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Will a new UK species of butterfly arrive in Suffolk first?

The southern small white is heading our way from Europe, says Suffolk’s butterfly recorder.

Missing teenager Harriette is found safe and well

A missing 16-year-old girl from Saxmundham has been found.

Pothole repairs pledge amid concern over flooding issue in Nacton

Suffolk County Council are “absolutely committed” to maintaining the county’s roads - after Suffolk Highways said a flooding issue could not be urgently fixed due to tightening budgets.

Developers proposing 30 new homes for Melton?s Woods Lane

A new development of self-build and custom homes is being proposed for a site in Melton.

Performances, projections and more to feature in second Spirit of Beowulf festival

New details have emerged about the upcoming Woodbridge Beowulf Festival.

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Ipswich District
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Top Rated Restaurants

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

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Upcoming Events

Songwriting by Suffolk Youth Music

23 February 2019
Learn about the music industry, how to write your own songs, and create music with other young musicians! Run by Suffolk County Music Service, this course is suitable for children aged 11+.


26 February 2019
A day of workshops, performances and debates for older dancers, along with artists, practitioners and choreographers working with dancers over 50.

Still I Rise | TRIBE//

01 March 2019
TRIBE//'s debut work Still I Rise is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work danced by a female ensemble.


02 March 2019
DanceEast host U.Dance East 2019 at the Jerwood DanceHouse.

Juliet & Romeo | LOST DOG

08 March 2019
Lost Dog's new show reveals the true story of Romeo and Juliet.

A conversation with Russell Maliphant

20 March 2019
Find out more about Russell Maliphant Company, DanceEast's Company in Residence.

Torus | Humanhood

22 March 2019
Torus is a journey through the flow of nature. Humanhood's first group piece draws inspiration from our tribal roots and will take you on a journey of chaos and stillness. As rhythm takes over your senses, will you stay in touch with reality?

Russell Maliphant Company workshop for ages 55+ years

01 April 2019
Explore Russell Maliphant Company's new work, Silent Lines.

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.