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One great starter kit comes from IAR. It includes the LPC2103 board with integrated USB debugger and a 32k limited compiler all together for 99 Euro
Could not find it on their website but saw it at the Embedded World two weeks ago in Nuremberg
As far I know Philips doesn't provide and development board. But they recommend third party development boards and compilers in their website.
Code Warrior, I think, it is always better to connect to the professional and experienced people. The all LPC series experts are there in LPC2000 group. Also they are very active to solve problems. If I don't ask and only observe the group posts, I get many solutions automatically. On the other hand I found average of 4/5 messages per month in ARM_Microcontroller group. At least that is not for people like me who want to learn.