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Christmas crowds enjoy Ipswich park’s festive fayre. Festive spirit was in rich supply as an Ipswich park hosted unique handmade gifts and produce for its annual Christmas Fayre. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Village left in shock following death of pedestrian. A community close to the Essex Suffolk border has been left shocked and saddened following the death of a pedestrian. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
133 vehicles seized by police. Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Our children found it hilarious’- cheeky elves wrap ENTIRE living room. One Ipswich couple have taken the antics of their naughty elves to an impressive new level. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘I’m playing snakes and ladders with my life’ - Woman may be forced to buy medication not available on NHS abroad. A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
100 artworks by Suffolk women that you must see - and they are all in one place. If the Kiss and Tell exhibition at Christchurch Mansion wasn’t wonderful enough, Ipswich has now got a second must-see show. The Women100 exhibition has just opened at the Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wet start to the day but brightening up later. After a bit of a damp and wet start to the day it’s set to get brighter later with good spells of sunshine being predicted by this afternoon. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Does Ipswich have a rat problem? Calls made to tackle street vermin amid regular sightings. A string of complaints from homes and businesses in Ipswich has prompted Tories to call for a purge of the town’s growing rat problem, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Buses on Ipswich Felixstowe route today. Major work to increase the train capacity between Ipswich and Felixstowe has resulted in the line being closed today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Disruptive passengers’ delay train between Norwich and London. A mainline train between Norwich and London was delayed due to ‘disruptive passengers’. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Call for action to curb reliance on police for mental health response. Fundamental change has been requested to curtail the “unreasonable” time taken up by police on mental health issues. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mid Suffolk to gift fruit tree for each newborn in 2018. Parents in Mid Suffolk who gave birth to a newborn in 2018 are being encouraged to plant a free tree in celebration. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A man who threatened to kill his friend is among those jailed this week. A 21-year-old who pulled out a knife in a Felixstowe Street was put behind bars this week. Take a look at what else happened in court. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why are there mysterious ‘white tents’ on the Cornhill? Have they been set up to house druids flocking to Ipswich to worship at “Corn Henge”? Or are they there to cover up the fountains? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sex attack investigation after woman followed and grabbed from behind in Ipswich. A woman was left ‘extremely shaken’ after being followed along an Ipswich street and grabbed from behind in a late night attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Criticism raised over Needham Market Middle School homes plan with “terrible” access. Plans to build 41 homes on the former Needham Market Middle School site have raised fresh concerns from neighbours who say the proposals are much different to those originally proposed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Councils working to win over stomachs and minds in the war against food waste. Councils in Suffolk are working with environmental charity Hubbub to tackle the long-standing problem of food waste in the region. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Council pledges additional support for staff giving birth to premature babies. Additional maternity and paternity leave has been pledged for Suffolk County Council staff following the birth of a premature baby. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Persistent offender jailed for six months. A 54-year-old man has been sentenced to a six-month prison term for breaching a string of criminal behaviour orders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Great British Gin Festival is coming to town. Gin lovers rejoice, there is something very special for you to look forward to in Ipswich next year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New look for opticians window. Two Colchester Institute students have created a Christmas window for town centre opticians, Bethell and Clark. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police identify three men on CCTV in Corrie McKeague mystery. Officers carrying out the investigation into the disappearance of Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague have said that they have now identified three men captured on CCTV. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man arrested following death of pedestrian. A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford, early this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dry and windy this morning with showers this afternoon. Get your umbrellas and wet weather clothes out this afternoon and watch out for some gusty winds this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
`We rely heavily on the support of local companies and their staff’. Ipswich-based shipping company MSC UK has raised a company-record £30,000 for its 2017-2018 nominated charity of the year, Suffolk Mind. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Business leaders reveal the life lessons they picked up in their first jobs. Now they’re high-flying business leaders, but there was a time when these guys were scrawny, nervous teens, eager to impress in their first jobs. We asked local business leaders what valuable skills they picked up from their first experiences of the world of work Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mid Suffolk voices plan for two dedicated PCSOs - here’s what they will be tackling. Proposals to fund two dedicated PCSOs are set to be given the green light on Monday by Mid Suffolk District Council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Trader must repay £14,600 after selling illegal tobacco. An Ipswich trader previously prosecuted for selling illegal tobacco has been told he must repay £14,600 in the next three months. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The launch of new igloo style domes at Issacs made our don’t miss list this week. Have a read of five of our most popular stories this week including an Ipswich actress who is now in EastEnders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Funding boost for health services in Suffolk. West Suffolk Hospital is to get £13m to redevelop its emergency department, while East of England Ambulance Service gets an £18m boost. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man injured in Ipswich town centre. Police are investigating after a man sustained injuries in Ipswich town centre this evening. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Teenage hacker who sent bomb threats to schools in Norfolk and Suffolk jailed. A teenager has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools, including in Norfolk and Suffolk, and sparking an airport security scare. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Why are our trains getting worse? More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services failed to materialise, the industry watchdog has said. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
It’s a date! Time capsule is buried under Ipswich Cornhill until 2050. Brothers Damon and Riley O’Donnell joined Mayor of Ipswich Jane Riley to make it a date to remember at Ipswich’s new-look Cornhill as they buried a time capsule beneath the iconic Gateways - not to be opened before 2050. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
From Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt: new show to explore the magic of the Deben. The River Deben is to star in an episode of a brand-new BBC tv series which begins on Monday night. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BT employees at Adastral Park face the prospect of job losses and pay restructuring. Some of the 3,000 people employed by BT at Adastral Park could be facing the prospect of looming redundancy this Christmas. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tourism is worth more than £5bn a year to Suffolk and Norfolk. Two of Norfolk and Suffolk’s foremost tourism and hospitality businessmen have become the new president and chairman of the region’s tourism organisation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It’s haunting me’ – Family lose everything in house fire just before Christmas. A mum-of-two has said she is finding it hard to sleep after her families possessions were destroyed in a house fire. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Sixth formers in the frame as Suffolk Show launches new art contest. A new competition at the 2019 Suffolk Show is set to enable budding artists from across the county to showcase their work. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
CCG calls for people to share their medical records. Health officials are calling for more people to share their medical history as they say it could help in medical emergencies. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pet owners camp out with barbecue to lure lost dog back with smell of sausages. A Suffolk man desperate to find his mother’s lost pet stayed up all night with a barbecue in a bid to lure her home. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Wedding ring and necklace stolen in Ipswich burglary. A wedding ring and diamond necklace have been stolen from a house in Ipswich following a burglary. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Helping fund Professor Stephen Hawking Centre. Headway Suffolk is inviting businesses to support its building of a new brain injury rehabilitation hub and housing centre in Ipswich by using its Christmas E-Cards in return for a donation. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Fireball engulfs lorry after A14 crash. This was the blaze on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon after a lorry was involved in an accident with Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tavis murder trial adjourned until Monday. The trial of six defendants accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis-Spencer-Aitkens has been adjourned until Monday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Grandmother sheds six stone after health scare. A woman who suffered a seizure in her sleep was left mortified when paramedics found her naked - and has now dropped five dress sizes in a bid to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Pop up markets, prizes, free Prosecco and ‘we’ll even pay your parking ticket’ - how retailers are trying to persuade us to ditch the internet and come to their stores this Christmas. With retail in the doldrums, stores are going the extra mile to get shoppers through their doors this festive season. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man arrested after burglary at Manning’s. Police have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of burglary at Manning’s Amusement Park in Felixstowe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greens slam council’s decision not to publicise carbon reduction targets and budgets. Greens at Suffolk County Council have posed fresh questions on the authority’s commitment to ending climate change after a motion calling for transparent carbon reduction targets and budgets failed to gain traction. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stolen bicycle warning as shoppers try saving by buying second-hand. Beware stolen bikes for sale at Christmas – Suffolk police are warning shoppers some second-hand cycles are too good to be true. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
MAG calls for Government to invest in links to airports. Airport group MAG, operator of Stansted and Manchester Airports, has reported a summer of growth. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk wood chipper manufacturer launches environmental campaign. Stowmarket-based wood chipper manufacturer Timberwolf is launching a campaign to help its industry prepare for the latest round of government engine emissions legislation, known as Stage V. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Region’s ambulance trust handed £18m to increase capacity. A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Santa Paws 2018 -Is your pet the cutest in Ipswich this Christmas? Whether it’s your puppy dressed in a Santa outfit, or your cat wearing a Christmassy collar, we want to see your pictures. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Student Florence Lewis had £1. 50 taken from her purse by Greater Anglia as a "storage fee". Continue reading. on BBC News website.
The ‘Distressed Artist’ who wants to enable people with mental health issues, criminal pasts and disabilities to come work for her. A Suffolk artist has launched a £150,000 fundraising drive to create jobs for those with disabilities, criminal pasts and mental health issues who are struggling to find employment. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘Buy experiences not things’ says Christmas campaign. A huge 83 million square metres of wrapping paper are chucked away every Christmas, along with millions of Christmas cards, Christmas trees, decorations, and tonnes of food – so how can we cut down on waste in Suffolk this Christmas? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Fred. Olsen also Best for Shore Excursions. Experts at cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Best for Itineraries in its ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2018’, for a record fourth consecutive year. Continue reading.
North Essex village hub gets facelift after helping out local retailer following ram raid. The East of England Co-op, which set up a temporary store at a community facility following a ram raid, has thanked residents by giving the building a makeover. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
1,000 food parcels put together to help families in Ipswich this Christmas - and more will be needed. An Ipswich mum-of-three has revealed that a food bank is her only hope of providing Christmas dinner this year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Do you know a community hero in Suffolk? Nominate them for a High Sheriff award. Nominations are open for one of Suffolk’s most prestigious awards ceremonies which recognises community heroes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The Nick Fayers AMEND Fund is now just over £60,000. The FBE, a forum for the property, development, construction and infrastructure industries, has raised £6,000 in memory of one of its fellow member Nick Fayers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia scrap charges to cash found in lost wallets and purses. Greater Anglia will no longer apply charges to cash found in lost wallets and purses after a teenager’s complaint to the firm sparked national outrage. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hundreds of new homes and hotel in city centre scheme. Essex-based housebuilder Weston Homes, in conjunction with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has received a resolution to grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for their proposals to regenerate Anglia Square in Norwich into a £300 million mixed use urban quarter. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Look: Suffolk’s women Reclaim the Night with march against sexual violence. Ipswich town centre was filled with light and noise as the women of Suffolk marched to tell people they have the right to feel safe on the streets after dark. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Blanket ban on disabled children’s equipment ‘unlawful’ claims charity. The denial of some specialist equipment to disabled children by Suffolk County Council (SCC) is unlawful, a charity has claimed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Judge jails gang responsible for more than 200 burglaries across East Anglia to more than 70 years in prison. Members of an organised crime gang involved in more than 200 burglaries across the East of England have today been jailed for a total of more than 70 years. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich lights up for Christmas in aid of hospice. A number of houses have already decked their front gardens with thousands of festive lights to raise money for St Elizabeth Hopsice – could you join in on their Christmas trail? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Primark is finding trading tough as festive shopping gets in full swing. Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has warned that trading at the budget retail chain in the run-up to Christmas has been “challenging”. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Hold onto your hats - it is going to be another wet and windy day in Suffolk. Early birds and commuters will have woken this morning to slightly warmer temperatures with areas of Suffolk experiencing unseasonal highs of 12-13C in the early hours. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Abnormal load to be escorted through Suffolk this morning. Motorists should expect delays whilst police escort an abnormal load to the Haven Marina. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘People need to know the truth’ – council blasted for ‘inadequate’ home-schooling system. Education bosses are admitting some pupils with special needs are forced to stay at home due to a lack of specialist placements. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘It’s going to be scary out there’ – Mayor’s fears as triple child killer set to be released in Suffolk. A man who killed three small children and impaled their bodies on railings more than 40 years ago has been cleared for release from a Suffolk prison – prompting fear in the local community. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Man disqualified for crash that killed best friend caught driving again. A man banned from driving for causing a crash which killed his best friend was caught driving again just months after he was disqualified. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Concern grows for missing Ipswich teen. The search continues for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing from his Ipswich home for almost a month. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich hot dog stand thief jailed for eight weeks. A repeat offender who was ‘pinned down’ by members of the public after stealing cash from a Cornhill food stall is back behind bars. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
First look: Co-op Juniors Christmas show 2018 - The Nutcracker. The Co-op Juniors are reinventing a piece of Christmas tradition this year when they bring their version of The Nutcracker to the Snape Maltings. We take a look backstage at one of company’s most ambitious productions Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Shopper fined £100 for leaving her vehicle for 15 minutes while she tried to pay for parking. A woman was fined £100 for leaving her vehicle in a car park for 15 minutes while she tried - unsuccessfully - to use a payment machine which rejected her money. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ipswich actor moves to Albert Square. Sophia Capasso is in the spotlight playing a new character in EastEnders. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We’re stronger together in these challenging times’ - Business chambers in two towns join forces to become one. A chamber of commerce in Essex which turns 80 next year is merging together with its neighbouring town’s chamber. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: The New Wolsey’s latest rock ‘n’ roll panto, Cinderella. What did our arts editor make of the New Wolsey’s 2018/19 panto Cinderella? Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The global superstar chatted to students about how they can make the most of their talent. Continue reading. on BBC News website.
Heatwave ‘30 times more likely’ due to climate change. More risk of record-breaking temperatures due to carbon emissions Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk County Council vows to lead county fight against single-use plastics. Suffolk County Council has vowed to crack down on plastic use, and has voiced its plan to become a countywide leader in reducing waste. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Subsidised Mental Health Training available to voluntary organisations. Local mental health charity Mid and North East Essex Mind are offering a subsidised taster session of their new Wellbeing in the Workplace training to voluntary organisations in the area. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New business masterclass titles launched. MENTA who were recently announced winners of the National Enterprise Network, ‘Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year 2018’ award, has launched its business skills training programme for 2019. Based in Bury St Edmunds MENTA’s masterclasses are designed to help business owners, their staff; self-employed people and freelancers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Disruption after four vehicle crash on A14. Traffic heading westbound on the A14 may be affected after four vehicles collided on a slip road at Nacton. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Does political uncertainty make investors cautious? A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New charity shop opens in Ipswich. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has opened a new store in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Village oak tree to become permanent memorial to First World War. An oak tree in the village of Debach is set to become a permanent memorial to those who fought during the First World War. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
A pub run by volunteers is nominated for a ‘rural oscar’. A ‘community pub’ that hosts a library, post office, coffee shop, take away nights and even yoga sessions is getting recognised for its role in uniting a village community Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Elmer Sheeran? Meet the Elmers that will be on display next year. Businesses across Suffolk have today been discovering what their giant Elmer statue will look like when Elmer’s Big Parade - Suffolk goes live next summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran makes surprise visit to music students in Norwich. Ed Sheeran makes surprise visit to students at Access Creative College in Norwich It was the perfect Thursday for aspiring musicians in the city, as Access Creative College alumni and patron Ed Sheeran visited its Norwich centre in Magdalen Street. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
School’s amazing performance of Little Shop Horrors wins widespread praise. This was how a Suffolk school took on the popular Little Shop of Horrors, delighting audiences with their performance of a stage classic. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘They’ve chosen the wrong house’ - mum’s fury after Christmas lights stolen. An Ipswich couple who decorate their house with Christimas lights to raise money for charity have been left devastated after their illuminated Santa was stolen by late-night thieves. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We’re in limbo’ – Pair want answers over future of cladding on Ipswich flats. People living in an Ipswich apartment block say they are in the dark over whether cladding which has failed a fire test will be removed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Stab wound caused ‘torrential’ blood loss, murder trial hears. Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens died from a stab wound to the heart which caused “torrential” blood loss, a murder trial has heard. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘We can’t keep making excuses’ – Calls to ‘abolish’ mental health trust if rapid turnaround fails. A Suffolk MP will join calls to abolish the region’s mental health trust unless there is clear evidence of significant improvement by the end of January, it has emerged. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Ipswich Town stars support Day of Disabilities. Two of Ipswich Town’s brightest upcoming stars joined in a special day designed to encourage more football programmes for disabled people. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact: This is the secret to the best content marketing. Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.