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Menswear retailer closes down its three remaining stores in Suffolk and Norfolk

More empty shop windows have appeared in East Anglian town centres as one of the largest menswear retailers in the UK has gone into administration for the second time in two years, after failing to find anyone to take it over.

Calls lead to ?fresh information? in unsolved Karen Hales murder case

A number of calls have provided police with “fresh information” over the brutal murder of an Ipswich mother 25 years ago following an anniversary appeal last month.

Smash and grab burglar who targeted village stores jailed

A burglar who was part of a gang which carried out a number of nighttime raids at village stores in Suffolk has been jailed for 32 months.

Man jailed after failing to recover clients? £25million missing savings

An alleged fraudster accused of ripping off hundreds of pensioners has been jailed after he failed to help former clients track down a missing £25million.

Twilight 5k road race in Ipswich is picked to host national championships

The Ipswich Twilight 5k race has been chosen by Athletics England to host the national 5k championships - with one top runner saying he looks to smash the British record at the event.

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Latest Weather

Ipswich District
Clouds: 92%
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 10.3 m/s
Pressure: 1005hpa

Top Rated Restaurants

The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
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

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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Upcoming Events

Humanhood Workshop for ages 10-16 years

18 December 2018
At this Humanhood workshop you will experience the foundation techniques of the company alongside the philosophical roots.

New Year's Eve 2018 Country Line Dance with Nigel Slater

31 December 2018
New Year's Eve 2018 Country Line Dance with Nigel Slater and the Rick & Chris Disco at Hiam Sports and Social Club in Prickwillow, Ely CB7 4UU Website: www.hiam.org.uk Lovely big dance floor. Licensed bar. Raffle. Free WiFi. Wheelchair access. Ample Free Parking. Bring your own food. Doors open at 7:00p.m.

Epilogues | James Cousins Company

08 February 2019 - 09 February 2019
This new production, inspired by stories of division and separation, weaves three duets into one emotive evening, leaving you shifting from the familiar to states of dreamlike wonder.

Arts &Crafts Activity

19 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
Come join us for dance inspired arts and crafts activity at the Jerwood DanceHouse.


26 February 2019
A day of workshops, performances and debates for older dancers, along with artists, practitioners and choreographers working with dancers over 50.

Still I Rise | TRIBE//

01 March 2019
TRIBE//'s debut work Still I Rise is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work danced by a female ensemble.


02 March 2019
DanceEast host U.Dance East 2019 at the Jerwood DanceHouse.

Juliet & Romeo | LOST DOG

08 March 2019
Lost Dog's new show reveals the true story of Romeo and Juliet.

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.