Paul Geater See all

Parking tickets serve an important purpose.

Let’s have proper clampdown on illegal parking across town

A few days ago it was revealed that Ipswich council had raised £1million from parking fines over the last three years.

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James Marston See all

James Marston at Felixstowe Tennis Club.

James Marston: Mayflower and a mobile library - busy week for James

No sooner had I finished my performance in Panama hat and linen jacket as Sir John Betjeman on Felixstowe seafront than I heard someone mutter under their breath: “He looks like a lardier version of the Del Monte man. Do you think he’s got some pineapple juice?” I struggled not to take umbrage, though I was so thirsty in the oppressive heat – despite the sea breezes of Felixstowe, where I enjoy the benefit of a small flat with sea views (distant) – that a pineapple juice would have been welcome.

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Just a'Ipswich Girl See all

Talking to a toddler on the phone is a one-sided affair

I had the dubious joy of talking to 22-month-old grandson George on the phone.

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Tim Youngman See all

Paddy Power

Tim Youngman: Paddy Power pranks are a risky bet that seem to have paid off

Over the last few years’ bookmaker Paddy Power, has made a name for itself using controversial stunts for self-promotion. It started this in 2010 when it erected the largest ever ad hoarding on Cleave Hill which conveniently faced the Cheltenham race course ready for the gold cup. Other stunts followed, from adding a jockey to the 3,000 year old Uffington White Horse to getting Arsenal’s Nicolas Bendtner to wear and display Paddy Power pants at Euro 2012. They even have a dedicated team coming up with these headed by “head of mischief”.

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