Latest news

Drink-driver Gintaras Sendzikas after his court hearing

Ipswich April Fools’ day drink-driver caught drunk behind the wheel for second time in 24 hours

An April Fools’ day drink-driver is facing a possible jail term after being arrested for drink-driving twice in 24 hours.

Read full story »

Suffolk's former Chief Constable, Simon Ash launching the Bin a Blade amnesty in December 2010.

Machetes, samurai swords and crossbows seized from Suffolk streets, figures reveal

Police chiefs last night insisted Suffolk is a safe place to live despite new figures revealing officers have seized more than 500 weapons being carried in public in the last four years.

Read full story »

Could trains run around the clock?

Rail users call for 24-hour trains from London to Ipswich and Colchester

A rail users group has called for an hourly service around the clock on the main line from London to Ipswich as part of the franchise to be awarded for East Anglia’s rail services next year.

Read full story »

Exhibition showing plans for 550 homes, shops, care and community facilities to be built on countryside on the edge of Felixstowe.

Website problems hinder consultation on proposals for 560 new homes at Felixstowe

Problems with a council’s website have generated calls for an extension to the consultation period for the biggest housing development proposed in Felixstowe for 20 years.

Read full story »

The land on Church Lane, Claydon.

Application for travellers’ site in Claydon refused

Proposals for a travellers’ site to the edge of a Suffolk village have been refused by the planning authority.

Read full story »

Most read stories this week

Povey hurled bottles towards Tesco staff because he wanted to go back to prison

Tesco staff had to ‘run for their lives’ after homeless man hurled bottles of booze at them so he could go to jail

A homeless man caused Tesco staff to “run for their lives” as he hurled bottles of alcohol towards them because he wanted to return to prison, a court heard.

Read full story »

Paul Geater See all

A crossing over the Wet Dock lock gates could ease congestion.

A Wet Dock Crossing could be good – whoever’s in power

I learned many years ago not to take any budget at face value while it is being delivered by whoever is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day.

Read full story »

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Five-day forecast

Latest edition

E-edition Read it online

Travel reviews See all

A sign embedded in our imaginations since childhood

Review: Walk in the footsteps of Hollywood’s Oscar-winning stars with a trip to LA

With the Oscars awarded tonight, Andrea Powell says it seems fitting this week to write about her stay in Hollywood.

Read full story »



iwitness24 Your news is our news Facebook Like your local paper Twitter Join the conversation Ipswich Borough Council