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19th April 2018

Park beckons for Wonder Woman and Showman fans

Three fabulous films are on offer in the unique setting of Christchurch Park when the Open Air Cinema returns to Ipswich this summer. The event, in association with Empire Cinemas, is being held on 30th June – so make a date in your diaries. Two of the films were announced today by the Borough Council


Bourne Park play area closed for improvement work

The play area in Ipswich’s Bourne Park will close on Saturday (21st April) to allow the Borough Council to improve the popular facility. The refurbishment will include new play equipment and picnic area. A Council spokesman said: “We apologise for the inconvenience while the work progresses but we are sure visitors will like the refurbishment

The Great Unwashed

London was a magnet for people from Victorian Suffolk, often thinking they were going to live in a better place. Imagine living in cramped, overcrowded, vermin ridden slums, with hunger, crime and filthy water “normal”. Set against London’s transformation to a grand capital city, with the privileged few contemplating which bonnet or shoes to wear that day,

Conquering strokes in Felixstowe

The Stroke Association and Rotary International are joining forces to help raise awareness of one of the biggest risk factors for stroke: high blood pressure. They are inviting residents in Felixstowe to take a moment to have a free blood pressure test on 21 April 2018 anytime between 09.30am and 3.30pm at Great Eastern Square

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Mind Body Spirit Festival

It’s time to feel excited! the 18th annual Woodbridge Mind Body Spirit Festival takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at Woodbridge Community Hall, from 10am until 5pm. This is a very popular, well- attended event so please be advised to arrive early. With over 40 diverse, carefully selected stands, you will be

Appeal to Ipswich robbery on Norwich Road

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that took place in Ipswich. It happened in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 12 April) at about 12:50am on Norwich Road near to the Tesco store. The victim, aged 50, was approached by two males who asked him for directions. They then grabbed hold of

Public warning following death of sheep in Suffolk

Police are warning farmers or smallholdings with livestock to be vigilant to suspicious activity as officers believe offenders, who slaughtered sheep on two previous occasions, may still be operating in Suffolk. The first discovery was made on Saturday 23rd December about 5pm in Sproughton by the owner who found the remains of one of the

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Review: Guest House – Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles are on the road again with their brilliantly poignant production – Guest House. Set in Clacton, Guest House focuses on the lives of Val, Lisa and Chloe – three generations of women; a grandma, a mother and a daughter and the relationship they have with each other and how they face the changing

Gang Show is 80 years old

The Ipswich Gang Show is back this week and celebrating it’s 80th Anniversary…. it might have been going for 80 years but it’s certainly no dinosaur. The original Gang Show format was developed by Ralph Reader and gradually taken up by Scout Groups around the country. The Ipswich version started in 1938 and these days


Kindertransport, from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April, is a timely drama about a Manchester woman’s struggle in 1980 to come to terms with her past in Hamburg 1938, as a nine year old Jewish child facing the threat of World War II. Forced onto a train by her desperate mother, Eva arrives in Liverpool

Beth Hart kicks tour off in Ipswich

Ipswich’s Regent Theatre is first stop for the sensational Beth Hart as she kicks off her 14-date tour of the British Isles. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter brings her band to Ipswich on Thursday 12th April – ahead of her Royal Albert Hall date in May, which has sold out. The support act is the Kris

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