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Bond is back… in Ipswich

Bond is back! But this time as the theme for the annual Evening Star Press Ball on June 28, which will aim to change the lives of 20 children. Last year the Evening Star Press Ball proved to be a

Press arrives in East Anglia

Work is being carried out at the Ipswich Evening Star to prepare for the installation of 45 ton of new equipment, which will double the paper’s colour page printing capability. The press is expected to be completed by September in

Editor calls for Blunkett apology

Editor Nigel Pickover has called for David Blunkett to aplogise to the regional press. Here is his letter in full: Letter to Rt. Hon David Blunkett,Home Secretary,50, Queen Anne’s Gate,London,SW1H 9AT Dear Home Secretary, I am a British daily newspaper

Editor calls for Blunkett apology

The editor of the Evening Star, Ipswich, has called for David Blunkett to apologise to the regional press following comments he made earlier this week about media “insanity”. In an open letter to the Home Secretary, editor Nigel Pickover defends

Editors meet PM

A group of daily newspaper editors from newspaper group Archant have met Prime Minister Tony Blair. Editors Terry Hunt, from the East Anglian Daily Times; Nigel Pickover from the Evening Star, Ipswich; and David Bourn from the Evening News, Norwich,

Six murderers are walking free: Paper offers reward

Reward money is being stumped up by the Evening Star in a bid to find the killers of six local murder victims. The Ipswich paper said the killers were walking free – and could be anyone. The Evening Star wants

Out of the the frying pan, into the fire

A former ad manager who took the plunge to follow his dream of becoming a journalist has been appointed news editor at the Evening Star, Ipswich. Colin Adwent, (40), has worked for the East Anglian division of Archant since 1979

Double colour from £1.5m project

The Ipswich Star is set to double its colour pages in a £1.5m press project. The Star currently has 16 colour pages each day. Work is being carried out at the Ipswich Press Centre ready for the installation of a

Newspaper image could be adopted by football club

A debate is under way as to whether the Evening Star’s endearing Tractor Boy mascot for Ipswich Town FC could be taken on as an official club mascot. The club sent a survey to 50,000 fans to ask their opinion

Regional editors decide on Queen Mother coverage

The death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, announced on Saturday justbefore 6pm, left regional editors with a key decision to make. Should they recall staff to the office there and then to produce an extraSunday edition to compete with

Sex offender forced out after Star campaign

A serial sex offender whose days in Ipswich were counted by the Evening Star has now become a story in another part of the country. Steven Beech spent ten days in Ipswich, where he stayed as a “guest” of the

New assistant editor at the Star

Anne Gould has been promoted to assistant editor at the Evening Star, Ipswich. She has been with the paper since 1979 and will take responsibility for all feature and news feature content for the Evening Star’s print and on-line editions,

Star gains national publicity for dramatic rescue pictures

Dramatic rescue pictures by Ipswich Evening Star photographer Andy Hendry were plastered across the national press yesterday. The nationals clamoured to use photos of two boys who were inches from death when they were dragged from mud in a tense

Editor pays tribute to Ipswich MP

Nigel Pickover, editor of the Evening Star, has paid tribute to Ipswich MP Jamie Cann who died earlier this week. The MP was a personal friend of the editor and wrote a column for the Ipswich Evening Star, Jamie Cann’s

Tractor Boy is "real"!

There’s a real-life Tractor Boy to lead the crowds supporting Ipswich Town. Well almost… The eight-foot Tractor Boy mascot provided by the Ipswich Star is about to follow the team around Europe as the football team pursues its UEFA Cup

Star chooses its top School Reporters

The winners of this year’s Ipswich Evening Star School Reporter scheme have been announced. In the high school category, 16-year-old Phong Luu was chosen after submitting several articles over the year including a review of a school play, and in