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19th April 2019

Suffolk News

Train drivers taking leap into new technology

Greater Anglia is using new state-of-the-art train simulators to teach its 768 drivers how to drive the brand-new trains which are due to replace all the company’s existing trains from later this year onwards. The company has fitted four new simulators – worth £1.6 million each – at its driver academies in Norwich and Stratford.

Felixstowe pupils inspire district-wide period poverty scheme

Pupils at Felixstowe Academy have launched a campaign to end period poverty – inspiring Suffolk Coastal councillors to call for a similar roll-out across the District. The Felixstowe Academy campaign, titled ‘Proud, Period!’ aim to support young women throughout their periods by providing boxes filled with free sanitary products. It comes after national investigations showed

Felixstowe play areas set for an upgrade

Three popular play areas in Felixstowe are set to be given a £265,000 upgrade. Felixstowe Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk Coastal Norse have been working together to address play needs in Felixstowe. Three areas have been identified as high priority and are set to be upgraded as part of on-going investment in

Major Ipswich exhibition extended

The iconic Women 100 art exhibition in Ipswich has been extended by a month, it was announced today (Friday) on International Women’s Day. More than 3,000 visitors have been through the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery this year to look at 100 pictures by women to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the

Chantry Library to celebrate World Book Day

Chantry Library will be celebrating World Book Day on the 7th March, where pre-school children and their parents and carers are invited to drop in for a special story time to celebrate. This is the 22nd annual World Book Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It’s the biggest celebration of its kind

Operation Truck & Bus – 4 arrests made, 50 vehicles checked

Four people were arrested and over 50 vehicles were inspected, during an operation targeting light goods vehicles (LGVs) and passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) in Suffolk last week. Operation Truck and Bus took place over five days last week, between Monday 18 and Friday 22 February. The first four days involved enforcement taking place across the

Talk: Are You Being Served?

As the town’s civic society one of the most important roles that the Woodbridge Society performs is to keep a keen eye on how the town develops. It does this by monitoring all planning applications with a view to commenting in ways that will ensure that Woodbridge’s built environment retains its character. The Society’s first

Nothing but a good time at The Regent

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce, Kevin Clifton will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’. Kevin Clifton will play the role when this hit show visits Ipswich this Spring. An international Ballroom and Latin dancer,

Ben completes epic cycle challenge

The chairman of the Suffolk branch of the CLA (Country Land and Business Association) has completed an epic 500 kilometre cycle challenge across rugged terrain and soaring temperatures in Kenya. Ben Crossman, who is Estates Manager at Orwell Park Estates in Suffolk, joined 75 other riders from around the world as he cycled from Nairobi

Nearly Festival set to return this summer

Born too late to see The Beatles? Couldn’t get tickets for Ed Sheeran’s Suffolk gigs? Here’s the next best thing. NeaRly Festival is a two-day event featuring top tribute acts. This summer it visits Norwich’s Earlham Park, Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds; Trinity Park in Ipswich, Castle Park in Colchester and – for the

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