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Love bug strikes newspaper offices

A computer virus, which paralysed computer networks across the world, provided copy for the regional press – but few real problems. Warnings about the “ILOVEYOU” virus were sent to newsrooms by many of their own IT departments soon after work

Paper takes itself to PCC in storm over rapist

The Ipswich Evening Star has taken the unusual step of referring itself to the Press Complaints Commission. The move follows what it claims have been threats by Essex Probation Service to take the paper to the PCC over its coverage

BT awards shortlist unveiled

IT’S down to two – Metro London and the Ipswich Evening Star – in the battle to be named London and Northern Home Counties Daily Newspaper of the Year. Shortlisted entrants in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards were

With rights come responsibilities

Journalists have been asked to remember their responsibilities as the new Freedom of Information Act is brought in. Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer told a law conference that they were the prism through which the public viewed open government. He outlined

'Substantial' damages paid after regional press libel

A regional newspaper has agreed to pay a top racehorse trainer undisclosed libel damages following a story about the sale of an animal. Paul D’Arcy had brought libel proceedings in London’s High Court over a claim that he acted unprofessionally

Star court victory – but fightis no easier

A court order challenged by the Ipswich Evening Star has allowed identification of a teenager who punched a middle-aged man in the street. The court victory for the Star is one of a series around the country – but persuading

Star unmasks "menace"

The Ipswich Evening Star has named and shamed a teenage hooligan on its front-page, after he carried out a reign of terror against shop staff and customers. The 14-year-old boy, who appeared before a youth court – which automatically bans

Star bid to untangle bus chaos

The Ipswich Evening Star is warning of chaos on the town’s buses – after two companies made changes to their schedules. Fears of a passenger revolt have led the paper to launch Bus Watch, to highlight the state of services.

Reporter quizzes police chief

The Ipswich Evening Star has taken its Police Watch campaign a step further by questioning the chief of Suffolk Police. Reporter Lisa Baxter met Paul Scott-Lee to discuss public fears about the length of time between incidents occuring and the

90 per cent back "name and shame" plan

Readers of the Ipswich Evening Star have overwhelmingly backed the paper’s campaign to name and shame local troublemakers. A poll on the Evening Star’s website showed that 90 per cent of people think the youths in question, who admitted causing

Star's £100,000 effort

The Ipswich Evening Star is celebrating one of the most successful appeals it has ever run, raising £100,000 for a young burns victim. In November 1998, baby Terri Calvesbert suffered 85 per cent burns in a fire at her home,

Row over deadly roundabout

There is mixed news for the Ipswich Evening Star in its battle to get changes made to a deadly roundabout in Felixstowe. The Highways Agency has agreed to install warning signs, road markings and an advisory 20mph limit at the

Nothing to write home about

A region’s postal service is being put under the spotlight after being exposed as rather less than ‘first class’. The Ipswich Evening Star launched its latest campaign at the beginning of April to find out what people really think of

Club chairman supports newspaper campaign

A new football campaign from the Ipswich Evening Star has now been given the all-important thumbs-up by the chairman of Ipswich Town. David Sheepshanks said he was impressed by the newspaper’s Back the Blues for Europe campaign, which is encouraging

Co-op divi boosts appeal

The Ipswich Evening Star has seen its Suffolk Accident Rescue Service Campaign boosted by shoppers at the Co-op. The Co-op’s “divi number donation” raised £5,000 for the campaign, bringing the total raised to £17,000. The money – along with a

Evening Star campaign on verge of victory

A campaign by the Ipswich Evening Star to close a killer gap on the A12 at Brightwell could be on the verge of victory. The Evening Star led calls for the gap to be sealed after it reported on the