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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.
See inside one of Southwold’s largest properties – as it’s put on the market for £2million. A beautiful property which is believed to be one of the largest in the upmarket town of Southwold has been put up for sale. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman treated for smoke inhalation following kitchen fire in Ipswich. Crews have been called to a house fire close to Ipswich town centre - where a woman was treated a smoke inhalation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Skeleton of “The Hold” centre takes shape on Ipswich Waterfront. The skeleton of the new “The Hold” heritage centre and records office in Ipswich is now taking shape on the campus of the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Soup kitchen’s army of helpers keep hunger at bay for town’s most in need. It is a bitterly cold winter’s evening, with temperatures forecast to fall further overnight and a crowd is waiting in Ipswich’s Elm Street, rubbing hands and stomping feet to keep warm. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“It’s a massive concern’ – Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s head of conservations reacts to decline in insect numbers. New report warns 40% of insect species could become extinct in a few decades. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Win a garden bench worth more than £200, an eletric mower or £50 of vouchers. Welcome to the Enjoy Gardening More community where you’ll find amazing garden deals every day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From a bungalow to a penthouse, what homes will £300,000 buy you in Suffolk or north Essex? What kind of property will around £300,000 buy you in East Anglia? What about a bungalow in Bury St Edmunds, an apartment in Ipswich or a penthouse in Colchester? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police hunt ‘man with a map’ suspected in spate of distraction thefts. Police are investigating a series of distraction thefts in Ipswich - where a man with a map entered shops asking for directions before stealing the victim’s phone or purse. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See inside zero waste shop waging war on ‘mindless packaging’ - with washable sanitary towels and cardboard deodorants. Most shops you go to are full of products made of plastic and wrapped in. yet more plastic. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It’s scary’ - in the wake of countrywide youth protests, what do young people in Suffolk think about climate change? Thousands of young people across the UK opted to miss school or college on Friday to demand action on climate change. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Region set for dry and mild weekend - with higher than average temperatures. Suffolk and Essex are in for a cloudy but mild weekend with temperatures higher than average for his time of year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
£15. 4 million to be invested in Ipswich recycling plant. Waste management group Viridor is to invest £15. 4 million in the Masons Recycling Facility near Ipswich. Continue reading.
Former Suffolk lawyer releases second album after moving into music. Move over Ed Sheeran Suffolk’s got a new burgeoning superstar: Bob Kidby. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Level of dangerous hoax calls to ambulance service revealed. Hoax calls cost the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) more than 34 hours of wasted staff time last year, it has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nacton pothole is ‘accident waiting to happen’. A pothole on a rural road in Suffolk is turning into a potentially lethal hazard - but Suffolk Highways do not have the money to fix it quickly. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firefighters called to bin fire. Firefighters were called to a fire in a bin outside an Ipswich carpet shop. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fresh bid for homes on Stowmarket site by developers behind ‘worst case of speculative application’. Developers behind rejected plans for 160 homes in Stowmarket dubbed the “worst case of speculative application to exploit for profit” have submitted a fresh bid to develop the land. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review into Suffolk non-mainstream school places set for late 2019. A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘The fear was immense’ - How I went from top chef to sleeping on the streets. A homeless chef saved from suicide, a city banker made redundant and a reformed drug addict turned poet – three former rough sleepers share stories about life on the streets and their involvement in a new art exhibition. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Borough Council has installed some planters on the Cornhill near the steps to force people to use the handrails. These black planters as a "quick fix" creates a multitude of issues. By default they block the view of the dangerous stairs from certain angles - so the depth of steps cannot be judged. The plants can distract people away from the activity of going down the steps. The blue makeshift signs do not confirm with Health & Safety standards - these should be yellow and black "caution" warning signs due to the fatality - plus too far away from the steps.
Thief pretending to be ‘lost’ steals from church and businesses. A thief has been reportedly distracting victims by pretending to be lost while looking at a map. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delays expected after A12 crash. Part of a busy Suffolk road remains blocked at rush hour following a two car collision. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New karts enable the disabled to experience the thrill of the race track, too. A karting centre is offering opportunities to the disabled not only on the track, through its new state-of-the-art kart, but also off the track through a work placement it provides to a young man with a brain injury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sewer drain full of Yorkshire puddings. A drain in Ipswich was found inexplicably stuffed with Yorkshire puddings by Anglian Water. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rare watches going under the hammer. A variety of wristwatches look set to be the ones to watch in a Suffolk auction house’s next sale, with hopes that one rare World War Two example by celebrated Italian designers Panerai could make up to £30,000. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Charity seeks volunteers for Strictly Suffolk fundraiser. Inspire Suffolk is looking for volunteers to train up for its dazzling Strictly Suffolk fundraiser. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Young children dress as police officers at school. The long arm of the law was a little shorter than usual when children as young as four donned officers’ uniforms and high-visibility jackets at school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Conversion of former club into offices nears completion. The multi-million pound conversion of the club that once housed the Hollywood and Kartouche clubs in Ipswich is nearly finished. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helping develop new riding centre at Clopton. A charity tennis tournament between local businesses, held at Ipswich Sports Club, raised more than £1,000 for Riding for the Disabled. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
X Factor finalist and Basil Brush to join Kerry Katona at Essex panto. Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona will be in good company for Clacton’s Easter Pantomime as three more stars are added to the line-up. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Businesses invited to learn new skills at Innovation Martlesham event. As part of the ongoing work between Innovation Martlesham and Suffolk Coastal District Council, local businesses are invited to a knowledge sharing event taking place next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crazee backs our Learn to be a Lifesaver CPR campaign. Ipswich Town FC mascot Crazee is backing our new Learn to be a Lifesaver campaign - saying if he can learn CPR, anyone can. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
7 signs clubbing isn’t for you anymore. There may have been a time when the highlight of your weekend was a Saturday night out-out in Ipswich town centre - but has the time come for you to hang up your dancing shoes? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Macmillan information bus hits the road. A cancer information and support roadshow is coming to towns across Suffolk next week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Taking a look round the Wolsey showhome. David Vincent visits the new Hopkine Homes development at Saxon Meadow, Capel St Mary. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out which businesses have just moved into a £100m research and technology park. The latest phase of an office development that’s part of the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park is now fully let. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
17-year-old arrested in connection with Colchester murder. A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the murder and attempted murder of two men in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Floral displays planted in bid to improve safety at Ipswich Cornhill. Work on the new planters aimed at improving safety on Ipswich Cornhill has been completed – together with new signs warning visitors to beware of the steps in front of them. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘You left my son to die’ - Mum’s emotional outburst at Tavis murder accused. The mother of Ipswich stabbing victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has accused a delivery driver alleged to have driven gang members to the scene of the fatal attack of “leaving her son to die”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can you help find this missing 20-year-old? Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 20-year-old who has gone missing from Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Relief and excitement builds as retailer announces it’s moving into a two-storey former flagship M&S store. A big name retailer is moving into the site of a former Marks and Spencer store in a Suffolk town centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Driver caught at 86mph on A140. A motorist was caught doing more than 30mph over the speed limit on a major road linking Suffolk and Norfolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major Ipswich employer raises funds to tackle fuel poverty. Electricity workers helped to raise funds to tackle fuel poverty at an event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cash ISAs: use it or lose it. Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“Jess will inspire every step I take,” says Ipswich man walking in teen’s memory. Last year he walked from London to Brighton and now Andy Marsh faces his next big challenge on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
EDF’s earnings plummet, sparking fears that the firm may cancel plans to build nuclear power station in Suffolk. The French company EDF has reported a sharp drop in UK earnings last year, raising the prospect that the company may consider pulling out of its plans to build Sizewell C. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Free trees for newborns takes root for second year. A successful scheme which gifted free fruit trees to newborns last year is set to continue for another year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
And tonight I will be. Care home worker sing Michael Buble for Valentine’s event. A care home worker underwent a Stars in their Eyes transformation to perform as Michael Buble for elderly residents. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man who died after silo fall named locally as farmer John Edwards. A 79-year-old man who died after falling into a silo on a Hestley Green farm had “tremendous influence” in the community, according to those who knew him. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Collision between car and motorbike closes Nacton Road. A collision between a car and a motorbike has closed the Nacton road in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It was a showstopper’ – Hero dog of Hadleigh to appear on Channel 5 show. He has been hailed as a hero in his home town of Hadleigh, presented with a prestigious award, and invited to lead Ipswich Town out at Portman Road – now Bowza the dog is back in the spotlight, and heading to screens across the country. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
East Anglia’s boat building past to be honoured in lecture. A talk paying homage to East Anglia’s boat building heritage is to be given by Suffolk born Arts Society lecturer Magdalen Evans. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firm established by soldiers returning from the Great War now employs more than 200 people. A company with its roots in Ipswich and Colchester is celebrating 100 years in business this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who wants to be a millionaire. There are fortunes to be made (and lost) in property development. Could you do it? Property expert John Howard, the man behind the re-birth of the Winerack, will tell you how. Continue reading.
Temperatures to double seasonal average as spring feeling hits Suffolk. Suffolk is set to experience unseasonably warm weather this weekend as temperatures rise to double the usual average. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
An 80 year-old business chamber helps town to save a vital community space. A business chamber which is about to celebrate its 80 year anniversary has helped to ensure that a vital community hub can carry on serving its home town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Donor gives £150,000 inheritance to hospital which cared for son who died from cancer. A mother has given a £150,000 inheritance to the hospital which cared for her 12-year-old son before his death from cancer - so it can raise funds to build a new children’s department. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed: where destructive Japanese knotweed hotspots are in Suffolk. The weed, which has been known to grow through concrete, knock down walls and destroy foundations is now prevalent across much of Britain. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former Suffolk firefighter exposed to asbestos for two decades secures ‘substantial’ payout. A former Suffolk firefighter has been awarded “substantial damages” from the county council after being exposed to asbestos over the course of his career. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delivery driver quizzed over identity of man with ginger beard. An Ipswich delivery driver accused of taking Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers to the scene of the fatal stabbing has told a court he couldn’t be sure if a man with a distinctive ginger beard that he saw on a bike shortly before the attack was one of his co-defendants. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man whose wife’s CPR training gave him ‘a chance to be resuscitated’ backs Learn to be a Lifesaver campaign. A Sudbury man whose life was saved thanks to his wife’s knowledge of CPR has welcomed news of our new campaign to increase the number of people in Suffolk trained in the life-saving skills. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Tory leaves party to fight as Independent after losing selection battle. The Conservative groups on Suffolk County Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are each one member down after Haverhill councillor Paula Fox resigned from them to become an independent councillor. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It can be confirmed through Linkedin () that Steve Bryce has been appointed to the job of General Manager at Ipswich Buses Ltd replacing the former Operations Manager. It is expected Stephen from Shrewsbury (roughly halfway between Cardiff and Leeds) will undertake the job of the Managing Director who spends his time in Ashford, Kent. We assume/hope that unlike the MD, Stephen will actually be moving to Ipswich. Stephen in his own words. Furthermore.
Ipswich Buses are to discontinue credit vouchers. When the new changes come in - believed to be April - you will either have to use a smartcard, contactless debit card or use cash with the exact fare. If you don't have change for the bus (perhaps your credit or debit card isn't working or you didn't notice it had expired) overpaying won't get you a "change voucher" any longer. You won't receive change or a credit note. Furthermore, the opening hours for the enquiry office / Travel Shop will be reduced.
Bail extended for woman arrested in connection with Ipswich death. Suffolk police have extended the bail of a woman who was arrested in connection with the death of Ipswich man Joe Pooley. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich cabbie hits back at ‘scare stories’ of dangerous driving. An Ipswich taxi driver has said he is outraged at statistics saying his members of his profession are the worst culprits of using a mobile phone while driving. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Reliving the best moments from Morecambe and Wise at the New Wolsey Theatre. Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens live and breathe Morecambe and Wise and recreate their easy-going humour in a brand new show. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the pair about what made Eric & Ern so great Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Final vote decides how much Suffolk County Council wants you to pay in council tax from April. Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Railway delays expected between Ipswich and Norwich after vehicle hits bridge. Greater Anglia are warning of delays and cancellations this afternoon after a vehicle hit a bridge between Norwich and Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New planters on Ipswich Cornhill in a bid to ease concerns about safety. Ipswich council is installing new planters at the top of the steps on the town’s Cornhill in response to safety fears which were heightened after the death of John Stow last month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman charged with alleged bomb hoaxes appears in court. A woman has appeared in court charged with allegedly sending bomb hoxes and attempted robbery. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WHAT A THRILLER! See Michael Jackson costume and Victorian freak show oddities that were sold in Essex. A Michael Jackson stage costume, a sperm whale penis and a pair of wing tips from a 747 all went under the hammer in Essex this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Death of Tom Gondris – the wartime refugee who saved Ipswich’s heritage. A leading figure in Ipswich’s civic life who arrived in Britain as a nine-year-old refugee from Prague in 1939 has died a few months short of his 90th birthday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Protestors make their voice heard before Suffolk County Council budget meeting. Protesters from across Suffolk gathered outside the county council’s Endeavour House headquarters in Ipswich to show their anger at proposed budget cuts before Thursday’s meeting. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Extra support for ‘high risk’ Suffolk domestic abuse victims to be made available. A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
You read it here first, 13. 15 today the barriers start to go up on the steps on the new Cornhill. Work being carried out by Ipswich Borough Council labour under supervision by a couple of IBC personal. So this is not a contractor setting up some sort rf work area for remedial works, this is IBC blocking off the steps. Much assumption here of course, but not sure what else they could be doing.
`A welcoming space for every survivor’. Suffolk charity Survivors in Transition has a newly-refurbished Ipswich headquarters, thanks in part to a donation from the Hopkins Homes Community Fund. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delivery driver describes people in his van on day of Ipswich teenager’s death. An Ipswich delivery driver accused of taking Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers to the scene of the fatal stabbing has given details of five people who were in his van on the day of the attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Highlighting excellence in building and conservation. The Guildhall project in Bury St Edmunds is among four Suffolk projects shortlisted for awards, as RICS announces its 2019 awards shortlist for the East of England. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Young girls encouraged to take up careers in science, technology and engineering. A group of girls aged 12 and above will be taken to one of the region’s major technology centres in a bid to encourage them to see career opportunities in science and engineering. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Exploring the inner girl inside every woman. Review: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, London Classic Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 16 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Retailer spreads a lidl love on Valentines Day at the opening of its new supermarket. Lidl finally opened the doors to its new supermarket today - its second in a town which is also home to two Aldi stores. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A store in Ipswich is saved from the brink. A footwear and fashion retailer which has a 21 stores, including one in Ipswich, has been spared from collapse. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Patisserie Valerie is saved. The future of the Patisserie Valerie cafes , including those in Ipswich, Bury Saint Edmunds, and Colchester looks to be secure this morning as it has now been bought out of administration. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran plays first concert of 2019 world tour - on his way to Ipswich in August. Ed Sheeran kicked off his 2019 world tour in style last night, playing in front of thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil - and giving a taste of what fans can expect when he comes to Ipswich in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nearly 18,000 speeding drivers in Suffolk take awareness courses. Almost 18,000 drivers took a speed awareness course in Suffolk last year - paying out a total of around £1. 6million. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First look at 200 homes set to be built in Old Felixstowe. Old Felixstowe is set to be transformed with the creation of nearly 200 homes – and developers have released the first images of what the properties will look like. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Couple who met through Facebook singles group prove it’s never too late to find love. Suffolk singles Facebook group celebrate first wedding Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Learn to be a Lifesaver through our free CPR training campaign. Today we launch a joint campaign - Learn to be a Lifesaver - to help get more people in Suffolk trained in CPR. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have we featured your Valentine’s Day message? Suffolk lovebirds have been sending in their heartfelt messages for their other half to mark Valentine’s Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We are devastated’ – Wife pays tribute to crash victim. An 83-year-old man who died following a collision in Great Bentley has been described as a “well-known and respected member of the local community”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Junior building service engineer Sam is introduced to Her Majesty. Sam Boone, a junior building services engineer at property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood, met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth following his involvement in a programme to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Funeral director to carry defibrillator in hearse. A Suffolk funeral director is to carry a defibrillator to funerals in its hearse. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Councillor dropped from Tory candidates list after another clash with party. Controversial Conservative councillor Christopher Hudson has been dropped by his party in the run-up to May’s local elections – he will not be able to contest the Framlingham ward in the first election for East Suffolk Council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How to spot the signs that a “county line” drug supply is operating in your neighbourhood. Leaders tackling drug supplies in Suffolk from larger towns and cities have highlighted some of the signs for people to look out for that a “county line” may be operating on their doorstep. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bury Theatre Royal launches 200th anniversary celebrations. Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is 200 years old this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the events in store to mark this major milestone Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Winner of our £1,000 giveaway competition revealed. The winner of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star’s £1,000 giveaway says she is “overwhelmed” by the prize. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about fostering a dog. Dog fostering gives members of the public the chance to make a real difference to a pooch’s life without the commitment of adoption. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.