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Stab wound caused ‘torrential’ blood loss, murder trial hears. Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens died from a stab wound to the heart which caused “torrential” blood loss, a murder trial has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
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Live updates as the Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder trial continues. The trial of six people accused of the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens enters its second day today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Diversion routes used during Orwell Bridge closures to be scrutinised. Diversion routes used during Orwell Bridge closures are being looked at, according to a county councillor. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about Orwell Bridge and A14 chaos. A stretch of the eastbound A14 from Nacton (J57) to Sevenhills (J58) remains closed - but the Orwell bridge is open. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plans for Ipswich northern bypass business case delayed. The business case for a northern relief road in Ipswich has been delayed until at least 2019, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses is telling people across Ipswich the reason for delays to their services is due to the Orwell Bridge being shut. Which isn't true, only eastbound carriageway section of the A14 between J57 (Nacton) and J58 (Seven Hills) is closed. due to an overturned lorry literally blocking the entire section of road. Just easy to tell a little fib to the little people rather than say an overturned lorry outside of the town borough boundary is the reason why every bus service is having problems running to timetable. .
Murder victim targeted by group in ‘revenge attack’ for loss of face. Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was allegedly “butchered” to death in a revenge attack by members of a rival group, the first day of a murder trial has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: High-tech software shows Greater Anglia where trains should stop. As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler “bi-mode” train for the region’s rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk businessman quits his public roles while he focuses on fighting the fraud allegations against him. Mike Lynch, the Suffolk tech tycoon who faces 20 years in an American jail if he is found guilty of fraud, is stepping out of the limelight while he focuses on clearing his name. The 53 year-old is rumoured to be holed up in his Suffolk retreat, a Georgian country manor house set in 69 acres near Woodbridge, while he plots his next move. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge reopens as cars released from standstill traffic. The Orwell Bridge has now reopened after a lorry overturned on the A14, causing major traffic problems. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“It’s sickening” Businesses express anger following Orwell Bridge closure. Businesses on the Wherstead Road have expressed their frustrations after several road closures cost them time and money. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich murder trial - live coverage from the opening day. Today is the first day of the Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder trial Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Murder mystery’ event held at care home. Care home staff and residents played detectives in a murder mystery event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Waterfront restaurant to reopen by ‘end of the week’. The Ipswich Waterfront Pizza Express has been the site of emergency pipe works to get the restaurant’s doors open again. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Members of public ‘pin down’ Ipswich hot dog stand theft suspect. Four members of the public are reported to have chased and held down a man suspected of stealing cash from the Hot Sausage Company in Ipswich’s Tavern Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Dock area was for recreation before industry claimed it in Victorian times. When it was proposed in 1836 to build an enclosed dock in Ipswich, provision had to be made to take the flow of the river past the development, writes David Kindred. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Waterfront restaurant shuts temporarily due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. An Ipswich town centre restaurant has closed its doors for the foreseeable future due to emergency maintenance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fraudsters swindle £5. 9million of Suffolk victims in six months. Fraudsters conned Suffolk residents and business out of £5. 9million in just six months – costing one victim £758,000, shocking statistics have revealed. Continue reading.
The water jets on the new Cornhill act as a security measure to protect anyone tampering or wanting to damage the installation. None of the 18 water jets would normally allow the workings to be inspected by members of the public without getting absolutely drenched with gallons of water! A close up of the water jets reveal the drain cover is secured by four bolts in the corners. Looks like you will need a special key to open them unless an Allen/hex key is adequate. These water fountain drains are going to be a target for cigarette butts.
The new easyHotel in Ipswich's Northgate Street will be opening shortly. The sub £10 price tag promoted has attracted a lot of interest but the actual amount paid is from £13. 99 upwards. the £9. 99 Black Friday offer isn't going to be available by the time it has opened.
Trial of Tavis murder accused scheduled to start. The trial of six people charged with murder in connection with the death of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens is expected to start next week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich man arrested on suspicion of murder released on bail. A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Ipswich has been released on bail. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Anger at plan for WHSmith to run Ipswich Post Office. Save our Post Office - that was the message from union members and Ipswich’s MP as they protested outside against a town branch being run by a national high street chain. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Residents’ shock at Ipswich death as man arrested on suspicion of murder. Neighbours have reacted with shock after a man was arrested suspicion of murder following a woman’s death in an Ipswich home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 40s is found dead, police say. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Ipswich death. A man has been arrested on the suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
When I was in town yesterday with the absence of rain, I noticed not a single person sitting on any of the seats on the new Cornhill. This wouldn't have remained like this all day long, and today you will get more people sitting down. However, for a county town with a catchment of 250,000 people, the 20 something capacity of new seating in the most popular part of town (on the run up to Christmas too) had always resulted in a consistent flow of people from the elderly and less mobile. to people sitting down to eat, drink or smoke during the previous version of it.
Did you know? Ipswich Buses has nine different bus liveries it operates across its fleet of around 80 or so buses. Ipswich Buses do not sub-brand routes into networks but the fleet has a very inconsistent wide range of different livery designs. partly because some haven't been updated since the old livery and the rest, due to them getting bored of a livery and trying something new. Green represents the bus company.
It is quite concerning. on my visit to the town centre this morning towards the end of my trip I diverted by Crown Car Park. Despite the surface car park part closed off for drainage works, and the bargain basement £1 per hour introductory offer, it was far from fully occupied. I remember when the expensive old 1000 space multi-storey car park used to get full up, especially this time of year.
Days Gone By: Coverage of floods captured changes to the town’s landscape. David Kindred takes a look at Ipswich before flood defences and readers memories of local bands and more. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The project, which includes three bridges, was originally estimated to cost just under £97m. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Spectacular ghost caribou dazzle Christmas shoppers at Ipswich’s Cornhill. A spectacular illuminated street act entertained crowds at Ipswich’s Cornhill last night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Anger as Upper Orwell Crossing announcement pushed back to January 2019. An announcement on whether the Upper Orwell Crossings will go ahead has been pushed back after council chiefs confirmed they were still pursuing funding. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Borough Council leader David Ellesmere has revealed how a prospective tenant for the Old Post Office pulled out following Cornhill Regeneration Project works. This comes as a major blow to the town centre following news that Ipswich Borough Council had purchased another out-of-town retail park through Ipswich Borough Assets subsidiary, this time out of borough too. The deal was having big brand Pret a Manager signed up for the Grimwades unit before the works went ahead, so they could instantly claim the revamp has attracted a new large brand to the town.
Cornhill safe, says council as it looks for new post office tenant. Officials at Ipswich Council have insisted that the Cornhill redevelopment is safe for shoppers and other visitors to the town despite claims there have been a number of accidents with people tripping over the new features. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge reopens amid A14 and A12 traffic chaos. The Orwell Bridge was re-opened in both directions just before 3pm amid huge tailbacks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager cleared of role in McDonald’s stabbing incident faces sentence for having knife. An Ipswich man cleared by a jury of wounding a 16-year-old boy in a stabbing incident in the car park of an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s will be sentenced next month for carrying a knife. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran fans could receive a refund for Viagogo tickets. Ticket re-seller Viagogo could be forced to pay back millions of pounds to Ed Sheeran fans and other customers who bought tickets through them but were then turned away from gigs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge closure causes severe traffic delays across Ipswich. Traffic on key routes into Ipswich is travelling at just 5mph as cars and lorries are diverted from the A14 through the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why does the Orwell Bridge have to close in high winds? Over the last five years there have been 12 major closures on the Orwell Bridge as a result of weather disruption - here we look more at the impact this has. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia has apologised to passengers for any "inconvenience" caused by the changes. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Orwell Bridge closed as high winds expected until 2am. Drivers have been told the Orwell Bridge has now closed following reports of high cross-winds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge likely to close during rush hour due to high winds. Drivers on the A14 have been told the Orwell Bridge could close this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A Strictly-style ballroom dancing competition and Christmas on the Cornhill in 1984. November 1984 is the focus of today’s Throwback Thursday feature and here we look at a dance festival, the action from Portman Road and the annual Christmas lights switch on. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran attends Portman Road to cheer on Ipswich Town. Ipswich Town’s most famous supporter was in attendance at Portman Road to see his beloved Blues beaten by Bristol City on Wednesday night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
With Ipswich Borough Council's purchase of Beardmore Park in Martlesham Heath, the question remains are they considering of routing the Service 4 back up to Martlesham Heath? On acquiring Anglia Retail Park, Service 8 was routed towards it and they also created a new Service 7 heading to it. Service 4 was broken up after a part time service towards Martlesham Heath became a loss making service due to fuel costs and limited loading. Owner Ipswich Borough Assets will be a sister company in effect but the bus company is supposed to be operated independently to the council. .
Man cleared of stabbing youth in Ipswich McDonald’s car park. A man who claimed he acted in self-defence when he stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the car park of an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s has been cleared by a jury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
An 18-year-old is cleared of violent disorder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Anger over First Ipswich’s re-routing of bus services. A controversial decision to divert a bus service on one of Ipswich’s key routes has prompted a wave of public anger. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Central backs council purchase of Martlesham retail park. The chief executive of the group that represents businesses in Ipswich town centre has said that “on balance” he is happy with the borough’s investment company buying another out-of-town shopping centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge could close due to high winds. There is a possibility that the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich could close tomorrow due to strong winds, highways officials have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It should be quickly pointed out most bus drivers working for Ipswich Buses are competent professional drivers - typically let down by customer service and poor time keeping - but there are a moderate number which are just plain liabilities. This photo from Twitter shows one of said liabilities pushing in across lines and cutting up other motorists. This is the 17:23 Ipswich Buses Service 3 Nacton Road to Ipswich Rail Station bus 149 YK08 EPF. .
Waterfront tenants unite to brainstorm ideas for boosting the area. Tenants of Ipswich’s Waterfront have come together to brainstorm ideas for raising the profile of the area – and to address concerns over parking and street lighting. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traffic chaos after car overturns near Ipswich waterfront. Motorists are being warned to expect delays after a car clipped a bus and flipped over in Grimwade Street, part of Ipswich’s one-way system. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich murder trial jury sworn-in. A jury has been sworn-in in the trial of six people charged with murder in connection with the death of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A 17-year-old was stabbed to death outside a row of shops in June. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Pick the official Suffolk Police Christmas card - drawn by Ipswich primary students. Students from three Ipswich primary schools are in the running to have their festive drawings featured on Suffolk Constabulary’s official Christmas cards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk police pledge support to domestic abuse Campaign. Suffolk Constabulary have pledged their support to an annual campaign to stop domestic violence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stabbing accused tells court he was carrying a blade after being knifed twice previously. A teenager accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy in the car park of an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s has told a court he was carrying a knife after being stabbed on two earlier occasions. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cornhill fountains to be turned off until spring. They are one of the most striking features of the new-look Ipswich Cornhill – but the water fountains in front of the Town Hall will not be switched on again until the early spring. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Reading the 2015, Heritage Futures Report on Economic Benefits of Heritage for Ipswich it is worrying when even Suffolk Record Office and Orwell Lady River Cruises is included within the figures as "Ipswich heritage attractions", that less than 3% of day tourists and just over 1% of leisure users, even visit these attractions. This is to say only 1 in 34 "tourists" actually visits any of these five assets. This is despite Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion being free to visit. Plus Suffolk Record Office of course.
Jury set to be sworn in for Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder trial. The trial of six people charged with murder in connection with the death of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens got underway today with the selection of a prospective jury panel. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A trip to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market/Fair was undertaken on Saturday. I've been before, once, maybe twice, but wow, what a huge undertaking. Apart from the normal huge Bury Market on the Saturday its enhanced by stalls covering the whole of Angel Hill, the Abbey Gardens, various side street, stalls in just about every other available open public building including parts of the Cathedral and the Atheneum. Plus the square in front of the Apex, on two level inside the Apex, in fact pretty much the whole of Bury town centre.
Just a look ahead to Christmas 2018 in Ipswich. Ipswich Festive Market - Not going ahead this year! Maybe they listened? Apparently will continue with the market and it is likely some changes will be made to accommodate festivities. Possibly, more food stalls in the Queen Street Food Quarter.
Womens charities and University of Suffolk to march against sexual violence. Light and noise will fill the night when hundreds of women march against sexual violence during a packed late night shopping evening in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stabbing accused: ‘I thought I was going to be killed’. A teenager accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy in the car park of an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s has told a court he pulled out a knife because he thought he was going to be killed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New deli opens at Ipswich Waterfront. The new Dockside Deli is opening on Monday on Ipswich Waterfront, as part of the Isaacs complex on the quayside. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wind speeds of more than 49mph closed the Orwell Bridge 12 times in the past five years. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
University of Suffolk setting standards for higher education mental health support. The University of Suffolk has almost tripled its spending on mental health in the last five years - outspending huge universities like Loughborough and Portsmouth. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses will increase their bus fares from this Sunday - which they have blamed it on rising costs including fuel (despite claiming some tax back through Bus Operator Subsidy Grant - fuel duty rebate) and their desire to further modernise their fleet (which was arguably responsible for their financial problems in the first place). The below are two adverts from Ipswich EXTRA newspaper. Paul Geater has been kind enough to write the following advert about how good the value is of the bus company and contactless payments. None of which really critical or proper journalism.
Today, I received my first ever copy of the Ipswich Extra newspaper. Archant must be desperate to get the adverts out! I and discover it has been going since February! Every page has a date, so is this a free weekly newspaper? Is it monthly?
Ipswich McDonald’s stabbing: Victim and friend ‘threw punches’ at teen accused of attack, court hears. The victim of a stabbing at an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s and a friend were seen throwing punches at the teenager accused of the stabbing shortly before the alleged attack, a court heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It didn’t take long did it? ’ – Traffic cone appears on top of new Cornhill gateways. A traffic cone has appeared above the new Cornhill ‘Stonehenge’ feature just hours after it was unveiled, causing a stir in Ipswich town centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cornhill sparkles as countdown to Christmas begins in Ipswich. The new-look Cornhill has been decked out with twinkling Christmas lights as the festive season officially gets underway in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four Gateways bring a new feature to Ipswich’s reconstructed Cornhill. The new Four Gateways artwork on Ipswich Cornhill has been unveiled to the public – provoking outrage on social media but considerable interest among people who actually visited the piece outside Debenhams. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eyewitness describes victim of Ipswich stabbing “writhing” around on ground. A customer at an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant has described seeing a 16-year-old boy “writhing” on the ground in the car park after an alleged stabbing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, changes his plea to guilty on the second day of the trial. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Emily Hales was just a toddler when her mother Karen was killed in front of her 25 years ago. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The Birkfield Drive stream has been such an ongoing problem you could reasonably expect it to be a natural feature. On FixMyStreet a user has complained to Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council. Ipswich Borough Council instantly recognises it as an Anglia Water issue, but Anglia Water has inspected it and discovered it not to be a burst water main but leaking underground water tanks owned by the council. It surely cannot be that difficult to fix surely? I am assuming these tanks get full and overflow.
Days Gone By: When Olga was town’s dancing queen. A look back at when young people took dancing lessons at local ballrooms to meet people - including Arlington Ballroom in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH the moment Ed Sheeran stops a gig for marriage proposal. Ed Sheeran is known for his romantic music - and now the star has stopped a show to allow a fan to propose to his girlfriend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
This year Ipswich Society truly scrapes the bottom of the barrel with the very limited selection of entrance for their Annual Awards 2018. Which highlights how terrible Ipswich is for new developments.
Ipswich Buses' Family Day Ticket (1 adult, 4 children or 2 adults, 3 children) has increased by £1. 80 in just 9 months. It went up by 80p in February 2018 and has gone up another £1 for end of November 2018. .
Ipswich Buses' Adult Day Rover has increased by 90p in just 9 months. It went up by 40p in February 2018 and has gone up another 50p for end of November 2018. .
Ipswich Buses' Adult Transfer Ticket (a second trip within 1 hour but not a return) has increased by 70p in just 9 months. It went up by 50p in February 2018 and has gone up another 20p for end of November 2018. .
Ipswich Buses' Under 20 Day Rover Ticket has increased by 70p in just 9 months. It went up by 50p in February 2018 and has gone up another 20p for end of November 2018. .
This Thursday is the first ever Thursday late night shopping day in 2018 with the official Christmas switch on. Retailers who pay in hundreds of thousands of pounds each year (including the likes of Debenhams, M&S, Primark and Poundland) have been snubbed in a recent Ipswich Star article. Ipswich Central's Emma Lightfoot seem to absolutely forget the town centre has shops.
The stabbing victim is one of three people in court over the fight in Ipswich. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ipswich teenagers in court in connection with Ravenswood McDonald’s stabbing. The trial of three teenagers who face charges arising out of a stabbing at the McDonald’s branch in Ravenswood earlier this year has got underway at Ipswich Crown Court. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch - 50ft Christmas tree arrives at Ipswich Cornhill. Crowds watched in awe as a 50ft Christmas tree was lifted into place on the newly renovated Ipswich Cornhill, just in time for the festival period. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A simple service update tweet. 7 mistakes. Is there any hope for Ipswich Buses? .
Days Gone By: On the site before health and safety. David Kindred takes a look at past building sites around Ipswich before the introduction of health and safety including St Margaret’s church and Fore Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Probably the best way of describing the new revamped Ipswich Cornhill is someones style over substance or should we say aesthetically pleasing to an abstract group of people without any practicality for the space for everyone. The above is a snapshot from a few rows of traditional styled benches from Google Images. No matter the material or specific design of these they all have a few things in common. The first is nowhere can water collect in puddles. The second is they aren't all made from solid material - designed with gaps to allow water to drip through.
Trust Suffolk County Council's Suffolk Highways to install a bus stop here right next to a roundabout! If that isn't so bad the two lanes merge in on Bixley Road and they have removed the bus lay by relocating it further up near Ashdown Way! This was expected as revealed in their plans pre-works commenced. On balance, other county councils surprisingly have some bus stops actually on the roundabout itself, including in Suffolk actually, there is the bus stop on a roundabout in Sudbury. (probably some other examples too) except the roundabout road is extremely wide not to make this ever a problem.
Interesting. Although it is better than the previous logo. A lot better. the selection tick is rather cliche, is it not? Not to mention ballot boxes are square and you stick a cross (X) in them not a tick!
Burgundy paint can only mean one thing – Pret is on the way. Eagle-eyed shoppers will have noticed that the former Grimwade’s store in Ipswich town centre is fast transforming, and Pret A Manger will soon be opening their first store in town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran confirms he will not release another album until 2020. Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has admitted he has no immediate plans to release an album and will go on his second year-long blackout once his tour finishes as he spoke out about his mental health battles. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What a disaster! Another day at Ipswich's revamped Cornhill another person is injured and another ambulance called. Today I just happened to be there when it arrived. I went into the Town Hall to enquire about the ambulance to see whether they were aware of it. They didn't seem to care.
An outline planning application has been submitted for 75 dwellings at the Old Station Works near Westerfield Station. .