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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A lorry driver has admitted causing a crash which led to traffic chaos and closed the busy Copdock roundabout at the A12/A14 junction for a weekend.


A car has suffered severe damage in a collision on a busy Ipswich junction.

A London man has been charged with dangerous driving in connection with an incident in Ipswich where a police car was rammed and officers were driven at.

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An Ipswich care home for people with dementia has been slammed by a watchdog - which has highlighted concerns for the safety of people living there.

Ipswich-based cruise line company Fred. Olsen say they have increased sanitisation levels across its fleet after one of its ships was turned back following coronavirus concerns.

Suffolk-born West End star Kerry Ellis has had a close working relationship with the guitar legend for nearly two decades. Now she's recording a new album and heading out on the road with a full orchestral Queen experience.


A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after an alleged 'smash and grab' theft at Willy's and Milly's cafe in Northgate Street, Ipswich this week.

Six men have been jailed in Suffolk over the last seven days for crimes including fraud, paedophilia and theft.

Two men who were arrested in connection with the death of a man in Ipswich last weekend will face no further action.

Suffolk Trading Standards has warned households to beware of scam letters being sent to homes in the county promising millions of pounds in inheritance.

Suffolk leaders have made a plea to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for better funding ahead of the upcoming Budget, as data reveals a £700million economic hit per year from A14 delays.

People with Parkinson's in east Suffolk "desperately need a better designed service", a leading national research charity for the illness has warned.


A Suffolk man who was driving at around 100mph when his car aquaplaned on a flooded area of the A14 and hit a tree, killing his two friends has been sentenced to four years detention.

Towns in East Anglia are being "left behind" just as much as struggling Midlands and northern areas because of a lack of investment in transport and digital connections, MPs have said.


Young motorcycle riders need the very best advice and the RAC/ACU training course has helped thousands to learn to control a bike on the road safely.


An Ipswich man who was found to have a kitchen knife, a Gurkha kukri knife and an axe in his car boot when he was pulled over by police has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A union has called for a four day-week following the news that Direct Line will close their Ipswich office.

An Ipswich-based customer service company has taken over a South African-based firm.


A prestigious industry award that has seen Greater Anglia named 'train operator of the year' has been branded an 'insult to passengers' following a litany of problems to hit its services.

Unseen footage taken on cine film has emerged showing an Ipswich estate in the 1960s - do you recognise anyone pictured?


A school which was previously rated as 'requires improvement' has worked hard over the last three years to reach a 'good' rating from Ofsted.


A third patient has tested negative for coronavirus having been quarantined after attending a GP surgery in Bury St Edmunds.

The first bands for Ipswich's new music festival and conference have been unveiled - with organisers hoping for another sell-out event.

A large pothole closed a lane of the A14 on Friday night.

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