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Word on the Street: What do you think of Ipswich’s Christmas tree?

PUBLISHED: 13:55 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 20 November 2017

Ipswich Christmas Tree

Ipswich Christmas Tree

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Thousands of lights and baubles were added to the long-awaited traditional Ipswich Christmas tree on Monday - we asked people in Ipswich what they thought of it.

For the last few years Ipswich has had an artificial bauble tree however, this year a real traditional tree is in its place.

The artificial tree has been relocated to the Ipswich Waterfront near to the University of Suffolk’s question mark sculpture. It is the first time the Waterfront has had a Christmas tree.

The Christmas lights in the town will be switched on this Thursday, November 16, by mayor Sarah Barber, her four-year-old nephew, and 91-year-old John Morley - who abseiled down the Ipswich Hospital maternity building dressed as Spiderman.

Festivities kick off at 4.45pm with the lights being turned on at 7pm. The mayor said: “I am looking forward to this immensely, particularly as John says he will be in his Spiderman costume again but I hope he resists the temptation to abseil down the town hall!”

You can read the full story here.

Suffolk police have renewed their appeal for information by releasing a video showing Mr Wyard at the Royal George pub in Ipswich.

The family of Clive Wyard have described him as “a man who helped everyone he could and wanted nothing in return.”

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

Police want to identify the man pictured in connection with an alleged assault at an Ipswich electronics shop.

After heavy downpours this week, the clouds have cleared and this morning we have had a bright and sunny start.

The owner of a long-standing Suffolk brewery claims the market for real ales is “saturated”, and has decided to restructure his business to focus instead on vegan and gluten free beers and events.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have warned people to not open an e-mail sent from them.

Frontline ambulance staff spent the equivalent of half a year waiting to handover patients to A&E at our hospitals.

The first direct route from London Stansted to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand have just launched.

A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning.

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