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The benefits of yoga and pilates

The benefits of yoga and pilates

A helpful explanation of the differences and similarities between the two practises.

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Staying Active - Top 5 Benefits For Children & Teens

Staying Active - Top 5 Benefits For Children & Teens

Inspire Suffolk tells us why being active and getting involved in sports is important for children and teenagers.

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Henry Curtis-Williams: From Dark to Light exhibition

Henry Curtis-Williams: From Dark to Light exhibition

Celebrating the extensive portfolio of photography, textile and mixed-media artwork of Henry Curtis-Williams.

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Go on - take the plunge!

Go on - take the plunge!

9 reasons to try open water swimming in 2017 from Fiona Wright, Director at All About Ipswich.

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Beer of the Month from Beer&Co - May

Beer of the Month from Beer&Co - May

Jake Overton of Beer&Co takes on the VERY difficult challenge of picking his Beer of the Month

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Ipswich's I Can Run Club

Ipswich's I Can Run Club

We don’t shout, we don’t force you to go faster and walking is all part of the plan.

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First family-sports day hailed a success

First family-sports day hailed a success

The very first multi-sports family activity day Inspired to Play hosted by Inspire Suffolk, Ipswich East Rotary Club, Ipswich Borough Council and Most...

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Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 2

Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 2

Rosie Richardson from Team ITFC tells us about their Tour of Suffolk Cycle ride in aid of Prostate Cancer UK...

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Think sport, think karting!

Think sport, think karting!

When you think ‘sport’, what activities spring to mind? Football? Tennis? Cricket? Well how about something more left field...

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"Suffolk, a cyclist's paradise..."

Whether you're a regular cyclist, looking to take on your first sporting challenge, or just want a day out with the family; Crafted Classique has something...

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New Park & Ride coming to Ipswich

New Park & Ride coming to Ipswich

First Eastern Counties Buses to delivery 'First Class' Park N Ride service"

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Beer & Folk Success

Beer & Folk Success

Saints Beer & Folk Fest delivered wonderful beer and cider, live music, a pop-up record shop and beer tasting with local brewers.

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Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 1

Ride Rosie, Ride... Part 1

Hear from Rosie Richardson, Director of Sales for TEAM ITFC as she undertakes the Cycling Tour of Suffolk -14/15th May 2017 over two days, all for charity

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Mr Coe celebrates 60 years

Mr Coe celebrates 60 years

'Reflections of a shopkeeper' by David Coe

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Free hearing tests in Ipswich to mark Deaf Awareness Week

Free hearing tests in Ipswich to mark Deaf Awareness Week

For a limited time only, award winning hearing specialists The Hearing Care Centre are hosting an exclusive Open Week event to showcase the latest developments...

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The hidden gardens of Ipswich

The hidden gardens of Ipswich

Take a stroll along the Saints, enjoy the shops and be sure to visit some of the gardens.

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Top picks for the Bank Holiday weekend!

Top picks for the Bank Holiday weekend!

Whether you're into beer, gin, food, football, music, nature or culture - there is plenty to do in Ipswich over the 3 day weekend.

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Discover Running In Ipswich

Discover Running In Ipswich

Inspired by the London Marathon? Ipswich if full of great running events and clubs...

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Happy 10th Birthday to Suffolk Food Hall!

Happy 10th Birthday to Suffolk Food Hall!

Giveaways, challenges, suprises, memories, a world record attempt and much much more...

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Dance Theatre takes on Mental Health

Dance Theatre takes on Mental Health

Two exquisite contemporary dance works exploring mental health at DanceEast.

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The trendiest brow treatment going...

The trendiest brow treatment going...

Betty Williams from Image Salon tells us about the new brow trend, Microblading.

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Top picks for the four day weekend...

Top picks for the four day weekend...

There's lots to do in Ipswich this Easter weekend so we've picked a few of our favourites to help you have a cracking break!

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Time to Unwind

Time to Unwind

Wise words from Hannah Cutts

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Online stationery brand OHH DEER has opened in Ipswich!

Online stationery brand OHH DEER has opened in Ipswich!

The quirky, illustrated gifts brand has opened its second shop in The Walk.

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"We're delighted to announce our Autumn season!"

The New Wolsey Theatre has announced their Autumn season for 2017.

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Sneak peak of the new EMPIRE Cinema!

Sneak peak of the new EMPIRE Cinema!

We were given an exclusive tour around the brand new EMPIRE Cinema in Ipswich Buttermarket.

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Pete Townshend has written two new songs for the touring production of Tommy.

Pete Townshend has written two new songs for the touring production of Tommy.

Produced by the New Wolsey Theatre, in co-production with Ramps on the Moon and directed by Kerry Michael.

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Channel 4's FOUR IN A BED is coming to Suffolk!

Channel 4's FOUR IN A BED is coming to Suffolk!

The popular TV show is looking for B&Bs and small hotels in Suffolk to be part of their 12th series.

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Silver Lining at New Wolsey

Silver Lining at New Wolsey

Taking me from tears of laughter to tears of sadness via empathy. A must see!

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Best Mother's Day deals and lunches in Ipswich!

Best Mother's Day deals and lunches in Ipswich!

Treat your mum to something special this Mother's Day...

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Final designs for Ipswich Cornhill released...

Final designs for Ipswich Cornhill released...

New plans for Ipswich Cornhill have been released, bringing sculpture and a water feature to the town square.

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New team at All About Ipswich

New team at All About Ipswich

Jack Cripps and Emma Lightfoot join Ipswich Central to work with All About Ipswich

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Spring on the Saints

Spring on the Saints

Daffodils, chocolate eggs and the all-important Mother's Day...

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Ipswich Tourism Conference

Ipswich Tourism Conference

12 May 2017 at Trinity Park

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Why Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of my favourite places

Why Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of my favourite places

4 great reasons to visit Ipswich Waterfront

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A very crafty week

A very crafty week

Brightening a wet week with weaving at Applaud and knitting at Jenny Wren's.

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Escape to the Algarve!

Escape to the Algarve!

Seven Property Group have several properties in Portugal. Perfect if you want to enjoy warmer temperatures all year round.

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5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Body Goals in 2017.

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Body Goals in 2017.

January has drawn to a close and I am sure some of the New Year's Resolutions to get stronger, leaner and fitter are starting to wane.

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Maria McGuchan's linocuts of scenes around Ipswich

Maria McGuchan's linocuts of scenes around Ipswich

I was delighted when Ipswich Borough Council approached me to produce a series of linocut prints based on scenes from around Ipswich.

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The WI are taking over the museum!

The WI are taking over the museum!

The newly-formed branch of the WI, Cake & Revolution, are so excited to have won the opportunity to take over Ipswich Museum on 2nd March.

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Show a little love

Show a little love

Celebrate Valentine's Day with The Saints.

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Hedgehog Talks and Drop-in Sessions

Hedgehog Talks and Drop-in Sessions

January saw the first of our public hedgehog talks, with the residents of Ipswich coming along to learn more about hedgehog ecology, the threats they...

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The Great East Run comes to Ipswich!

The Great East Run comes to Ipswich!

The Great East Run will be held in the town on Sunday 24 September 2017.

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Ten things to see in Ipswich Museum

Ten things to see in Ipswich Museum

Wool.i.am the Mammoth - It would be rude not to start with the Mammoth, as it is in the entrance, and is enormous ...

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A Short stroll in the Fynn Valley

A Short stroll in the Fynn Valley

A country walk by Christine, an Ipswich resident

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Discover Suffolk's hidden delights

Discover Suffolk's hidden delights

Suffolk’s landscape has been the inspiration for many from the composer Benjamin Britten to the author George Orwell. With such variety on offer from...

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Small business, big difference

Small business, big difference

Small Business Saturday takes place on Saturday 3rd December. This national campaign highlights small business success and encourages ...

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Embrace your inner Audrey

Embrace your inner Audrey

“I believe in manicures" the words famously proclaimed by movie and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn ...

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A 40 somethings guide to things to do in Ipswich

A 40 somethings guide to things to do in Ipswich

My Ipswich glass is very definitely half full and my plate pretty much the same... (as you can tell by the things I recommend to do!)

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Witches to ride in SGB Championship in 2017

Witches to ride in SGB Championship in 2017

British Speedway is ready to bounce back in 2017 after the biggest revamp of the sport in modern history with the Witches riding in the newly named SGB...

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Welcome to Ipswich!

Welcome to Ipswich!

For my first post, I would like to briefly introduce to you the University’s Students’ Union, why we exist and what we can do for you. The Students’ Union...

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Best romantic restaurants in Ipswich

Best romantic restaurants in Ipswich

Read our review of TripAdvisor's most romantic restaurants in the town

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Top romantic hot spots in Suffolk

Top romantic hot spots in Suffolk

If you're planning a romantic trip away, why not use Ipswich as your base to explore the glorious county of Suffolk.

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Top 10 things to do in Ipswich

Top 10 things to do in Ipswich

Suffolk's county town is a vibrant place to spend some time, with a pleasing mix of culture and history. It's a great place to spend a few days of exploration...

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Five things to do in town while you’re back from uni

Five things to do in town while you’re back from uni

So you’ve made it back home, after a few exhausting months at university, discovering pints for a pound

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A puzzling Suffolk story

A puzzling Suffolk story

Every great story depends on an intriguing plot.

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Ta ta to the trotters and thank you

Ta ta to the trotters and thank you

Now that the Pigs Gone Wild trail has finished and the pigs are now settling into their new homes, we wanted to say another huge thank you to all the...

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Internationally renowned sports film director returns to home turf for key exhibition this autumn

Internationally renowned sports film director returns to home turf for key exhibition this autumn

The University of Suffolk will host an exhibition this autumn from one of its alumni.

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Making Ipswich a dementia friendly town

Making Ipswich a dementia friendly town

Earlier this year, I was honoured to be announced as His Royal Highness Ambassador for Responsible Business in East Anglia.

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Get the Danish 'hygge' feeling in Ipswich

Get the Danish 'hygge' feeling in Ipswich

This Scandi import pronounced "hoo-gah", is more of an expression of feelings and emotions and you can find it right here in Ipswich.

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Made in Dagenham review

Made in Dagenham review

Made in Dagenham comes to the New Wolsey Theatre this week but what's it all about? Andrew Clarke from the East Anglian Daily Times went along to find...

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Bouncing, but not as you know it

Bouncing, but not as you know it

We went trampolining after school this week - so much fun!

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the best metallics of them all?

Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the best metallics of them all?

This latest trend will guarantee all your friends will have serious nail envy when they check out your fab mirrored digits

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Suffolk Food Hall rediscovers the Ipswich Almond Pudding

Suffolk Food Hall rediscovers the Ipswich Almond Pudding

Suffolk Food Hall has emulated the flavours of the ‘Ipswich Almond Pudding’, a traditional recipe of the area.

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Rent a beach hut for the day

Rent a beach hut for the day

Having evolved from the wheeled bathing machines used by the Victorians to preserve their modesty, the brightly painted beach hut is now one of our greatest...

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Messing about on the river

Messing about on the river

‘There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats’, said Ratty to Mole.

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A taste of the US comes to Ipswich

A taste of the US comes to Ipswich

As like many of you, I’ve been excited to see the developments at the Buttermarket Centre recently and, as the new restaurants have opened their doors,...

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Independent Ipswich

Independent Ipswich

While Ipswich is home to many big name brands, it’s out independent businesses which really make the town sing.

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Your Heritage Weekend Plan

Your Heritage Weekend Plan

Ipswich town centre is awash with historic building and many of these will be open to the public during Heritage Open Day. Here, Ipswich Central takes...

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Football and families

Football and families

If some of you are coming to the game but others would rather explore, there’s plenty to do for all of you.

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Historic Port of Ipswich

Historic Port of Ipswich

Learn all about the heritage of Ipswich Waterfront.

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Gecko’s Cultural Highlights

Gecko’s Cultural Highlights

As an international touring physical theatre company we like to make the most of Ipswich’s worldwide cultural offer when we are in our hometown…

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Eastern Angles’ Heritage and Cultural Highlights

Eastern Angles’ Heritage and Cultural Highlights

Eastern Angles prides itself on its East Anglian heritage and Ipswich has plenty of history to offer…

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Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance

Ipswich is a renowned cultural centre for entertainment and creativity.

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Savour Suffolk, the foodie county

Savour Suffolk, the foodie county

Suffolk has an unrivalled heritage in food and drink; not for any one feature, dish or champion but for its unique landscape determining local custom.

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Children and Literature

Children and Literature

If you are coming to the town with your children, or are young at heart, there’s plenty to do.

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The Ipswich Town of places to eat and drink

The Ipswich Town of places to eat and drink

Take a tour of the town both etymologically and gastronomically!

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Parks and locally brewed beers

Parks and locally brewed beers

Enjoy one of Ipswich’s beautiful open spaces and enjoy lunch on the waterfront.

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A day near the water

A day near the water

Dine on the water and take in the sights and sounds of the river.

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