Local news

Yesterday, 19:48

Highways England has released details of planned new and ongoing work over the coming week, including a junction exit closure on the A12 at Colchester.

Need to do some last-minute barbecue shopping this Bank Holiday? Below is a full list of opening hours for major supermarkets in Suffolk and Essex.

Ed Sheeran has insisted that the only people who will lose out in his war against secondary ticket-selling sites are touts - not his fans.

The showcase entitle The Alphabet Museum will look over the 5000 year history of the letters that we use everyday.

The Deben Flower Club will be hosting a free workshop next month at Kirton Church Hall.

The event was held at the Woodbridge Kitchen Company on the thoroughfare and was organised by a number of Woodbridge shops and eateries to coincide with the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Final approval has been given to create a “fun and contemporary” leisure centre for Leiston and work on the £3.5million project should start in September.

Organisers of one of Felixstowe’s biggest events have been left dismayed and worried about its future after it was decided to leave more than 60 huts on the prom because of beach erosion.

Weathermen have today issued a yellow warning that severe storms and torrential rain are heading for Suffolk over the Bank Holiday.

People in Martlesham have overwhelmingly voted to adopt the area’s new neighbourhood plan, which will help inform future developments.

Unionists have pledged to work with the region’s ambulance service to push for improvements after an inquiry found three patients suffered severe harm due to winter delays.

Sandwiches, tea, cake and scones and I’ve not had to leave my house. What’s not to love?

Double RIBA award win for Ipswich-based Nicholas Jacob Architects

Almost half of Suffolk’s schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted have not been inspected in the last six years – and six were last visited more than a decade ago.

Take a look at our guide to see which pharmacies in Suffolk and north Essex which will be open this bank holiday Monday, May 28.

Radical plans to overhaul health and social care in the region have taken a step forward, but critics fear the public are being left in the dark.

Plans are underway to create a new youth employment scheme to replace the MyGo centre, it has been revealed – but district and borough councils look likely to be fronting half the cash.

Nicky Yeo has been elected as the new chairwoman of Suffolk Coastal District Council.

After record-breaking temperatures over the early May bank holiday, Suffolk and Essex is again set to bask in sunshine this weekend.

Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to consider exporting as part of trade opportunities after Brexit.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Photo highlights

Local sport

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Mark Arnold led a trio of Suffolk riders at the top of the Great Yarmouth CC 25 miler on the Somerleyton circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

Mel Aldis has tonight stepped down as manager of Framlingham Town.

In his latest Garnett on Golf column, Tony Garnett reports on the Eastern Counties Challenge Cup at Woodbridge and the first round of the Stenson Shield, which is set to get started on Saturday.

The younger players from Woodbridge Rugby Club’s youth section – the minis - and their parents were out in force in glorious sunshine for their Mini Rugby Warrior Awards.

It was the sort of day time-trialists dream about. Despite outwardly unattractive conditions, both the VC Norwich 25 at Larling and the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom produced personal bests by the dozen, writes Fergus Muir.

Walsham-le-Willows completed a notable double at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day, writes Nick Garnham.

Head coach Andy Northcote anticipates a ‘cracking fixture’ when his Suffolk side host Buckinghamshire in the Unicorns Trophy on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Alice Barlow of Hintlesham retained the Churchman Challenge Cup as Suffolk Ladies’ champion for the third successive year.

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales says it is the ‘chance-of-a-lifetime’ for most of his squad to play at Portman Road in this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Final, writes Nick Garnham.

Bury Town 0 Leiston 3

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery is not expecting opponents Leiston to be suffering a hangover when they meet in the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup Final tomorrow night, writes Nick Garnham.

SIL Senior Division

Leiston St Margarets 2

AFC Hoxne 1

Leiston St Margarets ensured that they will be playing Senior Division football again next season following a hard-fought 2-1 win over AFC Hoxne.

For a Suffolk painter with a passion for motorcycles and stamps, it is hard to imagine a more fitting commission.

The years rolled away this weekend. There was a feeling of the 1970s in the air as the New Wolsey Theatre premiered Our Blue Heaven, its musical celebration of Ipswich Town’s May 1978 FA Cup win over Arsenal.

A Suffolk swim for charity has celebrated its “best ever” event after more than 200 entrants were joined by Olympian Duncan Goodhew to help raise £8,000 for worthy causes.

Leiston’s promotion hopes are over, following a narrow 1-0 defeat to hosts Dulwich Hamlet in a Bostik Premier play-off semi-final tie at Tooting & Mitcham last night.

Head coach Andy Northcote says exciting times are ahead with the inclusion of England international Tymal Mills in Suffolk’s T20 squad for this weekend’s opening group games.

Lowestoft fireman Seb Herrod took a lone win in the CC London Road Race near Saffron Walden. Next over the finish line high above the Cam valley was Gary Munro (CC Sudbury), writes Fergus Muir.

Helpful information

Local weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Coastal Scene weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24