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05/03/2021

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Self-service refunds for Greater Anglia rail passengers

Greater Anglia has introduced a new service which allows customers to arrange their own refunds online. Self-service refunds are now available to passengers who have purchased their Smart Card tickets via Greater Anglia’s app or website. Traditionally customers who purchased tickets via the website or app would need to email or call the company’s Smart

EACH closing shop in Stowmarket

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) will not renew the lease on it’s shop in Stowmarket, with the doors to remain shut when high streets reopen. EACH moved in to its Ipswich Street premises just over 11 years ago, in November 2009, and ran the shop as a traditional community outlet. Over the last few years

Greater Anglia named Operator of the Year

Greater Anglia has been named Train Operator of the Year for the second year running at the Rail Business Awards. Judges praised the operator for improving punctuality to record levels, transforming services by bringing in brand new trains, delivering station improvements and ticketing initiatives, and focusing on community relations work. Greater Anglia also won the

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Ipswich cracks down on parking ticket evaders

Cocking a snook at the council will become a lot harder for those who don’t pay their parking tickets, including those who haven’t registered their vehicle or have done so with an incorrect address at the DVLA. Ipswich Borough Council is seeking permission to selectively clamp these vehicles (or tow them away) to stop these

Kestrel team making positive impact

A countywide team dedicated to tackle criminal threats and challenges that emerge in a particular local area is making a positive impact. The Neighbourhood Crime Proactive team or ‘Kestrel’ team which was formed in August 2020, continues to play important role in supporting the force’s capability to dynamically deploy into a particular area for a

Extra support for East Suffolk businesses

East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million business grant scheme for the hospitality sector as it continues to support local businesses through the pandemic. The new Hospitality Payment scheme offers further financial support to hospitality businesses in East Suffolk which continue to be severely impacted by the ongoing restrictions set by the Government

Appeal after dog fatally injures swan

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where a dog fatally attacked a swan. The incident happened at Martlesham Creek off Sandy Lane at Martlesham on Saturday 27 February at about 1.40pm. A member of the public states that while walking on a footpath he saw a dog off its lead in the river.

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Revealed: Ipswich sees the BIGGEST alcohol consumption

New data from Dojo, a secure payments provider, revealed that January 2021 saw an increase in transactions for alcohol, along with an increase in the price tag compared to 2020. It was found that IPSWICH had a huge 166% increase in alcoholic spends in January 2021, compared to January 2020. The data showed that in

Win: Giant Poster Tablecloth & Reader Offer

Colouring isn’t just for children, it’s a great and relaxing activity for anyone of any age, including adults. The Eggnogg Colour-in giant poster / tablecloths are a fun-filled colouring-in craft activity for all ages and all occasions. It’s ideal for children’s parties, as well as weddings and other celebrations, holidays, rainy days and playtime anytime,

What do you think of beach village plans?

Local people are invited to view and comment on proposals for a ‘beach village’ on Felixstowe’s South Seafront. East Suffolk Council is looking to improve the beach hut experience in Felixstowe and has launched a public consultation to enable local people to view and comment on proposals for a new ‘beach village’ on the South

Council Tax freeze for East Suffolk residents

In response to the challenges faced by local communities during the pandemic, East Suffolk Council is planning to freeze its element of council tax for the coming year. East Suffolk Council’s draft budget for the 2021/22 financial year, which was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday 2 February, will see an overall spend of £129 million

Ipswich Museums acquires four new Constable artworks

Four Constable artworks have been acquired for the Ipswich collection through funding from the Friends of the Ipswich Museums, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Art Fund and Ipswich Borough Council’s Felix Cobbold Bequest. The new artworks include a landscape painted when Constable was aged just seventeen and is among his very earliest surviving works.

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