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Woodbridge’s Thoroughfare wow judges with High Street Awards street party. Woodbridge’s high street was a hive of colour and excitement today as shoppers, businesses and local charities showed their support for the town’s nomination in Great British High Street Awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two Center Parcs awards for Bury St Edmunds business. Bury St Edmunds-based Thomas Ridley has collected the accolade of Supplier of the Year 2018 at the annual Center Parcs Supplier Awards, which recognises and celebrates the best of more than 1,800 suppliers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch Tom Hunt – the Tory hoping to topple Sandy Martin as Ipswich MP. Tom Hunt is preparing for his new life as Conservative candidate for Ipswich with a pledge to fight for the town’s infrastructure. . . and a promise that he “knows his way around Whitehall.
Police arrest wanted Norwich man in Ipswich. Police have arrested a man who was wanted in the Norwich area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Clive on Twitter has complained about a vehicle ML58 OJJ which appears untaxed. The owner/driver seems to think the wheelchair/accessible ramp to the bus stop is their driveway. Totally unacceptable and the two photos show the vehicle is used on the road (one day car is facing one direction and the next another) despite likely lack of road tax and insurance. .
New homes found for residents after sudden closure of Felixstowe care home. Residents left in limbo after a Felixstowe nursing home suddenly went in liquidation are now “all accounted for,” according to a senior care provider. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: What do you want to see in Ipswich Cornhill once rebuilding is complete? Businesses in Ipswich town centre are hoping to put together a programme of events on the rebuilt Cornhill once it opens at the end of next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One of the very basic expectations when using public transport, is for the driver to respect the Health Act 2006 (smoke-free provisions) and The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006 legislation which came into effect on 1st July 2017. It appears no such concern at Ipswich Buses. Same person complained about the same a week ago. different driver, different bus, different bus route, different bus stop and different time. .
Tickets go on sale for extra Ed Sheeran Ipswich gig date. Extra tickets to see Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran have gone on sale after a new date was announced. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The singer is to play gigs in his home county for the first time in five years. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Fans warned not to use reselling sites to secure Ed Sheeran tickets. Ticket reselling sites are already valuing tickets to Ed Sheeran’s sold out final date in Ipswich for over twice their value despite them being invalid if bought this way. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
University of Suffolk students kick off new conservation degree course. The first co-hort of students on the University of Suffolk’s new Wildlife, Ecology, and Conservation Science BSc degree course commenced their studies earlier this month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex business woman features in national awards. Essex businesswoman Melanie Knight, from Blue Tree HR Solutions, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Business Woman Awards for 2018. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
And they are off - fans join battle for Ed Sheeran tickets. Tickets are now officially on sale for Ed Sheeran’s open air gigs at Chantry Park, Ipswich - the finale to his 2019 European tour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
£10. 2m of fake goods including Audemars Piguet watches, Armani, Chanel, Dior, DKNY perfumes and Adidas, Nike and Puma merchandise seized at Felixstowe. Fake goods worth £10. 2 million and including 300 high end watches; over 5,000 Armani, Chanel, Dior, DKNY, Gucci and Jimmy Choo perfumes; along with thousands of items of Adidas, Louise Vuitton, Nike and Puma merchandise have been seized at Felixstowe. Continue reading.
All you need to know if you’re trying to get tickets to see Ed Sheeran in Ipswich. Fans of Ed Sheeran will have their eyes on the clock on Thursday as tickets for his much-anticipated Chantry Park concerts go on sale. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman dies after car hits tree in Felixstowe. A 75-year-old woman has died after being involved in a crash last week in Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fourth road closure of the year angers traders in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Businesses and residents beside one of the busiest roads in Ipswich have been left seething after it was closed for the fourth time this year by roadworks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More than 60 gins to sample by the Waterfront. Gin lovers in Ipswich are in for a treat as Briarbank Bar and Brewery hosts its second gin festival of the year this weekend, through September 28 to 30. It’s the third gin festival the Briarbank Bar and Brewery has held so far. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did you attend the Peninsular Pyrates weekend at Felixstowe? Pirates are used to the water, but they would have liked a drier weekend as they came ashore for a special event at Landguard Fort. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich man convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage boys. An Ipswich man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage boys. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Cycle King Shop and two neighbouring building were damaged by the fire last year. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Woodbridge needs you! Calls to support town ahead of Great British High Street Awards. Final preparations are underway as Woodbridge hopes to wow the judges of a top award. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Three Tories vying to take Ipswich from Sandy Martin at next election. Ipswich Conservatives are to select a candidate on Thursday to take on Sandy Martin in the marginal seat at the next general election. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge AmDram legend Don Spall dies after Parkinson’s battle. Heartfelt tributes have been paid to “the entertainment man of Woodbridge” who helped found a popular amateur dramatics group over four decades ago. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Girl, 17, sexually assaulted by teenage boy in Ipswich. A teenage girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight after being harassed by a group of young boys in central Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenage boys’ sexual assault claims refuted by accused Ipswich man. Two teenage boys have been accused of making up claims they were sexually assaulted by an Ipswich bar manager. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex magazine publisher is bought up. A magazine publishing house behind a number of craft, gardening, health and food titles has been snapped up by DC Thomson Media, the business behind the Beano brand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A gentleman standing at the Willis Faber building was waiting for a Service 13 bus on a Sunday afternoon. The bus driver on a bus with a number of adequate seats available failed to stop as part of a long running joke. We cannot be certain it is racism - may have just chosen to avoid stopping at bus stops indiscriminately. Not only should the bus be picking up from said bus stop but wholly unprofessional to be publicly disclosing the intent and potential past occurrences of this in full view of other passengers on the bus.
What’s been happening lately at Felixstowe Port, and what the future has in store. Bigger cranes may spell bigger profit at Felixstowe Port, but a question mark hangs over whether future growth could be impacted by the prospect of a no deal Brexit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Hundreds tackle 10 mile coastal run in memory of Felixstowe GP. More than 400 runners took to Felixstowe prom this morning to take on a 10 mile race along the seafront. Can you spot yourself in our gallery? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delays at Ipswich and Colchester as ‘unforeseen’ issues combine with planned rail closures. More than 200 services have been delayed on Greater Anglia’s main line this weekend - with unforeseen maintenance issues compounding disruption caused by planned works on the track to London Liverpool Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Plan your journey - roadworks in Suffolk and Essex this week. Leave extra time for your journey if it’s likely to be affected by roadworks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How much will it cost to see Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park in Ipswich?
How much will tickets cost to see Ed Sheeran’s Ipswich shows? Tickets to Ed Sheeran’s much-anticipated Chantry Park concerts go on sale on Thursday, September 27, and will come in two price bands. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Essex man who is giving new life to old electrical items, and even old plastic bottles. While most people throw their empty plastic cleaning bottles away when they’re empty, one father of three from Essex has been refilling and reusing his for the last three years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know ahead of the Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival 2018. Celebrate all things fishy as the Woodbridge Shuck returns to Whisstocks Quayside this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colchester CCTV in taxi cabs row could be resolved. Controversial plans for CCTV cameras to be installed in all taxis and private hire vehicles operating in Colchester are out for consultation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, was fatally stabbed on an Ipswich estate. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Last orders for The Swan – closure confirmed of Ipswich pub where Ed Sheeran played. The historic Ipswich pub that once hosted Ed Sheeran have officially shut with the owners hoping that it can be re-opened. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major investment in affordable homes in Suffolk and Essex. Hundreds of affordable homes are on the way, in Suffolk and Essex, in a major deal - worth £45m, between Colchester-based housing assocation, Colne Housing, and private housebuilders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The comments come as the council backs new measures to tackle modern slavery in Ipswich. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Essex social media star Mrs Hinch signs up to be a regular on ITV’s This Morning. After appearing on This Morning earlier this week, presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby revealed the exciting news that Mrs Hinch has been signed up to be a regular on their show to share her cleaning hacks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We failed to end exploitation’ – Leader’s frank speech 12 years on from Ipswich murders. The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The poor spelling, bad grammar and lack of proofreading continues. The same message posted yesterday, had been reported today, with the two obvious errors remaining ("the Havens", "David Llody's Gym"). According to Google it should be David Lloyd's Gym. but according to David Lloyd it is actually David Lloyd Clubs. .
After an extensive search on Google I found a non-dated version summary of the Orwell Bridge Closure Protocol. On further investigation (see below) it appears to be the 2018 version which hasn't been publicly revealed. (Only a summary) Why they couldn't reveal this to the public is beyond me. Expect an Ipswich Star article shortly (next few days or weeks) relaying such information. It appears to have been produced with Word 2010 on the 16th May 2018 at 10:06.
How windy does it need to be for the A14 Orwell Bridge to close near Ipswich?
Barcelona, Milan, Ipswich – Ed Sheeran’s European tour dates revealed. Ed Sheeran’s return to his home county will conclude a bumper European tour with 23 shows across 15 countries. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crane used to rescue casualty on Ipswich Waterfront. Three fire crews and an air ambulance attended a hise-rise building in Ipswich after a person was taken ill in a fifth floor flat. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran guitar, Lego Head and used Nike trainers to go under the hammer in Suffolk. A charity auction featuring 300 personal items belonging to Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran will be held in his home county of Suffolk – and it’s open to everybody. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“He would choose our wedding weekend for this! ” – Ed Sheeran fans react to Ipswich tour dates. The people of Suffolk found out this morning that global superstar Ed Sheeran will be returning home for two huge concerts next summer. Check out their reactions below. Continue reading.
The singer is to play large shows in his home county Suffolk and Leeds, near to where he was born. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ed Sheeran to perform two headline gigs in Ipswich’s Chantry Park in summer 2019. Suffolk’s global superstar Ed Sheeran will be returning to his home county next summer for two huge concerts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hero policeman describes dramatic moment he saved drowning woman at Ipswich Waterfront. A heroic off-duty policeman who saved a woman from drowning in Ipswich has spoken out about the incident as he scooped an award for his life-saving actions. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I am absolutely disgusted at Tesco's latest venture. "Jack's" which is nothing more than a marketing con trick aimed at xenophobes who are typically under-educated chavs, football hooligans and benefit claimants. A similar clientele which perceive Poundland as exceptional value due to not being able to add up. Are Tesco clever to jump on the bandwagon of Brexit to attempt to reduce market share being further lost by Aldi and Lidl? Clearly they aren't competing against Aldi or Lidl as a new supermarket but trying to win back some customers who left them for a cheaper shop.
Sixty jobs at Essex car restoration company have been spared. The classic car restoration, racing and sales specialist JD Classics has been sold, and all 60 jobs in the Essex area have been safeguarded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex man decides to reskill because of concerns he will lose his job to automation. As the fourth industrial revolution commences and more and more jobs become replaced by machines, a tube driver from Essex, Daniel Rees, decided it was time to reskill now, in the belief that his own job will soon become obsolete. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Strong winds of up to 50mph set to blast Suffolk and Essex this morning. East Anglia is bracing for gusts of up to 50mph today as forecasters warn more high winds could hit the region at the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New chapter for educational publisher with move to purpose-built headquarters in Woodbridge. An educational publisher with a long history in East Anglia has started a new chapter after moving to new premises at Melton, near Woodbridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Looking back at an old Ipswich school site’s past. David Kindred takes a look at a previous Ipswich school, Martin Newbys in Fore Street, and Fisons works at Cliff Quay. Does this article bring back memories for you? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Spot yourself - if you can - at the Quack Splat Go mud run near Woodbridge. Hundreds of mud-hungry athletes raised more than £1,000 for charity as they took on the infamous Black Ditch. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed: Norfolk and Suffolk police have high powered rifle in case rhino escapes from zoo. Police have armed themselves with a high powered rifle in case they have to shoot an escaped rhinoceros. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More higher and degree level apprenticeships planned at University of Suffolk after successful first year. Education inspectors have said the University of Suffolk is making reasonable progress in its new healthcare apprenticeships, one year on from their introduction. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why you don’t need to worry about this black slick in Felixstowe harbour – port explains. Pictures have emerged of a murky substance, confirmed to be a “molasses wash”, flowing from the Felixstowe quayside towards the Orwell River. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Planned roadworks in Suffolk and north Essex this week. Plan your journeys this week in advance by finding out what work Highways England are doing to our roads. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk police investigate ‘new information’ into Ipswich disappearance of mum-of-two Amanda Duncan. A 25th anniversary appeal for information about what happened to a young mother-of-two who went missing in Ipswich has yielded new information which cold case teams are investigating. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Remnants of Storm Helene to bring blustery winds and 25C temperatures to Suffolk and Essex. The remnants of a tropical storm, which brought chaos to the US coast, is set to bring warm weather and blustery winds to Suffolk and Essex this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Felixstowe residents claim beach café, if built, will reduce the value of their homes. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ten years ago Ipswich Buses also had major cuts to make. They lost the Park & Ride contract which gained them £300,000 profit (Why on earth couldn't Suffolk County Council run the Park & Ride themselves? ) per annum, the council administration of the day wanted dividends paid back for profits rather than reinvestment and they were being moved to a new depot on Hadleigh Road with rent at £500,000 per annum. The axe fell majorly and to this day the changes had never been reversed. This alienated many people from public transport.
The Great British Beach Clean hits the shores of Suffolk and Essex. A number of beach and river cleans have been taking place across the region this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ex Suffolk student Ed Sheeran calls for state school music lessons to be saved. Former Thomas Mills pupil Ed Sheeran has spoken out on Instagram about how cuts to the funding of music in state schools, which benefitted him growing up, could damage the music industry. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jailed in Suffolk and north Essex this week: A thief, an attacker and a disqualified driver. Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk and north Essex courts this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Good to see some advertising articles are now being identified as such. Pensions: Why forecasts suggest millennials should invest by Peter Sharkey. .
Three illegal workers found at Woodbridge’s Royal Bengal restaurant. Three Bangladeshi men, aged 24, 46 and 48 were found to be working illegally in the restaurant by immigration enforcement officers yesterday evening. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two teenagers stabbed in the buttocks in Colchester. The men aged, 18 and 19 were taken to hospital after being stabbed in the buttocks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Afrikan Boy follows in Ed Sheeran’s footsteps by filming music video in Suffolk. Ipswich landmarks the Waterfront and Holywells Park feature in a new reggae-inspired music video by Afrikan Boy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
University of Essex researchers hail breakthrough in defeating migraines. Researchers at the university are helping to increase understanding behind the condition. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia shows off its new commuter trains for services to London. Greater Anglia has shown off one of the first new commuter trains that is expected to transform commuter services in Essex and part of Suffolk from next year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“It is such a distinctive looking creature,” man spots wallaby on Essex/Suffolk border. It is back - a third sighting of the Foxearth wallaby reported as driver sees it sitting by roadside. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Another series of late buses and cancelled services. Some due to bus break downs and others silently forgotten about as if it is the norm for buses to magically disappear out of thin air and reappear elsewhere. It comes of great surprise the majority of these are not within peak times and thus no excuses to be late. How bad is the problem? Very few people complain on Twitter.
Man released from custody in connection with Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder. A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has been released from police custody. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, was stabbed to death outside a row of shops in June. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Three is the magic number for student nurse sisters from Woodbridge. Three Suffolk sisters have headed off to university together to study the same subject. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex ice cream producer scoops national sorbet award. Essex-based The Saffron Ice Cream Company has triumphed in this year’s National Great Taste awards, winning an award for its Cammas Hall Raspberry Sorbet. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Remember when the roads in Ipswich were clear? There is a never-ending debate about the amount of traffic and the price of parking in Ipswich town centre. Take a look at the streets of Ipswich when it had fewer cars. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Japanese report reveals new details about death on ship in Felixstowe. More details have emerged about the death of a sailor on a ship in Felixstowe docks, ahead of his inquest. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Danny Williams has pleaded not guilty to beating his neighbour to death and leaving her in his flat. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The 28-year-old is being questioned after Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in June. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Flood alerts updated to include more of Suffolk and Essex coastlines when high tide returns. Flood alerts have been extended along the Suffolk and Essex coast urging residents to take care and to avoid unnecessary danger. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Amber flood warnings issued for Suffolk and Essex coastline. Residents have been given flood warnings by the Met Office. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses is still actively advertising "all day tickets" (day rovers) for £3. 50 adult and £4 group off-peak on Facebook. Although they do not actively update the page, they do actively promote their Facebook and Twitter on all their advertisements, so this large cover photo on the top of the pages is an advertisement. A reference on printed material including bus timetables and posters and a link on their website footer. .
Suffolk police funding leaves county with a ‘lousy deal’, says PCC Passmore. Continued budget cuts will endanger Suffolk’s victims or police services - that is the message from the county’s police and crime commissioner after an independent report criticised the funding plan from the Home Office. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Borrow a Boat, the ‘Airbnb for boats’ platform started in Essex, expands into watersports rentals too. An Essex company offering an ‘Airbnb’ style platform for boat hires is now about to embark on a new marine venture - offering its platform to sailing dinghies, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, as well as yachts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Court hears details of Felixstowe man’s child sex offence. A Suffolk man is awaiting sentence after he admitted attempting to arrange a child sex offence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Take your sleeping bag and explore Colchester Castle after dark. On overnight guest was ‘never the same’ after sleeping over at Colchester Castle - but how will you fare? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police say "all reports of this type are taken very seriously and thoroughly investigated". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The site, where two people were fatally stabbed, is being bought by a consortium of residents. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Police believe reported rape in Ipswich’s Upper Brook Street did not take place. After speaking to the woman and reviewing CCTV footage, Suffolk police believe no crime took place in the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Inquest adjourned into case of Woodbridge widower hit by car. The inquest into the death of a 90-year-old widower who died after a road collision in Woodbridge has been opened and adjourned until later this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Struggling academy trust operating in Suffolk and Essex faces TV documentary claims of fiddling public money. An academy trust running schools in Suffolk and Essex has been accused of receiving large sums of public money for building and fire safety work that it failed to carry out. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.