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New school will bring 900 more school places in 2019

The topping out ceremony has taken place at a £14m new academy - the Paxman Academy - in Colchester.



Offering free advice through Suffolk libraries

People with learning disabilities or autism in Suffolk are to get walk-in advice, help and support from specialist provider of employment services for people with disabilities, Realise Futures.



New commercial site will create 100 new jobs in Ipswich

The site of a former oxygen gas plant in Ipswich is being regenerated, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the area.



Forget checking before you travel ? you should be saving, too.

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.



A letter from 1918: A message from an Ipswich airman to his son

An Ipswich pensioner discovered a 100-year-old letter written to one of her relatives during the First World War.




 Evening Star News

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Top Rated Restaurants

Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs

Latest comments:

Jessops
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

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is back on 18th March from 8am #carboot

21 October 2018
First of the year and we are growing every year. Come and sell at Suffolk's friendliest Sunday car Boot - still only £5 to sell at.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot & Brecklands Country & Irish Music Festival 8am on 2nd September #carboot

21 October 2018
We enter Super September with an event on every Sunday for 6 weeks at the same time as the Car Boot. Great times to sell at the Car Boot.

Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot on 21st October from 8am

21 October 2018
Still going strong and running till the end of November. Busy every week.

SPILL | FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE: David Hoyle | Diamond

26 October 2018
“The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of.” – David Hoyle

SPILL | FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE: Jodee Mundy Collaborations | Imagined Touch

31 October 2018 - 02 November 2018
Imagined Touch is a sensorium created in collaboration with Deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens. Exploring their profound experience of living in a world without sight or sound, this is an immersive installation where you will experience tactile communication.

Company Chameleon | 10

16 November 2018
National Dance Award nominees, Company Chameleon return to DanceEast with a triple bill celebrating their 10th anniversary. See the piece that launched Chameleon alongside two new works by the company founders.

PREMIERE: Holly Noble Dance | SNOW

24 November 2018
We are excited to welcome local dance artist Holly Noble Dance to DanceEast for the first time with her new production SNOW, which will take you through the familiar tale of Snow White with some not so familiar twists and turns. This ballet retells the classic story of heroes and villains within a Victorian Travelling Circus using modern and classical music, narration, circus and film.

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.