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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.
‘Exciting opportunities’ available to ready RAF Lakenheath for F-35s. A multi-million pound project to house the new F-35 fighter jets at RAF Lakenheath will provide “a number of exciting opportunities” for people across the region. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Throwback Thursday: When anti-nuclear campaigners marched through Woodbridge. Protest marches and a submarine feature in this week’s Throwback Thursday as we look back at what was happening in April 1982. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk’s summer theatre continues as new producer emerges from the wings. Suffolk’s new-look summer theatre will offer quirky plays with a local flavour along with timeless classics. We speak to independent theatre producer Matthew Townshend about his plans to make theatre part of the coastal community Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“The force tempted me back” - Suffolk’s new police chief came out of retirement for top job. Meet Suffolk’s new chief constable - Steve Jupp - who has returned to lead the force after retiring as its deputy chief last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See inside this seaside home which could be yours for £2million. A stunning grade II listed building in the heart of Aldeburgh has gone on the market - offering sea views, a swimming pool, seven bedrooms and even its own wine cellar. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
High Street baker gets all fired up over new restaurant venture. After his family’s bakery business outgrew its home on Woodbridge’s ancient Thoroughfare, David Wright was determined to breathe new life into his high street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Education bosses move forward with £45. 6m specialist school boost. Education chiefs are set to commit up to £45. 6million to meet increasing demand for specialist school places. Continue reading.
Uproar over “hideous” yellow road markings in Woodbridge street. A series of “hideous” yellow lines painted along a Woodbridge shopping street are causing uproar in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman’s terrified call to police as burglars beat her partner. A terrified woman hid in a toilet and made a whispered telephone call to the police while two masked robbers attacked her partner and searched their home near Diss. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Glowing report sees care home rated ‘outstanding’. Staff at an Ipswich care home have been showered with praise in a glowing report by a watchdog – which saw their services awarded the highest possible rating of ‘outstanding’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Closing children’s centres will have “detrimental effect on mental health”, claim new mothers. Mothers are voicing their concerns after it was revealed that a number of children’s centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fresh children’s centre controversy as councillors walk away from “underhand” policy making. Opposition groups have pulled out of a cross-party task force at a Suffolk council over controversial plans which threaten children’s centres. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Help to Buy case study; That first step on the ladder. For Kelly Calver and and Adam Mayhew a new-build home was the dream. Kelly had bought her previous home with her dad, a builder, and lived through months of renovation work complete with noise, dust and cold draughts. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delays on A12 after bridge incident road block near Colchester. Motorists faced delays on the A12 on Thursday afternoon following an incident at a bridge near Colchester United football stadium. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
MP meets hauliers and Felixstowe terminal bosses to ease parking issue. Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has hosted a meeting between hauliers from across the country and the managers of the Trinity Estate in Felixstowe to try to resolve problems over parking fines. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pop-up Ipswich shop selling late grandmother’s vast designer clothes collection raises £4,000 for hospice. An Ipswich family sold off their late grandmother’s vast collection of designer clothes in aid of the hospice where she died - raising nearly £4,000. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out where you can see spring lambs in Suffolk. Spring has sprung - and adorable lambs are winning the hearts of the public in farms all over Suffolk. So where can you see the cutest spring lambs? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Farmers’ leaders welcome ‘flextention’. Farmers’ leaders have reacted with a mixture of relief and exasperation over a decision to extend Article 50 to delay the UK’s departure from the European Union. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Buses launched a "new network" in February 2018 intending to save £320k each year when factoring in fare increases (not sure how you can class an increase in revenue as an expenditure saving). Part of this saving would be IBC subsidies. Furthermore, they renegotiated their insurance to save £100k per year. (Or so they claim) As great as those savings may look, it is actually only a ~5% saving on expenditure. This is limited as a big chunk is the staff bill, so savings can never be a large percentage.
Ipswich Buses late filed accounts showed it paid former part-time Interim Managing Director Robert Bellamy at least £266k (2017 £179k and 2018 £87k) to his service company Mews Environmental Ltd to hold the fort at Ipswich Buses. No Income Tax, National Insurance, Employers NI or Pensions Contributions. Logic would suggest this is far beyond the going rate for the services tendered whilst he ran other businesses. Of some irony, the increased bus fares were to bring about a similar figure over a year period.
Ipswich Buses Ltd has finally filed their overdue company accounts this week. The "new network" (with fare increases) is intended to deliver £320k worth of savings a year. Renegotiation of their insurance apparently saves them around £100k per year also. Of the 18 6-year old double deckers, 14 were financed through the IBC loan and the other 4 are leased. Income Statement and Balance Sheet (as restated).
Raw meat causing delays on A12 and A14. A spillage of fallen meat is causing tailbacks on the two major roads at the Copdock roundabout. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
University worker told police he ‘wanted to kill himself’ hours before allegedly killing his wife, inquest hears. A University of Suffolk worker suspected of fatally stabbing his wife told police just hours before his death that he wanted to kill himself, an inquest heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia’s should run mostly as normal over Easter. Greater Anglia is preparing to run a near-normal service over much of the Easter holiday – although there will be some mainline disruption on Easter Day itself. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Life according to Fleabag: our favourite quotes from the brilliant second season CONTAINS SPOILERS. Fleabag series two finale: the best quotes from this year’s stand-out comedy, including Belinda’s monologue. The Priest’s command in the confession box, Fleabag’s rant about hair and Claire’s awkward way of telling her sister she loves her. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Larger-than-life Suffolk inventor Rex Garrod a ‘true genius’. Tim Hunkin (who made the quirky gadgets on Southwold Pier) pays tribute to friend famous for Robot Wars, Teletubbies and Brum Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Life’s work of Ipswich care home resident celebrated as book of poems published at surprise book launch. A care home resident’s lifelong ambition of being recognised as a poet has been met after staff published her work as a book. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
How town’s tastes became more exotic as diversity grew. In the final part of our series on multicultural Ipswich, we take a look at some of the international restaurants, festivals and musicians that the town is now home to. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman in her 80s punched in the face outside Ipswich bookmakers. A woman has been left injured and shaken after she was punched in the face in Ipswich town centre outside Betfred bookmakers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Rare’ Suffolk woodland sale ‘offers range of possibilities’. A ‘delightful’ area of ancient woodland on the edge of Ipswich is being offered up for sale, without a guide price. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fears after foot and mouth disease lead to Ipswich kitchen waste ban. Is a foreign bacteria like foot and mouth disease or swine fever lurking in your Ipswich kitchen? That’s the fear that has prompted a ban on fruit and vegetables in the town’s brown bins. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stunning holiday destinations in Greece and Croatia. Airline and holiday operator Jet2. com is adding two new beach holiday destinations, in Greece and Croatia, to its summer 2020 programme, flying from Stansted Airport. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Couple leave London to open new dog boutique in Aldeburgh. A pair of dog-lovers have swapped their high-flying lives in London to open up a pet boutique for the canine community of Aldeburgh. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Illegal fishers fined after being caught in Chantry Park and Suffolk Water Park. Illegal anglers in Chantry Park and Suffolk Water Park are being fined hundreds of pounds each for flouting rod licence rules. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Eyes down! Take a look at these fascinating photos from Ipswich’s Top Rank Bingo in 1974. We take a trip down memory lane to Top Rank Bingo in 1974, so sit back and get a cup of tea, number three. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich’s Futura Park could get 19 new units next to John Lewis as part of £4. 7m investment. The UK’s largest industrial developer could soon be building 19 new units at Ipswich’s Futura Park – creating new jobs and breathing new life into the brownfield site. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Saving toads on the roads. Throughout the early spring, scores of people patrol our country roads to help toads and other amphibians across the road, so that the creatures can live and breed in peace. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk set for patches of sunshine after a frosty start to the morning. The day may have started frosty in some parts of the region, but the county is to expect more spring-like temperatures as the day develops. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Closed Ipswich care home could be turned into student accommodation. A former Ipswich care home deemed “not fit for purpose” could be turned into accommodation for growing numbers of University of Suffolk students. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wetherspoons back ambulance service’s anti-abuse campaign. Pub chain JD Wetherspoon are backing a campaign by the ambulance service highlighting the abuse its staff face on the road. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New shoe shop opens in Ipswich town centre “to keep feet comfortable”. A new independent shoe shop has opened its doors in Ipswich town centre, offering stylish footwear with the emphasis on comfort. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What interests did your MP declare over the last year? Horseracing links, a trip to the BAFTAs, and work as a hospital doctor all feature in the Register of Interests declared by Suffolk and Essex MPs over the last few months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Overturned livestock lorry caused traffic chaos on A12 and M25. An overturned livestock lorry on the A12 close to the junction with the M25 is causing traffic chaos on the roads towards Essex and Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you asked Google these 25 questions about life in Ipswich? How much is a stamp, or a bus ticket, and how do you register with a doctor or dentist? There are lots of questions we all ask Google - so here are our answers to 25 top queries. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you feel too old to shop in high street fashion stores? At what age do women have to stop buying clothes in Topshop? ITV star Lorraine Kelly, who celebrates her 60th birthday in November, says its fine to shop where the teenagers go - she does. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Looking back to the 1989 Ipswich Gang Show. Singing, dancing and plenty of laughter – it’s the Ipswich Gang Show in 1989. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Fans of all ages meet award-winning children’s author. Children as young as three came to Ipswich Waterstones to meet Onjali Q Rauf – the award-winning author behind the popular children’s book which follows a Syrian refugee in an English school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Jacko paedophile claims haven’t damaged business’ – Pop impersonator speaks out. A Michael Jackson impersonator claims he is struggling to keep up with demand even after lurid child sex allegations against the singer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about the Twilight 5k. Thousands of people are set to pound the streets of Ipswich next month for the Twilight 5k road race – which is hosting the national championships for the first time ever in 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Robot Wars legend Rex Garrod dies at 75 after long illness with Alzheimer’s. Suffolk inventor’s quirky genius also seen in Teletubbies and Brum − and he rode speedway for Ipswich Witches, too Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Family still living with fraudulent builder’s ‘unsafe’ extension work. A Suffolk couple fear they may never be compensated for the emotional damage caused by a botched extension to their home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Trading Standards have given advice to Debenhams customers. It was announced yesterday that Debenhams had entered administration, a move expected to lead to store closures and job losses. But what happens now if you have gift vouchers to use or items to return? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ex-Northgate pupil reaches final of All Together Now. A former Ipswich man who has travelled the world performing in musicals – including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express – is to compete in the final of hit show All Together Now with his band Xavier. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Disappointment’ as major bid for technology hub in East Anglia is rejected. A major bid to create a pioneering Institute of Technology in East Anglia was one of just three to be rejected after the government announced the recipients of a £170million funding pot. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Meet Suffolk’s most inspiring young people. These are some of Suffolk’s most inspiring young people - as highlighted by a popular awards. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Caroline’s Kitchen loses the plot as Mercury play talks its way into irrelevance. Review: Caroline’s Kitchen, by Torben Betts, Original Theatre Company, Colchester Mercury until Saturday April 13 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pair ‘tried to open driver’s door’ in road rage attack. A man and woman suspected of being involved in a road rage incident in Suffolk are being sought by police. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you ride a Royal Enfield in East Anglia? Then join the new club. Owners and riders of one of the best-known British motorcycle brands are coming together next month to set up an East Anglian branch of the Royal Enfield owners’ club. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Game of Thrones actor and horseman to star at Framlingham Country Show. A leading youth motorcycle display team, a TV horse master and falconry expert, a food festival, a dog show as well as Greatest Showman circus acts and performances from the Suffolk Youth Orchestra are among the attractions at this weekend’s Framlingham Country Show. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
All you need to know about Ladies Day and the Moët & Chandon July festival. World-class horse racing, fabulous fashion and musical entertainment is returning to Newmarket Racecourse for its annual three-day extravaganza. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Have you seen 14-year-old Jamie Stevens? A 14-year-old boy from Felixstowe is missing and police are concerned for his safety. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich MP invites people to invest in woodland project. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has urged people living in the town to support a community charity providing care in a tranquil woodland setting. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Widow episode 2: Kate Beckinsale’s ITV drama takes a risk by answering a big question but leaves more unanswered. Shocking revelations mean we’ll be back next week for the third instalment of ITV’s The Widow - but what did we learn in episode two and what are the questions we’ve been left pondering? CONTAINS SPOILERS. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Nursery struck by thieves snatching roof tiles. A Suffolk nursery could be left with a hefty bill after thieves stole their roof tiles. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ben Fogle revealed as host for prestigious Ipswich dinner. Adventurer Ben Fogle is set to host a special evening celebrating the best of Suffolk businesses. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Woman murdered in her Ipswich flat suffered 28 stab wounds, inquest hears. An inquest into the murder of an Ipswich woman and death of her husband near Ipswich Waterfront last summer has heard she was found with 28 stab wounds to her body, including defensive wounds to her hands. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Boost for riverside town as £850k scheme to add extra parking is opened. An £850,000 project to increase the amount of car parking in one of Suffolk’s busiest towns and tourist hotspots is being completed this week. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By - How the Ipswich docks have changed over time. Photographer and local history enthusiast David Kindred has gathered pictures from the Ipswich Maritime Trust. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia owner Abellio set to run cross country trains from region. Dutch rail operator Abellio – which has run Greater Anglia since 2012 – is to take over the East Midlands franchise, including train services from Norwich to Liverpool, in August. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Holiday cottage business doubles capacity after six-figure injection. A family-run holiday cottage firm near Bury St Edmunds has doubled its capacity to keep up with the rising demand for summer staycations. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Children have to threaten suicide for help as lowest in the country is spent on East Anglian youngsters mental health. Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cyclist left with fractured spine following hit and run with white van. A cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a white van in Clacton in which the driver failed to stop. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk chicken factory ‘would create 650 new full-time jobs’. A new poultry plant extension planned for north Suffolk is set to create hundreds of new jobs aimed at Brexit-proofing the business. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Game of Thrones season eight: the crucial questions we need answered in the final series. The countdown is on until Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and last-ever series - here are the five big questions that the final series needs to answer in order to satisfy die-hard fans. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
USAF fighter jets to conduct night-time training exercise over Suffolk. Two US Air Force units will take part a training exercise in Suffolk’s skies at the end of the month to practise limited flying at night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Inquest into deaths of husband and wife at Ipswich waterfront set to start. An inquest into the murder of an Ipswich woman and death of her husband near Ipswich Waterfront last summer is set to begin today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk weather: Cloudy start before sun breaks through. Suffolk is set for a cloudy start to the day, before the sun breaks through bringing slightly warmer temperatures this afternoon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Future of former Flux trampoline site revealed. A new gym is set to take over the former sites of Flux Freestyle and Chimichanga in Ipswich’s Cardinal Park. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Who will win Felixstowe’s tourism award this year? Five Felixstowe organisations, businesses and attractions have been shortlisted for the resort’s award to mark an outstanding contribution to its tourist industry. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What are the top Google searches in Ipswich? The next manager of Ipswich Town Football Club, new town centre restaurants, and an escape room are top of the list when it comes to Google searches in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Town’s black youth feel ‘under siege’ and risk being left behind. The latest instalment of our series on multicultural Ipswich looks at the concerns young black men in the town were vulnerable to being drawn into gangs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rooftop egg-thrower’s actions aggravated by struggle to quit smoking. An Ipswich man has partly blamed nicotine withdrawal for his decision to scale the roof of a house and throw groceries at passers-by. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed: Children’s centres in Suffolk under threat of closure. A number of children’s centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Finalists revealed for the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2019. Has your favourite pub, restaurant, cafe, chef or producer been shortlisted in the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See inside former care home at Barton Mills. It could be the bargain of the year - a Georgian Suffolk manor house which has 15 bedrooms and six bathrooms, on sale with an asking price of just £750,000. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Essex man investigated over Rwandan genocide claims. The Metropolitan Police has confirmed detectives are investigating five people living in the UK – including one from Essex – over allegations relating to the Rwanda genocide 25 years ago. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New Aldi coming to Martlesham Heath in 2019. Another Aldi store will be arriving in Suffolk this year - this time in Martlesham Heath, on the edge of Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colchester artist designing Elmer sculpture in honour of late wife Valerie Osment. A Colchester artist will be creating a pair of elephant figures for Elmer’s Big Parade, three years after his late wife designed the much-loved Ipswich Hedgepig for Pigs Gone Wild. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Landlords call time on business rates system ‘which penalises success’. Suffolk pub landlords are calling for a rethink over business rates, arguing that the current system – based on turnover – is unfair. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Looking back to 1997 when fun in the sun came to Christchurch Park. Back in the 1990s thousands of music lovers flocked to Ipswich’s Chistchurch Park to enjoy a feast of classical sounds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Raiders steal thousands of pounds of Apple computers from independent store in Colchester. Film footage of two raiders stealing thousands of pounds of computer equipment from a Colchester graphic design company has been released. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you live in a CB8 or CB9 postcode area? Thousands of people across East Anglia are being offered free entry to the first day of Newmarket racing - find out whether you are eligible here. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Can shoppers, businesses, and council save Ipswich Debenhams? Business leaders in Ipswich will do all they can to try to keep the largest store in the town centre – but are believed to accept the fate of Debenhams may be out of their hands. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Easter bunnies and vintage vehicles head for Cornhill this weekend. Two special events are being held on Ipswich Cornhill this weekend - an Easter fun day and an Ipswich Transport Museum display. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
House being turned into 14 flats could ‘destroy’ quiet corner of Christchurch Park, residents claim. Transforming a house into 14 flats could “destroy” a quiet corner of Christchurch Park, residents fear - despite a developer’s assurance it would not affect the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Row of garages behind Ipswich shops to be demolished. Garages behind a row of shops in Ipswich are to be demolished - so they can replaced with better alternatives. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I know they talked about working on the trees here near the church but one has now been chopped down! The ancient yew that was just by the corner of the church tower, removed yesterday. I can see some benefits but it seemed a bit hasty. Those yew trees, the traditional churchyard tree of England, been there hundred of years probably, gone in a day, with no discussion! An act of vandalism on par with knocking down the church tower itself some may say.
Easter fun for families at Woodbridge garden centre. A Suffolk garden centre is hosting a range of fun activities for children and families to enjoy over the Easter holidays. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.