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Five things we learnt this week including Ipswich being a ‘hidden gem’

PUBLISHED: 11:10 18 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 18 November 2018

Five things we discovered this week. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

Five things we discovered this week. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

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From a new restaurant opening in Ipswich to finding out which Suffolk road is in the top 10 of riskiest roads in the East of England.

Noriwch Road has been been ranked as one of the east of England's most risky roads Picture: RACHEL EDGENoriwch Road has been been ranked as one of the east of England's most risky roads Picture: RACHEL EDGE

What is the riskiest road in Suffolk?

A main road in Ipswich has been ranked as one of the top 10 riskiest roads in the East of England.

Data from the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) reveals Norwich Road, from the junction with the A14 to the junction with Woodbridge Road, is one of the most dangerous when looking at the average risk of a fatal or serious crashes.

Borough councillor Robin Vickery, who represents the Castle Hill ward in Ipswich, said the road has been an issue for years. Find out what he had to say by clicking the link above.

The Ipswich Roundtable Rudolph Run marks the start of Christmas for children in IpswichThe Ipswich Roundtable Rudolph Run marks the start of Christmas for children in Ipswich

When will the 2018 Ipswich Rudolph Run be visiting your street?

Details of when excitable children can see the much anticipated Rudolph Run were announced this week.

The route begins on December 3 and runs until December 22 stopping off at various locations including Broke Hall, Stoke Park and Kesgrave.

Children are also able to meet Father Christmas and his festive friends - for more details and to see when the Rudolph Run will be passing you check out the full story.

Martin Roberts visited Ipswich for his latest Homes Under The Hammer series. Picture: PAMartin Roberts visited Ipswich for his latest Homes Under The Hammer series. Picture: PA

Ipswich described as ‘hidden gem’ by Homes Under The Hammer presenter

Homes under the Hammer Martin Roberts visited Ipswich this week and had nothing but praise for our town.

It was the TV star’s first time in Ipswich but he said he will definitely be back to explore more.

The 55-year-old said: “Ipswich is a beautiful place, especially the older parts of the town – I wasn’t expecting it to be so nice.”

The new bar Wiff Waff replaces Grand Central bar at the Ipswich Waterfront Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe new bar Wiff Waff replaces Grand Central bar at the Ipswich Waterfront Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

A new bar has opened in Ipswich replacing Grand Central

Wiff Waff has opened its doors on the Ipswich Waterfront replacing Grand Central.

The dockside bar and restaurant combines food, drink and a unqiue programme of entertainment.

The restaurant is set to open from noon until midnight Sunday to Thursday, and until 1am Friday and Saturday night.

Excitement has built around the opening of the shop Picture: KATY SANDALLSExcitement has built around the opening of the shop Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Burgundy paint can only mean one thing – Pret is on the way

Work is being done on the former Grimwade’s store to transform it into Pret A Manger.

Eagle-eyed shoppers would have spotted the shop has been painted burgundy in preparation.

The new eatery is set to open later this month and will offer a range of sandwiches, salads, and other on-the-go options.

A spate of burglaries in Ipswich has left Suffolk police urging residents to be vigilant and secure with their homes and property as the evenings draw in.

Gritters are out on Suffolk’s vital roads tonight and tomorrow morning ahead of dropping temperatures and a risk of icy conditions.

A police officer intervened in a row between members of two rival groups in Ipswich town centre a few hours before 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death, it has been alleged.

Liz Nice went to Gorleston Pavilion Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty and discovered the answer

Eastern Angles is celebrating 30 years of their irreverent Christmas show with the gloriously surreal tale of The Fenland Screamers. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke gets enjoyably lost in this ripping yarn set in the roaring twenties

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault following reports of an attack on a woman in an Ipswich street.

Yates in Ipswich was packed at the weekend with many dancing, drinking and having a laugh. Do you recognise anyone in the pictures?

Jewellery and cash were snatched from a home as burglars smashed their way into a property.

Police are appealing for information in the hunt for a missing teenager from Colchester.

Students at a school in Ipswich have been raising awareness of the problems of plastic this festive season but creating a huge Christmas tree with a difference.

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