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Work to begin on diagnostic centre at Colchester General Hospital this week

Construction on a new multi-million pound regional diagnostic centre will begin at Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday, February 8.

See your #myitfcpic photos as Ipswich Town take on Reading

Ipswich Town fans have today been sharing their photos from Portman Road on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #myitfcpic.

Ipswich?s River Orwell is a haven for wildlife ? just a short walk from town centre

Talk of a new riverside development and work on the Upper Orwell Crossing has turned the spotlight clearly on Ipswich’s river.

President Trump?s refugee ban brings a protest on to the streets of Ipswich

About 200 protesters have gathered at Giles Circus in the heart of Ipswich to protest at the policies of new US President Donald Trump.

Police called to help round up horses on Paper Mill Lane in Bramford

Police helped round up three horses that had got loose from a field on Paper Mill Lane in Bramford in the early hours of this morning.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 2:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 9 C

Fri - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 1
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 10 Low: -1
Sun - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 2
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 3
Tue - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 11 Low: 3

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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 : 04 February 2017
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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 Sunday Car Boot is back on 12th March 2017 from 8am #carboot #carboot

05 February 2017 - 12 March 2017
First one this year and hoping for a continuation of last year with great crowds and lots of sellers. Still only £5 and Covered stalls are £10.

Latest Sports News

Ipswich Town 2-2 Reading - Match Report
Tom Lawrence scored twice to take his tally for the season to 10 - and eight in his last eight games - as Town drew 2-2 at home to Reading. The Blues will feel they deserved to claim the three points against an under par Royals side who levelled through Jordon Mutch and Jordan Obita.

Ipswich Town 2-2 Reading - Player Ratings and Reports
If you saw the match, please give us your player ratings and a mini match report.

Ipswich Town 1-0 Reading - Half-Time
Tom Lawrence?s excellent ninth goal of the season has given Town a 1-0 half-time lead over third-placed Reading at Portman Road.

Taylor and Huws Handed Debuts
Steven Taylor and Emyr Huws are both handed their debuts as Mick McCarthy makes five changes as the Blues take on third-placed Reading at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town v Reading - Chatroom Open
If you're not at the match, come and join us in the chatroom and discuss it with hundreds of other Town fans.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

?We defended resolutely? ? Colchester United boss John McGreal after draw at Blackpool

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, praised his defence after his side’s gutsy 1-1 draw at Blackpool this afternoon.

Kurtis Guthrie on target as Colchester United earn a point at Blackpool, but Sean Murray sees red

Blackpool 1 Colchester United 1

See your #myitfcpic photos as Ipswich Town take on Reading

Ipswich Town fans have today been sharing their photos from Portman Road on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #myitfcpic.

All the build-up, action and reaction as Ipswich Town host Reading at Portman Road

Ipswich Town’s frightening February fixture list starts with the visit of third-place Reading this afternoon.

Sleeping Giants podcast: Reading preview, thoughts on Town?s new signings and transfer disappointment

Thrid-placed reading are Town’s opponents this weekend as the Blues get set for what is definitely a tough run of league fixtures.

 EADT Sport