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Large gorseland fire breaks out near Jimmy?s Farm

Firefighters are tackling a blaze affecting around 300 square metres of gorseland close to a family resort on the edge of Ipswich.



Suffolk rehab centre which helped Russell Brand and Davina McCall to close

A Suffolk drug and alcohol addiction charity which has helped celebrities including Russell Brand and Davina McCall and has been credited with “saving lives” is to close next month, it has been confirmed.



Future rail strikes set to be avoided after breakthrough in train guards dispute

Future rail strikes look set to have been averted after an “important breakthrough” was made to end a long-running dispute with rail guards.



Identifying the construction industry talent of the future

Bricklaying students in Suffolk have been competing in the regional heat of SkillBuild, the largest competition for young construction talent in the country.



Will Crown Pools be open again in time for summer holidays?

Pressure is mounting on a council to reopen a popular pool in time for the summer holidays.




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Top Rated Restaurants

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

Latest comments:

Jessops
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

22 July 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 29th April from 8am #carboot

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

Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot & Food Market on 22nd July from 8am

22 July 2018
Great day to sell at the Car Boot with warm weather and a friendly crowd.

Baby Loves To Boogie

19 August 2018
Every year Ipswich comes together for a weekend of fun with the Ipswich Maritime Festival.

PREMIERE: James Wilton Dance | The Storm

28 September 2018 - 29 September 2018
We are excited to launch the season with a premiere from James Wilton Dance, The Storm; a whirlwind of lightning fast athleticism where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow you away.

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance | Contagion

05 October 2018
Contagion dramatises the horrors of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed more people than the First World War itself.

Jasmin Vardimon Company | Medusa

18 October 2018 - 20 October 2018
Created on the coast of Barcelona and inspired by its marine life, Jasmin Vardimon presents her new work Medusa. Celebrating 20 years of the Jasmin Vardimon Company, this piece examines the gendered historical significance of Medusa; the myth, the symbolism and the philosophical idea of ‘reflection’.

SPILL | FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE: David Hoyle | Diamond

26 October 2018
“The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of.” – David Hoyle

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.