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 Suffolk teenager has been found guilty of murdering a 32-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in an alleyway in Ipswich.


A disgraced care worker has admitted draining almost £17,000 from the bank account of a 94-year-old with dementia.

6 minutes ago

Two teenagers were locked in a house in Felixstowe after a man carrying a baseball bat forced them to go with him, it has been alleged.

A judge has slammed a care company for its decision to employ a carer with learning difficulties who then went on to have sex with a vulnerable client.

13 minutes ago

Suffolk police says it has no immediate plans to arm every frontline officer with a taser after one force decided to widely roll-out the weapons in response to a "sickening trend" of attacks.

29 minutes ago

Shoppers in Framlingham might be forgiven for thinking they've bumped into Ed Sheeran himself this week - when one of his best-known look-alikes makes a guest appearance at a charity shop.

33 minutes ago

More children are being given the MMR vaccine in Suffolk than the national average - but the figure still falls short of the 95% target set by the World Heath Organisation.

33 minutes ago

A controversial move to delay final approval for Stansted Airport's passenger expansion plans has come under fire from the region's lucrative tourism industry.

A recyclable glass and plastics food packaging firm is set to open a major new warehouse and manufacturing plant at Eye in north Suffolk, creating 50 jobs.


A number of redundancies have been confirmed at the East of England's Ipswich distribution centre as the firm readies to shut down the site.

Police and countryside workers are on high alert as illegal hare coursing incidents spread across Suffolk, Essex and the rest of East Anglia following harvest.


Residents in the Chantry area of Ipswich are being asked to put their bins out early - to avoid crews getting caught up in the commotion of the weekend's big Ed Sheeran concerts.

Temperatures in Suffolk could hit 30C this bank holiday weekend meaning that there will be plenty of late summer sunshine for Ed Sheeran fans.

A brain injury centre in Ipswich is to increase in size to help growing numbers of people with head injuries.


Two dead bodies are claimed to have lain undiscovered in a retirement scheme for months, sparking complaints about "callous" cuts to care support.


The trial of a man accused of being involved in the running brothels in Ipswich and Colchester will take place in January.


A man who went on the 'rampage' round a Suffolk village has admitted burning down a bus shelter and using a shopping basket to launch an unprovoked assault.


The battle lines have been drawn in a fight over where a £30million orthopaedic centre should be built.


A man with a criminal record of more than 100 offences is back behind bars after admitting a burglary at a house in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 17:00

About 500 extra car parking spaces have been made available in Ipswich town centre for music fans heading to Ed Sheeran's concerts at Chantry Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Yesterday, 16:30

Ipswich's newest heritage attraction 'The Hold' is rapidly taking shape - and aims to be a bridge between the town and the university as well as a link to the Waterfront.


Hector the miniature dachshund might be tiny - but he's becoming a big star, after finding fame in the world of social media.

Youngsters have visited BT's Adastral Park research centre for the chance to impress - and even grab an apprenticeship on the site.

Ever watched a time travelling episode of Doctor Who or one of Hollywood's historical epics and caught yourself thinking: "Wouldn't it have been great to see Boudica sack Colchester or witnessed a battle in medieval England?" then this weekend could provide you with the next best thing as Colchester Castle finds itself under seige as it stages two days of blood and mayhem as Roman, Viking and Medieval invaders look to storm the battlements.

A rural Suffolk holiday centre with fishing lakes, Scandinavian-style lodges and a cottage is up for sale for £1.4m.

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