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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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11:09

Vinnie Barker’s family have responded to the news that optometrist Honey Rose’s quashed manslaughter conviction will stand. Read the family’s full statement here.

44 minutes ago

Police are appealing for witnesses following an early morning burglary in Ipswich where a laptop, cigarettes, food and drink were stolen.

16:07

Steam railway fans will have to wait three weeks longer to see Flying Scotsman steaming to Ipswich.

A record shipment for the Port of Ipswich has reaffirmed its ranking as Britain’s number one agricultural export centre.

12:58

The Autumn festivities kick off the half term week this weekend, as the annual Holywells Apple Day and the season’s beer festival get underway.

Unprecedented demand on A&Es in Suffolk and north Essex has seen paramedics facing soaring delays handing over patients, figures reveal.

10 minutes ago

Parents using “free” childcare at some Suffolk providers feel they have to pay top-up fees because the funding from government and the county council is inadequate.

06:00

Developers behind plans to build a 300-home estate in land off Bell Lane, Kesgrave, have expressed their disappointment at the Planning Inspectorate’s decision after it dismissed an appeal to let the build go ahead.

Yesterday, 18:22

A seven-year-old boy hailed a “little hero” by his proud family will lead his favourite Ipswich Town players out at the East Anglian derby this weekend.

15:48

A new survey which asked 16-18 year olds about cyber bullying found that 26% of them had bullied online – we asked people in Ipswich what they thought could be done to stop cyber bullying.

A man in his 70s suffered serious internal head injuries when his car left the road and crashed into a ditch in mid Suffolk yesterday.

14:01

A £5.5 million centre to encourage business growth, start-ups and innovative projects has celebrated its first anniversary – hosting dozens of events and sowing the seeds of new projects.

11:09

Police have issued a warning after a Felixstowe man in his 70s became victim to an online and telephone scam in which he transferred £2,500.

Only 18% of low-paid workers in the East of England managed to move on to better jobs in the last decade, new figures have revealed.

Yesterday, 22:30

Applications by students to study nursing at the University of Suffolk have dropped by 17% since the Government abolished NHS bursaries, new figures reveal.

08:42

Traffic has returned to normal on the Orwell Bridge after a crash involving a car and a lorry this morning.

08:00

Parents in Suffolk are being urged to help educate their children to be responsible online, with a warning issued that “online behaviour has offline consequences”.

First-time buyers have cause for optimism as average house prices appeared to fall in the last three months, according to a survey by property website Zoopla.

A severely disabled teenager from Essex met members of the Royal family as part of a “unique and memorable” experience on board a vintage train.

Yesterday, 20:21

A survivor of domestic abuse from Ipswich is organising a fundraising effort for a charity that supported her after she was assaulted by a partner when she was pregnant with their child.

06:46

Ipswich Town legend and former England captain Terry Butcher has paid tribute to his son Christopher’s “larger than life character” and described him as a “formidable and true friend” following the 35-year-old’s death.

21 minutes ago

Three nationally-acclaimed poets will be taking to the stage at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge to inspire the next generation of Suffolk’s young writers.

A Suffolk mother left devastated when a drink driver killed her son but was given just five years in jail is backing plans to lock up careless motorists for life.

Yesterday, 19:15

Detectives have released a new picture in an effort to find a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Ipswich.

Bury St Edmunds Canine Creche was among four winners from Suffolk and north Essex in the East of England round of the National Apprenticeship Awards.

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