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Police investigating burglaries in Mill Road and Bell Meadow, Bury St Edmunds

Police are investigating two burglaries that took place in Bury St Edmunds.

Five incidents of girls being approached or followed by an unknown man in Stowmarket are being linked by police

Police are linking five incidents where young and teenage girls have been followed by a man in Stowmarket.

Gingerbead house at an Ipswich estate agents

One unique property which is not for sale

Prolific Ipswich burglar jailed after admitting 90 offences in Suffolk and Norfolk

A prolific burglar was today jailed for six years after admitting 90 break-ins in Suffolk and Norfolk.

East of England Co-op executive Doug Field to join New Anglia LEP board

Doug Field, executive officer, finance at the East of England Co-op, has been appointed to the board of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 3:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 7 C

Fri - Clear. High: 9 Low: 4
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 8 Low: 3
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 8
Mon - Cloudy/Wind. High: 12 Low: 9
Tue - AM Light Rain. High: 12 Low: 8

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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 : 19 December 2014
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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 Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

21 December 2014
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.

Latest Sports News

McCarthy Happy to Extend Hewitt's U's Spell
Boss Mick McCarthy says he was happy to extend Elliott Hewitt?s loan spell with Colchester into a third month. The Wales U21 international could now remain with the League One side until January 17th, although McCarthy knows he?s match fit and available should he need him back at Portman Road.

Town Could Claim Christmas Top Spot
Town go into Saturday?s home game against Middlesbrough with an outside chance of being top of the Championship on Christmas Day for the first time in a decade. The fourth-placed Blues are only a point behind Boro, who are second behind leaders Bournemouth on goal difference.

Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough: Match Betting
Fancy a flutter on Saturday's match?

Mings and Noel Hunt Doubts For Boro Clash
Tyrone Mings and Noel Hunt have emerged as doubts for Saturday?s home game against Middlesbrough. Luke Hyam remains sidelined with his achilles injury but Stephen Hunt is back having missed the trip to Bolton with a virus.

Ando Out to Get Off the Mark
He always gives his all in terms of effort and commitment but Paul Anderson is keen to contribute even more to Town?s promotion challenge in the vital months ahead.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Injury news: Stephen Hunt available again, but Hyam?s still out and both Mings and Noel Hunt are injury doubts for Boro visit

Stephen Hunt is available again for Ipswich Town, but Luke Hyam remains sidelined and both Tyrone Mings and Noel Hunt are doubts for Ipswich Town ahead of tomorrow’s fourth versus second Championship clash with Middlesbrough at portman Road.

BIG INTERVIEW: Paul Anderson on confidence in the camp, the January transfer window and his own form

It’s a fourth versus second Championship clash between Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough at Portman Road tomorrow. STUART spoke to Blues winger Paul Anderson about the importance of festive period, the January transfer window and his own form.

Gallery: Ipswich Town Youths win penalty shoot-out at Colchester United

Colchester United Youths 0 Ipswich Town Youths 0

(Ipswich won 4-2 on penalties)

Ipswich Town beat Colchester United 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to claim victory in an FA Youth Cup third round tie at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night.

A fine hat-trick: Colchester United extend three loan deals

Colchester United have received a triple boost, with three players extending their loan stays at the club.

Sean Dunlea sprint is too much for Stephen James in Broome Heath Scramble

There was a nail-biting finish to round off a brilliant day at the Broome Heath Scramble near Bungay.

 EADT Sport