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18th January 2020

Suffolk News

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

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 –

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

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

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

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

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

Santa is coming to Landguard Fort

Father Christmas, or Santa as many know him, has found out there are many good boys and girls in Suffolk, and he has asked Landguard Fort in Felixstowe if he can come and see them before he brings their presents on Christmas morning. We have agreed that Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December would be

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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