Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Solicitor Jane Riley takes over as new Ipswich mayor at Corn Exchange

PUBLISHED: 19:19 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:19 16 May 2018

New Ipswich Mayor Jane Riley 
Picture: NICOLE DRURY/IBC

New Ipswich Mayor Jane Riley Picture: NICOLE DRURY/IBC

Archant

Labour councillor Jane Riley has become the new Ipswich mayor at the borough’s annual meeting in the Corn Exchange.

She takes over from Sarah Barber – who earned herself an “Action Woman” reputation during her year in office and now becomes deputy mayor.

Ms Riley, a partner at law firm Kerseys, introduced her husband Adam Rae as her consort – and told the meeting that her charity would be the Suffolk Law Centre which became a charity in December last year and aims to provide legal services to anyone in the county.

Her theme for the year will be “Making a Difference”.

Ms Riley was born and educated in Ipswich, leaving only to go to university in Hull and law school in Chester. She qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and is also a founder trustee of the Ipswich Film Theatre Trust.

She and her husband have three grown-up children who now live in London, Bristol and Sheffield.

The 2018 A-level results day is coming to an end and Suffolk have once again produced some incredible results.

Find out when you need to seek medical attention, what to do when you have been bitten and why some are prone to bites more than others.

A dog owner has defended herself against claims her pets’ loud barking is disturbing her neighbours.

Today’s the day – and thousands of students across the Ipswich area have been heading into schools and colleges to collect their A-level results.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 39-year-old woman from Lowestoft.

A moped rider was taken to hospital after a crash in Ipswich this afternoon.

A Suffolk teenager hopes to follow in the footsteps of those who saved her fathers life as she achieved top marks in her A-level results.

Stars of Ipswich Town Football Club put down their boots and picked up tennis rackets to help promote a matchday collection for the Elena Baltacha Foundation.

Luke Chambers is supporting the £10,000 youth football campaign which helps local teams get new sports equipment.

Areas of Suffolk and North Essex received biblical proportions of rain earlier with Braintree receiving almost 16.4mm between midnight and 4pm today.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24