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Cornhill’s opening put back a day – but barriers down by the weekend. The barriers at the new Cornhill in Ipswich are not expected to come down until the weekend after there was a delay in the final street furniture reaching the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Boys’ Brigade on parade in the 1960s and 70s. Days Gone By looks at past local activities in Ipswich including the Boys Brigade band and events at the ABC cinema, St Matthews Baths Hall and more. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
We should begin with preemptively cancelling the counter argument of "It is a bit too late now! " as the Cornhill regeneration project is almost complete, with "the people didn't decide on it anyway". Serious question. Did Ipswich get the best possible Cornhill design? In a word.
The Ipswich Society has been keeping track of the Cornhill Regeneration progress. The Town Hall looks quite nice at the moment. Ignoring the temporary metal fencing barriers etc. they are temporary, whats left of Ipswich Market just isn't doing it for me. Damaging the seating to discourage people using them seems a bit silly (no major deal really) as it is something they should have foreseen with such a design and decided against it.
Evans Cycles, which has stores in Ipswich and Norwich, could close up to half its outlets. As many as half of a cycling retail chain’s stores could close, putting hundreds of jobs under threat. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A question for Dave. Why is our town centre dying? We are a county town, the gateway to the Suffolk Coast, a major regional station on the main line from London. and unlike the national picture, our economy has out grown many other areas. We have a booming tourism sector in Suffolk and our town centre is less retail and more leisure.
Tom Hunt - the new Tory candidate for Ipswich. Clearly a Lib Dem. but standing in for the Tories. This is what Tom Hunt has to say for himself. It is interesting he has identified 5 areas on his website rather than the 3 he initially had.
The Police Federation hopes a newly introduced "policing model" will be staffed properly. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Day of action at Felixstowe to target criminals sees 51 vehicles stopped and 10 arrests made. A total of 51 vehicles were stopped and 10 arrests were made following an operation to target criminals using Suffolk’s roads. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From drab town square to a focal point complete with water feature - the Cornhill revamp in pictures. The new-look Cornhill in Ipswich is about to be fully unveiled, following a £3. 6million restoration. Here we look back at how it all took shape. Continue reading.
Rail passengers travelling to and from Suffolk and Essex delayed following signal fault. A signal fault at Liverpool Street station has halted services in and out of the terminal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How this budget will affect businesspeople in Suffolk and Essex. From apprentices to entrepreneurs, the raft of changes in this year’s budget are bound to affect people involved in all levels of business in East Anglia. Our experts in Suffolk give their reaction to Chancellor Hammond’s big announcements. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Broken down freight train at Kennett delays services between Ipswich and Cambridge. A broken down freight train delayed services between Ipswich and Cambridge this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Cornhill finally set to open after major restoration. Ipswich Cornhill is set to open to the public by the end of this week following a £3. 56 million restoration. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police launch appeal to find missing 20-year-old from Felixstowe. An appeal has been luanched today for help to find a missing 20-year-old man from Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex and Suffolk roads both affected by abnormal load on the move. A wide load with police escort is set to cause tailbacks in Essex and Suffolk when it travels down the A12. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk denied fertility treatment based on age or if ‘overweight’. Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk are being turned down for fertility treatment because men are too old or overweight, it can be revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A man with paranoid schizophrenia is let out of mental health unit without an escort and kills himself. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
How far we have come in two years of Orwell Bridge closures debate. Highways England undoubtedly has an uphill task when it is faced with both a decision to close the bridge in high winds and how it mitigates the impact of that. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk police chief to retire next year after 30 years of service in East Anglia. Suffolk Constabulary’s Chief Constable Gareth Wilson announced he will retire in April next year after completing 30 years’ of dedicated public service, four of those as leader of the Suffolk police force. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man, 20 seventh to be charged with murder of Tavis Spencer-Atkins. A seventh defendant has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Atkins Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The driver ignored height restriction signs before striking an overhanging structure, a court hears. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
What will Chancellor Philip Hammond do for Suffolk and Essex in this year’s budget? Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is today presenting his second full autumn budget. Follow here for the main issues to come and comment on what you think about his budget proposals. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tamsin is one of many 16 to 24-year-olds who describe themselves as lonely. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
All lines blocked after person hit by train near Colchester. Services are at a standstill due a person being hit by a train on the line between Colchester and Witham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Gok Wan gives incredible makeover to ‘truly amazing’ carer at Norwich show. It was all about the confidence in Norwich this weekend as TV fashionista Gok Wan brought his One Size Fits All tour to the city. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fountains tested as final touches put to new look Cornhill. The major redevelopment of the Cornhill is set to be completed this week and construction teams have been working throughout the weekend to put the final touches in place. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Spot yourself: Felixstowe hosts Steampunk Halloween festival. It’s futuristic, classical and steam-powered - it is the Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival taking place at Landguard Fort this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Seventh person appears in court charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. A seventh person has appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of an Ipswich teenager. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge wind closures - here are the latest measures being pursued. A nine-month expert study of the Orwell Bridge’s aerodynamics has been launched this month, which will determine the future of wind closure measures from 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fewer complaints, more passengers brings rail boost to Greater Anglia. The number of complaints to Greater Anglia by passengers during the first three months of the financial year almost halved compared with the same period in 2017, according to new figures from the industry watchdog. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Waterfront art celebrates soldiers of the First World War. The words of soldiers have been brought to life at Ipswich Waterfront in an artistic salute to soldiers of the First World War. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Six people have already been charged over a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Ipswich. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Seventh suspect charged in connection with Tavis murder. A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk has the ambition to become the greenest county. This year it has become apparent that Suffolk recycles less than four years ago. Ipswich MP, Sandy Martin has just got a promotion to Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister. I demand him to sort out the issues in Ipswich town centre with recycling being an afterthought. If Suffolk is to be the greenest county, then surely the county town needs to take charge of getting its act together?
Heavy traffic on Orwell Bridge after lorry sheds load. Motorists faced delays on the Orwell Bridge this morning, with drivers reporting heavy traffic on both the westbound A14 near Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses marks Town legend as vehicle named Kevin Beattie. As thousands of people prepare to pay tribute to Kevin Beattie on the day of his funeral, Ipswich Buses has paid its own tribute by naming a bus after the Town legend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are Ipswich Central really marketing experts? Paul Hurst has been sacked from ITFC. Maybe it is time to remove Ipswich Central from our town? Their focus on making Ipswich the "Waterfront Town of East Anglia" has heavily impacted on the town centre. This has forced David Ellesmere to write to Debenhams pleading with them not to close the Ipswich store.
Knives, drugs and money seized from Bury St Edmunds car. Drugs, knives and money were seized from a car in Bury St Edmunds after police spotted a vehicle was involved in drug dealing in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The singer has donated more than 300 items to go under the hammer for charity. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Woman slashed across the face and sexually assaulted in Colchester’s Castle Park. A woman was sexually assaulted and her face slashed in Castle Park in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New plastic tickets come in for Greater Anglia season ticket holders. Rail company Greater Anglia is phasing out paper tickets for season ticket holders – replacing them with plastic smart cards that can be swiped at barriers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colchester’s arts centre starts a hi-tech makeover that will boost accessibility. Colchester Arts Centre lands a major grant that will turn a medieval church into a cutting edge, 21st century venue able to offer access to all Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce royal visit. Apprentices and graduates will receive a special visit next week – from royal couple the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge Wyevale Garden Centre to become Dobbies. A garden centre in Woodbridge is set to change hands as part of a major sale by its owners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is Ipswich Doomed? Shops (A1) were converted to restaurants and cafes (A3), the town was focusing on day visitors and "staycations", and the town became more leisure focused. The Deloitte Consumer Tracker Q3 2018 reveals the UK retail market grew 2% in the first half of the year, but the fall in spending for restaurants, hotels and going out is a grave concern. Spending Down In Q3 2018, the so-called tourism sector (restaurants and hotels) spending fell 6. 5%* (from 3%* previous quarter) and "going out" (leisure) spending fell 15%* (from 8%* previous quarter).
Judge rues knife crime ‘epidemic’ before jailing 22-year-old for stabbing. A judge lamented levels of knife crime as approaching “epidemic proportions” before jailing a Suffolk father-of-two for stabbing another man outside a pub. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why was a helicopter flying over Ipswich waterfront? A low flying helicopter over the Ipswich waterfront has been causing a stir among passersby this afternoon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The wheels on the Felixstowe bus won’t go round and round Ipswich’s Gainsborough estate! Bus services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being shaken up next month in a bid to improve reliability – and compete with the rail line to the coast. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Youngsters encouraged to take part in Cornhill time capsule project. Young people in Ipswich are being given the chance to get involved in a time capsule project to mark the completion of the new-look Cornhill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five Essex men arrested over growing cannabis, possessing firearms and breaching bail. Five men have been arrested after a car chase ended in a crash in Chelmsford. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Slippery rails’ causing 20 minute delays on Greater Anglia. Greater Anglia are warning that train delays of up to 20 minutes are likely today due to slippery rails between Norwich and London Liverpool Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Star October 23rd page 24 -- 2018 Another constructive letter by Mark Ling I recommend all to have a read -- is there anything that we can do on here to give him the backing he truly deserves?
House of horrors opens at Ipswich Waterfront. The Great Plague returns to Ipswich this Halloween - but are you brave enough to find out more? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First Norfolk and Suffolk (Eastern Counties) are making changes to Services 60, 61, 75, 76, 77, and X7, as detailed below. .
The coastguard stands down its search for Lawrence Gibbs, who was last seen on the beach on Saturday Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Greater Anglia refund Suffolk student’s ticket in ‘storage fee’ row. Rail bosses have refunded a Suffolk student after staff took 10% of the cash in her purse as a “storage fee”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran 2019 gigs listed as ‘sold out’ – but tickets still available. Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran is playing four huge concerts in Ipswich’s Chantry Park next year – and over 100,000 die hard fans are due to descend on Suffolk to see him perform. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich school to accept boarders for the first time in its 140 year history. An Ipswich school is opening its doors to boarders shortly after accepting boys for the first time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk man died scaling Russian mountain. A man from Suffolk died while attempting to climb the tallest mountain in Europe, an inquest heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man, 20, released under investigation after latest Ipswich stabbing. Police investigating reports of a stabbing in Ipswich have released a man in connection with the incident as enquiries into what happened continue. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Batman etched on man’s prosthetic leg as Ipswich garage launches free innovative vinyl wrap service. A Royal Mail employee is thrilled to have his favourite superhero on his prosthetic leg thanks to an Ipswich garage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Final push to vote Woodbridge in Great British High Street awards. Admirers of a picturesque Suffolk high street vying for the title of Britain’s best are being urged to back a final push for votes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Popular Suffolk teacher died attempting ‘risky’ skydiving move. A young teacher died after attempting a “high performance” skydiving manoeuvre, an inquest heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
30 staff lose jobs as airport taxi run firm falls into administration. All 30 staff at an Ipswich firm offering airport taxi runs have lost their jobs after it collapsed into administration, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Luxury train offers 7-course Christmas lunch for £260. Jump aboard one of the country’s most spectacular trains and celebrate Christmas in style. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drug drivers banned for 4,599 months and fined almost £60k in last year. Almost £60,000 of fines were handed out to drug-drivers across Suffolk in the last year – as figures revealed almost half of those tested at the roadside gave positive saliva samples. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘A real spectacle to remember’ – New steampunk festival to launch in Suffolk. A steampunk “extravaganza” is launching on the Suffolk coast, featuring curiosities with a Halloween twist. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jury selected and sworn in for trial of trio accused of killing rough sleeper. Jurors have been sworn in for the trial of three people accused of murdering a 56-year-old Colchester man. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Burglars force window to steal from Ipswich property. Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses after a property was burgled in Ipswich last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will Martlesham retail parks get highways improvements? Highways chiefs in Suffolk have confirmed that plans are afoot to improve roads around Martlesham’s retail parks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New pumpkin patch and maize maze off to a flying start in Suffolk village. A family-friendly pumpkin patch and maize maze has opened in Suffolk to raise money for good causes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Halloween babies ‘dress to impress’ as mini monsters, tiny terrors and precious pumpkins. Babies and toddlers have undergone a terrifying transformation into ghosts, ghouls and miniature monsters as they “dress to impress” for the Halloween season. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nightlife: Were you in Yates in Ipswich on Saturday night? The count-down to the weekend has begun we re-live Saturday night in our Yates picture gallery. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Greenest County claims questioned as council agrees new nuclear energy deal. Opposition councillors at Suffolk County Council have raised fresh questions over the council’s ‘Greenest County’ claim, after it has emerged its new energy deal relies 100% on nuclear power. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vehicle caught speeding nearly twice the limit near Ipswich. Suffolk speed camera operators have caught two drivers driving well over the speed limit on two main roads in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A bright but chilly morning across Suffolk and north Essex. Forecasters are predicting a return to colder temperatures in Suffolk and north Essex today after a long period of warmer weather. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We’ve got a plan for the worst’ – Stretched foodbanks’ Christmas warning amid Universal Credit rollout. Foodbanks across the region are preparing for a “record-breaking” holiday season – with volunteers warning Universal Credit has sparked a leap in demand from people living below the breadline. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Memories of Britannia Road Primary School Maritime Day in 1982. Pupils were all at sea, so to speak, at an Ipswich school – as they took part in a Maritime Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Don’t stock food produced using slave labour, MP tells supermarkets. Supermarkets in the UK should not import food produced unethically by workers subjected to slave-like conditions, Ipswich’s MP has said during a parliamentary debate. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Anger at ‘scandal’ of hospital parking charges. Patients have hit out at “scandalous” parking charges at our region’s hospitals after it was revealed they made millions of pounds from their car parks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pension proposals could have ‘dire consequences’ for police force in Suffolk. Pension changes could have a ‘catastrophic’ effect on policing Suffolk, risking almost 100 jobs and curbing recruitment, according to the chief constable. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Striking pictures show boat set ablaze at Dark Ages festival. A torchlit parade and burning boat formed the spectacular finale to Suffolk’s first Saxon and Viking show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cold blast to strike coast with bitter winds and plunging temperatures. Balmy autumn temperatures have kept winter at bay in Suffolk and north Essex this October – but temperatures could plunge into single figures this week, according to forecasters. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: The curious about Ipswich walk is great for all ages. With three walks on offer and a guide booklet packed with information the curious about Ipswich walk is a great day out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why I hate taking selfies. Nowadays, wherever you go and whoever you’re with, it seems almost automatic for many people to instantly let the world know by taking a selfie. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man, 21, stabbed near Christchurch Park in Ipswich. One person has been arrested after a man was stabbed on Cemetery Road in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hadleigh primary school described as “very caring and inclusive” in glowing Ofsted report. A primary school in Hadleigh has seen its Ofsted rating soar from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ following a recent inspection. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Game for a laugh for community charities. A fundraising challenge event that brought together teams from the financial and legal professions has raised more than £2,000 to support charity work across the Suffolk and Essex borders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A Suffolk company’s very seedy success story. Before Munchy Seeds started out 19 years ago, co-founder Lucinda Clay recalls that the only place you could find seeds was in a particular muesli brand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could this 14-bedroom property be your dream home? Watch our video tour of The Old Rectory, a £1. 35m home set on 1. 6 acres of land for sale in Tattingstone. Continue reading.
An air, sea and land search is launched for a swimmer who went missing off the east coast. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Speeding down since penalties toughened – but Suffolk cameras still catch 16,000. Tougher punishment for speeding may be helping to cut offences in Suffolk, new research has suggested. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Dig your plimsolls out! Over-50s urged to take up sport in fight against loneliness. Older people in Ipswich are being encouraged to take part in the ActivLives sessions. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Road closures to be aware of this week in Suffolk and north Essex. Make sure your plan your journeys around the road works being carried out by Highways England. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How we help police officers cope with mental health challenges. In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable GARETH WILSON talks about how his force is dealing with the mental health pressures the job of policing can place on his staff. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who will be this year’s BME community winners? The waiting will be over for dozens of Suffolk businesses, on Wednesday October 24, when the winners of the Suffolk BME Business Awards 2018 will be revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plans for £70m retail and leisure park near Colchester submitted. A full planning application for the first phase of the £70million Tollgate Village retail and leisure park at Stanway have been submitted this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls for ‘tough action’ to deter hare coursing and guard rural communities. Countryside campaigners have lobbied for tougher action on illegal blood sport as gamekeepers fight a ‘frontline’ battle against hare coursing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Growing concern’ for confused 78-year-old lost in London. Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for 78-year-old James Carroll, who is missing from Braintree. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.