by newsbot in General News — Aug 24, 2017 at 3:28 AM with 0 replies and 1 views.
[b]GCSE results: Half a million pupils to get their grades[/b] from BBC News.The wait for the GCSE grades - the first to be awarded under the new system in England - is over.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41023354"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Brake urges rural road practice for young drivers[/b] from BBC News.Road safety charity Brake says compulsory practice for new drivers on rural roads could save lives.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41033140"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Cromer sword-wielding suspect held as armed police called[/b] from BBC News.Officers responded to reports the suspect was being aggressive with a sword towards people.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-41033350"]Continue reading...[/url]
by newsbot in General News — Aug 24, 2017 at 2:39 AM with 0 replies and 1 views.
[b]Audit Scotland: Care changes 'should benefit more people'[/b] from BBC News.A new report says there is still a lot to do to provide self-directed support for everyone.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41027110"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Radio 4's Shipping Forecast reaches 150 years old[/b] from BBC News.Here's why we love Radio 4's iconic weather report, for the seas around the British Isles.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41030909"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Goth murder[/b] from BBC News.Ten years after Sophie Lancaster was killed for being different, we talk to the alternative community.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40628457"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Nine things[/b] from BBC News.The top grade for GCSEs will be a 9. This could be a big break for the nearly number.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41025629"]Continue reading...[/url]
[b]Soul in a different body [/b] from BBC News.Born female and Egyptian, Adam is now fully male and fully Glaswegian and the subject of a play.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41027104"]Continue reading...[/url]
by newsbot in General News — Aug 24, 2017 at 1:15 AM with 0 replies and 1 views.
[b]Middle-aged told to walk faster[/b] from BBC News.Health officials warn falling activity rates as people age are putting their health at risk.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41030630"]Continue reading...[/url]
by dan5 in Local Politics — Aug 22, 2017 at 6:31 PM with 2 replies and 30 views.
Going back to an [URL='http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/poll-tell-us-your-views-on-whether-ipswich-market-should-be-moved-from-the-cornhill-1-1520079']almost 5 year old article by Paul Geater[/URL], where the debate was whether Ipswich Market should stay or go, with Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration it appears the conclusion is likely to be neither! [ATTACH=full]445[/ATTACH] [QUOTE]Sir Stuart was calling for the market to be relocated, albeit only a short distance, while the market traders insist they will not move from the Cornhill.One of the main concerns about the town centre is the number of empty prime-location stores including the former Grimwades/Clinton Cards store on the Cornhill.It is understood that restaurant chain Wagamama is interested in taking over what is considered to be one of the most important sites in the town – but would want to have space for tables outside on the Cornhill.[/QUOTE][SIZE=6]Leave the market[/SIZE][QUOTE]IPSWICH Market has been on the Cornhill since the successful Star campaign in 2002 when it was dying in its former home on the Civic Centre car park.Since moving to the heart of the town, it has become a focal point for shoppers – and has increased from three to four days a week.Market traders say their presence brings people into the town centre – the town is much busier on the days when it is on the Cornhill.[...]They operate on the Cornhill under the terms of an ancient market charter granted to the borough and an Act of Parliament which designates the Cornhill and surrounding streets – including Lloyds Avenue – as the site for the market.Their position is backed, in general by the borough council, whose leader David Ellesmere has said there is no question of moving it unless the traders are happy to go somewhere else.The borough now manages the market – so in effect that is saying that there is no question of forcing the market traders to move on.[/QUOTE][SIZE=6]Move the market[/SIZE][QUOTE]Turn the Cornhill into an open space for pavement cafes, and for it to be used as a space for events. This was the proposal supported by former Marks & Spencer chief Sir Stuart Rose at last week’s Beacon Conference.It is supported by the Ipswich Central Business Improvement District (BID) and local MP Ben Gummer.They argue that clearing the stalls from the Cornhill would allow the bars and restaurants that face on to the square to flourish.Mannings and the Golden Lion could extend their tables on to the Cornhill, and the former Grimwades and Clinton Cards store could be turned into a cafe with tables outside.Before the market moved on to the Cornhill in 2002, the concept of outdoor eating and drinking was not hugely popular in this country – but it has increased in popularity over recent years, partly because of the smoking ban that was introduced in 2007.Supporters of the proposal say that by clearing the Cornhill there could be major events in front of the Town Hall every month – and smaller events every weekend during the year.They say it would create an attractive focal point for the town – and help to attract visitors from parts of the county and beyond who currently shun Ipswich.The town is desperate to attract people from outside the borough who do not use Ipswich in the same way as people from Norfolk visit Norwich or those from Cambridgeshire visit Cambridge.[/QUOTE][SIZE=6]Same Sh!t, another year...[/SIZE]The mismanagement of the town centre continues... The "pavement cafes" and public space events agenda that Ipswich Central and Ben Gummer were pushing from the early days, and the very same people approving of the most recent design which allows neither, controversially approved by Ipswich Borough Council earlier this year and work to start in January 2018... just shows the lengths of dishonesty some people would go to for their ideals to be realised. If you believe the Cornhill Regeneration will...[LIST=1][*]Fully occupy empty shops in the town,[*]Attract top brands,[*]Increase footfall and dwell time,[*]Boost tourism, and[*]Create new jobs[/LIST]... you are completely deluded. :D I am sure footfall will increase at first when people go to check it out. What a waste of [B]£3.5 million[/B]! Well, David Ellesmere made it clear the market won't move, we will see about that.
by newsbot in General News — Aug 24, 2017 at 12:43 AM with 0 replies and 3 views.
[b]UK government to investigate impact of overseas students[/b] from BBC News.The Home Office is to launch a study into the impact on the labour market, as migration figures are released.[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41030304"]Continue reading...[/url]
by Ipswich in Northern Bypass — Aug 1, 2017 with 32 replies and 218 views.
Introducing [B]Part 6[/B] of the Northern Bypass conversation.Links to [B]Parts 1-5[/B] are as follows:-[LIST][*][B][URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/northern-bypass-for-ipswich.768/']Northern Bypass Part 1[/URL] (Streetlife)[/B][*][B][URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/continuation-nbp.769/']Northern Bypass Part 2[/URL][/B] (Streetlife - pending import)[*][B][URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/continuation-nbp-part-3.770/']Northern Bypass Part 3[/URL][/B] (Streetlife - pending import)[*][B][URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/northern-bypass-nbp-part-4.392/']Northern Bypass Part 4[/URL][/B] [B][IPSWI][/B][*][B][URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/ipswich-northern-bypass-nbp-part-5.3888/']Northern Bypass Part 5[/URL][/B] [B][IPSWI][/B][/LIST]Momentum is growing... [LIST][*]Northern Route study[*]New MP (against Upper Orwell Crossings; for a Northern Route)[*]Campaign more organised[*]Plenty of developments behind the scenes (revealed in due course)[*]Unitary Authority case improving - both East and West of the county are forming as East Suffolk and West Suffolk respectively. [/LIST]
by Ipswich in Tourism — Aug 11, 2017 with 3 replies and 26 views.
The deadline for the Ipswich Museums/Ipswich Borough Council "[B]Take Over Ipswich Museums[/B]" competition has passed. Ipswich Ltd has submitted an application for an [URL='https://170years.com/']ambitious celebration of Ipswich Heritage[/URL]. We emailed [B][email][email protected][/email][/B] on Tuesday for an application form - without reply. Luckily we found an printed application form this morning which we scanned in, populated with text and emailed over! [SIZE=6]Whats the plan?[/SIZE]With only space for 200 words on the application form we had no option but to be very brief. It would have been better for a more comprehensive proposal format, however, the application form prevents discouraging anyone who might otherwise be interested. It fits the purpose well. If we were considered by Ipswich Borough Council to run such event we would consult with various local organisations to make sure the event was truly memorable and would think outside the box. [SIZE=5][B]Who will run the event?[/B][/SIZE]Ipswich Ltd will act us the umbrella, under our DMO brand Destination Ipswich. We will underwrite the marketing and ticket costs in addition to providing prizes. This will act as our brand launch event - but won't be prominent. We will be supported by local organisations, the borough council, museums service and hope to work directly with a charity (rather than as just a fundraiser) who will get 50/50 (joint) branding on marketing materials alongside "170 years of Ipswich Museums" which is the working title for the group running the event. (Ipswich Ltd and Destination Ipswich will get small logo credits, likely alongside the council logo and other relevant partners)We invite all local organisations to become involved in some shape or form - should we get picked.[SIZE=5][B]How much will the event cost?[/B][/SIZE]Exact details of ticket prices will depend on how the event ideas develop and if we are able to attract support from local businesses this could subsidise the ticket prices too. It is expected to be around the same price as the last "Take Over Ipswich Museums" event which was successful, although our aim is to raise as much money for charity as possible without overpricing the event.[SIZE=5][B]Where can I get tickets?[/B][/SIZE]Tickets would be sold through 170years.com and a select few local independent businesses (a list of which can be found on that website) who are willing to sell them without commission. People wanting to purchase tickets online will be able to do so and Ipswich Ltd will cover the cost of the transaction fee so more money goes to charity. We would recommend tickets to be purchased from independent businesses to boost their footfall. Tickets will be allocated equally between participating independent traders - but the website serves those from the wider Ipswich urban area or region who are unable to buy from the shops in person. [B][SIZE=5]What is planned for the event?[/SIZE][/B]We went a bit too ambitious... why one event when there could be two?! A [B]midday [/B]event at Christchurch Mansion (a tour), an heritage tour around the town centre (with best photo competition) and lunch.The main [B]evening [/B]event will be at Ipswich Museum - fancy dress halloween-style with competition (optional!) - light entertainment, a museum trail and quiz night. Snacks and refreshments included. [I](Less disco... we want to promote our heritage in a new way which is still enjoyable) [/I]Tickets will exist for both events or either event singularly. The earlier event will occur within normal mansion opening times and as such the number of tickets available will be smaller. Each event is designed to attract a group of people with different interests in heritage and history. There are other elements and tweaks to fit around operational requirements - for example the earlier event might start mid-morning. The museum trail could be extended outside the event, as could the best photo (of a landmark, building etc). The entire event will be over social media (#170years) and we expect a lot of photos (from heritage features to halloween costumes) promoting the event and Ipswich's heritage. [B][SIZE=5]Why reveal your plans publicly?[/SIZE][/B]The last event was very successful and this time round the opportunity to host your own event has received more publicity. We expect a number of applicants competing with us... we had taken the time to brainstorm ideas... if we are unsuccessful, we might as well share the ideas for inspiration for anyone organising a future event next year. (The detailed ideas will be revealed after the competition winner is announced)[B][SIZE=5]What is Destination Ipswich?[/SIZE][/B]Destination Ipswich is a new DMO to market Ipswich for its heritage. This brand will launch regardless of winning this competition although we feel it would create a nice follow through of high profile events... Ipswich Maritime Festival (August), Ipswich Heritage Open Days (September) and 170 years of Ipswich Museums (October)...We are also working hard on organising a very special Ipswich Day... we hope other towns in Suffolk follow suit with similar.
by newsbot in Ipswich News — Aug 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM with 3 replies and 15 views.
A port boss has hailed Ipswich’s Viking-themed maritime festival as a great success.[url="http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/abp-boss-hails-ipswich-maritime-festival-as-fantastic-success-1-5160998"]Continue reading...[/url] on Ipswich Star
Global stars are preparing to bring a splash of colour to Alexandra Park this weekend with a series of vibrant live performances.[url="http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/ipswich-multicultural-festival-2017-attracts-support-from-the-queen-as-organisers-hope-for-record-crowds-1-5160471"]Continue reading...[/url] on Ipswich Star
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