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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Almost 40 of the region's neighbourhoods are among the most deprived in England - with some sitting alongside areas of great wealth.


We've had the Ed Sheeran concerts. The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition is continuing to draw crowds to Christchurch Mansion - now you can follow the Ed Sheeran trail around Ipswich.

Community health workers have been shocked by the theft of a potentially life-saving defibrillator machine from its Ipswich Waterfront site.


A Suffolk man diagnosed with prostate cancer was "moments away" from being shot by police after he brandished an imitation gun, a court has heard.

48 minutes ago

A heroic policeman who served in the force for more than 30 years has lost nearly seven stone after struggling with his retirement and gaining an unhealthy amount of weight.


We've never been on a cruise before - but when my wife Judy and I were offered the chance to spend seven days with Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen on its Boudicca ship sailing from Dover to Tenerife we simply couldn't resist.

Plans to knock down the remains of the historic Fisons factory in Bramford have been given the go-ahead. We look back at how the building has changed over the years.


An NHS Trust is putting together plans for its new multi-million pound orthopaedic centre - but is not yet indicating whether it will open in Ipswich or Colchester.


A bank's new TV advert includes a starring role for one location in Suffolk.

Yesterday, 19:06

Two further incidents have been reported on the Orwell Bridge tonight, after a motorbike broke down during rush hour earlier today.

Yesterday, 18:00

There are severe delays over the A14 Orwell Bridge this evening after a motorbike broke down on the westbound carriageway.

Yesterday, 14:28

A new row has blown up between Ipswich's Labour MP Sandy Martin and the town's opposition Conservative group on the borough council over homelessness and council housing.

15 minutes ago

Speak out with a view on anything, however minor or insignificant, and you are almost guaranteed these days to get a torrent of abuse in return.


Today history is being made in the House of Commons as the first Saturday debate since the Falklands Crisis in 1982 has brought MPs into the Chamber for a weekend sitting.

Yesterday, 20:56

A man has had to be cut free from his car after a serious collision in Colchester town centre.

Opponents to a controversial new housing project have been stepping up their campaign against the site ahead of an important council decision next week.

A project to help disabled people into work is set to be launched countywide in January after securing £2million in European cash.

Yesterday, 19:15

Drivers were warned earlier today that a large animal had been spotted on the A14 heading westbound.

Yesterday, 19:00

A mum of an autistic boy has described how her family were left struggling to cope while they waited a year for support from services.

Yesterday, 18:36

Fashion retailer Bonmarché - which has stores in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds - has collapsed into administration, putting almost 2,900 jobs at risk, administrators have said.

Yesterday, 16:32

People have had their eyes on the skies this afternoon as a breathtaking and rare double rainbow appeared across the Suffolk skyline.

Yesterday, 16:30

An adult-themed shop looks set to open on Felixstowe seafront after an existing waffle shop was forced to close.

Yesterday, 16:28

A trendy shoe shop chain is the latest store to close its doors in Ipswich - as it is revealed there are more than 100 shop units currently empty in the town.

Yesterday, 16:25

Suffolk pet and animal charities have praised Sainsbury's decision to not sell fireworks in its stores ahead of Bonfire night next month.

Yesterday, 15:31

A Suffolk teenager who stabbed two men as they walked home from a night out has been branded a "mindless thug" by a judge.

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