Aldeburgh news

Sudbury Christmas Light switch on

The twinkling Christmas tree lights are a true sign that Santa is really on his way and Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds have already turned theirs on, but when will the rest of the county be lit up?

Jack Saunders, Peter Hibberd and Cathy Fish are to receive awards from the Princess Royal

Three Suffolk sailors are to receive prestigious awards from the Royal Yachting Association’s president, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.

The Speed Sisters and Aldeburgh Documentary teams. Nick Tipping Photography.

From the heartwarming tale of a Paraguayan musical youth group, to a study of neo-colonialism in South Sudan, the 21st Aldeburgh Documentary Festival offered something for all audiences.

Framlingham news

Framlingham firefighters tackled a blaze in Saxmundham Road

Smouldering wood caused a chimney to catch light at a Suffolk home in the early hours of this morning, according to firefighters.

David and Margaret Myles (83 and 81) have been left without phone or internet for almost three weeks after their phoneline was accidentally disconnected

An elderly couple from Brandeston have been without a phone or internet connection for almost three weeks due to an unexplained blunder by BT.

Great British Bake Off finalist from 2012, Brendan Lynch, who has created a Christmas pudding recipe for Cake UK homes in Suffolk ahead of Stir-Up Sunday

Suffolk will be going stir crazy at the end of the month, as care homes across the county team up with a Great British Bake Off finalist for Stir-Up Sunday.

Leiston news

Emergency services at the scene after a van crashed into The Crown pub in Snape.

A 46-year-old man who died when the van he was driving crashed into a pub in Snape last week has been named.

The brake van arrives at the Leiston Works Railway ready for its restoration.

Railway enthusiasts in Leiston are ready to start a new restoration project – following a special delivery.

Alde Valley Academy students visiting the wildlife habitat site at Aldhurst Farm, Leiston.

Science students abandoned their classrooms to spend a practical day in the field by learning about the evolution of a new nature reserve from the Ice Age to the present day.

Saxmundham news


Community leaders have chosen the organisation which will provide activities for the young people of a Suffolk market town as part of a £60,000-plus youth project.

Suffolk County Council
Ice Watch chairman Paul Bowling.

Suffolk-based winter maintenance specialist Ice Watch has won a contract worth £500,000 to carry out gritting and snow clearing services for Yorkshire Water.

Lizzie Ford, who died at the age of 18 from an asthma attack, but whose donated organs saved five lives

A teenage girl who died after suffering from severe asthma has left an extraordinary legacy - with her donated organs saving the lives of five people, including that of a boy her own age.


Wickham Market news

Part of the John Woods Nurseries site at Pettistree, near Woodbridge.

Nearly 20 people are understood to have been made redundant when John Woods Nurseries went into administration earlier this month.

Oliver Hayward's dad Guy and his sister Tina Hayward are going to put on a special evening for people who have lost children.

An evening of remembrance is being held in Lower Hatcheston next week for families who have lost children and relatives.

Part of the John Woods Nurseries site at Pettistree, near Woodbridge.

A Suffolk-based horticultural wholesale business with a history stretching back nearly 180 years has gone into administration.

Woodbridge news

Izzy Alder

Concern is growing for an 18-year-old woman who left her home to go to school this morning but did not arrive.

Suffolk police
Hopkins Homes' Bure Place development.

Suffolk-based housebuilder Hopkins Homes has now achieved a hat-trick of national awards for its restoration and conversion of a Victorian listed building in Norfolk.

Margaret Broom and Peter Talbot look at the memorabilia during the Ipswich Salvation Army's 131st birthday celebrations.

The Ipswich branch of the Salvation Army marked its 131st anniversary with a dedicated weekend of celebrations.

Halesworth news

Southwold news

Tidal Surge around Suffolk's coast has caused major disruptions. Huge waves crash over sea defences in Southwold.

A predicted combination of high spring tides and strong winds from the north-west later this week has sparked a warning of potential flooding in coastal Suffolk.

Environment Agency
Julia Thurston, Optical Assistant at Observatory the Opticians and Jo Viner, Head of School with the pupils at Reydon Primary School.

Pupils at Reydon Primary School can now be seen and be safe when out on school trips this winter after a donation of 90 high visibility vests.

Amazing sea surge - Lorraine Cooke

Emergency services are to meet today to discuss how they would handle a storm surge should it hit the East Anglian coast later in the week.

Environment Agency

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