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Rape trial adjourned because member of jury unwell

The trial of a Suffolk man accused of locking a woman in his home before allegedly raping her has been adjourned until tomorrow due to a juror being unwell.

Woman tells court she told the truth about alleged schoolgirl sex assault

A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former Ipswich man around two decades ago when she was a schoolgirl has denied making up the allegations.

Chancellor?s promises on housing get mixed reaction in East Anglia

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond put housing at the heart of his Budget speech on Wednesday – but his proposals divided local politicians along party lines.

Arrest made in connection with robbery of elderly woman in Ipswich?s Victoria Street

Police investigating a robbery of a 79-year-old woman in Ipswich on Bonfire Night have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Young people are being urged to get involved with politics

Young people in Suffolk are being encouraged to get involved with politics as nominations open for Suffolk’s Youth Parliament.

 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
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

updated : 22 November 2017
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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 from 8am on 5th November #carboot

26 November 2017
Still running till the end of November. Just turn up and sell from £5

The Borrowers – Jane Hackett Productions

13 December 2017 - 17 December 2017
See it here first! Preview performances of a new dance theatre production that will capture the imagination of children, families and people of all ages, based on Mary Norton’s much loved book The Borrowers, about tiny people who live under the floorboards.

Latest Sports News

Last Call on TWTD Questionnaire
If you?ve not yet filled in this year's TWTD Questionnaire, you?ve got until midnight tonight to join 3,092 fellow fans in looking back in judgement on Town's 2016/17 campaign.

Kesgrave School Team Representing Town at Wembley
Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave will be representing Town in the final of the EFL Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup which precedes this afternoon?s Championship play-off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley. The youngsters will be taking on Etwall Primary wearing the colours of Derby County.

Knight Among Quartet Guesting for Tottenham in US
Highly-rated Blues youngster Ben Knight is one of four academy schoolboys guesting for Tottenham at an U15s tournament in San Diego over the weekend, but not on trial as reported elsewhere, TWTD understands.

Final Few Days to Complete TWTD Questionnaire
If you?ve not yet filled in this year's TWTD Questionnaire, you?ve still got the Bank Holiday weekend in which to join 2,839 fellow fans in looking back in judgement on Town's 2016/17 campaign.

Crazee's Orwell Cycle Challenge
Town mascot Crazee is once again getting on his bike to raise money for a local charity, cycling the 15-mile route at the Orwell Walk/Ride event on Sunday 25th June. 

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Nino Severino: Great to welcome Martyn and Leoni Waghorn to our Baltacha Foundation family

In his latest colum, NINO SEVERINO welcomes Ipswich Town star Martyn Waghorn and his wife Leoni to the team at the Elena Baltacha Foundation and discusses the work they do.

BCMMA 20 preview: Emrah Sonmez tells Dominic Dillon ?This ain?t jiu-jitsu, step your game up?

Stoppage machine Emrah Sonmez has warned foe Dominic Dillon that he needs to ‘step up his game’ if he hopes to have any chance of preventing him from becoming a two-weight champion at BCMMA 20 this weekend.

?He?s the enemy but he?s a good bloke too?: McCarthy backs Carvalhal to lead Owls to play-offs

Mick McCarthy has backed ‘top bloke’ Carlos Carvalhal to guide Sheffield Wednesday into the Championship top six by the end of the season.

Suffolk Cricket search for new pro as star Jaik Mickleburgh steps down

Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk Cricket 2018 fixtures revealed - full list here

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

 EADT Sport