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07/05/2021

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Train operator Greater Anglia

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

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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

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

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.

Greater Anglia Train at railway station platform

Train punctuality reaches new record

Greater Anglia saw punctuality leap by almost 15% last year, with over 40,000 more services running on time than in 2019, figures reveal. Annual average punctuality has now reached a record 92.97%, beating the previous high of 92.77% achieved in June 2013. And 2021 has got off to a good start with over 94% of

Drink Drive

Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Results

Over 80 people were arrested by police in Suffolk during the annual Christmas campaign highlighting the dangers of drink and drug driving. The month-long initiative, which began on Tuesday 1 December and ended on Friday 1 January, ran in conjunction with a UK-wide operation led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It saw officers carrying-out

Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich Witches

Louis excited to get ’20 plans confirmed

The Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches will compete in the Premiership in 2021 after plans for the upcoming season were confirmed following the latest British Speedway discussions. The Witches will take their spot in the top tier of British Speedway alongside Belle Vue, King’s Lynn, Peterborough, Sheffield and Wolverhampton with plans to begin the season on

Public order incident – Ipswich

Police are appealing for a couple, believed to have been involved in an incident in Ipswich involving two dogs, to come forward. Officers had a report that on Saturday 30 January at about 4pm in Christchurch Park a male was walking his dog, off lead in a park, when his dog, a 10month old Lurcher/Alsatian

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