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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 state of Britain’s housing market will again be brought into sharp focus this week when house builder Persimmon reveals its half year results.


A man wanted in connection with one of Suffolk’s longest-running unsolved murder cases is no longer being sought, detectives have said.

Yesterday, 15:36

A teenager is in intensive care with stab wounds after reports of a stabbing in Landseer Road, Ipswich, last night.

Yesterday, 15:35

From vicious Vikings and sumptuous treats to funfair rides and top bands – Ipswich Waterfront was buzzing with activity for the return of the Maritime Festival.

Yesterday, 14:43

Police were called to Vernon Street in Ipswich this afternoon after a car collided with a lamppost.

Yesterday, 13:19

Two drivers have been taken to hospital following a collision north of Ipswich.

Yesterday, 20:00

To include this article under the banner Ipswich Icons is a misnomer. We usually feature buildings and other characteristics of the built environment that stand proud and prominent in the town, writes John Norman.

Yesterday, 19:00

Your entertainment for the rest of the year is sorted with our 2017 guide. From events for families to adults only, we have it covered with shows at The Regent, Corn Exchange, Dance East and Wolsey Theatre.

Yesterday, 17:00

The research has revealed the county is in the top 10 – with key indicators showing it’s a great place for pensioners to live.

Yesterday, 11:47

A mystery pool of blood found on a porch of a home in Chattisham following a knock on the door in the early hours of Saturday morning has emerged as an injured cyclist needing help.

Yesterday, 06:51

Plenty of activities and attractions are on at the Waterfront again today as the Ipswich Maritime Festival has returned across the weekend.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The clinical commissioning group (CCG) for North East Essex is seeking views about services provided at three Clacton practices.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Suffolk mayor praised the attention given by staff to residents of a care home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A single-minded mother has come to the rescue of sixth form students by setting the wheels in motion on a DIY school bus route.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

This year marked the 200th anniversary of the invention of the rollercoaster, with the first opening in 1817.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

With the V Festival getting under way, health chiefs say it’s important to make sure you are vaccinated if you are attending major events.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

This quiz is bound to take you down memory lane – see how well you do at identifying what year these pictures of popular Ipswich spots were taken.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Two badminton players from Ipswich have scooped silver medals in the Special Olympics games in Sheffield for Suffolk’s first ever entry in the national competition.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Visitors to the resort will miss out on one of its best-loved and biggest events this year – after the attraction decided to relocate to another part of the country.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Developers for the former BHS store in Butter Market, Ipswich, have unveiled plans to divide the building into seven separate units with a mix of shopping, leisure and restaurants.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cystic fibrosis patient Holly Randall has always been an advocate of organ donation, knowing one day she will need a double lung transplant to keep her alive.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A town is set to combine shopping and entertainment by hosting a street party on Sunday, August 27.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Best Days Vintage in Ipswich put on a window display with a difference last week – replacing its mannequins with live models.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nearly 200 suspects are wanted by Suffolk police for crimes from rape to drug offences – but we can’t tell you who they are because officers say it would breach their privacy.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hundreds of supporters lined the streets of Ipswich tonight to cheer on runners as they crossed the finish line of the third annual Twilight Road Races.

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