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11th December 2018

Review: Fenland Screamers

It’s madcap, full of action, an incredible amount of costume changes and thoroughly enjoyable… Yes, it’s another festive offering from Eastern Angles! This year writers Pat Whymark and Julian Harris take the audience to a boggy fen in Cambrigeshire with their production The Fenland Screamers, and Other Boggy Tales. A group of strangers arrive at

Ipswich News

Drink/drug driving at Christmas – #NotTheUsualSuspects

“Not all drink-drivers this Christmas will be young men” – that is the message from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies as both forces prepare to launch their winter campaigns. This is in support of the national drink-drive operation, reminding people that it is not always the ‘the usual suspects’ that drink and drive over the festive

Ipswich Scouts turn postmen

Scouts from the 18th Ipswich Group are celebrating ten years as Christmas postmen in Sailmakers Shopping Centre. In that time they have delivered over 120,000 letters as part of an amazing effort by scouts groups across Ipswich which sees them deliver over 100,000 cards around the town every Christmas. The young delivery boys and girls

New officers and cameras to combat speeding motorists

Suffolk Police has been provided with extra resources to tackle the issue of speeding in the county, in the form of additional enforcement officers and new cameras. Two additional Community Enforcement Officers (CEOs) have been recruited, doubling the number operating across the county to four. The two new officers will use Ford Transit Connect vans

Take care of our ducks in the park!

Visitors to Ipswich’s Christchurch Park have been asked not to feed bread to the ducks. Giving bread to ducks is like giving them junk food, it also pollutes the water, encourages harmful algae and attracts rats, according to Ipswich Borough Council. Large quantities of bread stops ducks from eating a natural, balanced diet. While the

Ipswich food charity needs drivers

FareShare East Anglia needs volunteers to help collect donations for local charities as part of the Tesco Food Collection – Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1st December 2018. Based in Ipswich, FareShare East Anglia redistributes good quality surplus food to over 40 charities, including holiday hunger schemes, homeless hostels, refuges, family centres and hospices. During

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Suffolk News

Ipswich – Karen Hales murder, 25th anniversary appeal

Today (21st November) marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal murder of a young mother at her home in Ipswich, as police renew appeals for people to come forward with information. Karen Hales’ body was discovered at her home address in Lavenham Road by her parents at approximately 4.40pm, on Sunday 21 November 1993. 21-year-old

Wear your Christmas jumper to support hospice

A local charity’s festive fundraiser returns this year and aims to get us all in our Christmas jumpers to raise money and support those facing Christmas with a terminal illness. St Elizabeth Hospice has today launched its third Woolly Pully Week which will take place from Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December and is

Donors brighten prospects at Woodbridge Rugby Club

Woodbridge Rugby Club used its new floodlights for the first time last Saturday (17th November) in it’s Eastern Counties League clash against second-in-the-table Wymondham. The new lamps provide excellent forward throw of light with low light pollution and were financed with the help of generous contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council Play Space Fund, the

Boost for Woodbridge Car Parking

Work is set to start on a scheme to boost Woodbridge by creating much-needed extra car parking. The £850,000 project is scheduled to start next week (Monday 26 November) in response to the call for more spaces from local businesses and the Town Council. The creation of 63 extra spaces at The Avenue and Station

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Entertainment

Review: Cinderella – New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey’s Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is always a firm favourite in the festive calendar, and this year is no exception with Peter Rowe’s interpretation of the classic Cinderella bursting onto the stage! Baron Hardup is all of a fluster when he learns that Prince Charming is coming to Ipswich and that the perfect

Folk on a Boat Series Continues

The winter series of folk concerts aboard the Sailing Barge Victor, on Ipswich Waterfront, continues on Friday 14th December with “Exit 13”. Exit 13 is a renowned electric folk band fronted by evergreen vocalist and guitarist Steve Mann. Steve is also well known in East Anglia as a sound and recording engineer who has produced

A Christmas Carol

The East of England’s leading family charity, Ormiston Families, is inviting theatre enthusiasts the chance to watch an adapted version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a solo performance by world renowned actor and public speaker, John Bromley-Davenport. Taking place on Sunday 9th December, 4.30pm at Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge, John Bromley-Davenport will use

Cornhill will sparkle as Ipswich looks forward to switch-on

The countdown to a magical Ipswich Christmas takes place next Thursday (22nd November). This is the first year the big Ipswich Christmas lights switch-on will take place against the stunning backdrop of the new-look Cornhill. There’s a feast of festive fun in store before the countdown at 6.45pm – musical entertainment and seasonal singalongs start

Review: Numbers – CTC

I’ve long championed the CTC as one of the best musical am-dram groups in the area. They’ve turned their talents to big musicals such as Cats and Hairspray with performances to rival professional productions and it’s all done under the watchful eye of Principal of The CTC, Bridie Horne. The other thing to note is

WIN: Tickets to Felixstowe Panto

Ipswich24 have teamed up with the Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, to offer you the chance to get into the draw to win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to see Sleeping Beauty by the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company – this year’s spectacular Christmas Panto. Families from all over Suffolk will be entertained and enthralled

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