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Calls for ‘tough action’ to deter hare coursing and guard rural communities. Countryside campaigners have lobbied for tougher action on illegal blood sport as gamekeepers fight a ‘frontline’ battle against hare coursing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Growing concern’ for confused 78-year-old lost in London. Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for 78-year-old James Carroll, who is missing from Braintree. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Region sees biggest rise in people identified as modern slavery victims. The number of people identified as victims of modern slavery has more than doubled in the region over the course of a year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
GALLERY: Bloodthirsty warriors battle it out at Suffolk’s first Dark Ages festival. Visitors to Stonham Barns were transported more than 1,000 years back in time as the site was transformed into a battleground fit for the Dark Ages. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘She was a ray of sunshine’ - pub’s emotional tribute to young worker who died in crash tragedy. Devastated colleagues of an ever smiling, popular young pub worker tragically killed in a road crash have paid a moving tribute to her, saying life “won’t be the same without her”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What homes could be yours for around £300,000 in Suffolk and Essex? When you’re hunting for a new home, what can you buy for around £300,000? How about part of a unique pub conversion in Ipswich or a bungalow in Brandon? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Would an alcohol-free bar be a success in Ipswich? An alcohol free bar is set to open its doors in Essex, we speak to people in Ipswich to hear their thoughts on the new business venture. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fat Frog Comedy Club hops into Colchester. Business is no joke - but it can be a laughing matter. Just ask stand-up comedian Joe Grant. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nine Suffolk-based charities benefit from donations. Ipswich Building Society has donated more than £6,000 to nine Suffolk based charities from its Mutual Advantage affinity saving accounts programme. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed: The prison sentences of a burglar, a drug dealer who stabbed victim and more. A man who attempted to arrange to have sex with a child was jailed this week as well as a burglar and a London drug dealer. Take a look at how long they spend behind bars. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich students’ short story success. Eight students at the Lindbergh Campus in Ipswich, which provides alternative education as part of the Raedwald Trust, have had their stories published in an international book as part of a short story competition. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mother’s mission to make Halloween safe for all. A Kesgrave woman wants to spread the word about a Halloween project which keeps children with food allergies safe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More crime reported online as police observe ‘channel shift’ from 101. Online reporting of crime and accidents has almost doubled in Suffolk since the beginning of the year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fall in cases reaching crown court blamed on cuts to police resources. Police cuts have been blamed for a slump in crimes prosecuted at the crown court in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drug dealer ‘popping pills and showing off’ stabbed man in the arm with flick knife. A drug dealer who stabbed a man in the arm in an Ipswich flat causing a cut which needed 11 stitches has been jailed for eight years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bags of rubbish dumped in village field. Black bin bags full of rubbish were left strewn across a part of the Suffolk countryside. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Speeding car seized for having no insurance. A car caught speeding on a town centre street has been seized after police discovered the vehicle had not been insured. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
We’re faster than you! Van proves too slow to evade police capture. A van which tried to evade police could not make the getaway quick enough when officers pulled it over to investigate a number of offences. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Care group receives Outstanding quality report. A county council run care service has been described as ‘exceptional’ following their Outstanding care quality rating. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It’s those ‘safe’ jobs that will disappear, a leading local recruiter warns. What do bank clerks, supermarket check out staff and accountants all have in common? They’re all job roles that are gradually diminishing, thanks to advances in automation and AI technology. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A shock shop closure is one of our must read stories this week. From a pefect Oftsed report to a Suffolk teenager on the X-factor with Robbie Williams - make sure you are up-to-date with all of our stories. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dense fog could cause travel disruption during weekend. Thick fog across the East of England overnight could cause travel disruption during the weekend, weather forecasters have warned. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WOW! As the Cornhill Vandalism nears completion the £4 million Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration Project has had the public water feature tested for the first time. The much reduced size and number of the water jets on the Cornhill has absolutely amazed the public, who have never seen any water feature displays before, or even water. Town centre retailers (Ipswich Central BID levy payers) are rejoicing in the increased business that they expect from this vanity project. I remain not convinced.
Tragedy of my mother’s death spurred me on, says brave student. A University of Suffolk student has talked openly about overcoming the death of her mother to win the “best dissertation” award. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cannabis grown in Norfolk could soon be available on NHS prescription. The bosses of a pharmaceutical company which has been growing cannabis legally in Norfolk since 2016 for the international medicinal market are now hopeful of being able to offer their cannabis-derived medicine on prescription in the UK. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man and woman arrested after ‘altercation’ outside Golden Hind pub. A man and a woman have been arrested following an altercation in the car park of the Golden Hind pub in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk County Council are holding their next We Are Listening event in Ipswich at Giles Circus next week on Thursday 25 October, 11am – 1pm. Leader Matthew Hicks and other senior staff and councillors will be there. .
Thieves cause thousands of pounds of damage in Trimley Sports and Social club burglary. Thieves smashed their way into a sports and social club in Trimley St Martin on Tuesday stealing bottles of alcohol and soft drinks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Morbid or more bids? Essex auctioneers launch a spooky kind of sale. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the ghoulish and grisly items coming up for auction in Essex, to put you in the mood for Halloween. Sworders Fine Art have been building up a collection of strange consignments for their next ‘Out of the Ordinary’ sale to be held early next year. Continue reading.
“Keep calm and carry on” – Suffolk County Council moves to ease fears of no-deal Brexit on county. People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Married couple died from head injuries ‘consistent with a fall down the stairs’. A married couple who were found dead and with serious injuries at their Suffolk home are thought to have fallen down the stairs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Fly high beautiful girl’ - Tributes paid to young woman killed in A12 crash. Tributes have been paid to a “kind, sweet and funny” young woman who was killed in a serious road accident earlier this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘They love getting muddy’ – Outdoor learning sessions launched to boost pupils’ confidence and wellbeing. Suffolk pupils are swapping their classroom for the great outdoors as part of a “forest schools” initiative to learn about the environment. Children at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham have been “having fun, getting muddy and experiencing the outdoors” by building dens, hunting for creepy crawlies and taking woodland walks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Town’s new temporary signing. Ipswich Town have made a new signing, ahead of a busy Christmas. Town have signed for a temporary Planet Blue shop in the Buttermarket, Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Six expert speakers about brain injury and neurology. There was a big attendance for Headway Suffolk’s fourth annual Neuro Conference at Kesgrave Conference Centre near Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Fostering and Adoption reveals hardest children to find homes for. Suffolk’s fostering and adoption service has shined a spotlight on some of the harder children to find homes for in its latest campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Honoured for work with the Prince’s Trust charity. Greene King, the pub retailer and brewer, has been recognised for its work with young people by being awarded Recruitment Programme of the Year at this year’s UK Social Mobility Awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Kesgrave’s Heath Primary School transformed into polling station for special vote. Students at a Suffolk primary school queued up to take part in a poll with a difference. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Unlicensed driver guilty of hitting boy after failing to stop for police. A 27-year-old London man has admitted causing serious injury to a schoolboy after failing to stop for police in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Victim in A12 fatal crash at Frostenden is named. The 22-year-old woman killed in a fatal crash on the A12 at Frostenden has been named by police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
RAF Bentwaters provides perfect backdrop for Vinnie Jones’ latest film. Footballer turned film star Vinnie Jones is taking on his signature bad guy role in his latest film Vengeance 2, which is being shot in Suffolk this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich taxi company goes into administrsation. A taxi and mini-bus hire company in Ipswich has stopped trading, leaving a group of customers with a prior booking waiting for a minibus that never turned up. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New school will bring 900 more school places in 2019. The topping out ceremony has taken place at a £14m new academy - the Paxman Academy - in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Museum seeks trustees with ‘energy and creativity’ to lead £800k transition into 21st century. New trustees are being sought to help shape the future of a Suffolk museum as it prepares for an £800,000 revamp. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A letter from 1918: A message from an Ipswich airmen to his son. An Ipswich pensioner discovered a 100-year-old letter written to one of her relatives during the First World War. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Offering free advice through Suffolk libraries. People with learning disabilities or autism in Suffolk are to get walk-in advice, help and support from specialist provider of employment services for people with disabilities, Realise Futures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New commercial site will create 100 new jobs in Ipswich. The site of a former oxygen gas plant in Ipswich is being regenerated, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk cyclists take on 450km Vietnam ride for breast cancer charities. Today is Wear it Pink day and a Suffolk charity has outlined its latest challenge to raise tens of thousands of pounds for breast cancer causes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Forget checking before you travel – you should be saving, too. Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plenty of autumn sunshine expected across the weekend. Once the mist and fog clears this morning, it is set to be a dry and bright day in Suffolk and north Essex with plenty of sunshine expected over the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Unroadworthy’ go-ped seized from alleged drug driver. A rider who reportedly tested positive for drugs was arrested after an unregistered vehicle was stopped by police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘All that hassle just for some crisps’ – anger at pointless shop break-in. Raiders caused hundreds of pounds of damage when they threw a concrete paving stone through a shop door window – just to steal a few measly bags of crisps. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Woeful’ lack of record-keeping failed to detect health problems before 76-year-old’s death. The family of an elderly man who died after “woeful” record-keeping at a care home failed to detect health problems have said they hope his carers have learned lessons from the tragedy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Our in-depth interview with Stansted’s chief executive Ken O’Toole. Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What is happening in Suffolk to mark the Centenary of the Armistice? The centenary of the end of the First World War is now just three weeks away with ceremonies to mark the Armistice happening across the world as well as here at home in East Anglia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Last chance to win in £10,000 football club giveaway. Today is your final chance to stake your claim on a share of £10,000 worth of sporting equipment that we are giving away to Suffolk youth football teams. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could robots steal your job? Nine careers that could be ‘at risk’ in the future. What jobs will be gone in 20 years time? Lynne Mortimer looks at the most vulnerable. Continue reading.
Two officers could face charges over former Ipswich Town star’s death. Two police officers could face court action relating to the death of former Ipswich Town striker Dalian Atkinson. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk vow to tackle period poverty fails to put cash towards free tampons in schools. Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: Snow White stars reveal most embarrassing moments. From trouser malfunctions to falling over in front of hundreds, the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cast disclose their most shameful showbiz moments. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rise in theft and weapons crime higher in Essex and Suffolk than nationally. Crimes including theft and weapons possession have risen more sharply in Suffolk and Essex than on average across the rest of the country. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rising demands for investment in construction and new homes. Ipswich-based alternative business lender Fleximize it is on course for a record-breaking 2018 after almost doubling its lending to entrepreneurs between the second and third quarters of this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Foodbank in Ipswich hits major milestone in fundraising for new building. An Ipswich foodbank has reached a major fundraising goal allowing them to move to a larger premises as their demand continues to soar. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Geography education is vital in the age of climate change, says broadcaster Nicholas Crane at Suffolk Conference. Geography education needs to be made a priority, so people have a greater understanding of the implications of climate change and sea level rises, broadcaster and writer Nicholas Crane has told a conference in Suffolk Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Felixstowe stabbing that left teenager with neck wound was ‘targeted attack’ - police. Police are treating the stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Felixstowe yesterday as a targeted attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helping save the planet a small step at a time. Colchester Borough Council has committed to phasing out single-use plastics and is launching its own campaign, Colchester Plastic Pledge, to encourage residents and local organisations to follow the example and make their own online pledge to reduce their use of single-use plastics. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenager killed in A14 accident tragedy is named. A 19-year-old killed in an accident on the A14 at Rougham involving a police car and ambulance has been named. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man accused of house burglary set for trial next year. The trial of an Ipswich man accused of burglary at a house in Barham will take place in January next year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Beaming marvellous. The beacon of the historic LV18 lightship has been lighting up the Ipswich skies this week - to celebrate graduations at the University of Sufolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Fostering and Adoption confirms Elmer sculpture for 2019 trail. A fostering and adoption service has confirmed it will be sponsoring one of the Elmer sculptures set to parade around Ipswich next year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Connectivity is the key for Suffolk property firm. A Suffolk-based company is the subject of a new filmed business case study by mobile phone giant Vodafone. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nine days of disruption on rail services from this weekend. Rail users will be faced with nine days of disruption from this weekend as signalling system upgrades are carried out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Japanese award for Ipswich horticultural firm. Suffolk-based Thompson & Morgan has received another international award for its innovative Sunflower SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
We’ll keep listeners despite loss of FM slot, radio presenter says. A radio station which lost its licence to broadcast on FM has said it believes the decision will not affect its number of listeners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is this street now a ‘haven for speeding motorists’? Fears have been raised that an Ipswich street has become inundated with drivers breaking the speed limit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What was found lying on the seabed during preparations to lay a cable for an offshore wind farm? The bell of a ship sunk off the Suffolk coast by a German mine is to go on public display. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could you spot the signs of modern slavery? Suffolk police are supporting Anti-Slavery day today – but do you know what the signs are that somebody is being exploited? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Spitfire spotted doing victory rolls over Ipswich. Were your eyes on the sky this morning? Did you see a Second World War fighter jet over Ipswich? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man, 90, who was found with serious injuries near to wife’s lifeless body is confirmed dead. The 90-year-old man who was found with serious injuries near to where his wife’s lifeless body was discovered, has also died. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich street shut off amid reports of heavy police presence. An street in central Ipswich has been closed amid reports of an emergency incident. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rail services delayed after vehicle crashes into bridge. A vehicle hitting a bridge in north Essex is causing rail service delays. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
East Anglian counties get support to help ease winter crisis in hospitals. Councils in East Anglia have been given millions of pounds to help hospitals in the region cope with expected winter pressures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jackknifed lorry shuts A14 in Suffolk. A jackknifed lorry has caused major traffic delays on the A14 in west Suffolk this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Get 10% off at Glasswells Ipswich this weekend. Think you know everything there is to know about Glasswells, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ipswich store this weekend? Think again. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cold snap set to be a feature of half-term holidays in Suffolk and Essex. The chilly autumnal snap which saw temperatures drop close to freezing in parts of the region last night is set to continue into next week’s school half-term holidays. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Throwback Thursday: Looking back at half-term activities from October 1998. Throwback Thursday returns once again - and this week we look back at what was going on in and around Ipswich in October 1998. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Decisions, decisions: Things to consider when planning your perfect wedding. You want everything to go smoothly, you want everyone to be happy, you want your wedding day to be perfect. Hannah Marks, wedding co-ordinator, at the Ivy House Country Hotel, has some tips to make sure that your big day goes smoothly Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Friendship benches unveiled at Stone Lodge Academy in memory of former deputy head. New benches have been installed at an Ipswich school to help children find friends to play with. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Glamorous charity gala raises more than £1,200 for St Elizabeth Hospice. A glitzy charity gala evening at Hintlesham Hall has raised more than £1,200 for St Elizabeth Hospice. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Highways wins ‘partnership award’ recognising its benefits to the community. Suffolk Highways has received a national award for providing “real and tangible benefits to the community it serves”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Village store and Post Office closure hits businesses and elderly. Neighbours are rallying to help the elderly and housebound by offering to help with shopping after the sudden closure of their only village store - which some describe as a lifeline for the community in Rendlesham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bishop urges people to join team helping late-night revellers in need. A bishop has praised volunteers who provide invaluable support helping those in need late at night in towns across Suffolk – and is calling for more people to come forward. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
MP tells Suffolk academy trust to ‘stop clinging on’ after progress report. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has renewed her calls for academy provider AET to withdraw from Felixstowe Academy “for the benefit of pupils”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman airlifted to hospital after serious A12 crash closed road for seven hours. The A12 was closed for more than seven hours following a serious crash last night which saw a woman airlifted to hospital. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police hunt burglar who absconded from Suffolk prison. People have been warned not to approach a convicted burglar who has absconded from an open prison in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So it is middle of October, University of Suffolk graduations are on at the Waterfront in a big white tent and the Cornhill Vandalism hasn't been finished. What I can say so far - without the monoliths, trees, steps, fountains and weathering/wear-and-tear - it looks quite good. Now, not to get carried away. "quite good" isn't good enough at the cost of around £4 million pounds. Perfection is what is needed.
Trick or treat - do you love or dread this Halloween tradition? Are you a fan of trick or treat, or do you dread it? Readers have been having their say - and you can join in by taking our poll. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Our differences enrich the world’ - Suffolk parents counter ‘negativity’ over Down’s syndrome. Families of children with Down’s syndrome have warned that health professionals’ negativity about the condition are putting parents through unnecessary heartache. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New ‘challenge’ announced for Suffolk schools to boost performance. A fresh drive to boost attainment in Suffolk schools has been announced by education chiefs – but mystery surrounds what it will involve. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See how a professional carves scary face into pumpkin. Do you struggle when it comes to carving pumpkins? Take a look at how an expert does it here. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.