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Beccles: Fraudster jailed for selling fake JLS, Justin Bieber and One Direction merchandise

A fraudster who made thousands of pounds selling fake JLS, Justin Bieber and One Direction clothes to unsuspecting victims through eBay has been jailed for 12 months.

Clacton: Man performs sex act in front of 17-year-old boy near Alton Park Junior School

Police in Clacton are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to a teenager near Alton Park Junior School.

Ipswich: CCTV images released of two men as police investigate shop alcohol thefts

Police want to speak to two men in connection with the theft of alcohol from a shop in Ipswich.

Lowestoft/Ipswich: Wanted man found under a pile of clothes in mother?s home

Police officers searching for a man suspected of assaulting a cyclist found him hiding under a pile of clothes at his mother’s home, a court has heard.

UK: Lidl is winning the supermarket price war

The supermarket price war is set to intensify after a study found discount store Lidl was almost a third cheaper than the major chains.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 11:50 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 10 C

Wed - Clear. High: 18 Low: 8
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 20 Low: 12
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 20 Low: 8
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 19 Low: 8
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 20 Low: 12

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
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

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 : 21 August 2014
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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 Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

24 August 2014
Traditional Car Boot Sale every Sunday at 8am on Hard Ground. Plus we have Suffolks First Covered Car Boot starting on NEW YEARS DAY. We have moved to the Hard Ground for Winter as we are normally on the field by the main road. If you haven't been to Stonham before we are not like any other Car Boot as we have Antique Shops/Restaurant/Clothes Shops/Hairdressers/Post Office/Garden Centre/Upholsterers, Owl Sanctuary & Pet Shop + Attractions, 2 Showgrounds with regular events, Golf, Fishing and so much more.

Robert Castellani

06 September 2014
Robert Castellani is an instrumental acoustic guitarist based in Suffolk. Originally starting out as an electric guitarist as a teenager, Robert has become well known for his work on the acoustic instrument.

Latest Sports News

Dozzell Skippers England
Academy schoolboy Andre Dozzell skippered England?s U16s for the first hour of a 4-3 friendly defeat to Belgium at St George?s Park this afternoon.

Town's Hungarian Invasion
Fans using the club?s official social media channels can't fail to have noticed Hungarians posting the legend ?No Bajner, No Party? with great regularity since the Blues' Hungarian frontman Balint Bajner made his debut earlier this month.

Fans Around the World Meeting Up to Watch Derby
With Saturday?s first East Anglian derby in more than three years being shown live on TV in the UK and abroad, Town fans across the country and around the globe will be meeting up in pubs and bars to cheer the Blues on to victory over Norwich City (Sky Sports 1/HD1, from noon, KO 12.15pm).

Pre-Derby Naked Football Show
This evening's pre-derby Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Ray Slegg and Tom Taylor to discuss Town's back-to-back away games and Saturday's big match.

Lawrence Training at Colchester
Midfielder Byron Lawrence is training with Colchester United and is set to feature for their U21s at Sheffield United this afternoon.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Iken: Cyclist Emma Johnson hopes to top £14,000 when she swaps pedals for trainers

A charity supporter who has already raised thousands of pounds during a gruelling cycling expedition, is hoping to build on that total with her latest challenge.

THURLOW NUNN PREMIER REPORT: Felixstowe & Walton 1 Kirkley & Pakefield 4

A disastrous opening 15 minutes dashed Felixstowe & Walton United’s hopes of claiming their first Thurlow Nunn Premier Division points of the season last night.

LOCAL FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Big wins for Needham Market and Leiston, Bury Town thumped

Needham Market won a six-goal thriller, 4-2, against Cheshunt, in Ryman North at Bloomfields on Tuesday.

Ipswich Witches pick up vital Premier League victory at Peterborough

Ipswich Witches’ chances of play-off qualification received a boost last night when they enjoyed a welcome 47-42 victory at near neighbours Peterborough.

REACTION: Berra?s last-gasp leveller will make a ?huge difference? to Ipswich Town?s derby day preparations

Birmingham v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says Christophe Berra’s last-gasp leveller at Birmingham City will make a ‘huge difference’ to his side’s preparations for the visit of East Anglian rivals Norwich City on Saturday.

 EADT Sport