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Travel: Rail disruption after person hit by train at Shenfield

Rail journeys in and out of Ipswich stopped calling at Shenfield after a person was hit by a train.

Wyverstone: Man held after weapons found in assault inquiry

A man has been charged with assault and firearms offences following the discovery of a number of weapons at a Suffolk property.

Colchester: Three homes targeted by burglars

Police are linking raids at three homes in the west of Colchester were hit by burglaries on Thursday evening.

Bury St Edmunds: Missing man found safe in Cambridge

A 41-year-old Bury St Edmunds man reported missing by police earlier this week has been found safe and well in Cambridge.

West Suffolk: Driver fighting for life after early-morning accident

The driver of a Peugeot car was today fighting for his life after an early-morning accident on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 6:50 am BST

Current Conditions:
Fog, 8 C

Sun - PM Showers. High: 18 Low: 9
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 17 Low: 9
Tue - Showers. High: 17 Low: 8
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 18 Low: 8
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 17 Low: 8

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs

Latest comments:

Alan Jessop was a contempory of mine and a good friend. ...
Jessops 10 out of 10 28 April 2013

Indian Palace
The Best Indian restaurant in Ipswich !!! Great Dishes,very helpful staff and excellent value !!!! ...
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 22 April 2013

Masha Of India
The food at Masha has never let me down real good indian food served by friendly staff and the kitchens are spotless 5 star....
Masha Of India 10 out of 10 27 March 2013

Red Lion
very good food and a good price recomended ...
Red Lion 9 out of 10 16 March 2013

Zizzi Italian Restaurant
This is by far the best Italian in Ipswich food looks and tastes amazing you can really taste the freshness the portions are good as well the garlic bread is hu...
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 25 February 2013

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The History of Ipswich

The History of Ipswich - Carol TwinchEver thought that Ipswich was a town lacking in historical clout? Think again. As long ago as 1200 King John himself thought Ipswich important enough to receive a royal charter, while archaeology carried out over the last 30 years proves conclusively that it is one of England's oldest towns.

From the Anglo-Saxon 'Gipeswic' to the Victorian ship-building mecca, Ipswich has a tradition of sustained historical significance. High time then, that the story of Ipswich is told in full.

In this fascinating new title, renowned local author Carol Twinch sets out to do just that, and in her investigation of the last 1,400 years in Suffolk's primary conurbation she unearths much to capture the interest of the budding local historian. Narrated with wit and charm, this illustrated account of Ipswich's history is a true delight. Not to be missed.

The History of Ipswich is published by Breedon Books and is priced at £9.99. Available from all good bookshops, The History of Ipswich can also be bought online at www.breedonbooks.co.uk, or by calling 01332 384235.

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Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

20 April 2014
Traditional Car Boot Sale every Sunday at 8am on Hard Ground. Plus we have Suffolks First Covered Car Boot starting on NEW YEARS DAY. We have moved to the Hard Ground for Winter as we are normally on the field by the main road. If you haven't been to Stonham before we are not like any other Car Boot as we have Antique Shops/Restaurant/Clothes Shops/Hairdressers/Post Office/Garden Centre/Upholsterers, Owl Sanctuary & Pet Shop + Attractions, 2 Showgrounds with regular events, Golf, Fishing and so much more.

Bourne Vale Easter Sunday Fun Day!

20 April 2014
Easter Sunday Funday in aid of **SAVE OUR CLUB** Bourne Vale Sports & Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich Everyone welcome!!

Singing Safari: create a choir in six sessions

26 April 2014 - 13 July 2014
If you love to sing, come and join our summer Singing Safari to create a singing group from scratch over six Tuesday evenings in June and July to perform in Holywells Park, Ipswich on Sunday 13 July 2014.

Sherlock Holmes

26 April 2014
How can one show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear!

Palm Wine & Stout

29 April 2014 - 03 May 2014
Eastern Angles present Palm Wine & Stout; A moving and magical play full of family secrets


30 April 2014 - 10 May 2014
Don't miss William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET by THAT Production Company,presented by Cromwell Property Group, as part of the 2014 Ipswich Festival.

EACH Craft and Gift Fair

11 May 2014
EACH Craft and Gift Fair with over 45 amazing indoor stalls. Free parking and admission. Open 12-4.30pm

Ipswich's Affordable Vintage Fair

17 May 2014
The LARGEST vintage marketplace in the UK returns to Ipswich. Judy’s will be rolling into town with a top-notch collection of eclectic, affordable vintage in the form of menswear, womenswear, homewares and collectibles all sourced from the best vintage traders in the land!

Latest Sports News

McCarthy: Hitting the Bar Was the Turning Point
Boss Mick McCarthy felt Manuel Almunia?s save from Luke Hyam?s second-half header changed the course of Town?s 3-1 defeat at Watford. The former Arsenal man tipped the midfielder?s header onto the bar two minutes before Gabriele Angella netted the Hornets? second goal to put them back in front.

Watford 3-1 Ipswich Town - Ratings and Reports
If you saw the match, please give us your ratings and mini reports.

Watford 3-1 Town
Town?s play-off hopes suffered a blow as they were beaten 3-1 at Watford. The Hornets, outsiders for the top six themselves, were ahead through Albert Riera at the break, but Anthony Wordsworth equalised five minutes after the restart, however, two goals in three minutes from Gabriel Angella and Lewis McGugan sealed the three points for the home side.

Watford 1-0 Town - Half-Time
Albert Riera?s 21st minute goal has put Watford into a 1-0 lead against Town at Vicarage Road at half-time.

Watford v Ipswich Town - Chatroom Open
If you're not at the match then come and join us in our chatroom.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

MANAGER?S REACTION: ?We?ve let them all off the hook,? says Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy after 3-1 defeat at Watford

Watford v Ipswich: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says his team let Watford – and all the other sides chasing sixth-spot in the Championship table – off the hook with some poor defending in this afternoon’s 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.

MATCH REPORT: Watford 3 Ipswich Town 1

Watford v Ipswich: Ipswich Town went down to a 3-1 defeat at Watford this afternoon following an agonising three minute period which saw the match’s momentum swing dramatically just after the hour mark.

Far from good Friday for the Ipswich Witches but Peterborough Panthers rocket to the top of the League Cup table after beating the Witches twice

Peterborough Panthers 52 Ipswich Witches 40

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy glad he ?looked beyond opinions? when signing five players from relegated clubs

Watford v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is glad he looked beyond the obvious when building his squad last summer.

MATCH PREVIEW: Ipswich Town know a top-six finish is now in their own hands, but Watford won?t have given up on the play-offs following Good Friday results

Watford v Ipswich: Ipswich Town head into this afternoon’s match at Watford knowing that a top-six finish is now in their own hands following a very Good Friday.

 EADT Sport