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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

27 August 2021

The dispute over whether all taxis should be wheelchair accessible dominated our mailbox this week.


Two men charged with causing GBH with intent after man found with serious head injuries

Two men charged with causing GBH with intent after man found with serious head injuries

Two men charged with causing GBH with intent after man found with serious head injuries

26 August 2021

Two men have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent following an incident in a town centre at the weekend.


Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

26 August 2021

Operating theatres are being planned at a much-loved Suffolk hospital 30 years after it was downgraded by health chiefs.


Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

26 August 2021

Operating theatres could be re-opened at a Suffolk hospital – 30 years after health chiefs made the decision to downgrade it.


Two more arrests made after man found with serious head injuries

Two more arrests made after man found with serious head injuries

Two more arrests made after man found with serious head injuries

25 August 2021

Two more men have been arrested after a man was found with serious head injuries in a town street at the weekend.


Death of Simon Dobbin linked to attack by gang of football hooligans, post-mortem reveals

Death of Simon Dobbin linked to attack by gang of football hooligans, post-mortem reveals

Death of Simon Dobbin linked to attack by gang of football hooligans, post-mortem reveals

25 August 2021

The death of a man five years after he was left permanently brain damaged in an attack by a gang of football hooligans has been linked to the assault.


Severe delays on A14 after rush hour crash

Severe delays on A14 after rush hour crash

Severe delays on A14 after rush hour crash

25 August 2021

Traffic is at a standstill on the A14 after a rush hour crash blocked the road.


Council set to decide on plans to double size of existing village development

Council set to decide on plans to double size of existing village development

Council set to decide on plans to double size of existing village development

25 August 2021

Plans for more than 200 new homes to be built in a village will be discussed by councillors next week.


Person detained by police following Job Centre dispute

Person detained by police following Job Centre dispute

Person detained by police following Job Centre dispute

24 August 2021

Police have detained one person following an incident at a Job Centre.


Man jailed after drug cops find almost £80,000 worth of cocaine

Man jailed after drug cops find almost £80,000 worth of cocaine

Man jailed after drug cops find almost £80,000 worth of cocaine

24 August 2021

A court has been told a window fitter turned to dealing drugs because the coronavirus pandemic ruined his once successful career.


Man arrested after police chase leads to crash

Man arrested after police chase leads to crash

Man arrested after police chase leads to crash

24 August 2021

Police investigating catalytic converter thefts across the county have arrested one man following a chase through two towns.


Young market traders all set to battle it out in national final

Young market traders all set to battle it out in national final

Young market traders all set to battle it out in national final

23 August 2021

Six young traders representing the East of England are all set to take part in the finals of a national competition this week.


Arrest made after man found with serious head injuries

Arrest made after man found with serious head injuries

Arrest made after man found with serious head injuries

23 August 2021

A man has been arrested after another man was found unconscious with serious head injuries.


Is this finally the end to 30 years of stalemate?

Is this finally the end to 30 years of stalemate?

Is this finally the end to 30 years of stalemate?

23 August 2021

Columnist John Bone's irreverent take on Newmarket's week.


Cab drivers take to the streets in protest over wheelchair policy

Cab drivers take to the streets in protest over wheelchair policy

Cab drivers take to the streets in protest over wheelchair policy

23 August 2021

Dozens of cab drivers took to the streets in protest against a council policy which would see them having to make new vehicles wheelchair accessible.

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Suffolk taxi drivers come together to show opposition to council policy

Suffolk taxi drivers come together to show opposition to council policy

Suffolk taxi drivers come together to show opposition to council policy

23 August 2021

Taxi drivers will be holding a demonstration today against a council policy which could see their cars switching to wheelchair accessible vehicles.


Police appeal for answers after man found unconscious and with serious head injuries in street

Police appeal for answers after man found unconscious and with serious head injuries in street

Police appeal for answers after man found unconscious and with serious head injuries in street

22 August 2021

Witnesses are being appealed for by police after an unconscious man was found with serious head injuries this morning.


A14 delays continue after lorry and car collision

A14 delays continue after lorry and car collision

A14 delays continue after lorry and car collision

21 August 2021

A section of the A14 has backed up following a collision between a car and a lorry.


Tea shop takes money off bills in stand against parking charges

Tea shop takes money off bills in stand against parking charges

Tea shop takes money off bills in stand against parking charges

21 August 2021

Customers at a Suffolk tea shop are getting money knocked off their bills as a gesture by the owner against an increase in car parking charges.


Fearful midwives catalogue ‘demoralising and heartbreaking’ problems at hospital

Fearful midwives catalogue ‘demoralising and heartbreaking’ problems at hospital

Fearful midwives catalogue ‘demoralising and heartbreaking’ problems at hospital

20 August 2021

In another blow to a beleaguered hospital, ‘exhausted and broken’ midwives said they were providing ‘substandard care’ due to low staff numbers.


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