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    Judge gives Suffolk four-time drug-driver community service

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 22, 2017 with 1 replies and 30 views.

    Judge brands Suffolk drug-driver ‘a maniac on the roads’ after his fourth driving offenceAndrew Parkes, of The Street, Stonham Aspal, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to being over the drug-driving limit for a derivative of cocaine on December 20.The court heard the 29-year-old had been convicted of drink-driving in 2008, and had further convictions for driving while unfit in 2009 and 2012.Parkes was stopped in...

    Latest reply: Not four time drug driver. Fourth conviction (drink-driving, driving while unfit, driving while unfit and drug-driving).

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    Mans watch stolen at knife point near Norwich Road

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsMar 2, 2017 with 0 replies and 31 views.

    Knife-wielding robbers pull man into alcove near Ipswich’s Norwich Road and demand his watchThree robbers threatened a man with a knife in Ipswich before stealing his watch.The victim, a man in his 20s, was approached by three men around 12.30pm yesterday as he walked along Norwich Road, near the junction of Benezet Street.The culprits asked the man for the time before pulling him into an alcove in Gaye Street, police said.They then...

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    Traffic lights along Star Lane in Ipswich stop working

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsMar 1, 2017 with 3 replies and 24 views.

    ‘It’s very dangerous’: Traffic lights along Star Lane in Ipswich stop workingA number of drivers were reportedly involved in a near-miss crash tonight as three sets of traffic lights have stopped working.The problem has occurred along the one way system in Star Lane in Ipswich between the Lower Brook Street and Fore Street junctions.One motorist, who did not wish to be named, said he was almost caught up in a collision around 7.20pm with...

    Latest reply: Slow news day or perhaps due to upcoming elections?I see traffic lights stop working or traffic signals that have stopped working several times a year - perhaps much more - whether it is a power cut or malfunction.I found it strange that...

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    The former Bar Fontaine building could be converted into 12 flats

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 28 views.

    New bid to turn former nightclub into flats after being empty for 10 yearsA new planning application to turn the former Bar Fontaine and La Dolce Vita nightclub into flats has been lodged with the borough council.Developer Hannaway Investments wants to turn the building between Old Foundry Road and St Margaret’s Plain into 12 flats – bringing it back into use after a decade of being left empty.It has lodged a formal planning application...

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    Hawk Express minicab driver stole teenager phone

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 27, 2017 with 1 replies and 29 views.

    Ipswich minicab driver stole teenager’s phone after illegally touting for business at Cardinal ParkAn Ipswich minicab driver has been convicted of touting for business and stealing a £450 phone belonging to a teenage girl he illegally picked up at Cardinal Park.Valdet Miftari, of Compair Crescent, Ipswich, was also found guilty of plying for trade when not licensed as a public Hackney carriage and having no insurance for his Volvo V50,...

    Latest reply: A typical Ipswich Star article, rotation between "teenage girl", "women", and "teenagers". Choose one stick to it, don't use it to add variety to the article.Hawk Express used to be the premier taxi company for Ipswich. A long downhill decline....

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    New parking regime set to be introduced across Suffolk to ease traffic

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 24, 2017 with 1 replies and 32 views.

    New parking regime set to be introduced across Suffolk to ease trafficThe changes are expected to lead to more fines for illegally parked cars.People who park illegally on yellow lines in Suffolk are more likely to be fined after a new civil parking enforcement scheme was agreed by the county council.The authority’s cabinet unanimously agreed to implement the scheme which has been agreed by all the district and borough councils in...

    Latest reply: This could be positive against the parking abuses in Ipswich Town Centre such as Arras Square and Princes Street. However, Ipswich already has it and the borough council aren't too hot on parking enforcement in these areas. I doubt this will...

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    Parents criticise Sprites Primary for Dinosaur Land trip during Storm Doris

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 25, 2017 with 1 replies and 30 views.

    Parents criticise Sprites Primary School for going ahead with trip to Dinosaur Land during Storm DorisPupils from Sprites Primary School were on a trip to Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk on Thursday when Storm Doris passed over East Anglia.Parents have criticised the decision of an Ipswich school to go-ahead with a trip to a theme park despite the threat of an amber weather warning after claims a tree fell onto a slide the children were...

    Latest reply: Interesting case of parents releasing their kids onto the trip during a major storm (Storm Doris) and then complaining when the kids were marginally at risk by the storm. REAch2 would have had a lot of answering to do if a child was injured on...

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    Ipswich Buttermarket Centre sold for nearly £55m – giving developers £20m profit

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 20, 2017 with 6 replies and 34 views.

    Ipswich Buttermarket Centre sold for nearly £55m – giving developers £20m profitThe Buttermarket Centre in the heart of Ipswich is being sold by its owners after a major redevelopment to create a leisure-based site in the heart of the town.Capital & Regional along with its partner the Drum Property Group bought the centre for just over £9m two years ago and spent £25m on its upgrade.The companies are now selling the centre to the...

    Latest reply: Never been to Arras but have seen streetview and images. Looks very nice. If I remember correctly (I should have checked perhaps) outside the railway station (not as good as ours) you have a large square with a war memorial in the middle and a...

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    The Mulberry Tree pub, Ipswich is up for sale

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 20, 2017 with 1 replies and 31 views.

    The Mulberry Tree pub, Ipswich is up for saleA landmark Ipswich town centre pub with full catering facilities and three bedroom flat is for sale, freehold, through Penn Commercial for £720,000.The Mulberry Tree is positioned at the junction of Woodbridge Road and Crown Street, just off the town’s main shopping area.It is well known as a live music venue.Feel free to comment on IPSWI.

    Latest reply: Slightly worrying news, is this another pub gone?The borough doesn't appear to be in a hurry of extending Cobden Place car park (now Regent Theatre car park) with the land they had purchased. Penn Commercial obviously got a contact at Ipswich...

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    Diversion nearly 3km long in place for first day of Ranelagh Road closure

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsFeb 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 29 views.

    Diversion nearly 3km long in place for first day of Ranelagh Road closure in IpswichTake a look at our video of the nearly 3km long diversion around the closure to see where the alternative route is.The work, being carried out by Suffolk County Council highways teams, will see traffic lights, street lighting, road markings and crossings replaced.There will also be work taking place around the station forecourt, while national Grid will...

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