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16th January 2018

Ipswich News

Burglaries in Ipswich, Melton and Martlesham Heath

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging communities to be vigilant following a number of burglaries in Ipswich, Martlesham Heath and Melton. During the past few days, six burglaries have been reported to police and officers are exploring whether any of the incidents are linked. Details of the incidents are as follows: •Wellesley Road, Ipswich

Warning after woman falls victim to telphone scam

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a vulnerable woman in her 50s was targeted by a telephone scam. On Thursday 28 December the woman from Ipswich received a telephone call from a man claiming he was from Virgin Money. He persuaded her to give him her bank details over the

Guided park walks this Friday

Two wonderful winter walks through Ipswich’s beautiful Holywells Park are taking place this Friday (5th January). The FREE guided walks are being organised by the Ipswich Ramblers and are part of their Festival of Winter Walks. It is the first time the group have chosen Holywells as a venue and the event is supported by

MBE for Diana Porter of FSNB

Diana Porter Founder & CEO of Fresh Start – new beginnings has worked with children and families for over 50 years in a variety of statutory and voluntary settings. Having worked in the field of child sexual abuse she identified a need for there to be a charity which centered solely on the needs of

Christmas Survival Guide

When’s my bin emptied? What’s open and what’s closed? – Details for Ipswich BC and Suffolk Coastal The answers can be found below IPSWICH HEARS and emergencies The Ipswich HEARS and CCTV emergency centre staff are on duty 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, so it is no change for them over Christmas.

Review: The Elves and The Shoemaker

The classic Brothers Grim tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker gets the Red Rose theatre company’s festive treatment this year and the production is proving to be a huge hit. Elvira and her father’s shoe shop is struggling and nobody wants to buy the store’s dowdy footwear. With her fancy designs being overlooked by

Darts player pulls out of events

Darts star Peter Wright has withdrawn from a number of events due to illness and will miss the A Night At The Darts at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Friday 8th December. The promoter for the event, Modus, is expected to announce a replacement for Peter shortly. World champion Michael Van Gerwen, Vincent van der Voort,

Wacky in Wool for Christmas

St Elizabeth Hospice is urging friends, colleagues and classmates to go wacky in wool this December, as part of their Woolly Pully Week. Following from last year’s success, the local charity is holding this years’ event on the week between Monday 11th and Sunday 17th December, and is appealing for local schools, businesses and groups

Present in the Park

A reverse advent calendar is being set up in two Ipswich parks to encourage visitors to help the Mayor’s Charities. The Present in the Park project is the brainchild of the Borough’s parks staff, who are establishing drop-off points at the Holywells Park Visitor Centre and Christchurch Park’s Reg Driver Centre from this Friday (1st

Remembering together this Christmas

For more than a decade, the East of England Co-op Funeral Services has brought people together at Christmas to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones sadly no longer with us. This year, East of England Co-op Funeral Services in Ipswich will be hosting a Christmas Concert on Wednesday 6th December in the Sir

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