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Increased half-year profit for Anglian Water Services

Anglian Water Services (AWS) has reported increased first half revenue and profit – despite a lower than permitted increase in bills for the current year.

Suffolk County Council gets £3.3 million to help it work with other bodies

Public services in Suffolk are to benefit from a £3.3 million boost from the government to encourage them to work together better.

Ipswich Town and Leeds United fans told to expect firm but fair policing when the teams meet in the Sky Bet Championship next month

Suffolk police have told fans of Ipswich Town and Leeds United to expect “firm, friendly and fair” policing when the two teams meet on December 6.

Ed Sheeran to auction his clothing in aid of East Anglia?s Children?s Hospices

Music sensation Ed Sheeran, who is an Ambassador for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has donated his clothing to raise funds for the nook appeal.

Update: Coastguards halt search for a man seen jumping off the Orwell Bridge yesterday

Coastguards have halted their search for a man who was seen jumping off the Orwell Bridge yesterday.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 12:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 11 C

Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 12 Low: 8
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 11 Low: 4
Sun - AM Fog/PM Clouds. High: 9 Low: 7
Mon - Cloudy. High: 8 Low: 4
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 8 Low: 4

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

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

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 : 28 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

Stonham Barns Traditional Car Boot Sale 8am SUNDAYS

30 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

U21s and U18s in Action
New signing Sean St Ledger is set to be amongst the senior players in action for Town?s U21s against Millwall at the Den this evening (KO 7pm).

Ipswich Will Be Our Hardest Home Game All Season - Notes for Charlton
HarryfromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Saturday's game by delving into their forums.

Fans Around Globe Set to Meet Up for Charlton Clash
With Saturday?s game at Charlton being shown live on TV in the UK and abroad, Town fans across the country and around the globe will be meeting up in pubs and bars to cheer the Blues on to victory (Sky Sports 1/HD1, from 12 noon, KO 12.15pm).

Skuse Targeting Top Two
Midfielder Cole Skuse believes Town should be aiming for automatic promotion this season, rather than targeting a top-six finish.

Skuse: We're Stronger This Year
Cole Skuse believes Town are stronger this season despite the loss of Aaron Cresswell, so often described by boss Mick McCarthy as the best left-back in the Championship, to West Ham in the summer.

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Essex coach pays tribute to Phil Hughes and gives his views on player safety

Essex head coach Paul Grayson says cricketers know the potential dangers facing them during a game, and does not believe there will be a knee-jerk reaction, with regards to safety, following the death of Australia’s Phil Hughes.

Roy Keane quits Aston Villa to focus on Republic of Ireland role

Assistant manager Roy Keane has left Aston Villa with immediate effect.

Bury Town FC possible move to share West Suffolk Athletics Arena ?not welcomed? by athletics club

A mooted move for Bury Town FC to the West Suffolk Athletics Arena would put athletics in the area at risk, it has been claimed.

U?s and me: The case for the defence, past and present

The basis of any successful team is a sound defence, which usually means a settled back four.

Charlton keeper Nick Pope comes from a family of Ipswich Town fans

David Pope may be the only man at The Valley hoping for a goalless draw between Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town in tomorrow lunchtime’s televised clash (12.15pm).

 EADT Sport