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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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37 minutes ago

Highways England chiefs have closed the Orwell Bridge this morning after Met Office forecasters warned of gusts of up to 65mph on the A14.

Two men arrested after a stabbing in Ipswich have been bailed by police this morning.

33 minutes ago

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

46 minutes ago

Suffolk police have received more than 130 weather related calls reporting fallen trees and downed power cables as Storm Doris blasts the country.

56 minutes ago

An inspirational community project in Ipswich which is saving thousands of kilos of edible food from going to landfill has picked up national recognition after being featured on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek programme on Wednesday.

Campaigners in Suffolk are urging MPs to back a ground-breaking European treaty that aims to eradicate domestic violence against women and girls.

13:13

Ipswich market has closed early today over safety fears as Storm Doris heads towards Suffolk.

A not-so-frighteningly named storm is set to wreak havoc on our roads today with gusts of up to 65mph expected on the A14 and A12.

Ipswich’s role as the county town of Suffolk is being questioned, with some suggesting Bury St Edmunds is more deserving of the title.

11:05

By day Darren Hills is a café kitchen cook in Adnam’s flagship store on Drayman Square in Southwold.

But in his spare time the 25-year old serves as a special constable in Halesworth and Lowestoft, patrolling the streets at night, attending traffic accidents and investigating crimes. Last year, he clocked up more than 350 hours volunteering as a ‘’special”.

Arlington’s Brasserie, in Ipswich, has an historic link with the women’s suffrage movement and next week it will host a celebration of International Women’s Day.

Yesterday, 19:54

The owner of a pet cat who had its ears cut in what has been described as a “horrific” attack has spoken out to warn others.

Motorists could be facing travel chaos in and around Ipswich today as high winds threaten to close part of the A14.

06:00

A pizza delivery driver who was involved in an accident with another vehicle in Wherstead Road, Ipswich has been banned from the roads after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

18 minutes ago

There isn’t usually a downside to being a guest of honour at Wembley, and former Ipswich Town hero Simon Milton is relishing his trip there for this Sunday’s EFL Cup final between Manchester United and Southampton.

15:15

A blueprint for the future development of vital infrastructure in the Ipswich Village Suburb – or northern fringe – has been formally agreed.

Yesterday, 16:20

The Orwell Bridge is likely to be shut tomorrow as winds of up to 70mph batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

Suffolk and Essex have a lot to shout about when it comes to producing top quality food and drink brands which are capturing the world’s attention.

12:27

A new push is underway to recruit more ‘on call’ firefighters to make up a shortfall of around 40 across the county.

It’s pancake day on February 28 and as people across Suffolk dig out the frying pan and stock up on eggs, flour and milk, you might be wondering why we make these flipped treats on Shrove Tuesday at all and indeed why the day is significant. Well, it’s funny you should ask...

11:04

The next stage of improvement work to Oak Meadow park in Kesgrave is to begin from Monday –with the new equipment set to be ready in time for the Easter holidays.

09:30

A man is due to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich today charged in connection with up to 30 high-value burglaries across six counties.

Yesterday, 11:27

Today we are asking new parents to share their experiences of breastfeeding - was there too much pressure from healthcare professionals, did you get enough support and what factors played a part in the decision you made?

Yesterday, 10:57

The heartbroken family of a father-of-five who was killed near Ipswich railway station have paid tribute to him.

TV antique experts will be at a Suffolk estate today to film an episode of Flog It for the forthcoming series.

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