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Cyclist injured during A14 collision in Suffolk. A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car on the A14 in Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Universal Credit: How has it been for you? The rollout of flagship welfare reform Universal Credit is almost complete in Suffolk and north Essex – with every district due to be phased in by January 2019. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Win a deluxe bed as part of Glasswells Ipswich’s 10th birthday celebrations. Family-run business Glasswells is inviting you to join in the celebrations as its modern Ipswich store marks its 10th birthday this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk architects’ designs at university Waterfront building. The best of the best new Suffolk buildings feature in the first Suffolk RIBA autumn exhibition, opening at the Waterfront Building at the University of Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Warm weather continues - but with less sunshine as Storm Callum approaches. Suffolk and Essex are in line for another warm day - though with less sunshine and a greater chance of rain than yesterday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Delays clear on Ipswich-bound A12 after car and lorry collide. A crash involving a car and lorry on the A12 caused delays for drivers heading towards Ipswich this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Rail service disruption after vehicle crashes into railway bridge. Rail services are facing delays this morning after a vehicle crashed into a railway bridge. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Children’s hospice faces ‘difficult decisions’ over respite care due to nursing shortage. A children’s hospice is being forced to make tough decisions over the levels of care it provides to some young people due to a chronic nursing shortage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Driver dead and four people arrested after late night crash. Four people have been arrested after a fatal crash in Essex last night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Myxomatosis and other diseases are being considered as the cause of death for a number of hares. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Revealed – Outcome of Martlesham police HQ 250 homes consultation. Major plans to sell Suffolk police’s HQ and build hundreds of homes on the site are ramping up – with early blueprints due to be unveiled by the end of 2018. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two-car crash in Hadleigh side street leaves pedestrian injured. Police, firefighters and paramedics sprung into action when a Mercedes collided with a Volkswagen Golf, leaving a pedestrian injured. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Watchdog reveals thoughts on Ipswich Academy after latest visit. A watchdog has praised efforts of an Ipswich secondary school rated ‘requires improvement’ – describing it as having “transformed” its education. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The pumpkins are ready to be picked. Whether you love or loathe Halloween everyone enjoys getting creative with friends and family and carving quirky designs into a pumpkin. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One injured in crash near Ipswich park. One person has been injured after two cars collided on a residential street in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We recognise the issues’ - Highways chiefs look to tackle Ipswich traffic troubles. Highways chiefs have said they are “looking at options” to solve Ipswich traffic troubles – after facing fierce criticism from the town’s MP, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Care home worker loses pink locks in memory of mum. Kate Nears, activities coordinator at Felixstowe’s Mill Lane Nursing Home, is known for her pink hair but decided to sacrifice it for a good cause. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drama as police swoop on road leading to Ipswich railway station. Several police cars have swarmed a central Ipswich road following a two-vehicle crash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Landmark building changes hands. Ipswich town centre offices, in Princes Street, have been sold. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New direction for Milsom Hotels and Restaurants. Idle Waters is a beautiful riverside cottage at Dedham, with a special claim to fame - it was painted by John Constable; and now it is available to rent. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man in 20s has face stabbed near Essex university campus. A young man has been stabbed in the face near the University of Essex in Colchester. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Students at Suffolk New College get up close to a ‘real’ bodyguard. The Bodyguard TV series on BBC television prompted a real life protection officer from Bury St Edmunds to talk to students at Suffolk New College, in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
7 vintage items you could get your hands on in Ipswich. From Adidas 80’s sports jackets to a retro Royal Air Force Camo coat - take a look at some of the items you could walk away with this weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hairdressers shop front smashed by car. A Wivenhoe hair salon had an unexpected appointment when a car drove into the front of the shop window. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Tommy’ silhouettes unveiled in Christchurch Park ahead of November 11 armistice centenary. As the world prepares to mark next month’s centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War, a poignant tribute to the Ipswich’s fallen has been unveiled in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Blue Planet II prompts record turn-out at Suffolk beach clean, say organisers. The organiser of the Great British Beach Clean in Suffolk says she estimates a record number of people turned out to remove rubbish from the county’s beaches during this year’s event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk-wide team is now a team of 13. Ashtons Legal has appointed Chris Cumberbatch to join its Lifetime Planning team in Suffolk as a senior associate. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two locksmiths were called to help turn off the alarm which had been sounding for days. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
A ‘Wonderful legacy’ for Don – Wife’s wing-walk raises £4,500 in husband’s memory. The wife of a well known Suffolk entertainer has raised thousands of pounds in her husband’s memory after completing a daring wing-walk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The number of registered sex offenders in Suffolk is forecast to rise by 11-29% over the next four years. Last year the number of registered sex offenders in Suffolk grew by 7. 2% (1 in 14 increase). In total the Force Management Statement hints at there being 820 registered sex offenders in Suffolk (unclear due to redacted comment). There are up to 300 Integrated Offender Management cases at any one time across Norfolk & Suffolk.
Rail firm takes cash from student’s lost purse as ‘storage fee’. Greater Anglia took £1. 50 out of teenager Florence Lewis’ purse after she lost it on the Ipswich to Melton train. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich teenager releases song about bullying to mark World Mental Health day. A young singer-songwriter from Ipswich has released a song called ‘Stronger’ to raise awareness of the effects of bullying on World Mental Health day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Daughters lose damages case over fitness instructor’s murder. The daughters of a 38-year-old Bury St Edmunds woman murdered by a stalker have lost a High Court damages battle. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why are so many Suffolk businesses moving out to the country? Long-running Suffolk companies are exiting their town centre bases and building up their online trade from out-of-town sites. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Will this be the hottest October day for 40 years? The weather in Suffolk and Essex is set to be one of the hottest October days for decades - and the forecast experts have explained why. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘No other reasonable explanation’ for high bin weight in Corrie case, police say. Missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague was collected by a Biffa lorry and transported to a landfill in an “unusually heavy” bin, police have concluded. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
School exclusions driving children into gangs, PCC warns. Questions have been raised over how effective school exclusions are, after concerns were raised that it could be driving youngsters into gangs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Consultation period begins on new crossing to ease traffic on Dartford Crossing. A ten-week consultation begins today for a major new road which could almost halve journey times across the Dartford Crossing, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Lorry breakdown at Copdock roundabout creates five-mile traffic jam. A broken down lorry at the Copdock interchange on the A14 has made a five-mile tailback between Ipswich and Claydon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The five stories you need to read today. Ed Sheeran, a ladybird invasion, fireworks night and Stalin’s death mask - here’s the best stories from Ipswich and Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Four arrested over attempted burglary in Ipswich. A group of men face questioning after an attempted burglary in Ipswich while the residents slept. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk police facing “a big challenge” to meet increased demand over next four years. Suffolk police is facing a “big challenge” to cope with increased demand over the next four years, according to the county’s crime commissioner. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could Ed Sheeran Chantry Park gigs put Ipswich on music map? A string of high profile gigs in Chantry Park by Ed Sheeran next year is set to showcase the space as a venue for promoters to bring other top artists, according to the landowners. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could today’s heat make it the warmest October in the region for 40 years? We have had a dry night with lows hitting just 6C across Suffolk but today could see record-breaking temperatures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Missing: 32-year-old Kesgrave man. Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 32-year-old man from Kesgrave, Suffolk. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bucklesham celebrates new defibrillator - inspired by former editor’s campaign. Bucklesham is celebrating the installation of its new defibrillator - after being inspired to get one by former EADT editor Terry Hunt’s fundraising campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Society has posted a few images of the most recent updates to the Cornhill on their facebook page. I think the general public consensus is their hatred of this type of seating. Going to be nasty and cold, and no back supports. I doubt many people want to stay long around there anyway. I notice the uneven levels of that seating.
Woodbridge Road east shut this evening and for another 6 or 7 nights for resurfacing. Signs all along Colchester road east bound saying "road closed" and a few info signs about alternate routes to get to hospital etc. However most are ignoring them so getting to Woodbridge road and having to do a u-turn, lots doing it through the petrol station at the junction! Of course this is not helped as there is at least one other diversion heading in same direction as the road closed signs! So you have the ridiculous situation of a diversion sign pointing down a closed road.
Revealed – The popular library books flying off the shelves in Suffolk. There is nothing quite like curling up with a good book – it makes life that little bit better. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Colchester singer joins Harry Kane and Stormzy in support of Micky, 11. A charity single has been released to raise lifesaving funds for an Essex schoolboy suffering from a rare form of Leukaemia. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Figures show alcohol related liver disease hospitalising hundreds. The scale of alcohol-related liver disease in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed in new figures – showing hundreds of people are admitted to hospital every year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk hotel described as ‘intimate and relaxed’ wins national award. An independent hotel reviewer has crowned a Suffolk hotel as one of the best in the country. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Heavy traffic disruption in Ipswich due to ‘essential’ gas works. Temporary three-way traffic lights put up on Norwich Road are causing major traffic problems. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk has six weeks to find the £43m needed to go ahead with crossings. There are six weeks left to find the £43m needed to save the Upper Orwell Crossings, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Boys in Suffolk less likely to pass year 1 reading test than girls, figures reveal. Boys in Suffolk are less likely to pass their first year phonics reading tests than girls, it has been revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New care model backed by Suffolk’s cabinet after three years of problems. Suffolk County Council is to scrap its controversial new method of providing home care after three years – and bring in a new system better able to cope with rising demand. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The former Poundstretcher in Lowestoft has been annoying locals for more than four days. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Suffolk parents urged to ‘make a difference’ by becoming school governors. A new campaign has called on people across Suffolk to make a difference to education in their area by signing up as a school governor. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Brawl at Ipswich bus station leads to three arrests. Three people have been arrested following a large street fight in Ipswich today close to the Old Cattle Market Bus Station. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hotel prices soar for 2019 Ed Sheeran gigs – as some fully booked for ENTIRE weekend. Fans of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran face paying as much as four-and-a-half times the usual amount for hotel rooms when he performs his four homecoming gigs next summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich market traders hope for better times as Cornhill ready to reopen. Market traders in Ipswich are hoping for a boost in customer numbers when the work on the Cornhill is complete and Princes Street is fully reopened. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What does a 3D productivity and digital media technologist really do all day? We explore a day in the life of an Ipswich man with a very futuristic job. Tom Ranson has worked at University of Suffolk as a technologist within the department of science and technology for the last six years. He is an Intel education ambassador, the only one in higher education in the whole of the UK. This involves encouraging the use of technology and project-based learning in education, and strengthening links between local schools and the University within STEM subjects.
Woodbridge’s leisure centre officially reopened after £3. 5million improvements. The aim was to turn the complex in Station Road into more than just pool – and now it offers users a gym, classes, indoor cycling, sauna/steam room and more. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Make tracks to model railway exhibition. Felixstowe Area N Gauge Model Railway Group will hold its final open day of the year on Saturday October 27. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man caught with drugs during ‘cuckooing’ sting in Ipswich. A man has pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and crack cocaine after being arrested during a police raid on a suspected ‘cuckooed’ property. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Bishop flies 6,000 miles to take Archbishop’s place at major church celebration. The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, travelled to Hong Kong on behalf of the Most Rev Justin Welby, who as the Archbishop of Canterbury is the Primate of All England and the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We’re delighted so far’ - Three robot medical secretaries introduced at Ipswich Hospital. Robots are working as medical secretaries alongside human staff at a Suffolk hospital in a first for the NHS, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out where to watch forework displays this bonfire night. Will you be going to Christchurch Park in Ipswich, the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds or Castle Park, Colchester to watch the fireworks this Guy Fawkes Night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Guide dog owner felt like she was in ‘horror film’ after dog attacked. A mum-of-two whose guide dog has been the victim of four separate attacks in the space of just 18 months has likened each traumatic ordeal to being trapped in a horror film. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Call for Suffolk public sector to help ex-offenders. Calls have been made for positions in public projects to be filled by ex-offenders to help them back into employment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Brawl involving large group in Ipswich town centre broken up by police. A brawl involving what eyewitnesses reported as 12 people has been broken up by police in the centre of Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Counselling service to expand with new Suffolk centre. An award winning counselling service is celebrating further expansion after opening a new office in Bury St Edmunds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Text message flood warnings for Three mobile customers in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Mobile phone customers of Three network are to get a message today telling them that they have been registered for free flood warnings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Major construction firm opens an Essex office. Willmott Dixon is following up its completion of Essex’s first medical school with a pledge to stimulate more growth in the county, Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New book celebrates the wonders of Christchurch Park. A born and bred Ipswich writer with a passion for his home town has written a book celebrating one of the county’s most treasured parks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By: Fore Street through the generations. David Kindred takes a look back at past pictures of Fore Street in Ipswich - do you remember when it looked like this? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Big turn-out for property and construction event. A survey of property professionals at the first construction and development nriefing, hosted by Ellisons Solicitors, revealed that more than half - 57. 4% - are more cautious about the sector now than they were 12 months ago. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The announcement of a fourth date in Chantry Park (effectively his home town gig - Framlingham cannot hold it) despite not selling out in Ipswich, fuels rumours Ed Sheeran might be planning of retiring from music. He has still one album to go Subtract (or perhaps minus lol) but that might be absent of tours. If that isn't the case, where does he go from the Subtract album? His albums are named after what he intends to do to the music industry.
‘A Marmite baguette, vegan cheese and a choc ice’ - what do prisoners eat at Hollesley Bay? Ever wondered what it would be like to dine behind bars? Now’s your chance to find out, as we take a look behind the scenes at a Suffolk prison. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich Vegan Festival returns this weekend. A food festival which attracted more than 1,200 people last year will take place this weekend and will bring hot treats, cakes, inspiring talks and more. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich firm is a finalist in glazing industry awards. Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have been announced as a finalist for a customer care award at the glazing industry’s prestigious G Awards 2018. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stage is set for Suffolk’s largest education and training event. Businesses and further education providers will be welcoming an audience of over 4500 school children from across Suffolk at the fifth Suffolk Skills Show, which takes place tomorrow at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Up to 180,000 people could see the singer in his home county, but the gigs have not yet sold out yet. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
‘Proud’ parents of 17-year-old A140 crash victim write emotional message to ‘angel’ daughter. The parents of Shannon Gittings, the 17-year-old who died after her car crashed into a tree, have paid tribute to their ‘little angel’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Summer weather set to return for the next few days. The summer weather is set to return to Suffolk and parts of Essex today and tomorrow with temperatures expected to reach the mid-twenties. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran: final Ipswich date added after overwhelming demand. There’s one last chance to see Ed Sheeran in Ipswich this summer as the Suffolk popstar announces his final gig in Chantry Park on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Revealed – The top five parking ticket hotspots in Ipswich. Ipswich motorists racked up nearly three quarters of a million pounds in parking fines last year, we can reveal. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mcdonald’s in centre of Ipswich evacuated after gas leak. The McDonald’s restaurant in Ipswich town centre has been evacuated after a carbon dioxide pipe cracked and gas leaked into the building. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Corrie McKeague: Father accepts missing airman ‘ended up in waste disposal system’. The father of missing airman Corrie McKeague, who disappeared from Bury St Edmunds two years ago, has accepted that his son likely ended up in a Suffolk landfill site. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Cafe and surfers join the drive against litter in Suffolk resorts. Top Suffolk resorts are waging war on beach rubbish. A cafe is offering free hot drinks to litter collectors, while a group of surfers are all set for an autumn beach clean. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ho, Ho, Ho v No, No, No - garden centre in Christmas Wonderland wrangle with council. The manager of a popular Christmas Wonderland in Clacton has hit back at Tendring District Council for threatening to shut down his festive attraction. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Everything you need to know about Suffolk’s biggest fireworks display. Suffolk’s biggest firework display is back with a bang – and tickets are now on sale. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Take a look inside the new Spoons World Buffet in Ipswich. A new all you can eat buffet restaurant has opened its doors in the town offering everything from Indian to Italian food. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
End of austerity? Not for Suffolk County Council warns finance chief. Despite the Prime Minister telling this year’s Conservative Party Conference that the age of austerity was coming to an end, bosses at Suffolk County Council aren’t expecting a loosening of the purse strings anytime soon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Music was the only answer to release the anger’. Young people are helped out of depression and anxiety by a unique music-mentoring scheme Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New track at Witham should improve London services says Network Rail. Track, signalling, and one of the platforms at Witham station have been rebuilt by Network Rail engineers over the last six weeks. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Blooming marvellous - sunflowers still flowering in October. Following its success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, Thompson & Morgan’s in-house-bred sunflower, SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ has won more awards and accolades. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk Hospitals have £59m critical maintenance backlog. Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Projects in Mid Suffolk agreed for £1. 1m pot. More than £1million of funding for key projects in Mid Suffolk has been given the green light as part of a multi-million pound programme of countywide investment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We were terrified’ – Rescue drama as dog falls down hole into underground cellar. Firefighters rushed to a distressed Ipswich family’s aid after their pet dog got stuck in a gaping hole in Chantry Park. . on Ipswich Star.