PUBLISHED: 08:36 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:36 12 February 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Air pollution in Ipswich is a problem which opposition groups claim the borough council is not tackling seriously. Picture: GREGG BROWN Some of Ipswich’s most congested roads may be given management plans to tackle high pollution levels in the next few years, amid concerns that there is a lack or urgency to the borough council’s air quality strategy. The borough council’s executive last week approved the air quality action plan with measures to promote car sharing, get people walking and cycling more, and bring back the Park and Ride in Bury Road.Ipswich currently has five air quality management areas (AQMAs) – portions of the town where nitrogen dioxide levels are above the national level considered acceptable.Those are located in:• The junction of Norwich Road, Chevallier Street and Valley RoadThe area where St Matthews … [Read more...] about Worst spots for air pollution in Ipswich revealed
PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 January 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Dog fouling in Ipswich could feature more stringent punishment if extended under a public space protection order. Picture: ARCHANT Archant Tougher penalties on dog fouling and defecating and urinating in public could come into force in Ipswich if plans to extend a public protection order win support. Alasdair Ross said the public consultation had featured a good response. Picture: LUCY TAYLORA public consultation was launched last summer on whether to extend an existing public space protection order (PSPO) for street drinking – an order which cracks down on a specific issue in a community.The consultation was seeking views on extending it to dog fouling, defecating or urinating in public, gangs loitering, use of drugs and legal highs and anti-social vehicle use.The results of the consultation on the dog fouling and street defecating have been published ahead of next week’s … [Read more...] about Should fines be tougher for people defecating in the street?
Updated PUBLISHED: 15:12 01 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 01 December 2018 Will Jefford A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death in Meridian Rise, Ipswich. Picture: WILL JEFFORD Archant Neighbours have reacted with shock after a man was arrested suspicion of murder following a woman’s death in an Ipswich home. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death in Meridian Rise, Ipswich. Picture: WILL JEFFORDPolice were called to an address in Meridian Rise, near Cemetery Road, earlier this morning following a call from paramedics at 8.20am, who found the deceased woman, aged in her 40s, in the property.Residents living in the road appeared shocked at the news of the death, which is being treated as suspicious.A man, also aged in his 40s, has been arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.Alicia Remirez, who lives in Meridian Rise, spoke of her surprise at the news. “I … [Read more...] about Residents’ shock at Ipswich death as man arrested on suspicion of murder
PUBLISHED: 06:02 20 August 2018 Dominic Moffitt CCTV footage of the women from Aldi who stole Mrs Debenham's bag Picture: JOANNE HOLMES/ ALDI Archant A business owner and grandmother whose bag was stolen at a local supermarket has spoken of her ordeal Julie Debenham with her daughter Joanne Holmes and grandchildren Joshua and Sophie Picture: JOANNE HOLMESA business owner and grandmother whose bag was snatched at an Ipswich supermarket has spoken of her ordeal.Ipswich salon owner of twenty-nine years, Julie Debenham had her handbag containing her purse, keys and a white iPhone 5 stolen from her trolley whilst buying lunch at a supermarket for her grandson on Wednesday August 15.The incident took place at the Aldi on Hines Road, at 11:55am and left Mrs Debenham feeling shaken. “I feel silly and vulnerable,” she said. “You don’t expect to be going through your local supermarket and have someone waiting to pounce on you.”She … [Read more...] about ‘I feel silly and vulnerable’ – grandmother whose handbag was stolen at supermarket speaks out
When born and bred Londoner Bernie Osborne pulled up to Colorado Springs a decade ago via Alabama, he hoped to find his clan members: people who shared a passion for English cars.He was in luck.After placing an ad in The Gazette looking for auto lovers, he hooked up with Pikes Peak Little British Car Group, a cohort of men who adored their genre of vehicles: Morris Garages (MGs for short), Triumph, Lotus, Healey, Mini, Jaguar, Jensen and Sunbeam.“They’re fun to drive,” said Osborne, owner of a 1980 MG. “Smaller, zippy.”It’s an overcast, humid morning in late July. The parking lot of Patty Jewett Golf Course is bursting with nearly 20 little British cars, lined up one next to the other in their bubblegum shades of reds, greens, yellows and blues, with more sedate grays, whites and creams in the mix.A peek inside the predominantly open-air cars reveals a few steering wheels that might perplex American drivers. (They’re on the right-hand side.) An … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs car club has the pedal to the British metal