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IPSWICH: A dope-smoking burglar with a gambling habit is back in jail today after adding to his shameful criminal record.

Gipeswic (also Gippelwich)[9]) arose as the equivalent to these, serving the Kingdom of East Anglia,[10] its early imported wares dating to the time of King Rædwald, supreme ruler of the English (616–624). The famous ship-burial and treasure at Sutton Hoo nearby (9 miles, 14.5 km) is probably his grave. The Ipswich Museum houses replicas of the Roman Mildenhall and Sutton Hoo treasures. A gallery devoted to the town's origins includes Anglo-Saxon weapons, jewellery and other artefacts.

The Ipswich Cardinals is a successful American football team, playing in the South-East Conference of BAFACL 1 – the second tier of the BAFA Community Leagues.

Aston Villa hold on to claim a point at Ipswich to secure a fifth draw from their eighth Championship game.

After the invasion of 869 Ipswich fell under Viking rule. The earth ramparts circling the town centre were probably raised by Vikings in Ipswich around 900 to prevent its recapture by the English.[14][15] They were unsuccessful. The town operated a mint under royal licence from King Edgar in the 970s, which continued through the Norman Conquest until the time of King John, in about 1215.[16] The abbreviation 'Gipes' appears on the coins.

Key organisations joined forces in a Suffolk town this week for a day of action addressing issues of concern, including crime, parking problems and rogue traders.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has said club owner Marcus Evans remains "realistic" in his pursuit of Premier League football.

A key employment sector is insurance, both wholesale and retail sectors. Some of the major players with a key presence in Ipswich include AXA, Churchill, Legal & General, LV and Willis. Access to a skilled and experienced workforce has also led to the establishment of ancillary businesses serving these companies, including call centres dealing with sales and claims.

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Passengers on intercity rail services in the region can travel in more comfort as a £12million train refurbishment scheme from operator Abellio Greater Anglia has been completed.

Suffolk’s very own Oscar-winning director was yesterday reunited with the student filmmakers he deemed worthy of their own accolade.

More than a decade after wowing a packed Portman Road, pop legend Sir Elton John is returning to Ipswich next summer we can exclusively reveal.

Town defender ready to square of with international teammate Ross McCormack this weekend as Town look to build on midweek win at Derby

Pulsating finish to the game as Best and Sears denied

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The town's daily newspaper is the Ipswich Star a sister title to the county's daily newspaper the East Anglian Daily Times.

A tenant is being sought for the latest new landmark building planned for Princes Street in Ipswich.

The town's railway engine shed opened in 1846 and closed in 1968. Ipswich is still a signing-on point for loco crews and a stabling point.

The Labour leadership election is looking more and more like something you could imagine turning up in a Tom Sharpe farce as the two candidates try to out-do each other by insisting they are more and more left-wing.

The Kesgrave Family Fun Day is set to return next year after the success of this summer’s inaugural event.

Ipswich Town came mighty close to snatching victory against newly-relegated Aston Villa in a frantic finish, but a nil-nil scoreline was a fair reflection of a scrappy match short on goalscoring chances at either end.

How Ryan Fraser used coffee and Maisie the dog to help him settle in after moving 600 miles away from his Aberdeen home.

The Ipswich Village Development, begun in 2002 around Russell Road, is home to Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.

Districts outside the town centre include Bixley Farm, Broke Hall, California, Castle Hill, The Dales, Gainsborough, Greenwich, Kesgrave (which is actually a separate town situated in Suffolk Coastal District), Maidenhall, Pinewood, Priory Heath, Racecourse, Ravenswood (built on a former airfield), Rose Hill, Rushmere, Springvale, St Margarets, Stoke, Warren Heath, Westbourne, Whitehouse and Whitton.

Key Arts is an artist-run space using the redundant St Mary at the Quay Church on the waterfront. They hold a comprehensive programme of events and residencies during the year and have been running since 2006.

There are several medieval Ipswich churches but the grandest is St Mary le Tower,[39] rebuilt by the Victorians. Holy Trinity Church by Ipswich Waterfront is one of the few churches in the country which was built during the reign of William IV and whilst the outside looks plain, the interior is quite spectacular. The world's oldest circle of church bells is housed in St Lawrence Church.[40]

As with much of East Anglia, rainfall is low, averaging 569.3mm[64] in a typical year, with 103.8 days of the year[65] reporting over 1mm of rain. All averages refer to the period 1971–2000.

Real Madrid's Rodriguez offered "major role" at Man Utd, Hull caretaker boss Phelan could quit, Juventus want Arsenal's Sanchez, plus more.

In the Waterfront area The Mill is the tallest building in East Anglia, reaching 23 storeys.

I have a naked patch round the back, writes Lynne Mortimer.

To the east of the town is Trinity Park near Bucklesham the home of the annual Suffolk Show—a typical county show. The 'Trinity' is the name given to the three animals native to the county of Suffolk, namely Red Poll cattle, the powerful Suffolk Punch horse and the black faced Suffolk sheep.

Ipswich remains a 'town' despite a few attempts at winning 'city' status.[34] It does not have a cathedral, so the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is based at Bury St Edmunds, the former county town of West Suffolk.

Ipswich is home to the team Ipswich Swimming.[56] Formed in 1884 as Ipswich Swimming Club, it is based at the town's Crown Pools, and also uses the Fore Street swimming pool. The most successful club member is World Championship gold medallist Karen Pickering.

His novels have sold in their millions, received prestigious awards and Oscar-winning film adaptations.

The modern name is derived from the medieval name Gippeswic, probably taken either from an Old Saxon personal name or from an earlier name of the Orwell estuary (although unrelated to the name of the River Gipping).[4] It has also been known as Gyppewicus and Yppswyche.[1]

Suffolk County Council’s care home boss has offered reassurance that people are not placed in inadequate homes in the county.

State-funded secondary schools include comprehensive schools such as Copleston and Northgate High Schools and academies such as Ipswich Academy and Chantry Academy. Ipswich is also home to several independent schools, including Royal Hospital School, Ipswich School (both are co-educational and members of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference), Ipswich High School (girls-only) and St Joseph's College (Catholic, co-educational).

On 13 March 2007 Ipswich was awarded the cleanest town award.[33]

The Willis Building is a glass-clad building owned by Willis. Designed by Norman Foster, the building dates from 1974 (when it was known as the Willis-Corroon building). It became the youngest Grade I listed building in Britain in 1991—being at the time one of only two listed buildings to be under 30 years of age.[31]

Felixstowe & Walton United face a side 55 places above them in the non-league pyramid when they host National League (South) Bishop’s Stortford in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup at the Goldstar Ground today.