswich has become home to hundreds of pied wagtails much to the delight of local bird enthusiasts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Special activities planned for Orwell Challenge 2019 - in celebration of Suffolk Day. Extra activities are being laid on for this year’s Orwell Challenge – as this year it coincides with the Suffolk Day big weekender. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A funeral director carrying a defibrillator in his hearse is one of our most read stories this week. Take a look back on this week’s ‘don’t miss’ stories including the lollipop man who set up a camera in a school toilet and the funeral director who is carrying a defibrillator in his hearse. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Children dress up in patchwork for Elmer’s Big Parade party. Young people gathered in Ipswich today celebrating all things Elmer where they even had the chance of putting their own stamp on one of this year’s elephant designs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plans set to be approved for £3 million youth and arts centre in Woodbridge. The Jetty Lane Youth and Arts Centre is set to be approved by Suffolk Coastal District Council when it goes in front of the planning committee next week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Fear-based’ immigration system makes it more difficult to find out real ages, says MP. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin says an immigration system ‘based on fear and penalties’ makes it more difficult to find out someone’s real age - after an adult asylum seeker posed as a pupil at an Ipswich school last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.