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, 20:26

Shoppers’ safety will be “absolutely top priority” when stores reopen on June 15 for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, an Ipswich business leader has said.

Yesterday, 20:04

Shops in town centres across Suffolk have been given the green light to reopen by June 15 - provided they stick to strong social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Yesterday, 16:26

An Ipswich environmentalist has voiced his disgust after seeing an increasing amount of littered personal protective equipment (PPE) and fast food packaging following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Yesterday, 12:53

A 16-year-old girl from Ipswich is missing and her family are concerned for her welfare.

Yesterday, 21:13

Suffolk MPs have reacted to Dominic Cummings’ defence of breaking lockdown rules - with one saying he shares people’s “confusion and anger” at the actions of the prime minister’s special advisor.

Yesterday, 19:00

Entries have started to pour in for our competition to find the Best Lockdown Garden in the area.

Yesterday, 08:01

Proposals for 340 new homes and a £1million early years centre in a Suffolk village have been submitted to planners.

Yesterday, 17:28

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings said he has not considered resigning amid calls for him to be sacked following a trip to County Durham with his family during lockdown.

Yesterday, 15:46

A leading Suffolk estate agent has explained why now could be a good time to buy a house for some people – but has warned that, for others, things could be more difficult.

Yesterday, 15:46

A further three people have died in the region’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

Yesterday, 15:42

Coastal communities breathed a sigh of relief as tourists appeared to heed warnings to act responsibly when visiting over the bank holiday weekend.

Yesterday, 14:14

A disabled woman has walked 100km on crutches around Ipswich during May to raise money for the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

Yesterday, 13:33

Police are helping to remove a broken down vehicle on the A14 Orwell Bridge.

Yesterday, 22:43

A mum who battled possible coronavirus at home alongside her husband while trying to care for their young child has spoken of her anger at Dominic Cummings’ actions during lockdown.

Yesterday, 11:49

An accident is blocking one lane of the southbound carriageway of the A12 near Martlesham.

Yesterday, 11:31

A huge redundant factory which was put up for sale for £3million could be transformed into a new multi-purpose business complex creating hundreds of new jobs.

Yesterday, 11:30

After today’s sunny bank holiday, a long warm, dry spell looks set to continue - with little rainfall expected for East Anglia during June.

The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

Yesterday, 10:11

From the mid-1960s for many years, the First Floor Club was Ipswich’s nightspot.

Yesterday, 09:44

The late May bank holiday is coming up on Monday. If you need to visit a supermarket over the holiday, check the opening times here.

Yesterday, 07:30

With more people in Suffolk and north Essex turning to the great outdoors during lockdown, our gardens have never looked better.

Yesterday, 06:00

Council officials have put the final nail into the coffin of a controversial plan to create a 165-acre port business park after a decade-long battle by campaigners to stop the project.

Yesterday, 06:00

Developers are set to get the go-ahead to build new homes in front of one of the best-known landmarks on the Felixstowe peninsula.

A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned.

Yesterday, 05:59

The lockdown requirements have brought challenges to all of us. But it has been extra difficult for those without a home, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

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