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18th February 2019

Review: Beauty & the Beast

Where else but panto would you find Mary Berry and Prue Leith fighting in front of a talking teapot, clock and crystal chandelier. One of literature’s earliest feminist stories, it was nice to see the production team were all women. Not that this is some woke reimagining if you’re bothered by that sort of thing.

Ipswich News

Ipswich Power Workers get creative in the kitchen

Ipswich power workers joined forces and got creative in their kitchens to raise funds for the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming event. UK Power Networks delivers electricity to 8.3million customers across the East of England, London and the South East. Staff at the company’s Fore Hamlet office, which employs more than 600 people in the town, organised

Super-heroes come in from the cold, thanks to Sailmakers

Even super-heroes feel the cold! That is why organisers have moved this weekend’s Ipswich town centre “Hero Quest” event into Sailmakers Shopping Centre. The free fun day on Saturday between 10am and 2pm will give shoppers the opportunity to meet super-heroes and princesses, and youngsters are encouraged to dress up to look the part themselves.

Witches Fixtures 2019

The fixtures for the 2019 Premiership season have been released, with the Witches starting their competitive campaign with a local derby at home to King’s Lynn in the Supporters Cup. Before that cup match at the end of March, the Suffolk side have challenge meetings home and away against Championship side Leicester as they warm

Wrestling comes to Ipswich

ALL STAR Wrestling returns to Ipswich Corn Exchange for first big bill of 2019 on Saturday 9th February when Ricky Knight and Sweet Sayara, the ring’s best known married couple, will be accepting a main event mixed tag team challenge. The Knights come to Ipswich eagerly awaiting the release of new film ‘Fighting with my

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Suffolk News

Christmas drink and drug drive campaign results

More than 160 people were arrested during the Christmas drink and drug driving campaign in Suffolk, with more people testing positive for drugs than alcohol. The month-long campaign, launched on 1 December 2018, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. In Suffolk, 772 breath tests were carried out with

Over £2K raised for Suffolk charity

Suffolk Constabulary has raised over two thousand pounds for a local charity following the force’s Family Day. The annual event for all family and close friends held at Martlesham Heath police headquarters in early September last year raised £2,240 for the ‘Fresh Start – New Beginnings’ charity. The funds were raised through entrance into the

Woodbridge & Rendlesham Scout learn new skills

Over the weekend of 11th-13th January 2018 Scouts from Woodbridge joined 4,000 others from across the UK for the first camp of the year. The three day camp kicked off the year’s centenary celebrations of #Gilwell100. Scouts aged 10 to 14 enjoyed the cold weather as they learnt the skills of putting up tents, cooking,

Rail passengers in East Anglia invited to Brew Monday

Commuters in East Anglia are being encouraged to beat the January blues by stopping for a chat and a cup of tea on Monday, as part of a wider campaign by Samaritans. Greater Anglia is supporting Samaritans’ Brew Monday initiative, which takes place on ‘Blue Monday’ – the third Monday of January, dubbed the most

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Entertainment

Pam’s House Reunion

Tickets are now on sale for popular club night Pam’s House’s 23rd birthday and Ipswich reunion, which is being dedicated to dance scene giant Dave Banks who died last year. “Dave was the driving force behind huge dance music events Eclipse, ClubUK Ipswich and Kink at Hollywoods, in Ipswich. He was also responsible for inviting

Review: My Mother Said I Never Should

As the most widely performed play ever written by a woman, My Mother Said I Never Should, tells a poignant and moving intergenerational story, spanning seven decades to highlight the unconditional love, heartache and struggles of family, being a woman and the innocence of childhood. Using a minimalist all female cast and stage, My Mother

Review: The Band

Manchester, 1993 and five teenage girls are joined in friendship with a common interest – The Band! Having won a competition to see their favourite group, the girls set off for a night of fun, however the evening doesn’t turn out as they’d planned… Twenty-five years on and a reunion is on the cards, not

Nile Rodgers and Chic set for Newmarket Nights

The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses have announced the legendary NILE RODGERS & CHIC’s return to the July course, headlining the family-friendly Summer Saturday Live on Saturday 8thJune 2019. Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and

Your chance to play at Ipswich Music

It might be cold enough to be an Arctic Monkey but it’s time for aspiring musicians to book their place at Ipswich Music Day and have a chance of playing in front of thousands of people. Christchurch Park will be packed with music fans of all ages and tastes on Sunday 7th July – all

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