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20th November 2018

Suffolk News

Donors brighten prospects at Woodbridge Rugby Club

Woodbridge Rugby Club used its new floodlights for the first time last Saturday (17th November) in it’s Eastern Counties League clash against second-in-the-table Wymondham. The new lamps provide excellent forward throw of light with low light pollution and were financed with the help of generous contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council Play Space Fund, the

Boost for Woodbridge Car Parking

Work is set to start on a scheme to boost Woodbridge by creating much-needed extra car parking. The £850,000 project is scheduled to start next week (Monday 26 November) in response to the call for more spaces from local businesses and the Town Council. The creation of 63 extra spaces at The Avenue and Station

New trains arrive in East Anglia

The first of Greater Anglia’s brand new Swiss trains has now arrived in East Anglia. The four-carriage bi-mode train, which will ultimately run on regional lines across the Greater Anglia network arrived today. It was pulled to Norwich by a locomotive and will now undergo a programme of testing around the network before it is

Chapman buys Ipswich Speedway

BSPA Chairman and King’s Lynn owner Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman has agreed a commercial deal with Promoter Chris Louis to buy Ipswich Speedway with the club moving up to the Premiership in 2019. The deal will see Louis continue in his current role as Promoter as he continues to run the club in the top flight

Train decorated with Poppy

Greater Anglia has decorated a locomotive with a giant poppy as part of its activities to support the Poppy Appeal. The train operator gave Royal British Legion collectors free travel into London for the capital’s Poppy Day on 1 November and has arranged for collections to take place at rail stations across its network. Greater

Cadets support vulnerable Ipswich residents

Suffolk Constabulary cadets have been giving back to their community by helping to clear the gardens of those less able. Cadets from Ipswich and Martlesham attended Stratford Court in Whitton, Ipswich, on Sunday 28 October to take part in a community project to assist with gardening for those residents who were unable to due to

Woodbridge School war memorial conservation completed

Recently completed conservation work on the Woodbridge School war memorial was made possible thanks to funding from the Hopkins Homes War Memorials fund. The war memorial will be re-dedicated at the school’s Remembrance Service on 11th November, marking the centenary of the Great War. Woodbridge-based Hopkins Homes announced the £10,000 per year war memorial fund

Beware of FAKE Poppy sales

With just a few days to go before Remembrance, The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families. Instead they could end up benefitting fraudsters

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