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23rd May 2019

Stowmarket News

Remembering WWII at the Middy

This weekend sees – Middy in the War Years – Two days of living history at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway – Plus two Battle of Britain Memorial Fight Flypasts at Mid Suffolk Light Railway. The Bank Holiday weekend, 5th and 6th May, will see two days recreating the atmosphere and scenes of World War II

National campaign targets drivers using mobile phones

Police in Suffolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a two week-long enforcement campaign. Operation Ringtone started yesterday, (Monday 15th April), and will run until Sunday 28th April, coinciding with a nationwide campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Officers from the Roads and Armed

Easter Art Exhibition at Needham Market

The Needham Market Community Council will once again be holding an art exhibition & sale over the Easter Weekend, Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April. This will be the 45th year of this event where over 700 paintings from local artists will be on view and all available to purchase, Prices will vary from

Love East Suffolk this spring

To coincide with the start of spring, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have once again launched their community litter pick scheme which rewards residents for cleaning up their communities. The annual ‘Love East Suffolk’ scheme encourages east Suffolk residents to organise group litter picks in their local area; all groups participating before 31 May

Grant brings Brahms to Stowmarket!

Local choral society Stowmarket Chorale was delighted recently to receive news of the success of their grant application to Stowmarket Town Council. The £500 grant will help fund the Chorale’s concert of Brahms’ popular Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer and pieces by Purcell and Britten. It will take place on Saturday 30th March, at 7.30,

Suffolk Constabulary to deliver 12 Days of Christmas Safety advice

Suffolk Constabulary has designed Christmas baubles to remind people to keep safe and within the law as the festive campaign is launched. #12DaysofChristmasSafety will run from today, Wednesday 12 December through until Christmas Eve with police delivering a series of crime prevention messages and guidance on a collection of baubles via the force’s social media

Drink/drug driving at Christmas – #NotTheUsualSuspects

“Not all drink-drivers this Christmas will be young men” – that is the message from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies as both forces prepare to launch their winter campaigns. This is in support of the national drink-drive operation, reminding people that it is not always the ‘the usual suspects’ that drink and drive over the festive

New officers and cameras to combat speeding motorists

Suffolk Police has been provided with extra resources to tackle the issue of speeding in the county, in the form of additional enforcement officers and new cameras. Two additional Community Enforcement Officers (CEOs) have been recruited, doubling the number operating across the county to four. The two new officers will use Ford Transit Connect vans

Wear your Christmas jumper to support hospice

A local charity’s festive fundraiser returns this year and aims to get us all in our Christmas jumpers to raise money and support those facing Christmas with a terminal illness. St Elizabeth Hospice has today launched its third Woolly Pully Week which will take place from Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December and is

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