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Could historic building become a new school? A rural Mid Suffolk landmark could be getting a new lease of life as a special school, if plans are approved. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about Ipswich-born presenter Jeremy Wade’s new TV show. The extreme fisherman and River Monster star’s new series is on Discovery’s Animal Planet at the end of this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two dogs rescued from Essex flat after starting kitchen fire. Two dogs have been rescued from a first floor flat in Essex after they started a fire in the kitchen. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Kilo of cocaine found in raid on Ipswich man’s home. An Ipswich man who was arrested after police officers found more than a kilo of cocaine during a raid at his home has been jailed for four years and ten months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Preview: The talking points for the 2019 Babergh elections. While the Conservatives at Babergh District Council enjoy an overwhelming majority, historically that hasn’t always been the case. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Forecast: Warm, dry day to start spell of good weather. Suffolk will see a warm and dry day to start a spell of fine weather that will lead into the Easter weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The last sailing barge built in Ipswich returns home. The last sailing barge built in Ipswich is back in her home port more than a century after first taking to the water. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mum stole £236,000 from employers after gambling ‘spiralled out of control’. An Ipswich mother with a gambling addiction who stole £236,000 from her employers after her addiction “spiralled out of control” has been jailed for three years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Politicians in East Anglia prepare for election no one expected. The starting pistol has been fired for elections many politicians in the UK insist they don’t want and shouldn’t be having – the poll for British MEPs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you seen this fake vodka for sale in Colchester? Dangerous, fake vodka is being removed from the shelves of corner shopis in Colchester after trading standards officers warned it could make consumers sick. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man suffers suspected cardiac arrest in Ipswich car park. A man in his 50s was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in an Ipswich car park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is it legal? Britain introduces The Porn Laws and gets its knickers in a twist. Porn is suddenly a talking point once again after the UK government announced that a UK-wide porn ban will be introduced in July. Arts editor Andrew Clarke offers a personal view about the uncertainties and shortcomings of the proposed ban and how it will affect the art world Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One Man, Two Guvnors and a new musical give the New Wolsey’s autumn season plenty of punch. The New Wolsey has announced its autumn season. It contains a classic knock-about farce, a new musical, a mystery which features Agatha Christie, a gripping World War II drama and a new play about dangerous prejudice in a small community Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich backpackers robbed at gunpoint in Amazon rainforest vow to finish holiday. Three backpackers from Ipswich have told of their terrifying ordeal after they were held at gunpoint during a robbery in the Amazon rainforest. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Research into dog cancer could lead to screening test for popular breeds. Scientists investigating skin cancer in dogs hope new research can lead to a DNA screening test being made available for two of the UK’s most popular breeds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich town centre set for Peaky Blinders inspired mass Cluedo game. A large-scale outdoor game of Cluedo is set to hit the streets of Ipswich this summer based on the BBC hit show Peaky Blinders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New coffee shop and arts venue now open. The Green Room cafe and atelier in Ipswich is already causing a stir amongst coffee lovers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Vibrant’ Felixstowe primary school receives good Ofsted rating. A Felixstowe primary school has been praised for its vibrant school community and behaviour of pupils in its latest Ofsted visit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Parents feel ‘let down’ by Ipswich Hospital after coroner highlights failings but rules out neglect. The bereaved parents of a three-day-old baby feel “totally let down’” by Ipswich Hospital despite a coroner ruling that numerous failings had not amounted to neglect. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Businesses fear delays and red tape in European trade. East Anglian businesses feel they have been left in limbo by the failure of Parliament to agree a Brexit deal – and there are growing fears for jobs and export trade. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four guilty over PlayStation 4 consoles theft. Four men involved in the theft and handling of nearly 3,000 brand new PlayStation 4 Slim game consoles bound for the Port of Felixstowe on a lorry will be sentenced next month after being convicted by a jury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crisis team ‘missed opportunity’ to prevent Ipswich couple’s deaths. An Ipswich couple were sent home ‘distressed and hopeless’ by a mental health crisis team hours before their deaths, which may have prevented with better assessment, a coroner has ruled. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia hails most punctual trains for two decades in region. Rail company Greater Anglia has recorded the best punctuality figures on the region’s trains for nearly two decades. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former Ipswich pub could become homes in flats project. Nearly a quarter of a century after it called last orders, the site of an Ipswich pub is set to be redeveloped into a riverside housing development. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk set for weekend sizzler as temperatures could top Marbella and Corfu. Parts of Suffolk and Essex could bask in temperatures as high as 23C over the Easter bank holiday weekend - warmer than Corfu, Marbella and Majorca, forecasters are predicting. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
High-tech cranes arrive at Port of Felixstowe. The Port of Felixstowe has invested millions of pounds in its first high tech remote-controlled gantry cranes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Paramedics swoop on hotel after ‘serious incident’. Police and paramedics arrived at the Holiday Inn at Copdock near Ipswich to respond to a “medical incident” this afternoon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A14 closed after lorry hits crash barrier near Stowmarket. Two lanes have been closed on the A14 near Stowmarket for emergency repairs – one on the westbound carriageway and another eastbound – after a lorry crashed into the central reservation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A gentle evening with old friends as Timothy and Sam West raise funds for Bury Theatre Royal. Timothy West CBE and Samuel West in Conversation, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Sunday April 14 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fake bank notes seized on train. Three men were detained and searched after fake bank notes were used on a train to try to buy tickets. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Perfect headteacher’: Your memories of legendary Holbrook Academy head Dr Simon Letman. His shock death has left a community “beside themselves with grief”, due to the transformative impact he had on his school and its students. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man who raped student jailed for eight years. A 25-year-old man convicted of raping a University of Essex student while she slept has been jailed for eight years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk firm celebrates ‘outstanding’ ranking. Healthcare Homes Group has achieved a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating for 12 of its Suffolk homes from the industry regulator the Care Quality Commission. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Small businesses are leaving themselves open to cyber attacks, worrying figures reveal. A third of small businesses are leaving themselves open to attack from ruthless cyber criminals – seemingly unaware of the danger they are placing themselves in. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man in his 20s dies in crash. A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving crashed into a tree. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich’s Sailmakers in line for top award after Caribbean Carnival. Last summer’s Caribbean-style carnival at Ipswich’s Sailmakers Shopping Centre is in the running for a top award next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did William Shakepeare write those plays? Not everyone believes that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him and here are some of the reasons why. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mystery as snakes abandoned in Christchurch Park. Officers at Ipswich Central Police station welcomed some unusual visitors yesterday after members of the public discovered two boa constrictors in an Ipswich park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crackdown on drivers using phones in Suffolk as crime commissioner ‘horrified’ by rule-breakers. Police are ramping up efforts to catch drivers using mobiles, with the Suffolk crime commissioner “horrified” to see motorists putting lives at risk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What should replace Ipswich’s Golden Dragon Chinese buffet? For almost 20 years the Golden Dragon, in Ipswich’s Cardinal Park, was known around town for its legendary Chinese buffet. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major train delays towards London expected until noon. Trains are delayed up to 15 minutes with some lines blocked due to a signalling fault at London Liverpool Street and delays between Kelvedon and Witham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lane blocked on A12 causing 2 mile delays. Delays are expected on the A12 towards Ipswich this morning after a van broke down. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Death crash driver back in court for jumping onto railway tracks. A convicted killer has reappeared in court for jumping onto railway tracks moments before the arrival of a train. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From a misty morning to blue skies – Suffolk’s weather latest. Despite waking up to patches of fog and mist this morning, sunshine-lovers across Suffolk will be pleased to know that the warm weather is here to stay for the Easter weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hundreds of bikers to attend annual St George’s Day bike show. Hundreds of bikers will descend on Kesgrave’s The Bell Inn on Saturday for the pub’s annual St George’s Day bike show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From Latitude to sell-out panto, Suffolk arts scene helps boost UK economy. East Anglia was once known as ‘The Bread Basket of Britain’ today it could be re-named as ‘The Main Stage’ as a new report reveals that arts and culture provision has a greater impact on the UK economy than agriculture and Suffolk is shining a spotlight on the way ahead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
St Elizabeth Hospice looking forward to another record-breaking year for Midnight Walk. With less than one month to go until the Midnight Walk, St Elizabeth Hospice has set the ambitious goal of again breaking records, all while partying like it is 1989. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Cuckooing’ victim in Ipswich admits drug possession. An Ipswich woman is awaiting sentence after admitting possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cathedral thanksgiving service for The King of Carrots. Obituary: ‘True gent’ Clem Tompsett, who died at 84, described as ‘the greatest carrot grower the UK has ever known’ Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about the Willis Building. Why was the iconic glass property built in Ipswich and how did renowned architect Norman Foster get the commission? The Ipswich Society reveals all. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Tiny kittens saved from treetop by firefighters in Ipswich. Firefighters have rescued two adorable three-week-old kittens from the top of a tree in Ipswich, after they were left there by their mother. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traffic building at top of Bishops Hill in Ipswich following three vehicle collision. Suffolk police have been called to the scene of the collision between a BMW 4 series, a Kia Sedona and a Ford Galaxy near Holywells Park in Ipswich this evening. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What’s that smell! Why this Ipswich junction is causing a stink. Drainage crews have been called out nine times in the space of 14 months to pump stagnant water out of a busy Ipswich junction, it has emerged – costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fundraising weekend announced for Beowulf Festival. A weekend of fundraising events have been announced for the The Spirit of Beowulf Festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you know the five symptoms of bowel cancer? April is bowel cancer awareness month, and a Suffolk colorectal surgeon is urging Suffolk people to be aware of the symptons, and check it out if they have any concerns. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
£2. 35m extension of Kingfisher leisure centre to get underway. Work is set to start on a £2. 35 million refurbishment and extension of Sudbury’s Kingfisher leisure centre. Continue reading.
Pub glass attack left victim needing 40 stitches to his face and neck. A Suffolk man who hit a punter with a wine glass in a Woodbridge pub causing cuts which needed 40 stitches has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced in June. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘An apology would be nice’ - Couple’s anniversary plans ruined after sudden pub closure. A husband was left feeling physically sick after discovering the special anniversary trip he had booked for his wife had fallen apart just weeks after he paid the deposit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich councillor tells of importance of Notre Dame to her homeland. Among the millions watching in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned on Monday night was Ipswich councillor and French citizen Sophie Meudoc. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More Suffolk parents miss out on their first choice primary school. A lack of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ Suffolk primary schools has been blamed for an increase in the numbers of children missing out on any of their parents’ preferred choices. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Riverside cottage has enviable position overlooking historic Pin Mill. A picturesque 17th century cottage could be a sailor’s dream home, overlooking the River Orwell and just a short stroll from the Butt & Oyster pub. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Phil Mitchell swaps Albert Square for night in Ipswich. Soap star Steve McFadden - known by many as Walford’s bad boy Phil Mitchell - is set to meet fans at a popular Ipswich nightclub to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘King and loving wife’ found covered in blood after stabbing, inquest hears. An inquest into a woman who was stabbed 28 times by her mentally ill husband before he killed himself has heard how police officers smashed down the door of the couple’s Waterfront flat before finding her on the kitchen floor. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman pushed over by attacker near busy Ipswich junction. A woman in her 30s was assaulted in Ipswich when a man pushed her over near a busy junction, causing her to fall into a bush. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about The Taste of Sudbury. Free food festival is back this summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are the exhibits in Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion looking a bit unloved? A request reveals outside of booster grants for specific projects, the current "conservation and care element" budget is £3,200 per year (up £400 from 5 years ago), on top of a conservation post at £29,300 per year. This is £32,500 (plus employee costs) for both museums.
Parents ‘worried for children’s futures’ as speech and language hubs come under threat. Parents of children with speech and language difficulties are praising the hubs across Suffolk for their invaluable support and fear that their proposed closures could see other children being left behind. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Look: A-level student builds her very own shepherd’s hut. One Ipswich High School student has single-handedly built her own cabin while juggling her A-level studies. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich traveller camp moves to Copdock park and ride. Traveller caravans spotted at a second location in Ipswich are due to leave on Thursday – with Suffolk County Council prepared to act if they stay put. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Skechers named in bid to replace Claire’s and tReds. American footwear retailer Skechers is named in planning documents which indicate the firm wants to move into the Claire’s Accessories and tReds units in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fen Farm Dairy picks up another prestigious award. A Bungay farming family has been honoured yet again as it continues to transform a once struggling dairy business into a thriving market leader. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Power and water restored after this morning’s problems. Residents across Ipswich have been disrupted by power cuts and water shortages this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ambassador pays tribute to former Ipswich teacher found dead in Peru. The UK ambassador to Turkey has paid tribute to the “extremely kind” and “not a run of the mill teacher” Paul McAuley who was found dead in Peru earlier this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Shopkeeper left ‘shaking with fear’ after masked raiders rob store. An Ipswich shop keeper who was alone in his store when three masked men broke in and stole a large sum of cash and cigarettes has spoken out for the first time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Parents in Suffolk wake up to primary school places. Parents in Suffolk are waking up on National Offer Day to the news of their primary school places application – with many overjoyed to have secured a place at their first choice school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Road closed after corrosive chemical spill in Felixstowe. An exclusion zone has been set up near the Port of Felixstowe following a reported chemical spill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Trains cancelled between Ipswich and Felixstowe due to signalling problems. Commuters have been warned that trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe could be delayed or cancelled due to signalling problems on the rail line. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Three-day-old baby died after “traumatic” birth - inquest. An inquest into the death of a three-day-old baby has heard the emergency casaerian section on her mother described as “traumatic”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four-year ban for chip shop owner’s second drink-driving offence. A Suffolk chip shop owner has been banned from the road for four years and fined £3,500 after drink-driving for a second time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drugs youth given five mile exclusion order. A 17-year-old youth found with more than 60 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine has been banned from going within five miles of the town’s railway station. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Society is looking for new members to its Executive Committee - a Treasurer and a Minutes Secretary to replace retiring members. Interested Ipswich Society members should contact the Honorary Secretary or the Chairman John Norman. .
Ipswich Society chairman John Norman complains about the new Cornhill in the April 2019 newsletter. Source:.
Fraudster who conned three nurses out of more that £100,000 found guilty. A fraudster who pretended he was a mortgage advisor to con three nurses out of more than £100,000 has been found guilty. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Society's latest newsletter contains a few "snibblets". Not sure the link of two of the three items!
Ipswich Buses have ordered some new ticket wallets advertising 5 methods to pay - Cash, Contactless, Android Pay, Smartcard and Apple Pay. "REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN RESPECT OF LOST OR UNUSED TICKETS".
Fascinating black and white photos reveal history of long lost Ipswich pub. Back when pubs meant pinball machines, darts and shove ha’penny, the Ship Launch Inn was a thriving venue – serving those who worked at Ipswich’s docks and lived in the nearby area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire service fight chimney fire at historic pub. Firefighters are tackling a chimney fire in a historic pub in Thornham Magna. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe hit by points failure. Rail passengers have suffered major delays between Ipswich and Felixstowe after a points failure caused trains to be delayed or cancelled. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Full public consultation for any children’s centre changes, Tories confirm. No children’s centres will be closed in Suffolk without a full consultation with the public, Conservatives have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls to secure Fisons site after fire treated as suspicious. Fire crews were called to the former Fisons works in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, on April 9 after a blaze broke out in a two-storey building. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sky high burgers, liquid nitrogen frozen raspberries and ‘candy shop’ waffles on menu at cool new restaurant. ICE Café in Rougham opens today and is definitely different. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Row breaks out over slogan for Ipswich Tories’ housing policy. Ipswich Conservatives have been reported to the town’s council for racial equality over a slogan they are using to promote their new housing policy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man to stand trial for shoplifting and possessing a knife. An Ipswich man accused of shoplifting and having a knife in the town centre will stand trial in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Life on the edge: This couple’s home is dangerously close to falling in the sea! Juliet Blaxland and husband Giles have lived near Southwold for 12 years. and watched the land between their home and the North Sea get shorter and shorter. Our reporter visited them. Continue reading.
Police continue search for car following A12 hit and run. Essex Police are still searching for the driver of a dark car following a collision on the A12 near Marks Tey. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The rising cost of beach huts with sea views. There has been a rush to buy the first brand new beach huts to be offered for sale in Felixstowe, despite an £18,000 price tag. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sick Felixstowe tourist Pete Mazur should fly home in air ambulance on Tuesday. Suffolk tourist Pete Mazur, who has spent nearly a week in a clinic in Cape Verde after being taken ill on holiday, should be flown back to the UK on Tuesday after his insurers sent out a medical team in an air ambulance to bring him home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘He made me the person I am today’: Holbrook Academy remembers Simon Letman. The death of Holbrook Academy headteacher Simon Letman has left his students, staff and community in a state of shock. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traveller camp appears in Colchester field. A group of travellers has moved onto a plot of land in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did you go to Nacton Heath Secondary School in 1977? Take a look through these fascinating archive pictures. Today we take you back to Nacton Heath secondary school in 1977 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.