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Traveller camp appears in Colchester field. A group of travellers has moved onto a plot of land in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Did you go to Nacton Heath Secondary School in 1977? Take a look through these fascinating archive pictures. Today we take you back to Nacton Heath secondary school in 1977 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
When will supermarkets be open over the Easter break in Suffolk and north Essex? Where can you shop if you need a grocery top-up over the Easter break - or even an extra Easter egg or two? Here is our list of opening times for big supermarkets around Suffolk and north Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Were you pictured drowning your sorrows in Yates after Town’s relegation on Saturday? Yates in Ipswich was packed on Saturday night after Town’s draw saw them relegated to League One for the first time since 1957. Can you see yourself in our gallery? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
ANPR speeds parking at Greater Anglia stations. Automatic number plate recognition cameras are being introduced at railway station car parks across East Anglia in a bid to make it easier for travellers to leave their vehicles. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wattisham-based Apache helicopters deployed to Estonia. Apache attack helicopters based in Suffolk have been sent to the Baltic on a three month deployment in Estonia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge book talk to explore fictional retelling of Lord Lucan mystery. A fictional retelling of the case of Lord Lucan is to be the subject of a talk in Woodbridge this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traffic delays on A12 after multi-vehicle collision. The northbound carriageway of the A12 in Essex is blocked near Colchester following a collision involving several vehicles. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We are very proud to be a family business’ - Woodbridge firm recognised with award after more than 20 years. A Suffolk business started by three brothers more than 20 years ago has been named as the Family Business of the Year in a prestigious awards ceremony. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First-time offender jailed after being caught with pants full of drugs in Essex. A first-time offender with more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs in his pants was sent to prison for more than two years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Patient charged £8. 70 for call to cancel Ipswich Hospital appointment. A hospital has said it has replaced a premium rate 0845 telephone number after a woman said she was charged more than £8 for a call as she tried to change an appointment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Petition launched to keep under-threat children’s centres. A campaign has been launched this morning calling for Suffolk’s under-threat children’s centres to be kept. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chinese restaurant in Ipswich town centre closes down. The Golden Dragon, in Ipswich’s Cardinal Park, has closed down. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Primary school places - the wait is nearly over. This week parents and carers in Suffolk will be finding out whether their child has made their first choice primary school on National Offer Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We are an ambitious business’ - Suffolk medical equipment manufacturer secures first Spanish deal. A Debenham medical furniture manufacturer has secured its first Spanish distribution contract with help from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sunshine on the way: This week’s weather in East Anglia. Beach balls at the ready, Suffolk and Essex are going to have a warm and sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, say forecasters. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bid to build new homes in Ipswich street sparks parking fears. A building in an Ipswich street could be demolished to make way for five new homes - despite neighbours’ fears about parking. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One in ten pupils persistently absent from schools in Suffolk and Essex. One in ten pupils were persistently absent from schools in Suffolk and Essex last year, according to latest government figures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Heartfelt tributes after death of ‘dedicated and devoted’ Holbrook Academy headteacher Dr Simon Letman. Emotional tributes have been paid following the shock death a transformative headteacher who inspired generations of young people. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Looking back to national BMX meeting in Ipswich in 1981. Just a year after the BMX track in Landseer Park in Ipswich was set up, it was hosting a national meeting of the still fledgling sport. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helping others ‘keeps us going’: Meet the good samaritans on inspiring cancer fundraising marathon. Most people would find organising one charity fundraiser exhausting enough. But not content with arranging just one event in aid Cancer Research UK, Pam Lugg and Carol Sephton have set up a whole catalogue of events - saying that helping others keeps them going. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Where will roadworks be happening this week? Avoid hold-ups on the region’s roads by finding out about planned roadworks in Suffolk and north Essex this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Much-loved historic ship sails into Ipswich for special day trips. Historic Suffolk sailing smack Excelsior has been taking water-lovers for day sails in Ipswich over the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Crowds defy the weather to enjoy the Framlingham Country Show. The weather might not have been perfect for the Framlingham Country Show over the weekend, but visitors were determined to put on their warm waterproof coats and have a good time anyway. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eastivity at All Saints Church in kesgrave. Youngsters in Kesgrave reenacted the story of Easter at All Saints Church at the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will your bin collection be affected by the Easter holidays in Suffolk or north Essex? Many people have more rubbish and recycling than usual over the Easter holiday period - so the last thing you want to do is miss a bin collection! Is your date changing? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Anonymous donation of more than £100,000 left to Suffolk charity. An anonymous donation of more than £100,000 left to a Suffolk charity will be used to fund breaks for family carers across the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Insurance delay leaves sick Suffolk dad in clinic on holiday island. A tourist from Felixstowe has been left lying seriously ill in a clinic after falling sick during a dream holiday to Cape Verde, a group of islands off the African coast. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man caught with machete on train and robber among those jailed this week. The criminals put behind bars this week will be locked up for a combined total of more than 11 years. Find out why here. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Convenience shop staff member assaulted during robbery. A member of staff at an Ipswich convenience store was assaulted after three assailants entered the shop and stole cigarettes and cash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Transport display for visitors to Ipswich Cornhill heralds historic vehicle run. Three of the Ipswich Transport Museum’s largest exhibits were let out of its Cobham Road building on Sunday to form the centrepiece of a display on the Cornhill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Peregrines set up home on BT tower at Adastral Park in Martlesham. One of the most recognisable landmarks in east Suffolk could soon be home to a new family after a pair of peregrine falcons laid three eggs in a nest box. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How moving to Ipswich helped me turn my life around, says former homeless man. It might not seem like the most likely place to make a fresh start and begin to turn your life around after a period of desperate hardship. But one man left homeless by a family breakdown has spoken movingly of how starting a new life in Ipswich saved him from a bleak future. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How to make your garden welcoming for hedgehogs. Have you got a hedgehog-sized hole in your garden fence or wall? Get creative with us this Hedgehog Awareness Week and design a garden entry point that hedgehogs won’t be able to ignore! Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Looking back to the Ipswich gala and fete of 1981. Today we are sharing with you the Ipswich gala and fete, which took place in 1981. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fans ‘will be like the 12th player on the field’: Supporters crucial to Ipswich Town fightback. Ipswich Town supporters will play such a vital role in the club’s fightback after relegation they will be like the “12th player on the field”, leading supporters have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can the Tories hang on to power at Tendring in Essex? Tendring council covers the north east corner of Essex and includes major towns and countryside – and has been an area that has seen fluctuating political fortunes over the years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How much will relegation cost Ipswich? Relegation for Ipswich Town could cost more than just pride. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Weather to warm up through the week following chilly spell. The weather is looking warmer this week with temperatures set to touch the 20C mark on Friday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Over the summer I'm going to be developing a concept for a waterfront gateway. Its a personal project but wish for the outcome to be in the public eye, to show what Ipswich could have, could aspire too. So thought I'd share the start of this project here. It was originally going to be a plan for the whole area along Grafton way, but I'v scaled back that plan. ' I'v set a poll, dubious to how many people will view it, but the site still gets a decent amount of hits considering I haven't updated it in months.
Accident closes busy road in the heart of Colchester. Four people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident which closed a major road in the heart of Colchester on Saturday lunchtime. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Speed checks catch car at 81mph in 50mph zone on A140 near Ipswich. A car was caught travelling at more than 30mph over the legal speed limit at a police checkpoint near a Suffolk village. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Unbelievable’: Story of how defiant Ipswich Town fans rallied behind their team as relegation loomed. It is often said that when times get tough, you know who your true friends are. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New club in Sudbury aims to bring people together through love of whiskey. Whiskey enthusiasts are being encouraged to join a new club in Sudbury which is aiming to bring people in the town together through their love of the drink. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: ‘It’s just so, so sad for a club with this kind of history’ - fans react to Ipswich Town relegation. Fans have reacted with sadness to Ipswich Town’s relegation from the Championship - but say they are positive about what next season holds for the club. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Gutted that this day has actually come’ - Town fans react to relegation. The day Ipswich Town fans had been dreading has finally arrived, with relegation to League One. Supporters have been reacting to the news on social media. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I just miss him so much. ’ Fresh family tributes to ‘very loving’ Rex Garrod. Doctor Who, An American Werewolf in London, Roland Rat’s car. So many TV shows and films benefited from this larger than life inventor’s creative spark Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Musical youth - Memories of our tuneful schooldays, from recorders to violins. Did playing the recorder, piano, trombone or triangle at school start a lifelong musical passion - or did your interest last for just a few weeks? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch: Late snow does nothing to dampen the fun on Ipswich Cornhill. Saturday’s miserable weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowds who turned up for the free fun day of events on Ipswich Cornhill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bounty fined £400,000 for sharing personal data unlawfully. A pregnancy and parenting club has been fined £400,000 for illegally sharing personal information of more than 14 million people following an investigation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Were you caught in freak snow shower in Ipswich area today? Freak showers of snow and sleet were breaking out across the area today - just as spring should be under way. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dog owners blamed for blighting Constable Country with poo bags. Constable Country – some of Britain’s best-loved and most iconic scenery – is being blighted by a smelly and unsightly problem. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What are the talking points for the Mid Suffolk 2019 elections? Back in 2015 when the last local elections took place for Mid Suffolk, voters and councillors alike could reasonably have expected the 2019 polls to be for a merged council with Babergh. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The top 7 days out in Suffolk as voted by you. Parachuting, meeting alpacas and hovercrafting are among the best days out in Suffolk according to TripAdvisor ratings. But how many on the list have you tried? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Coldest April night for six years as temperatures drop to -4. 3C overnight. Temperatures in Suffolk dropped to well below freezing again overnight – making it the coldest April night for six years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BMW seized outside Portman Road after driver fails to produce driving licence. A car was seized when stopped by police outside Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground after the driver failed to produce a licence and insurance. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman found in Hadleigh river named as Mavis Kempton, aged 84. A woman whose body was found in a river in Suffolk has been named as Mavis Kempton. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We miss him every day’ – Family’s damages payout for Kaylen, 8. The family of a Suffolk boy who died of a brain tumour at just eight years old have received a damages payout from a hospital trust. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town’s new music shop gets into the groove as Record Store Day returns. For much of the population, April 13 will be just another date on the calendar – but for vinyl obsessives, it’s a time to rejoice. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Development plan for two Suffolk districts expected summer 2019. Developing a joint plan for future development across a large part of Suffolk is “top of the list” for two new councils, leaders have said – with a first draft expected to be revealed this summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Group prepare for World record conga attempt on Felixstowe seafront. A group from Ipswich are taking on the world record for the longest distance travelled by a conga line on Felixstowe seafront over the Easter weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man found dead at a hotel complex in Stoke by Nayland named as Thomas Parsons. A man found dead at a luxury hotel near Stoke-by-Nayland left a note outside his room telling staff he had killed himself and to call police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A horror film trailer played during Peppa Pig is among our most read stories. An expensive coffee meet-up and the future of a former trampoline site were two of our top stories this week - make sure you have read our top five here. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
East of England continues to buck national trend as less farmland comes to market. A total of 15% of farmland put up for sale in England in the first three months of this year was in East Anglia, according to latest research. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fire crews rescue driver of overturned lorry on A14 near Port of Felixstowe. A lorry has overturned on the A14 by the roundabout near to the entrance of the Port of Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Were you at the Foxhall Stadium stock cars championship in 1972? Today we take you back to 1972 and Foxhall stadium, near Ipswich, where the stock car championship was held. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police relieve victim’s fears after Ipswich serial robber jailed for more than 10 years. Suffolk police has reassured victims of robberies across the county that they were not specifically targeted by Ipswich burglar Freddie Cook. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Level crossings to be modernised to make them safer on busier Felixstowe-Ipswich line. Work to upgrade four level crossings on the Felixstowe branch line will start next month to make crossing the railway safer for motorists and pedestrians as part of a £60. 4m project to increase capacity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Barista and hairdresser join forces to open a coffee shop and barbers. A couple from Ipswich have ticked off a major goal from their bucket list after opening up their own barbers/coffee house before their 50th birthday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Where to get a good cup of tea in Suffolk - 8 places to try. Stop for a brew and a slice of cake on April 21 - National Tea Day Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dog attacks spark warning over unruly dogs. A spate of attacks by unruly hounds has prompted a warning to dog owners to keep their pets on a lead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four Ipswich men fined hundreds of pounds for illegal fishing offences. Four Ipswich men have been fined a total of £1,600 for fishing illegally in Suffolk waters. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Meet the Ipswich student leading the local Climate Strike movement. One young protester in Ipswich is blazing a trail as the leader of the town’s school strikes to prevent a climate catastrophe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman ‘began to cry’ over failure to help husband hours before fatal stabbing. A woman who was allegedly stabbed 28 times by her husband before he killed himself ‘began to cry’ when her partner was refused help by a mental health crisis team hours before their deaths, an inquest heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Date set for Ipswich murder trial. The trial of a 17-year-old Suffolk boy accused of murdering a 32-year-old man in Ipswich is expected to take place in July. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out which pharmacies will be open over the Easter weekend. Opening hours of chemists will be altered over the bank holiday weekend so make sure you are aware of when your local will be open with our guide. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Photos released as part of police anti-social behaviour appeal at Orwell Country Park. Police have released pictures of people they wish to speak to in connection with reports of anti-social behaviour at a popular Ipswich park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bike worth more than £2,000 stolen from Ipswich Hospital. A bike worth over £2,000 was stolen from Ipswich Hospital, despite being locked. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traveller caravans pitch up at Ipswich’s Anglia Retail Park. A dozen caravans have pitched up at an Ipswich car park close to the A14. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich bikers among the 7,000 heading to parliament in ‘Soldier F’ protest. A group of ex-serving military personnel set off from Ipswich this morning towards London in support of a former British soldier who is facing two murder charges in relation to Bloody Sunday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Motorcyclist in hospital after rush-hour collision. A motorcyclist is in hospital after a collision with a car during the morning rush hour in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed – The East Anglian destinations on list of best places to live. The best places to live in the UK have been revealed by The Sunday Times – and Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Manningtree have won spots in the eastern top 10. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lawyers in training for the mountains. Regional law firm Birketts has entered nine teams into this year’s Cumbrian Challenge in aid of Walking With The Wounded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vandals tear crown off bandstand in Suffolk park. Vandals have struck at Elmhurst Park in Woodbridge - scrawling graffiti on walls and pulling the crown off the park’s bandstand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Most expensive coffee I’ve ever had’ - friends given £100 parking fines after Costa Coffee trip. Two friends from Ipswich say a trip to Costa in Martlesham ended up being the most expensive cup of coffee they have ever had - after both receiving a £100 parking fine a few days later. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Festival of Suffolk Poetry to draw fans from across the country to Stowmarket. The sixth annual Festival of Suffolk poetry is set to take place in Stowmarket, bringing fans from across the country to the Suffolk town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Orwell Bridge REOPENS after discovery of body. The Orwell Bridge has reopened to traffic after it was closed for almost four hours this morning while police investigated a crash and the discovery of a body. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How long ago did the tree get knocked down? 6 months ago? Reports of the broken manhole cover have all disappeared off the SCC Highways reporting tool I noteid today. So its been put back on! I think every road sign on one of the metal hoops around the area is damaged.
Wonderful Waterfont: Here’s our latest picture of the week. Ipswich Waterfront is always a popular spot for the town’s photographers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Probe into abuse claims at hospital for men with learning disabilities. An independent mental health hospital has been placed into special measures after being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Boxford driver to be sentenced for causing teenager’s death. A 22-year-old Suffolk woman who caused the death of her front seat passenger by careless driving will be sentenced next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Kitchen cupboard spice curries favour as canine cure for Branston. A Suffolk woman is extolling the health improving qualities of a household cooking ingredient – on her 12-year-old dog. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tories need one seat to take Colchester. Can they get it? Only a third of Colchester Borough Council’s 51 members are up for re-election this year – but it is the authority which is most finely balanced in this year’s contests. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Job opportunities at Martlesham Heath technology campus. Hundreds of technology and engineering roles will be up for grabs at BT’s Adastral Park technology campus this month as high tech companies on the site host a careers fair. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Library bans non-members from using toilets to tackle anti-social behaviour. A library has been forced to to stop non-members using its toilets - in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Was Ipswich’s Civic Drive junction better as a roundabout? Readers have had their say about whether a Ipswich’s Civic Drive junction should go back to being a roundabout. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Body found and Orwell Bridge closed in one direction after accident. The Orwell Bridge is closed in one direction this morning as police investigate a car crash and a man’s body found at the bottom of the bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stand-up Town fan’s comedy night for Beat Goes On campaign. A comedy club will be an extra laugh and a smile to The Beat Goes On campaign with a night of jokes at Portman Road in honour of the Town legend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed – The £70m bill for medical mistakes at our hospitals. Compensation payouts for medical mistakes at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have cost the NHS nearly £70m, we can reveal today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fears raised over closure of specialist speech and language hubs for children. A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.