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Holbrook Primary School buys 3D printer after months of fundraising

Schoolchildren in Holbrook will be amongst the first primary school pupils to get hands-on experience of 3D printing.

Travellers to get marching orders from Whitehouse Park, Ipswich

Ipswich council is preparing to launch legal action at the end of the week to force travellers off Whitehouse Park.

Victim of A14 road crash named as Felixstowe teenager Ellie Nixon, 18

A car driver who died after a crash on the A14 has been named as Ellie Nixon.

Tributes as Mark Bee chairs his last county council cabinet meeting

Tributes came from across the political spectrum as Mark Bee chaired his last cabinet meeting as leader of Suffolk County Council.

Broadband success the highlight of Bee?s leadership

Introducing superfast broadband to rural parts of Suffolk is one of Mark Bee’s most significant achievements, the outgoing county council leader told his last cabinet meeting at the authority.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 11:50 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 5 C

Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 15 Low: 5
Wed - PM Showers. High: 17 Low: 7
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 19 Low: 8
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 22 Low: 11
Sat - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 18 Low: 7

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
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 : 20 May 2015
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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

24 May 2015
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

Season Tickets Back on Sale
Town season tickets for the 2015/16 season have gone back on sale. After the extended early bird deadline passed in April, sales were suspended until the Blues were certain which division they would be playing next season.

Stewart Reportedly Wins Leeds Claim
Blues winger Cameron Stewart is reported to have won his compensation claim against his former loan club Leeds United.

Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015
Thanks to Cash Gen, we have a copy of Football Manager 2015 to give away to one lucky reader.

Hunt Confident of Receiving "Two or Three Offers"
Winger Stephen Hunt says he?s confident that he?ll receive a few offers over the summer but isn?t ruling out staying with the Blues, despite no contract currently being on the table.

McCarthy Issues Hands-Off Warning
Boss Mick McCarthy has issued a hands-off warning to clubs who might be interested in signing the Blues? prize assets this summer. David McGoldrick, who has told McCarthy he wants to stay to prove a point following his injury problems, and Tyrone Mings were the subject of Premier League offers last season, while 27-goal Championship top scorer Daryl Murphy and Teddy Bishop have also been linked with top flight clubs.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Jose Mourinho talks about lasting respect for Sir Bobby Robson in talkSPORT radio interview

Chelsea’s Premier League-winning manager has been speaking about his admiration for former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson in a radio interview.

Former Ipswich Town striker released by Coventry City

Former Ipswich Town striker Frank Nouble has been released by League One Coventry City.

Petition launched to persuade Ipswich Town to give popular Paul Anderson a new contract

He has endeared himself to supporters, paid for a ceiling broken by a fan celebrating one of his goal and scored against Norwich in a play-off semi-final – but yesterday news broke that Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson was not going to be offered a new contract at the club.

Catch up on the end of season Ipswich Town web chat special

Ipswich Town reporter Stuart Watson held a special end of season web chat.

Video: Bury Thai boxer Joe Le Maire aims for the top after winning prestigious WBC flyweight belt

A young Suffolk fighter is targeting world glory after winning a prestigious national title belt.

 EADT Sport