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A parable sent in to the Ipswich Society about the vanity bridge project - the Upper Orwell Crossings. .
From Ipswich Society newsletter. .
School building brings 315 extra primary school places for Colchester. The official opening of the newly-expanded Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester took place with a ribbon cutting and the burying of a time capsule. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge Jetty Lane centre plans bolstered by £180k of council funding. Plans to create a brand new youth and arts centre in Woodbridge have been boosted by £180k funding from East Suffolk council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man taken to hospital following stabbing in Felixstowe. A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed under the shoulder on a road in Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sandy Martin appeared yesterday on Sunday Politics (well it was a Sunday) alongside the Bury St Edmunds MP calling for infrastructure improvements and investment in the East of England. What was interesting was - alongside Jo Churchill of the Conservatives (who is also an Assistant Whip) - he didn't use the term "Northern Bypass" or northern relief road, but instead mentioned "road to the north of Ipswich". .
The inquest hears the "extremely intoxicated" man was found with his legs "flailing in the air". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
No trains to Lowestoft for two weekends for engineers update track. Rail services on the East Suffolk line will run only as far as Beccles for the next two weekends as Network Rail upgrades lines in the Lowestoft area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ladbrokes worker attacked during knifepoint robbery in Ipswich. Police are hunting two men who robbed at bookmakers in Nacton Road, Ipswich, at knifepoint. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The company which offered inheritance tax advice is now being investigated by a specialist unit. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ipswich illuminations at the Waterfront. The LV18 lightship, the last working light ship, is going to switch on its beacon and light up Ipswich Waterfront. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Upper Orwell Crossings project has cost taxpayers £8million – but may still be scrapped. Around £8million has already been spent on work for the Upper Orwell Crossing scheme in Ipswich it has been revealed, despite the project’s future being up in the air. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The forces said the videos could improve driver behaviour and reduce crashes. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
As work continues on Pret at the Cornhill in the heart of the town centre in Ipswich, it is noted some moves in relation to the anticipation of Pret dominance. The first of which is Arlingtons in Museum Street changing hands. The former owners were very concerned over Pret - in particular the seating capacity. The second is, a stone throw away from the new Cornhill Pret, Helen from Carters Coffee on Lloyds Avenue has sold the business to Jane who has re-branded to Watts for Lunch. I wish her well competing so close to a giant.
Ipswich Buses failure to stop incidents continue to grow. Just two weeks ago somebody publicly complained that a family member was left at bus stop despite the bus being half empty and the would-be passenger seen by the driver. Before this Glen Chrisholm complained on Twitter (a Labour councillor, ex-mayor) about a rude driver on Bus Service 8. Colin Kreidewolf is the latest case of Labour councillors picking major faults with the bus service run by Ipswich Buses, seen to be the Labour-ran council's baby.
Train services hit between Ipswich and Lowestoft after trees block the track. Train services running between Ipswich and Lowestoft have been hit after fallen trees blocked the track. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police reveal more details about two violent overnight attacks in Ipswich – one of them a stabbing. Two separate incidents - one of them a stabbing - have left two people in Ipswich needing hospital treatment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two people in Ipswich Hospital after separate stabbing incidents. Two men are being treated in Ipswich Hospital after separate stabbing incidents in the town during the early hours of Saturday morning. 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.
Independent shopowner makes a plea ‘don’t bypass Woodbridge for Martlesham Heath’. It is one of Suffolk’s town centre gems – a mix of superb independents, long-established family businesses and great places to eat and drink in pleasant surroundings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex cereal bar maker seeks aspiring beekeepers to help them make honey. A snack bars and cereals company in Halstead which has been highlighted as one of the Braintree’s top performing businesses is on a drive to find beekepers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you seen the Dutch tall ships in Ipswich harbour? It was an exciting day on Ipswich quay as over 21 Dutch tall ships were spotted coming into the port as part of Europe’s largest student sailing event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran homecoming tour tickets to go on sale at 10am. Fans of Suffolk’s own superstar have one final chance to see him live in concert at Chantry Park in Ipswich – as new tickets for his European tour are released today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is £6. 5 billion a significant economic boost for Ipswich? We know the figure is pie in the sky, but lets investigate it. The current GVA for Ipswich Borough is £3. 3 billion per annum.
Fountain switched on at round pond in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park. The new fountain in the round pond at Christchurch Park has been installed and tested – and is being made ready for its first major test over the Remembrance ceremonies next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk architects’ designs at university Waterfront building. The best of the best new Suffolk buildings feature in the first Suffolk RIBA autumn exhibition, opening at the Waterfront Building at the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Myxomatosis and other diseases are being considered as the cause of death for a number of hares. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Man in 20s has face stabbed near Essex university campus. A young man has been stabbed in the face near the University of Essex in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Students at Suffolk New College get up close to a ‘real’ bodyguard. The Bodyguard TV series on BBC television prompted a real life protection officer from Bury St Edmunds to talk to students at Suffolk New College, in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two locksmiths were called to help turn off the alarm which had been sounding for days. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The number of registered sex offenders in Suffolk is forecast to rise by 11-29% over the next four years. Last year the number of registered sex offenders in Suffolk grew by 7. 2% (1 in 14 increase). In total the Force Management Statement hints at there being 820 registered sex offenders in Suffolk (unclear due to redacted comment). There are up to 300 Integrated Offender Management cases at any one time across Norfolk & Suffolk.
Suffolk police facing “a big challenge” to meet increased demand over next four years. Suffolk police is facing a “big challenge” to cope with increased demand over the next four years, according to the county’s crime commissioner. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could Ed Sheeran Chantry Park gigs put Ipswich on music map? A string of high profile gigs in Chantry Park by Ed Sheeran next year is set to showcase the space as a venue for promoters to bring other top artists, according to the landowners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Society has posted a few images of the most recent updates to the Cornhill on their facebook page. I think the general public consensus is their hatred of this type of seating. Going to be nasty and cold, and no back supports. I doubt many people want to stay long around there anyway. I notice the uneven levels of that seating.
Woodbridge Road east shut this evening and for another 6 or 7 nights for resurfacing. Signs all along Colchester road east bound saying "road closed" and a few info signs about alternate routes to get to hospital etc. However most are ignoring them so getting to Woodbridge road and having to do a u-turn, lots doing it through the petrol station at the junction! Of course this is not helped as there is at least one other diversion heading in same direction as the road closed signs! So you have the ridiculous situation of a diversion sign pointing down a closed road.
Colchester singer joins Harry Kane and Stormzy in support of Micky, 11. A charity single has been released to raise lifesaving funds for an Essex schoolboy suffering from a rare form of Leukaemia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk has six weeks to find the £43m needed to go ahead with crossings. There are six weeks left to find the £43m needed to save the Upper Orwell Crossings, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The former Poundstretcher in Lowestoft has been annoying locals for more than four days. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Brawl at Ipswich bus station leads to three arrests. Three people have been arrested following a large street fight in Ipswich today close to the Old Cattle Market Bus Station. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hotel prices soar for 2019 Ed Sheeran gigs – as some fully booked for ENTIRE weekend. Fans of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran face paying as much as four-and-a-half times the usual amount for hotel rooms when he performs his four homecoming gigs next summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich market traders hope for better times as Cornhill ready to reopen. Market traders in Ipswich are hoping for a boost in customer numbers when the work on the Cornhill is complete and Princes Street is fully reopened. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge’s leisure centre officially reopened after £3. 5million improvements. The aim was to turn the complex in Station Road into more than just pool – and now it offers users a gym, classes, indoor cycling, sauna/steam room and more. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Text message flood warnings for Three mobile customers in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Mobile phone customers of Three network are to get a message today telling them that they have been registered for free flood warnings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major construction firm opens an Essex office. Willmott Dixon is following up its completion of Essex’s first medical school with a pledge to stimulate more growth in the county, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Fore Street through the generations. David Kindred takes a look back at past pictures of Fore Street in Ipswich - do you remember when it looked like this? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The announcement of a fourth date in Chantry Park (effectively his home town gig - Framlingham cannot hold it) despite not selling out in Ipswich, fuels rumours Ed Sheeran might be planning of retiring from music. He has still one album to go Subtract (or perhaps minus lol) but that might be absent of tours. If that isn't the case, where does he go from the Subtract album? His albums are named after what he intends to do to the music industry.
Up to 180,000 people could see the singer in his home county, but the gigs have not yet sold out yet. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ed Sheeran: final Ipswich date added after overwhelming demand. There’s one last chance to see Ed Sheeran in Ipswich this summer as the Suffolk popstar announces his final gig in Chantry Park on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk Hospitals have £59m critical maintenance backlog. Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The software will save the NHS £220,000 within one year, Ipswich Hospital says. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
After a challenging year, Bourgee restaurants has secured new sites in Essex. Bourgee Restaurants closed three venues in Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford and Southend, after falling into administration in April. But the future is now looking brighter for this affordable luxury restaurant brand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Readers back plan to keep market away from Ipswich Cornhill. A clear majority of people want to see Ipswich market stay where it is when the Cornhill reopens at the end of the month – they do not want to see stalls return to the front of the Town Hall. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Macmillan coffee morning in Bury St Edmunds. Clinic customers and staff in Bury St Edmunds support the work of cancer charity, with coffee and cake Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Adorable seal pup caught sunbathing in Felixstowe. This cuddly baby seal was spotted in Suffolk, sunning himself at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club – and one lucky photographer managed to snap the perfect picture. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran warns Brexit will ‘cost UK music scene its voice’. Musicians including Ed Sheeran, Damn Albarn and Bob Geldof have joined forces to warn about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the music industry, saying the country would be placed in a “self-built cultural jail”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Britain’s Got Talent - Your chance to star, as show’s scouts head for Felixstowe. Have you got what it to star in Britain’s Got Talent? The hit show is holding auditions in Felixstowe - and also bringing a BGT Showcase evening to the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bid to increase sexual safety on mental health wards as 157 incidents reported in Norfolk and Suffolk this year. More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I stumbled across a little known interview between and MP Sandy Martin. Quite an interesting insight:- Real name is Alexander Gordon Martin (no clues why he goes by "Sandy") He became involved with Labour Party in 1987 Moved to Ipswich in 1993 He joined politics to "make the world a better place" after observing the Nigerian Civil War (Biafran War) Oxford University drop out Worked in various fields including housekeeping, behind a bar, working with chickens and working in a Croydon DIY store.
Ipswich Buses joins women’s festival to mark centenary of voting. The centenary of the first votes being granted to women in Britain was marked by the naming of a bus after the town’s best-known Suffragette as part of a women’s festival at the University of Suffolk on Saturday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jailed in Suffolk and north Essex: A prolific burglar, rapist and hit and run offender. Take a look at what’s been happening at courts in Suffolk and north Essex this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have your say: Should Ipswich market stay put when the Cornhill reopens? Members of the Ipswich Society are being asked whether they want to see the market return to the Cornhill or stay in its current position when the work in the town centre is completed at the end of October. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager cleared of stabbing youngster with kitchen knife. A 17-year-old who claimed he was acting in self defence when he stabbed a teenager with a kitchen knife has been cleared by a jury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dr Helen Pankhurst has been named as the new chancellor of the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The head teacher estimates some children burn up to 800 calories a day on the machines. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Joe Pooley update: Police release three suspects in murder probe. Three people who were arrested in relation to an Ipswich murder inquiry have been released by police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New ideas sought for Woodbridge skatepark expansion plans. Woodbridge’s popular skatepark could be set for a makeover following the renovation of the Deben Leisure Centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Baby remembrance services to be held in Ipswich and Colchester. Baby remembrance services are being held in Ipswich and Colchester to mark National Baby Loss Awareness Week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ad campaign to attract tourists to Colchester is screened on Sky TV. A TV advert designed to lure tourists to Colchester, Britain’s oldest town, has been screened across all the major Sky channels. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager accused of stabbing claims he retaliated after being hit with a brick. A 17-year-old asylum seeker accused of stabbing a teenager with a kitchen knife told police he carried out the attack after he was hit over the head with a brick. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police swoop on Ipswich street in connection with Joe Pooley murder investigation. Up to six police cars were spotted near a block of flats in Ipswich this afternoon – as part of an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Joe Pooley. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Joe Pooley's death was initially treated as unexplained but police later arrested a man and woman. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Boxing returns to the Essex town that’s steeped in the sport’s history. Professional boxing is making a welcome return to Clacton after almost 80 years away from the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Murder investigation launched into death of Ipswich man Joe Pooley. A 28 year-old man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Joe Pooley, whose body was found in the River Gipping in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge Memory Bike will help elderly to get out and about. A new project to help older people enjoy the sights and sounds of Woodbridge has been unveiled. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
These are the Greater Anglia trains cancelled by overrunning engineering works. Rail passengers face crowded platforms as engineering works on the Greater Anglia mainline cause cancellations and severe delays in Suffolk and Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk County Council has a Cabinet meeting on the 9 October 2018 with an agenda item. "The Future of the Upper Orwell Crossings project". .
Here is the Jacob's Independent Report on the Upper Orwell Crossings. .
Essex celebrates its first Michelin starred restaurant. The Flitch of Bacon has been bestowed with the honour of becoming Essex’s only Michelin star restaurant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich to Norwich train hit Network Rail engineering equipment near Diss. Train services between Ipswich and Norwich were disrupted in the summer after a train hit engineering equipment left on the line by team employed by Network Rail, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager seen running down the street with a knife after stabbing, court hears. A friend of a teenager who was left with the blade of a knife embedded in his back after being stabbed in an Ipswich street has described seeing the alleged attacker running down the street with a knife. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jewellery tycoon Gerald Ratner tells business leaders in Bury St Edmunds: ‘If I can come back from the worst corporate disaster of all time, then anyone can make a comeback’. Gerald Ratner’s gaffe, made during a speech in 1991, has gone down in history as one of the biggest corporate mistakes of all time, losing the jewellery tycoon his 2,500 shops and his fortune. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Memories of events held at St Matthews Baths Hall. This weeks Days Gone By article looks back at Ipswich’s St Matthews Baths Hall and readers send in their memories of a traffic-less Ipswich and their time working at Martin and Newby. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: Greater Anglia and Network Rail team up to beat leaves on the line. Greater Anglia and Network Rail have started a two-pronged attack on one of the greatest problems facing autumn rail travellers – leaves on the line. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘You are not getting the ticket you wanted’ - Trading Standards on ‘unauthorised’ Ed Sheeran tickets. Suffolk Trading Standards have offered their advice after tickets for Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran’s Ipswich gigs were found on ticket re-sale site viagogo for more than 14 times their face value. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Independent review of Upper Orwell Crossings costs published. cost estimate of £139m. Suffolk County Council's full public service announcement come press release. Yes, the £77m cannot be reallocated. People still don't want the vanity bridge!
Blade left in teenager’s back after Ipswich stabbing, court told. A teenager was left with the blade of a knife in his back after being stabbed in an Ipswich street by a 17-year-old youth, it has been alleged. 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.
£43m by Christmas – or Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Crossing gets scrapped! The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich should be decided in December after the cost of the project increased from nearly £97m to £139m. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Scheme launched in Colchester to tackle ‘unprecedented pressures’ on traders. A business-led partnership which aims to provide a sustainable future for town centre traders has been launched in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Youngsters sought to join canoe building project with Woodbridge Riverside Trust. A new project is beginning next month in Woodbridge to create a replica pirogue canoe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
School funding per pupil across Suffolk and Essex drops dramatically in four years. The amount of money spent per pupil in Suffolk and Essex has dropped dramatically in the past few years, according to analysis of figures from the Department for Education. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How Ed Sheeran inspired me to shrug off school bullies and launch my music career aged just 13. To many people, she has a dream life - forging her own career as an amazing singing sensation aged just 13. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Exciting ideas could breath new life into neglected ‘fish and chip end’ of Felixstowe. Government cash is being sought for a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular areas of the resort’s seafront. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Property-hunting? What will £250,000 buy you in Suffolk or North Essex? Looking for a new home? If you have around £250,000 to spend, what you can buy varies around Suffolk and north Essex - from a thatched cottage near Sudbury to a brand-new house in Leiston. Continue reading.
Fans outraged by huge re-sale prices for Ed Sheeran’s 2019 Ipswich gigs. Fans have expressed their anger after it was revealed that tickets for Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran’s 2019 Ipswich dates were being sold for over 14 times their value on ticket re-selling sites. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wissahickon and Frankie Dettori dominate late on for an easy victory in the Cambridgeshire Stakes at Newmarket. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Who will support Ed Sheeran at his 2019 Ipswich shows? With Ed Sheeran set to play three dates in Ipswich, fans now want to know who will be joining him as his support acts, and have been offering their suggestions on Twitter, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eight cars damaged by air weapons in Bury St Edmunds. Three men have been detained overnight by Police after several vehicles in the town were vandalised. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tickets for Ed Sheeran Ipswich gig spotted for resale at £1,429. Tickets to see Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran are being advertised on ticket re-selling platforms for up to £1,429 - more than 14 times their original selling price. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge’s Thoroughfare wow judges with High Street Awards street party. Woodbridge’s high street was a hive of colour and excitement today as shoppers, businesses and local charities showed their support for the town’s nomination in Great British High Street Awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.