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The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh.

A Suffolk seafront hotel has matched its sister business by scooping a national accolade.

The Lighthouse at Orfordness

Campaigners working to save an iconic Suffolk lighthouse threatened by the encroaching sea have warned supporters that tens of thousands of pounds will still need to be raised for permanent works to protect it.

Scenes from the Red Rooster music festival at the Euston Estate, near Thetford. Picture: John Connor

Whilst Latitude festival is widely acclaimed, there are a number of lesser known independent music festivals that take place in the fields and parklands of the gorgeous Suffolk countryside this summer.

Framlingham news

Medieval Mayhem at Framlingham Castle. Photo: Nigel Wallace-Iles

From medieval mayhem and country shows to classic vehicles and hip hop, there’s lots to enjoy this long weekend. F

Ed Sheeran, who has broken into the Sunday Times Rich List Music Millionaires Top 50. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Suffolk’s homegrown superstar Ed Sheeran has broken into another chart – this time as one of the richest musicians in Britain and Ireland.

Independent shoe shop John Self closes for the final time on the year of its 100th anniversary. owner Glynis Buckles with her staff Anne Bilverstone, Sheila Curtis and Karla smith

An independent shoe shop that has served generations of customers for 100 years has closed its doors for the final time.

Leiston news

Leiston

Residents are split over proposals submitted for 100 homes plus a new pub on farmland.

Fire broke out in flats behind the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

Fire struck a seaside property in the early hours of this morning.

EADT review: The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston. Country pâté served with pickle and granary toast.

Amy Gallivan enjoys proper pub grub at The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston

Saxmundham news

Ruth Purchase, Jack Stephenson (centre) and Stephen Hicklin with the exhibition of wood engraving prints by the late Linda Holmes at the Ephemeral Gallery, in Saxmundham, with proceeds from sales contributing to repair Cratfield church roof after lead thives struck

Captivating narrative scenes printed from wood engravings by a Suffolk artist have gone on display at a Saxmundham gallery.

The Art for Cure mushroom exhibition at Glemham Hall by Suffolk artist Robert Yates, raising money for Breast Cancer Now

A display of giant mushroom wooden sculptures has been created by a Suffolk artist to help raise funds for a breast cancer charity.

People campaigning for the four villages bypass, now called the Suffolk Energy Gateway, in 2014

Air pollution levels on a Suffolk stretch of the A12 ‘will only get worse’ should a new power station be built at Sizewell, campaigners have argued, after pollutants there were found to have returned to 2011 levels.

Wickham Market news

Organ recital at All saints hacheston to mark the inaugural  playing of their new Organ after the old one was water damaged 
Organist Michael Nicholas.

The first recital of an organ donated to a Suffolk church targeted by lead thieves has provided “wonderful music” for those in attendance.

Bawdsey

People who love historical homes, gorgeous gardens, or those who just want to have a look round someone else’s country pile, will get the opportunity to visit some of Suffolk’s most wonderful private properties this year, thanks to the Invitation To View initiative

Drawing by Joanna Lumley, which will sell at Art For Cure's Make Your Mark online auction to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Photo: Breast Cancer Now/PA Wire.

Famous names from the world of showbiz are queuing up to support a charity art sale in Suffolk.

Woodbridge news

Neighbours objecting to the original proposed demolition of Woodbridge police station for housing

Plans to turn an empty police station into housing have been knocked back at the second time of asking.

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Woodbridge Marina Tide Mill, the area in which Suffolk Secrets is based. Picture: Mike Page.

It was largely business as normal for a Suffolk holiday company on Saturday despite a suspicious fire at its offices in Woodbridge

Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

Detailed talks on a proposal to save the park and ride services to Ipswich town centre are expected to lead to a deal to continue running the buses during the summer.

Halesworth news

Southwold news

Familie Floz will be among the diverse dance line-up for Latitude.

A feast of international dance – along with extra names from the music and theatre world – has today been announced for this summer’s Latitude Festival.

The Bury St Edmunds New Year's Day parkrun in Nowton Park

A Suffolk MP has called on local councils to resist charging runners to use public land, following the controversial decision to impose a fee elsewhere in the country.

Observatory the Opticians staff receiving the award for best independent practice in the UK at the national Optician Awards

A Southwold opticians has been named best in the UK in a prestigious industry awards scheme.

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