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24th March 2018


More than 200 offences detected after police operation

Police in Suffolk have issued over 200 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) after targeting drivers of heavy goods vehicles as part of an operation. As part of Operation Wyken, police were provided with a HGV cab from Orwell Trucks, which allowed officers to carry out patrols on the A14, A12 and A11 targeting motorists including lorry

Calling all local artists

The Lions Club of Ipswich will again be hosting their annual Art Show at the beautiful Tithe Barn in Sproughton, near Ipswich this May and the club is now taking entries from local artists who wish to exhibit their work at the event. Artists can show up to six pieces of their work, which must

Felixstowe launch 2018 season

Over 80 tourism-related businesses, organisations and individuals from Felixstowe joined together on Thursday 22nd March at the seafront Copas Bar (Manning’s Amusements) to officially launch the new 2018 tourism season in the seaside town. Held as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March), representatives from attractions, accommodation providers, shops and event organisers were

Appeal after children are approached

Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving reports of two incidents where children were approached by people in cars in Ipswich last week. The first incident occurred at around 3.35pm on Monday 12 March in Park Road. Two eleven year-old boys were walking along the road when they were approached by a blue medium-sized car,

Visitors flock to Lego brick Ipswich

Lego brick Ipswich

More than 3,000 people visited the Ipswich Art Gallery during the week-long Big Lego Ipswich Build that ended on Sunday. Avid brick builders and visitors hurried along to High Street to see the miniature town take shape, with queues developing yesterday. The project was held during British Science Week 2018, a celebration of science, technology,

Felixstowe Flood Gates to be closed this weekend

The flood gates in Felixstowe will be closed, and shingle boards put in place, from Friday afternoon and will remain closed this weekend, because of the forecast of a combination of strong NE winds and high tides. The flood gates are being closed, as a precautionary measure, to stop the wave wash from the expected

Ipswich: Cold weather beds for rough sleepers

Ipswich Borough Council today activated its emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers until further notice. The 11 cold weather beds are provided in partnership with Genesis Housing Association at Cavendish Lodge, 10 Turret Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DL. Access to Cavendish Lodge is from 5pm for an initial assessment by staff, with risk assessments completed by

CCTV appeal – Ipswich burglary

Police are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident of burglary that took place in Ipswich. At approximately 04:30am on Sunday 11th March, a woman – aged in her forties – awoke to discover an unknown man in her bedroom. When the victim confronted the

Little Miss Inventor comes to Ipswich

A story-telling extravaganza is coming to town. Egmont Publishing are releasing their brand-new book, Little Miss Inventor, and will mark the occasion with a free unique event at Gainsborough Community Library on 10 March 2018, celebrating British Science Week. The latest Mr Men & Little Miss character will join a professional story-teller in a fun-filled

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