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Fire warning to people living in Ipswich

The fire is on Holywells Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fire at an industrial unit in Ipswich.

Police were called by the Fire Service at 2.55pm this afternoon, Monday 29 June, to assist with traffic control at the location in Holywells Road.

The road is currently closed between Duke Street and Cliff Lane whilst firefighters tackle the blaze and people living nearby are being advised to keep their windows closed.

Man arrested in connection with Ipswich park rape

A man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Sherrington Road park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been arrested in connection in a rape in an Ipswich park.

The assault on a 17-year-old took place Wednesday 17 June in Sherrington Road park.

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of rape. He has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he is currently being questioned.


Getting ready for the 'Great East Swim' in Suffolk

Swimmers at a previous 'Great East Swim' Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 2,000 swimmers are expected to take to Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich in Suffolk today for the 'Great East Swim'.

It's one of East Anglia's most popular mass participation events and attracts people from allover the region to take part and raise money for charity.

There are several waves of swimmers, starting at 8.00am with the 2 mile distance. At 11.45am the schools 200m swim starts and the final group of swimmers set off at 2.30pm for the 5km distance.

Suffolk soprano Laura Wright will be performing at the event and she will later set of on a half mile swim.

"For me this is all about getting people to take part and getting people involved in something a bit out of the ordinary. I have never done open water swimming before so it is something new for me. The Great East Swim is about taking part and seeing a beautiful part of Suffolk. I think it is going to be really exciting."

– Laura Wright


200th anniversary of two of Constable's masterpieces

Visitors admire another masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral by the Meadows, loaned by the Tate to the Christchurch Mansion Credit: ITV News Anglia

In early summer the countryside looks at its best and it's fitting that the man who helped shape our love of the countryside was born at this time of the year.

John Constable captured his love of the Suffolk landscape, where he was born and raised, in his paintings - many of which now hang in a special exhibition in Ipswich.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu who has been to Flatford to see how the landscape has changed in time.

200th anniversary exhibition of work by John Constable

Golding Constable's Flower Garden, 1815 and Golding Constable's Kitchen Garden, 1815 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A major John Constable exhibition is being held at the Wolsey Art Gallery in Ipswich as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of two of Constable's most well known works.

"Golding Constable's Flower Garden, 1815 and Golding Constable's Kitchen Garden, 1815."

These works can be seen in the exhibition alongside his great masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831.

The display is part of 'Aspire', a partnership programme to make John Constable's work more accessible to all ages. It's supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.

This phase of the exhibition continues until September 2015.

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831 Credit: ITV News Anglia
People visiting exhibition at Christchurch mansion in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ipswich murders film set for London premiere

A film based on how the community in Ipswich started to rebuild itself after the murders of five women nine years ago, gets its London premiere tonight.

Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson (centre) in London Road. Credit: PA Images

Norfolk Actress Olivia Coleman is one of the stars of the film called 'London Road. It is based on two and a half years of research following the conviction of Steve Wright for the women's murders.

The story of one community's fight back - what the locals make of the musical about the Suffolk murders

A musical film based on the murders of five women in Ipswich nine years ago will get its first screening in the town.

"London Road" stars Norfolk actress Olivia Colman and features the community rebuilding itself after the events of 2006 where five women who were working in the town's red light district were killed.

Several of the victims' families objected to the production but it was highly acclaimed by critics and the film version is being previewed in Ipswich ahead of its London premiere.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

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