PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 November 2018 David Kindred A high tide in September 1969 saw the area around Stoke Bridge, Ipswich flooded. This photograph, from a silo at the dock, shows the rail yard and part of Commercial Road under water. The bridge over the river is now a dual carriageway, with the road cutting through the site of the British Fermentation Products Ltd mill in the centre of the picture. A skate park in now on part of the mill site. Cardinal Park is now top right of this view. Picture: IAN MCGRATH Archant David Kindred takes a look at Ipswich before flood defences and readers memories of local bands and more. A group of police officers watch as the water at St Peters Dock, Ipswich, gets close to the edge of the quay in September 1969. Picture: IAN MCGRATH Before better flood defences were built along the River Orwell in Ipswich very high tides would often flood the low areas of the town. A similar problem occurred during torrential rain until … [Read more...] about Days Gone By: Coverage of floods captured changes to the town’s landscape
PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 November 2018 David Hannant Jordan Rhodes of Norwich at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 10/11/2018 Paul Chesterton Shocking confession alert - I probably spend far too much time following what people are saying on social media about Norwich City. Obviously part of this is down to the fact I am - first and foremost - a fan. Being a Norwich City fan is as much a part of my make up as my family is, as my profession is, even as my cat is...Because of this, I have a natural interest in what my fellow City fans have to say about the club, which often influences what I decide to write about here.This week is no exception - as I’ve started to notice a recurring trend among City fans on social media is resurfacing for the umpteenth time.This trend is a funny one - talking about being talked about.One way or another, whether Norwich City are a hot … [Read more...] about David Hannant: Talk of the town or under the radar? As Jordan Rhodes would say…it don’t matter!
PUBLISHED: 19:18 20 November 2018 Suzanne Day There could soon be another new Aldi in Suffolk - Aldi in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town. Aldi have sent out leaflets to residents saying: “Aldi are excited about bringing their award-winning offers back to Stowmarket. “The proposed Aldi store will add much needed choice and competition for local residents.” Aldi say they will be submitting a planning application to Mid Suffolk District Council later this year and have asked local residents to fill in a questionnaire on their proposal. The leaflet mentions Aldi’s decision to close their old Stowmarket store in Gipping Way in 2009. The leaflet continues: “We are delighted to have identified a location, just further along Gipping Way and close to the town centre, to deliver a more modern and sustainable store in … [Read more...] about Bargain supermarket wants to make a return to the town
Video PUBLISHED: 20:18 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 November 2018 Mariam Ghaemi Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit for the Christmas lights switch on Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Stunning decorations and a snow machine delighted the community as the Christmas lights in Bury St Edmunds sparkled for the first time this year. This year specialist breast cancer surgeon Dr Liz O’Riordan did the honours of switching them on, marking the start of the festive period in the town.She described the atmosphere as “amazing,” adding that it was “great to see the community out and about”.Christmas has arrived in Bury St Edmunds Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN“The town was absolutely packed,” Dr O’Riordan said. “The lights look stunning – I think they are better than ever.”Organised by the business improvement group Ourburystedmunds, the Christmas extravaganza featured a … [Read more...] about ‘The town was absolutely packed’ – Bury St Edmunds sparkles with Christmas lights
Watch: Granddaughter of Martin McGuinness performs stunning rendition of 'The Town I Loved So Well' at Rev Latimer book launch BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The granddaughter of the late deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness delivered a stunning rendition of the Phil Coulter song 'The Town I Loved So Well' at a book launch in Londonderry on Wednesday. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/watch-granddaughter-of-martin-mcguinness-performs-stunning-rendition-of-the-town-i-loved-so-well-at-rev-latimer-book-launch-37507706.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article34693054.ece/b2078/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-2b2877c7-87d1-4e3b-bc10-b7664b3dc681_I2.jpg Email The granddaughter of the late deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness delivered a stunning rendition of the Phil Coulter song 'The Town I Loved So Well' at a book launch in Londonderry on Wednesday. Cara McGuinness performed at the launch of Rev David Latimer's book 'A Leap of Faith' … [Read more...] about Watch: Granddaughter of Martin McGuinness performs stunning rendition of ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ at Rev Latimer book launch