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Turnstile manager retires after nearly 50 years guarding Ipswich Town’s gates. With players and managers often in and out, football clubs are not always known as the most likely places for career longevity. But despite operating Ipswich Town’s own revolving doors, Paul Fox is one of the few who has stood the test of time - by serving nearly 50 years on the club’s turnstiles. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
So, with the new Brexit Party being a vote for some form of Brexit, the Liberal Democrats won a lot of EU election votes by wanting to "cancel Brexit" but despite their levels of success the Greens had significant gains too. Would it not have been sensible for a new political party "The Remain Party" as a political alliance solely for this EU election so a tally could be created of who were voting for Brexit (No Deal, Hard, Soft etc. ) or Remain?
Police search for missing 77-year-old woman from Ipswich. Police are appealing for help finding a missing 77-year-old woman from Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you heard these strange tales about the Ancient House, Ipswich? Did rich Robert really sell a swanky home to spite his stepmother? PLUS: The real reason for all that fancy Ancient House plasterwork Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Poppy Appeal marks record-breaking year after raising £110,000. Ipswich’s Poppy Appeal has raised more than £100,000 to help support veterans and their families. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Couple disappointed at ‘disaster’ holiday failed compensation claim. A couple have spoken of their disappointment at losing a court battle against a cruise company after their holiday of a lifetime turned into an “absolute disaster”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Are you in these photos of Ipswich’s Race Against Time in 1986? As the clock hit 3pm one day in May 1986, millions of runners took part in a 10km fun run all around the world - and hundreds of people in Ipswich joined in. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
7 ways to chill out at Suffolk Show 2019. There are all sorts of reasons why people go to the show. but here’s a thought - why not make it a relaxing day out? Chloe Shelcott shares some ideas with our columnist. Continue reading.
Volunteers collect 25,000 cigarette butts in Ipswich town centre at Blitz the Butt Day launch. Volunteers spent their bank holiday morning collecting up thousands of cigarette butts in Ipswich town centre - to launch Blitz the Butt Day, which will take place in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can you spot yourself at this year’s Framlingham Gala Fest? The Framlingham Gala Fest returned for a second year this Bank Holiday weekend – featuring an array of colour, music and family fun for all. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Porsche, Mercedes and Vauxhall crash near Stoke Bridge in Ipswich. Emergency services are at the scene of a three-car crash near Stoke Bridge in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
EU elections 2019: How did your part of Suffolk or north Essex vote? Following Sunday’s European parliamentary regional election results, how did each district in Suffolk and North Essex vote? Take a look at the results in more detail. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘The early bird gets the bookworm’ – Rescue pigeon to visit libraries across Suffolk. They’re not considered to be the cuddliest of pets, but one woman is adamant that garden birds are some of the most wonderful companions you could wish for – and now book fans across the county have the chance to find out why. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Artist and author behind Harry Potter cover to lead free children’s workshop in Ipswich. Youngsters in Ipswich can take part in a free half-term workshop led by author and artist Thomas Taylor - who created the first-ever Harry Potter book cover. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Disaster waiting to happen’ - parents’ road safety fears outside Ipswich school. A string of near misses at an Ipswich primary school has led to concerned parents starting an online petition to increase road safety measures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Marvel-inspired job interview wins officer job at Suffolk police. It is always important to try and stand out during a job interview - but one candidate for Suffolk police used his passion for drawing to such Marvel-lous effect, he landed himself a new role. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Trip down memory lane with Ipswich to Felixstowe classic car run from 1983. The Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Car Rally celebrated its 49th year this month - so today we take a look back to one of the earlier runs back in 1983. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colouring on the Cornhill draws crowds of budding artists. Families flocked to the Cornhill in Ipswich to join in a giant bank holiday colouring project. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bomb left me ‘sitting in a crater with both my legs missing’: Brave soldier’s heartbreaking tale of devastating war injuries. “Imagine going from peak physical fitness, doing the most dangerous job in the world, to relying on your mum to do things for you at 20 years old. ” If ever there were words that summed up how Ash Hall felt about losing both his legs and parts of his left hand in an explosion while bravely serving in Afghanistan, these are it. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Queues on A12 after driver ditches caravan. A driver on the A12 caused traffic chaos - after abandoning a caravan in the middle of the dual carriageway. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can you spot your child in Whitton Primary’s giant human Elmer? Pupils from Whitton Community Primary School in Ipswich joined together to create a giant human Elmer the Patchwork Elephant ahead of Elmer Day celebrations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chantry football sessions for pre-school children could continue. Pre-school children’s football classes could stay at Chantry Library following a request for funding. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Labour MP sees Britain “crashing out” after European election. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin expects Britain to “crash out” of the EU without a deal at the end of October – despite the success of anti-Brexit parties in the European elections. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Makeover for Suffolk bakery mentioned at the Oscars. The award-winning Pump Street Bakery in Orford is to close, for the first time, for a major refurbishment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I used to polish off a large Dairy Milk in 20minutes…but now I’m a size 12,’ says super slimmer. A woman from Ipswich who struggled to improve her fitness has described how her mother’s cancer diagnosis motivated her to “cut out emotional eating” and return to being a size 12. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you remember the 1974 general election in Ipswich? Elections are very much on the mind at the moment with recent local elections and the European elections yesterday – so today we take a look back at one very vital poll that took place in Ipswich 1974. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A woman cave doesn’t have to be pink. It’s where men go to pursue their hobbies but why should they be the only ones to have a personal retreat? It’s our turn now, girls. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Storing up seeds to guard against future natural disasters. No-one knows when the next tree disease like ash dieback will arise but a team of volunteers in Suffolk are collecting seeds from native species as an insurance policy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Audi driver spotted speeding at 116mph on A12. An Audi driver in Suffolk was caught driving at 116mph on the A12 over the Bank Holiday weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fund-raising success for woodland charity that works with young gang members. Eden Rose Coppice Trust can continue its support of young people after successfully reaching its £40,000 target. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Work starts on project to regenerate town centres under pressure. Major research is taking place to put together strategic plans to revitalise and regenerate 11 east Suffolk towns. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fresh review of sponsored bus services in Suffolk. A new system to grade Suffolk’s sponsored bus routes is to be set up to help transport bosses determine future funding for services. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Living with a birthmark: Why I’m proud to have a large port wine stain. ANDREW PAPWORTH describes how he is proud to call his large port wine stain birthmark on his left arm, chest, back and hands part of his identity - despite some insensitive comments. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Stuck in the middle’ - Boy with autism ‘not suitable’ for mainstream or special schools. An autistic boy desperate to go to school in September has been left in limbo because his condition is deemed either ‘too severe’ or ‘not severe enough’ to qualify for a place. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sports project praised for positive impact in young people’s lives. A Suffolk project which gets young people into sport is celebrating after reaching the milestone of 20,000 attendances. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Free meals for Suffolk youngsters this summer with £1m fund. Hundreds of Suffolk families will be boosted by free meals for their children this summer, after the government pledged £1million for the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you remember when Princess Diana visited the 1986 Suffolk Show? It’s nearly that time of year again as preparations are in full swing for the Suffolk Show – so today we feature a gallery of one of its most famous guests. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
7 unusual Airbnb’s in Suffolk – including a treehouse and a windmill. Will you be holidaying closer to home this year? Spruce up your ‘staycations’ by visiting one of these unusual AirBnBs in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Seaside fun in Bury St Edmunds at annual Whitsun Fayre. All the fun of the seaside was to be found inland at Bury St Edmunds as the town held its Whitsun fayre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Has the bedtime story lost its place in the digital world? A Suffolk librarian explains the importance of bedtime stories as research reveals that more than half of parents in the east of England are swapping books with technology when reading to their child. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pop Chorus to return to Latitude Festival - with 80 singers on stage. Suffolk community choir Pop Chorus are set to grace the stage at Latitude after a triumphant debut at last year’s festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Theresa May ‘simply wasn’t up to the job’. Prime minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday. Here Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere says she made several key errors which made her departure “inevitable”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Driver taken to hospital following crash at Seven Hills roundabout near Ipswich. A motorist has been taken to hospital following a crash with a van close to the Seven Hills roundabout near Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A14 overnight closures at Stowmarket for works. Motorists and residents are being warned of overnight closures of the A14 near Stowmarket for up to a month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
An Ipswich pubs closure and Ed Sheeran’s generous donation are among this week’s top stories. Spend your Sunday catching up on this week’s must read stories, including Ed Sheeran’s ticket donation to his former school and the Suffolk MP running to be the next Prime Minister. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Immediate action taken after Felixstowe minor injuries unit complaints. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has had a “very constructive” meeting with NHS bosses over public complaints about a reduction in the use of Felixstowe hospital’s minor injuries centre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Motorcyclist injured following crash in Bramford Road in Ipswich. Police closed Bramford Road in Ipswich yesterday for almost two hours following a crash between a car and a motorcycle. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk man arrested after he sent explicit images to undercover policeman. A Suffolk man who was arrested after he sent explicit messages to an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy has been given a suspended prison sentence. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Tories line up behind Boris Johnson in race for 10 Downing St. While Suffolk’s Conservative MPs are starting to consider who they should support in the battle to get on to the two-person shortlist, Tory members in the county’s most marginal constituency have a clear view on who they want to support. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Proposals for new Wetherspoon’s pub at resort labelled ‘unacceptable’. Community leaders have rejected fresh proposals for a new town centre pub in Felixstowe – because the latest plans will impact unfairly on nearby residents. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A man with a sawn-off shotgun and two cannabis ‘gardeners’ were among those jailed in Suffolk this week. A drug dealer, two cannabis ‘gardeners’ and an Ipswich man found with a sawn-off shotgun were sentenced to a combination of nearly 11 years in prison this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out where roadworks could hit your journey this week. Drivers face more roadworks misery around the region this week – with disruption on one of Ipswich’s main commuter routes set to continue. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich celebrates 30 years of Elmer the patchwork elephant. Children at Chantry Library enjoyed the most colourful day of the year this morning as they celebrated 30 years of Elmer the patchwork elephant for Elmer Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
5 ways to enjoy the warm weather this bank holiday Monday. From banger racing to colouring on the Cornhill – here are five ways to enjoy the warm weather in Suffolk this bank holiday Monday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Be nice your neighbours so they are not left isolated, rural Suffolk villagers urged. People in one of Suffolk’s most rural and potentially isolated areas have been urged to look out for their neighbours as a new group was set up to help those at risk of being cut off from vital services and human contact. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Stop, it’s grammar time’ - Youtube rapper visits primary school in Ipswich. Youtube sensation MC Grammar paid a special visit to an Ipswich primary school this week to inspire children about words and spelling. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk insists festival is safe after taking down picture of hikers on track. Officials at Suffolk County Council have insisted that walks being organised by the authority are safe – despite their publication showing participants walking along a railway track near Yoxford. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find your way round this year’s Suffolk Show ground. Plan your route around the Suffolk Show ground with this downloadable map – featuring the famous live farming area, livestock shows, a new 60ft viewing platform, hundreds of food stalls and a real-life superhero area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze in Ipswich. Firefighters have tackled a kitchen blaze in Ipswich - which is thought to have started when a dishwasher caught fire. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex firm fined over death of worker at Port of Felixstowe. An Essex firm has been fined following the death of a concrete worker at the Port of Felixstowe in 2015. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk villages cut off as Network Rail closes two main roads near Ipswich. Residents of villages to the north of Ipswich have been left feeling cut off after Network Rail closed both roads to the area to work on the track. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Illegal immigrants jailed after discovery of cannabis factory. Two illegal immigrants who were arrested following the discovery of a large cannabis factory in a small village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border have each been jailed for 20 months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Paul Jones, ‘voice of the Blues’, returns to Suffolk with The Manfreds. Paul Jones, of The Manfreds, is back in Suffolk. We spoke to him about his love of life on the road and the joy he finds in performing live. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chelsea Flower Show winner donates garden for St Elizabeth Hospice at Suffolk Show. Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner, Frederic Whyte, has donated a show garden for St Elizabeth Hospice at this year’s Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Love is All Around for Richard Curtis - his best-loved films and TV shows. It’s 25 years since Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Vicar of Dibley both burst on to our screens. Next month, another Richard Curtis film is about to be released, Yesterday, which was filmed in Norfolk and Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Now podcast: What it’s like to lose a loved one to cancer. Chris Rose knows first-hand the devastating impact cancer can have after his wife Angela died from the disease. Here the Ipswich father – who ran the London Marathon with his wife’s ashes – speaks of how he is tackling each and every day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Marathon star Sarah aims to keep on running! Sarah Pennock is celebrating joining an elite club just five years after running her first marathon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s ex-chief constable comes out of retirement after just two months to take up national police role. He retired as Suffolk’s most senior police officer less than two months ago - but Gareth Wilson has already come out of retirement to take on one of the most senior roles in British policing. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Speculation that MP from region will announce Conservative leadership bid. Speculation is mounting that one of the region’s MPs will today officially join the race to succeed Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Weekend of rail disruption faces passengers across Suffolk. People travelling on train services across Suffolk during the Bank Holiday weekend face disruption due to engineering works. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dragons promise a flaming good family day out. The 2019 Dragon Fest at West Stow Anglo Saxon village near Bury St Edmunds will be boasting more dragons than ever when it takes place on June 29 and 30. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Alarming’ rise in school sex offences in Suffolk revealed. A shocking rise in the number of sexual offences reported in Suffolk schools has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ambulance bosses change procedures after man’s death. Ambulance bosses say they have changed procedures following the death of a man who hanged himself as police waited unsure whether to act because they had been given the wrong name. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Extremely caring’ care home given ‘outstanding’ rating by inspectors. A Felixstowe care home has been given an “outstanding” rating by inspectors. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The man who’s saying ‘cheers’ to Adnams after 25 years – and still not ready to call time. It’s a brand which has come a long way since being famous for its frothy pints downed by men in tweed jackets and bowler hats. Caroline Culot spoke to the man who’s helped spearhead the evolution of Adnams over the past 25 years Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Leiston man cleared of break-in at Aldeburgh home. A 32-year-old man accused of breaking into a house in a Suffolk seaside town has been cleared by a jury. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nick Lowe brings new Americana band Los Straitjackets to headline Red Rooster Festival 2019. Suffolk’s Red Rooster Festival continues to attract the best in roots and Americana music from both sides of the Atlantic. We spoke to headliner Nick Lowe about his new roots band Los Straitjackets Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Euro Election 2019: Follow the counts as they happen throughout Sunday evening. As politicians from around the region gather at Chelmsford for the European election count, we are providing live coverage and reaction political shape of the East of England emerges. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk storage business sees rise in demand as retailers move online. Demand for storage is on the up, stoked by a rise in internet businesses, according to an Ipswich storage rental firm. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who are Suffolk MPs supporting in race for 10 Downing Street? There was widespread support for outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May from Suffolk’s Conservative MPs – but some were already looking forward to the battle ahead. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Perfect! Ed Sheeran donates gig tickets to 1,100 pupils at his old school. Ed Sheeran has given students at his old Suffolk school the perfect gift - by handing each of its 1,100 pupils free tickets to one of his homecoming Ipswich gigs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woodbridge School headteacher resigns after less than a year. The head of Woodbridge School, Dr Richard Robson, has resigned from his role, parents have been told. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
We delayed our honeymoon - so people could vote in EU election. Most people would consider their honeymoon as the most important holiday of their lives - but this Suffolk couple decided to put theirs on hold, so that others could have the chance to vote. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Politicians need to start acting like adults’ – Ipswich youths demand climate change action. Crowds of youth climate activists have been striking at the Cornhill today as they call for urgent action from the government. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk schooling issues to be scrutinised by new task forces. Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Keen gardeners will get a chance to talk to the experts at this year’s Suffolk Show. Experts form Notcutts Garden Centres, a national chain based a Woodbridge, will be helping green-fingered enthusiasts to create their own horticultural masterpiece at home. The family-owned garden centre group will be hosting a free garden advice and plant clinic in the Glasswells Flower and Garden Show area at the Suffolk Show, all day on Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.
Suffolk Show Countdown: TVs set to provide show visitors with different view. Televisions will be set up around the Suffolk Show this year, playing a key role in helping visitors to find the right location and learn more about what’s going on. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Your questions on the PM race answered. Theresa May is resigning and the race is on for the country’s top job - here we answer your burning questions about the Tory leadership race. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Excitement builds ahead of county’s biggest day out. Final preparations are under way for the Suffolk Show, which is set to unveil a host of innovations for this year’s event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Chemical spill prompts huge emergency service response. A chemical spill at a factory near Haverhill has prompted a huge response from the emergency services, as workers are evacuated from the site. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk restaurant charging customers who fail to show up for reservations. An award-winning Suffolk restaurant is charging customers who fail to show up for reservations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Charity puts young people’s careers and mental health centre-stage at show. A charity is aiming to bring young people together to talk about careers and mental health challenges as a young fashion brand owner shares his story at the Suffolk Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who’s in the running to become the next Prime Minister? A wide field of possible candidates to take over as Prime Minister has already emerged - including west Suffolk’s Matt Hancock – in the wake of Theresa May’s resignation announcement. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Doctors’ surgery rated as ‘inadequate’ makes improvements, inspectors say. A GP surgery rated as “inadequate” earlier this year has made improvements, inspectors have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Celebrity jewellery brand founder returns to her Suffolk roots. A top jewellery brand favoured by celebrities including Carole Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex is returning to the Suffolk Show for the fourth year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
MP joins event celebrating Ipswich’s diverse community. Hundreds of people, from a wide range of cultures and ethnic backgrounds, turned out for the annual Pita Festival held at Suffolk New College, Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Theresa May quits: New premier expected to be elected in July. Prime Minister Theresa May is to resign later this summer she confirmed today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Show Countdown: Innovation will be key to future of farming, show-goers will be told. Suffolk Show-goers will be given an insight into how farm innovations could help reduce food miles and improve sustainability. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Land pledged by Suffolk County Council for new homes. Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk’s biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county’s housing crisis. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police search for driver after flying chainsaw sets car on fire. Police are searching for the driver of a pick-up truck after a chainsaw fell from their vehicle and hit a Toyota Yaris, setting the car alight. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.