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08/08/2020

Ipswich News

East Suffolk towns to be digitally transformed

Twelve towns in East Suffolk are to benefit from new technology including free WiFi and footfall tracking, to help high streets and town centres recover from the impact of Covid-19. Following a successful pilot in Framlingham last year, East Suffolk’s ‘Smart Towns’ Project will now be rolled out to 11 other market towns across the

Frustration for Ipswich Speedway promoter Louis

Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches promoter Chris Louis says that efforts to stage a 2020 season have ended in frustration after it was confirmed that there will be no league season this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The start of the new campaign has been on hold since March with various restrictions in place to prevent

New exhibition

A new exhibition by Suffolk Artist Hannah Aria runs between July 22nd and July 28th at the Carousel Art Gallery in Framlingham. The exhibition will be open 10am-5pm on weekdays and Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free. “Embellish” features a wide selection of Aria’s emotive Resin and Impasto works. All of the 30cm

Chantry Academy celebrates

Students and staff at Chantry Academy are celebrating after the school’s commitment to arts and cultural education was awarded the Platinum level in the Artsmark Award, the highest possible grading a school can achieve. The Artsmark Award, which is valid for two years and accredited by Arts Council England, helps build young people’s confidence, character

700 mile cycle ride for friends

Two friends from Ipswich will cycle the 700 miles to Scafell Pike and back in an epic challenge for Muscular Dystrophy UK – despite having barely been on a bike for many years. Bored of lockdown and wanting a challenge, Alex Pilgrim came up with the idea in April and messaged his friends on WhatsApp

Pet Pageant

St Elizabeth Hospice is calling on pet owners to share photos of their much-loved companions for the charity’s first ever, fundraising pet pageant. Lanuched on 1st July, pet owners from across Ipswich and Suffolk are encouraged to enter photos of their dapper dogs, cute cats and more exotic furry and scaly friends into the virtual

Hospice shops re-opening

Independent Suffolk charity St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the staggered reopening of its charity shops throughout East Anglia following temporary closure due to COVID-19. From today (Wednesday 1st July) St Elizabeth Hospice is commencing a phased reopening of its charity shops beginning with its Martlesham Heath and Holywells Retail Centres and Heath Road charity shop.

Upgrade to Ipswich Train Station

A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station. Work is due to start this month on a scheme to relocate the ticket office, create space for a new shop, refurbish and relocate the toilets and upgrade staff facilities. At the same time, the station will

Live Video Workshops For Start-Up Businesses

All You Need Is A Laptop Or Phone… With the restrictions of the current COVID-19 lockdown, MENTA have turned to online training courses to help Start-Up Businesses. They have made their award-winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available online with LIVE video training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the

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