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20th January 2019

Suffolk News

Over £2K raised for Suffolk charity

Suffolk Constabulary has raised over two thousand pounds for a local charity following the force’s Family Day. The annual event for all family and close friends held at Martlesham Heath police headquarters in early September last year raised £2,240 for the ‘Fresh Start – New Beginnings’ charity. The funds were raised through entrance into the

Woodbridge & Rendlesham Scout learn new skills

Over the weekend of 11th-13th January 2018 Scouts from Woodbridge joined 4,000 others from across the UK for the first camp of the year. The three day camp kicked off the year’s centenary celebrations of #Gilwell100. Scouts aged 10 to 14 enjoyed the cold weather as they learnt the skills of putting up tents, cooking,

Rail passengers in East Anglia invited to Brew Monday

Commuters in East Anglia are being encouraged to beat the January blues by stopping for a chat and a cup of tea on Monday, as part of a wider campaign by Samaritans. Greater Anglia is supporting Samaritans’ Brew Monday initiative, which takes place on ‘Blue Monday’ – the third Monday of January, dubbed the most

Talk: GHQ Auxiliary Units of WWII

The next meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will be a talk by Chris Pratt, Curator  of the Parham Airfield Museum, about “Britain’s Secret Army”.  During the Second World War, Britain had its own underground resistance network. Made up of local men, these Auxiliary Units were trained in underground resistance, should the

Ipswich Regent hail panto a success

The smash-hit panto Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs had fairy tale ticket sales, Regent Theatre bosses revealed today (3rd January). A big increase in customers for this season’s pantomime saw more than 20,000 people come through the doors at East Anglia’s biggest theatre – an 8% rise from last year. That led to plenty

Sing Out Saturdays – sing yourself free in 2019!

Have you always wanted to sing, but never got around to it? Do you love to sing but want to do more? Are you fed up with formal choirs and too much commitment? Do you want to sing yourself free and have fun? Help is at hand! Singing leader extraordinaire Chris Rowbury runs regular singing

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

Ipswich – Karen Hales murder, 25th anniversary appeal

Today (21st November) marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal murder of a young mother at her home in Ipswich, as police renew appeals for people to come forward with information. Karen Hales’ body was discovered at her home address in Lavenham Road by her parents at approximately 4.40pm, on Sunday 21 November 1993. 21-year-old

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