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24th April 2017

Felixstowe Plant Sale

A Plant Sale will be held at Seaton Road Methodist Church in Felixstowe on Saturday 29th April from 10am until 12pm. The plants, which will include perennials, some bedding plants if the weather has been suitable for them, alpines and maybe some tomato plants, will be supplied by Katie’s Garden Centre, so you can be


Stowmarket’s Spring Musical Comedy

Tickets are on sale for SODS’ sparkling spring musical comedy, ‘Mame’, which will run at Stowmarket’s Regal Theatre from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 13 May at 7.30pm plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Written by Simon Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, with music & lyrics by Jerry Herman, this is a show packed with

You’re invited to The Wedding

Ipswich-based Gecko, multi award-winning physical theatre company, bring their new show The Wedding to New Wolsey Theatre for 4 shows only. Opens Thursday, 20 April. Award-winning physical theatre company Gecko’s new show The Wedding focuses on personal and political marriage. With a performing company of nine, this is Gecko’s most ambitious show to date which

X Factor star Sam Bailey announces Suffolk gig

This year, former X factor winner and gold-selling artist Sam Bailey is delighting fans up and down the country on her Sing My Heart Out Tour and on Saturday 14th May, she will be wowing audiences at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre with her powerhouse vocals and support from upcoming artist Josh Taylor. Following a successful second

The Mid & West Suffolk Show

Stonham Barns is ready for another busy year full of a variety of events for all the family. Back again this year is their largest show the Mid & West Suffolk Show which is being held on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May. This exciting fun packed two-day programme has many people coming back

Ipswich News

Ipswich children name port terminal

An official naming ceremony has been held to celebrate the opening of a new bulk warehouse terminal at the Port of Ipswich worth £2.2 million. The new terminal, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities to ABP customers, has been opened by Ben Gummer MP at the Port of Ipswich. Named the Cliff Bulk Terminal, it replaces

Lion’s Club of Ipswich Art Show

The Lions Club of Ipswich will again be hosting their annual Art Show at the beautiful Tithe Barn in Sproughton this May. The Show opens on Friday 26th May with a special Cheese and Wine Preview Evening. Tickets are just £7 and will offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors on the night to be the

Dark comedy from the Bard

Eastern Edge brings a contemporised retelling of Shakespeare’s dark comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona to Red Rose Chain’s The Avenue Theatre this spring. Eastern Edge Theatre Company is a youth led theatre company for young people aged from 15 years.  The purpose of the group is to provide young people in the Ipswich and


Suffolk patients now have more GP appointments available

People living in East Suffolk who need to see a doctor after work, at weekends or Bank Holidays can now access up to twice as many GP appointments. Suffolk GP Federation has secured funding to expand its GP+ extended hours service, which has been running in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. The extra money has

Speeding drivers to be targeted in Europe-wide campaign

Police in Suffolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week-long enforcement campaign. Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement. The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network,

New Season at Fort

Set at Suffolk’s most southerly point, the Landguard Peninsula at Felixstowe is making final preparations for the start of the main 2017 visitor opening season. Landguard Fort will be reopening from Saturday 1 April, then daily until Sunday 29 October, 1000-1700. Felixstowe Museum reopens on Wednesday 12 April, then Sunday 16 April to Sunday 29

Book Day Quiz Evening

Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health. That’s one of the reasons why Woodbridge Library works so hard to inspire more and more people – from the youngest children upwards – to read. At any one time about 10,000 books are out

Woodbridge Town Council mourns loss of former Mayor

Russell Geen was born and lived in Woodbridge for most of his life and was known to many people in the Town. He was elected to the newly formed Woodbridge Town Council in 1976 and served for a period of 35 years being re-elected every four years. During his long service to Woodbridge Russell was