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19th December 2018

Review: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Bursting onto the stage with all the festive family fun you’d expect from panto land Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is this year’s offering from the Ipswich Regent Theatre. The magic mirror always tells the truth and when the Wicked Queen is no longer the fairest in the land but the beautiful Snow White

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‘Tis the season to recycle

Christmas can mean lots of presents … and lots of wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. Don’t forget to recycle it all in your blue bin – Ipswich Borough Council knows this time of year means more recyclables and is concentrating on collecting blue bins over the festive period. Bin collections are changing over the festive

Update: Karen Hales murder – 25th anniversary appeal

Officers investigating the brutal murder of a young mother at her home in Ipswich which occurred 25 years’ ago, have received over a dozen calls or messages from members of the public following an anniversary appeal. Karen Hales’ body was discovered at her home address in Lavenham Road by her parents at approximately 4.40pm, on

Suffolk Constabulary to deliver 12 Days of Christmas Safety advice

Suffolk Constabulary has designed Christmas baubles to remind people to keep safe and within the law as the festive campaign is launched. #12DaysofChristmasSafety will run from today, Wednesday 12 December through until Christmas Eve with police delivering a series of crime prevention messages and guidance on a collection of baubles via the force’s social media

Festive bin collection changes

Ipswich residents are being reminded that their bin collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period. There will be no brown bin collections on or between 24th December and 7th January as crews concentrate on picking up extra waste and recyclables after Christmas. Brown bins will resume on Tuesday 8th January – please

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Suffolk 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

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

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

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Entertainment

Review: Alice in Wonderland

The Festive magic is in abundance at Red Rose Chain, as the talented writer and director Joanna Carrick put’s her spin on the classic Lewis Carroll tale, Alice In Wonderland. Follow the white rabbit, down the rabbit hole, for lots of fun, frolics and mayhem. As Alice grows little and then big again how will

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

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

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