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?It?s a dream come true? Ipswich family celebrate five generation of girls

An Ipswich family are celebrating their fifth generation of girls – saying the birth of baby Florence Jean is ’a dream come true’.



Region?s universities go up in league tables with Essex entering top 30

Senior leaders at the University of Essex have expressed their delight as new rankings saw it enter the Complete University Guide’s top 30 for the first time since 2010.



Duke of Cambridge to be Prince Harry?s best man at royal wedding

The Duke of Cambridge will be Prince Harry’s best man at his highly-anticipated royal wedding to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has confirmed.



Suffolk businesses face up to the benefits of 3D printing

Once the preserve of TV programmes like Tomorrow’s World, 3D printing is now increasingly being used commercially by design and manufacturing companies, including businesses from Suffolk.



Woman in 80s knocked down by mobility scooter in Stowmarket

An elderly pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being knocked down by a mobility scooter in Stowmarket.




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Ipswich District
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Wind: 7.2 m/s
Pressure: 1014hpa

Top Rated Restaurants

Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
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

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

29 April 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

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

Daughter, Daughter - Before I Met You

04 May 2018
Daughter, Daughter peers through the keyhole into the pervasive experience of fatherhood. A split moment and the world is unrecognisable.

Casson & Friends | Choreocracy

18 May 2018
This innovative and joyful work is not only something you’ll watch, but something you’ll control.

PhotoEast

26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
PhotoEast believes photography can bring positive change for individuals and communities. The theme for the 2018 PhotoEast Festival is ‘Belonging’ – the Waterfront will become a public gallery, presenting local life next to contemporary photography.

Shechter II | SHOW

01 June 2018 - 02 June 2018
SHOW is an evening of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit.

National Youth Dance Company Experience Workshop

01 June 2018
If you want to find out more about National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) and how to become a company member then book your place on this free workshop.

PULSE Dance Day: Igor & Moreno | Andante

07 June 2018
Each year the New Wolsey Theatre invites DanceEast to programme an evening of new dance as part of its annual PULSE festival. This year we welcome Igor & Moreno.

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.