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Drug gang members jailed for total of 24 years after conspiring to bring London drugs into Ipswich

A professional organised crime group who dealt drugs in Ipswich were sentenced today.

Battisford man loses appeal to keep parrots but now looks at containing noise

A Suffolk man is set to remove more than 100 parrots from his land after an appeal to keep them was dismissed by the planning inspectorate.

Lowestoft man Christopher Randall jailed for 12 years for raping young girl

A 40-year-old man has been sent to prison after police found a video of him sexually abusing a child.

Lorry driver Kestutis Rakevicius jailed for 10 months after Creeting St Mary chemical spill

A Lithuanian lorry driver has been jailed after a chemical spill caused an eight-hour closure of a key road linking the A14 and A140 in Suffolk, costing the taxpayer £130,000.

Elderly Ipswich woman scammed into emptying her bank accounts by criminals posing as Scotland Yard police

An e-fit image of a man wanted after an elderly victim was conned into handing over a large sum of money has been released.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 10:50 pm BST

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 14 C

Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 21 Low: 11
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 24 Low: 11
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 23 Low: 16
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 28 Low: 14
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 24 Low: 12

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
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

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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

02 August 2015
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.

Latest Sports News

Friend Gaardsøe Recommended Town Move
New signing Jonas Knudsen has revealed he sounded out former Town man and his one-time Esbjerg team-mate Thomas Gaardsøe before joining the Blues. The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal with an option for a further season.

Town Confirm Knudsen Signing
Town have confirmed the signing of Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen from Esbjerg fB on a three-year deal with the Blues having an option for a further season.

Dallas to Join Leeds
Leeds United are reported to have won the chase for Brentford winger Stuart Dallas. The Blues were also reported to be targeting the 24-year-old Northern Irish international.

Blues and Leeds Targeting Dallas
Town are battling Leeds United to land Brentford?s Northern Irish international winger Stuart Dallas.

Notes for the New Season - Part Six: Cardiff City, Bristol City and Reading
In the sixth of a series of pre-season reports, HarryfromBath assesses the mood around the Championship clubs by delving into their forums. In today?s report, we take a trip along the M4 to look at how things are coming together at Cardiff City, newly-promoted Bristol City and Reading.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Danish international Jonas Knudsen says joining Ipswich Town is a dream come true

Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen says joining Ipswich Town is a dream come true.

Elokobi unlikely to be fit to start the season for Colchester United

George Elokobi should begin full training next week, but is unlikely to win his battle to be fit for the new season.

Adam Kirby has a good chance of success on the Newmarket July Course this evening

Adam Kirby, who this week chalked up his 100th winner of the calendar year, could add to that impressive tally thanks to an outstanding book of rides on Newmarket’s July course this evening.

Ipswich Town may offer a trial to Jobi McAnuff should he depart Leyton Orient

Ipswich Town may offer a trial to experienced winger Jobi McAnuff – if he reaches an agreement with Leyton Orient over the final year of his contract.

Your say: The big Ipswich Town pre-season survey

The start of the 2015/16 season is just a few days away and we want to know your thoughts as Ipswich Town look to mount another push at promotion to the Premier League.

 EADT Sport