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Video: David Cameron?s big pitch for East Anglian voters

Prime Minister David Cameron pleaded with East Anglian voters to help return him to Downing Street during an emotional speech at Frinton on Sea in the Clacton seat that was lost to UKIP last year.



Thousands expected to visit Mid and West Suffolk Show this weekend

Taking place at Stonham Barns, the Mid and West Suffolk Show offers a host of top attractions as well as trade and craft stalls, all in the grounds of the retail and leisure complex.



Video/Poll: Watch the first trailer for London Road, the film based around Ipswich murders

People can today see the first clips of a new film based around the murders of five women in Ipswich in 2006.



Rick Clements had heart attack before pond accident near Wattisham

A popular Suffolk man suffered a massive heart attack before his mini tractor toppled into a garden pond, doctors have established.



14 councillors step down ahead of lcoal election in Mid Suffolk on May 7

Whatever the outcome of next month’s local election, a number of new faces will be sitting as representatives for Mid Suffolk.




 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 9:48 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 12 C

Forecast:
Fri - Light Rain. High: 20 Low: 10
Sat - AM Light Rain. High: 19 Low: 9
Sun - Showers. High: 12 Low: 3
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 14 Low: 2
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 14 Low: 3

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)



 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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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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

26 April 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

Life's a Pitch Live From Portman Road
Radio Suffolk's Life?s a Pitch is live from Portman Road over Saturday lunchtime (midday to 2pm) with host Mark Murphy joined by legend-in-residence Kevin Beattie, football?s youngest pundit Tractorboy and TWTD?s Phil Ham, as well as Town MD Ian Milne, first-team masseur and former keeper James Pullen and U16s coach Liam Manning.

McCarthy: No Magic Plan for Two-Game Season
Boss Mick McCarthy says Town will approach Saturday?s crucial home game against Nottingham Forest and their final week visit to Blackburn just as they have all their other matches this season. Saturday could see the Blues, who are sixth in the Championship, confirm a place in the play-offs for the first time in a decade.

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

Bru, Varney and Ambrose Back, Hunt, Hyam and McGoldrick Making Progress
Kevin Bru, Luke Varney and Darren Ambrose are all available for Saturday?s crucial final home game of the regular campaign against Nottingham Forest, while Noel Hunt will play for the U21s on Monday and Luke Hyam and David McGoldrick could be back if the Blues make the play-offs.

Owner's Praise for McCarthy and Connor
Town owner Marcus Evans has praised manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor for seeing the Blues to within touching distance of the Championship play-offs for the first time in a decade.


 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Big interview, part one: Mick McCarthy on the side of him people don?t see, his upbringing and being a father figure

Mick McCarthy; a mix of Yorkshire grit and Irish charm. STUART WATSON sat down with the Ipswich Town boss to find out more about the man behind the stereotypes.



Blues owner Marcus Evans? wealth rises up £65million to £765m, placing him fourth in The Sunday Times Rich List for East Anglia

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is £65million richer than last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.



Mings confident Ipswich Town will get the job done

Tyrone Mings is confident that Ipswich Town will get the job done against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.



Marcus Evans vows to back ?miraculous? Mick McCarthy by matching market conditions

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has vowed to back ‘miraculous’ manager Mick McCarthy this summer.



Bryan Klug is invaluable to Ipswich Town, says Hibernian midfielder

A decade to the day since Ipswich Town’s last FA Youth Cup success, a member of that triumphant squad has backed the Blues to flourish again under academy supremo, Bryan Klug.




 EADT Sport