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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Tonight our reporters will be covering each of the seven election counts taking place around Suffolk, from Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk Coastal.


An Ipswich letting agent and two of its directors have been found guilty of running an unlicensed house of multiple occupancy containing up to 27 people.


Firefighters were called to a Suffolk secondary school after staff reported a smell of burning in one of its buildings.

Food and drink editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits The Hadleigh Ram to see what it's like under new management.

Voters in Ipswich were given a festive treat this polling day thanks to a herd of reindeer and donkeys.

Engineering workers at Felixstowe docks are set to go out on strike in a row over plans to outsource their jobs.

This is the breathtaking chapel shortly to be unveiled by a college in Ipswich after a £750,000 overhaul.

Suffolk villagers have spoken of their struggle to cast their vote in the general election after their usual polling station was switched to a nearby village.

A one-kilometre restriction zone placed around a Suffolk farm remains in place after bird flu was found there earlier this week.


School children from disadvantaged backgrounds have had their eyes opened by the magic of nature at Christmas time on a special trip with their parents in tow.

There were 50 shades of grey at a Suffolk care home when a pensioner's wild wish to see a male stripper perform came true.


Energy bosses have been accused of "serious mismanagement" of two wind farm projects leading to unnecessary destruction of Suffolk's countryside.

A tractor driver who crashed into a stationary vehicle on the A14 and killed a father-of-four has been jailed for more than three years.

A massive banner bearing the words "Vote Planet" has been hung from a disused industrial building on the Marina of Ipswich.

Fancy something creatively rewarding and, perhaps, a little different for the family this Christmas? Then, DanceEast and leading choreographer Arthur Pita could have just the show you are looking for - a stage adaptation, with songs and live music, of Mick Jackson's contemporary children's classic Ten Sorry Tales.


A glider and a military tanker plane flying at more than 200mph had a near miss over Lakenheath air base because their warning systems could not 'speak' to each other, an investigation has concluded.


Dogs at polling stations are once again a big social media trend for the General Election - with owners posting photos of their pets.

The final phase of a new business park for Woodbridge has begun - with the emphasis on mitigating its impact on the environment, developers say.


Pantos and late night shopping - Throwback Thursday returns for another week, as we take a look at what was happening around Ipswich in December 1983.

Estate agents expect a "very much subdued" housing market in the East of England to pick up again once the general election has passed.

A good, firm handshake can reveal a great deal about your personality, they say. So Copleston High School students are likely to make a top impression - after being taught during a careers day the perfect way to greet potential future employers.

A Bury St Edmunds restaurant owner who blamed two of his customers after fly-tipped rubbish was traced back to him has been fined.

Firefighters were called to the Morrisons branch in Felixstowe last night after reports of a burning smell inside the supermarket.


Another day of severe disruption is expected across Greater Anglia train services on rural routes due to major signalling problems which have tormented commuters since last Friday.


Suffolk communities could expect to benefit from the "biggest boost to the economy for a generation", if Sizewell C follows the same course as its sister project in Somerset - or years of disruption and stress.

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