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20th January 2019

Ipswich News

Over £2K raised for Suffolk charity

Suffolk Constabulary has raised over two thousand pounds for a local charity following the force’s Family Day. The annual event for all family and close friends held at Martlesham Heath police headquarters in early September last year raised £2,240 for the ‘Fresh Start – New Beginnings’ charity. The funds were raised through entrance into the

Your chance to play at Ipswich Music

It might be cold enough to be an Arctic Monkey but it’s time for aspiring musicians to book their place at Ipswich Music Day and have a chance of playing in front of thousands of people. Christchurch Park will be packed with music fans of all ages and tastes on Sunday 7th July – all

Ipswich Regent hail panto a success

The smash-hit panto Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs had fairy tale ticket sales, Regent Theatre bosses revealed today (3rd January). A big increase in customers for this season’s pantomime saw more than 20,000 people come through the doors at East Anglia’s biggest theatre – an 8% rise from last year. That led to plenty

Suffolk Singers Grand Charity Fundraising Concert

On Saturday 19th January 2019 Suffolk Singers hold their very popular Charity Concert. This year they are supporting two charities. Live Life Give Life and FIND (Families in need Ipswich) In January 2018 one of the choir members died very suddenly and her family agreed to donate many of her organs to help others. Another

Music Group celebrate Diamond Anniversary

Trianon Music Group are celebrating 60 Years of music making in 2019 and we’d like to celebrate it with you. Kicking the year off on 12th January 2019 with Diamonds are Forever. A sparkling programme of music from film and television including two premieres to celebrate the beginning of Trianon’s Diamond Jubilee Year. So be prepared to

Women 100 Exhibition

Rodin’s Kiss and Tell is not the only major exhibition in Ipswich – Women 100 opened in December featuring 100 works by women artists. The exhibition is on at the Ipswich Art Gallery (next to the Museum in High Street) and celebrates the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that first gave some

Sing Out Saturdays – sing yourself free in 2019!

Have you always wanted to sing, but never got around to it? Do you love to sing but want to do more? Are you fed up with formal choirs and too much commitment? Do you want to sing yourself free and have fun? Help is at hand! Singing leader extraordinaire Chris Rowbury runs regular singing

Ipswich: 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

‘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

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