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Community brings 'living advent calendar' to life throughout village

04 December 2020
Community brings 'living advent calendar' to life throughout village

Community brings 'living advent calendar' to life throughout village

04 December 2020

Twenty-four locations, including homes, pubs and shops, have designed displays for the project, with one being lit up each day until Christmas Eve.


Man charged with theft and criminal damage following pair of incidents

04 December 2020
Man charged with theft and criminal damage following pair of incidents

Man charged with theft and criminal damage following pair of incidents

04 December 2020

The charges were in relation to the theft of lead valued at £600, some time between October 14 and 15, and criminal damage to a roof on July 15.


'Shop local' campaign launched as businesses call for town centre parking to return

04 December 2020
'Shop local' campaign launched as businesses call for town centre parking to return

'Shop local' campaign launched as businesses call for town centre parking to return

04 December 2020

The initiative seeks to highlight the importance of supporting local businesses this Christmas, especially given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Premier Travel optimistic for 2021 as first anniversary in town arrives following turbulent year

03 December 2020
Premier Travel optimistic for 2021 as first anniversary in town arrives following turbulent year

Premier Travel optimistic for 2021 as first anniversary in town arrives following turbulent year

03 December 2020

The travel agency says they have been taking lots of bookings for late 2021 and 2022 – possibly because of news of a coronavirus vaccination.


Special constable who was diagnosed with cancer urges men to look after health all year round

03 December 2020
Special constable who was diagnosed with cancer urges men to look after health all year round

Special constable who was diagnosed with cancer urges men to look after health all year round

03 December 2020

Mikey Mihalyfi, 28, said he may have been diagnosed earlier and begun treatment sooner if he had gone to a doctor when he first experienced symptoms.


Pubs shocked and frustrated by tier 2 restrictions on trade as coronavirus lockdown ends

03 December 2020
Pubs shocked and frustrated by tier 2 restrictions on trade as coronavirus lockdown ends

Pubs shocked and frustrated by tier 2 restrictions on trade as coronavirus lockdown ends

03 December 2020

Under the new rules, pubs and bars must stay shut unless they are operating as restaurants, and they can only serve alcohol with “substantial meals”.


Community hails important victory in planning dispute as developer loses appeal over demolition order

03 December 2020
Community hails important victory in planning dispute as developer loses appeal over demolition order

Community hails important victory in planning dispute as developer loses appeal over demolition order

03 December 2020

The planning inspector found the homes failed to follow planning conditions and caused harm to the local environment and residents’ living conditions.


Witness appeal after woman bitten on bottom by dog

01 December 2020
Witness appeal after woman bitten on bottom by dog

Witness appeal after woman bitten on bottom by dog

01 December 2020

Police would like to speak to a couple, after their black and white collie-type breed dog bit a woman aged in her 30s.


Primary school PTA overwhelmed by community's support for Christmas prize raffle

01 December 2020
Primary school PTA overwhelmed by community's support for Christmas prize raffle

Primary school PTA overwhelmed by community's support for Christmas prize raffle

01 December 2020

Around 40 businesses and individuals have donated prizes, including gift vouchers and hampers, to the festive draw to help raise money for the school.


Opticians practice confident in town's future as 25th anniversary of opening arrives

30 November 2020
Opticians practice confident in town's future as 25th anniversary of opening arrives

Opticians practice confident in town's future as 25th anniversary of opening arrives

30 November 2020

The business has attributed its longevity to the loyalty of both regular customers and staff, as it invests in expanding its offerings.


Long-serving retail worker retires after almost 60 years of service to shops on same Suffolk street

28 November 2020
Long-serving retail worker retires after almost 60 years of service to shops on same Suffolk street

Long-serving retail worker retires after almost 60 years of service to shops on same Suffolk street

28 November 2020

Putting her feet up and relaxing as she begins her retirement is not something that 74-year-old Babs Bayes plans to do.


New £2,000 defibrillator installed at community centre could pave way for more life-saving assets

27 November 2020
New £2,000 defibrillator installed at community centre could pave way for more life-saving assets

New £2,000 defibrillator installed at community centre could pave way for more life-saving assets

27 November 2020

It follows campaigns to increase public access to emergency defibrillators in a number of towns and villages around Suffolk.


Regeneration schemes at leisure facilities on track as centres prepare for return from lockdown

27 November 2020
Regeneration schemes at leisure facilities on track as centres prepare for return from lockdown

Regeneration schemes at leisure facilities on track as centres prepare for return from lockdown

27 November 2020

Leisure centres are permitted to operate across all three levels of the Government's revised post-lockdown tier system, which takes effect next week.


New outdoor classrooms help nursery successfully adapt to coronavirus pandemic

26 November 2020
New outdoor classrooms help nursery successfully adapt to coronavirus pandemic

New outdoor classrooms help nursery successfully adapt to coronavirus pandemic

26 November 2020

The new classrooms were built with the help of a parent, enabling the children to be outside in all weathers and benefit from an open-air environment.


Thousands of children in Suffolk missing out on free flu vaccinations, data reveals

26 November 2020
Thousands of children in Suffolk missing out on free flu vaccinations, data reveals

Thousands of children in Suffolk missing out on free flu vaccinations, data reveals

26 November 2020

Healthcare professionals are urging parents to take up the invitation for a free flu vaccine if they receive one from their local GP practice.


Police operation launched to tackle traffic offences and anti-social vehicle use in two Suffolk towns

26 November 2020
Police operation launched to tackle traffic offences and anti-social vehicle use in two Suffolk towns

Police operation launched to tackle traffic offences and anti-social vehicle use in two Suffolk towns

26 November 2020

Road safety and anti-social vehicle use was found to be one of the top three priorities that residents want police to focus on, after a recent survey.


Brother of woman who died after fall calls for inquest into her death to be delayed

25 November 2020
Brother of woman who died after fall calls for inquest into her death to be delayed

Brother of woman who died after fall calls for inquest into her death to be delayed

25 November 2020

The inquest of Emma Fraser takes place on Thursday – but her brother Danny believes it should be adjourned so her death can be investigated further.


Family-run restaurant Starburger celebrates 40 years of trading

25 November 2020
Family-run restaurant Starburger celebrates 40 years of trading

Family-run restaurant Starburger celebrates 40 years of trading

25 November 2020

The business, which is operating as a takeaway during the lockdown, opened at its current site on November 25, 1980 – exactly four decades ago today.


Community spirit shines bright in 'Cool to be Kind' week at primary school

24 November 2020
Community spirit shines bright in 'Cool to be Kind' week at primary school

Community spirit shines bright in 'Cool to be Kind' week at primary school

24 November 2020

Pupils carried out activities in their community, driven by the message of being kind to others, including a week-long collection for local foodbanks.


Youngster's enthusiasm for container ships rewarded by international firm

23 November 2020
Youngster's enthusiasm for container ships rewarded by international firm

Youngster's enthusiasm for container ships rewarded by international firm

23 November 2020

Year 4 pupil David Szabo was contacted by Orient Overseas Container Line, after writing a piece about a day spent with his family at Felixstowe Port.