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22nd March 2019

Ipswich News

Make the past your future at Ipswich Museums

A new season of wonder and excitement has been unveiled with the launch of the latest Ipswich Museums brochure. It is a busy year ahead for Christchurch Mansion, the Museum in High Street and the Ipswich Art Gallery next door. Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture has been drawing thousands of visitors to the

Train drivers taking leap into new technology

Greater Anglia is using new state-of-the-art train simulators to teach its 768 drivers how to drive the brand-new trains which are due to replace all the company’s existing trains from later this year onwards. The company has fitted four new simulators – worth £1.6 million each – at its driver academies in Norwich and Stratford.

Major Ipswich exhibition extended

The iconic Women 100 art exhibition in Ipswich has been extended by a month, it was announced today (Friday) on International Women’s Day. More than 3,000 visitors have been through the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery this year to look at 100 pictures by women to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the

The Suffolk Book League – Talk

The Suffolk Book League welcomes the writer Linda Davies to the Ipswich Institute Reading Room, 15 Tavern St. Ipswich IP1 3AA on Wednesday 13th March. Linda Davies has been an investment banker, has lived in Peru and the Middle East. She described her experience of being kidnapped in Iran in her book Hostage: Kidnapped On

Chantry Library to celebrate World Book Day

Chantry Library will be celebrating World Book Day on the 7th March, where pre-school children and their parents and carers are invited to drop in for a special story time to celebrate. This is the 22nd annual World Book Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It’s the biggest celebration of its kind

Operation Truck & Bus – 4 arrests made, 50 vehicles checked

Four people were arrested and over 50 vehicles were inspected, during an operation targeting light goods vehicles (LGVs) and passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) in Suffolk last week. Operation Truck and Bus took place over five days last week, between Monday 18 and Friday 22 February. The first four days involved enforcement taking place across the

More Folk on the Boat

The winter series of folk concerts aboard the Sailing Barge Victor, on Ipswich Waterfront, continues on Friday 15th March with “Harbour Lights Trio”. A renowned Suffolk based three piece who play traditional East Anglian songs and tunes and popular songs for good measure. They are multi instrumentalists playing a variety of instruments including Melodeon, Concertina,

Nothing but a good time at The Regent

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce, Kevin Clifton will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’. Kevin Clifton will play the role when this hit show visits Ipswich this Spring. An international Ballroom and Latin dancer,

Ben completes epic cycle challenge

The chairman of the Suffolk branch of the CLA (Country Land and Business Association) has completed an epic 500 kilometre cycle challenge across rugged terrain and soaring temperatures in Kenya. Ben Crossman, who is Estates Manager at Orwell Park Estates in Suffolk, joined 75 other riders from around the world as he cycled from Nairobi

Appeal to locate theft of motorbike from Ipswich

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident of theft of a motorbike from Ipswich. The incident took place at a property on Hutland Road at some point between Sunday 24 February at 6pm and 10.25pm. The victim’s red Honda classic motorbike (reg: KGV 934V) plus a white helmet and black steering lock were stolen

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