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Public meeting to be held in opposition to 135 homes and care home for Belstead Meadows. Hundreds of neighbours are expected to turn out in opposition to building a major new housing estate and care home in one of Ipswich’s most picturesque green corners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Community’s shock over unexplained death in Ipswich. Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a woman who had died was found at her home in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Elmer’s Learning Herd Guide set to get children stomping. Children in Ipswich are being encouraged to get out and about and search for the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk Learning Herd. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ballsy anti-Trump message changed into sea turtle after teenager visited by police. It took some balls to produce - but now an 18-year-old who mowed a rude anti-Trump message into a field has changed it to something a little less controversial after a visit from police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk-based treetop adventure firm reaches for new heights with major growth plans. A woodland zip-wire adventure firm is geared for major growth with the help of major investment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out where and when you can see D Day Dakotas flying over Suffolk. An armada of more than 30 wartime planes will take to the skies over Suffolk and Essex as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Port of Ipswich goes electric. Ipswich port owner ABP has invested more than £120,000 in a new fleet of electric vans for East Anglian ports. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traveller camp appears in Ipswich. A group of travellers have appeared on a field close to an Ipswich sports centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Car debris removed from pedestrian’s leg after ‘traumatic’ road collision. A 75-year-old man whose loss of concentration behind the wheel caused a pedestrian serious injury has been allowed to keep his driving licence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Changing women’s state pension age - have they been badly treated? This week, there is a judicial review of the process that raised women’s state retirement age to 66 - threatening to plunge many into poverty. Our reporter reveals what we know so far. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Multiple fires in area of Ipswich undergrowth. Firefighters have responded to reports of multiple fires in an area of undergrowth in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know ahead of Newmarket Nights 2019. From timings to travel, here is all you need to know as the madness of Newmarket Nights returns for 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police investigate ‘unexplained death’ in Ipswich house. Police officers are investigating the unexplained death of a woman who was found in a house in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex MP James Cleverly first to back out of Tory leadership race. Essex MP and Junior Brexit Minister James Cleverly has become the first of the candidates aiming to lead the Conservative Party to drop out of the race. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson joins the famous faces fighting to save Essex libraries. BGT star David Walliams has given his backing to save Essex libraries threatened with closure – and now the acclaimed children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson and singer-songwriter Billy Bragg have shown their support. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
When hula girls and a naval lads featured on stage in Ipswich 1975. We take a look back at a performance of South Pacific in Ipswich 1975. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A really interesting one. With news on replacement monoliths that won't have the plaques after thought but go back to the original design of names on the actual monoliths themselves, which must have had a lot of Ipswich Society involvement behind the scenes, they have managed to declare the Cornhill Revamp a success. Like Ipswich Vision and its partners, weasel words come out. Apparently "most people" have been "very positive" despite no survey undertaken to determine this. I don't like the new Cornhill,in fact I hate it with a passion.
New ‘memory box’ launched to help record family history. A businessman is launching a new product to help families capture their histories through the spoken word. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Macmillan volunteers win at national awards. A team of Suffolk fundraisers have won a national award for their work raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jazz hands at the ready! The West End comes to Suffolk One. Musical fans in Ipswich have been told to have their jazz hands at the ready as Suffolk One students prepare for a one-night musical extravaganza. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A12 speed limit changes around Martlesham and Foxhall – here’s what the new speeds will be. Plans to reduce the speed limit on a key stretch of the A12 are to be agreed next week, with motorists set to face restrictions of 40mph. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nursery win bid for £1,600 grant for security lighting following stabbing in nearby carpark last summer. An Ipswich nursery have been handed more than £1,600 for improved security lighting following a stabbing which happened in a nearby carpark last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cracking down on ‘big business’ of crime gangs shipping stolen cars from port. Millions of pounds worth of stolen cars and parts are being prevented from leaving the country by a crime-fighting partnership at the Port of Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk and UK retailers face tough time as year-on-year sales plummet. The UK’s high street woes continued last month, as one measure showed the biggest retail sales decline since records began in 1995. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Cornhill to get safety boost and new “Cornhenge”. Ipswich council has unveiled the safety changes it will be making to the Cornhill following the death of pensioner John Stow earlier this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So we have already covered the silly signs before but one many Tony Fisher has made a video about it. Who is Tony Fisher? Never heard of him before, but seems pretty cool. Solves a giant Rubik Cube from the inside in Ipswich. See him do so here.
Two fire engines called after the Ipswich Buses service 98 operated by bus 77 (KX59 GNY) blew up on route - with Holbrook Academy pupils onboard - sending large clouds of smoke across neighbouring fields. Nobody reported injured, although it has been reported that pupils were left to complete the rural route on foot rather than another bus or transport arranged to get them home. It has also been reported that the service 97 vehicle - bus fleet number unknown - from Shotley earlier in the day had broken down and engineers had been called out to fix it.
See these brilliant photos of Suffolk rivers. We take a look at some scenic photography from our iWitness members for this week’s river challenge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What did Ipswich docks used to look like in the 1970s? We sail back to the Ipswich docks in 1979. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cyril celebrates 100th birthday. There could have been a hundred presents on offer for Harkstead man Cyril Hillman on his 100th birthday, but instead the charitable RAF veteran opted for a fundraising sing song. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire spreads across two houses and garages in Ipswich. Firefighters have fought a blaze that set two houses and two garages alight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘She wears her scars proudly’: Amazing story of baby who nearly died when born three months premature. Her scars are a heartbreaking sign of how she courageously fought for her life after being born three months premature. But according to her devoted mother, little Milah Fisher “wears her scars proudly” - because they show her amazing fightback to survive against all the odds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
15 things to see, do and eat at Taste of Sudbury 2019. Meet producers, taste some of the best local food, learn from top chefs, and shop ‘til you drop at this year’s free food festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More “bustitution” for rail passengers heading north from Ipswich. Rail lines to the north and east of Ipswich will be shut for another weekend as Network Rail engineers continue to install new track and signalling in connection with the upgrade of the line between Felixstowe and Nuneaton in the Midlands. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk - pre-order your sticker album to join in the fun. Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk will soon be here - and now’s your chance to pre-order our special souvenir sticker album and activity book. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Relief as loose ‘snake in a drain’ is rescued. People living on the Howard Estate in Bury St Edmunds are breathing a sigh of relief this afternoon after a six-foot-long pet snake was rescued by a brave neighbour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could former Ipswich pumping station have new life as three homes? A former water plant on the edge of Ipswich could be converted into three individual homes if planners agree to a redevelopment proposal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls for task group over children’s poverty fail. Calls to set up a task force to address children’s poverty in Suffolk have been rejected, despite new data revealing tens of thousands of youngsters growing up in poor households. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: Craig David sounds better than ever as he takes Colchester back to the 90s. No fans were seen ‘walking away’ disappointed after Craig David’s Colchester show took summer ravers right back to the noughties. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex airport’s profile hits new heights as US president arrives in UK. Stansted airport said it had to handle “a unique set of challenges” to ensure that the arrival of the American president and first lady ran smoothly as Air Force One touched down at the start of a state visit on Monday, June 3. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The East of England Co-op is giving away free breakfasts! Get your hands on a bacon or fried egg sandwich as part of Sourced Locally Fortnight 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lorry driver jailed for theft of almost 3,000 PS4 Slim games consoles. A lorry driver has been jailed for eight years for his role in the “ambitious and audacious” theft of almost 3,000 PS4 Slim game consoles on their way to the Port of Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Southwold Arts Festival brings Ed Balls, Lucy Worsley and fantastic creatures to Suffolk. Southwold is staging its sixth Arts Festival later this month. We take a look at a diverse line-up which will provide eight days of community entertainment Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It’s a worry’ - Suffolk workers could be earning £12K less every year due to lack of digital skills. As society moves at lightning speed towards an ever more digital future many workers across the region are at risk of being left behind, a new report has revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pregnant mums assured of Better Births as maternity service changes launched. Improvements for mums giving birth across Suffolk and north-east Essex will see a new personalised service rolled out – including a dedicated midwifery team for families. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bar owner calls for new approach to bring Ipswich town centre together. Ipswich’s town centre and waterfront need to be brought together if the town is to thrive, a local businessman claims. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cadbury’s desserts recalled amid fears of deadly Listeria infection. Suffolk Trading Standards have warned customers to check their cupboards due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some of Cadbury’s desserts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man guilty of raping woman in Lowestoft. Ajay Rana, 35, has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted of the 2017 rape of a woman in Lowestoft. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Read it and weep! the bridge no one wanted cost us all £8m. .
Looking back to stock car racing in Ipswich in 1987. Crash, bang, wallop – it’s stock car racing at Foxhall Stadium. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk brewer launches new ‘bold’ beer created by brewery apprentices. A beer created by apprentice brewers in Bury St Edmunds is set to be launched nationally. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town gearing up for StowFiesta. Family fun in the sun will make a return to Stowmarket with the annual StowFiesta on June 22 and 23. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
You’ve got some balls! Student mows stiff anti-Trump message into president’s Stansted flightpath. A teenage artist from Essex has greeted Donald Trump with a rather ballsy climate change message, as the US president arrives at Stansted Airport for his state visit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Snakes in a drain! Runaway reptile seen on Suffolk estate. Neighbours in Bury St Edmunds have spoken of their shock after a 6-foot-long snake was spotted making its way along a road and down into a drain. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Computing mentor opens dedicated lab for youngsters in Ipswich. A computing mentor in the running for a prestigious BAFTA award is launching a new centre in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Were you pictured celebrating Liverpool’s european win in Yates on Saturday? Ipswich was painted red on Saturday as hundreds took to the town to celebrate the 2019 champions of Europe – see if you can spot yourself donning a Liverpool shirt in this week’s Yates gallery. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tourism and landscape in east Suffolk at risk from huge energy projects. Growing concern is being voiced over plans for seven major energy projects in part of east Suffolk – and the lack of coordinated policy to deal with the concentration of development. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sizewell B and Port of Felixstowe among UK’s top business rates payers. EDF’s Sizewell B power station, Stansted Airport and the Port of Felixstowe are among the top business rate payers in the UK, figures have revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Grieving parents seek answers at inquest into six-year-old’s death. The family of a six-year-old boy who died suddenly after contracting meningitis are today seeking answers at a jury inquest into his death. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
David Ellesmere: NCP forced to lower car park prices thanks to councill. Have you tried to new Crown Street car park? Today David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council, reminds readers that you can use it for free on Sundays over the summer months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed: The thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money spent maintaining empty council properties. Suffolk councils are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to pay for security and upkeep of former schools, council offices and other commerical properties. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk treated to county’s two hottest day of the year. It was a glorious weekend for Suffolk as the sunny weather brought with it higher than average temperatures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ferraris and Lamborghinis take to Ipswich Audi for charity event. It was more V8 than Live8, but that didn’t stop a group of motor enthusiasts and their Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris from raising a four-figure sum for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A14 re-opens near Bury St Edmunds after serious crash. A stretch of the A14 that was closed for more than two hours following a serious crash has now re-opened. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police thank public for help after Orwell Bridge incident. Officers from Suffolk police have thanked members of the public who came to the aid of a woman on the Orwell Bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
War veterans join Voyage of Remembrance to Normandy. War heroes have set sail for Normandy as the nation looks to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Going on safari in ‘Garden of Eden’. Nature lovers discovered a colourful giraffe and a friendly orangutan when they went on safari in Ipswich this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich hum - neighbours tell Anglian Water their ‘patience no longer exists’. There are fears families in Ipswich could be forced to endure a sleepless summer despite Anglian Water assuring them they are seeking a solution to a disturbing ‘humming’ sound which has plagued them for years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Air ambulance called to major crash on A14. The eastbound stretch of the A14 has been closed in west Suffolk following a serious crash that has seen one person taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by air ambulance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Obituary: Spies and subterfuge – the life of Jean Norton, who died at 88. Ex-nanny, who didn’t see herself as ‘a permanent Mary Poppins’, became a teacher at two Suffolk schools Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We are the medicine that each other needs’ - why the Rural Coffee Caravan volunteers deserve prestigious award. Today the team behind the Rural Coffee Caravan are celebrating after it was announced that their 100 incredible volunteers are set to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk hotter than Palermo and Marseille? You’ve got to be joking! Today is set to be the hottest day of the year in Suffolk so far with temperatures potentially reaching 28C - warmer than parts of Europe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about Lowestoft’s new First Light Festival. Lowestoft is gearing up for 24 hours of fun and entertainment as they a stage a multi-arts festival to celebrate the midsummer solstice. We take a look at the events lined up for the groundbreaking First Light Festival Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Travel - Buses are replacing trains on some Suffolk routes today. There are changes to some train services today including Ipswich, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds due to planned engineering works. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Customers’ complaints about building supply firm passed to police. Customers claiming a company left them thousands of pounds out of pocket for shoddy building work say they are relieved police have now taken up the case. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How do you judge whether a school is good or not? Ofsted is making some changes to the way they inspect schools in Suffolk and other local authority areas and it means parents will need to know about how it works to help them interpret inspection reports ahead of choosing a school for their child, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich teenager publishes book despite struggle with dyslexia. Angel Rimron-Molloy is following in the footsteps of her heros publishing her first fantasy novel, despite struggling with dyslexia though her childhood. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich brother and sister pair set up environmentally friendly clothing brand. A brother and sister from Ipswich hope their new eco-friendly company will revolutionise the way people see fashion in the UK. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about Rod Stewart’s Portman Road gig. Are you heading to Ipswich for Rod Stewart’s hotly anticipated concert on Friday? Here’s everything you need to know before Sir Rod starts crooning on the Portman Road pitch. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Skaters set to remember Ben Raemers. The Ipswich skateboarding community are coming together to celebrate the life of an international star described as a ‘hero’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH – Dragon Boat Challenge returns to Ipswich Waterfront. Tensions were high at the Ipswich Waterfront as 19 rival teams battled it out to be crowned winners of the annual Dragon Boat Challenge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town centre flats evacuated after chip pan fire. People living at Elliston House in Ipswich were evacuated from their homes amid fears a fire started by a chip pan could spread throughout the building. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Smoke billows into gardens as crews tackle garage fire. Firefighters were called to extinguish a garage blaze at an address in Great Blakenham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hospitals urged to apply for Changing Places cash. New funding for disabled toilets in hospitals across East Anglia is set to benefit patients. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How you can park for FREE at Cardinal Park. Customers of Cineworld in Ipswich can currently park for free, thanks to maintenance work which will see permanent changes to the way people pay for their parking at the entertainment complex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Going in search of Ipswich’s fantastic urban foxes. Ross Bentley has a close encounter with wildlife in Suffolk’s county town Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
No access onto A14 at Trimley St Martin due to car accident. The slip road onto the A14 at Trimley St Martin is closed following a two-car crash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pilgrimages through the years - D-Day veterans return to Normandy. D-Day’s 75th anniversary will see several veterans of the Normandy landings from Norfolk and Suffolk making the poignant journey to the beaches of Normandy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Recycling rise means waste intake at incinerator must increase. Plans to increase the amount of rubbish being processed at Suffolk’s state-of-the-art incinerator have come about because more plastic is being recycled in the county, according to the plant manager. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Travel - buses to replace trains all day between Ipswich and Norwich. Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Norwich today due to planned track renewal works. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca on special mission for D Day veterans. D Day veterans will be returning to Normandy this weekend on board a boat from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines of Ipswich. Continue reading.
Suffolk Now podcast: Why men should talk about their mental health. Dan Somers, knows what it is like to suffer with anxiety, here he speaks openly about his struggles and explains why he has arranged an event for men in Ipswich to show solidarity for others with mental health problems. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A Suffolk man who drugged a woman and abducted a child is among those jailed this week. An Essex opticians thief, a man who stabbed another man and the Felixstowe man who abducted a child have been sentenced to a total of more than 23 years in prison. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Council chiefs issue new order to prevent Fisons demolition. Chiefs from Mid Suffolk District Council have issued a new order to prevent the former Fisons factory being demolished without permission. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Terrifying’ crash caused by driver who left car on its side in middle of road. An uninsured driver caused a “terrifying” collision by abandoning his car on its side in the middle of a country road. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Primary school appoints fourth headteacher in two years following sudden resignation. Children at a primary school in Felixstowe will see a major change when they return from the half term break following the sudden departure of their headteacher. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘The problem has not gone away’ - Hundreds still living at holiday park unlawfully. Hundreds of holiday park guests are still without a permanent home despite authorities’ pledges to resolve the problem through legal action. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Batman’s famous faces: The Dark Knight celebrates his 80th birthday. Welcome to Batman’s Birthday. The Caped Crusader is 80 years old and we take a look at his long and eventful life both on paper and on screen Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Art Society exhibition celebrates Suffolk creative talent with diverse show. Ipswich Art Society’s open exhibition represents a wonderful snapshot of Suffolk’s creative talent. We take a look at the highlights of this year’s show Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed – 800 pupils home educated as evidence found of schools pressuring parents. More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures – including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.