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23rd May 2018

Ipswich News

Come and see Dunkirk Little Ships this weekend

The Dunkirk Little Ships sail into Ipswich this weekend and the public are invited to join them for a close look and a special service. The ships are all veterans of the heroic Dunkirk flotilla in May 1940, when 700 small boats joined the Royal Navy to rescue 338,000 British and French troops from the

Ipswich car park improvements

A programme of works to improve four car parks in Ipswich starts from the 8th May. The Borough Council car parks in Fore Street and Portman Road need some resurfacing work to make them safer for customers but some closures will be necessary for the work to be done. In addition, some lay-out changes in

Outstanding Chinese art exhibit comes to Ipswich

A new exhibition opening at Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street this weekend will see a globally significant collection of works displayed. Curated by Zhang Xing, Robert Priseman and Marco Cali, the exhibition will show the largest selection of contemporary Chinese works on paper outside China. It will explore the rich diversity of contemporary practice

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,

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

Mutt Strutt

The Lions Club of Ipswich are organising a self-guided charity walk around Alton Water on 3rd June 2017.  Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival, The Lions Charity Challenge Mutt Strut is a distance of about eight miles, and will be a challenge for both walkers and their dogs.   Alton Water have kindly agreed that

Easter holiday fun in Ipswich

Special events at the museums, sports centres, swimming pools and parks will make the Easter holidays an egg-citing time for Ipswich youngsters. Here is a flavour … Sport: Soft play, roller-skating, football, archery, trampolining, racquet sports, dance and drama workshops are all on offer at the town’s Gainsborough, Northgate and Whitton sports centres. Family float

Calling all local artists

The Lions Club of Ipswich will again be hosting their annual Art Show at the beautiful Tithe Barn in Sproughton, near Ipswich this May and the club is now taking entries from local artists who wish to exhibit their work at the event. Artists can show up to six pieces of their work, which must

Appeal after children are approached

Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving reports of two incidents where children were approached by people in cars in Ipswich last week. The first incident occurred at around 3.35pm on Monday 12 March in Park Road. Two eleven year-old boys were walking along the road when they were approached by a blue medium-sized car,

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