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17th January 2020

Travel Company & School support Tree Planting

Woodbridge-based Deben Travel recently planted trees at Suffolk’s Royal Hospital School (RHS) as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fight Back. Deben Travel approached RHS after reading about the school’s Grow with Us scheme which includes planting a tree for every child who joins. The travel company have long been aware of the contribution

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RHS Students reach final of business competition

A team of students from The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, near Ipswich have been announced as finalists in Subway’s 10th anniversary Design a Sub challenge. Schools, colleges and sixth forms across the Anglia region have submitted over 110 Sub creations for this year’s challenge. The competition – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year –

Lottery award for beautiful places

A joint application from the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of 15 to be awarded a share of £7.4million from the National Lottery. The project will celebrate the 50th anniversary of both areas, which were formally designated in 1970, and will encourage residents and visitors

Christmas trains

Rail passengers are reminded to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year so they’re aware of earlier last train times on Christmas Eve and timetable changes due to bank holidays and engineering works. Revised timetables are available in the “service alterations” section of the Greater Anglia website, or on the Greater Anglia app

Come meet Santa at Suffolk Punch Trust

Come and meet Santa in the stables at The Suffolk Punch Trust on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th December. As well as meeting Santa in his farmyard grotto visitors young and old will be able to meet the animals up close in the Christmas Farmyard. To keep children amused there will also be

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Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Results

Over 670 people were stopped and/or tested by police in Suffolk during the annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign, with 170 drivers arrested. The month-long initiative, which ran between 1 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Additional patrols and roadside checks

Stowmarket Truck company celebrate milestone

Truckeast Stowmarket celebrates milestone with highest number of pdi’s completed in one year 2019 saw a momentous milestone for Scania dealer TruckEast, with its Stowmarket branch completing more pre-delivery inspections (pdi’s) over twelve months than total vehicles sold across the group the year before. Throughout the year, vehicles operating across a breadth of industries went

Stowmarket Wildlife Group – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

The Stowmarket group meetings in 2019 covered a very diverse range of subjects centred on the plants and animals of Suffolk. The speakers were informative and often amusing, revealing much about what goes on around us, which is so often unnoticed. The attendance for the talks was good, and one attracted the biggest audience since

Work to improve Felixstowe beach access completed

Work to improve access to Felixstowe beach and beach huts has been completed at a cost of £250,000. East Suffolk Council has invested £250,000 to improve public access to the beach and beach huts in Felixstowe following a survey of the area, which revealed that some of the older steps had deteriorated and were potential

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Review: Oliver!

For their annual winter production the highly talented CTC turn their attentions to Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Over the year’s there have been countless tellings of Charles Dickens’ tale of young Oliver Twist, firstly abandoned at a workhouse, then falling in with thieves before being rescued, but it is probably Lionel Bart’s film musical that is

Review: Aladdin – New Wolsey

You know it’s Christmas when the New Wolsey Theatre opens the doors to their annual Rock’n’Roll Panto. And, with a festive puff of smoke, Aladdin opens with bang to start this year’s season. Aladdin is down on his luck, he has no money and has fallen in love with a princess, but he has no

Review: Four and a Half Go Mad…..

Eastern Angles Christmas shows have become a staple diet for those wanting an alternative to fairytale romances, pantomime dames and tinsel. This year the company turn their attention to something a spiffing group of youngsters who call themselves the Famous Four and Half (it’s only a half away from a story you may remember as

Autumn Concert this week

Following Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s last very successful season ISO performs works by Delius, Elgar and Dvorak at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. The Violin Concerto is one of Elgar’s finest and most enthralling works. The soloist, Benjamin Baker, was born in New Zealand, later studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal

Pop-up choir concert celebrates Paul Simon songs

As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially

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