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Suffolk: Health board chairman ?surprised and upset? as she is replaced as part of shake-up

The departing chairman of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board has admitted she was “surprised and upset” when it was announced she had been replaced as part of a shake-up of the county council’s cabinet.

Ipswich: MP Ben Gummer warns under-performing headteachers will face the axe in fresh drive to improve Ofsted ratings

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer today launched his plan to get every school in the town rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted by 2020 – and warned headteachers will face the axe if they are not driving up classroom standards.

Ipswich: Ed Balls full of praise for the work and location of credit union during visit to the town

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls yesterday praised the work and the location of the Eastern Savings and Loans branch in Ipswich during a visit to east Suffolk.

Ipswich: Delays for motorists expected on Friday when large boat travels from A14 in Cambridgeshire to Ipswich Haven Marina

A large boat is set to be transported along the A14 to Ipswich under police escort tomorrow, causing delays for motorists.

Colchester/Bury St Edmunds: Applications from those living in IP32 and CO1 postcode areas could provoke passport delays

Bury St Edmunds and Colchester are on a watchlist which could mean further delays over passport applications.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 9:48 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Haze, 12 C

Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 19 Low: 12
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 21 Low: 13
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 19 Low: 13
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 21 Low: 13
Mon - Few Showers. High: 20 Low: 14

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
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 : 11 September 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

14 September 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.

King of Pop - The Legend Continues

04 October 2014
THE LEGEND CONTINUES... showcases the extraordinary talent of an impersonator who has performed in over 300 international shows in 58 different countries and is the ONLY impersonator to be associated with Sony, MJJ Estate and MJ's family. Led by the World's No.1 Michael Jackson Impersonator - Navi, who is simply ‘Chosen by Michael’ as he is the only impersonator who has worked with the legend himself over a period of 17 years. In New York, Michael Jackson asked Navi “You’re an amazing dancer, do you practice every day?” All other MJ tribute shows make promises about what they will deliver, but we just state the facts that have already been achieved! This is the ONLY live band production that will have you believing for a moment, THE LEGEND CONTINUES...

PAINS OF YOUTH By Ferdinand Bruckner in a version by Martin Crimp

05 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
THAT Production Company presents PAINS OF YOUTH By Ferdinand Bruckner in a version by Martin Crimp

EACH Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

16 November 2014
EACH Christmas Craft and Gift Fair with over 45 amazing indoor stalls. Free parking and admission. Open 12-4.30pm

Latest Sports News

Norwegian Blues Celebrate Anniversary
Suffolk is set for a new Viking invasion over the next few days as members of the Ipswich Town Supporters Club of Norway (ITSCON) celebrate their 25th anniversary. Around 50 Norwegian Blues are taking part in their jubilee tour.

Bishop and Clarke Sign New Deals
Youngsters Teddy Bishop and Matt Clarke have signed new long-term deals with the Blues. The duo have put pen to paper on contracts which run to June 2016 with an option for a further season.

Ambrose Has Unfinished Business
Darren Ambrose says he has unfinished business at Town having joined the Blues for a third spell earlier today. The midfielder has penned a short-term deal until January.

Listen Again: Naked Football Show
This week's Naked Football Show sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Gerry Barker and Alex Blagona to discuss all matters regarding Town.

Town Re-Sign Ambrose
Town have re-signed former midfielder Darren Ambrose on a short-term deal until January. The 30-year-old had been training with the Blues in recent weeks and has twice featured for the U21s.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Ipswich Witches almost in KO Cup final after 65-25 win over Plymouth Devils

Ipswich Witches virtually booked their place in the KO Cup final with a stunning 65-25 win over the Plymouth Devils, at Foxhall, on Thursday night.

U?s and me: Colchester United?s worst start for 63 years

It might be a little unfair on new manager Tony Humes, who has only just taken charge, but Colchester United’s poor start to their current season is the worst for 63 years.

Wednesday, September 10

Thurlow Nunn League

Tuesday, September 9

Thurlow Nunn League

TRANSFER NEWS: Darren Ambrose is an Ipswich Town player again after signing short-term deal

Darren Ambrose is an Ipswich Town player once again after signing a short-term deal at the club.

 EADT Sport