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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.
Revealed – Dozens of ‘supernatural incidents’ reported to police. Ghosts, aliens, witches and zombies were just some of the unearthly creatures referenced in calls to Suffolk Constabulary last year, new data reveals. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Meet the unsung heroes finally taking the limelight as the stars of their community. A shortlist of finalists has been unveiled for a star-studded awards ceremony designed to recognise the unsung heroes of the community. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First World War soldiers saluted in Waterfront art display. The words of First World War soldiers will be brought to life at an Ipswich arts festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Serious two car crash closes A12 near Wangford. A serious crash has closed the A12 in both directions between Wangford and Wrentham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Homeless man slashed car passenger in Copdock Tesco car park. A homeless man who slashed a man’s chest with a knife during a row in the car park of Tesco’s at Copdock has been jailed for eight months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Post-mortem investigation to take place following ‘unexplained’ death. A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow into the sudden death of a woman in her 50s. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two years’ prison for Suffolk man who attempted to arrange sex with child. A Felixstowe man who wanted to have sex with the 11-year-old daughter of an undercover police woman who was posing as a 32-year-old mum in an internet chat room “sting” has been jailed for two years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So you are a cyclist heading up Felixstowe Road past Sainsburys. and you notice a sign. "Cyclists Please Dismount And Use Footway". so assuming you aren't cycling to the left of the cones already, you need to turn in to the left of the cones, dismount, lift your bike over a curb, up a sloped grass verge and over a wooden barrier without any breaks in it. I am not too sure why they cannot just use the road?
It is good to see the faulty Ipswich Hospital bus station's RTPI screen be replaced with a much nicer screen. The 80s boxy TV on a pole type RTPI screens positioned around Ipswich are bulky, dirty/burnt in/discoloured screens and fail much of the time. This said the position it is installed in is wrong and could be improved - most people didn't notice it! It is surprising they didn't keep it consistent by installing similar shelters to that at the bus stations and Ipswich Rail Station, in which case utilise the larger screens.
Suffolk man helps first blind Brit climb Europe’s highest mountain peak. A climber from Ipswich has helped the first British blind man to reach the summit of Europe’s highest mountain. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch - Intruders caught on CCTV causing chaos at Ipswich food store. Do you recognise these overnight intruders at the Ipswich Food Centre in Chevallier Street, Ipswich? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘They deserve better’ - Parents’ safety fears after vulnerable children suffer injuries at special school. Parents of vulnerable children with complex needs have raised safeguarding fears about a Suffolk special school after pupils returned home with unexplained injuries – some requiring hospital attention. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pot smoker told to ‘grow up’ as father left to settle fine for sweet box stash. A jobless drug user has been told to ‘grow up’ and start paying his way after leaving his father to settle a court fine for cannabis and cocaine possession. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Business rally round to help Ipswich charity. A SUFFOLK charity which has experienced unprecedented demand in recent months, is now celebrating having an extended home for its service – thanks to the support of the business community. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
National Trust takes on historic building in ‘Constable Country’. A historic Suffolk building once owned by the family of famous artist John Constable has come into the care of the National Trust. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Norfolk and Suffolk bid to woo global investors at international showcase. Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest development opportunities are being presented to global investors at an international event this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Memories of poor Victorian housing. David Kindred takes a look back at Ipswich Cox Lane and The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Woodbridge Road. Does this article bring back memories for you? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Danceathon fundraiser will raise money for baby charity. Babies and toddlers from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich will take part in a Peppa Pig-themed danceathon to raise money for charity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
House prices continue to rise in Suffolk, but Essex sees a downward trend. House prices in Suffolk crept up by 0. 4% in August, contributing to a 3. 6% rise over the last 12 months. Continue reading.
Fancy being a priest, a nuclear waste disposer or an RAF intelligence specialist? The unexpected roles on offer at today’s Suffolk Skills Show. The Suffolk Show is happening today at Trinity Park in Ipswich, offering 5,000 young people the chance to find out more about the apprenticeships, courses and career pathways on offer in the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Children young as seven asked to strip by strangers on video chat sites. Lessons on staying safe from sex abuse should be as common as teaching children to cross the road, a children’s charity has urged, after figures revealed 168 offences were recorded against four to eight-year-olds in Suffolk since 2015. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
East Anglia ONE developer ScottishPower shifts to 100% wind generation after sell-off. The company responsible for the construction of the East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, ScottishPower, has announced it has shifted completely from coal and gas generation to wind power. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Over a third of people from East Anglia would ‘not always help blind people’ says poll. A national charity is calling for greater awareness of blindness in East Anglia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dutch taxpayers subsidise Greater Anglia rail services. Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year. . . from Dutch taxpayers.
Coastal MP backs Woodbridge High Street Awards bid. Therese Coffey, the MP for Suffolk Coastal, has lended her support to Woodbridge’s Great British High Street Awards bid. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Burning boat to light up the sky at Suffolk’s first Saxon and Viking show. Invading hoards of Dark Ages tribes have called on the modern day Suffolk population to join them in celebrating the crafts, traditions, wars and superstitions of the era at the county’s first Saxon and Viking festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Free fish and chip day for builders is a success. A ninja, a banana, a giant crayon, a free meal and free saws were all part of a charity event in Martlesham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dog dies after ending up on A12 near Capel. The body of a dog is being recovered from the A12 near Capel St Mary this morning after it ended up on the road. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cloudy day with some rain in store for Suffolk and north Essex. East Anglia’s weather will have a distinctly cloudy feel this morning as a band of cloud and rain passes across the region. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police encourage people to report hate crime as cases in Suffolk and Essex increase. Hate crime in Suffolk has increased by 31% this year with more than 1,000 people reporting crimes to the police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed – one third of Suffolk children leave primary school overweight or obese. Almost one in three Suffolk children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, we can reveal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘The children make this school, they’re fantastic. ’ Primary school gets perfect Ofsted report. Teachers have spoken of their pride after an Ipswich primary school scored the rare accolade of an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Joy for county’s schools as Suffolk jumps 40 places in national GCSE tables. Suffolk has risen 40 places in national league tables for students in the county achieving the standard GCSE pass in English and maths, provisional figures have revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Honorary doctorate presented to Sir Bobby Robson’s former PA Patricia Godbold. The first of the University of Suffolk’s 2018 graduation ceremonies took place today with former secretary to Sir Bobby Robson, Patricia Godbold among those being honoured. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See artist’s inspirational collection of portraits celebrating selfless work of lifeboat crews. A Suffolk artist’s celebration of a “band of brothers” and their selfless work saving lives at sea is set for its first public exhibition – after a year of “nonstop painting”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Sadness’ at sundial vandalism in Christchurch Park. A historic sundial at Christchurch Park in Ipswich which was restored to its former glory last year has been vandalised. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Memories of Ipswich Witches Legend John Louis Testamonial in 1979. Pictures from Ipswich Witches Legend John Louis Testamonial at Foxhall Stadium for his service to the club Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Disruption for commuters and motorists as broken down train blocks line. Train services running through Stowmarket station are returning to normal following an earlier broken down freight train but delays can still be expected. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock explains why the future business world of the future needs more dyslexics. As the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, you could say that being dyslexic hasn’t held Matt Hancock back in his life. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Solicitors ‘inundated’ with queries about collapsed Ipswich firm which is under investigation. Solicitors claim they are being inundated with queries from people who gave their houses over to an Ipswich-based company, which has since collapsed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Iconic steelyard to be rebuilt at Woodbridge pub. A pub in Woodbridge which lost its historic weighbridge six months ago is to be rebuilt. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Businesses pick out college students ‘with the right attitude’ for special training. A unique collaboration between a non-profit business group and West Suffolk College is aiming to shape up entrepreneurial mindsets for the world of work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chocolate welding, an escape room and Virtual Reality. Could you tag a sheep, operate a 5 tonne excavator or use your maths and logical skills to get out of an escape room? It’s all at the Suffolk Skills Show on Wednesday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New award is jewel in the Crown for Ipswich town centre car park. Ipswich council’s new Crown Car Park has been given a top award for its safety features and ease of access. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stop using these recalled products sold at Waitrose, Lidl, and John Lewis. Ice creams, fruit and nut muesli and velvet boots are being recalled amid health concerns, while a chicken tikka masala containing nuts has been mislabelled. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich man arrested after Ladbrokes knifepoint robbery. A man has been arrested in connection with a knifepoint robbery at an Ipswich betting shop at the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Empty home offered at ‘attractive price’ as council bids to tackle housing shortage. Ipswich council is stepping up the battle against empty homes in the town in a bid to bring more back into use and ease the housing crisis. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
16-year-old cyclist suffers minor injuries after hit-and-run incident. Witnesses are being sought by police after a hit-and-run incident in Ipswich last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Danish award for Ipswich businessman. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Martin Lister has won CruiseCopenhagen’s Ambassador Award 2018, for his work in promoting Denmark as a cruise destination and for creating itineraries that exclusively visit Danish ports. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
John Norman (Ipswich Society) talks about the future of the Ipswich Cornhill in the latest newsletter. I wonder how many members will be writing in demanding the market is returned to the Cornhill. For me, however, I am much interested to hear feedback on changes to the Cornhill. whether it is positive, indifferent or negative.
Builders merchant Ridgeons is bought by Huws Gray. East Anglian builders merchant Ridgeons has been bought in a multi-million pound deal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lifeboat spotted on River Orwell as boat crews practice man overboard drill. The Harwich lifeboat were out on the River Orwell at the weekend dealing with a supposed crash between the Orwell Lady river cruiser and the sailing barge Victor. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police say Felixstowe stabbing was ‘targeted attack’. Police are treating the stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Felixstowe yesterday as a targeted attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ryanair to take over baggage handling at Stansted Airport. A baggage handler that was criticised over delays this summer has been replaced at Stansted Airport. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘There’s been a terrible tragedy’ - Neighbours’ shock at death of ‘extremely kind’ wife and carer. Neighbours have told of their shock over the unexplained death of a woman in a quiet Suffolk cul-de-sac. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The ‘Pay What you Want’ experiment - can it really work? These Suffolk businesspeople have given it a try. Imagine running a business with the mandate that customers pay whatever they feel like for the product or service you provide. Sounds like a utopian dream, or a fast-track to bankrupcy? Continue reading.
Response team descends on Shotley Beach for emergency drill. Council workers will swoop on Shotley Beach today to rehearse their response to a series of “potential emergencies” – from chemical spills to flash floods. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why are walk-on rail fares from Ipswich so high? Train expert Paul Geater explains. You can save £16 on a walk-on fare to from Ipswich to London if you know your way around the complex ticket system. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New boy Tory, pro-fox hunting (did we say Tom Hunt was pro Fox Hunting? No? Well he is pro Fox Hunting! ) Tom Hunt who recently failed to win another urban parliamentary seat in the snap general election is desperately trying to make head way into winning Ipswich. First on his list is to act grown up and hold a meeting with the Suffolk County Council leader, Mr Hicks (who is against a Northern Bypass and strongly in favour of the Upper Orwell Crossings) into giving the impression progress is being made for a Northern Bypass.
A parable sent in to the Ipswich Society about the vanity bridge project - the Upper Orwell Crossings. .
From Ipswich Society newsletter. .
Pick up tomorrow’s paper for our First Class supplement. More than 2,500 new starters have been posing for pictures with their teacher and class mates - make sure you grab a copy of the paper to take a look. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
School building brings 315 extra primary school places for Colchester. The official opening of the newly-expanded Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester took place with a ribbon cutting and the burying of a time capsule. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family butcher shares recipe for success after business opens second outlet. The head of a family-owned Suffolk butchers, which has bucked the trend of independent butchers closing by opening a new outlet in Essex earlier this year, has shared the recipe of the business’ success. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can you spot yourself or a friend at Yates in our photo gallery? Were you out for a night on the town at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday? Check out our latest nightlife gallery now and see if you feature. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Serious collision shuts stretch of M25 causing traffic chaos on A12. Motorists are being warned of major delays following a serious collision on the M25 which has led to the junction with the A12 being closed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge Jetty Lane centre plans bolstered by £180k of council funding. Plans to create a brand new youth and arts centre in Woodbridge have been boosted by £180k funding from East Suffolk council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Desperate need’ – Stretched public services call on charity volunteers help people in rural Suffolk. Public service are increasingly turning to charities for support in rural Suffolk – amid growing demands and stretched finances. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Presenter Bill Turnbull tells of his daily battle with cancer. Former BBC Breakfast presenter and now Suffolk resident Bill Turnbull has spoken of his ongoing battle with cancer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
All a buzz at Ipswich beekeeping project. Community projects in Ipswich could receive a cash injection from the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, and beneficiaries like ActivLives are encouraging others to sign up. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A12 junction and roads for 2,000-home Brightwell Lakes project set to be agreed. Permission is set to be granted for the first work to get under way on a new 2,000-home development – agreement to build the entrance and main roads for the project. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich MP seeks to end anomaly that pushes up London rail ticket costs. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has called on the government to end an anomaly that keeps rail fares from Ipswich higher than other stations with commuters to London. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Henry’s message from Southwold reaches Germany via Calais! How far can you expect a jar to travel by sea from the end of Southwold Pier? To the heart of the German industrial area – via Calais. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ladbrokes worker attacked during knifepoint robbery in Ipswich. Police are hunting two men who robbed a bookmakers in Nacton Road, Ipswich, at knifepoint. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Top of the class! Ipswich Town star goes back to school to support FA campaign. Ipswich Town star Jordan Roberts put in a man of the match performance while having a kick about with pupils from Thomas Wolsey School. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Old Ipswich flood protection removed as tidal barrier nears completion. With Ipswich’s new flood defence barrier now almost ready to protect the town, an earlier attempt to reduce the risk of flooding is now being removed from the New Cut. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man taken to hospital following stabbing in Felixstowe. A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed under the shoulder on a road in Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sandy Martin appeared yesterday on Sunday Politics (well it was a Sunday) alongside the Bury St Edmunds MP calling for infrastructure improvements and investment in the East of England. What was interesting was - alongside Jo Churchill of the Conservatives (who is also an Assistant Whip) - he didn't use the term "Northern Bypass" or northern relief road, but instead mentioned "road to the north of Ipswich". .
Man suffers life-changing injury after van ends up on its side in Ipswich. A man was taken to hospital after a van he was travelling in was involved in a collision in Ipswich and later ended up on its side. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Claire’s Accessories is the latest retailer considering store closures. Jewellery and accessory store Claire’s is considering closing a number of stores, it has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The inquest hears the "extremely intoxicated" man was found with his legs "flailing in the air". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Manningtree crossing: action demanded from Transport Secretary. Improvements must be made to a vital rail crossing on the Suffolk/Essex border if the area is to be able to grow as needed, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is to be told. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lady needs some luck - and a new forever home. Could lovely Lady the cat find her forever home with you? The RSPCA is now caring for this adorable pet for a second time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Green light for new warehouse in Ipswich set to create 80 jobs. Plans for one of Europe’s largest flooring distributors to develop disused land in Ipswich has been given the go-ahead – with the firm confirming 80 new jobs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jail for man who sold drugs near Ipswich skatepark. A 24-year-old “county lines” drug dealer who was seen dealing cocaine near to a skatepark in Ipswich has been jailed for 40 months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch - shocking driving captured on dashcam, including crashes and near-misses. Watch some truly shocking driving on video, captured on dashcam by drivers in Suffolk and Norfolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman left shaken after being harassed in Ipswich. A woman has been left feeling shaken after three men approached her car and asked her for a lift during the early hours of Thursday morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
No trains to Lowestoft for two weekends for engineers update track. Rail services on the East Suffolk line will run only as far as Beccles for the next two weekends as Network Rail upgrades lines in the Lowestoft area. 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.
Ladbrokes worker attacked during knifepoint robbery in Ipswich. Police are hunting two men who robbed at bookmakers in Nacton Road, Ipswich, at knifepoint. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The company which offered inheritance tax advice is now being investigated by a specialist unit. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Suffolk village set for ‘an explosion of talent’ as free arts festival returns. A Suffolk village is set to become the stage “for a feast of art activity” as part of the world’s largest drawing festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Large-scale’ investigation into financial company in Ipswich. A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk girls missing education because of cost of tampons ‘horrendous’ say teenagers. Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich illuminations at the Waterfront. The LV18 lightship, the last working light ship, is going to switch on its beacon and light up Ipswich Waterfront. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man wanted in connection with witness intimidation. A 22-year-old man from Colchester, who also frequents Ipswich, is wanted by police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ex-Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer speaks at charity event to raise awareness of child abuse. Former Tractor Boys winger Kieron Dyer has spoken out to raise awareness of child abuse at an inaugural fundraising event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Royals’ joy at news that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring. Another royal baby is on the way, it was announced today. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very pleased” that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.