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Update: Tasers and baton rounds used by police during armed stand-off with man in Dugard Road, Colchester this afternoon

A man has been arrested in Colchester following an incident thought to involve an air gun this afternoon.

Newmarket: Bella the Dachshund is back on her paws after emergency surgery

An animal charity has helped five-year-old Dachshund Bella to “walk again”.

Stoke Ash: Ipswich man seriously injured in collision near White Horse pub on Sunday has died

A man from Ipswich involved in a collision on the A140 over the weekend has died.

Gallery: Young and old enjoy the sunshine in Holywells Park as they search for wildlife

Hundreds of families took advantage of the sunny weather on Wednesday and went on a hunt for wildlife in an Ipswich park.

Otley: Man who died in motorbike crash named as 29-year-old Michael Ambrose from Kesgrave

Police have named the man who died following a crash near Otley yesterday has been named as Michael Ambrose.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 8:49 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 19 C

Wed - Mostly Clear. High: 24 Low: 14
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 26 Low: 15
Fri - PM Showers. High: 24 Low: 16
Sat - Showers. High: 24 Low: 14
Sun - Showers. High: 24 Low: 14

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
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

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 July 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

03 August 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

Bajner "Undergoing Medical"
On-trial striker Balint Bajner is undergoing a medical at Town this evening with his signing set to be announced tomorrow, according to Hungarian reports.

Notes for the New Season ? Part Five: Birmingham, Wolves and Cardiff
In the fifth of a series of pre-season reports, HarryFromBath assesses the mood around the Championship clubs by delving into their forums. Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City are under the spotlight in today?s notes.

McCarthy Delighted to Win and to See McGoldrick Return
Boss Mick McCarthy was pleased to see the Blues win their pre-season game at Southend 2-1, particularly as the match was played on a difficult Roots Hall surface, and was delighted to see talismanic frontman David McGoldrick return to match action.

McCarthy Pleased With Trialists
Blues boss Mick McCarthy was pleased with on-trial pair Balint Bajner and Kevin Bru during Tuesday?s 2-1 victory at Southend and will continue to look at the duo.

Veseli's Town Career Over
Blues boss Mick McCarthy says Freddie Veseli?s loan move to Port Vale marks the end of the Swiss defender or midfielder?s Town career. The 21-year-old joined Vale on a half-season loan earlier today.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

GALLERY: pswich Town boss Mick McCarthy delighted to see David McGoldrick return to action in 2-1 friendly win at Southend United

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was delighted to see talismanic striker David McGoldrick return to action tonight.

MATCH REPORT: Southend United 1 Ipswich Town 2

David McGoldrick made his long-awaited comeback from injury as Ipswich Town won 2-1 at Southend United in their latest pre-season outing.

Jabo Ibehre on target as Colchester United share four goals at Luton

Luton Town 2 Colchester United 2

Colchester United shaping up well for the new season

Colchester United’s squad is looking stronger and fitter by the day, in the build up to the new season.

Ipswich Town defender Frederic Veseli joins League One side Port Vale on half-season loan deal

Ipswich Town defender Frederic Veseli has today joined League One outfit Port Vale on a half-season loan, subject to paperwork.

 EADT Sport