December 20 2014 Latest news:
A growing number of pet owners have been left heartbroken after their cats have disappeared in Ipswich over receent months.
The East of England Co-op and the Ipswich Star have teamed up to launch CatWatch to create a community network that could help reunite owners with their missing cats.Find out more
The Star is pledging to name and shame motorists caught drink-driving over Christmas and New Year in our annual campaign.
In 2012 there were 290 deaths caused by drink-drivers on Britain's roads, and thousands more innocent victims suffered serious injuries as a result of someone getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. At Christmas, the temptation is greater than ever but each year we strive to raise awareness of the dangers of drink-driving in Suffolk and deter drivers from getting behidn the wheel after a night out. We will be naming and shaming as many drink-drivers as possible to make people think twice before they endanger their life and those of their passengers and other road users.Find out more
The Ipswich Star & East Anglian Daily Times have teamed up with Farm Africa to help farming families in eastern Africa to end hunger and build a better future.
The newspapers have joined forces with the charity and backed its drive to provide basic skills and equipment to farming communities so they can grow enough food to eat.Find out more
Cars double parked, people carriers jutting out at awkward angles or abandoned close to junctions and four-wheel drives carelessly left on the zigzag markings close to the school gates - the picture is the same outside almost every primary school in Ipswich.
Within the first few weeks of term two young children were injured in accidents outside schools in the town, and now the Ipswich Star is calling on parents to Park Smart and think about how and where they leave their cars when they are dropping their children at school.Find out more