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18th December 2018

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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

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

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

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

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

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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