Suffolk News

Review: Snow Queen Panto

Christmas time traditionally means it’s Panto Season…. but what to do when you are faced with a global pandemic with restrictions on how many people can work closely together and the proximity of audiences? Well when you are one of the country’s most imaginative theatres, like Ipswich’s New Wolsey, you think differently and adapt! ThisContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


New parents claiming Child Benefit reminded to register births

Parents in East of England are being urged to register the birth of their newborns, so HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can verify their Child Benefit claims. Normally, a birth must be registered before claiming Child Benefit. However, with some local register offices operating at reduced capacity and some parents unable to go to themContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


Oh Yes It Is! Ipswich Regent Theatre gets behind Panto Online

Ipswich Regent Theatre has announced they will be selling tickets for audiences to watch popular pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, a homemade show filmed and directed by Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan in his own back garden. When theatres across the UK closed and hundreds of pantomimes were cancelled or postponed as a result ofContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


£503,747 lifeline for Suffolk cultural organisations

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England has today announced further awards from its £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund: £58.9million has been awarded through the Fund’s Capital Kickstart grants programme, and over £165million has been offered through the Repayable Finance programme. The Capital Kickstart grants will help cultural organisations acrossContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


Council acts to ensure Junkyard Market is better Covid-complaint

Ipswich Borough Council have said that they continue to monitor compliance of businesses across the town during lockdown. The Council reports that the vast majority of the town’s businesses are abiding by the rules and so making Ipswich safer for everyone. They have also said that they will take appropriate action when the rules areContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


£37,000+ of funding for Ipswich charity

The Out Loud Music CIC (Community Interest Company) has received £37,020 of funding raised through Health Lottery East and distributed by People’s Health Trust for their two-year project for young people with additional needs living in the Ipswich area. The two-year project, iRock Weekend Workshops, is an extension of an existing weekly project that deliversContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


Shop local this Christmas

With the lock-down lifted shoppers across East Suffolk can now look forward to returning to the high street in the run up to Christmas. With East Suffolk categorised as Tier 2 (high alert), non-essential shops, personal care businesses, gyms and the wider leisure sector are now reopened. This news will no doubt come as aContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…


Opportunity to see Ipswich Christmas lights

This year the public can drive through Ipswich town centre on one evening in December to enjoy the Christmas lights. The scheme, which is usually aimed at Disabled Blue Badge Holders, has been extended to include all members of the public for the first time in 27 years. Between 6pm and 9pm on Sunday 13Continue Reading›› Ipswich News…


100+ vehicles stopped by police during multi-agency day of action

Over 100 vehicles were stopped, 60 Traffic Offence Reports issued and one man arrested, during a multi-agency day of action in and around Ipswich. The operation took place yesterday, Wednesday 2 December, with the aim of disrupting and frustrating the activities of criminals, including organised crime groups, who commit offences across county borders whilst usingContinue Reading›› Ipswich News…