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Bosses behind the government’s Ipswich Opportunity Area programme to boost education in town have launched the first tenders worth nearly a quarter of a million – with local businesses urged to get involved.

Gordon Jones

Suffolk public leaders have vowed to continue lobbying for improvements to the A14, as bosses eye government funding from 2020 to tackle key pinch points.

Tim Passmore

Art will be imitating life for a Suffolk book club this month, as a special Jane Austen book club is held ahead of a screening of the film by the same name.


ActivIpswich is continuing its archery sessions for over-45s, following the launch of its taster sessions.


Highways England is set to answer some key questions on Orwell Bridge closures next week, as bosses address councillors in Ipswich on the latest measures.

Ipswich Borough Council

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Suffolk New College

A volunteer-run pre-school which has been educating youngsters for more than 30 years has expanded to its second pre-school this week – with plans for more in the future.


Two Ipswich artists are set to help raise hundreds of pounds for two good causes with the sale of their paintings next month.


A popular project in Ipswich which each year creates a choir from scratch and crafts it into a performance-ready outfit in six weeks is expanding into Woodbridge.

St Mary's Church

A former Ipswich pub which served punters for more than 500 years could be about to pour the pints again, as plans to re-open its doors have emerged.

Terry Hunt

ActivIpswich is set to mark the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea this week with its own competition in variations of two of the sports.


Artistic people are invited to exercise their minds at a printmaking bootcamp in Ipswich.


Two Suffolk music venues are getting behind Independent Venue Week next week, and laying on a host of events to get people involved.


Staff at Kleeneze in Ipswich have thanked the generosity of its customers after Christmas gift donations for children’s charity Barnardo’s totalled more than £2,000 – it’s biggest year yet.


The boss of the McColl’s store in the Sailmakers shopping centre, Ipswich, has scooped two awards in recognition for her efforts.


For a career not known for being easy on the working hours, a move into teaching for a better work/life balance is something of an unusual choice.


Staff and students at One sixth form in Ipswich paid special tribute to a former photography tutor who died last year at a special awards ceremony.


Demand for leisure learning and evening classes has soared according to the Ipswich Institute, after it wrapped up its autumn programme with a record number of learners.


Suffolk author Ruth Fitzgerald joined Father Christmas at Broomhill Library in Ipswich to celebrate the festive season at its annual fayre.

suffolk libraries

Youngsters from St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich gathered nearly 900 vital items of food to be donated as Christmas parcels to the East of England Co-op.

east of england co-op

An Ipswich hip-hop artist has been tipped for breakthrough success after narrowly missing out on winning a national battle of the bands competition.


Development at Futura Park in Ipswich is set to include a self-storage firm, after Lok’nStore has submitted a planning application.


The annual Christmas concert at the Smokehouse in Ipswich this weekend is raising cash for St Elizabeth Hospice and the Rock for Toni campaign.


A memorial stone in memory of all those locally who served in Korea from 1950-53 has been unveiled at the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich.

Ipswich Borough Council

An Ipswich primary school embarked on a world first video project yesterday, as pupils began filming for a virtual reality guided tour of the school.


The Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich town centre was evacuated this morning, but it has emerged that there was not any incident which caused the brief closure.


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