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Officials at Ipswich church to consider day time closure following latest theft. Officials at an historic church in Ipswich are considering closing it during the day following the latest theft. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
You wait ages for a bus then three turn up at once. The first news articles in about a month have appeared. Changes to Proof of Age, School Term Time Bus Schedule and Bank Holiday. In typical fashion, one week notice has been given of changes to proof of age. They have actually been forced into displaying notices on buses for a couple of weeks about changes to the proof of age required.
Ipswich Buses was at today's Bubble Rush in Christchurch Park. It looks like they have splashed out on new promotional materials. Rather strange. They used to shout about "Easy Access" buses but are showcasing the bus company with an Open Top decker (despite forecast heavy showers) which isn't DDA or Equality Act compliant. This means the bus doesn't lower, has stepped access and a metal pole divider.
All you need to know about the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival. Celebrity chefs, food and drink stalls, cooking demonstrations and more will take over Bury St Edmunds this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It is around that time again unfortunately. Ipswich Star reported a fight outside the Suffolk Punch pub on Norwich Road. It now claims to be outside a shop, probably on Norwich Road next door to the pub. A 19 year old man was found stabbed and taken to Ipswich Hospital for non-life threatening stab wounds.
In a bid to boost income, Ipswich Buses are now requiring children to prove their age or will have to pay adult fare. Today, a 14 year old boy was refused entry onto the bus as he couldn't prove his age with ID. This is not the same as Ipswich Buses withdrawing passport and driving licence as valid ID for adult students to get on the bus for child fare. It is ridiculous that a child has to furnish ID document to have the child discount from a full adult standard fare.
What is a “mourning ring” and why has one been found in North-Essex? A gold ring engraved with the message “remember me in hope” is thought to date back to the 17th century and may have been given as token of love, a treasure inquest heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: First pictures of new baby red panda at Colchester Zoo. There’s a new arrival at Colchester Zoo, and it’s finally emerged from its nest to say hello to keepers and visitors. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police probe whether animal remains dumped in Essex village are linked to sheep theft near Hadleigh. Police in Suffolk are investigating whether the discovery of a large quantity of sheep remains dumped in an Essex village are connected to the theft more than 60 sheep near Hadleigh. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
GCSE Results 2018: Top grades for Felixstowe youngsters who took maths GCSE a year early. Two year 10 pupils were among those receiving their GCSE results this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH Dangerous fake fire blankets get tested by trading standards are hundreds seized in Felixstowe. Trading standards officers have helped to seize 400 potentially dangerous fire blankets that were being brought to Britain through the Port of Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Buyout of wealth management company with offices in Ipswich and Norwich. An East Anglian wealth management company with £250m of funds in its portfolio has been bought up by its managing director. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Instead of the cull, there will be late-night cleaning of the area and bins will be given lids. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Murder investigation after man found dead in Colchester home. Essex Police are launching a murder investigation following the discovery of a dead man at a Colchester address. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The radio presenter calls upon celebrity friends to help him pop the question to his girlfriend. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
GCSE Results Day 2018: Live updates from Ipswich and Felixstowe. Thousands of pupils from Ipswich and Felixstowe are preparing to find out their GCSE results today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Increased litter over the summer season has led to an increase in the rodent population. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
A14 Orwell Bridge closed following ‘serious collision’. The A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed to eastbound traffic following a serious collision. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Glow Walk to return to Felixstowe seafront. There will be tricks and treats aplenty when a popular Hallowe’en Glow Walk returns to one of the regin’s most popular seafronts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia up for eight awards after a year of rail improvements. Greater Anglia has been shortlisted for eight classes at the National Rail Awards – including the top accolade of Passenger Operator of the Year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Remembering the traditional trading of two popular shops. Two department shops in Fore Street, Ipswich, trading in a way of shopping now mostly lost, were H and R Sneezum and Martin and Newby, writes David Kindred. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could Bury St Edmunds be the UK hot spot for ATM crime? The surprising claim that Bury St Edmunds could be the most dangerous place in the UK to withdraw cash has been slammed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ellisons gives family law team its dedicated office space in Colchester. Law firm Ellisons Solicitors has acquired and refurbished a new office space on Crouch Street in Colchester for use by its family law team. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Section of M25 closed in Essex after lorry crash. A large section of the M25 in Essex is closed this morning after a lorry carrying flammable liquids crashed and overturned. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Popular model railway exhibition near Bury St Edmunds returns. Hundreds of people are expected to visit a popular model railway exhibition in west Suffolk next month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex reaps rewards from the global cannabis industry. With the increasing liberalisation of cannabis laws gathering pace around the world, a company in Essex is keen to take advantage of the opportunities. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Even serving councillors and past Mayors of Ipswich get a poor service, as Glen Chrisholm found out this morning. The Labour councillor for Whitehouse claimed he was verbally attacked by an aggressive and rude driver for not indicating he wanted the bus, despite clearly sticking his hand out for the Number 9 on Norwich Road at around quarter to four. .
What is a jirotary? What is the red squiggly line about under that word? They obviously meant gyratory! Good job we know this time unlike with Solgen Street! I left it 9 hours to allow a correction where necessary.
Fun time in Felixstowe this weekend at Ferry Fest. This weekend sees the launch of Ferry Fest, a new three day family arts festival at Felixstowe Ferry which is looking to have the coastal community buzzing with a raft of events that will include live bands, dance, a ceilidh, theatre, music and poetry, a musical review, craft stalls, beach activities, a photography exhibition and a pirate-themed day to excite land-lubbers of all ages. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Widower who died in Woodbridge road crash named as local man Peter Grimer. A 90-year-old widower who died after a road collision in Woodbridge has been named by police as Peter Grimer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Outdoor gym classes aim to encourage activity in North Essex towns. A new, free, outdoor gym has opened in Dovercourt – aiming to give busy people the chance to take part in a 30-minute workout every week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Cycle King store in Bury St Edmunds on 29 September. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Ipswich Buses has offered Contactless Payments as a bus fare payment method now for a few months. So why is it, to book a Summer Excursion, you need to head into town and buy it from the Enquiry Office? Why is there even an assumption that people who usually use the bus would be the sole customers of such excursions? Would it be too much to ask for some online system to purchase Summer Excursion tickets - either on their website or through a third party? Customers can print their own tickets and the bus driver can check such tickets against names on their own list (i.
Ipswich Buses are offering an excursion to the Clacton Airshow - Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August - for £10 (adult), £8 (children) and £30 (Family Ticket: 1 Adult, 4 Children or 2 Adults, 3 Children). It saves the hassle of driving (especially in congestion), the fuel cost (£6 each way, brief average estimate), and the cost of car parking, finding free spaces or getting a Park & Ride service. So it is generally good value and could really save some people money. The problem? Leaves 1700 hours (or 15 minutes after last daytime flight).
Greater Anglia trains delayed after vehicle strikes bridge. Train delays are expected this evening after a vehicle has crashed into a bridge on the Ipswich to London Liverpool Street line. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man arrested in connection with rape reported at RiZe music festival. A 41-year-old man from Doncaster was arrested on suspicion of rape at Chelmsford’s RiZe festival this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Clacton Airshow 2018 - all you need to know. Get set for take-off! Clacton Airshow is back this week, celebrating 27 years of flight with a two-day spectacular. Here’s your guide to the big event. Continue reading.
‘Out of this world’ – Action-packed Aldeburgh Carnival in pictures. Three days of festivities ended with a bang as Aldeburgh Carnival filled the streets of one of Suffolk’s most picturesque seaside towns. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Phone calls to police non-emergency number now answered faster, says top officer. A highly-criticised system for answering non-emergency phone calls to the police has been turned around thanks to the introduction of a new call handling system, Suffolk’s top police officer has said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man finishes record-breaking bid for Sealand glory – but another swimmer beats him to it. In a race not unlike Scott’s to the South Pole, two men have battled to become the first to swim from the micronation of Sealand back to Suffolk’s shores. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man pleads guilty to causing crash which killed his best friend. A 26-year-old man from Ipswich has pleaded guilty to causing a crash which claimed the life of his best friend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Excessive speed a factor in death of motorcyclist on A12, inquest hears. A Suffolk coroner has urged motorcyclists to stick to the highway code after hearing that excessive speed could have contributed to the death of a 24-year-old man in a crash on the A12 last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New shop offers pop-up careers advice. A new pop-up shop in a busy Ipswich shopping centre has been set up to give young people careers advice as they wonder what to do next after their exam results. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Be careful’ - former Miss Universe takes Suffolk business studies lessons to heart as she launches new record label. A former Suffolk business management student who shot to fame after winning the Miss Universe beauty pageant said she had learnt valuable lessons from her studies as she prepared to launched a new record label. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Great to be up and running’ - Suffolk pub serves up food days after fire destroyed kitchen. Staff at an award-winning Suffolk pub have been praised for their quick work in restoring normal service just days after a serious fire destroyed its kitchen. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
ASDA in talks with staff over proposals to close its Newmarket store. Supermarket giant Asda has announced plans to close its Newmarket store, putting dozens of jobs at risk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenagers were ‘stabbed with Rambo style knife’ in Ipswich street by masked attackers, court told. Two teenagers were stabbed with a “Rambo” style knife in an Ipswich street by two attackers wearing balaclavas, it has been alleged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out where you can save money in Suffolk. From zoo trips, meals out and sports activities - check out the latest deals here. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tractor crashes into lamppost near Bury St Edmunds. A lamppost was reported to be blocking the road following a single vehicle collision on the A134. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traffic delays after A12 crash. One person has been injured in a two vehicle collision on the A12 at Benhall, near Saxmundham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Road closures revealed for Ipswich Town v Norwich City derby. Roads around Ipswich Town Football Club’s ground are to be closed for most of the day when the Blues face their crunch derby match against Norwich City. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How caring Suffolk volunteers help those in a crisis. A tragedy or a crisis can come at any time and affect anyone. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From Sealand to Felixstowe: Swimmer sets off on his daring trip today. The man attempting to swim from the obscure micro-nation of Sealand to Felixstowe has just set off. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do or DIY - how expert at household repairs are people in East Anglia? How expert are people in East Anglia when it comes to DIY? Take a look at our quiz results and see how you measure up. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Illegal fishers caught on water park. A spot check of anglers found that four people were fishing illegally on a water park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two further arrests following ‘linked’ hot water attack and stabbing. Police have arrested two men, aged 48 and 25, in connection with two violent incidents in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Office Outlet, which has stores in Ipswich and Colchester, may be the latest victim of retail slump. Office Outlet’s stores in Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford could be under the threat of closure, as the company is expected to launch a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) today that will involve shutting down some of its 97 stores nationwide. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five key stories you should read this morning. Check below for five stories you should have on your radar as the day gets underway. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk library chief reveals ideas to help boost visitor numbers. Last week this newspaper revealed that the total footfall at Suffolk’s Libraries was down by around 60,000 visits in 2017/8 from 2014/5. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Traffic delays in central Ipswich. Motorists are being warned of disruption caused by roadworks on the A1071 (Woodbridge Road), near to St Helen’s Primary School. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Thousands raised for worthy causes at Woodbridge golf day. A charity golf day held in Woodbridge raised more than £1,500 for a group of children’s hospices and other worthy causes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Former Oasis frontman in tribute to Aretha Franklin at first-ever RiZE Festival. Thousands of people cheered on major music acts as they took to the stage at the first ever RiZE Festival in Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I feel silly and vulnerable’ – grandmother whose handbag was stolen at supermarket speaks out. A business owner and grandmother whose bag was stolen at a local supermarket has spoken of her ordeal Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Low wages mean hundreds more workers are claiming Universal Credit. Hundreds of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as their low wages are not enough to live on. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Car thefts on the rise in Suffolk. Car thefts in Suffolk increased by 14% last year, according to latest police figures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Motorist arrested on suspicion of drug driving on A140 with child in car. A motorist caught speeding on the A140 in Suffolk was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, police have said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Good news for gardeners as more showers forecast. Holiday makers keen to get the most out of the remaining days of the summer break could be disheartened by the weather this week, which is forecast to be overcast and damp. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Red Arrows soar over Ipswich on way back to RAF base. People living in Suffolk and north Essex witnessed an unexpected display from the Red Arrows this evening. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police appeal for witnesses after serious assault in west Suffolk. Detectives investigating an assault in Bury St Edmunds – in which two men suffered serious injuries – believe it was a targeted attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Calls for action as another violent criminal absconds from prison. Yet another violent criminal was on the run last night after absconding from a Suffolk prison. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five of the best Suffolk tweets this week. From cute hedgehogs to a funny street name - have we included your tweet? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It is the largest event on the calendar within the Ipswich Boundary, organised by Ipswich Borough Council, which is also the parent company/owner of Ipswich Buses. Yet absolutely no promotion of the event for the borough owned public transport provider. No shuttle bus between the town centre, Entertainment Zone and the Stoke Bridge entrance to the market stalls. No special two-day fares. No Open Top Tour.
What roadworks are planned for this week that will affect Suffolk commuters? There are two planned roadworks set for the coming week with one major operation currently active and due to expand and continue until Wednesday, August 22. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Bridge School to become academy to drive improvements. An Ipswich special school which was handed an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in May for a series of safety and standards concerns is set to become an academy. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Acid attack and stabbing in Colchester leads to police appeal. Police are appealing for information after two incidents of violence in Colchester which they believe are linked. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What are the most dangerous roads in Suffolk and Essex? The A12 has been named the most dangerous A-road in our region, according to data obtained on the number of crashes and casualties on our busiest roads. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Agency looking to the future as it marks 10 years in business. When Kate Bowden-Smith founded Pier PR and Marketing 10 years ago, she was clear about the kind of agency she wanted to create. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Things we’ve learned this week – A quick catch-up guide to the week’s stories. It’s been a busy week across Suffolk and north Essex, here’s your catch-up guide to five things we learned this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What can we expect from the rest of the Ipswich Maritime Festival as day one ends? If you heard the bang and fizz of fireworks but didn’t see them you probably missed the first day of the Ipswich Maritime Festival. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What is the weather going to be like for the rest of today and next week? Yesterday East Anglia enjoyed bright and sunny spells but it looks like there could be a build-up of clouds later today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suspected drug driver arrested as car stopped due to ‘manner of driving’. A man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving after his vehicle was stopped due to way it was being driving. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Utter disgrace’ to see police officers punched, kicked and spat repeatedly, says Suffolk’s top officer. Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Gareth Wilson writes about assaults on officers, how the force is improving its handling of non-emergency calls and the bravery of police dogs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Public warned not to approach Hollesley Bay absconder Aaron Johnson. Members of the public are being advised not to approach a Hollesley Bay prisoner, who has absconded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
We have a housing crisis. Here’s how to fix it. Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE writes about what needs to happen to solve Britain’s housing crisis. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich woman and her guinea pig to appear on Blind Date this weekend. An Ipswich woman will appear on Channel 5’s Blind Date TV show this Saturday in hope of finding love accompanied by her guinea pig. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex double amputee to become ambassador for road safety charity. An army veteran from Colchester who lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan has become an ambassador for an independent road safety charity. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
PR boss’s 286-mile trek will raise funds for the hospital which saved her daughter. Hilary Collins, the managing director of award-winning Colchester-based PR consultancy, Big Wave PR will be walking 286 miles over cliffs, beaches and rocks around the Cornish coastal path to raise funds for Gt Ormond Street Hospital. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five stories you might have missed this week. From some special results to the birthday of Beano check out these five stories you may have missed this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Household coal sales could be banned and wet wood restricted in bid to cut pollution. The sale of household coal could be phased out and wet wood sales restricted in a bid to cut down on pollution from people lighting fireplaces in their homes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about this year’s Ipswich multicultural festival. The eighth annual One Big Multicultural Festival will be held on Sunday September 2 in Ipswich’s Alexandra Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One in 10 strip-searches result in finds, despite 160% increase in use. Campaigners are calling for more scrutiny of police after strip-searches more than doubled over six years in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Changing places, changing lives - one green step at a time. Community charity Groundwork East - which creates green spaces - has been nominated for the FM World Not-for-Profit Business of the Year Award at the SME national awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I feel like a different women’ says super slimmer who lost third of her own weight. A woman who lost a third of her own weight by dropping 5st and eight dress sizes is in the running for a slimmer of the year prize. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What record are these newly weds trying to break next week? A married couple from Suffolk will attempt to break the record for the fastest and youngest husband and wife crossing of the English channel to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Glider pilot forced to make emergency landing near A134. Police were contacted shortly after 4pm yesterday by members of the public who were concerned by a glider they saw in a nearby field. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watch video of gorgeous Ipswich cottage with stunning garden. A beautifully designed cottage is currently on the market in Ipswich - could this be the house of your dreams? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New antiques centre opens in Manningtree. Businessman Ken Hewitt, who is well known in the antiques trade, has opened a new centre for antiques, vintage and retro furniture and collectables. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could Felixstowe’s rats be gassed to deal with rodent problem? New options are being looked at to deal with recent rat problems in Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What is medical tattooing and who is doing it in Ipswich? A Colchester-based tattoo artist who decided to take up medical tattooing will be taking her services to Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What is the weather looking like for this weekend? We’ve had a lovely start to the day and things are looking to stay the same with a dry morning and temperatures expected to range from 22-24C across the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.