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17th January 2020

Ipswich News

RHS Students reach final of business competition

A team of students from The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, near Ipswich have been announced as finalists in Subway’s 10th anniversary Design a Sub challenge. Schools, colleges and sixth forms across the Anglia region have submitted over 110 Sub creations for this year’s challenge. The competition – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year –

Travel Company & School support Tree Planting

Woodbridge-based Deben Travel recently planted trees at Suffolk’s Royal Hospital School (RHS) as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fight Back. Deben Travel approached RHS after reading about the school’s Grow with Us scheme which includes planting a tree for every child who joins. The travel company have long been aware of the contribution

Lottery award for beautiful places

A joint application from the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of 15 to be awarded a share of £7.4million from the National Lottery. The project will celebrate the 50th anniversary of both areas, which were formally designated in 1970, and will encourage residents and visitors

Christmas trains

Rail passengers are reminded to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year so they’re aware of earlier last train times on Christmas Eve and timetable changes due to bank holidays and engineering works. Revised timetables are available in the “service alterations” section of the Greater Anglia website, or on the Greater Anglia app

Come meet Santa at Suffolk Punch Trust

Come and meet Santa in the stables at The Suffolk Punch Trust on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th December. As well as meeting Santa in his farmyard grotto visitors young and old will be able to meet the animals up close in the Christmas Farmyard. To keep children amused there will also be

Pop-up choir concert celebrates Paul Simon songs

As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially

Meet Danielz of T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy return to Ipswich’s Corn Exchange this November to recreate the music of T.Rex, we catch up with the man who makes it happen, Danielz. WHY DID YOU FORM T.REXTASY? “In 1992 I was an original musician who was promised recording deals from various companies, always let down at the last hurdle. I decided to

Railway Smart app upgrade

Greater Anglia has cut down the time it takes for commuters to buy and collect a smart season ticket with a further upgrade of its ticket buying app. The Greater Anglia app was upgraded earlier this year to offer ‘Remote Ticket Download’ on Android devices and has now been further improved to include iPhones. This

Ark comes to Ipswich

A half-sized replica of Noah’s Ark has arrived at Orwell Quay on Ipswich Waterfront. It will open to the public on Friday 15th November at 10 am and stay for up to 3 months (opening 7 days a week), as part of an ongoing tour. Noah’s Ark is the world’s only floating museum and exhibition

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