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Felixstowe hit by flash flooding as storm moves across Suffolk coastline

Vehicles were forced to negotiated flooded roads at Walton near Felixstowe as flash flooding hit the Suffolk coast on Monday afternoon.

Suffolk council leader set for 15% pay rise with change to allowances

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble could get a 15% pay rise next year if the proposals of an independent pay panel are accepted.

Forecast for unrest over housing, care home and business hub in village

Expectations of opposition to blueprints for a care home, business hub and up to 34 new houses look set to be met in a Suffolk village.

Tributes paid to Grand Old Duke of York pub in Ipswich after closure on Saturday

An Ipswich pub which had been a stalwart on the east side of town has closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, as the owners announced they were shutting following their five year stint.

One Big Multicultural Festival returns to Ipswich in its seventh year

Ipswich will celebrate its rich and diverse mix of cultures next month as the One Big Multicultural Festival returns in its seventh year.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 2:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 9 C

Fri - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 1
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 10 Low: -1
Sun - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 2
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 3
Tue - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 11 Low: 3

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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

updated : 10 July 2017
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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.

Ipswich Photos

Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot & History Alive on 2nd July from 8am

16 July 2017
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot from 8am this Sunday. Just turn up and sell from £5. Come and see why we are Suffolk's friendliest Sunday car Boot and this Sunday look out for the Vikings!

Latest Sports News

Last Call on TWTD Questionnaire
If you?ve not yet filled in this year's TWTD Questionnaire, you?ve got until midnight tonight to join 3,092 fellow fans in looking back in judgement on Town's 2016/17 campaign.

Kesgrave School Team Representing Town at Wembley
Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave will be representing Town in the final of the EFL Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup which precedes this afternoon?s Championship play-off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley. The youngsters will be taking on Etwall Primary wearing the colours of Derby County.

Knight Among Quartet Guesting for Tottenham in US
Highly-rated Blues youngster Ben Knight is one of four academy schoolboys guesting for Tottenham at an U15s tournament in San Diego over the weekend, but not on trial as reported elsewhere, TWTD understands.

Final Few Days to Complete TWTD Questionnaire
If you?ve not yet filled in this year's TWTD Questionnaire, you?ve still got the Bank Holiday weekend in which to join 2,839 fellow fans in looking back in judgement on Town's 2016/17 campaign.

Crazee's Orwell Cycle Challenge
Town mascot Crazee is once again getting on his bike to raise money for a local charity, cycling the 15-mile route at the Orwell Walk/Ride event on Sunday 25th June. 

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Ipswich Town transfer rumours: Blackburn Rovers set to be beat Blues to Dominic Samuel signing

League One side Blackburn Rovers are reportedly set to beat Championship duo Ipswich Town and Barnsley to the signing of striker Dominic Samuel from Reading.

Charley Edge catches the eye of Colchester United boss John McGreal

Colchester United’s second pre-season friendly of the summer is at Needham Market tomorrow evening (7pm).

Bury Saints crushed at home by Bristol Aztecs

BAFA Premiership South

Bury Saints 0

Bristol Aztecs 35

The Bury Saints have fallen on hard times recently after starting the season with such high hopes and promise.

Copdock & OI involved in a thrilling tied match at Cambridge Granta

Copdock & Old Ipswichian were involved in an exciting tied match (technically called an equal score draw) at Cambridge Granta, following a thrilling finale at Clare College Sports Ground on Saturday.

Chelmsford City sign striker Shaun Batt

Chelmsford City have signed striker Shaun Batt.

 EADT Sport