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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19 minutes ago

A woman fought off a pair of would-be robbers who demanded her mobile phone as she walked through a playground in Ipswich.

There is anger in a Suffolk village after cars descended on the area over the weekend and parked illegally.

22 minutes ago

A woman caught drink-driving two days before appearing in court for a virtually identical offence has been spared jail.

42 minutes ago

Ipswich Town’s Cole Skuse will be an “inspiration to students” when he turns his hand to teaching after joining the staff at St Joseph’s College, the school has said.

43 minutes ago

After 2020 we are all in need of some Christmas sparkle to boost our spirits. Here’s our guide to a wealth of festive treats that will make Suffolk families feel that the season of goodwill is here.

59 minutes ago

A former Suffolk police officer has been jailed for a year after fabricating evidence to cover his tracks for throwing away drug wraps seized during a roadside search.


Gyms and leisure centres will be allowed to stay open even in Tier 3 when lockdown ends, after a change of heart from the government.


MPs from Suffolk are hoping to persuade the government to decide on county lines when post-lockdown tiers are announced on Thursday – but there are fears the whole East of England could be considered as a single identity.


Two trainers from the Airborne Fit gym near Ipswich took on an epic 16-hour challenge to help raise awareness of men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

BT boffins in Ipswich are working with a hi-tech start-up on an ultra-secure “unhackable” communications network for 5G and connected cars which uses quantum technology.


Coronavirus cases are falling in Suffolk, but this will not be the only number civil servants pore over when deciding which tier to place the region in.


Ipswich Hospital has been granted £5.2million in funding for a new Molecular Laboratory to increase Covid testing capacity.

An Ipswich Christmas shop appears to have reopened in Ipswich town centre just 13 days after it was ordered to close for the rest of lockdown.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said he hopes Suffolk will be kept in Tier 1 in England’s upcoming coronavirus winter plan – but has warned: “This isn’t the end of the struggle.”

44 minutes ago

Wright’s cafe in Bury St Edmunds, known for its gourmet cheese toasties and cakes, has moved to a larger site.

50 minutes ago

Work to build a new dual carriageway between the A12 and Stansted Airport could start in the next three to four years, a top-level meeting of business leaders and politicians heard this week.


Two footpaths in the Chantry area of Ipswich are set to be closed from the end of the month as the borough starts building two new groups of council houses on the sites of derelict lock-up garages.

An under-fire Chinese telecoms tech giant is continuing to press its case to be involved in the UK’s digital future following a report which estimates its contribution to the country’s economy at £3.3bn — £400m of it in the East of England.

A report conducted following the death of a Suffolk woman has outlined a number of areas for improvement.

The Little Makers will be bringing some sparkle into December with twice weekly indoor Christmas markets taking place post lockdown.

Flavours include Kentish cobnut fudge, homemade honeycomb, and cherry with cherry brandy.

Executive chairman of housebuilder Hopkins Homes, James Hopkins, explains why he has “grave reservations” about some of the Government’s proposed planning reforms.

Suffolk’s community heroes who have gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic are being sought for a national competition.

Yesterday, 13:07

The investment arm of two district councils has come under fire for snapping up three more properties – top quality offices and two warehouses – for almost £10.5million during a pandemic.

A new set of lock gates has been installed at Ipswich’s wet dock at a cost of £2m.

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