PUBLISHED: 14:10 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:10 23 April 2019 Judy Rimmer The Suffolk Punch pub on Norwich Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Are you looking for a pub to run? If so, a popular venue in Ipswich is holding an open day tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, to find new tenants. The Suffolk Punch on Norwich Road will be opening its doors from 11am to 3pm.The pub, which stands close to the Ferodo Bridge, is described on the Ei Publican Partnerships website as “a true community hub, full of character and situated in a prime spot on the busy Norwich Road, near Ipswich town centre.” It has football, darts and pool teams and live music events.They say they are looking for an “experienced operator who can build on the good existing volume by exploiting all assets this marvellous public house has to offer.”The pub has a beer garden at the back for relaxing in warm weather, and Ei says there is a trade kitchen which could … [Read more...] about Could you run this Ipswich pub? Find out more at viewing day
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PUBLISHED: 11:55 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 April 2019 James Carr Peter Gwizdala is hoping to transform Arlingtons of Ipswich into a cultural destination. Archant Peter Gwizdala is a man with a very particular set of skills. Peter Gwizdala is hoping to transform Arlingtons of Ipswich into a cultural destination.During his time as an army major he was deployed to manage crises in war-torn countries and led teams through life or death situations.But his latest mission has seen him face a new challenge entirely. MORE: Time called on another Suffolk Pub as mountain of debt revealed Last year, Mr Gwizdala and his wife Alina took over Arlingtons of Ipswich and completed a six-figure makeover to rescue the site. “Key skills in a war zone are key skills in business”, Mr Gwizdala said, “You pull together your best team. You hold your nerve and play the long game.“I knew the site was special and when it came up for sale I felt the … [Read more...] about Former army major breathes new life into legendary Ipswich venue
PUBLISHED: 12:33 14 January 2019 Jane Hunt The scales of justice Archant A burglar who was chased out of an Ipswich house after bring confronted by the homeowner has been jailed for 27 months. Stefan Evans left the house in Kelvin Road empty handed on October 30 after being caught red-handed by the woman, who initially thought it was her son in the house, Ipswich Crown Court heard.Two weeks earlier, on October 15, Evans forced his way into a house in Jovian Way, Ipswich, while the owner was out on the school-run.She returned home and found rubbish had been tipped out of a bin liner, drawers emptied and jewellery, cash and watches worth several thousand ponds had been stolen.Evans, 26, of no fixed address, admitted burglary of a greenhouse, attempted burglary at a property in Saturn Road, Ipswich with intent to steal, burglary in Jovian Way and burglary with intent to steal in Kelvin Road.Sentencing him, Judge Rupert Overbury said it must have been … [Read more...] about Burglar chased out of house by victim is jailed
PUBLISHED: 10:52 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:52 22 November 2018 David Vincent Saxon House, Ipswich, the former home of the Call Connection business, is to be converted into apartments. Archant The former Call Connection offices in the centre of Ipswich are being converted into new central homes. intended for young professionals. Saxon House, 1 Cromwell Square, Ipswich which is being converted into 34 apartment homes by developers Amber & Gold. How it will look cgi. Picture: AMBER & GOLDThe Ipswich call centre firm closed in July 2017, with the loss of more than 130 jobs.Subsequently its headquarters office, Saxon House in Cromwell Square, was put up for sale with an asking price of almost £2m.It has been standing empty.Now London-based developers Amber & Gold are preparing a show apartment for a marketing launch.Estate agent Andrew Blewitt of Nicholas Estates said it was being converted into 34 one and two bedroom homes, with a target … [Read more...] about Modern Ipswich office block is being converted
PUBLISHED: 05:45 18 September 2018 Jake Foxford Police would like to speak to these two individuals in connection to the burglary of a Lloyds Pharmacy in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich. Picture: SUFFFOLK POLICE Archant Police are appealing to speak to two individuals in connection with the burglary of an Ipswich chemist. Two people used a garden spade to smash a glass pane in the door of Lloyds Pharmacy in Hawthorn Drive.Once inside, medication and a quantity of cosmetics were stolen.The incident occurred between 10.50pm and 11pm on September 1.Police are also linking this incident to two other recent burglaries at the pharmacy.The most recent incident occurred between 2.20am and 2.35am on September 7.It is believed an offender forced entry by throwing a paving slab through the front door of the business.A third incident took place shortly before 1.30am on August 27 when an unknown person forced entry by smashing glass in the front door.It is believed perfume and … [Read more...] about Can you help Ipswich police speak to these two people in connection to a burglary?