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Budget airline will launch Icelandic flights from Stansted, starting from £29. 99. Low-cost airline WOW air is moving its London Gatwick service across to London Stansted on March 31 - two days after Brexit d-day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Felixstowe’s Kingsfleet school stages National Theatre Christmas play. Teachers from Felixstowe’s Kingsfleet school have teamed up with one of the country’s leading theatres to create a very special Christmas production for their pupils. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Artist who painted suffragette given honorary doctorate. An artist who painted a stunning masterpiece of suffragette movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Live tweets as we go on Black Friday shift with paramedics. This evening we are joining a crew from the East of England Ambulance Service as they face one of the busiest nights of the year - Black Friday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Game for a laugh with the Eastern Angles. Accountants Ensors are sponsoring the Eastern Angles theatre company’s Christmas comedy again this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Citizens Advice in Suffolk thank volunteers for hard work. Citizens Advice charities in Suffolk have helped 22,000 people with issues such as debt, housing, relationships and employment during the year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sheeran sings Suffolk onto the music map. Suffolk has been ranked as one of the ‘most sung about places’ in the world thanks to local boy turned global star Ed Sheeran. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Forty employees are made redundant as firm goes into administration three days before Christmas. A national heating and cooling engineering firm with nearly 100 years of history has been part-rescued after falling into administration. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Leading equality campaigner Helen Pankhurst starts role as university chancellor. The great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote, has started her position as chancellor at the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Multi-billion pound scheme to open in 2027. More than 26,000 people have had their say on proposals for a major new Thames Crossing to link Kent and Essex, as the ten-week consultation ended on Thursday, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Carnage’ as mad festive rush sparks gridlock in Ipswich. Heavy traffic is causing mayhem in Ipswich town centre this afternoon as last-minute shoppers flock to the high street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First look at Cardinal Park revamp. One of Ipswich’s most popular leisure parks is in the middle of a makeover. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Cheerful’ schoolboy left with ‘emotional scars’ after drug driver hit him in 70mph police chase. A 27-year-old man who caused life-changing injuries to an Ipswich schoolboy after hitting him with a stolen car during a police chase will have to serve just 19 months of a prison sentence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk cider entrepreneur launches non-alcoholic drinks brand. A Suffolk cider entrepreneur, who, along with his brother built up the brand to become nationally acclaimed, is branching out with a new non-alcoholic drinks range. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why are we not getting a white Christmas this year? Snow was a big feature of last winter as the Beast from the East hit East Anglia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are we sitting ducks waiting for the next major drone incident to occur? The drone that flew over Gatwick airport this week caused Christmas misery for thousands of passengers, and experts in our region are warning it may not be an isolated incident. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
At least 44 flights are diverted to Stansted in flight chaos caused by rogue drones. During Stansted Airport’s busiest ever festive season, the airport is still reeling from the fallout of the disruption caused by the drones that were flown over Gatwick Airport this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Combining all that is best in ISAs and SIPPs. The world’s first pension scheme was developed in Scotland, Peter Sharkey explains. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Gas leak’ shuts Barclays in Woodbridge Road. Barclays bank in Ipswich’s Woodbridge Road is currently closed due to a suspected gas leak. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Diamond wedding joy for pair who met playing classic party game ‘postman’s knock’. A Suffolk couple who met as teenagers are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary – decades after they met at a party and played the classic game ‘postman’s knock’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
50 years of Christmas celebrations in Suffolk − when was it OK to give someone a snake as a gift? Can you remember what you were watching on Christmas Day years ago? Remember when we had only three channels? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First look: New bakery and cafe in Aldeburgh is ‘cake heaven’. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis meets the baker behind Two Magpies which has just opened a new branch in Aldeburgh. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wet weather predicted for Christmas weekend. Today’s weather in East Anglia has begun with showers and the wet weather is expected to continue up until the night before Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge unlikely to close as 40mph gusts hit A14. Despite reports of high winds today the Orwell Bridge on the A14 near Ipswich is not expected to close. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town legends Hamilton, Butcher and Holland to appear on stage. Three Ipswich Town legends will appear on stage at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds for an unmissable evening of stories and anecdotes about the club. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More details unveiled for do-it-yourself roadworks scheme in Suffolk. More details have been unveiled for a Suffolk scheme that could see parish council volunteers carrying out low level roadworks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
No more through trains to London in 2018 for East Anglian passengers. Today is the last day that passengers from Suffolk and Essex will be able to reach Liverpool Street station by train until the new year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Business confidence in economy falls across East of England - survey. East of England firms’ confidence in the economy has fallen into negative territory, according to a banking barometer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Farmer Christmas’ swaps sleigh for tractor in Ipswich school visit. Santa ploughed a path to a school in Suffolk this week to help spread some festive spirit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four teens arrested in connection with fatal Ipswich stabbing. Police have made four further arrests after a 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in Ipswich on Sunday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Santa’s love is all around this week as he sets up his grotto across Suffolk. As Christmas is fast approaching, Santa Claus is pulling out all the stops to get around as much of the county as he can. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the festive family events coming up this week Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s most wanted this Christmas. Do not approach these men - this is the warning from Suffolk police as reveal details of the county’s most wanted this Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hunts prepare for tradition Boxing Day meets. The age-old tradition of the Boxing Day Hunt is being kept alive in Suffolk and Essex this year with trail hunts planned for December 26. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The 10 people who had it worse than us in 2018. Liz Nice on the 10 people of 2018 who have made us all feel better about our own lives because they had it worse than us! Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rollerskating Santa spreads festive cheer in Ipswich. Children were invited to rock and roll around the Christmas tree with Santa as part of the annual festive celebrations at an Ipswich sports centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Ellis is a Christmas advert veteran at just six. She may be just six, but little Ellis Somers is no stranger to the spotlight and this Christmas her beaming smile has graced the famous screens on Piccadily Circus. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Knife criminals almost three times as likely to face jail than in 2010. More people were sent straight to jail for knife crime in Suffolk during the 12 months ending September than in any other year of this decade. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Leading the way in a vibrant business community. Four business leaders from Suffolk have been included in the 2018 list of the UK’s most inspiring and innovative leaders, compiled each year by business advisers Grant Thornton. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich school faces uncertain future as academy trust handed termination warning. An Ipswich primary school recently branded inadequate by Ofsted could lose its sponsor unless “rapid improvements” are made to pupil outcomes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Smashed bottle at scene of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens killing contained DNA ‘matching murder accused’s profile’, court hears. DNA of a man accused of murdering an Ipswich teenager was found on a smashed Caribbean Twist bottle at the scene of the attack, a court heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police use saw on fallen tree to help clear road. Police took matters into their own hands while waiting for Suffolk Highways workers after a fallen tree was blocking the road. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Does Ipswich have too many shops? High street report claim rejected. Ipswich town centre is not overrun with shops but moving away from a focus on retail, restaurants and pubs could bring benefits, business and council chiefs have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich stabbing victim died of ‘single wound to abdomen’. A 32-year-old man killed in a “horrific” attack in an Ipswich street died of a single stab wound, a post mortem examination has revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Special voyage for 75th anniversary of D-Day. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is working with the Royal British Legion to offer a Voyage of Remembrance for Normandy veterans, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Judge disturbed by teen’s compulsion to carry as 18-year-old jailed after McDonald’s knifing. A judge denounced “epidemic levels” of knife crime as a teen was locked away after a stabbing outside an Ipswich restaurant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What’s the best supermarket mince pie to buy in 2018? We sampled a selection of mince pies from a range of supermarkets – budget to splurge. Here are our front runners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is it fair for Suffolk council staff to take unpaid leave to cut costs? A leading union says that staff at Suffolk County Council won’t “put up with bosses grabbing their pay” following proposals to force them to take an extra day of leave that will go unpaid. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge Town striker Matt Mackenzie, 26, advised to quit football after heart condition diagnosed. Seven months ago Woodbridge Town’s Matt Mackenzie played – and scored – in a cup final at Portman Road. He tells Nick Garnham why he will never play competitive football again. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New automatic parking coming in at railway stations across Essex. New Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology is being introduced to railway station car parks at Colchester and Manningtree after it proved successful in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Schoolchildren visit historic site. Developers of the Mercury Theatre site in Colchester are discovering exciting evidence of the Roman town, with an archaeological dig by experts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van crashes into 500-year-old pub leaving ‘gaping hole’ in wall. Pictures have emerged showing damage to an historic village pub in mid Suffolk after an early morning crash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How does a glittery roast dinner sound? A carvery in Ipswich is adding extra Christmas sparkle to guests meals with their unique gravy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How important is the North Sea coast to Britain’s future energy requirements? The term “energy coast” is increasingly being used to describe the British side of the southern North Sea between The Wash and the Thames Estuary. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New Woodbridge quayside cafe. Family-owned Suffolk business Coffeelink has grown further with the opening of another cafe, close to the River Deben in the Whisstocks quayside development, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Road partially blocked near Stowmarket train station. A two-vehicle collision is causing slow traffic as police seek to clear a route to a town train station. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk leisure centres open doors to emergency services staff. Two Suffolk leisure centres will open their doors for free to all members of the emergency services and frontline NHS staff for a week over the Christmas period. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Homeless deaths up 17% in region since 2013 - but rate per million half national average. More than 150 homeless people are thought to have died in the region over the last five years, according to the first official estimated figures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
REVEALED – The best and worst performing primary schools in Suffolk. New data has shown the primary schools with the best and worst ‘progress’ scores in Suffolk for 2017/18. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could you claim a tax rebate in time for Christmas? Are you entitled to a tax rebate as a Christmas bonus from HMRC? Employees in Suffolk are being urged to check if they qualify. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rain due to continue throughout today. Weather experts say that intermittent showers are expected for most of today and Friday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Highways to hold talks with utility firms over length of road closures. Suffolk’s highways chief has vowed to bring traffic management firms and utility companies in for talks over the length of time they spend closing roads. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Trip back in time for 95-year-old war veteran. A Suffolk man is set to be one of 300 former Normandy veterans to sail on a specially chartered ship across the Channel to France to retrace their steps for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why radio presenter’s face is featuring on side of Ipswich’s bin lorries. You may be wondering why the face of a popular Suffolk breakfast radio presenter has been plastered across the side of bin collection lorries in Ipswich – but there is a good reason for it. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk MP had emergency brain operation to treat ‘disastrous’ infection. The MP for Suffolk Coastal has spoken out about her month-long stay in hospital after a nasty ear infection went “disastrously wrong”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police fire just once in every 20 recorded uses of Taser across Suffolk. Taser trained police reached for their weapons almost twice as many times in the last year as 2015 – but pulled the trigger on almost half as many occasions. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The deal is, @ibserviceupdate provides automated service announcements and @ipswichbuses provide general customer service and news announcements. Except, sometimes they forget which account they are tweeting from (like in the above image).
Ipswich Buses are , this time in January 2019. Fortunately for most people they will be unaffected, this only affects country bus service users. This appears to hint Ipswich Buses are still struggling to balance the books. They chose not to increase country services in November 2018 fare changes, but appear to slip in the fare rises during the festive period hoping people won't notice. As usual, very short notice given.
‘Deal with it! ’ Residents’ plea to police as stone-throwing vandals start crime spree. Trouble on a housing estate plagued by anti-social behaviour has escalated once again due to a group of youths reportedly hurling stones at windows of terrified residents. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Inside couple’s spruced up garden – featuring 8,000 Christmas trees. A married couple in Raydon have invested their pension into growing 8,000 Christmas trees in their back garden. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major road in Ipswich closed in one direction as fire service cuts casualty from car. Firefighters are working to free a passenger from a car that was involved in a crash on the A1214 in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: The adorable video of Mittens who is in desperate need of a new home. Mittens, who is just one years old, has found herself in the care of the RSPCA due to her previous owner being unable to care for her. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firm helps transform ‘wild’ woods plagued by substance abuse. An Ipswich business-to-business energy supplier has picked up a sector award for its work with a local charity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A listed building is safeguarded for use by the community it serves. The building that has been Framlingham Conservative Club for more than a century will carry on serving the town’s community. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Donations to Kevin Beattie statue appeal reach £12,000 in just two days. Donations have continued to pour in for the campaign for a statue of Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie – with the grand total up to around £12,000 in two days. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“No plan b” if savings programme fails, council says. Finance chiefs at Suffolk County Council have warned they “don’t have a plan B” if its savings programmes do not generate tens of millions in savings over the next four years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BTS provides tree management services for utility companies. Engineering and environmental services company, RSK Group, has acquired Suffolk-based tree surgeons the BTS Group and the TBF Contracting businesses TBF Traffic and TBF Scaffolding. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk house prices go into negative territory for the first time since April. House prices in Suffolk declined by 0. 2%, in October, despite witnessing a 2. 3% rise over the last 12 months. Continue reading.
One of Suffolk’s biggest companies collapses with debts of around £10m. A construction company that a year ago was one of the region’s biggest success stories has gone into liquidation, with more than 400 creditors and debts of around £10m. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out which pharmacies are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Make sure you know which pharmacies are open in case you need health advice or medicine over the festive period. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fly-tipper could face jail for dumping almost 30 tonnes of waste on farms. A 57-year-old man could be facing prison and almost £15,000 in costs for dumping 28. 5 tonnes of rubbish on Suffolk farmland. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
`Be a brick, buy a brick’ for Colchester foodbank. The staff at Kent Blaxill in Colchester have collected ten boxes of food for the local foodbank this Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: First look inside new east of England ambulances. This is the first look inside new ambulances due to hit to road in the east of England by early next year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Santa Paws 2018 – Our gallery of your Christmassy pets. From dogs dressed as Rudolph to a snake curled up in tinsel, our readers definitely did not disappoint with their Christmas-themed animal snaps. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Latest Inspire Suffolk Prince’s Trust group graduates. The latest group of youngsters have graduated from Inspire Suffolk’s Prince’s Trust 12-week team programme and have taken a positive next step into work, education, further training or volunteering. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What’s the best supermarket Christmas cake for 2018? We put supermarket Christmas cakes to the test. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘This is an unimaginable situation’ - family’s sadness at death of ‘wonderful’ mum-of-three. The family of a popular cafe owner who died in a road crash have paid tributes to a “wonderful lady who will be missed by everyone”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich’s sad and gruesome nativity scene - now Joseph has had his head cut off too. After Mary was decapitated, baby Jesus was stolen, and now with just a week to go until Christmas Day, Joseph has had his head cut off too from the nativity scene outside All Saints Church in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ambulance bosses urge people to stay safe ahead of ‘Black Friday’. The region’s ambulance bosses have urged revellers to “be prepared and stay safe” ahead of ‘Black Friday’ where office Christmas parties put a strain on emergency resources. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Car ‘with smell of cannabis’ stopped by police. A driver has been arrested after reportedly testing positive for both cannabis and cocaine in a roadside drug test. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sharing knowledge and clinical experience. Suffolk-based IPRS Mediquipe (Part of the IPRS Group) hosted their well-regarded Isokinetic User Day at St George’s Park - FA National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
£5. 99 rooms at Ipswich hotel in Christmas sale. A budget hotel opening in the new year is set to launch a Christmas flash-sale with rooms in Ipswich from just £5. 99. Continue reading.
Opus Teach launched in September 2018 with aims to improve standards. Suffolk County Council-owned supply teaching agency, Opus Teach, is celebrating after achieving REC Audited Education status. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ports police could gain sweeping new ‘armoury of powers’, lawyer warns. Police at ports such as Felixstowe and Harwich could be given a “bristling armoury of powers” to detain people for up to six hours in a bid to fight crime, a Suffolk lawyer has warned. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Key town centre road to be closed for emergency repairs. A key road which forms a route through a Suffolk town is to be closed for most of today (Wednesday, December 19) so that emergency repairs can be carried out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cyclist injured after collision with car. Emergency services have been called to the scene of an accident involving a car and a cyclist. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Funding provides leg-up for entrepreneurs in Colchester. Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has won £32,740 of NatWest funding to re-launch ‘In the Market for Success’ and offer places to a further 100 businesswomen on the award-winning programme. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Six figure sum’ spent on revamping co-op stores and funeral homes in Suffolk. Central England Co-operative has revealed it has invested over £13. 4 million nationwide and created dozens of jobs as part of ongoing efforts to improve their customer experience in 2018. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police believe the stabbing of Daniel Saunders in Ipswich "was not a random attack". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Rain for most of the day but still no snow. Rain will continue to plague East Anglia throughout the day with no signs of snow falling. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Witness describes seeing man pick up piece of metal before alleged killing, court hears. A resident of an Ipswich block of flats has told the jury in the trial of six defendants accused of murdering an Ipswich teenager that she saw a man get out of a van and pick up a piece of metal shortly before the alleged killing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.