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Should parents be allowed to take children out of school for holidays?

A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his six-year-old daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida has won a landmark High Court ruling which looks set to force education chiefs to consider changing the law.

Jewellery taken in Felixstowe home burglary

Police are investigating a burglary in which jewellery was taken from a home in Felixstowe.

Cyclist assaulted in robbery attempt in Colchester Road, Ipswich

A cyclist in her 30s was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Colchester Road, Ipswich.

What?s on in Suffolk, Essex and beyond this weekend? Family days out to make the most of the sunny weather

From rescue horses to working mills and supernatural themed art, there’s plenty to see and do this weekend.

Ipswich homes lose water after pump bursts

About 100 homes in part of north west Ipswich were without water during the early hours of Friday morning after a burst at a pumping station near Sproughton.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 2:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 9 C

Fri - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 1
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 10 Low: -1
Sun - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 2
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 3
Tue - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 11 Low: 3

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
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
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

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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 Sunday Car Boot + Antique Fair on 15th May #carboot

15 May 2016
Open every Sunday from 8am just drive in to Stonham Barns, left into the field and sell from £5. Great atmosphere, great crowd and back on the field. Great weather this Sunday and carrying on from last weeks great numbers.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot + Antique Fair on 15th May 2016 #carboot

15 May 2016
Don’t miss Suffolks friendliest Sunday Car Boot open every Sunday from 8am until November. This Sunday the weather is looking great and Stonham is brilliant in the warm weather.

Latest Sports News

Dozzell and Morris Help England U17s Into Quarter-Finals
Town pair Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris helped the England U17s to a 3-1 victory over Denmark in their final group game at the European Championships in Azerbaijan to secure second place and a quarter-final against Spain in Baku on Sunday evening.

Dozzell and Morris Start for England U17s
Town duo Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris have been named in the starting line-up for the England U17s for this afternoon?s crunch final European Championships group game against Denmark in Baku, Azerbaijan (KO 4pm).

The TWTD Questionnaire 2015/16
As the dust starts to settle on the 2015/16 season, it?s time for this year's TWTD Questionnaire, the chance for you to look back in judgement on Town's campaign.

Injury Forces Knudsen Out of Denmark Squad
Town left-back Jonas Knudsen has been left out of the Denmark squad for the Kirin Cup friendly tournament in Japan due to the knee injury which saw the 23-year-old miss the Blues? final two games of the season.

Robinson Delighted to Be Staying With Town
Town U21s captain Joe Robinson says he?s delighted to have been offered another year with the Blues. The 19-year-old made his senior debut as a late sub in the FA Cup replay at Portsmouth in January before ending the campaign on loan at Vanarama National League Woking.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Witches have it all to do after narrow first-leg lead

Ipswich Witches 46 Rye House Rockets 44

The big interview: Colchester United?s rookie keeper James Bransgrove ?fell out of love with the game?

James Bransgrove, who made a surprise debut for Colchester United on the final day of the season, in unusual circumstances, very nearly gave up his dream of becoming a goalkeeper during his mid-teens.

Danny Cowley steps down as Braintree Town boss

Danny Cowley has this evening resigned as Braintree Town manager.

Knudsen left out of Denmark squad due to injury

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen has been left out of the Denmark squad for the Kirin Cup friendly tournament in Japan due to the knee injury which kept him out of the Blues’ final two games of the season.

Murphy and McGoldrick both in Ireland squad for European Championships warm-up friendly

Ipswich Town strikers Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick have both been named in a 35-man Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their final warm-up match ahead of this summer’s European Championships, against Holland on May 27.

 EADT Sport