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Barry Peters is editor of Suffolk News. He has been Group Editor of Bury Free Press, Newmarket Journal, Haverhill Echo, Suffolk Free Press and Diss Express for more than 20 years.

‘Our way of showing the residents we care’: Volunteers freshen up refuge

12 July 2024
‘Our way of showing the residents we care’: Volunteers freshen up refuge

‘Our way of showing the residents we care’: Volunteers freshen up refuge

12 July 2024

A team of volunteers from a housebuilder given a women’s aid centre a fresh coat of paint.


See inside converted barn which combines luxury living with an escape to the country

25 June 2024
See inside converted barn which combines luxury living with an escape to the country

See inside converted barn which combines luxury living with an escape to the country

25 June 2024

Looking for the wow factor? This £1.25m converted village barn is set in 3.5 acres and fits the bill perfectly.


Police hunt prison absconder jailed for burglary and arson

12 May 2024
Police hunt prison absconder jailed for burglary and arson

Police hunt prison absconder jailed for burglary and arson

12 May 2024

A man serving a jail term for burglary and arson is being hunted by police.


Man in 50s dies after collision between car and crop sprayer

12 May 2024
Man in 50s dies after collision between car and crop sprayer

Man in 50s dies after collision between car and crop sprayer

12 May 2024

A man has died after a late night crash between a crop sprayer and a car.


Motorcyclist in 60s suffers serious injuries in crash

12 May 2024
Motorcyclist in 60s suffers serious injuries in crash

Motorcyclist in 60s suffers serious injuries in crash

12 May 2024

A man in his 60s has been airlifted to hospital after a serious collision.


Cat lovers forking out for luxury cat-patios to keep prized moggies safe

06 May 2024
Cat lovers forking out for luxury cat-patios to keep prized moggies safe

Cat lovers forking out for luxury cat-patios to keep prized moggies safe

06 May 2024

A Suffolk firm is enjoying a boom in business for its luxury patios - for cats.


Picture special: Watch as Town fans celebrate promotion by turning the town blue

06 May 2024
Picture special: Watch as Town fans celebrate promotion by turning the town blue

Picture special: Watch as Town fans celebrate promotion by turning the town blue

06 May 2024

Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road and Christchurch Park to celebrate Town’s promotion to the big time.


Suffolk SpongeBob star sends support to theatre company for hit show

06 May 2024
Suffolk SpongeBob star sends support to theatre company for hit show

Suffolk SpongeBob star sends support to theatre company for hit show

06 May 2024

A West End star with Suffolk links starred in the original SpongeBob SquarePants musical has offered support to a theatre company in Woodbridge.


Can you offer ‘lonely’ bunny Poppy a home?

06 May 2024
Can you offer ‘lonely’ bunny Poppy a home?

Can you offer ‘lonely’ bunny Poppy a home?

06 May 2024

A ‘lonely and heartbroken’ bunny named Poppy has been in RSPCA care for 900 days - and is desperate for a new home.


Planners approve eight new homes on site of ex-police station

06 May 2024
Planners approve eight new homes on site of ex-police station

Planners approve eight new homes on site of ex-police station

06 May 2024

Planners say a former police station can be knocked down and replaced with eight new homes.


Police nab two drivers and remove their ‘potentially harmful’ cars from roads

06 May 2024
Police nab two drivers and remove their ‘potentially harmful’ cars from roads

Police nab two drivers and remove their ‘potentially harmful’ cars from roads

06 May 2024

Police have removed two potentially harmful cars from the streets of one Suffolk town.


County’s beaches are among best in UK for water quality - report

06 May 2024
County’s beaches are among best in UK for water quality - report

County’s beaches are among best in UK for water quality - report

06 May 2024

New data says the county is among the UK’s cleanest if you fancy a coastal dip this summer.


Greene King unveils plans for new £40m brewery in town

30 April 2024
Greene King unveils plans for new £40m brewery in town

Greene King unveils plans for new £40m brewery in town

30 April 2024

Brewing giant Greene King has unveiled plans for a new £40 million brewery in a Suffolk town.


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

02 April 2024
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

02 April 2024

Find out more about the ‘C140 Project’ - a two-year initiative commemorating 140 years of fostering business growth within the county.


Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

25 January 2024
Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

25 January 2024

A major Suffolk road has finally reopened – three weeks after being shut due to flooding.


‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

25 January 2024
‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

25 January 2024

A £600m Government support package for councils has been welcomed with caution in Suffolk.


Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

13 January 2024
Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

13 January 2024

Want you get your child interested in birdwatching? There’s no better time to start than the Big Schools’ Birdwatch.


Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

03 January 2024
Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

03 January 2024

Suffolk will play host to Blues Band lead vocalists Paul Jones and Dave Kelly later this month – and you could be there.


11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

25 December 2023
11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

25 December 2023

Fire crews from across Suffolk raced to a food factory when it developed an ammonia leak.


Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

25 December 2023
Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

25 December 2023

Temperatures across Suffolk and the UK look like being some of the warmest on record, according to forecasters.