Which essential stores will stay open during lockdown - from B&M to Wilko, Poundland and Superdrug? Maintenance crews moved on to Ipswich Town Hall on Wednesday to carry out checks on its clock tower – watched by crowds taking advantage of the last day of shopping before the country goes back into lockdown. Why aren't we waking up to a winner? Were you a student at Westbourne High School back in the 1970s and 80s? It's not likely but here's how it works. From today people are being told to stay home and protect the NHS under a second national lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus. So here we are, back in lockdown and facing a grim winter with little to really look forward to – because the festive season is going to feel anything but festive as it looks like we’ll have to do most of our socialising by Zoom or Microsoft Teams, writes Paul Geater. Local news headlines for Ipswich, Felixstowe and the surrounding Suffolk areas from the Ipswich Star. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. A young man who risked everything to reach the safety of Britain has begun training to become a nurse, after being guided through the education system by his Suffolk mentor.
Theatre Royal stages Christmas Carol on Bury’s Angel Hill, Refugee who fled oppressive dictatorship as a teen begins nursing degree. An Ipswich landlord who sold 500 takeaway pints a weekend during the first lockdown does not know if he will offer the service again, despite a government U-turn. Final approval for 135 homes, a cafe and a 65-bed care home in Pinewood has been granted after six years in the pipeline. Owners of Ipswich’s Sin Bar are tight-lipped on the bar’s future after announcing its “closure” on Facebook. It’s the wrong time to ease the Covid rules as cases continue to grow locally. It is a feature of the world we live in today that opinions (amplified by social media) have become more entrenched, in many cases more extreme, and that far too often what should be a rational debate can end up as a rather unpleasant name-calling exercise. The second national lockdown goes ahead from Thursday after MPs overwhelmingly backed the government’s attempt to reduce the impact of the Covid pandemic at the end of a parliamentary debate. There are three times as many people in hospital with Covid in the run-up to the second lockdown compared to the first time around, it has emerged. Over the last week there have almost been times when you could park Covid-19 and feel as if “normal” politics had returned to Suffolk with rows about council candidates and an argument between a local MP and government quango.
Thousands of indecent images of children found at Ipswich pensioner’s home, Explained: All the new lockdown rules which start today, Suffolk police warning to reckless lockdown rule breakers, Furlough extension has brought relief - but lockdown could still spell disaster for many, predicts expert, Coronavirus case rates drop again in all but one area of Suffolk, Takeaway beer U-turn welcomed but Suffolk landlords in the dark over support. People will be suspended from visiting Ipswich and Colchester hospitals during the national lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus and keep patients and staff safe. An Ipswich landlord who sold 500 takeaway pints a weekend during the first lockdown does not know if he will offer the service again, despite a government U-turn.
Two former Town players Matt Holland and Darren Ambrose visited an Ipswich foodbank today as part of a campaign to end child food poverty led by footballer Marcus Rashford. In court, 44-year-old Linehan denied that she was texting at the time of the accident, according to The Daily News … Care home residents in Suffolk should be able to receive visits from loved ones during England’s second lockdown. Every week at present feels like a crucial point in the battle against Covid-19 and the struggle to keep the country together – but this week feels more important than most as the government introduces the new three-tier approach to fighting the disease, writes Paul Geater. Warnings are going out over Bonfire Night dangers - including ‘cheap’ fireworks sold on social media. Maintenance crews moved on to Ipswich Town Hall on Wednesday to carry out checks on its clock tower – watched by crowds taking advantage of the last day of shopping before the country goes back into lockdown. Shoppers have been out in force in towns across Suffolk as the country prepared for the start of the second lockdown on Thursday morning. How many people are in hospital now compared to the first lockdown? It’ll be an austere Christmas for many – in spite of a more generous support scheme for workers stuck in lockdown, an East Anglian accountancy expert believes. We’re promised millions from government, but will money ever arrive? Coronavirus case rates drop again in all but one area of Suffolk, Thousands of indecent images of children found at Ipswich pensioner’s home, New Wolsey unveils Snow Queen as online rock’n’roll panto. Take a look at some of our favorite North of Boston photos of the week by staff photographer David Sokol. Wilko stores set to stay open during lockdown. A young man who risked everything to reach the safety of Britain has begun training to become a nurse, after being guided through the education system by his Suffolk mentor. Today East Suffolk lies at a crossroads – the future of the east of the county now seems certain to rest in the hands of London-based civil servants and ministers – and to be honest I don’t know which way they will jump when push comes to shove. PHOTOS: PICTURE THIS!
... “We just … Portman House, 120 Princes StreetIpswich, IP1 1RS, Suffolk police warning to reckless lockdown rule breakers, Takeaway beer U-turn welcomed but Suffolk landlords in the dark over support, Refugee who fled oppressive dictatorship as a teen begins nursing degree, MPs back second Covid lockdown – Ipswich’s Tom Hunt abstains in vote, Ipswich and Colchester hospitals suspending visitors in lockdown, ‘Like the days before Christmas’ in Suffolk as lockdown two looms, Engineers carry out checks at Ipswich Town Hall ahead of lockdown, School to discuss wider use of face masks amid ‘dichotomy’ of second lockdown, Sin Bar owners tight-lipped on future after closure announcement. The annual Theatre Royal panto may be cancelled this year but there is still going to be some Christmas magic in Bury St Edmunds as a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, gets an outdoor production. All rights reserved. People will be suspended from visiting Ipswich and Colchester hospitals during the national lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus and keep patients and staff safe. What happens if nobody gets 270 electoral votes? Two local good causes are set to benefit from the proceeds of the upcoming Made in Suffolk legacy auction; but who are they? Charitable organisations throughout Suffolk are again there to lend a hand as the county enters coronavirus lockdown for a second time. Ipswich town centre was bustling on Wednesday, as shoppers ran last-minute errands, some queuing to get into bank branches or major chain retailers such as Primark and Boots. This week we’re all being asked our opinions on proposals for new projects for Ipswich that might be funded with £25m as part of a Town Deal scheme using direct government investment.