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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, 20:25

A 57-hour weather warning for snow in Suffolk and Norfolk has said that some rural communities could be cut off.

Yesterday, 14:58

Volunteers have been out for much of the weekend in the search for missing Suffolk man Paul Moore – nearly three weeks after he was reported missing.

Yesterday, 14:13

Traffic using the junction between the A14 and Nacton Road near Ransomes Europark faced serious delays on Saturday lunchtime after a crash between two vans.

Yesterday, 20:07

Firefighters tacked two separate blazes in Suffolk on Saturday evening.

Yesterday, 19:56

A 62-year-old woman reported missing to police who was believed to be in the Norfolk or Suffolk area has returned home, police have said.

Yesterday, 17:22

The British actress Emma Chambers – known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill – has died aged 53.

Yesterday, 06:00

So-called ‘fat cat’ pay of some academy trust chiefs running schools in Suffolk has been called into question again amid calls for salaries to reflect performance.

Yesterday, 15:52

Suffolk entrepreneurs are being reminded of a major networking event at which Dragons Den star Levi Roots will be offering delegates advice on how to maximise their opportunities.

Yesterday, 13:35

A Suffolk teacher helping deprived children at an Indian “slum school” is embarking on the first recorded hike along the country’s second longest river.

Yesterday, 13:31

Music and entertainment retailer HMV has returned to Ipswich town centre after five weeks away.

Yesterday, 11:47

Footballing legend Peter Shilton rubbed shoulders with an up-and-coming sportswoman who is aiming to emulate his achievements to play in front of thousands of fans for the senior England team.

Yesterday, 11:27

Suffolk Coastal had been running the service for free but mounting financial pressures caused a change of heart – with a forecast £200,000 drop in county council recycling payments set to cause a big budget hole.

Fri, 22:29

Former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer has said he hopes young people reading his new memoir can learn from the mistakes he made as a youth.

Yesterday, 14:27

One of East Anglia’s air ambulances caused a stir on Saturday lunchtime after it was called to land near West Suffolk College near the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

Yesterday, 09:00

A bid by Mid Suffolk District Council to buy the vacant former NatWest bank next to the John Peel Centre has been accepted, the council has confirmed.

Yesterday, 08:34

Shoppers heading to Ipswich town centre today will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new HMV store in Sailmakers shopping centre.

Yesterday, 07:15

Reports of serious sex offences rose by more than a third across Suffolk last year and less than one in 10 were solved.

Yesterday, 06:54

A familiar face is preparing to leave Woodbridge Town Council’s offices for good.

Fri, 23:38

Shocking CCTV footage has been released showing a drunk man narrowly miss being hit by a train in Essex.

Fri, 23:07

A boy suffered minor injuries during a collision with a car outside a Suffolk primary school today.

Fri, 18:19

An antique cannonball was uncovered in the front garden of a family home in Felixstowe today.

Fri, 18:15

A Suffolk sheep owner says she was horrified to learn three of her animals had been found slaughtered and mutilated - and fears those responsible may come back.

Fri, 17:26

The final phase of equipping every police officer in Suffolk with body cameras will begin this April bringing the total cost of the roll-out to £2.8 million.

Fri, 17:11

Plans to create a new gallery dedicated to the works of Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough reached a new milestone after a formal planning application was lodged.

Fri, 17:01

An insurance broker has announced it will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) for the next three years.

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