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Gallery: Thousands of revellers enjoy Latitude?s jam-packed 10th birthday edition

A birthday party became something of a homecoming parade as acts from previous years returned to play triumphant shows at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Family pay tribute to Worlington crash victim Matthew Grant

The 24-year-old, killed in a crash which claimed the lives of three other people on Friday night, was described as a “much loved son, brother, uncle and boyfriend”.

Gareth Malone orchestrates 100-strong Latitude choir performance

More than 100 festival-goers took to the main stage at Latitude as part of a performance put together by celebrity choirmaster Gareth Malone.

Gallery: Ipswich Wheels draws hundreds to Ipswich Waterfront

Hundreds of people flocked to Ipswich Waterfront for an annual classic and modern vehicle exhibition today.

Noel Gallagher drops into The Crown in Woodbridge ahead of Latitude performance

The singer visited the hotel restaurant for dinner last night.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 12:50 am BST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 14 C

Sun - Clear. High: 24 Low: 11
Mon - Mostly Cloudy. High: 27 Low: 15
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 26 Low: 14
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 23 Low: 12
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 23 Low: 12

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

updated : 20 July 2015
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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.

Ipswich Photos

Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

26 July 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

Chambers: We'll Probably Be Back Next Year
Captain Luke Chambers says he and the rest of the Town squad were treated very well by their hosts at Fortuna Düsseldorf and wouldn?t be surprised of the Blues made the trip again during pre-season next year.

McCarthy: Good Work-Out After Great Trip
Town boss Mick McCarthy felt the Blues? 4-3 defeat at Fortuna Düsseldorf was a very good work-out for his team and for once he wasn?t too bothered by a defeat.

Murph's Deal Brilliant News
Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed Daryl Murphy signing his new contract as ?brilliant? news and expects it to end speculation regarding the 32-year-old?s future. Murphy signed a new contract which runs to 2017 with the club having an option for a further season.

Fortuna Düsseldorf 4-3 Town - Match Report
Town?s pre-season friendly at Fortuna Düsseldorf ended in an entertaining 4-3 victory to the hosts. Fortuna went in front via a dubious Michael Liendl penalty before Freddie Sears equalised for Town. Joel Pohjanpalo restored the German side?s lead prior to the break, but goals from Brett Pitman and Ainsley Maitland-Niles briefly put the Blues in front before Christian Strohdiek and Sercan Sararer sealed Fortuna?s win.

Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-1 Town - Half-Time
Town trail Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-1 at the break at the Paul Janes Stadion, Freddie Sears having netted the Blues? goal.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

?Dan will get another opportunity? ? Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes gave his thoughts, after watching his side claim a 3-2 win at Bishop’s Stortford in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.

Colchester United record another pre-season win, and blood more triallists

Bishop’s Stortford 2 Colchester United 3

Chambers: Dusseldorf game will have helped Ipswich Town youngsters

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers believes last night’s 4-3 pre-season defeat at Fortuna Dusseldorf will have helped a few of the club’s younger players no end.

?It was a good work-out? ? Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy on German adventure

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes his side have got a lot out of their pre-season trip to Germany, the Blues losing 4-3 to Fortuna Dusseldorf tonight.

Town lose seven-goal thriller in Germany

Fortuna Dusseldorf 4 Ipswich Town 3

 EADT Sport