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Delays expected as abnormal load due to pass through Suffolk today

Motorists in Suffolk have been warned to prepare for disruption today as police escort an abnormal load through the county.

Next profits slide after high street sale slump

Retail giant Next has posted falling profits for the second consecutive year, and warned that 2018 will remain challenging as the sector faces intense pressure.

Teacher banned for life after sending sexually motivated messages to former pupils

A headteacher has spoken of the importance of reporting inappropriate behaviour after a Suffolk teacher was banned from the profession for life for sending sexually-motivated messages to former pupils.

Stowmarket volunteers collect over 50kg of rubbish from the banks of the River Gipping

A group of hardy volunteers from Stowmarket have showed their mettle by clearing over 50kg of waste from the banks of the River Gipping.

Two vehicles involved in accident on A12 near Capel St Mary

Two vehicles were involved in a crash on the A12 in Suffolk this evening.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Ipswich District
Clouds: 75%
Humidity: 81%
Wind: 9.8 m/s
Pressure: 999hpa

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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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Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is back on 18th March from 8am #carboot

25 March 2018
First of the year and we are growing every year. Come and sell at Suffolk's friendliest Sunday car Boot - still only £5 to sell at.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot on 25th march from 8am #carboot

25 March 2018
Suffolk's friendliest Sunday Car Boot from 8am this Sunday, sell from only £5.

What The Moon Saw

13 April 2018 - 14 April 2018
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company, What The Moon Saw presents a magical journey through the night!

2Faced Family Funday

14 April 2018
Enjoy a day of activity for the whole family. The foyer will be alive with arts and crafts pre- and post-performance, including sock-dragon and moon mobile making.

Daughter, Daughter - Before I Met You

04 May 2018
Daughter, Daughter peers through the keyhole into the pervasive experience of fatherhood. A split moment and the world is unrecognisable.

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.