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Second school warns parents over ?man in silver taxi?

Parents at a second Ipswich school have been warned over reports of a man in a silver car approaching pupils.

Ed Sheeran?s generosity helps pupils build their own Lego House

Singing superstar Ed Sheeran and new wife Cherry Seaborn have donated an unusual gift to a Suffolk primary school – much to the delight of pupils.

Cross-party letter demands end to ?chaos and confusion? in Norfolk and Suffolk mental health

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

Tai Chi sessions held as part of mental health campaign

Martial art sessions have been launched on Ipswich Waterfront as part of a mental health campaign.

The changing face of retail - which stores have shut and which are under threat in Ipswich?

The retail sector is undergoing a seismic shift that is changing the look and feel of our town centres at a rapid rate. It feels as though each day brings a new onslaught of bad news.

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Top Rated Restaurants

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
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
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

Songwriting by Suffolk Youth Music

27 January 2019
Learn about the music industry, how to write your own songs, and create music with other young musicians! Run by Suffolk County Music Service, this course is suitable for children aged 11+.

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.

A conversation with Russell Maliphant

20 March 2019
Find out more about Russell Maliphant Company, DanceEast's Company in Residence.

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.