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  1. 3,848 motorists caught speeding on Orwell Bridge last year
    3,848 motorists caught speeding on Orwell Bridge last year. Increasing numbers of drivers were caught speeding on the Orwell Bridge last year – despite one of its cameras being out of action four months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  2. POPULAR:Ipswich Museum expansion plans over 25 years old
    Can you believe it? Ipswich Borough Council has been trying for over 25 years to expand Ipswich Museum. The above is a snippet from the Local Plan 1997 which is the only online reference available. The site marked on the map is/was "Suffolk College Art School". Nothing happens overnight of course, but 25 years later they are no closer to linking the museum with the art gallery, which I think they have dropped now.
  3. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: Changing Depot?
    The new Local Plan 2017 for Ipswich has again highlighted the desire to move Ipswich Buses from their depot site in Sir Alf Ramsey Way (Constantine Road), and repurpose the land for mixed residential and office commercial. The long term plan for this bus depot site is 5000sqm of B1 office space (despite unable to fill Princes Street office corridor) for the tram shed - which isn't listed (? ) but is a building of interest - and convert the rest of the site into 48 houses. Except, previous plans to move the depot (as of 1997 Local Plan) were finally axed as seen as too expensive.
  4. POPULAR:New Road Signs: Suffolk vs Ipswich
    A recent article on Ipswich Star had a photo of Matthew Hicks next to a new "Welcome to Suffolk" road sign (a campaign started by Colin Noble) - which dates back to Suffolk Day 2018 - as below (minus the SCC leader! ) Which made me think, if road signs can be that photo-like, why have the Ipswich signs been done in a way with limited colour representation? (So not only is it possible but permitted from Secretary of State) Are they deliberately trying to make us look bad?
  5. POPULAR:Arras Square leads way for £3m revamp, says Ipswich Star
    Headline on the front page of the Ipswich Star today. "Arras Square leads way for £3m revamp Poll over next big town centre project" by Paul Geater. Except unless he knows more than the rest of us, Ipswich Borough Council are investing £1m each year over the next 3 years (total pot of £3m) on a number of public realm improvement projects including finishing off the Cornhill/Cornhill Expansion, Majors Corner, Princes Street bridge and Arras Square, all for £3m apparently.
  6. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: I must change Labour voters minds that voted Leave
    Following on from the Sandy Martin I know better than my constituents row, Sandy Martin had tweeted confirming only Labour voters for him matters and that Labour must address issues where Labour voters betrayed the country by voting Leave. He seems determined to change the mindset of those people in order to force a Remain - hence his support for a Second Referendum believing if he can influence people to change their vote, Brexit can be cancelled. I struggle to understand Sandy's logic here.
  7. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: I know better than my constituents
    Anger has broken out over Sandy Martin confirming on BBC Radio Suffolk with Mark Murphy that he knows better than his constituents. He first started with a smart alec response regarding that he isn't MP for the North West of Ipswich (which is true) and after challenging what constituents want he responded with "56% isn't a ringing endorsement, is it? [. ] it's a clear majority but not a very big majority", followed by agreeing to a loaded statement by the radio presenter suggesting he knows best. Not only did he confirm it, he didn't try to correct or dilute such a motion.
  8. easyHotel rooms soar to £117.99 a night for Ed Sheeran gigs
    easyHotel rooms soar to £117. 99 a night for Ed Sheeran gigs. A new ‘budget’ hotel has increased its prices to seven-times the standard rate ahead of the Suffolk stars headline shows this summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  9. Are you the next Ed Sheeran? Make a splash at Ipswich Music Day
    Are you the next Ed Sheeran? Make a splash at Ipswich Music Day. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – but if you’re a musician dreaming of becoming the next Ed Sheeran, then you could be thinking Here Comes Summer as applications for this year’s Ipswich Music Day on July 7 open next week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  10. POPULAR:Sandy Martin disputes claims from Ipswich Conservatives of disrespecting voters
    Sandy Martin disputes claims from Ipswich Conservatives of disrespecting voters. Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has insisted he is not disrespecting the views of his constituents by suggesting that a second referendum might be needed to sort out the Brexit problems if all else fails. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  11. Ed Sheeran lends a hand to Irish boy band Westlife by writing their latest song
    Ed Sheeran lends a hand to Irish boy band Westlife by writing their latest song. It might be a while before Ed Sheeran fans have a chance to hear new music from the Suffolk superstar - but there is a new song on the airwaves that he may have had something to do with. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  12. POPULAR:Ipswich Borough Council revisits Waterfront to Stoke bridge link
    Ipswich Borough Council has indicated through the Local Plan Nov 2018 IP-One area inset map that it intends to bridge the gap between the main section of the waterfront to Stoke Quay. At current the western bank of the waterfront area is very isolated from the rest. This is despite opting not to continue plans for such a pedestrian crossing bridge to link Tower Street to Over Stoke. This appears to be an alternative if the Mather Way bridge of the Upper Orwell Crossings isn't built.
  13. POPULAR:easyHotel Ipswich Star feature misleads public with spacious accessible room
    Rather disappointing that Ipswich Star ran with a promotional easyHotel feature promoting £14. 99 "affordable comfort" rooms, misleading people showing a wheelchair accessible room (identified by the pull cord) which is spacious (you know, room for the wheelchair) - and unavailable for those who are not wheelchair users, or we hope so - instead of the claustrophobic rabbit-hutch rooms on offer.
  14. Ed Sheeran’s advice to Game of Thrones star persuaded him to set up base in Suffolk
    Ed Sheeran’s advice to Game of Thrones star persuaded him to set up base in Suffolk. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has admitted that Suffolk legend Ed Sheeran persuaded him to live in the county while he was on a quest to find a new home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  15. Kit Harington: 'Ed Sheeran told me to live in Suffolk'
    Kit Harington said he took advice from the singer on where he should settle. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  16. Days Gone By - Town captured in colour from eras when black and white was the norm
    Days Gone By - Town captured in colour from eras when black and white was the norm. Colour photographs are something we take for granted now. Photography was first patented in 1939 and in the early years, the only way to add colour to an image was colouring by hand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  17. POPULAR:Extra parking now available in Woodbridge – and more to come
    Extra parking now available in Woodbridge – and more to come. Work has been completed on the first phase of a project to alleviate parking problems in a riverside town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  18. ‘It’s going to be quite a spectacle’ - herd of elephants arrive for Elmer parade
    ‘It’s going to be quite a spectacle’ - herd of elephants arrive for Elmer parade. With only five months to go, a herd of elephants is ready to march into Ipswich for the second art trail in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice - and this time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  19. POPULAR:Lynne Mortimer: perfectly acceptable for sexually objectified successful and wealthy "real men" to cry
    I rarely read the nonsense by Archant Suffolk's so-called journalists. Except as part of the Alan Brazil on Andy Murray crying saga, Lynne Mortimer wrote an article which was probably intended to translate as "it is okay for men to cry" but instead soon lost the plot of the subject and acted as a list of successful and wealthy sportsmen and politicians that have cried at some point in public.
  20. Grab your cape and fly high at Ipswich Cornhill
    Grab your cape and fly high at Ipswich Cornhill. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its Ipswich’s very own Hero Quest fun day. Continue reading.
  21. POPULAR:When is Pret A Manager opening in Ipswich?
    When will Pret A Manger (Pret) finally open for trading in Ipswich during 2019?
  22. POPULAR:Ipswich Star heavily focused on Colchester at the moment
    Whether we like it or not, Ipswich Star covers North Essex as well as Suffolk. Despite Archant rival Newsquest (Gannett Company) running The Daily Gazette ("") the Ipswich Star online frequently includes Colchester news stories. Except, recently it has become a bit of a joke in number. and headlines have avoided qualifying it as non-local by avoiding naming the town. One example: "Ipswich Star - Council declares war on gum on the streets" should actually be "Colchester Council declares war on gum on the streets" - although this could be worded better!
  23. You herd it here first – Elmers arrive in Ipswich ahead of Big Parade 2019
    You herd it here first – Elmers arrive in Ipswich ahead of Big Parade 2019. It’s time to talk about the elephants in the room – 150 to be precise – as they arrived in Ipswich ahead of their transformation into patchwork masterpieces. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  24. POPULAR:Ipswich Town Football Club wins a football match!
    Who could believe it that ITFC has finally won another game - the third only win this season - and achieved with their only shot on target against Rotherham United. Not home and dry yet despite the win. With slightly more possession of the ball, the opposition had 6 times more shots on goal. Can't really mock them, after all they are above Ipswich in the league! Here is the problem, to get out of relegation, Ipswich Town needs to win 3 games to get 9 points to go above Rotherham United.
  25. POPULAR:Why doesn't Geoff Holdcroft actually name Ipswich as a cesspit?
    So deputy leader of Suffolk Coastal has been in some bother for thinking it was clever to refer to Ipswich as a cesspit but thought he wouldn't be accountable for said remark, as he didn't actually name Ipswich. Which is a very interesting concept. he could get-out-of-jail-free by naming another Suffolk Coastal town but at the same time terminate his political career. or he could just name Ipswich which he has no responsibility for and people who vote for him don't live in Ipswich or even like it too much, so it makes little difference.
  26. POPULAR:Is Ipswich really still a "cesspit"?
    Seven years ago residents phoned up a BBC Radio Suffolk phone in to complain about "shabby and rundown", "cesspit" and "hell hole" Ipswich. We have Ipswich residents views (comments on the article) at that time. Recently a Woodbridge councillor and deputy leader of Suffolk Coastal DC has reignited the cesspit Ipswich debate. We have also commented a lot on how scruffy Ipswich has become. So if Ipswich was a cesspit ten years ago, is it still a cesspit today in 2019?
  27. ‘Cesspit’ jibe councillor to keep job despite angering Tory colleagues
    ‘Cesspit’ jibe councillor to keep job despite angering Tory colleagues. Suffolk Coastal deputy leader Geoff Holdcroft will retain his role at the council – despite sparking a row after appearing to describe Ipswich as a “cesspit”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  28. POPULAR:Why do Suffolk people dislike Ipswich so much, or give it second chance?
    Why do Suffolk people dislike Ipswich so much, or give it second chance? Irritation is growing over the reports that Suffolk Coastal’s deputy leader Geoff Holdcroft appeared to describe Ipswich as a “cesspit” during a heated planning meeting earlier this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  29. Was politician’s ‘cesspit down the road’ jibe aimed at Ipswich?
    Was politician’s ‘cesspit down the road’ jibe aimed at Ipswich? A senior Suffolk councillor has apologised after many people felt he was describing Ipswich as a “cesspit” during a meeting discussing housebuilding. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  30. POPULAR:If top Woodbridge Tory did call Ipswich a ‘cesspit’, it’s an insult – and worrying
    If top Woodbridge Tory did call Ipswich a ‘cesspit’, it’s an insult – and worrying. At least we didn’t need a lip-reader in this case – it was very clear what deputy leader of Suffolk Coastal District Council, Geoff Holdcroft, said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  31. POPULAR:Marks & Spencer festive sales down 2.2%: How does that affect Ipswich?
    Other than Debenhams with frontage on Cornhill, Westgate Street and Lloyds Avenue, the other major town centre anchor retailer left is Marks & Spencer (or is it M&S these days? ) With sales down 2. 2% this festive period, 2. 1% in food sales and 2. 4% in clothing and homewares, how safe is M&S in Westgate Street?
  32. POPULAR:Debenhams sales down 5.7%: How does that affect Ipswich?
    Nothing the Cornhill Revamp can change. Debenhams have reported their worst festive sales performance since the financial crash in 2008. Sales are down 5. 7% and shareholders vote out the chairman and CEO. Talks were "constructive" on their £520m (not a typo) credit facility.
  33. POPULAR:Union threatens strike ballot over job losses for Greater Anglia managers
    Union threatens strike ballot over job losses for Greater Anglia managers. Members of the white-collar rail union TSSA at Greater Anglia may be balloted on strike action over a dispute over a restructuring that is leading to the loss of 19 management jobs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  34. Days Gone By: The long and storied history of one of a dozen medieval churches in Ipswich
    Days Gone By: The long and storied history of one of a dozen medieval churches in Ipswich. David Kindred looks at the history behind Ipswich’s medieval church St Clement’s which is located between Fore Street and Star Lane. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  35. Suffolk Constabulary makes Steve Jupp chief constable
    Steve Jupp is set to take on the top police job after retiring in December as deputy chief constable. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  36. Lane closed on A14 near Orwell Bridge after collision
    Lane closed on A14 near Orwell Bridge after collision. One lane of the A14 westbound is closed near to the Orwell Bridge this morning following a collision between and articulated lorry and a car. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  37. POPULAR:Ipswich Market: Favourable Positioning
    Who decides where market stalls are positioned on Ipswich Market? I went past on Friday, surely cooked or hot prepared food should be for Queen Street and uncooked/cold food and other products for Princes Street? How is Foxy's Food burger van on Giles Circus (Princes Street) and not within the Queen Street Food Quarter? The same goes with the oil dripping Coffee Link fire engine van - they sell coffee beans but mostly serve hot coffee!
  38. POPULAR:Should Ipswich Museum have moved back to Museum Street?
    The original Ipswich Museum was located in Museum Street (funny enough) and the current site is slightly more north of Museum Street in High Street. For me personally the site location isn't ideal for attracting a wider audience and the place and the exhibits are pretty much falling apart. I was walking through Elm Street towards the town centre and wondered why didn't they consider relocating when Fraser House was available? No incline here! Still some office availability by the looks of it.
  39. POPULAR:Sandy Martin on 2019 and Brexit
    Sandy Martin's most recently weekly blog. on the new year. .
  40. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: What is your response to Brexit?
    What is your response to Brexit?
  41. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: What is your response to the recent stabbings in Ipswich?
    What is your response to the recent stabbings in Ipswich? .
  42. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: What things would benefit Ipswich the most?
    What things would benefit Ipswich the most? .
  43. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: What can Labour do to help Ipswich people?
    What can Labour do to help Ipswich people? .
  44. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: With the issues about a lack of council homes, do you think more can be done to utilise land in the area?
    With the issues about a lack of council homes, do you think more can be done to utilise land in the area?
  45. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: How can the town get back to the economy it had before being hit hard by the recession?
    How can the town get back to the economy it had before being hit hard by the recession? .
  46. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: New trains will be introduced soon – do you think this will help give Ipswich people more opportunities?
    New trains will be introduced soon – do you think this will help give Ipswich people more opportunities? .
  47. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: Do you think the town will benefit from population growth?
    Do you think the town will benefit from population growth?
  48. POPULAR:Sandy Martin: What is your opinion on the recent developments happening in the town?
    What is your opinion on the recent developments happening in the town? (Upper Orwell Crossing, Cornhill Project, Wine Rack).
  49. POPULAR:A look back at Ipswich Buses proposed depot at Harris in Hadleigh Road
    A look back at Ipswich Buses proposed new bus depot at the former Harris Bacon Factory site in Hadleigh Road back when the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) owned the site and Ipswich Borough Council needed the former depot site for housing conversion as part of its ambitious Ipswich Village quarter consisting of land around the Portman Road football stadium area. The bus depot also included offices for Dial A Ride and Suffolk County Council (probably Suffolk Onboard).
  50. POPULAR:Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 8 (2019)
    2019: A new year, Part 8 of the continuous Northern Bypass discussion thread! Politicians have managed to plant a seed in the minds of many locals that the Northern Bypass is primarily about an alternative route for traffic when the Orwell Bridge is closed. Therefore the cost cannot be justified for a few days a year. The dual carriageway Northern Bypass is more about an Ipswich Orbital so residents in the Greater Ipswich can travel without needing to come into the town and pollute residential areas.
  51. POPULAR:A story of Cornhill Health & Safety
    The same inspection cover on the new Cornhill Revamp on two different days! . The first is an unmanned cover without any safety protection on a very wet day (do we assume the worker is in the planet room below? ) very dangerous! The other is how it should have been executed first time round!
  52. POPULAR:Tower Ramparts Bus Station: Do not cross here signs
    Tower Ramparts Bus Station has new signs installed on each bus shelter window pane. It consists of a prohibition red circle with a black symbol of a person and a red diagonal line over the top. Underneath it reads Do not cross here (with do not in a larger font, two words to a line) followed by a black divider line, the words crossing point followed by an arrow facing left or right depending where it is located. It looks silly! Is there a story behind it?
  53. Likelihood of Ipswich Orwell Bridge measures revealed
    Likelihood of Ipswich Orwell Bridge measures revealed. Highways England has confirmed there are no additional measures set to be introduced this winter in the event of an Orwell Bridge closure – but more clarity has emerged on some of the key debates. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  54. US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran plagiarised Marvin Gaye classic
    US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran plagiarised Marvin Gaye classic. A US judge has ruled a jury will have to decide whether or not Ed Sheeran is guilty of plagiarising Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On for his smash hit Thinking Out Loud. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  55. US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On
    A US judge rejects a request by the singer to throw out a lawsuit alleging he copied a Marvin Gaye song. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
  56. POPULAR:Ipswich Museum: declining heritage due to incompetence
    One of the earliest museums in one of the oldest towns in the country, yet our council over numerous different political administrations has been allowing our heritage displays to become damaged over time through under-investment and lack of care. Too much arrogance to realise the time is now to find a new site for the museum - something Colchester Borough Council, who runs Ipswich's two museums, have no appetite for - instead opting for a take two attempt at lottery funding to repair it and give a minor face lift. To become a tourist attraction it is neither big enough or well located enough.
  57. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses to review credit vouchers
    Ipswich Buses may be discontinuing credit vouchers in 2019. A freedom of information request reply in December states Ipswich Buses is reviewing its credit voucher policy in the new year. It could be with contactless payments being rolled out last year, Ipswich Buses may stop issuing credit vouchers full stop requiring exact cash fare or debit card contactless payment. Thus like Ipswich Borough Council's old parking payment scam, if you don't have the exact change you will need to overpay without any change (or at current a credit ticket). .
  58. Days Gone By: Can you get 16/16 in this nostalgic Suffolk quiz?
    Days Gone By: Can you get 16/16 in this nostalgic Suffolk quiz? David Kindred has gathered a stunning collection of black and white pictures taken in places all over Suffolk. See how well you do at recognising these picturesque scenes of the past. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  59. POPULAR:County Hall Ipswich 42 dwelling residential conversion
    A well-timed planning application () has been submitted into converting the remaining part of East Suffolk County Hall in St Helen Street to 42 flats. oh and a (and I quote. ) "museum/interaction/information area" which just happens to roughly be the size of a 2 bedroom flat. So hardly a museum by any stretch of the imagination! More like a room with some information on the walls to tick the heritage box.
  60. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses: OVERDUE company accounts
    Ipswich Buses Ltd accounts were due by 31st December 2018. Seems they will file them when they can be bothered. Here is a heads up for them that they need to file them ASAP, penalty fine currently stands at £150 rising to £375 after a month. What is really bad is the finance part of Ipswich Buses has been subcontracted out to IPSERV Ltd - another subsidy of the council. .
  61. POPULAR:Ipswich Buses wishes you a Happy New Year!
    Quite fancy from Ipswich Buses, destinations screens used to be so dull even with LED matrix but in recent times they have finally learnt how to program the screens to add some custom flair. Whether this is rotating principle destination stops or their logo. Now festive screens have been created, quite a nice touch if I am honest but I think their priorities could be strengthened in other areas. .
  62. [README] Historic Ipswich
    Historic Ipswich There is a wealth of information online - from photos to more informational pieces - of Ipswich in the past. Whether that is hundreds of years ago or much more recent. What isn't so represented are memories which risk getting lost over time. The concept of this "Historic Ipswich" forum is allowing residents past and present or relatives there of, to share such stories, memories, photos and facts. Nothing much changes in Ipswich, however, when you look back each decade has some quite significant overlooked changes.
  63. POPULAR:Introduction of new trains to East Anglia will be like moving ‘from mid-table to Champions League’ says Greater Anglia boss
    Introduction of new trains to East Anglia will be like moving ‘from mid-table to Champions League’ says Greater Anglia boss. First new trains on Greater Anglia network due to arrive in summer 2019 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  64. POPULAR:Suffolk Retail Park new tenant and modifications
    St James Place Property Unit Trust has reapplied to Ipswich Borough Council to make modifications to Suffolk Retail Park reducing the size of Unit 2A (previously Dunelm) and increasing the size of the adjoining Unit 2B (previously Brantano) along with car park modifications, speculating that they may be in advanced stages of securing tenants for both units. The full planning application approved earlier in the year (IP/18/00745/FUL). The aligned crossing has to be better than the current system of kerbs.
  65. Passmore renews coastal warning as Home Office steps up border security
    Passmore renews coastal warning as Home Office steps up border security. As concern mounts about the number of illegal immigrants turning up on beaches in the south east of England, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has repeated his call for more investment to protect Britain’s coastline. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  66. POPULAR:Will the Christmas craft market return to the Cornhill?
    Will the Christmas craft market return to the Cornhill? Traders say the pre-Christmas craft market on Ipswich Cornhill was a major commercial success with tens of thousands of shoppers heading through the big tent – but it continues to divide opinion in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  67. POPULAR:[1990s] The Lion Cafe & Mannings on Cornhill
    This wonderful shows popularity of Cornhill outside Lion Cafe (Golden Lion Hotel) and Mannings. This was pretty much the dream envisioned by Stuart Rose. What we have now doesn't remotely allow this to now happen. .
  68. POPULAR:500hr diesel electricity generators at Cliff Quay
    Plans for two a biodiesel power generators at Ipswich Waterfront operating for only 200 hours a year and never between 11. 30pm and 7 am, have been modified to use higher polluting conventional diesel for 500 hours a year with the ability to generate power outside permitted hours 5 times a year. The council is set to approve a variation of current planning to meet demands of the National Grid. This is approximately averaged out at 1 and a half hours every single day or just short of 42 hours per month (capped to 2 hours a day). Is is probable for later variations of conditions.
  69. POPULAR:Bond Street mosque expands to Upper Orwell Street
    A long disused retail unit in Upper Orwell Street looks set to be utilised as a new entrance towards the Bond Street mosque prayer hall. Probably more convenient for many than accessing through Bond Street. .
  70. POPULAR:Police swoop on bus station over reports of ‘man with axe’
    Police swoop on bus station over reports of ‘man with axe’. Up to seven police cars were spotted at Ipswich’s Old Cattle Market bus station this afternoon following reports of a man with an axe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  71. Venue in bid to bring late-night entertainment scene to Waterfront
    Venue in bid to bring late-night entertainment scene to Waterfront. Proposals to extend hours at a venue near Isaacs on the Quay at Ipswich Waterfront have been submitted to the council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  72. POPULAR:Cornhill: Not for the people to enjoy!
    Here are a few photos of the busiest time of the year and the largest ever known Christmas Tree in Ipswich. yet a big marquee tent holding a crafts fair which isn't really a crafts fair so you can't really see the tree, get onto the Cornhill and a single file forcing obstructions promoting the market. Not good! When anticipating such volumes of people in the highest density of footfall in the entire town so many obstructions and funnelling is unacceptable. The marquee briefly exceeds the Cornhill Revamp into the street.
  73. POPULAR:HMV deserves its fate
    HMV is expected to be the next High Street casualty and it is well deserved IMHO. With the collapse of Woolworths (including a music distributor it owned), the subsequent loss of Virgin Megastores (in Europe anyhow, Zavvi rebranded after MBO), the rise of Apple (in particular the rise of iTunes Store - in 2012 a 29% global music market share and 35 billion songs sold globally by mid 2014) and digital sales and streaming in general, surely HMV would have adapted and tweaked their business model. Instead they are left with a household brand without brand loyalty.
  74. Work to continue on Cornhill gateway once Christmas tree is removed
    Work to continue on Cornhill gateway once Christmas tree is removed. The Christmas Tree on Ipswich Cornhill will remain in place for at least another week it has been revealed, although the town’s Christmas lights will be switched off at Twelfth Night next weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  75. POPULAR:What does Ipswich Vision see when looking at CornHenge?
    Far too many grumpy people in Ipswich complaining about the £4m Cornhill Vandalism project. They should all see it from the perspective of Ipswich Vision. . clearly a work of art!
  76. POPULAR:Suffolk New College raise over £100 for Woolly Pully Week
    Suffolk New College raise over £100 for Woolly Pully Week. Students at Suffolk New College have helped to raise over £100 for charity by wearing festive knitwear. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  77. Suffolk parkruns smash 1.5million kilometre milestone
    Suffolk parkruns smash 1. 5million kilometre milestone. It started out as the tentative steps of a few Suffolk runners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  78. POPULAR:The events, new launches and projects that Suffolk businesses are embarking on in 2019
    The events, new launches and projects that Suffolk businesses are embarking on in 2019. Here is a taster of some of what some businesses in Suffolk are getting up to in 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  79. POPULAR:Is it graffiti? Mystery blue markings on the Cornhill monument
    Is it graffiti? Mystery blue markings on the Cornhill monument. Today eagle-eyed sale shoppers in Ipswich town centre may have spotted some blue scribbles on the new Cornhill monument. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  80. Burglars steal alcohol, cigarettes and till from Hadleigh shop
    Burglars steal alcohol, cigarettes and till from Hadleigh shop. Suffolk police are appealing for help after a convenience store in Hadleigh was burgled in the early hours of Thursday morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  81. The Little Mermaid came to life when the Co-op Juniors performed the classic in 1995
    The Little Mermaid came to life when the Co-op Juniors performed the classic in 1995. For more than a decade the Co-op Juniors have wowed audiences with their festive offering and back in 1995 they took their version of The Little Mermaid to the Regent Theatre, Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  82. Could garden waste charges in Babergh be axed or weekly food waste collection introduced?
    Could garden waste charges in Babergh be axed or weekly food waste collection introduced? A motion calling for garden waste charges to be scrapped and weekly household food waste collections introduced is set to be put forward in Babergh in January. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  83. Police release CCTV images after burglary in Ipswich
    Police release CCTV images after burglary in Ipswich. Suffolk police have released two CCTV images after offenders broke into a house on Goldsmith Road in Ipswich earlier in the month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  84. Man who stole 56 bottles of alcohol is jailed
    Man who stole 56 bottles of alcohol is jailed. A court has heard how a man stole 56 bottles of alcohol in a spree of thefts over the Christmas period in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  85. POPULAR:New plans revealed for former County Hall in Ipswich
    New plans revealed for former County Hall in Ipswich. An iconic Ipswich building which has lain derelict for nearly 15 years could be getting a new lease of life as flats. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  86. Changes at The Dip approved – despite residents’ worries over traffic danger
    Changes at The Dip approved – despite residents’ worries over traffic danger. Proposals to put a row of 17 beach huts on land at The Dip in Old Felixstowe to generate more income for Suffolk Coastal council have been approved – despite objections. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  87. EACH welcomes news of more funding for ‘vital’ children’s hospices
    EACH welcomes news of more funding for ‘vital’ children’s hospices. A regional charity has welcomed news that government funding for children’s hospices is set to double. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  88. Kevin Beattie statue fundraising campaign wins more support – with total now up to £13,000
    Kevin Beattie statue fundraising campaign wins more support – with total now up to £13,000. The campaign to raise money for a statue of Ipswich Town’s greatest ever player Kevin Beattie has now raised £13,000 in less than two weeks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  89. Driver was too drunk to stand after driving wrong way on A14, court hears
    Driver was too drunk to stand after driving wrong way on A14, court hears. A motorist who drove at an estimated 80mph the wrong way along the A14 with two flat tyres was so drunk he couldn’t even stand up, a court heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  90. How busy have Suffolk retail stores been over the festive period?
    How busy have Suffolk retail stores been over the festive period? British retailers nationwide saw a decline in Boxing Day shoppers for the third consecutive year as fears continue to mount for the troubled sector - but in Suffolk, some retailers have cause to feel optimistic about 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  91. WATCH: Town pastors deal with Saturday night- clubbing carnage
    WATCH: Town pastors deal with Saturday night- clubbing carnage. Knife threat, arguments and nearly eight miles of walking – reporter Sophie Barnett’s night with Ipswich town pastors was definitely an eye-opener. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  92. Choirs raise thousands for Down’s Syndrome charity
    Choirs raise thousands for Down’s Syndrome charity. Christmas charity performances across Suffolk have raised thousands for a Down’s Syndrome charity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  93. The big Suffolk quiz of 2018
    The big Suffolk quiz of 2018. How well have you kept up with the news of Suffolk in the last 365 days? Take our big news quiz of the year to find out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  94. Barbers uses Tesco as launchpad for £5m business
    Barbers uses Tesco as launchpad for £5m business. A barber shop double act that started in our region is set to rake in £5 million after striking a deal with supermarket giant Tesco to open dozens of concessions in its stores. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  95. POPULAR:A pioneering suffragist from Suffolk could grace the new £50 note
    A pioneering suffragist from Suffolk could grace the new £50 note. A Suffolk resident who became the UK’s first female mayor and doctor has been tipped as a possible new face for the Bank of England’s new £50 note. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  96. Santa’s little helpers, mischievous elves and Christmas puddings get into festive spirt
    Santa’s little helpers, mischievous elves and Christmas puddings get into festive spirt. Babies and toddlers embraced the Christmas spirit during a week of festive classes helping mums to relax away from the seasonal pressures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  97. Seven concerts and festivals to look forward to in 2019 - from Ed Sheeran to Take That
    Seven concerts and festivals to look forward to in 2019 - from Ed Sheeran to Take That. From Ed Sheeran coming to Chantry Park in Ipswich to former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher headlining Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park in Norwich, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the new year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  98. Realising Suffolk architect Mark Savin’s vision
    Realising Suffolk architect Mark Savin’s vision. Ipswich based Superstructures has been contributing its expertise for a residential build project in Suffolk which pushes the boundaries of structural design. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  99. Grey skies set to continue across the region
    Grey skies set to continue across the region. The grey skies will continue today as cloud continues to envelop Suffolk and North Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
  100. The amazing progress of Evie, the Ipswich girl born 12 weeks early
    The amazing progress of Evie, the Ipswich girl born 12 weeks early. The proud parents of an Ipswich girl born 12 weeks prematurely have spoken of her progress as they celebrate a special Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.