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Dan Barker works as a digital reporter on Suffolk News. He trained on one of our print titles, the Newmarket Journal, where he spent four years.

Ministers appeal for fuel calm as Johnson draws back from deploying troops

27 September 2021
Ministers appeal for fuel calm as Johnson draws back from deploying troops

Ministers appeal for fuel calm as Johnson draws back from deploying troops

27 September 2021

Ministers have issued a fresh appeal to motorists to stop panic buying as Boris Johnson drew back from plans to deploy troops.


Police investigation launched after brawls break out at racecourse

27 September 2021
Police investigation launched after brawls break out at racecourse

Police investigation launched after brawls break out at racecourse

27 September 2021

Police are hunting for 15 people involved in a brawl at a major Suffolk sports venue which left five people injured.


PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

27 September 2021
PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

27 September 2021

Boris Johnson is said to be considering whether to call in soldiers to deliver fuel to petrol stations as pumps ran dry after of panic buying,


Major road closed after lorry smashes into building

27 September 2021
Major road closed after lorry smashes into building

Major road closed after lorry smashes into building

27 September 2021

A major Suffolk road is closed after a lorry crashed into a building - with divers set to face lengthy diversions for hours.


Princess Anne visits, a new splashpad for children, and a school celebrating 70 years, this is Suffolk's week in pictures

25 September 2021
Princess Anne visits, a new splashpad for children, and a school celebrating 70 years, this is Suffolk's week in pictures

Princess Anne visits, a new splashpad for children, and a school celebrating 70 years, this is Suffolk's week in pictures

25 September 2021

Students celebrate the 70th anniversary of a school, Princess Anne visits, and a new splashpad is a hit, this is Suffolk's week in pictures.


Podcast: Fuel shortage fears across Suffolk, lorry driver taken to hospital after A14 hit and run, and growing Covid-19 cases in schools

24 September 2021
Podcast: Fuel shortage fears across Suffolk, lorry driver taken to hospital after A14 hit and run, and growing Covid-19 cases in schools

Podcast: Fuel shortage fears across Suffolk, lorry driver taken to hospital after A14 hit and run, and growing Covid-19 cases in schools

24 September 2021

On today’s Suffolk News podcast we have the latest about the queues outside petrol stations in the county, with some running out of fuel.


Campaigners demand council leader promises appropriate school places for SEND children

24 September 2021
Campaigners demand council leader promises appropriate school places for SEND children

Campaigners demand council leader promises appropriate school places for SEND children

24 September 2021

Campaigners fighting for improvements to Suffolk’s SEND system have demanded the council vows no child is without an appropriate placement.


Podcast: Man charged after staff threatened with toy gun and photographer reveals sinister message behind cute seal snap

23 September 2021
Podcast: Man charged after staff threatened with toy gun and photographer reveals sinister message behind cute seal snap

Podcast: Man charged after staff threatened with toy gun and photographer reveals sinister message behind cute seal snap

23 September 2021

On today’s podcast, a Lowestoft man has been charged with possession of a firearm after he allegedly threatened kebab shop staff with a toy gun.


Walk-in vaccination centres open their doors

23 September 2021
Walk-in vaccination centres open their doors

Walk-in vaccination centres open their doors

23 September 2021

Unjabbed residents are being invited to attend walk-in centres across the county as health bosses try to vaccinate as many people as possible.


These are the Macmillan coffee mornings you can attend across Suffolk

23 September 2021
These are the Macmillan coffee mornings you can attend across Suffolk

These are the Macmillan coffee mornings you can attend across Suffolk

23 September 2021

Coffee cups will be chinking and kettles boiling across Suffolk as fundraisers host their annual Macmillan coffee mornings to raise charity cash.


The most expensive petrol stations in Suffolk revealed

22 September 2021
The most expensive petrol stations in Suffolk revealed

The most expensive petrol stations in Suffolk revealed

22 September 2021

As fuel prices have shown signs of levelling off after months of rises, according to one motoring organisation, we reveal the most expensive.


Police shut road after motorbike and car crash

21 September 2021
Police shut road after motorbike and car crash

Police shut road after motorbike and car crash

21 September 2021

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash just outside a Suffolk town between a motorbike and a car.


Do you know this man? Police launch hunt for suspected burglar

21 September 2021
Do you know this man? Police launch hunt for suspected burglar

Do you know this man? Police launch hunt for suspected burglar

21 September 2021

Police have released video footage of a man they are hunting in connection with a spate of burglaries targeting mobile phones and power tools.


Firefighters force their way into flat after 999 call from neighbours

21 September 2021
Firefighters force their way into flat after 999 call from neighbours

Firefighters force their way into flat after 999 call from neighbours

21 September 2021

Firefighters forced their way into a Suffolk flat this afternoon after its alarm alerted neighbours to smoke in the building.


Home ransacked as burglars take cash and jewellery

21 September 2021
Home ransacked as burglars take cash and jewellery

Home ransacked as burglars take cash and jewellery

21 September 2021

Police are appealing for information after a home was ransacked in the early hours of the morning, with thieves taking cash and jewellery.


New booking system for Suffolk's recycling centres set to be launched

21 September 2021
New booking system for Suffolk's recycling centres set to be launched

New booking system for Suffolk's recycling centres set to be launched

21 September 2021

Residents across Suffolk might still have to plan in advance before taking their rubbish to the tip, but the system is set to become easier to use.

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Parents vow to expose problems of Suffolk's SEND services

20 September 2021
Parents vow to expose problems of Suffolk's SEND services

Parents vow to expose problems of Suffolk's SEND services

20 September 2021

Parents have vowed to publish a report of their own exposing problems in the county's special educational needs and disabilities system.


Pair arrested after armed police swoop property are bailed

20 September 2021
Pair arrested after armed police swoop property are bailed

Pair arrested after armed police swoop property are bailed

20 September 2021

Two men have been bailed after armed police swooped on a Suffolk property as part of a huge emergency service response.


Man jailed after 100mph police chase ended with car crashing through brick wall

20 September 2021
Man jailed after 100mph police chase ended with car crashing through brick wall

Man jailed after 100mph police chase ended with car crashing through brick wall

20 September 2021

An uninsured driver who led officers on a 20 mile chase, travelling at speeds of up to 100mph in an attempt to evade police, has been jailed.


Man died after falling into freezing river while urinating, inquest told

18 September 2021
Man died after falling into freezing river while urinating, inquest told

Man died after falling into freezing river while urinating, inquest told

18 September 2021

An alcoholic who was so drunk doctors would have expected him to be in a coma died after he fell into a river while relieving himself.