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16th January 2018

MBE for Diana Porter of FSNB

Diana Porter Founder & CEO of Fresh Start – new beginnings has worked with children and families for over 50 years in a variety of statutory and voluntary settings. Having worked in the field of child sexual abuse she identified a need for there to be a charity which centered solely on the needs of


Burglaries in Ipswich, Melton and Martlesham Heath

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging communities to be vigilant following a number of burglaries in Ipswich, Martlesham Heath and Melton. During the past few days, six burglaries have been reported to police and officers are exploring whether any of the incidents are linked. Details of the incidents are as follows: •Wellesley Road, Ipswich

Warning after woman falls victim to telphone scam

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a vulnerable woman in her 50s was targeted by a telephone scam. On Thursday 28 December the woman from Ipswich received a telephone call from a man claiming he was from Virgin Money. He persuaded her to give him her bank details over the

Guided park walks this Friday

Two wonderful winter walks through Ipswich’s beautiful Holywells Park are taking place this Friday (5th January). The FREE guided walks are being organised by the Ipswich Ramblers and are part of their Festival of Winter Walks. It is the first time the group have chosen Holywells as a venue and the event is supported by

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Story of legendary couple

Following a critically acclaimed sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Carole King & James Taylor Story comes to St Peter’s by the Waterfront in Ipswich to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the six-time Grammy Award winner and twenty-time platinum hit maker Carole King and five-time Grammy Award

Summer Concert with Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow to perform in Thetford Forest this Summer as part of Forest Live 2018, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight

Review: Hairspray – The Apex

Question: When is an am-dram musical as good as a professional production? Answer: When it’s performed by The CTC. I cannot praise The CTC enough the attention to perfection is up there with many a West End production. Last year’s offering over the Christmas/New Year period was Cats which was breath-taking…. so how do you

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Review: Jack & Beanstalk, Ipswich Regent

Jack and his poor mother Dame Trott are in trouble. The pair are out of money and the evil Giant wants his rent. The only asset they have is the family’s cow Daisy, so it’s off to market Jack goes to see if he can sell their beloved bovine and keep a roof over their

Review: Show White, Mercury Theatre

A magical journey into fairy tale land the Mercury’s production of Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs is first class. The Mercury Theatre’s pantomimes are always worth the trip up the A12 to Colchester and this year’s production is no exception, and is thoroughly enjoyable from the start. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tells

Westlife star books Regent date

Tickets for Westlife star Shane Filan’s concert at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre go on sale tomorrow (Friday 15th December). Shane will be on stage at East Anglia’s biggest theatre next May with the second leg of his “Love Always” tour. The Irish singer announced: “I stood on stage on the original leg of the ‘Love Always’

Review: The Elves and The Shoemaker

The classic Brothers Grim tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker gets the Red Rose theatre company’s festive treatment this year and the production is proving to be a huge hit. Elvira and her father’s shoe shop is struggling and nobody wants to buy the store’s dowdy footwear. With her fancy designs being overlooked by

Review: The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane

Eastern Angles return again this year with another brand new festive offering The Lady Killers of Humber Doucy Lane. Using the classic Ladykillers storyline Ivan Cutting and his team have again littered a classic piece with the madcap magic we have come to expect from this hard working theatre team. A group of convicts have

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