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Video: More than 100 mourners gather in Whitton to pay tribute to popular and respected ?Ma? Doris Uter

A pillar of the community who was known to all simply as Ma.

Ipswich: Journalists from the days of hot metal through to digital media

Trio clock up a century of reporting

Essex/Suffolk: Colchester highlighted for Help to Buy success as district figures revealed.

More than 300 homes in Colchester have been bought through the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Ipswich: Performers gear up for this Saturday?s final of Ipswich Has Got Talent

Excitement is building for the final of Ipswich Has Got Talent this weekend.

Ipswich: Police appeal following burglary and attempted burglary

A bicycle has been stolen during a burglary in Ipswich, while there has been an attempted burglary at another property in the town.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 8:49 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 17 C

Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 20 Low: 14
Fri - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 21 Low: 12
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 19 Low: 13
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 21 Low: 13
Mon - PM Showers. High: 22 Low: 13

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
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 : 25 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

28 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.

Access Alll Arts

28 September 2014
Free day of creative fun, crafts and dance at this month’s Access All Arts event on Sunday 28th September (10am to 4pm). “I Make Fun Stuff” will be returning with their indoor craft and vintage market in the Grand Hall.

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

A Class Apart
There?s no mistaking teacher Barry Williams?s footballing allegiance when you walk into the engineering room at St Paul's Community College in Waterford, Ireland.

Marriott Rejoining Woking
Vanarama Conference Premier side Woking have announced that Town striker Jack Marriott is rejoining them on loan for a third spell.

Listen Again: Naked Football Show
This week's Naked Football Show sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Billy Walker and Ray Slegg to discuss all matters Town.

McCarthy: Full-Backs Have Blossomed
Boss Mick McCarthy says full-backs Jonny Parr and Tyrone Mings have blossomed since he switched around his back four.

Tabb: Strike Pair Amongst the Championship's Best
Town midfielder Jay Tabb has echoed the view of manager Mick McCarthy that strike pair Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick make up one of the best double acts in the Championship.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Newmarket: Racehorse Estimate, owned by the Queen and trained by Sir Michael Stoute, disqualified from Ascot Gold Cup

A racehorse owned by the Queen and trained in Newmarket has been disqualified from her second place in this year’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot following a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing in London.

Ipswich Town striker Jack Marriott re-joins Vanarama Premier club Woking for a third spell

Ipswich Town striker Jack Marriott has re-joined Conference Premier side Woking on loan.

Chances of Jonny Williams returning to Ipswich Town from Crystal Palace, on loan, may have been dealt a blow

The chances of Ipswich Town re-signing Jonny Williams may have been dealt a blow, following the Welshman’s performance in Crystal Palace’s 3-2 League Cup defeat to Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Ipswich Town?s former Wolves and Hearts defender Christophe Berra is one of Championship?s best defenders, says George Burley

Centre-back Christophe Berra’s reputation took a bit of hit at Wolves, following two successive relegations, but George Burley, who managed the 29-year-old for Hearts and Scotland, says the Edinburgh-born defender is now one of the best defenders in the Championship.

Tyrone Mings reminds ex-Ipswich Town boss of Hermann Hreidarsson

Former Ipswich Town boss George Burley has drawn comparisons between Tyrone Mings and a former Blues left-back, known for his marauding runs up and down the wing.

 EADT Sport