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Winner of our £1,000 giveaway competition revealed. The winner of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star’s £1,000 giveaway says she is “overwhelmed” by the prize. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about fostering a dog. Dog fostering gives members of the public the chance to make a real difference to a pooch’s life without the commitment of adoption. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is Peacocks in Ipswich really closing down? We explore the fine print. There was great sadness before Christmas when shoppers in Ipswich noticed the ‘closing down’ signs outside Peacocks fashion store, and assumed that the store was soon to close. But two months later, and the fashion shop still seems to be going strong. Continue reading.
Teen found guilty of involvement in ‘flour bombing’ attack. A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of a public order offence after magistrates ruled he was “not a bystander” in an attack that saw a vulnerable woman pelted with flour and eggs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
`it is safer and labour saving, and time-saving. ’. Ipswich has a long history of engineering invention and innovation. Now one local company is launching a new product for the construction industry, and it is already receiving international interest. Continue reading.
Harrods? Pah! Woodbridge boasts store with best-dressed window. A family-run shop has beaten the world-famous Harrods department store to bag a prestigious award for its window displays. Continue reading.
Suffolk brain trauma charity’s season of fundraising. Charity Headway Suffolk is to celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting three fundraising events this spring. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Cowboy’ workers who carry out cosmetic procedures need stopping, warns MP. Unregulated workers carrying out cosmetic procedures often do not have the skills or knowledge to stop operations going wrong - with potentially dire consequences, a member of parliament has warned. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cyclists urged to book before you get your bike on a Greater Anglia train. Rail company Greater Anglia has restated its cycling policy as more and more travellers want to bring their two wheels on to the region’s trains. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It lays heavy on your shoulders’: sufferers reveal crushing effects of early-onset dementia. It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dragon’s teeth found in the sands at Minsmere. Winter storms have revealed an unusual sight on a Suffolk beach: dragon’s teeth. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Oh flip – Ipswich pancake parlour closes after just six months. A popular pancake restaurant inspired by the hit TV Show Peaky Blinders has closed its doors after a disappointing few months of trade. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Unsustainable’ bid for 149 houses near stately home is rejected. An application for 149 new houses on the site of a disused chicken processing factory has been unanimously rejected by councillors who described the development as “unsustainable”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It looks like love but it’s actually a con - Suffolk dating site users warned of heartless ‘romance fraud’. And now those looking for love this Valentine’s Day have been warned there are tricksters out there more interested in your wallet than your heart. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Has the number of vape shops in our town centres reached saturation point? It seemed for a while that there was a new vaping store opening up on every street corner, filling the void left when other retailers shut down. But now some people believe that the market for vaping is getting overcrowded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colchester murder victim died of ‘stab wound to lung’. A 49-year-old man stabbed to death in Colchester died of injuries to his left lung, a post-mortem has revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Surgeon sacked over alleged misconduct wins right to appeal. A former NHS consultant surgeon sacked for alleged misconduct has won the right to appeal her dismissal following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town centre footpath closed due to falling debris reopens. A town centre footpath closed to keep members of the public safe because of falling debris has reopened. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich and Sproughton roads to be shut for emergency repairs. Two roads in and around Ipswich are to be closed at short notice for emergency repair works. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
120 people admitted to hospital a day due to alcohol-related illness- figures show. The scale of alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed - with the equivalent of 120 cases recorded every day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Car with slick tyres stopped. The driver of a car with illegal slick tyres told police that he had let them become so worn because he could not afford to get new ones. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenage singing sensation generously gives away profits from album sales and gigs to charities. Many aspiring musicians would be keen for fame and fortune. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van driver says he did not see who got into his vehicle on day of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ death. An Ipswich delivery van driver accused of taking Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers to the scene of the fatal stabbing has told a court that he didn’t see all the people who got into his van on the day of the attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former mayor says staff have been bullied at Woodbridge Town Council. Accusations of bullying have been levelled at a Suffolk town council by one of its former mayors. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It was exasperating’ - Read the transcript of TalkTalk’s comically awful attempt at customer service in online chat. A Suffolk man has revealed his ‘exasperating’ two-hour online chat with TalkTalk’s customer service - after his 95-year-old father’s phone number was changed without notice. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five years of growth for 1 Accounts Online. A Haverhill company, established in 2014 to offer cloud based accounting services, has found itself ahead of the game with government legislation coming into force from April 1, 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The world’s first mass-produced recycled paper bottles will be made here in Suffolk. Machine to make a new kind of paper bottle which could revolutionise the packaging industry and help to purge the environment of plastic rubbish are being built here in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former Town player’s FA Cup winners medal located as burglary investigation continues. An Ipswich Town legend’s FA Cup winners medal thought to be stolen in a burglary has now been located. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Students learn about Oxbridge. Admission tutors and academics met school pupils in Bury St Edmunds to talk about life at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Multi ‘tusking’! Artist to paint four Elmer elephants for hospice. A Shotley-based artist has taken on the mammoth ‘tusk’ of painting four quirky elephants for this year’s Elmer’s Big Parade in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four star rating for cruise ship crew. Fred. Olsen River Cruises has received the Trusted Service Award 2019 from independent review site Feefo, following river cruise ship Brabant’s inaugural season in Europe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Murder victim’s mum - ‘Knife crime can happen to anyone’. Nothing has changed in the six years since my son was stabbed to death. Those are the words of Ellie Ingram whose 26-year-old musician son, Thomas Brittain, was murdered in Colchester in March 2013. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Could these three mice bring spice to your life? Rosemary, Cinnamon and Nutmeg are looking for a fun-loving family to take them in and keep up with their fast-paced lives – could you help? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Blooming cheek - thief steals roses from florists. A sneak thief stole 200 single red roses worth £1,000 from a Sudbury florists shop. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former gang boss shares story with Ipswich school pupils. A reformed gang boss who survived seven stabbings and nearly lost a leg to drug addiction has taken his prevention message to an Ipswich school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Business Awards 2019 is launched. Top businesses across Suffolk and north Essex are being urged to get their entries in as the East Anglian Daily Times launches its prestigious annual business awards event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Signalling faults at Needham Market to cause delays and disruption for rail travellers. A signalling fault is expected to cause delays to travellers in East Anglia this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dry and mild day for Suffolk and North Essex. Fog patches will clear from across East Anglia this morning to leave a dry and mild day with some sunshine on the way. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will 2019 be a scorching summer? We may be just a few weeks into 2019 but so far there is no sign of the bitter temperatures which the Beast from the East brought last year. But what temperatures can we expect to see this summer? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Extra police reassurance in Colchester after two stabbings. Police have stepped up their patrols in Colchester following two stabbings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bid to tackle teacher shortages in Ipswich. A campaign by the Department for Education encouraging people to get into teaching is to visit Ipswich this week, amid concerns for teacher shortages in the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich traders wary about joining farmers’ markets on the Cornhill. Market traders in Ipswich have been offered the chance of joining the new Farmer’s Market that is due to start on the Cornhill once a month from April. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lollipop man admits to setting up camera in school’s disabled toilets. A lollipop man has pleaded guilty to filming staff members changing in an Ipswich school’s disabled toilets - as well as possessing more than 60 child sex abuse images. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Season ticket changes put some Greater Anglia fares up by almost 8%. Commuters with some Greater Anglia season tickets are facing fare rises of almost 8% next month as the rail company tries to “rationalise” its ticket prices. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Concerns that Sizewell C rail plans could close pedestrian railway crossings. Plans for Sizewell C could have much wider reaching consequences, that’s the warning from concerned residents in east Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich artist denies child porn charges. The trial of a Suffolk artist accused of downloading more than 500 indecent images and movies of children will take place in June. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I’d rather be punched or kicked’, declares custody officer after ‘vile’ spitting. A profoundly deaf Ipswich man has been handed a community order for spitting in a detention officer’s face after spending 12 hours in custody. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Yesterday’ - filmed in Norfolk and Suffolk - gets first trailer. The new Beatles-inspired, Danny Boyle-directed, Richard Curtis-written, Ed Sheeran-starring and East Anglian-filmed movie ‘Yesterday’ has its first trailer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family concerned for welfare of missing teenager Sam Fearne. A 16-year-old boy is missing after saying he was visiting friends in a nearby Suffolk town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Joe Pooley investigation: One man questioned for third time and another man re-bailed. Police investigating the death of Joe Pooley have extended one man’s bail and questioned another for the third time on suspicion of murder. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you seen Emma Butterworth? A Colchester woman with connections in the town and Ipswich is missing, with Essex Police and family members concerned for her welfare. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drink driver banned from road after crashing Mercedes CLK into bus stop. A drink driving mother-of-three has been banned from the road for 20 months after crashing a Mercedes CLK into a bus stop in Tattingstone. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will the Adastral Park secondary school be a free school and how are free schools different? A bid has been launched for a new secondary school planned for the 2,000-home Adastral Park development to be a free school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran prepares for first night of his world tour. Tomorrow night marks the first night of Ed Sheeran’s 51-date world tour - starting in Brazil and ending with his homecoming in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“There are dads and then there are embarrassing dads. yes Mr Thomas Markle, I’m talking about you”. Our columnists shares 10 typical ‘dad’ moves that have children cringing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See this Suffolk pub’s six-figure new look. A popular village pub has just thrown open its doors to its punters again following a six-figure makeover. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why Suffolk could soon become a big draw for visitors from across the pond. Suffolk’s picturesque towns and villages are already firmly established on the tourist map for British visitors. But after Brexit, could the Yanks also be enticed to flock to the county? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich classrooms boosted by £1m pot to develop teacher skills. More than £1million of government cash is being pumped into the training and development of teachers in Ipswich, it has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Room honours charity founder Sue Ryder at her former home. A room dedicated to the memory of world-famous philanthropist Sue Ryder has been opened at a care home in Suffolk which was once her family home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calling young artists - Your picture could feature on a chocolate box. Sweet success is in store for budding young artists - with the chance to see their work on the front of a chocolate selection box. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van driver saw “dots” of blood on passenger’s clothes after Ipswich teenager was attacked. An Ipswich drug user accused of driving Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ killers to the scene of the fatal stabbing noticed one of his passengers had “dots” of blood on his clothing after the attack, a court has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van containing hospital bed stolen from Ipswich. A Mercedes van containing a hospital bed, an inflatable mattress, hoists and controllers for beds was stolen from Ipswich last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One bedroom caravans, hot tubs and bring your pet too - how the caravaning world is changing to suit modern tastes. Park Resorts, which runs a holiday park in Suffolk and another in Norfolk, has announced what’s new in 2019 - and it might be make the idea of holiday parks seem more luxurious than you’d expect. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Showcasing artistic talent at the Waterfront Gallery. Four art students have collaborated in their penultimate exhibition, bringing together moving imagery, installation pieces and live performance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager has phone snatched from town bus stop. A 19-year-old woman had her phone snatched from her hand while she was waiting at a bus stop in Ipswich last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Passengers face delays after person hit by train. Major disruption is expected until 3pm on Greater Anglia services due to a person being hit by a train between Shenfield and Harold Wood. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich man arrested for third time on suspicion of murder. A man has been arrested for a third time on suspicion of murder following the death of Ipswich man Joe Pooley. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘There’s Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, but we need women tech role models,’ says director. ‘Only one in 40 CVs comes from a woman’ says Claire Thorpe at Simpleclick in Ipswich Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk hotel chain adopts new identity. An independent Suffolk hotel group has undergone a rebrand after investing half a million pounds in new systems. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
GPs could be persuaded out of retirement to solve shortages in new NHS plan. Long-serving doctors could be persuaded to abandon retirement and help tackle GP shortages in Suffolk and north Essex, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Last chance to send in your Valentine’s Day message. True romantics have been sending their loved ones heartfelt messages ahead of Valentine’s Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Companies urged to back Suffolk’s new business talent with £4,800 bursary. A new hub to nurture business talent launched by three Suffolk entrepreneurs is calling for companies to back it. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The University of Essex vice chancellor speaks out on the challenges facing his university, and how he’s tackling them. It’s one of the contradictions of Brexit Britain that while the numbers of international students at the University of Essex has increased significantly since the EU referendum, the numbers of British students choosing to learn a modern foreign language there has fallen sharply. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See what the new homes planned for Laureate Fields will look like. Old Felixstowe is set to be transformed with the creation of nearly 200 homes planned for the 11-acre Laureate Fields site off Ferry Road and here you can see what house hunters can expect. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
RAF Honington set for flypast as Tornado embarks on farewell tour. RAF Honington is one of the locations set for a flypast from the Tornado jet as the warplane embarks on its farewell tour next week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Were you a regular at The Admirals Head or The Railway Tavern? Photographer and local history enthusiast David Kindred has gathered pictures of past pubs including The Queens Head, The Spotted Cow, and The Racecourse. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lottery cash to fund improved Ipswich Museum visitor experience. It may be a place full of old, ancient relics but Ipswich Museum is reviewing how it engages with its visitors through the use of the very latest technology. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Strong local press ‘worth the fight’ says newspaper boss as report published. An East Anglian newspaper publisher warned the industry is under increasing pressure as it broadly welcomed a new report looking at how to safeguard quality journalism in the UK. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Week 7 of 2019 and the roadworks including full closures and temp traffic lights affecting my journey into and out of Ipswich town centre seems to be getting worse by the day! So to try and put down some sort of a marker and monitor this here's a list of the works that have caused me to be diverted or delayed so far in 2019. Timings are approx: Week 2-ongoing, Closure of Rushmere Road, footway works, ongoing, 9 weeks work as signed. This has been fully closed on occasions but you can now travel the length of it if you slalom around the road closed signs and works in the carriageway etc.
Is your child planning to go on strike from school over climate change this week? Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Broken down lorry blocking off one lane of A12. Commuters can expect delays this morning as a lorry has broken down on the A12 near the Copdock roundabout. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Worst spots for air pollution in Ipswich revealed. Some of Ipswich’s most congested roads may be given management plans to tackle high pollution levels in the next few years, amid concerns that there is a lack or urgency to the borough council’s air quality strategy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk-based Animal Health Trust praised as racing to resume after equine flu outbreak. Horse racing will resume on Wednesday after an outbreak of equine flu caused a six-day shutdown. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Signalling fault causes disruption on trains to and from London Liverpool Street. Disruption on trains into London Liverpool Street this morning has been caused by an earlier signalling fault. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
2018: A year in pests. Peter Meaney of Command Pest Control at Preston St Mary, near Bury St Edmunds, explains the facts behind increases and decreases in a number of common pests last year – including a big rise in wasp numbers Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s four in a million homicide rate third lowest of all counties. Police have been encouraged by the county’s homicide rate falling to the third lowest across England and Wales last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk coast’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be extended. Natural England has put forward plans to extend the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for the first time in almost 50 years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mum’s plea after Daisy, 5, suffers serious allergic reaction to Center Parcs meal. A five-year-old girl suffered a serious allergic reaction which “could have killed her” during a special family holiday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran fans to get thousands of extra train seats for Ipswich shows. Fans heading to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s four concerts in Chantry Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend should find many extra trains laid on to take them home Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk hotelier gives hope to companies struggling under the weight of business rates by winning his landmark case. The owner of a leading Suffolk hotel and restaurant group has won a landmark case in his battle against excessive business rates. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich dock blaze arson, say police. Police have launched an arson investigation after a suspicious fire spread inside a disused building at Ipswich docks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire crews attend ‘microwave fire’ in Rushmere St Andrew. Fire crews have attended the scene of a fire at a house in Rushmere St Andrew near Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family pay further tributes to witty and cheeky Leiston man Leon Clark. Further tributes have been paid to a Leiston youngster who died after a fire in the town last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Should we reject meat in favour of plant-based foods to ‘save’ the planet? A report suggesting plant-based diets are better for us, and better for the planet, has provoked mixed reactions from East Anglia’s food and farming community, with some pointing out the important role livestock plays in creating good farm systems. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Driver baffled as to why overstaying in car park costs £10 more than a lost ticket. A shopper has been left bemused as to why overstaying in a car park costs £10 more than losing your ticket - after being levied with a heavy charge for being 15mins late. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s health bosses step in to support Citizens’ Advice after county cuts support. Suffolk had planned to halve its funding to the Bureaux in April – reducing the amount it granted them from £374,000 to £187,000 in 2019/2020. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
On your bike – Suffolk takes to two wheels for cycle challenges. Suffolk has played host to both the Women’s Tour and the Tour of Britain in recent years – but what other cycling events will be coming to the county this summer? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could new ‘super budget’ easyHotel mean people shun Aldeburgh and Southwold for Ipswich? A new town centre ‘super budget’ hotel will hopefully encourage people to shun the likes of Aldeburgh and Southwold in favour of staying in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It’s official - Ipswich is to get a new luxury fashion store. Despite the retail slump, an upmarket clothing brand is opening a new store in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are drones a hazard to wildlife or a friendly eye in the sky? Depending on who you talk to: drones are either the cause of harassment to wild creatures or useful tools in conservation work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.