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18:23
Ford

Police have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.

Met Office

UK Power Networks have extra staff on duty this morning as parts of Suffolk and Essex begin to experience windy conditions brought by Storm Brian.

14:58

A new pre-school is being opened at the grounds of Grundisburgh Primary School in Woodbridge.

There are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge despite a forecast of high winds, Highways England bosses have said.

The owner of a pair of Ural owls who escaped their aviary two weeks ago is overjoyed after being reunited with them.

Yesterday, 19:00
BBC Radio

Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

Yesterday, 18:00
Ipswich Crown Court

A man who was exposed in a sting by vigilante paedophile hunters has been given a community order.

Yesterday, 16:09
Ipswich Town

Living and working in Suffolk, Ipswich Town fan Matthew Wylds thought his love for the Tractor Boys would be shared by many.

Yesterday, 15:25
Alde Valley Academy

A Suffolk school which was previously placed into special measures has received a glowing Ofsted report following on from its latest inspection.

Yesterday, 14:32
Met Office

Gale force winds are set to batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as a ‘weather bomb’ brought by Storm Brian sparks a series of safety warnings.

Yesterday, 13:44

A man has died after a crash involving a tractor on the A14 Orwell Bridge this morning, police have confirmed. The bridge remained closed for just over eight hours following the incident but reopened just after 2.50pm.

Yesterday, 11:02
Waveney District Council

A quay area of Beccles is set to be transferred into the hands of its town council.

Yesterday, 09:58
Norwich

A Suffolk-based charity has broken the world record for the longest fashion show – raising £24,000 for its work in the process.

Yesterday, 04:27
Woodbridge Town Council

A much-loved statue could be back on public view soon after an application was submitted for a new display site.

Yesterday, 00:13

Youngsters from a primary school have planted 3,300 crocus and daffodil bulbs to bring a splash of colour to their village.

Thu, 18:22
Tony Fryatt

Phillip Dunnett, chairman of Saxmundham Town Council, said the town’s infrastructure was already “crumbling” and urged residents to make their views known.

Thu, 17:10
Neil Tetley

Three nationally-acclaimed poets will be taking to the stage at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge to inspire the next generation of Suffolk’s young writers.

Thu, 15:39

Youngsters passionate about their planet and its future held a ‘green’ evening to share what they had learned and educate others.

Thu, 15:07
Suffolk police

Four men from the Ukraine are facing people smuggling charges after a yacht with 19 migrants on board landed on the Suffolk coast.

Thu, 14:34

Macmillan Cancer Support is sending its ‘Dougie’ bus to Notcutts garden centre in Woodbridge to offer free, specialist information for people affected by cancer, as well as those who are worried about their risk and symptoms.

Thu, 13:01
Germany

The autumn half term is approaching as quick as the leaves are falling, so make sure you’re one step ahead and get your days planned with our guide.

Thu, 08:53

As the leaves have started falling and the autumn half term edges closer, be one step ahead with your plans and check out our list of things to do on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22.

Thu, 08:00
United Kingdom

First-time buyers have cause for optimism as average house prices appeared to fall in the last three months, according to a survey by property website Zoopla.

Thu, 07:00
Therese Coffey

Unprecedented demand on A&Es in Suffolk and north Essex has seen paramedics facing soaring delays handing over patients, figures reveal.

Wed, 21:25

A Suffolk man with an “appalling” criminal record has been made the subject of a criminal behaviour order (CBO) banning him from swearing and being drunk in public.

Wed, 18:23
Chris Bell

Weather forecasters are warning another storm could be on its way to the UK this weekend – bringing gusts of up to 70mph to East Anglia.

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