23/06/2024 - 08:10Heat health alert issued as temperatures set to soar in Suffolk
A yellow heat health alert has been issued for most of the England, including Suffolk.  

The alert, issued by the UK Health Security Agency and Met Office, will come into force from 8am on Monday and remains in place until 5pm on Thursday.

With a chance that parts of the county could reach the heatwave threshold of 25c over three consecutive days, the warning highlights the threat of increased deaths among older and vulnerable people.

23/06/2024 - 06:05A big show with lots of excitement: Vauxhalls, Bedfords and Opels to feature in a showground first
Suffolk News
Vehicles of all ages bearing Vauxhall, Opel and Bedford badges will be descending on a showground this weekend.
23/06/2024 - 06:05Business surgery: Its important to question the status quo
Suffolk News
Have a consultants eye when you start your new job, says Jon Matthews, managing director of Thomas Ridley Foodservice
23/06/2024 - 06:05Dragons galore! Two-day festival returns with a packed timetable of family fun and activities
Suffolk News
A popular dragon-themed annual event at an historic Suffolk site takes place this weekend.
23/06/2024 - 06:05End of an era: Long-running watch and battery market stall to close after 54 years
Suffolk News
A long-running watch and battery market stall is set to cease trading after 54 years in a Suffolk town centre.
23/06/2024 - 06:05Everything you need to know about this evenings Sunset Walk
Suffolk News
About 1,000 walkers will make every step count for a hospice charitys new flagship challenge.
23/06/2024 - 06:05Ill never be 16 again: Family fight to get banned teenager to prom
Suffolk News
A family have launched a petition to get a girl with suspected neurodiversity to her end-of-year celebrations after she was banned by her school.
23/06/2024 - 06:05We have a huge issue with parking: Councillors raise concerns over town centre flats plan
Suffolk News
Town councillors have again raised concerns about the lack of residential parking in a Suffolk town centre.
23/06/2024 - 06:00Suffolk pub named among best dog-friendly places to drink in the UK
A west Suffolk pubs has been named in the top four best dog-friendly places to stay at in the UK.

The Weeping Willow in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, was chosen by Great British Stays as one of the best dog-friendly pubs to visit and stay the night.  

The pub was commended for its dog-friendly lodges and breath-taking views whether you're staying the night or just visiting.

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The Weeping Willow has said: Our special doggy areas include the bar, snug, raspberry room and of course anywhere in our large garden.

23/06/2024 - 06:00In the dock: People in Suffolk who have appeared in court in the last week
Here is a round-up of some of the people who have appeared before the courts in Suffolk in the last week.

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She was handed a . 36-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and told to complete a 25 days for rehabilitation activity requirement, 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,200 towards prosecution costs, as well as a £154 statutory victim surcharge.

23/06/2024 - 06:00See inside home with stunning river views on for £995k
See inside this three-bedroom home which has stunning views over the River Stour.  

The property in Shotley sits at the end of a long farm track and is currently on the market with Savills with a guide price of £995,000.

While the outside of the home is the beautiful selling point the inside has been designed to a modern standard.  

23/06/2024 - 06:00Fears of possible death at junction where shrubbery is 'overgrown'
A community leader fears someone could be killed on a junction due to overgrown shrubbery which he believes is causing a hazard.

John Nunn, who represents Long Melford on Babergh District Council, has highlighted issues caused by the shrubbery and bushes at the junction with Bull Lane and the A134 in the village.

He said residents are complaining that the overgrowth is preventing anyone seeing cars coming down the bypass.

23/06/2024 - 05:14Here are some of Suffolks roadworks, closures and diversions for drivers in the coming weeks
Suffolk News
Here are some of the works going on in the next couple of weeks which could cause some delays to drivers.
23/06/2024 - 05:14He was a wonderful character: Tributes paid to popular racing figure Tim Preston
Suffolk News
Tributes have been paid to a Suffolk man whose career spanned almost every aspect of the international bloodstock industry.
23/06/2024 - 05:14How fishing charity weekend will also highlight benefits of hobby for improving mental health
Suffolk News
The power of fishing to uplift people struggling with their mental health is the key message of an upcoming charity weekend.
23/06/2024 - 05:14I was extremely saddened by the way the most unfortunate in our society are treated
Suffolk News
A Suffolk man has explained what led to him resigning from his role as a support worker for the homeless.
22/06/2024 - 21:23Traffic at complete standstill on A14 following crash
Traffic has been halted on the A14 following a crash.

All lanes are closed westbound between junctions J51 Needham Market and J50 Stowmarket East after a car struck the central reservation.

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22/06/2024 - 21:23Delays on A14 as lane remains closed following crash
Motorists are facing delays on the A14 following a crash.

All lanes were closed westbound between junctions J51 Needham Market and J50 Stowmarket East after a car struck the central reservation.

Shortly before 9. 30pm National Highways updated a lane reopened and traffic was being released.

There are minor delays on the approach as one lane remains closed.

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22/06/2024 - 20:17Centenarians share secrets to long life at care home's double birthday bash
Suffolk News
Two ladies have celebrated their 100th and 105th milestone birthdays at a Suffolk care home.
22/06/2024 - 19:08Suffolk sex offender jailed for 15 years for crimes against children
Suffolk News
A 43-year-old man from Suffolk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual offences against children.
22/06/2024 - 18:15Firefighters battle large forest blaze at country park
Suffolk News
Firefighters battled a large forest fire at a country park.
22/06/2024 - 18:15Delays on two major Suffolk routes due to broken down vehicles
Suffolk News
Motorists in Suffolk faced delays this evening due to broken down vehicles on two key routes.
22/06/2024 - 17:06Long-vacant village takeaway could be brought back into use as office
Suffolk News
A long-vacant village takeaway could be brought back into use as an office.
22/06/2024 - 17:00Village 61-home plans remain under fire as over 80 objections lodged
Plans for 61 homes in a Suffolk village continue to come under fire, with a parish council calling for their refusal and more than 80 objections lodged.  

If Persimmon Homes plans before Mid Suffolk District Council are given the green light, 61 new one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes will be built on the land west of Ixworth Road in Thurston, near . Bury St Edmunds.

This is the second phase of the Persimmon Homes development, the first phase being known as College Park.

Thurston Parish Council has objected to the plan, citing concerns over, amongst other things, the density of the build, lack of distinctive character, highways safety and infrastructure issues.  

22/06/2024 - 17:00Academy bags good Ofsted rating amid praise for curriculum and opportunities
A west Suffolk school has bagged a good Ofsted rating following a recent inspection.  

Following a visit that took place on May 1 and 2, the education watchdog confirmed Mildenhall College Academy, based at The Hub in Sheldrick Way, has retained its good grade previously awarded in 2018 and 2015.

The school, part of Academy Transformation Trust, was praised for its wide range of clubs, including chess and singing, as well as its increasingly ambitious curriculum which is often well taught with support where needed.

22/06/2024 - 16:30All the pictures: Hundreds gather on seafront to remember lost loved ones
Suffolk News
Hundreds gathered along a seafront to remember lost loved ones yesterday.
22/06/2024 - 16:13Pupils and staff had a fantastic day: Theatre company brings history to life
Suffolk News
Suffolk pupils enjoyed an engaging day learning about the Anglo-Saxons with a theatre company.
22/06/2024 - 16:13Village school celebrates positive Ofsted inspection as retiring headteachers final triumph
Suffolk News
A village school is celebrating a positive Ofsted inspection as the headteacher prepares to retire after more than 30 years in teaching.
22/06/2024 - 15:22Pub hopes to open earlier on Ipswich Town match days
Suffolk News
A popular pub hopes to open earlier on match days as Ipswich Town Football Club test their mettle in the Premier League.
22/06/2024 - 15:05Man charged after ride-on lawnmower taken in 8,000 burglary
Suffolk News
A Suffolk man has been charged and is set to go to court following a £8,000 burglary in Norfolk which included a ride-on lawnmower.
22/06/2024 - 15:00Prosecution closes in Bury St Edmunds sexual abuse trial
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22/06/2024 - 14:31Theatre aims to support homeless people during run of award-winning show
Suffolk News
A theatre wants to envoke a sense of community spirit by asking the public to help the homeless during the run of an award-wining show next month.
22/06/2024 - 14:00Business 'excited' to revive 'fabulous town' with parking initiative
A Suffolk caf© and bar say they are extremely excited about a new parking initiative they have launched which they hope will increase footfall and help to revive their fabulous town.

Earlier this year, . The Hive Cafe said they were excited to benefit the town as they moved to their parent company premises at Nine Jars at The Suffolk Hotel in Haverhill High Street.  

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The two companies have since announced a new parking initiative which they believe will increase footfall into the town and be part of reviving our fabulous town.  

22/06/2024 - 13:55Police concerned for missing 19-year-old Emily
Suffolk News
Police have launched a search for a 19-year-old woman who has gone missing.
22/06/2024 - 13:44Concern growing for missing 19-year-old woman
Concern is growing for a missing 19-year-old woman who has not been since Friday.  

Emily Proctor was last seen at her home in Gloucester Road in Bury St Edmunds at about 9pm on June 21.

She has not been seen since.  

Emily is described as white, around 5ft in height and has blonde hair.  

When she was last seen she was wearing a red England shirt, grey LA gear trousers and blue and white ˜Stich trainers.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are asking anyone to contact Suffolk police on 101.


22/06/2024 - 13:01Several town roads to shut due to Sikh festival
Suffolk News
Residents should be warned as a series of road closures will be in place tomorrow due to a Sikh festival.
22/06/2024 - 13:00Hundreds flock to seafront for annual event to remember loved ones
Hundreds of Suffolk residents gathered for a moving event to remember the memory of lost loved ones and raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.  

The Suffolk Remembers event on Felixstowe seafront takes place every year on . Suffolk Day, June 21.

This year's event, the eighth of its kind, included performances from Ipswich singer, Roma Manteiga-Nicholson, Pop Chorus choir and Martlesham Brass as well as poetry readings.

22/06/2024 - 12:31New owner hopes to make people 'proud to visit' as he reopens pub
The owner of a village pub which is reopening this weekend is hoping to create a venue the community can be proud to visit again.  

Chris Gill will open the doors to the Crown and Castle in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, today (Saturday June 22), having taken over the running of the pub.  

After moving in around one month ago, he is hoping to deliver a venue the community can be proud of.

I was born above a pub so it is something we have done throughout the whole family, he said.

22/06/2024 - 12:07Suffolk Strictly star Robin Windsor handed posthumous LGBT award
Suffolk News
A late Strictly Come Dancing Star from Suffolk has been posthumously awarded for his services to the LGBT community and mental health.
22/06/2024 - 12:02New shoe store to open in shopping centre next month
The opening date of a new shoe shop in a shopping centre has been confirmed.  

It was revealed earlier this year that Deichmann would be opening in the arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds.  

The chain, which also has a branch in Ipswich, has confirmed its new store will open on Saturday, July 6.  

Customers will be able to get 50% off selected brands, while the first 25 people through the door will receive a voucher.  

. Fashion brand Phase Eight is also due to open in the arc Shopping Centre.  

22/06/2024 - 12:00Here are the 49 death notices posted in the EADT and Ipswich Star this week
In the past week, there have been 49 death notices published in the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times, including tributes to a headteacher, a married couple - and a gentleman who spent his retirement happily planting trees and writing his family history.

Each week, our publications share the death notices and funeral announcements from families of loved ones who have passed away in our county.

As well as appearing in print, our death notice pages will remain online as a lasting tribute to the memory of those we have lost.

22/06/2024 - 12:005 classic car shows in Suffolk to spend a day at this summer
Summer is a great time to head outdoors to look at vintage cars and vehicles in towns and villages across the county.  

Here are five classic car shows taking place in Suffolk to spend a day at this summer.


1. Classic Car Show


22/06/2024 - 11:49Opening date for new shoe shop revealed
Suffolk News
The opening date for a new shoe shop in a town centre has been revealed.
22/06/2024 - 11:23'He inspires us all': Robin Windsor honoured with posthumous award
Robin Windsor has been honoured with a posthumous award recognising his work supporting mental health and the LGBTQ+ community.  

The Ipswich-born former Strictly Come Dancing star died suddenly in February, aged just 44.

In an emotional ceremony at the British LGBT Awards held in London, some of the dancer's . family members were in attendance.

The awards, now in its 10th year, honoured the 44-year-old and said he was a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and spoke passionately and publicly about his experiences in coming out, inspiring others both personally and professionally.

22/06/2024 - 11:00NHS issue warning as Suffolk set to be hotter than Barcelona
The NHS has issued a health warning as the weather in Suffolk is expected to be hotter than Barcelona.  

According to the Met Office, highs of . mid-20's can be expected next week.

The Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board have advised people to stay hydrated, stay cautious, and look after people at risk, such as pregnant, elderly and young people, as well as those on medication.

Dr Rush Bushaway, associate medical director of the ICB, said: œMost advice on staying well during the warmer summer weather is common sense, but some people run a greater risk of harm.

22/06/2024 - 11:00Big boost for Bramfield village green fund thanks to author Charlie Mackesy
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Bronze and Iron Age archaeological sites have been identified nearby in east Suffolk. br>br>

But despite all that charm Bramfield has - including two churches, two schools, a pub, shop and village hall - what constituted a village green up until now was a small patch of land on which stands a bus shelter, where the Nos 521 and 522 occasionally stop.

22/06/2024 - 11:00See inside £395,000 home in 'charming' village
Take a look inside this semi-detached home for sale in a mid Suffolk village.

Situated within the charming Coddenham village, with local amenities and beautiful walking routes, this home is on the market for £395,000.

The property comprises of three double bedrooms, each offering substantial space.

22/06/2024 - 10:00A tale of two streets... the very different fortunes of town's neighbouring roads
It is a tale of two neighbouring streets.

One is a thriving road filled with bustling independent stores and cafes, the other more down-at-heel, with more than half a dozen boarded-up shops.

The remarkable contrast between Earsham Street and St Mary's Street, which both meet by the Butter Cross in the middle of Bungay, is the focus of much discussion in the town, with fierce debate about what can be done to 'level up' the southern side of the centre.

Both are attractive streets with similar parking and buildings.

22/06/2024 - 10:00Investigation expected to take place into freight train derailment
An investigation is set to take place after a train derailment caused extensive damage after coming off the track near the Port of Felixstowe.  

A freight service at the north terminal of the Port of Felixstowe . derailed on Tuesday, June 18.

A source close to the port says it is understood an investigation into the incident will be carried out.

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This comes after Port of Felixstowe confirmed the incident earlier in the week.

22/06/2024 - 10:00Mum-of-two killed in head on crash was 'happy, kind and fiercely caring'
The smile of a sorely missed mother-of-two from Stowmarket could bring light even in the darkest of times.

Anneka Lee Thompson was, in the words of her mother, Linda Thompson, happy, caring and devoted to her family. A mental health advocate, she had devoted her life to caring for others.

Annie, as she was known to her friends and family, died at the age of 35 in Addenbrookes Hospital on September 29 last year.

Six weeks previously, she had been involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle on the A1088, near Euston.