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The Suffolk Show, where tens of thousands will spend tens of millions! The Suffolk Show’s role in bringing together people from across the county is well-known and very important – but it is also a catalyst for tens, or even hundreds, of millions of pounds of business. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran warns young stars could miss out without public funding. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has warned that future home-grown talent like him could disappear from the music industry without public funding. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
7 top questions about what’s happening at this year’s Suffolk Show. Heading for the Suffolk Show? Here are the answers to seven top questions about this year’s big two-day event, on May 29 and 30 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sunshine and highs of 22C predicted for Suffolk Show - but there could be the odd shower. With only a day to go until the start of this year’s Suffolk Show visitors will be looking to the sky wondering whether to pack their waterproofs and wellies or their sun hats and shades for the big event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
All you need to know about getting to the Suffolk Show 2019. Thousands of people are expected at this year’s Suffolk Show so here’s a handy travel guide ahead of the two-day event which starts tomorrow. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Council leader: How I’ll be ambitious for Suffolk. In his latest column, Suffolk County Council leader MATTHEW HICKS outlines his and the authority’s priorities for the year ahead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So, with the new Brexit Party being a vote for some form of Brexit, the Liberal Democrats won a lot of EU election votes by wanting to "cancel Brexit" but despite their levels of success the Greens had significant gains too. Would it not have been sensible for a new political party "The Remain Party" as a political alliance solely for this EU election so a tally could be created of who were voting for Brexit (No Deal, Hard, Soft etc. ) or Remain?
7 ways to chill out at Suffolk Show 2019. There are all sorts of reasons why people go to the show. but here’s a thought - why not make it a relaxing day out? Chloe Shelcott shares some ideas with our columnist. Continue reading.
Can you spot your child in Whitton Primary’s giant human Elmer? Pupils from Whitton Community Primary School in Ipswich joined together to create a giant human Elmer the Patchwork Elephant ahead of Elmer Day celebrations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Labour MP sees Britain “crashing out” after European election. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin expects Britain to “crash out” of the EU without a deal at the end of October – despite the success of anti-Brexit parties in the European elections. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you remember when Princess Diana visited the 1986 Suffolk Show? It’s nearly that time of year again as preparations are in full swing for the Suffolk Show – so today we feature a gallery of one of its most famous guests. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Theresa May ‘simply wasn’t up to the job’. Prime minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday. Here Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere says she made several key errors which made her departure “inevitable”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
An Ipswich pubs closure and Ed Sheeran’s generous donation are among this week’s top stories. Spend your Sunday catching up on this week’s must read stories, including Ed Sheeran’s ticket donation to his former school and the Suffolk MP running to be the next Prime Minister. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich celebrates 30 years of Elmer the patchwork elephant. Children at Chantry Library enjoyed the most colourful day of the year this morning as they celebrated 30 years of Elmer the patchwork elephant for Elmer Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find your way round this year’s Suffolk Show ground. Plan your route around the Suffolk Show ground with this downloadable map – featuring the famous live farming area, livestock shows, a new 60ft viewing platform, hundreds of food stalls and a real-life superhero area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chelsea Flower Show winner donates garden for St Elizabeth Hospice at Suffolk Show. Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner, Frederic Whyte, has donated a show garden for St Elizabeth Hospice at this year’s Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Perfect! Ed Sheeran donates gig tickets to 1,100 pupils at his old school. Ed Sheeran has given students at his old Suffolk school the perfect gift - by handing each of its 1,100 pupils free tickets to one of his homecoming Ipswich gigs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Keen gardeners will get a chance to talk to the experts at this year’s Suffolk Show. Experts form Notcutts Garden Centres, a national chain based a Woodbridge, will be helping green-fingered enthusiasts to create their own horticultural masterpiece at home. The family-owned garden centre group will be hosting a free garden advice and plant clinic in the Glasswells Flower and Garden Show area at the Suffolk Show, all day on Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.
Suffolk Show Countdown: TVs set to provide show visitors with different view. Televisions will be set up around the Suffolk Show this year, playing a key role in helping visitors to find the right location and learn more about what’s going on. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Excitement builds ahead of county’s biggest day out. Final preparations are under way for the Suffolk Show, which is set to unveil a host of innovations for this year’s event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Charity puts young people’s careers and mental health centre-stage at show. A charity is aiming to bring young people together to talk about careers and mental health challenges as a young fashion brand owner shares his story at the Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Celebrity jewellery brand founder returns to her Suffolk roots. A top jewellery brand favoured by celebrities including Carole Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex is returning to the Suffolk Show for the fourth year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Innovation will be key to future of farming, show-goers will be told. Suffolk Show-goers will be given an insight into how farm innovations could help reduce food miles and improve sustainability. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are you coming to see us for a free cup of tea at the Suffolk Show? The Suffolk Show is just days away and visitors have a chance of bagging a free hot drink at the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star’s tea tent. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: New 60ft tower set to offer a bird’s eye view of county’s biggest event. This year’s Suffolk Show is celebrating a towering achievement as its first ever viewing platform nears completion. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Robot bomb suit and laser combat set to draw visitors to Military Discovery Zone. Military demonstrations at the Suffolk Show are expected to draw large crowds this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The singer currently tops the UK charts with his song I Don't Care featuring Justin Bieber. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Both Tesco and Sainsburys are celebrating large milestones this year but with supermarkets a new concept in the UK of the late 1940s, isn't it all a bit pathetic? For instance, who cares about Jack's market stall? Tesco Plc was. It was many decades after this when supermarkets really took off and destroyed traditional grocery stores. Likewise J Sainsbury Plc dates back to.
Dance along on Elmer’s parade this summer – choreographer reveals her routine. People will be able to dance along to Elmer’s Big Parade in Ipswich this summer – thanks to the creativity of a former student in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Youngsters get inspired about jobs as they take on skills challenges. Young people will be given a chance to learn about varied and inspiring careers at this year’s Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
17 of the best street food stalls at the Suffolk Show. One of the best things about the show is the huge array of delicious food. Whether you’ve got a hankering for a hot dog, pizza, crepe or paella, you’ll find something delicious. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about this year’s Suffolk Show. Thousands of visitors will soon be flocking to Trinity Park in Ipswich for the county’s biggest two-day visitor experience – the Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk set for colourful celebration on Elmer Day. Suffolk Libraries will be brightening up their book stores this weekend ahead of Elmer’s Big Parade - Suffolk to celebrate 30 years of the popular patchwork elephant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The new General Manager (effectively a deputy MD) at Ipswich Buses, managed to take a profitable business of some £396,035 and just a year later the profits fell 93% to just £25,006! Before the company GHA Coaches Ltd fell into administration a year later. I wonder if this sort of approach will help Ipswich Buses. and whether the failure of this business was the reason the General Manager was appointed? Although only a General Manager by job title, there were no CEO or MD, it was the General Manager at the helm, reporting to the two directors.
As this public CV is highly regarded in Google and was discovered by coincidence on searching for GHA Coaches (Page 1), it would be rude not to publish it (minus contact details of course). What do we know about Steve Bryce? Steve was a bus driver for 2 years for PCV. He then went to Dunn-Line Travel as Operations Supervisor for just over a year, promoted to National Express Manager (not at National Express, a job title) for just over a year and promoted to General Manager for just under 3 years. Steve then went to Premiere Travel Ltd as General Operations Manager.
BBC News: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber duet tops the charts I Don't Care goes straight to number one - but falls short of breaking sales records. Continue reading.
Ipswich Buses has promoted their new Routes 9 & 10 route branded bus livery on Twitter. The combined frequency of the two bus services of "up to every 7 minutes" yet there is just ONE bus with the new route branded livery. Just why would any bus company choose to soft-test a new route branded livery on just one vehicle is a strange one. But anyhow, it is here now and they seem very proud to launch it on route to the people of Ipswich. or the NW folk anyhow.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Canines are king at this year’s event, with host of dog-related activities and features unveiled. Four-legged friends will be getting the five-star treatment at the Suffolk Show this year, with dog watering points across the showground. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
An Ipswich Buses bus driver failed to see the Belstead Road road closure signs (perhaps because they have been calling it Bedstead Road) only realising when passing a bus stop and decided to reverse the bus load of passengers in the middle of the road for approx 200 metres without a banksman. Various stills from the. We have the Ipswich Buses "signature" stamp of approval (logo) on the side. and surely before the number should read "How is my driving? " Passengers.
Ed Sheeran video made me famous - now I’m dancing for Strictly challenge. You may well have seen him in Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill video - but now Ipswich’s Jack Reddington is strut his stuff in a very different kind of challenge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show set to fall at ‘pivotal time for farmers’. This year’s Suffolk Show, showcasing food and farming excellence from the region, is set to come at a ‘pivotal’ time for farmers and landowners as efforts towards a ‘Brexit consensus’ continues, an industry leader says. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One injured in stabbing on Ipswich estate. One person has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing in Ipswich last night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: College’s horticultural students flag up gardening flair with novel design. A team of horticultural students is getting ready to fly the college flag as they put the finishing touches to a garden design ahead of the 2019 Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Dozen artisan food producers set to make show debut. More than 100 high quality local producers will be showcasing their food and drink products at this year’s Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Tiny Shetlands and giant Suffolk Punches set to wow crowds as horses of all sizes compete. Leading competitors and horse breeds are set to take part in one of the biggest equine events in East Anglia this month, as the Suffolk Show saddles up for a spectacular display of riding talent. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
South Suffolk Show attracts thousands. Thousands of people enjoyed a day of entertainment at the South Suffolk Show near Bury St Edmunds – which raises the curtain to the region’s agricultural event season. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Logistics boss Bee gears up for her final show. Driving lorries and working in logistics is a tough job, says Suffolk Show director Bee Kemball. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Huge floral display set to create ‘wow’ factor at this year’s event. A spectacular ‘woodland garden’ floral tribute pulled together by nationally-renowned experts is set to go on display at this year’s Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about the South Suffolk Show 2019. Thousands of people are expected to attend a popular agricultural show near Bury St Edmunds at the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The pair are youthful exceptions in a veteran-heavy list, topped by composer Lord Lloyd-Webber. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
BBC News: Ed Sheeran tops Adele as Stormzy joins Sunday Times Rich List The pair are youthful exceptions in a veteran-heavy list, topped by composer Lord Lloyd-Webber. Continue reading.
Ed Sheeran doubles his wealth on last year - up to £160 million. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has doubled his wealth in the last year - bringing his total fortune up to £160 million, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have Ipswich Borough Council been played? I popped into Argos earlier and there is a major banner up outside the entrance of Suffolk Retail Park for Iceland coming soon. I thought this unit was to be The Food Warehouse. which is a subsidiary of Iceland but surely the banner would reflect that fact (for example. "The Food Warehouse by Iceland" or "The Food Warehouse (part of the Iceland group" etc).
Democracy is dead. Less than a third of eligible voters made their vote in Ipswich - 30. 4% as a figure - and early indications are of 213 spoilt (or otherwise rejected) ballot papers. The way local elections are held in the borough, of a third selected each year with a break year, means Labour couldn't have possibly lost their control of the council which in turn leaves no power in the hands of the people on a single election night, so people just don't bother wasting their time voting.
New study reveals Ed Sheeran is top pick for mourners. Ed Sheeran has yet again ranked alongside some of music’s greats, but perhaps not for the reason some would expect. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses have tweaked their enquiry office (travel shop) opening hours to reflect staffing changes. In the working week, the Ipswich Buses enquiry office will open an hour later, close 30 minutes for lunch and close 15 minutes earlier. Must be annoying if you work, and are unable to visit before work, during your lunch break or after work. I thought Labour didn't do service cuts and austerity measures.
Ed Sheeran’s gesture will help Anna Poppy, 3, get life-saving cancer treatment. Ed Sheeran is using his musical powers to help a three-year-old fund the cancer treatment she desperately needs – by hosting a special raffle for tickets to one of his Ipswich shows. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Laura Wright performs at Framlingham Festival of Flowers and Ed Sheeran tickets up for grabs. Leading Suffolk soprano Laura Wright will be hosting a special concert as part of Framlingham’s Festival of Flowers which will also offer an opportunity to win tickets to Ed Sheeran’s Ipswich concert in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Imagine that you run a bus company and either the Highways Agency or an Utility Company decides to close off a vital road to one of your major flagship routes - it happens - and you need to prevent the loss of service resulting in a reduction of passengers and thus revenue. Do you chop a major part out or do you decide to run as much as the route as possible? Not ideal. (as is the dated example! ) Stated as Pinewood, the area is more commonly known as Belstead Hills.
Bonus Elmer sculpture unveiled - but you’ll have to wait until June to see the rest. A bonus Elmer sculpture has been unveiled ahead of this summer’s exciting trail through Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pretty garden spruced up for spring by volunteers. A care home garden was given a day-long spring clean so residents can enjoy the outdoors during the summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Out shopping! Mum and ducklings pictured taking a stroll in town centre. It’s not every day that a family trip to the shops turns heads - but then this was no normal gathering. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich cartoon legend Carl Giles has his ‘Grandma’ featured in New Wolsey musical. The New Wolsey Theatre enjoys coming up with shows with a local flavour. We take a look at how they are taking Carl Giles’ creations from the page to the stage for a brand new musical with an 1980s flavour Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I’m lucky to be alive’ – Robbery victim, 81, speaks after attacker jailed. An 81-year-old woman who was the victim of a vicious robbery on her way to play bingo in Ipswich said justice had been done after her attacker was jailed for eight years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mystery surrounds future of Ipswich’s Cotswold Outdoor. There are questions over the future of the historic Great White Horse Hotel in Ipswich – as a new advert has emerged revealing the Grade II listed building is up to let. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Was it a plane? Mystery deepens over Suffolk’s big bang. Neighbours in Martlesham, Kesgrave, Great Blakenham and Claydon are still wondering what caused a series of loud bangs across Suffolk last night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
MP calls for more investment in UK waste recycling. Ipswich MP and Labour environment spokesman Sandy Martin called for more waste to be recycled in Britain with less being sent abroad during a debate at Westminster this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2019 – 4 days to go. Make sure your tastebuds are ready and raring to go as the final countdown gets underway for Suffolk’s hottest food and drink awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Knife crime up in Suffolk but county remains safe, police say. Knife crime increased by almost 10% across Suffolk last year, latest statistics have shown. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival WILL be back this year. The popular foodie event was due to have a hiatus in 2019 but is returning this October thanks to public demand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Residents lose their say after East Suffolk postal votes are delayed. East Suffolk council officials insist they have done nothing wrong despite postal vote forms failing to arrive in time for people to take part in this year’s local elections. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sun cream for cats? Warning after tabby’s sun-damaged ears removed. Cat lovers are being warned to protect their pets from the sun after a stray tabby had part of her ears removed due to damage caused by harmful rays. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Food firm takes sugar hit, but expects prices to recover. A food and clothing giant which saw its sugar profits plummet in the first half of its financial year expects them to bounce back. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Where does our food come from? School children were encouraged to look beyond the supermarket packaging to understand where their food comes from at an agricultural show in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager charged in connection with stabbing of 17-year-old. A teenager has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Ipswich last month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
14 people caught fishing illegally in Suffolk over Bank Holiday. Anglers caught fishing without a licence over Easter could be in line for a hefty fine, say Environment Agency enforcers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bereaved farmer takes up marathon challenge ‘for a dare’, aged 60. A Suffolk pig breeder who lost his wife two years ago to a devastating disease will be among a host of farmers and food producers taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday (April 28). Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New arts centre set to open its doors for the first time. A new community arts centre to serve as a cultural hub for Felixstowe, Trimley and Kirton is being launched this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge man had cannabis worth more than £20,000 in his car. A Woodbridge man who was found to have around three kilograms of cannabis worth more than £20,000 in his car when it was searched by police at a Suffolk beauty spot has been given a suspended prison sentence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Big Question: How long should a business meeting take? Three experts offer advice on how to get the most from a meeting Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Forgotten’ villages to benefit from ultrafast broadband network. Specialist rural broadband provider County Broadband has begun the construction of its new ultrafast full fibre broadband network - which it says will bring some of the UK’s fastest internet speeds to rural communities in East Anglia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Master of mind control Derren Brown returns to Ipswich Regent with new show in 2020. Multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is heading out on tour and returning to the Ipswich Regent after an absence of five years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Abandoned snakes and runaway rheas keep RSPCA officers on their toes. Alarmed residents made more than 750 calls to the RSPCA last year to report concerns about exotic animals in Suffolk and Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Baby and toddler show coming to Ipswich. Lou & Boo, Little Cherubs Children’s Wear and Gold Unicorn Clothing will all have stalls at a show dedicated to bumps, babies and toddlers this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will voters be ‘flocking’ to the polls to vote in this two-horse race? A Green candidate vying for a seat on Mid Suffolk District Council is hoping voters will follow like sheep - while elsewhere in the district a Tory hopeful has set her dogs to work on her election campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
M&S customers to cut up loyalty cards in protest as store closes. Customers will make one final protest on Saturday as their town’s Marks and Spencer store closes its doors for the final time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Restaurant Group (Frankie & Bennys, Wagamama, Chiquito etc. ) has instructed Savills to offload the Buttermarket Centre "Coast to Coast" restaurant unit. The 25 year lease from November 2016 hadn't even made it to two and half years before this decision was taken. The Restaurant Group recently acquired Wagamama - overrated mass-market Asian restaurant and takeaway brand - so it remains to be seen whether the focus is switching on to Wagamama or whether that is next to vacate the Buttermarket Centre. I had initially expected about 3 of the brands to be displaced by year 5.
Did you hear the ‘skyquake’ over Suffolk last night? A mystery bang left families in Claydon and Great Blakenham in shock last night - with some fearing it was the result of a crash on the A14 and others concerned there may have been an explosion. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Were you at these events 35 years ago? Dog shows and computer exhibitions were among the events happening in Ipswich in April 1984. Do you recognise anyone in the pictures? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Throwback Thursday: School openings and Easter fairs from 1995. School openings and Easter fairs feature in this week’s Throwback Thursday as we take a look back at what was happening in Ipswich and Felixstowe in 1995. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Christchurch Park stabbing: Two boys, both 15, questioned and bailed. Two teenage boys have been released on bail after being questioned over the “targeted” stabbing of another teenager in Christchurch Park in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Be prepared - It’s getting colder, windier and wetter as we approach the weekend. Patchy rain and colder temperatures are coming to Suffolk and Essex this weekend in the wake of the scorching Easter weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich singer is new voice of Amazon’s global campaign. Ipswich singer Ashton Jones is back on TVs and mobiles across the world, performing the lead vocals in shopping giant Amazon’s latest advert. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watchdog report blocks plans to merge Sainsbury’s with Walmart-owned Asda. The government’s competition watchdog has blocked a proposed merger of supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda – which both have stores across the UK including in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex – after finding it would hit consumers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s climate rebels: Meet East Anglia’s Extinction Rebellion groups. They have been causing quite the stir in the capital - but closer to home, Extinction Rebellion are operating across Suffolk. Oliver Sullivan finds out more about the county’s climate rebels. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How London youngsters are groomed to deal drugs in Suffolk and Essex. Drug dealers as young as 13 have been caught in Suffolk. Many are recruited from estates in London. But how does it work? Continue reading.
Survivor of rare cancer praises NHS after clinical trial. A woman from Woodbridge who survived a rare form of breast cancer has praised Ipswich and Colchester hospitals following her successful treatment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Soldier fined for drunken outburst at Cardinal Park. A ‘model soldier’ has apologised for his ‘disgraceful’ drunken outburst in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jury shown CCTV of alleged attacker robbing 79-year-old woman. The jury in the trial of an Ipswich man accused of robbing a 79-year-old woman as she left her car to play bingo at a social club in the town has watched CCTV of the attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What Mid Suffolk’s planning committee said about plans for 60 Stradbroke homes. Developers behind plans for 60 homes in Stradbroke have been praised for the way they have worked alongside the community, as proposals were given the green light. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.