Former Ipswich schoolboy Ethan Waddleton has been named in the Team GB rugby sevens squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 24-year-old rugby star, who was a student at St Joseph's College in Ipswich, is one of 12 players selected to travel to Tokyo for the men's competition in July.
The Windrush generation has remembered the welcome they received from Ipswich as the town celebrated the official day for the arrival of Commonwealth citizens to the UK. Windrush Day was marked with a live brass band in the town centre at the Cornhill - which was well attended by happy onlookers.
The closure of an Ipswich street to cars and buses could be made permanent under new plans out for consultation. Suffolk County Council has launched a consultation to gather local views on maintaining a permanent closure of Upper Brook Street to motorised traffic. The short cut-through from Tacket Street to Buttermarket was closed to motorised traffic on a trial basis last summer as part of measures introduced to encourage cycling and walking in and around Ipswich town centre in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health bosses in Suffolk say they remain "encouraged" by the number of cases in the county despite rises in the past few weeks. The latest data for Suffolk shows that cases have risen in all districts but remain some of the lowest in the country. In the seven days to June 18 Babergh had the highest weekly case rate at 29.3 cases per 100,000.
West Bromwich Albion are set to reconsider their original decision of allowing Rekeem Harper to leave The Hawthorns this summer. What’s the talk? That’s according to a report by the Express & Star, who claim that 21-year-old’s proposed transfer to Ipswich Town has been put on hold until the club’s impending appointment of Valerien Ismael is completed.
A plan to 'decolonise' collections at Ipswich and Colchester museums over the next six years has been agreed, which museum chiefs say will help address "problematic" displays and encourage greater diversity. The joint Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service, which runs Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the National History Museum in Colchester as well as Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk, has published a plan for 2021-27, linked to the Ipswich Museum revamp project.
Poorer white children face huge levels of disadvantage and need greater support with education funding, after-school activities and career advice, Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said. As a member of the House of Commons education select committee, Mr Hunt has helped draw up a hard-hitting report which says young people from white working class backgrounds statistically perform worse than other groups.
By Jon Colman Sports Reporter Ex-Carlisle United striker Sam Cosgrove has been linked with another move - just months after his money-spinning transfer to Birmingham. National newspaper reports say Ipswich are keen on a loan deal for the centre-forward. It comes just months after Cosgrove joined Birmingham from Aberdeen for £2m - a deal which brought sell-on cash to the Cumbrians.
The EFL have confirmed draw dates for the opening stages of the Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy. Ipswich Town’s League One fixtures will be revealed at 9am on Thursday morning and, later that day, the Blues will learn their opponents in the opening stages of two cup competitions.
Already cloaked in darkness from plastic sheeting wrapped around their 17-storey block of flats, families in St Francis Tower are now facing a lack of fresh air after metal bars were fixed to windows, preventing them from opening fully. Shrinkwrap was put up at the Ipswich town centre block in May in preparation for cladding repairs, which have been scheduled since an independent fire test uncovered cladding deficiencies in 2018.
Residents living in the Ravenswood area of Ipswich have been granted their request for a new cash machine in the community. The cash machine is now at the Greenways Neighbourhood Centre on Nacton Road. Ipswich town centre has more than 50 cash machines but members of the community in Ravenswood contacted LINK, the UK’s main cash machine network, to see if was possible for the community to get its own free-to-use ATM.
A squirrel has found itself in a slippery situation as it scrambled to get to some bird feed - only to find itself sliding down a pole coated in Vaseline. Sally Stranix, 64, says she sees the greedy rodent in her garden on a daily basis - and wanted to stop it from stealing food out of her bird feeders.
Oli Hawkins says he moved to League Two club Mansfield after Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook had made it clear he was not part of his plans. Hawkins, 29, arrived on a free transfer from Portsmouth last summer and scored just one goal in 10 starts and 13 substitute appearances for a Blues side that finished ninth in League One.
ALAN Judge says he is looking forward to following in the footsteps of fellow Republic of Ireland international Mark Kinsella and shining in Colchester United’s midfield. Dublin-born midfielder Judge, who joined the U’s on a two-year deal from Ipswich Town last week, has played for his country on nine occasions, since 2016.
Families have praised an "eye-catching" Ipswich hospice memory tree - which has raised nearly £300,000 over 10 years, while helping relatives to remember their loved ones. Created from a hand-carved bronze trunk and branches, as well as solid brass, aluminum and copper leaves with decorative cast bronze rocks, the memory tree at St Elizabeth Hospice has become a moving focal point for patients, families and staff.
An Ipswich travel operator has called for “meaningful” government support for the industry while it continues to impose widespread travel restrictions. Jim O’Brien, director of the Native Eye travel company in Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border said with the exception of nightclubs no sector had been more affected by the pandemic.