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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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Keep up with all of today's breaking news in Suffolk and north Essex with our live feed.


A row has erupted over what should be used as the Suffolk flag - as three different designs are now vying for the role.


Motorists have had a nightmare on the roads in Ipswich this week as a series of roadworks have struck the town.

Villagers fighting to stop major development in the Suffolk countryside have launched an online crowdfunding bid to get wider support for their legal fight against one of the country's wealthiest institutions.

Mental health services in Suffolk and Norfolk are in "meltdown", campaigners are warning as a unit caring for people with learning disabilities was left unable to admit new patients.

Yesterday, 17:10

A student from Ipswich has urged others to 'be careful' after she was followed along the Waterfront towards the University of Suffolk on Sunday evening.

Yesterday, 13:31

Around 50 people are expected to take part a naked bike ride around Ipswich on July 6 after the event was given the official go-ahead by council bosses.

Yesterday, 23:39

Welcome to our live feed where you can find all of the day's breaking fire, crime and travel news from Suffolk and north Essex.

Yesterday, 20:00

Michael Cole is one of over 150,000 Conservative Party members voting on our next PM...and he has a few thoughts on the candidates.

Yesterday, 19:47

A Grade II Listed former hostel in Ipswich could be turned into a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) for eight people.

Yesterday, 19:31

Growing fears have been raised about turning a former Ipswich care home into a house of multiple occupancy for students.

Yesterday, 19:00

Close friends of Kevin Beattie are to take on a marathon challenge by walking from the club he supported as a boy to the Portman Road home of Ipswich Town which he graced as a player.


The thunderstorms have finally passed: clear air and sunshine are coming to Suffolk and Essex this weekend.

Yesterday, 16:44

Celebrated cider maker Aspall has kicked off a £10m project to upgrade its historic factory site at Debenham a year and a half after it was bought by drinks giant Molson Coors.

Yesterday, 13:00

Neighbours in Martlesham cheered on firefighters last night as they pulled off the dramatic rescue of a young cat that had been trapped inside a concrete pill box for four days.

Yesterday, 12:50

The branch in Felixstowe Road offers customers a range of domestic appliances with savings of up to 50% - including cookers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, microwaves and TVs.

Yesterday, 11:08

A new convenience store close to Portman Road is hoping to benefit from thousands of fans making their way to Ipswich Town's football ground.

Yesterday, 10:45

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with robbery after a woman in her 50s required hospital treatment following an incident in Ipswich over the weekend.

Yesterday, 21:05

Suffolk farmers are hoping to get the public to sign up to a campaign which they have launched to reverse a worrying decline in pollinating insects.

Yesterday, 09:30

Suffolk was hit by thunderstorms last night - but scorching weather could be just around the corner.

Yesterday, 18:17

In a matter of just weeks Britain will have a new prime minister. Here East Anglia's business leaders give their views on who would be best for the region - Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt?

Yesterday, 07:29

A Royal Navy recruit from Ipswich has surprised a fellow seaman by paying for his mother to fly out from the Caribbean to be at her son's passing-out parade.

Yesterday, 17:46

A vulnerable man in cardiac arrest was taken to hospital after paramedics, police and an air ambulance after reportedly attempting to take his own life.

Yesterday, 06:23

Train services are beginning to return to normal this morning with severe delays after a person was by a train between Colchester and Marks Tey.

Mon, 19:30

Police are trying to trace a man caught on CCTV appearing to use a scanning device to break into a car in a matter of seconds.

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