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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21 minutes ago

Organisers of the Suffolk Show have decided to cancel next year’s event after deeming it not possible to hold “safely and with confidence”.

21 minutes ago

The group behind the new mosque and community centre at the former Mulberry Tree pub near Major’s Corner in Ipswich have lodged an appeal to allow it to open during the early hours of the morning in summer.

21 minutes ago

A Suffolk dairy is recruiting extra drivers to help them cope with the surge in demand for milk deliveries in the wake of lockdown.

Yesterday, 17:47

Ipswich Council is hoping to buy the freehold of the Debenhams store on the town’s Cornhill – and has received a £1m government grant to help with the purchase.


Suffolk MPs have called for changes in leadership and structure at the East of England Ambulance Service after a report revealed shocking failings.

Optimism is on the rise among the East of England business community – in spite of the challenges they face from the coronavirus crisis and job losses on the horizon.


Bullying was “normalised” at the region’s ambulance service and its leaders failed to act when staff were accused of sexual predatory behaviour towards patients, inspectors revealed today.

Yesterday, 11:34

A new discount store is due to open this Friday, breathing new life into an empty town centre unit – and bringing 30 jobs to the area.

Yesterday, 18:13

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk’s hospital remains low despite concern over a second wave hitting the nation.

Yesterday, 18:00

Have you enjoyed Ipswich Beer Festival over the years? Sadly, this month’s event couldn’t go ahead due to coronavirus - but today we are looking back at past festivals.

Yesterday, 16:37

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

Yesterday, 16:35

An ancient Ipswich burial site has been featured in the Channel 4 show Bone Detectives after revealing extraordinary insights into Anglo Saxon life.

Yesterday, 16:30

A 31-year-old man who took part in a knifepoint robbery at a Suffolk store during which two female assistants were told they would be stabbed if they didn’t do as they were told has been jailed for five years.

Yesterday, 16:30

A Stowmarket man caught hugging an 80-year-old dementia patient at a care home with his trousers down has avoided prison.

Yesterday, 12:34

A fundraising page has been launched to help a young family whose livelihood has been stripped away after the Harwich Harbour Ferry was severely damaged by rough seas.

Yesterday, 10:47

A former baby bottling plant in Suffolk looks set to become a cocoa production plant.

Yesterday, 08:30

University of Suffolk is “wholly commited” to making student life as enjoyable and safe as possible for learners.

Yesterday, 18:20

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk – despite escalating numbers elsewhere.

Yesterday, 07:30

Black and ethnic minority groups have expressed their disappointment after Ipswich MP Tom Hunt branded unconscious bias training as “patronising”.

Yesterday, 17:52

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB have condemned the environmental plans for the Sizewell C nuclear power station, arguing that critical information is missing.

Yesterday, 07:05

A new school named after Ipswich football legend Sir Bobby Robson has opened - despite the Covid-19 crisis delaying the unveiling of its state-of-the-art new building.

Yesterday, 06:05

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt spent an evening with Suffolk police’s new Kestrel team - as they swooped on hotspots and parts of the town dealing with anti-social behaviour.

Mon, 19:08

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after an Ipswich bus driver was allegedly assaulted after challenging someone who wasn’t wearing a face mask.

Yesterday, 05:30

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

Yesterday, 05:30

An Ipswich man has denied drink driving and will now face a trial before magistrates later this year.

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