About the Ipswich Star

About the Ipswich Star

For more than 125 years the Ipswich Star has been at the heart of your community.

Our team pride themselves on being first for local news, sport and entertainment.

Online, in print, on mobile and via social media, we bring you the latest updates on what is happening in both Ipswich and Felixstowe and provide the perfect vehicle for local businesses to advertise their services.

We take a campaigning stance, backing you in your battles for fairness and openness, and support the many good causes that are working to make Ipswich a better place to live, work and visit.

The Star brings you first-class coverage from Portman Road, and regular reports from The Ipswich Witches as well as daily updates on what is happening at the many entertainment venues around the two towns.

From its first edition in February 1885 the Star has always put you, our loyal readers, first - and still does so every day.

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The Poundland store in Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre has brought down the shutters because it was not attracting enough customers to make it viable.

24 minutes ago

Police insist they are working hard to improve diversity after it was revealed just 3.1% of more than 1,250 Suffolk officers were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

25 minutes ago

A campaign to reduce sexual violence and vulnerability for revellers has been launched by police as people return to pubs and bars across the county post-lockdown.

54 minutes ago

An office complex has offered its tenants free short-term use of bikes to encourage them to improving their fitness and promote eco-friendly transport.

The chief executive of the county’s mental health trust has announced he will retire next year.

You can now buy 11-year-old Olivia Cresswell’s Nutty Stars at your local East of England Co-op store.

Suffolk is set to bask in scorching temperatures over the weekend - with warnings that the mercury could remain high overnight.

A man who breached a court order by making “snide” comments to his estranged wife via bank transfer messages has been handed a community order.

A boy who had been reported missing from Felixstowe has been found.


We’ll be back! That’s the defiant message from bosses at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre which has announced the cancellation of its Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto and autumn season – and warned that it is starting consultations on job losses.

BBC programme-makers dropped in on an antiques centre in Ipswich as part of a road trip.

“If you put yourself through the hard stuff, life becomes easier” - that is Alex Pilgrim’s motto after he rode a mammoth 700 miles and carried his trusty bike up England’s tallest mountain.

A ‘significant’ number of jobs are under threat at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre after the venue cancelled its autumn calendar and Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.


We still have no idea how the pandemic will play out, how long Britain (and the rest of the world) will have to in the shadow of Covid-19, and what will emerge in a post-Covid future.

16 minutes ago

The trial of a woman accused of conning a hospice out of money she claimed she was raising for them is expected to take place at Ipswich Crown Court in May next year.

22 minutes ago

A huge blaze which destroyed 14,000sq m of Thetford Forest has prompted stark warnings about fire safety as an expected heatwave brings tinder dry conditions.

An amateur boxer who knocked a fellow competitor unconscious outside an Ipswich bar with a single punch has been ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation.

41 minutes ago

A noise warning has been issued to locals ahead of American fighter jet training from RAF Lakenheath.

49 minutes ago

A couple were able to stay connected to their prematurely born twins online after they were split up for specialist treatment at hospitals nearly 60 miles apart.

51 minutes ago

A woman has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Exning.


A 19-year-old county lines drug dealer found with heroin and crack cocaine worth £2,500 when he was arrested in Colchester has been given 42 months youth detention.

Labour shortages and difficulties sourcing materials have caused construction workloads across the East of England to fall to their lowest levels since the financial crash of 2008/9, according to a survey.


Police are hunting vandals who have left a trail of destruction at Manningtree High School.

A man who was jailed after being convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary has absconded from Hollesley Bay prison.

Coastal erosion won’t jeopardise plans for a massive nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast - even if nightmare worst case scenarios for flooding come true, environmental experts have said.

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