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18th November 2018

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

Ipswich News

New trains arrive in East Anglia

The first of Greater Anglia’s brand new Swiss trains has now arrived in East Anglia. The four-carriage bi-mode train, which will ultimately run on regional lines across the Greater Anglia network arrived today. It was pulled to Norwich by a locomotive and will now undergo a programme of testing around the network before it is

Chapman buys Ipswich Speedway

BSPA Chairman and King’s Lynn owner Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman has agreed a commercial deal with Promoter Chris Louis to buy Ipswich Speedway with the club moving up to the Premiership in 2019. The deal will see Louis continue in his current role as Promoter as he continues to run the club in the top flight

A double Christmas switch on in Ipswich

Ipswich Central are providing the town centre with a real tree on the Cornhill for the second year running. Provided on behalf of the town centre businesses, the fifty foot tree, sourced from Elvedon Farms, will be delivered on Sunday 18th November. Decoration will take place over the following three days to be ready for

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Suffolk News

Train decorated with Poppy

Greater Anglia has decorated a locomotive with a giant poppy as part of its activities to support the Poppy Appeal. The train operator gave Royal British Legion collectors free travel into London for the capital’s Poppy Day on 1 November and has arranged for collections to take place at rail stations across its network. Greater

Cadets support vulnerable Ipswich residents

Suffolk Constabulary cadets have been giving back to their community by helping to clear the gardens of those less able. Cadets from Ipswich and Martlesham attended Stratford Court in Whitton, Ipswich, on Sunday 28 October to take part in a community project to assist with gardening for those residents who were unable to due to

Woodbridge School war memorial conservation completed

Recently completed conservation work on the Woodbridge School war memorial was made possible thanks to funding from the Hopkins Homes War Memorials fund. The war memorial will be re-dedicated at the school’s Remembrance Service on 11th November, marking the centenary of the Great War. Woodbridge-based Hopkins Homes announced the £10,000 per year war memorial fund

Beware of FAKE Poppy sales

With just a few days to go before Remembrance, The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families. Instead they could end up benefitting fraudsters

FREE Car Parking for Armistice Day and other events

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are planning to provide free parking at their car parks across east Suffolk on Armistice Day and in the build up to Christmas. “We feel it is important at this time of year that the local councils play their part in actively supporting the events being staged by our

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Entertainment

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

Review: Trial by Laughter

A bookseller is accused of ‘Impious blasphemy and seditious libel’ and brought to trial, not once, not twice but three times! His defence? To be funny! This may sound like the work of fiction, however Trial by Laughter tells the true story of William Hone, a writer and publisher of comedic works, who, in 1817

Sci-fi & Action Exhibition

The force is strong in Suffolk this autumn as Hollywood comes to town… In Bury St Edmunds muggles will be beamed up to a Galaxy far, far away to boldly go where no man has gone before as Moyse’s Hall celebrate their 10th Anniversary Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition. Visitors will be able to see a

Review: Othello, New Wolsey

Shakespeare’s tragedy about a Moor driven to jealous rage through the manipulation of a vindictive Iago has been adapted for contemporary theatre innumerable times, however this production by the English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory can stand amongst the best and most memorable. From the modernisation through Desdemona and Othello’s

What’s happening at New Wolsey this Autumn

With five star shows and the first days of panto, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has plenty to keep you busy this November! For Shakespeare lovers, English Touring Theatre return to the venue with their acclaimed adaptation of Othello from Tuesday 30th October until Saturday 3rd November. One of Shakespeare’s most startling contemporary plays, Othello

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