PUBLISHED: 06:00 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 06 October 2018 Andy Warren Gwion Edwards started his career at Swansea City but is now at Ipswich Town. Picture: WalesOnline/Steve Wallter Archant It’s May 13, 2012 and Gwion Edwards is standing on the Liberty Stadium touchline waiting for his lifelong dream to come true. Gwion Edwards celebrates his goal against Norwich. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMHe’s standing next to Swans manager Brendan Rodgers, stripped off and ready to come on for his Premier League debut, which will come the next time the ball goes out of play.Sadly it never arrived and the 25-year-old left Swansea without a senior appearance to his name.The Welsh winger will finally appear at the home of his boyhood club this weekend in an Ipswich shirt, though, watched by family and friends, looking to help his new club arrest a worrying slide which has seen them fail to win any of their opening 11 league … [Read more...] about Gwion Edwards nearly fulfilled his Premier League dream with Swansea… now he returns with Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 05:31 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:15 06 October 2018 David Vincent Arlingtons, Ipswich, before the refurbishment work Archant Historic Arlingtons restaurant in Ipswich has been sold and is set to re-open later this month, after the new owners complete a six-figure sum makeover. Historic Arlingtons is about to be re-launched, as a bar/restaurant/coffee house and live music venue. Head chef Steve Bullus outside the building in Museum Street, IpswichLiz and Ken Ambler have handed over the reins after 10 years.They rescued the building, the town’s original Victorian museum and later Arlingtons Ballroom, and brought it back into use.New owners, local businessman Peter Gwizdala and his wife Alina, have exciting plans for the building - including making it a venue for live music, to highlight and give opportunities for local talent.“It will become a new venue for Ipswich for music and entertainment as well.Arlingtons Ballroom when it was … [Read more...] about Arlingtons in Ipswich will reopen later this month – and these are the exciting plans
Poll PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 October 2018 Paul Geater Ipswich market moved to Princes Street when work started on the Cornhill in January. Picture: GREGG BROWN Members of the Ipswich Society are being asked whether they want to see the market return to the Cornhill or stay in its current position when the work in the town centre is completed at the end of October. The borough has said it should stay at the top of Princes Street, in Giles Circus and in Queen Street.The Cornhill itself would then be clear for special events running over several days – and to provide an open space for people to meet or sit down and eat sandwiches in the middle of the day.The market would not be able to occupy its previous position because that will be the site of the water feature and outside Pret a Manger which is expected want to encourage people to eat outside.Ipswich Society chairman John Norman, writing in the current newsletter, is urging members to let the … [Read more...] about Have your say: Should Ipswich market stay put when the Cornhill reopens?
PUBLISHED: 13:33 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:27 05 October 2018 Michael McIntyre performing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Photo: PA Archive/PA Images PA Archive/PA Images Comedy legend Michael McIntyre had to ask an audience to explain the Suffolk phrase “on the huh” during a sell-out performance at the Ipswich Regent. The comic performed at the theatre on Thursday, October 4 as part of his Big World Tour, which also includes dates at Wembley Arena and the O2. When tickets went on sale for the Ipswich date back in May, all 1,500 seats sold out within 23 minutes. With a more intimate venue, Mr McIntyre got chatting to the audience and asked them if they had any local sayings.When one fan shouted out “on the huh” and explained it meant something that was wonky, the comic found it ‘hilarious’.Melanie McGowan, from Saxmundham, was at the gig with her husband David and tweeted: “Michael McIntyre didn’t disappoint - … [Read more...] about Michael McIntyre pokes fun of Suffolk sayings at Ipswich gig
Mark Leathers is refusing to shave his beard until Ipswich Town win a game. Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTH Archant When he jokingly said he wouldn’t shave until Ipswich Town won a game, Mark Leathers hoped it would mean growing nothing more than a bit of stubble. Mark Leathers pictured before deciding not to shave until Ipswich Town win a game. Picture: EMMA LEATHERSBut, seven weeks later, the life-long Blues supporter sports a bushy beard that really does show how long it was since the Tractor Boys last tasted victory.When the Blues got off to a faltering start in their 2018-19 season, the 37-year-old decided to hang up his razor until Paul Hurst’s side put a win on their scoresheet.But even he did not expect it to take this long before Town collected three points from single game, meaning the usually clean-shaven Suffolk County Council worker now sports thick facial hair.He is also not cutting his hair, meaning it has got longer and curlier than usual.Mark Leathers is … [Read more...] about I’m not shaving until Ipswich Town win a game, says fan