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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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The headteacher of a Suffolk primary school has slammed vandals who left a trail of destruction after smashing up the grounds overnight.

25 minutes ago

A suspected illegal immigrant found under a school bus at a Suffolk primary school following a trip to France was a Sudanese minor, the Home Office has confirmed.

17:01

An appeal to build 300 homes off Bell Lane in Kesgrave could end up going to the High Court after Persimmon Homes has called for a judicial review of the Planning Inspectorate’s appeal findings.

16:09

A dog owner has been fined after pleading guilty to being in charge of a ‘dangerously out of control dog’.

16:02

Demolition work on the silos at the former British Sugar plant at Sproughton outside Ipswich has started – and the four massive structures should be a thing of the past by the end of February.

16:00

A woman who claims she was raped more than a decade ago by a Felixstowe man reported the alleged attack to the police after she saw a newspaper article about him appearing in court for sex offences relating to two teenage girls, a court has heard.

14:55

Proposals to close the junction between Rands Way and Nacton Road have been abandoned after the idea provoked a storm of objections in a public consultation exercise.

12:10

A weather warning for ice in Suffolk has been issued lasting from tonight into tomorrow morning – bringing with it more fears of travel chaos.

11:15

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

07:11

More schools in the region - mainly in Essex - have been affected by the snow and ice, with dozens remaining closed for the day,

06:30

Suffolk police will be hosting a 24-hour Tweetathon on Thursday to give the public a rare glimpse into the sheer number and range of calls its officers face on a daily basis.

16:57

In three decades of policing, Gareth Wilson has witnessed huge change perhaps never more so than in his last three years as Suffolk’s chief constable.

16:35

If you’ve ever been frustrated by struggling to see the directions on a dirty Suffolk road sign, don’t be too surprised – the county council spends just over £1 per sign per year on keeping them up to scratch!

16:01

A memorial stone in memory of all those locally who served in Korea from 1950-53 has been unveiled at the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich.

15:29

A Suffolk councillor has called for controversial proposals to charge for brown bin collections to be scrapped – and to double the tax on second homes instead.

14:41

A Kesgrave sixth former has won a prestigious Arkwright scholarship marking her out as a future leader in engineering.

14:33

Police have arrested a man in Ipswich on suspicion of shoplifting.

13:33

A car has collided with a telegraph pole in Ipswich, partially closing a road and leaving the driver injured.

11:39

A photography festival which aims to build Suffolk’s reputation as a “centre for excellence in photography” is returning next year.

09:44

Drivers in Suffolk are being urged to take extra care this morning after police were called to a flurry of accidents - including four on the A12 in just two hours.

08:31

A track defect has caused major disruption for rail travellers using services on the mainline through Essex,

Yesterday, 21:37

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

Yesterday, 20:00

An Ipswich shopkeeper left angry and upset at shoplifters targeting the newsagents he owns is taking a stand and asking customers to knock before he lets them in.

16:44

Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

High expectations among younger job seekers in the East of England in terms of pay and flexibility are making it hard for them to find suitable roles, according to a new survey.

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