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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review: Made in Dagenham

Many will be familiar with the movie “Made in Dagenham” based on the true story of the 1968 Ford machinists’ strike. The strike began at the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham works after the female sewing machinists were downgraded in a restructuring resulting in them being paid 15% less than the men at the plant doing

Ipswich News

Ghostly Experience – The White Lady

Are you looking for a unique spooky interactive experience this Halloween?….. The Brown family invite you to their house warming gathering at Gippeswyk Hall to explore and enjoy their new home. Do you dare meet your new neighbours, drink in their Spirits Bar, and wander through the owner’s portrait gallery? Visit Gippeswyk Hall, a grade

600,000 more seats for intercity trains

Extra seats and smarter trains for rail passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are the result of a £12 million train refurbishment. There are now 600,000 more standard seats a year – or 2500 more seats a day – available on Abellio Greater Anglia’s intercity trains between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London, after seven catering

Ipswich CAB reports rise in pregnancy discrimination

Ipswich Citizens Advice is warning of a growing problem with new and expectant mums being treated unfairly at work. New figures from the local charity reveal a 28% rise in people seeking advice on pregnancy and maternity discrimination over the past year. Pregnancy and maternity discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because you’re pregnant, breastfeeding

Police appeal after Liquid thrown in woman’s face

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an unknown substance was thrown in the face of a woman in Ipswich. The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 13 September at the junction of Melville Road and Wellesley Road. The victim, a woman aged in her early thirties, was walking her dog when she encountered a

News

Coles cuts holiday short for Witches

Popular guest Connor Coles will be cutting his holiday short to take his place in the Witches line-up at Edinburgh on Friday. Coles came in for the injured Danyon Hume last Thursday for the vital Play-Off Quarter-Final clash with the champions and impressed many with his performance. The Mildenhall rider scored 3+1 but it could

Witches dominate first leg

The ‘Tru7.com’ Witches took control of their Play-Off Quarter-Final against Edinburgh with a stunning 58-32 win in the first leg at Foxhall on Thursday. The Witches were fired up and put in a scintillating performance, roared on by a big crowd on the terraces to rack up a 26 point lead to take to Edinburgh

Do you want to help pets in need?

Blue Cross pet charity in Suffolk are calling out to local animal-lovers to donate their first new £5 note to help pets in need. The brand new plastic note, released by Bank of England last week, has already entered circulation. Blue Cross is calling upon pet-lovers to give their first fiver to help some of

2,000 caught speeding

More than 2,000 motorists were caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk during a week-long enforcement campaign. Officers from the roads policing unit and vans from the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership and Suffolk SafeCam were deployed across both counties to increase checks. During the campaign held between 22 and 28 August, a total of 2,047 were

Music

Elton John coming to Portman Road

2016 has been a vintage year for Elton John; he released his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night to rapturous applause, and wowed audiences across the UK with his epic live show, which culminated in a headline performance at Hyde Park in London for BBC Radio 2. Last night he also performed at the annual

Sport

Witches seal play-off spot

The ‘Tru7.com’ Witches put in a nerveless display to beat the Newcastle Diamonds 52-41 at Foxhall and secure their spot in the Premier League Play-Offs. The home side knew a win would secure a top six finish and they led from start to finish despite the visitors having success with a tactical ride mid-meeting. Danny

Suffolk News

Mayor’s Charity Fundraising Event

Felixstowe’s Answer to Last Night of the Proms – Essential Sounds 18 piece big band performing for the Mayor Jan Garfield’s charities Level Two Youth Project and Felixstowe branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind will take place on Saturday 24th September, arrive 7pm for 7.30 pm concert at Felixstowe International College (Garrison Lane, Felixstowe

Theatre Reviews

Review: Farndale Ave …. Macbeth

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of Macbeth is the latest production by the Two Rivers Theatre Company. From the outset I must state that I am big supporter of Two Rivers who I feel are one of best local am-dram groups. The basis of this production is, as the title

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