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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Yesterday, 22:49

Police remain at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Foxhall Road near Ipswich, which has seen a man taken to hospital.

Yesterday, 17:06

There are long queues on the A12 southbound this afternoon after a car with smashed windscreen stopped in the carriageway.

Yesterday, 16:30

An Ipswich man has appeared in court after police officers pulled over his car and found a kitchen knife, a Gurkha knife and an axe in the boot.

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

Yesterday, 13:09

A "dangerous sexual predator" who raped a woman in her flat after roaming the streets of Ipswich looking for vulnerable women has been locked up for 10 years.

Yesterday, 19:30

With the rise of digital technology, the spread of smart phones, podcasts have become one of the defining entertainment success stories of the 21st century. We take a look at some of our favourite shows 'on the net'

Plans have been unveiled to bring up to 20 council sites forward for housing developments - with nearly £11 million pledged to kick start the scheme.

Yesterday, 19:00

An Ipswich woman who lost her mother on Christmas day is raising money for mental health services, after watching her life long struggle with bipolar disorder.

Yesterday, 18:30

Tired of being judged for eating a soy burger by your carnivorous friends? Or maybe you're just happy enjoying #MeatFreeMonday. Don't let stigma from others change your lunch order.

Yesterday, 07:30

The findings of the consultation into plans for a new northern bypass across Ipswich are to be published by the end of this month - but any decision on what happens next is still likely to be some time away.

Yesterday, 05:30

An increasing number of people took to the streets to support protests, marches and rallies last year, as the number of public demonstrations staged across Suffolk more than trebled.

Yesterday, 15:17

A court hearing for a lifeguard at Crown Pools swimming baths in Ipswich accused of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child has been adjourned.

Yesterday, 14:57

Motorists in Ipswich and surrounding areas are being warned of road closures for emergency work to repair potholes.

Yesterday, 14:56

Power has been restored to homes in Needham Market after an electricity cable was damaged earlier in the day.

Yesterday, 14:52

A plea hearing for a teenager accused of attempting to murder a woman who suffered multiple stab wounds during a knife attack in Needham Market has been adjourned to allow a psychiatric report to be prepared on him.

Yesterday, 13:39

Two men and two women have appeared in court to deny murdering Joe Pooley, who was found dead in the River Gipping in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 12:42

Christmas Drink and Drug Drive Campaign saw hundreds of road users stopped and tested over one month - shockingly with a quarter of additional roadside tests failed.

A 3% council tax rise and 2.7% rise in council house rents have been backed by Babergh District Council's cabinet.

Yesterday, 12:00

Wings, steaks, loaded nachos, craft ales and cocktails on the menu at Suffolk's first fully vegan pub.

Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

Yesterday, 21:00

Proposals for councillors in East Suffolk to hike their allowances up by £2,600 has prompted a wave of public anger.

Yesterday, 09:09

Police are attending an incident on the A12 north of Darsham where a large Asda lorry has come off the road.

A new homes competition, solar power plant and better council provision in the district are ideas which opposition groups at a Suffolk authority have called for.

Yesterday, 19:02

Four men have admitted conspiring to supply class A drugs in an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court.

Yesterday, 18:40

A newly married couple from Bury St Edmunds are starting off their life together by getting into shape - with the help of Channel 4's How to Lose Weight Well.

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