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26th May 2017

Ipswich News

Suffolk Show Preview

Excitement is building with just days to go until gates open at the county’s greatest event, the Suffolk Show. Held at Trinity Park on Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June, organisers are set for the most hotly-anticipated event in the county’s calendar with thousands of fun activities, experiences and attractions for the whole family

Collision appeal – Washbrook

Police are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision on the A12 at Washbrook yesterday (Thursday 25 May). A green VW Golf and a black Ford Kuga were involved in the collision on the A12 southbound around 5.35pm yesterday. Police, fire and ambulance personnel attended the scene and the road was initially blocked, with the

The Suffolk Show: A Great Day Out

On Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June, Trinity Park will again welcome visitors to The Suffolk Show, the county’s biggest day out. The show is a celebration of Suffolk food, farming and countryside, including grand ring displays, sporting activities, unique exhibits and hundreds of animals. This year, the incredible horses from Atkinson Actions Horses, stars of the

Come and see the Clangers!

The team at Ipswich Museum is busy preparing for next month’s launch of the “Clangers, Bagpuss & Co” exhibition. The children’s favourites are taking over the Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street to bring a ray of summer sunshine over the holidays. They will be joined by Ivor The Engine and Noggin the Nog; clearly

Police warning over summer burglaries

Police are urging residents to keep their properties secure as summer approaches. The advice comes as three burglaries in Ipswich were reported yesterday evening, Tuesday 23 May, and in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 24 May. The details of these incidents are as follows: – Between 9:30pm and 10pm, offenders gained entry to

Return of popular Photography Festival

Ginnel Foto Fest made its debut last May as an alternative arts festival in the heart of the town’s Westgate Ward. An urban space in Clarkson Street was opened to the public to exhibit high quality photos for the benefit of the community. The now established Ginnel Foto Community is delighted to announce this year’s

Extra seats and trains this summer

Rail passengers will benefit from more trains and over 100,000 extra seats per week when Greater Anglia’s summer timetable comes into effect on Sunday 21 May. On the same day, the region’s brand new station, Cambridge North, will also open. The extra seats will be available on services between Cambridge and London, Hertford East and

Police officer Nicola braves the shave

A Suffolk Police officer Pc Nicola Burnham-Slipper ‘braved the shave’ on Wednesday, 3 May, to raise funds for a local Macmillan Centre. The officer had her head shaved to raise money for the Woolverstone Macmillan Centre in Ipswich in memory of her late father, who fought cancer for eight years. He was supported by staff

Ipswich charity launches Garden for Older People

Ipswich-based charity ActivLives is launching its Garden for Older People on Thursday 18th May, during Dementia Awareness Week. The garden, at ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden, is the result of many hours hard work by volunteers of the project. It is especially designed to enable older people who may be wheelchair-bound with conditions such as Dementia

Not sure what to do with your old £5 note? 

From today (the 5th of May) you will no longer be able to use your old five pound notes in shops and restaurants.  You will need to go to the bank or building society to change them.  Why not help a local charity by donating that old five pound note and help that five pound

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