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26th July 2017


Beachcombing Experience at Felixstowe

“I can’t tell you what you’re going to find but I do know that you will find something” says Kate Osborne, founder of Beach Bonkers, which takes people beachcombing on our special Suffolk shingle beaches. “This is one of the few real treasure hunts you can still do. And even better the beach is refreshed

Rail works to affect Ipswich – Lowestoft services

Rail passengers in Suffolk are advised to check before they travel as engineering works are due to start on the Ipswich – Lowestoft line for nine days from 29 July. Network Rail is carrying out major track renewal work and, as a result, the line will be closed between Ipswich and Halesworth from Saturday 29

Own a bit of Shotley Pier

Shotley Pier is a 122 year old Victorian working pier, sited on the peninsula, bounded by two beautiful rivers, River Orwell and River Stour. The area is a designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and UN Ramsar Convention Wetlands with protection from over-development. The pier has been for sale for several years. However a

Nearly New & Table Top Sale

The Lions Club of Ipswich hold another of their fantastic Pre-Loved and Nearly New Table Top Sales on Saturday 29th July, at Ropes Hall, Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave from 10.30am until 1.30pm. There are a few tables left at a cost just £5, so if you have items you wish to sell,

Over 60 people fail alcohol/drug tests

280 people were breathalysed in Suffolk during the summer drink drive campaign, with 33 motorists providing positive tests. The month-long campaign, launched on Thursday 1 June, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Additional patrols and roadside checks were carried out with Suffolk having an 11.8% fail rate. 89

Green showcase at Big Garden Party

Woods and all that thrive in them is the theme of ActivLives Big Garden Party on Saturday 22nd July from 11am to 3pm at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. Children will be able to try their hand at archery and bushcraft, have their face painted as a woodland

Suffolk Steampunk

Put the 22nd and 23rd July in your diaries as this promises to be a spectacular weekend of steampunkery at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston. Back by popular demand, you can enter the ‘Museum of Curiosities’ for a brilliant and bustling two day brush with the bizarre and the beautiful world of steampunk, with

Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair

This year’s Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair takes place all along the river from The Tide Mill to the Deben Yacht Club on Sunday 16th July. The Regatta throws open its doors at noon followed shortly by Songs of Praise on the Tea Hut stage at 12.30pm with the formal opening at 1pm by the

Police target drivers using phones – Operation Ringtone

A campaign to target drivers using mobile phones at the wheel got underway this morning including Ipswich’s Norwich Road. The week long campaign focusing efforts to tackle drivers using mobile phones, officers are appealing to the public to help identify offenders. Operation Ringtone, will run 10th July – 16th July, and sees officers patrolling the

Suffolk Coast Bike Ride

A call for cyclists to join in a fund raising bike ride in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance on Sunday 23rd July starting at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Nr. Woodbridge. Come and join the annual Suffolk Coast charity bike ride! Whether you’re an experienced long distance cyclist or a more casual rider, there’s something

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