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Hundreds of guns handed over during amnesty

Suffolk has been deemed a ‘safer place’ after handguns and working firearms were surrendered in a ‘no questions asked’ weapons purge.

Preview: Day of festivities tomorrow ahead of town?s Christmas tree light-up

Christmas begins in earnest in Ipswich tomorrow as the town’s lights are switched on.

Bury St Edmunds headteacher determined to win back ?good? rating

A headteacher has said he is determined to win back a rating that matches his school’s “performance and reputation” following a series of Ofsted inspections and reports.

Fire crews search Woodbridge house for gas leak after woman and children hospitalised through illness

A woman and two children were taken to hospital suffering what was thought to be the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning following a suspected gas leak at a property in Woodbridge.

Surprise serenades from Hadleigh Community Choir boost Armchair Players? Children in Need Fundraising pot

A pop-up choir yesterday raised money for Children in Need by serenading shoppers in Hadleigh.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 12:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Fog, 9 C

Sat - Rain. High: 12 Low: 8
Sun - PM Showers. High: 12 Low: 7
Mon - PM Light Rain. High: 11 Low: 8
Tue - Showers. High: 11 Low: 7
Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 11 Low: 4

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
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
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

updated : 15 November 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

PAINS OF YOUTH By Ferdinand Bruckner in a version by Martin Crimp

05 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
THAT Production Company presents PAINS OF YOUTH By Ferdinand Bruckner in a version by Martin Crimp

EACH Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

16 November 2014
EACH Christmas Craft and Gift Fair with over 45 amazing indoor stalls. Free parking and admission. Open 12-4.30pm

Stonham Barns Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

16 November 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.

Glitzy Christy Pantolesque

05 December 2014
An evening of special Christmas Cabaret

Christmas Jubilation

06 December 2014
Christmas Jubilation with Ipswich Bach Choir

Latest Sports News

McCarthy: Promotion Challenge No Surprise to Other Clubs
Boss Mick McCarthy says the Blues' promotion challenge may have come under the radar of the bookies and the media, but that won?t have been the case with the other clubs in the Championship.

Town Trio Unused Subs
Town trio Christophe Berra, Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick were all unused subs as Scotland beat the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park.

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 the Sir Bobby Robson Suite on Monday 8th December (7.30pm start).

Milton on Life's a Pitch
Life?s a Pitch is live over Saturday lunchtime on Radio Suffolk (midday to 2pm) with host Mark Murphy joined by legend-in-residence Kevin Beattie and football?s youngest pundit Tractorboy, as well as Town's director of academy sponsorship Simon Milton.

Dozzell in England U16s Squad
Academy schoolboy Andre Dozzell has been named in the England U16s squad for their final Victory Shield match against Scotland at Yeovil?s Huish Park on Thursday 20th November (Sky Sports 5, 8pm).

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

?I thought we could have nicked an equaliser? ? Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes believed that his side could have nicked a point, during tonight’s 3-2 defeat at Barnsley.

Freddie Sears on target again but Colchester United suffer defeat at Barnsley

Barnsley 3 Colchester United 2

Braintree Town hoping to end 540-minute wait for a Vanarama Conference goal against Wrexham today

Braintree Town will look to end an awful and agonising 540-minute wait for a Vanarama Conference goal this afternoon as they host Wrexham in league duties.

AFC Sudbury set for their ?hardest game of the season? as they travel to Maidstone United in the FA Trophy

AFC Sudbury boss David Batch knows that today’s encounter against Maidstone United will be his side’s hardest game of the season.

Injury-hit Leiston hoping to reach the Third Round Qualifying stage of the FA Trophy

Leiston search for progress in the FA Trophy seeking to reach the Third Round Qualifying stages for the very first time.

 EADT Sport