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Man taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after reports of assault in Colchester town centre. A man has been taken to hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries after an incident in Colchester on Monday morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Final hours of man who died after Cornhill fall revealed at inquest opening. The opening of an inquest into the death of a man who fell on the steps of the Cornhill in Ipswich has revealed his final hours. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rolled cigarette of cannabis seized in stop and search. Police conducting a stop and search arrested a man after finding cannabis. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk airman accused of throwing punch which caused cabbie brain haemorrhage. A 24-year-old airman has been accused of seriously assaulting a taxi driver and attacking the cabbie’s son. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van driver admits taking alleged killers to scene of Ipswich teenager’s death. An Ipswich delivery driver accused of driving Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ alleged killers to the scene of the fatal attack parked his van and took drugs to “calm his nerves” after what happened, a court has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man dies after being found in pond in Tiptree. Police are investigating after a man died in hospital having been found in a village duck pond. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lack of plates to smash could break circus’ half-term fun, organisers warn. It is known for bringing a smile to children’s faces - but the fun might stop this half-term unless a popular circus can find props for one of its most popular routines. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Second man found with stab wounds in Colchester. A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a second stabbing in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Change your life by volunteering for St John Ambulance. St John Ambulance is appealing for more adult volunteers and cadets so they can continue to support activities with young people. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A taste of the 1940s at Tea at The Shed. A 1940s themed tearoom has opened at The Shed in Sproughton Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stansted Airport announces another new European route as it continues its ambitious expansion plans. Stansted Airport is poised to add another new route, as January got off to a flying start with a record breaking 1. 9m passengers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vehicle seized after driver found with no licence. Police have seized a car in Ipswich after the driver was found with no licence or insurance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nibbs the black cat is looking for a forever home. Could you offer a home to Nibbs the black cat - described as a “cat with character? ” Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Norwich may have beaten Ipswich at footie, but our economy looks set to outpace theirs. A new study predicts that Ipswich’s economy will be the fifth fastest-growing in the UK six months after Brexit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Artist paints Elmer to thank hospice for helping to save her father’s life. They helped save her beloved father’s life - an now a grateful daughter is to say an emotional thanks to hospice staff by painting an elephant for their Elmer parade. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The hangar for billionaire’s private jets is saved from the brink. The future of a private jet hangar which claims to be one of the largest of its kind in the world seemed to be sealed when liquidators were appointed last month. But the company has managed to rise from the ashes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man found dead after being stabbed in the back. A murder probe has been launched after a man was found dead having been stabbed in the back next to Colchester’s Castle Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did you spend Saturday night in Yates? Many people headed to Yates in Ipswich on Saturday dressed to impress. How many familiar faces can you see in our gallery? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I’m a wheat eater not a meat eater: 10 things to never say to a vegetarian or vegan. “Don’t you miss bacon? ” and other annoying things that vegetarians and vegans are sick to the back teeth of hearing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
No trains from Ipswich to London due to train fault. Rail passengers on Greater Anglia services can expect cancellations and delays after a train fault at Chelmsford has stopped all services to Liverpool Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town’s Luke Chambers talks to Suffolk primary school about healthy living. Students at one Suffolk primary school kicked off the day with Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers who encouraged them to live healthy lives. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four more cases of equine flu found at Suffolk yard. Four more cases of equine flu have been found at a Newmarket yard, putting doubt on hopes of horseracing resuming after a six-day shutdown. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Overnight closures on major Suffolk and Essex roads this week. Highways England has announced a number of planned roadworks for the Suffolk and north Essex area in the week ahead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Overturned car and trailer closes one lane on A14. Traffic is queueing on the A14 after a car reportedly overturned and a trailer came loose from its vehicle. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Flu is serious so get the jab now, GPs warn as take-up hits five-year low. Don’t underestimate how serious flu can be – that’s the warning from top doctors as flu jab take-up hits a five-year low in parts of Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich retail ‘in decline’, warns town centre leader. Ipswich needs to fundamentally transform its town centre because the retail sector is “in decline”, the leader of a group representing shops and businesses has warned. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Taxi drivers ‘worst culprits’ for using phones at the wheel. Taxi and private hire drivers were the worst culprits for using mobile phones at the wheel according to traffic studies conducted at Suffolk sites, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Military veteran research informs unique service for traumatised police. Norfolk and Suffolk police have today announced a collaboration to provide staff and officers bespoke mental health support when needed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Heroism of savagely attacked police dog highlighted as law protecting frontline animals is passed. A Suffolk police dog who nearly died when cruelly knifed has been highlighted as a reasons why a new law protecting animals in service has won widespread support. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tributes to inspirational young chef who died in fire next to football pitch. The family of a 20-year-old whose remains were discovered in a Suffolk fire have paid moving tribute to a big-hearted young man with ‘extraordinary integrity’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Premiere of three folksongs in Bury St Edmunds concert. Tickets are available for a night of live orchestral music featuring the premiere of three folksongs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Social media reacts to Lambert’s derby day brawl. The Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has sparked a debate on social media after being sent to the stands during Ipswich Town’s derby day clash with rivals Norwich City. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Clearing clouds bring risk of overnight frost – but warmer weather on the way. Clearing skies, following a rainy start to Sunday, will bring the chance of overnight frost to Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two Ipswich fans arrested as police praise ‘good-spirit’ of supporters during derby. A pair of Ipswich supporters were the only fans to be arrested during a derby clash characterised by the “good spirit” of fans. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rare ‘cartoon birds’ continue to delight nature lovers. A flock of “cartoon birds” who surprisingly picked a random Ipswich street to spend winter have continued to delight nature lovers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police warn against ‘romance fraud’ on Valentine’s Day. Officers in Essex have advised people to “swipe left” on Valentine’s Day to protect themselves from so-called ‘romance fraud’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Children learn about life’s hardships on visit by homeless shelter. It is often said that many young people are yet to learn about the hardships of life. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man slashed in the face with belt in bathroom brawl. A 34-year-old man will require surgery after being slashed in the face with a belt in the toilets of a Clacton bar. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Veterans join forces to combat PTSD by restoring 1960s tank. An Army veteran who served across two continents is heading up a project to restore a priceless piece of British history in an effort to help ex-servicemen cope with PTSD. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘If Ipswich win 6-0 I’ll probably cry’ – Excited fans brave rain for Carrow Road clash. Optimistic Ipswich Town fans have braved the rain to head to Carrow Road, ready to watch their beloved team take on their local rivals Norwich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich man on why a speech impediment is no impediment to success. If you were to speak to Justin Butcher today, you wouldn’t be able to tell he had ever had any difficulties with his speech. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Live travel updates as fans head to derby. Heading to the East Anglian derby today? Stay with us as we bring you live updates on all things trains and traffic ahead of the big game. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why you should never kiss a newborn on the lips. A family from Stanningfield near Bury St Edmunds have spoken out about the dangers of kissing newborn babies on the lips after their daughter contracted neonatal herpes and suffered permanent damage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire response times rise despite fewer call-outs, figures show. However the response times of Suffolk Fire and Rescue vehicles to emergencies have improved in the past year, with the county’s chief fire officer saying the long-term increase is mirrored by a national trend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
This is the investment we are putting into Ipswich - council leader. Last week I detailed how Labour-run Ipswich Borough Council is keeping council tax bills down while protecting frontline services from cuts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firearm offences halve – five times more knives than guns used in crime. Gun crime more than halved across Suffolk over the last year, according to new figures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pride is finally back – Get ready to parade down the Waterfront. Excitement is building for Suffolk Pride as details of a parade along Ipswich Waterfront begin to emerge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Horses not vaccinated for equine flu may not be insured against the virus. Horse owners are being urged to consider getting their animals vaccinated against equine flu even if they do not race. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Historic market town could embrace 21st century with free public WiFi. It’s famous for its wealth of history, but councillors have been eyeing up a rather modern idea for the market town of Framlingham – likely to set it apart from the average Anglo-Saxon settlement. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Got what it takes to win Ipswich Waterfront dragon boat race? An Ipswich charity is looking for teams to compete in its second dragon boat race. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police spotted in Ipswich park after man ‘grabs child from swing’. Officers have searched the area around an Ipswich park following reports a young child was taken out of a swing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire at Whitton care home. Residents at a care home on the Whitton estate in Ipswich were kept from danger as firefighters tackled a blaze in the building. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eight fire crews tackle thatched roof blaze. Dozens of firefighters are at the scene of a thatched roof fire in Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two arrested on suspicion of metal thefts. Two men have been arrested and taken to custody in Ipswich following suspected metal thefts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How the next 20 years of Debenham housing was decided in a small cottage in one day. Three sites accommodating up to 316 homes are now set to be earmarked for future development following the referendum on the village’s neighbourhood plan at Dove Cottage polling station on Thursday, which more than 1,000 villagers turned out for. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Villagers hope defibrillators will avert further tragedies. In the days before mobile phones, the village phone box in East Bergholt was a lifesaver for those needing to make an urgent call and today that role was reinstated. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Homeowners hit back against claims their estate has been a ‘disaster’. Residents of a controversial new housing estate claim the criticisms of their development have been “wildly exaggerated”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Partridge has landed - how two campaigners brought Alpha Papa premiere to Norwich. “Anglia Square not Leicester Square. ” It was a catchy slogan - but campaigners Rob Wilkes and Raf Turnbull hardly dared to hope it would come true. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
High winds ‘could close Orwell Bridge’, experts warn. Forecasters are predicting another round of high winds this morning – with gusts of up to 50mph threatening havoc for drivers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ceremony to officially open new ‘super budget’ Ipswich easyHotel. The unveiling of a new ‘super budget’ hotel in Ipswich is to be celebrated with an official opening ceremony. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Be mindful of how you express views about transgender people, support group warns. Great care should be taken in how views about transgender people are expressed, a support group has warned in the wake of a row over a blog on gender. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk is selected for a new scheme to help lonely RAF veterans. A new pilot scheme aimed at supporting RAF veterans who face loneliness and isolation is being launched in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Section of Bramford Road in Ipswich to be closed for emergency repairs. Part of a road into Ipswich will be closed for an evening to allow emergency repair works to take place. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man who lost his savings when a holiday lodge company went under is left shattered after being dealt another financial blow. A man who faces losing his £135,000 investment after a holiday park operator went bust is now struggling with severe anxiety after receiving a demand for site fees on lodges he cannot use, or rent out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First look at new special school on former Holywells High School site. First images for the new special school planned for the former Holywells High School site in Ipswich have been unveiled, as a planning application has now been lodged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Body found after Leiston fire identified as missing man Leon Clark. A body found after a fire in Leiston has been identified as 20-year-old missing man Leon Clark. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman from near Newmarket makes history on The Chase. A woman from near Newmarket has scooped the biggest prize ever won by a solo player on popular ITV quiz show The Chase. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Has the Queen Street Food Quarter idea finally died off? The Ipswich Market Queen Street Food Quarter wasn't operational today. Yesterday it was called off on safety grounds but when checking for an official announcement from Ipswich Borough Council on their website or twitter, no explanation. I wasn't alone in wondering what happened to it. Will the food quarter be back?
It has been made public that when Ipswich Market was relocated for the Cornhill works, Ipswich Central and Ipswich Borough Council were headhunting Justine Paul of Suffolk Market Events, to put on a monthly 30-trader farmers market on the Cornhill. Ipswich Star - Huge new monthly farmers’ market coming to Ipswich I actually love the concept of a farmers market and none of this is criticism for the proposed Ipswich Farmers Market. We are the county town of rural Suffolk! The local farmers market to Ipswich was largely inconvenient for many.
Why these children were thinking ahead today. Sitting alongside Martin Luther King and Emily Bronte in assembly at one Ipswich school this morning was a want-to-be paediatric consultant, an aspiring midwife and a handful of Olympic hopefuls. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Warning over cuts to lifeline rural bus routes in Suffolk. A warning is going out that threatened cuts to rural bus services in Suffolk could leave some elderly and disabled people stranded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New Ipswich tidal barrier will protect town from flooding for 100 years. More than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses have better protection from flooding after the successful completion of a new £67. 4million tidal flood barrier for Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Parking for cancer patients at Ipswich Hospital disrupted by ‘unexpected maintenance work’. A cancer patient was shocked to discover a number of parking spaces near to the oncology ward were shut of tho the public on his first day of treatment at Ipswich Hospital. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Recycling bins for crutches and walking sticks set up at Ipswich Hospital. Patients at Ipswich Hospital can now return crutches, walking sticks and shower chairs through special on-site recycling bins. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family given fresh hope after sighting of missing Leon. A family left distraught by the disappearance of their beloved son, Leon Clark, say they are reassured by fresh sightings of the 20-year-old. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What might Suffolk’s town centres look like in the future? With the drastic changes going on in how and where we shop, the town centres even a decade from now will probably look very different to how they do today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Battered and bruised’ college now in ‘optimistic place’ despite structural review. Leaders at a Suffolk and Norfolk land college say they are upbeat - in spite of a highly critical government report pouring salt on their wounds after two damning Ofsteds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The story behind the collapse of two waste management companies. The director of two waste management companies in Ipswich has explained the reasons why they went bust. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Support centre should be operational by the end of the year. Construction has begun on a £880,000 resource centre in Halesworth, to support patients and their families. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Free marketing sessions offered to East Anglian companies in need of a boost. Businesses in Norfolk looking to gain greater insight into physical and digital marketing are being offered a free information session, courtesy of Archant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chocolate frogs and wands galore at Ipswich’s very own Hogwarts. Ipswich Library was jam-packed with gryffindor cloaks, lightning bolt scars and chocolate frogs as Potter fans put on a spellbinding display for Harry Potter Book Night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Change of wind direction could keep Orwell Bridge open this weekend. The second wave of Storm Erik is expected to hit Suffolk this weekend and winds are expected to be even stronger than we have seen today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why investing doesn’t always have to be difficult. Finance columnist Peter Sharkey on why investing needn’t be too complicated. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So, 4 month is it now since the glorious Cornhill was opened? And yet we still wait for the moanaliths to be completed, we still have temporary barriers on the tappered step and we now await the results of an "expert" safety consultation following a tragic fall on the steps that resulted in a death. It had been noticed that some of the resin aggregate paving around the new trees was sinking a bit in a few places. But reports just in that temporarily black top has now been applied to those to level them up! I've not seen it yet but, SERIOUSLY!
Defendant in Tavis murder trial tells court he received cash and cocaine to drive van. An Ipswich delivery driver accused of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has told a court he was asked by one of his co-defendants to “give him and his boys” a lift to the Nacton area on the day of the fatal attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Huge new monthly farmers’ market coming to Ipswich. Organiser hopes the Cornhill-based market will attract more footfall to the town centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Group of companies with a £4m turnover goes bust after 20 years in business. An Essex wall and flooring company that had been trading for two decades has gone into liquidation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge closure threat ‘borderline’ as Storm Erik batters Suffolk. The Orwell Bridge could be forced to close this afternoon as wind speeds are predicted to reach 55mph. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tribute to Muriel Purdon: First female park ranger in Ipswich. Did you know her? Julie Hinton is in no doubt. “What my mum went through as a child was horrific. Horrific,” she says.
Spinning back to the 80s with ballroom dancing at the Corn Exchange. Today we are spinning back to 1985 – with some ballroom dancing at the Corn Exchange. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Animals affected by waste plastic on the rise in the east of England. The number of animals affected by plastic waste in the East of England is on the rise - although Suffolk and Essex appear to bucking the trend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Leiston family beg missing Leon Clark to return home. The ‘distraught’ family of missing Leon Clark have made an emotional appeal for his return - and admitted they jumped to conclusions when they heard a body had been found within the burnt out remains of a portable building. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls for clarity over £500,000 council contract. Questions surrounding a £500,000 investment into a cemetery expansion in Hadleigh may be answered when councillors and the public next meet. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could making bus travel free help cut car emissions and reduce air pollution? The proposal comes as figures show transport was the biggest contributor to the UK’s carbon pollution problem in 2017. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Van abandoned at level crossing. A van that has been left on rail lines near Beccles is causing long delays on the line between Lowestoft and Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Music project to help Ipswich pupils with low school attendance. An innovative music mentoring project will run a one-to-one scheme with 50 Ipswich youngsters to combat low school attendance levels. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delays on A12 as cars swerve to avoid debris. Commuters are facing delays on the A12 as cars are having to take evasive action to avoid debris from a blown out tyre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Entry for this year’s Woodbridge 10k opens soon - but be ready as it books up quickly. Runners wanting to take part in this year’s Woodbridge 10K are being warned to ‘stand by’ when entry opens in March - as the event often books up within 30 minutes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drunk Stowmarket heating engineer admits having knife in public. A drunk Stowmarket heating engineer who pulled out a work-tool when he became involved in a late night incident has been given a suspended prison sentence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk braces for wet, blustery conditions as Storm Erik hits. Suffolk is set to see heavy rain and wind speeds up to 55mph this weekend as Storm Erik hits the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.