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About the Ipswich Star

About the Ipswich Star

For more than 125 years the Ipswich Star has been at the heart of your community.

Our team pride themselves on being first for local news, sport and entertainment.

Online, in print, on mobile and via social media, we bring you the latest updates on what is happening in both Ipswich and Felixstowe and provide the perfect vehicle for local businesses to advertise their services.

We take a campaigning stance, backing you in your battles for fairness and openness, and support the many good causes that are working to make Ipswich a better place to live, work and visit.

The Star brings you first-class coverage from Portman Road, and regular reports from The Ipswich Witches as well as daily updates on what is happening at the many entertainment venues around the two towns.

From its first edition in February 1885 the Star has always put you, our loyal readers, first - and still does so every day.

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Yesterday, 18:34

A crewman has died after a boiler backfired in the engine room of the Manhattan Bridge container ship as it was docking at Felixstowe port last night – causing an “explosion”.

Yesterday, 23:00

A criminal investigation has been launched by police into a failing care home in Hadleigh at which a resident died.

Yesterday, 20:11

A lorry has burst into flames following a crash with a car on the A14 westbound in Suffolk close to Needham Market.

Yesterday, 18:47

Urgent improvements have been demanded of three food businesses in east Suffolk, according to hygiene inspection reports.

Yesterday, 18:32

Animal welfare charities in Suffolk have urged caution over who found pets are given to after reports of a woman in Ipswich posing as an animal welfare officer to obtain a cat found by a homeowner in their garden.

Yesterday, 17:34

Beach huts, morning runs and golden sand. Not exactly the Felixstowe you might be expecting in January.

Yesterday, 17:24

Labour’s shadow trade and industry secretary Clive Lewis has visited Ipswich to encourage party members as thoughts start to turn towards this year’s election.

Yesterday, 14:21

A half of one of the world’s rarest coins is to be auctioned off in Suffolk next weekend.

Yesterday, 14:16

Looking for a family day out, something to entertain younger children or a chance to get some fresh air?
Our weekly days out guide brings you suggestions for family activities to entertain various age groups throughout the weekend.

Yesterday, 11:55

Being a grown up usually means a life of responsibility, stress and mature behaviour, but you know what they say about ‘all work and no play’...

Yesterday, 11:01

The Ed Sheeran effect is inspiring a new generation of guitar players, and boosting sales of acoustic guitars too.

Yesterday, 08:51

There have been boats built in Ipswich for many hundreds of years - sailboats and working boats and barges, and all many of maritime craft.

Yesterday, 18:32

Today the sun is taking the edge off the biting January winds in Suffolk, the perfect winter’s day.

Yesterday, 17:41

More than half the homes in Suffolk are in the bottom two council tax bands it has emerged.

Yesterday, 17:36

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Yesterday, 16:36

National news this week have flagged up a shortage of courgettes in UK supermarkets. This will consequently affect prices with courgettes – and many other vegetables – becoming more costly.

Yesterday, 16:00

Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.

Thu, 16:15

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Thu, 12:00

An 80-year-old man with a previously unblemished record has admitted racially aggravated common assault after an argument following an accident.

Thu, 11:51

An Ipswich GP practice has been rated “inadequate” by health inspectors after they found patients were at risk of harm due to failures to act on safety assessments.

Thu, 21:31

A 42-year-old man arrested following a two-day stand-off with police has been released on bail and will be taken into the care of health professionals.

Yesterday, 06:00

Just months after former Suffolk footballer Shaun Whiter was left for dead after a horrific hit and run accident, he is set to take on a 150-mile cycling challenge.

Thu, 19:00

The morning skies have been putting on a striking show of colour and light over Suffolk this week.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital after the car she was travelling in came off the road and hit a wall.

Yesterday, 11:06

The number of people caught carrying a bladed weapon in Suffolk has risen to its highest level for six years.

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