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Superheroes fly into Trinity Park for themed family fun day

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Suffolk Superhero Weekend.

Life?s no picnic for these brave bears of Brantham

Teddy Bears took their lives in their paws as they jumped into the unknown from the top of a Suffolk church tower.

Wherstead Road closed after two motorbikes and a car crash between Valley Lane and A14

A crash has closed the A137 Wherstead Road in Wherstead.

Ed Sheeran makes a special guest appearance alongside Foy Vance at Latitude 2016

Local boy Ed Sheeran just couldn’t resist showing his face at Latitude Festival once again.

Stowmarket carnival takes crowds back to the ?60s as thousands enjoy music, fun and sun

Thousands of people are thought to have turned out in Stowmarket on Saturday to watch the annual carnival procession march through the town.

 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

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

updated : 17 July 2016
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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.

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Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot + Country Music Festival on 26th June #carboot

17 July 2016
Open every Sunday from 8am just drive in to Stonham Barns, left into the field and sell from £5. Great atmosphere, great crowd and back on the field. Great weather this Sunday and expecting a big crowd.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is on this Sunday 17th July from 8am #carboot

17 July 2016
Don’t miss Suffolks friendliest Sunday Car Boot open every Sunday from 8am until November. This Sunday the weather is looking great and expecting a big crowd to sell to.

Latest Sports News

Robinson on Trial at Bromley
Defender Joe Robinson has joined Vanarama National League side Bromley on trial and played the first half of their 2-1 defeat to League One Millwall in a pre-season friendly at their Hayes Lane ground this afternoon.

Spanish Winger on Trial With Academy
Spanish winger Diego Centeno has joined the Town academy on a two-week trial.

McCarthy: Allardyce Gets the Best Out of People
Town boss Mick McCarthy is delighted to see his friends and contemporaries Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce in the running for the England manager's job vacated by Roy Hodgson, who resigned following the embarrassing Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.

U18s Win 5-0 at Southwold
Town's U18 side got their pre-season preparations under way on Friday evening with a comfortable 5-0 win at Southwold Town in the annual pre-season friendly on the Common.

Colchester Parking and Shuttle Buses
Town fans travelling to the Weston Homes Community Stadium for next Wednesday?s friendly against Colchester United (KO 7.45pm) can take advantage of a full shuttle bus service, while parking is available at the stadium car park.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Mick McCarthy says managerial mates Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce could ?get the job done? for England

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has backed two of his biggest managerial mates – Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce – to be a success if England came calling.

Jack Mason on Bellator 158 fight with Jason Radcliffe: ?I can finish him in the first round?

Essex MMA fighter Jack Mason gets to realise a career goal tomorrow night when he does battle at the world famous O2 Arena in London.

Crossing the East Anglian divide ? Andy Marshall?s advice for Ipswich Town target Elliott Bennett

Joe Royle believes Elliott Bennett could quickly win over any Ipswich Town fans who have a problem with his Norwich City past.

Top four on the money as Witches demolish Bandits

Ipswich Witches 58 Berwick Bandits 34

James Blanchfield is firmly in Mick McCarthy?s plans

Ipswich Town youngster James Blanchfield is rapidly pushing himself into Mick McCarthy’s plans for the coming season.

 EADT Sport