Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he expects to sign Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham before Saturday’s game at Bristol City – and that he wants to add a central midfielder to his injury-hit squad.
Cole Skuse and Giles Coke are both facing at least a month on the sidelines after picking up injuries at Queens Park Rangers, leaving Mick McCarthy thin on the ground in the centre of midfield heading into his side’s trip to Bristol City.
Ipswich has re-asserted its place as a major cultural centre today after the Arts Council awarded the town a further three-quarters of a million pounds to bring two of its leading arts venues bang up to date.
Once told that telling jokes about Primark was “a waste of a good Muslim”, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza is tackling the thorny subject of jihadi brides and more in her latest show. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.
Frankie Kent is still upbeat about Colchester United’s chances of beating the drop, even though the U’s have slipped to eight points adrift of League One safety heading towards the final third of the season.
The Ipswich and District Badminton League Under 18 Championships took place at Northgate Sports Centre, where Patricia Kou from the Meridians club was the star performer, scooping a hat-trick of titles.