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St Elizabeth Hospice looks to next art trail as research reveals Pigs Gone Wild?s success

One quarter of a million people visited Ipswich to enjoy the Pigs Gone Wild art trail over the summer, and spent an extra £1million in the town.

Bright scene in Peasenhall cemetery defies the bitter chill in the air

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

Felixstowe?s pirate station Radio Caroline could be back on the waves in 2017

One of radio’s most iconic stations is next year hoping to return to its heartland on the airwaves – in time to celebrate 50 years since the law that abolished the pirates.

Travellers on old A12 bypass in Martlesham to remain until January

Local authorities in Suffolk have said they do not currently have any plans to move on a group of travellers which arrived in Martlesham more than three weeks ago.

Jack Russel/cocker spaniel cross Flo and shitzu Louis watched by thousands in Headway Suffolk?s Brainy Dogs project video on National Lottery Facebook page

Two canine carers have built up a new online fan base after more than 14,000 people watched a short film playing tribute to them.

 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

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
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
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

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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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Latest Sports News

Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Liz and Tim Edwards from the Supporters Club to talk all things Ipswich Town.

McCarthy and Milne at PLC AGM
Manager Mick McCarthy and managing director Ian Milne will answer questions from shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of the Ipswich Town PLC, which will take place in Portman Road's Sir Bobby Robson Suite on Wednesday 21st December it has been announced (Doors open 6.30pm, start 7.30pm).

Manchester City Linked With Move for Town Academy Schoolboy
Manchester City are reported to be targeting highly-rated Town academy schoolboy Ben Knight.

Patterson and Robinson Extend Loans
Youngsters Monty Patterson and Joe Robinson will remain on loan with Braintree and Boston respectively for the remainder of the year.

Morris on Target But U23s Beaten at Bristol City
Striker Ben Morris netted his fifth U23s goal of the season but Gerard Nash?s youngsters were beaten 3-1 away by their Bristol City counterparts this afternoon.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Danish former women?s singles world number one Tine Baun signs up to play for Suffolk Saxons

Suffolk’s professional badminton team has coaxed a three-time All England champion out of retirement to strengthen their squad for the AJ Bell National Badminton League.

MATCH REPORT: Loughborough Lightning dispatched by Suffolk Saxons in thrilling AJ Bell National Badminton League match

Suffolk Saxons added another scalp to their impressive AJ Bell National Badminton League campaign with a magnificent victory at Loughborough University last night.

Heeps ?excited? about return... MIKE BACON takes a look at each 2017 Witch

Cameron Heeps admits he has never been more excited about a speedway season, as he is about 2017.

Sleeping Giants podcast: Did Luke Varney make his teammates better, are there more 3-0 wins on the horizon and the irrepressible Ian Holloway

A 3-0 win was just what the doctor ordered for Ipswich Town as opponents QPR became the first team to really be taken to task by the Blues for some time.

Sean Carter to headline exciting BCMMA 17 card this weekend

All-action Colchester fighter Sean Carter will now headline this weekend’s BCMMA 17 event, which showcases some of the best talent the region has to offer.

 EADT Sport