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Can you help find missing Xuefeng Hong from Colchester?

Fear is growing for a 24-year-old man from Colchester who has been missing since last week.

Warning over serious infection outbreak across England linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use.

Sunshine casts Suffolk in a glorious glow

The South of France or sunny Felixstowe? This sun-drenched scene has been chosen as our winning entry in the weekly iwitness competition.

Rain and thunderstorms expected after week of September sun in Suffolk and north Essex

Suffolk has basked in scorching temperatures during the hottest September week for decades – but fresher, cooler weather is on its way.

Ipswich Town star Luke Varney surprises Rendlesham student Sam Docker, who will lead the team out on Saturday

A Suffolk schoolboy will take centre stage at Portman Road on Saturday after being surprised in class by Ipswich Town striker Luke Varney.

 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

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
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 : 15 September 2016
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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.

Ipswich Photos

Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot + Country Music Festival on 26th June #carboot

18 September 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 expecting a big crowd.

Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot + Griffin Truck Show on 18th September #carboot

18 September 2016
Great event this Sunday with a big crowd expected + many sellers and buyers.


30 September 2016
DanceEast presents DOUBLE BILL performed by CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY, Friday 30 September, 7.30pm.

Latest Sports News

The Naked Football Show: Podcast Now Online
This week's Naked Football Show is now available online.

More Football Memories Sessions After Successful Launch
Football Memories will be back at selected Sue Ryder Synergy Cafés later this month after a successful launch session in Ipswich on June 28th, which was attended by six former Town players.

Date Confirmed for Liverpool U23s Cup Visit
Town's U23 side's opening Premier League Cup match against Liverpool at Portman Road has been confirmed for Sunday 2nd October (KO 1pm).

McGoldrick "More Positive and Brighter" as He Closes in On Return
Manager Mick McCarthy says striker David McGoldrick is feeling ?more positive and brighter? as he closes in on his return to action, having felt down after suffering a freak ankle injury in the EFL Cup defeat to Stevenage early last month.

McCarthy Hopes Varney Does Enough to Win Longer Stay
Town boss Mick McCarthy hopes striker Luke Varney can continue to make the sort of impact he made at Derby on Tuesday night and win himself a longer deal with the Blues. Varney, 33, who scored the winning goal in Tuesday?s 1-0 victory at the iPro Stadium, rejoined Town for a third spell on a short-term deal last month.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Injury setback for Colchester United?s Owen Garvan

Colchester United midfielder, Owen Garvan, is set for an extended spell on the sidelines, after picking up an injury in pre-season.

Sleeping Giants podcast: Is Luke Varney the next Daryl Murphy, are Ipswich making a rod for their own back and Aston Villa preview

Ipswich Town avoided a repeat of last season’s heavy away loss to Reading – though not the defeat itself – before scrapping to a one-nil win against Derby on Tuesday.

Sunday, September 18

Suffolk FA Sunday Cup First Round: Kitchener Taverners v Tostock Pirates, Mellis v FC Bar Vu, Royal Exchange v Boxford Rovers, CFC Bury v Ixworth Pykkerell, Howards v Ipswich Postals, Woolpack Wanderers v Waveney, Bramford Cock v Assington Fire.

Danny King hails Ipswich Witches fans as team get set to secure unlikely Premier League play-off spot

Ipswich Witches’ skipper Danny King has paid tribute to the club’s loyal fans, with the Foxhall team poised to complete a remarkable turnaround.

Saturday, September 17

Vanarama National League: Sutton Utd v Tranmere (12.15pm), Boreham Wood v Torquay, Chester v Braintree, Dag & Red v North Ferriby Utd, Forest Green v Bromley, Gateshead v Solihull Moors, Lincoln City v Barrow, Macclesfield v Eastleigh, Maidstone Utd v Guiseley, Southport v Aldershot, Woking v Wrexham, York v Dover.

 EADT Sport