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Comic Relief/Red Nose Day Community Cash Fund: Ipswich Opportunity Group urges community groups to apply

An Ipswich charity which supports and provides activities for pre-school children has urged other community groups to come forward and apply for Comic Relief funding.

Suffolk Coastal District Council defends staff cuts that have saved £1.5m since 2011

A Suffolk council has shaved nearly £1.5million from its annual wage bill since 2011 after taking the “tough decision” to make staff redundant in response to swingeing Government cuts.

BT pensions deficit widens to £7bn

BT today revealed that its pension deficit has swollen to £7billion as it agreed a 16-year recovery plan that will include £2bn in payments over the next three years.

Crash between car and van causes delays on A12 near Yoxford

A two-vehicle collison on the A12 near Yoxford caused delays early today.

Icy conditions close M11 slip road at Stansted Airport and cause queuing traffic on A120

Ice and snow have forced the closure of a road near Stansted Airport this morning.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 12:16 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 1 C

Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 4 Low: -1
Sat - PM Rain/Snow Showers. High: 4 Low: 1
Sun - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 3 Low: -3
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 2 Low: -2
Tue - Cloudy. High: 4 Low: 0

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
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 : 30 January 2015
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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 Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

01 February 2015
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.

Jazz by the Waterfront: Kamao Quintet

06 February 2015
The return of our Jazz by the Waterfront season in 2015 with 10 acts throughout the year kicking off with the return of the Kamao Quintet.

Singing: it's a guy thing! - a singing day for men only

28 February 2015
Men, find your voice and learn to sing in a safe space. No auditions, no experience needed, no audience, no solo, no pressure! - all songs taught by ear

Latest Sports News

Shelbourne Wish Connolly Best of Luck at Town
Former Shelbourne winger Dylan Connolly appears set to join the Blues with the Dublin club having wished the 19-year-old the "best of luck" with Town via Twitter.

Blues Brothers Not Always Best of Friends
They may be the best of pals now but Town team-mates and brothers, Noel and Stephen Hunt, weren?t always on friendly terms.

Hunt Delighted to Team Up With Murph
Noel Hunt is delighted to be teaming up at long last with fellow countryman Daryl Murphy, the pair having first met when they were growing up in Waterford.

Hunt: Expect the Unexpected
Recent Town recruit Noel Hunt believes he knows the Championship as well as anyone and says: ?The only thing you can expect is the unexpected.?

Hunt Looking Forward to Facing Old Friend
Town striker Noel Hunt is set to face friend Jason Pearce this weekend after the Leeds central defender today moved closer to joining Wigan, who are visitors to Portman Road on Saturday.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Gallery: Bartram wins at Haughley Park

Teenager Michael Bartram tasted victory at the third Suffolk Winter League meeting, hosted recently by Stowmarket Striders at Haughley Park.

An in-form Bartram led home a trio of young runners at the top of the field, so bucking the trend of past seasons when more senior and veteran runners have tended to dominate up front.

Ex-Ipswich Town star Gavin Johnson sad to see former club Wigan Athletic struggling

Gavin Johnson was among the jubilant Wigan fans celebrating a shock FA Cup triumph at Wembley 18 months ago – but that won’t stop him wanting Ipswich Town to pile further misery on the Latics this weekend though.

Kaspars Gorkss leaves Colchester United for Greek challenge

Kaspars Gorkss tonight appeared to have left Colchester United, to sign for Greek side Ergotelis.

U?s and me: Colchester United and Ipswich Town ? that special relationship

That special relationship, between Colchester United and Ipswich Town, seems to be blossoming more than ever.

Murph makes it look easy, says Ipswich Town team-mate Noel Hunt

It’s almost five years to the day since Daryl Murphy began his Ipswich Town adventure, with a goal inside 23 seconds on his debut against Middlesbrough.

 EADT Sport