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First new Greater Anglia train takes to the tracks in early morning test. Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The ‘magnificent’ common crane is on the increase in East Anglia. The UK’s tallest bird, the common crane, is returning to wetlands in the region thanks to the success of conservation projects. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sadness over plans to close a conservative club that’s been running for more than 100 years. A conservative club that survived through two world wars is set to close next week, with its committee blaming a ‘stay-at-home’ drinking culture for the dwindling bar takings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drones are among the top five most broken gadgets on Christmas Day. Within hours of opening a new, exciting gadget on Christmas Day some of us have already broken them. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is everything you could hope for and more. With talented well-known stars, unscripted fits of laughter and something for everyone to enjoy - The Regent have pulled off another unforgettable Christmas pantomime. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Our weird Christmas traditions - from pork pie for breakfast to a monkey on the tree! Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bird group hopes Suffolk rook survey will help people ‘connect with nature’. A Suffolk birdwatching group is offering people the chance to have something to crow about – by taking part in a county-wide rook survey. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed - Cost of free Ipswich iCards for youngsters and how many people used them. Free iCards for Ipswich youngsters last summer cost £100,000 it has emerged, as latest figures have revealed the extent of take up. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Snow is unlikely for Suffolk, but ‘freezing rain’ could lead to icy roads. Drivers are warned of possible treacherous road conditions this evening as “freezing rain” could turn roads icy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Meet the vegan mum who hasn’t bought any new presents for her children this Christmas. A vegan activist and mum of three is preparing for her first Christmas as a vegan and explains why she won’t give in to her meat-eating friends. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich’s foodbank needs more volunteers to help feed families at Christmas. Ipswich foodbank’s army of volunteers have been hard at work, packing and wrapping thousands of Christmas food parcels for families in need - but founder Maureen Reynel says they need even more help as demand for the service soars. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two-fingered gesture to police camera costs driver £300. A man has been fined almost £300 for taking his hands off the wheel to make a two fingered gesture at a speed camera in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The death of Rajang the orangutan is in our most-read round up. A Melton mum who was crowned the World’s Strongest Woman and a look at 13 new restaurants and bars in Ipswich is on our don’t miss list. Make sure you catch up with our top stories. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Audience evacuated during Ipswich panto. A fire alarm temporarily stopped the show going on at the New Wolsey Theatre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Public warned not to approach missing prisoner. A prisoner from Hollesley Bay has failed to return from a home visit and could be in Ipswich, police have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Food review: Arlingtons Ipswich. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis tries out tapas sized dishes at the new Arlingtons in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Traffic chaos’ at Christmas Wonderland attraction. A garden centre that runs a popular Christmas Wonderland attraction has been criticised for making life a ‘nightmare’ for its neighbours in the run-up to Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
White van with ‘no current keeper’ seized. A white van registered as having “no current keeper” was stopped by police - and then seized as the driver had no insurance or licence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New deputy chief for Suffolk police. A new deputy chief constable has been appointed by Suffolk Constabulary. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed - The latest food hygiene ratings for takeaways in Ipswich. Half of Ipswich’s late night eateries have received full marks following their most recent visit from the council’s food hygiene inspectors and have been awarded a five-star award - while one received zero stars Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fears over spate of town break-ins. A string of burglaries in a quiet rural town has left residents and councillors on high alert. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches courses for young people wanting to photograph urban wildlife in Ipswich. Suffolk Wildlife Trust has launched a series of photography courses aimed at helping young people to develop their skills and snap urban wildlife in the parks of Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helicopter finds man who fell onto chasing policeman. A hapless driver stopped for drug driving had to be found by helicopter after falling on a policeman chasing after him. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fake bank notes used across Suffolk, warn police. A flurry of fraudulent bank notes have surfaced in Suffolk, with fraudsters trying to pay for low-value items with fake money. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helping support ex-service personnel. Teams from across Birketts are, once again, taking-up the annual walking challenge and Walking Home For Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Alleged bed and breakfast burglar charged. Suffolk police have charged a man in connection with a burglary at a town centre bed and breakfast. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Falling rate of solved domestic abuse, robbery and serious sex offences. The rate of unsolved domestic abuse, serious sex offences and robberies is rising across Suffolk – and fewer victims are supporting police investigations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man sustains cut and swollen jaw in road rage incident. A man has sustained injuries and another was arrested following an alleged road rage incident between two lorry drivers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Over 13,000 Suffolk primary school children now benefitting from Daily Mile campaign. National campaign to get pupils exercising every day gains pace as number of Suffolk registered schools hits 64. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Audi with defective headlight seized for having no insurance or MOT. A car was seized for having no valid MOT or insurance after originally being stopped by police for having a defective headlight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police are urging businesses to be vigilant following reports of counterfeit bank notes being used across the county. • My Food Store, St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich – A male offender attempted to pay for a drink using a counterfeit £20 note shortly after 6. 20pm on Monday 3 December. The note was refused by the cashier (37/69942/18). • Star Grill Kebabs, Ipswich – Two male offenders attempted to pay for food with a counterfeit £20 note but the note was refused by a member of staff at around 10.
Landlords bring food to the Inkerman pub. Food will be served at a popular Ipswich pub for the first time after a mother and son duo took over earlier this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Councils’ CIFCO firm invests in first Suffolk property. A property investment firm created by two Suffolk councils that had come under fire for investing outside of the county has acquired its first Suffolk asset. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jingle bells, jingle bells - jingle all the way. The team at Festool, the Suffolk-based power tool manufacturer, has embraced the festive season by building a special sleigh for Santa, and delivering it to Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Second inquest into death of man in ship explosion after new evidence comes to light. A second inquest will be held into the death of a Filipino man who died whilst working aboard a ship after new evidence came to light. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New picture of missing man released as police search continues. A new picture of missing person Andrew Derrett has been released in a bid to try and find him. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
More passengers using Greater Anglia trains despite summer issues. Despite increasing reliability problems caused by infrastructure issues during the summer, Greater Anglia saw one of largest increases in passenger numbers in the country. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“Emotionally charged” - police officer tells court of scene after Tavis stabbing. A policeman who went to the scene of the stabbing of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has described it as “the most challenging” he’d ever had to manage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The pioneering technology behind Suffolk’s Sizewell C reactor is put to the test in China. A nuclear reactor which uses the same technology as is planned for Sizewell C has just been successfully launched in China. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Snow could come to Suffolk this weekend. It’s snow joke - the Met Office has forecast the cold stuff this weekend in Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s roads among worst in country according to new survey. Drivers believe that Suffolk has some of the worst roads in the country according to a nationwide survey of the state of Britain’s highways. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ecologist John Baker to talk about Suffolk’s wildlife. Suffolk’s resident expert on reptiles and amphibians will give a talk about what can be found in the countryside. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Christmas Jumper Day 2018: Are you wearing your seasonal sweater? Charity supporters are donning their Christmas jumpers today for Save the Children, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to give children a better future. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crafty Collective sets up shop for Christmas. Crafty crafters and artists from Suffolk will be bringing a double helping of Christmas cheer to the Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It makes us extremely proud’: Joy at young people’s ‘staggering’ transformation during 12-week self-discovery journey. They have been on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery which is set to change their outlook on life forever. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘You don’t want to eat chicken soup and ice cream on Christmas day’ - new series of recipes provides culinary inspiration for people with cancer. Festive food is a big part of what Christmas is all about, but when you are receiving treatment for cancer, the last thing you want to do is tuck into the turkey and mince pies. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New business park scheduled to open next year in Suffolk. Work on a new business park is set to begin in the spring. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Windows smashed, vehicles head butted, and blue lights ripped off - the shocking vandalism on ambulances revealed. Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Serious incident near Tesco Express causing traffic problems. A serious incident is causing traffic and delays in Ipswich after paramedics and police were called to a row of shops. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Cynical’ fraudster jailed for 10 months for council flat scam. A fraudster cheated the system to illegally sub-let her council home for her own “greedy profit” - and then bought it at a huge discount, a court heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will you be wearing your Christmas jumpers today? Today people from all around the country will be pulling on a silly sweater and getting into the festive spirit in aid of the Save the Children charity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Where in Suffolk does it take over 20 hours to download a film? New research has revealed vast differences in the broadband speeds being experienced by internet users across Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Reported to me early this morning, one of the large Plane trees on Giles Circus snapped off and laying over at 90 degrees. Spotted later, tree gone and a sand bag or something over the stump. So questions; how was it broken and by whom? Must have been backed into by a large vehicle to snap it off like that, When will it be replaced? Well, sadly I suspect it will take IBC a long while, in fact will it ever get replaced.
Why this holiday destination is fully-booked months in advance. A holiday cottage owner has credited her success in a national award scheme to her staff - who judges say are like ‘gold dust’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Midge Ure brings Vienna and Ultravox back to Ipswich for anniversary gig. Midge Ure, one of the prime innovators of 1980s electronic pop, will be marking the 40th anniversary of Ultravox and the hit album Vienna with a special tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a walk down an atmospheric memory lane Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Waxing lyrical with Suffolk candle-makers Ayra Candles. Today the luxury candle market is booming, and while it’s still dominated by giants like Yankee Candle, which takes up 46% of the market, a number of smaller firms are lighting up the sector too - especially in the festive season. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drug and alcohol service rated ‘good’ but test area improvements required. A substance misuse service for people across Suffolk has been rated ‘good’ by health inspectors. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Official launch party held for Ipswich developers conference. The software company IJYI were proud hosts of the launch party for the developers’ conference dev://east launch at their office in the centre of Ipswich last week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mum of five gets national acclaim for her guest house business. A mum of five who runs a self catering guest house and events company near Bury St Edmunds has been named runner up for Business Owner of the Year and Business Woman of the Year - Micro. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See how your child’s primary school performed in 2018’s KS2 SATS table. Suffolk’s primary schools have seen a boost in their Key Stage 2 results - although the county is still behind the national average. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two of the defendants accused of murdering an Ipswich teenager showed no reaction when told of his death, court hears. Two defendants accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens allegedly showed no reaction when they were told he had died, a court has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk households face above-inflation council tax rises next April. Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4. 7% next year if the county’s local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Don’t be alone this Christmas - neighbours, clubs and churches open their doors on December 25. The countdown to Christmas is something to dread for some who face the prospect of spending the holiday alone, with no-one to talk to or share their turkey with. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bury St Edmunds firm shortlisted in legal awards. Greene & Greene Solicitors is one of eight national firms shortlisted for Firm of the Year in the Human Resources Category (outside London) as part of the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stansted becomes the first major airport in the UK to open an on-site college. A new £11m technical college opened its doors today to almost 300 students at Stansted Airport. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A place in the sun? Turn your dream of a sun-drenched bolthole into a reality. This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hospice charity shop burgled. Burglars who broke into the St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop in Ipswich stole around £300. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Housing support centre to reopen for 47 people seeking accommodation. An ex-housing support centre in Ipswich will be revitalised to provide 47 rooms in the town after the borough council approved plans for a new development. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sandy Martin raises “unsexy” insurance industry in Commons. Not every finance-related job is tied to the City of London – that was the message from Ipswich MP Sandy Martin after he asked a parliamentary question about Brexit in the House of Commons. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Three defendants seen together hours after attack on Ipswich teenager. Three of the defendants accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens were allegedly seen together in the town centre two hours after the attack, a court heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘This literally broke my heart’ Your tributes to Rajang the orangutan. Colchester Zoo announced the death of one of their beloved residents yesterday. Readers took to social media to express their condolences. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Parking company accused of operating a ‘mafia-style protection racket’. A commercial parking enforcement company operating in Felixstowe has been accused of ‘acting unethically’ against lorry drivers trying to serve customers based at Trinity Distribution Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stores open later for extra Christmas shopping. Need extra time to finalise your festive shopping? There are a number of places in Ipswich keeping their doors open that little bit longer in the run up to Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I felt like I was in a warzone’ - Suffolk student witnesses terrifying French riots. Student ESTELLE DRAGAN, from Chelmondiston near Ipswich, has witnessed France’s “yellow vest” riots while studying for a year abroad in Toulouse. Here, she writes about her experience of witnessing the disturbances first-hand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Children join Ipswich MP Sandy Martin to plant trees to mark Queen’s long reign. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has joined councillors and schoolchildren from Rushmere Hall to plant trees as part of an scheme to mark The Queen’s work for the Commonwealth. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge traffic builds after lorries collide on the A14. A lorry crashed into another HGV after a tyre blow out on the A14 this morning, causing tailbacks towards the Orwell Bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Heavy traffic builds after collision partially blocks Ipswich road. A car lost its front bumper aftera crash in Ipswich town centre during today’s rush hour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mental health campaigners to hold protests in London over inspection report. Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man from Ipswich still missing. A man who was last seen at work two days ago has not yet been found. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two abnormal loads to cause road delays before Christmas. Motorists are being advised by Suffolk police to expect delays across the county’s roads on two separate occasions during the festive period. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
School expansion to create more than 200 pupil places. A school is set to create a new teaching block to help it meet a growing demand for pupil places. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Was leadership challenge best thing that could have happened for Mrs May? The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Theresa May hangs on - but how long will she stay in Downing Street? Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives – but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Arrest after nighttime burglary at Ipswich B&B. A 44-year-old man has been arrested after an amount of food was stolen from an B&B in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The 13 new bars, restaurants and cafes you need to try in Ipswich. Igloo dining, gin bars and all you can eat buffets have been added to the list of options in store for foodie fans in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New-look New Wolsey coming as theatre Square rejuvenation project approved. The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich is set for a radical makeover after planning permission was approved for the development of the old borough council site and spiral carpark. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mother-of-two from Melton is crowned World’s Strongest Woman. A powerhouse supermum from Melton has been crowned the World’s Strongest Woman – having only taken up the sport three-and-a-half years ago. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Appeal to find missing Ipswich man. Police calling on the public for help locating a 51-year-old man from Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The amazing wooden Vortex feature - created by Suffolk craftsmen. Bildeston-based TMJ Interiors has won a national award from the British Woodworking Federation for its work on a high-profile project at Bloomberg’s flagship £1bn headquarters building in London. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It’s going to be chilly’ – Region braces for deep freeze. Forecasters are warning Suffolk and north Essex could see a sprinkling of sleet over the next few days – as overnight temperatures look set to plummet. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two held in connection with alleged attack on man outside restaurant. Detectives investigating reports of an attack outside an Ipswich restaurant have arrested two people. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A man has been discharged from hospital after being stabbed in the head outside the restaurant. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Young Town stars hand out presents at West Suffolk Hospital. Five young Ipswich Town stars visited West Suffolk Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer and hand out presents to children. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Business podcast on the potential consequences of a vote of no confidence in Theresa May tonight. As the managing director of 1FX, a foreign exchange provider based in Felixstowe, our guest on today’s podcast, James Feltwell, is particularly concerned about market volatility and the potential fallout of a disorderly Brexit. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why the heck do we spend so much on Christmas? There is a temptation to spend yourself broke at Christmas but take care, you could spend a long time paying for a happy Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What is Suffolk’s favourite dog breed of 2018? French Bulldogs are close to overtaking Labradors as the UK’s most popular dog. But which breed do you think should be crowned winner? Share your thoughts by voting in our poll. Continue reading.
Noisy neighbour’s bill for blaring David Dickinson not ‘cheap as chips’. An Ipswich man who breached a noise abatement notice by loudly playing music and television has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 following prosecution by the borough council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Appeal court reduction of attempted rapists’ sentences a ‘grave error’. Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has denounced an appeal court decision to reduce the sentences of two predatory sex attackers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Word on the street: Should May stay or should she go? Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership this evening – ahead of the decision, we asked people in Ipswich whether they think the Prime Minister should stay or go. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dream of revolutionising Ipswich’s cancer care moves a step closer after cash boost. An ambitious £2. 5million appeal to revolutionise cancer care in Ipswich by building a dedicated new state-of-the-art treatment centre has moved a step closer after nearly £300,000 was raised in its first year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.