Enjoy your time outside – but take litter home!
Enjoy your time outdoors but please don’t litterAs restrictions begin to ease, more people are enjoying time at East Suffolk’s beaches, open spaces and countryside however the increase in visitors has also brought an unwelcome increase in litter. As people spend more time outdoors, the amount of litter discarded across the district has increased dramatically….
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Upgrade to Ipswich Train Station
A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station. Work is due to start this month on a scheme to relocate the ticket office, create space for a new shop, refurbish and relocate the toilets and upgrade staff facilities. At the same time, the station will…
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Tide Mill reopens
Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening on Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 July. After that weekend it will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Mill has acquired the Industry Standard ‘Good To Go’ mark which means that it has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and…
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Ipswich Northern Bypass Statement
The Leader of East Suffolk Council, Cllr Steve Gallant, has issued the following statement on the Ipswich Northern Bypass: “Having studied the findings from the strategic outline business case and the public consultation, I can confirm that East Suffolk Council does not support the proposals for the new Ipswich Northern Route. I have been clear…
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Suffolk Show 2019 – Pictures
It’s known as Suffolk’s Biggest Day Out and this year’s Suffolk Show did not disappoint the thousands who turned up at Trinity Park, Ipswich. There were all the usual attractions, horse jumping, livestock, funfair rides, a multitude of food and drink and of course a wide range of retailers. However the Show is very good…
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Runners flock to Rendlesham for Honour Run
The first ever Honour Run event took place on Sunday 21st October 2018 to raise money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal. Around 250 walkers, joggers and runners of all ages took part in the run and raised a total of £2,600 for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal, which supports serving and ex-serving…
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Middy Railway gets Lottery Funding
The Mid Suffolk Light Railway, affectionately known as The Middy has received £64,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project to develop a workshop building, to better sustain the restoration of historic railway equipment and to deliver a programme of heritage learning and social engagement to the over 60s. The new…
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Pirate Radio Exhibitions at Felixstowe
If you turned the radio on over 50 years ago your only listening choice was the BBC Home Service with it’s stuffy presentation or the nightly “under the bedcovers” fading of Radio Luxembourg. All that changed at Easter 1964 when Radio Caroline dropped anchor off Felixstowe. Caroline were quickly followed by a string of other…
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Prince Roy of Sealand Dies
Self-styled Prince Roy of Sealand has died peacefully at the age of 91 years. Roy Bates life was never dull, at the age of 15 he joined an international brigade as he sought adventure in the Spanish civil war. Returning to Britain he served an apprenticeship at Smithfield meat market before going to Argentina to…
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The best Latitude ever!
As a crowd of thousands gather to watch headline sets at Latitude in Henham Park in Suffolk from Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Metronomy, Janelle Monae, White Lies and Yeasayer, managing director of Festival Republic and creator of Latitude, Melvin Benn said: “There’s a god up there looking after Latitude. So far the weather is…
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