04/12/2023 - 18:59Turner turns heads with 1000thvictory
Suffolk News
A Suffolk jockey has now become the first British woman to ride 1,000 winners on the flat.
04/12/2023 - 18:21Village football club receives 3,000 grant from property developer
Suffolk News
A village football club has received a £3,000 grant to support its teams.
04/12/2023 - 18:21Nearly 70 football pitches worth of solar panels recommended for refusal
Suffolk News
A solar development measuring nearly the same as 70 football pitches has been recommended for refusal.
04/12/2023 - 17:42Girl who went missing from Suffolk town found
Suffolk News
A girl who went missing from a Suffolk town has been found.
04/12/2023 - 17:23Moped stolen from property in Suffolk town
Suffolk News
A moped has been stolen from a property in a Suffolk town.
04/12/2023 - 17:15Man jailed for 'unprovoked and random' stabbing of woman in her 50s
A Bury St Edmunds man has been jailed after randomly stabbing a dog walker in the back while drunk.  

Stephen Byrne, of Hodson Close in the town, was sentenced 45 months in jail at Ipwich Crown Court last Friday.

The 54-year-old . had previously pleaded guilty to stabbing a woman in her 50s while she was walking her dog down near a car park in St Olaves Road at about 10. 25pm on June 14 this year.

Byrne, who was not known to the victim, approached her from behind while drunk and stabbed her in her back.  

04/12/2023 - 17:04Weve not slept: Loose reindeer finally found after traffic chaos on major route
Suffolk News
Two missing reindeer who were causing traffic chaos on a major route yesterday in Suffolk have now been found.
04/12/2023 - 17:00Bar and nightclub under new management as previous owner calls quits after 27 years
An east Suffolk bar and nightclub is now under new management after the previous manager decided to finish after 27 years.

The Grand in Bent Hill in Felixstowe is now being run by Becky Heppell after she took over from her aunt, who had decided it was her time.

strong>READ MORE: . Grand reopening of Felixstowe's Dolphin Hotel on Fridaystrong>

She said: I had been working there since I was 16.

Started in the cloakroom, then went on to do glasses, then the bar, then became the manager.

04/12/2023 - 16:26This behaviour is wholly unacceptable: Chief executive of zoos resigns after redundancies backlash
Suffolk News
The chief executive of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, which runs a Norfolk and a Suffolk zoo, has resigned.
04/12/2023 - 16:20Big crowd braves freezing weather to enjoy Christmas lights event in Lowestoft
Freezing temperatures failed to prevent a big crowd enjoying the traditional Christmas lights switch-on in Lowestoft.  

Families who braved the cold on Saturday were treated to an afternoon full of entertainment before admiring the new Christmas lights provided by Lowestoft Vision, the towns Business Improvement District organisation.

The display includes a ˜Merry Christmas Lowestoft sign welcoming visitors to the town.

The crowds partied throughout the day to sounds from Chica DJ and performances from local groups including Venue of Performing Arts, Seagull Dance Works, Stars of the Stage, Strike a Chord, Twirlstar Academy and My Choir Rocks.

04/12/2023 - 16:20Three-bed loft apartment in Ipswich for sale for £395,000
If youve ever dreamt of sipping your morning coffee as the sunlight floods through tall feature windows into a stylish, luxury apartment in a historic building, then Chambers House could be for you.

. strong>READ MORE: See inside six-bedroom property in Suffolk village on for £925,000strong>

One of the four apartments within this specific part of a former Victorian hospital in the east of . Ipswich has become available for sale with no onward chain for a guide price of £395,000.

Described by selling agents Fine & Country as a œcontemporary New York loft-style apartment, 4 Chambers Houses modern design, mezzanine bedroom and open-plan living space ooze luxury, and many of the original Victorian features have been retained to enhance its grand feel, including large sash windows, a 22ft-high ceiling and original cornicing.

04/12/2023 - 16:00Suffolk family's 'Christmas spirit' hit after vandals target display
A Suffolk family has been left in disbelief after vandals targeted their Christmas display, removing an inflatable Santa figure and damaging a snowman.

David Cockroft creates an annual display at his home in Grange Road, Felixstowe which brings joy to walkers heading to a McDonald's restaurant at the Dock Gate One roundabout and visitors to the estate.

However, on Sunday morning, his family- including wife Leslie and son Charlie, seven- awoke to find the Santa gone and the snowman lying face down on the floor.

04/12/2023 - 15:49Two people charged with multiple drug offences
Two people have appeared in court after a raid at an address near Beccles.  

A warrant was carried out by officers from the Serious Crime Disruption Team on November 28 at a property in Wheatacre.

Tommie Pearmain, 26, of Southfield Gardens in Lowestoft, and Zoe Rushmer, 30, of Church Lane in Wheatacre, were both charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine, ketamine and cannabis.

They both appeared in Norwich Magistrates' Court on November 29 and Pearmain was remanded in custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on January 3.

04/12/2023 - 15:48Caravan stolen from road in Suffolk town
Suffolk News
A caravan has been stolen from a road in a Suffolk town.
04/12/2023 - 15:42Martin Lewis explains why you should never leave the heating on low all day
Martin Lewis' MoneySavingExpert has revealed how to use your central heating this year.  

As the temperature continues to drop outside, most of us will have already put the heating on, or be thinking about when to do it.

According to experts at the Energy Saving Trust, the idea that it's cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a myth.

. Martin Lewis has stepped in and revealed exactly how to use your central heating to get the best value out of it.

Having the heating on only when you need it is, in the long run, the best way to save energy, and therefore money, the website explains.

04/12/2023 - 15:21X-Factor winner announced as latest headliner at Suffolk event
A UK chart-topper and X-Factor winner has been announced as the next headliner at Newmarket Nights for 2024.  

James Arthur will be performing at Newmarket Nights on Friday, August 2, 2024, 10 years since his last gig at the venue.

This one-off performance will be straight after the launch of his new album, Bitter Sweet Love, and his sold-out European tour, which includes two nights at The Wembley Arena in London.  

His cover of Shontelle's Impossible went straight to number one in the UK Official Singles Chart and sold over two and a half million copies worldwide.  

04/12/2023 - 15:10Proposed Costa a step closer after revised plans approved
Suffolk News
A proposed Costa drive-through on the edge of a town is a step closer after revised signage plans were approved.
04/12/2023 - 15:10Inflatable ball park which will open at home of former night club now hiring
Suffolk News
A new inflatable ball park which will occupy the site of a former night club is now hiring.
04/12/2023 - 15:10Village development plan withdrawn after full details submitted for new 100-home scheme
Suffolk News
Long-running proposals for more than 130 homes have been withdrawn after different scheme submitted.
04/12/2023 - 15:00Suffolk hotel named one of UK's best for a winter getaway by The Telegraph
One of Suffolk's most-loved hotels has been named one of the UK's best by a national newspaper.

The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds is an iconic Suffolk landmark, with its ivy-covered facade and, with views out over St Edmundsbury Abbey, the hotel is a popular destination for those visiting the town for a weekend.  

Now, the hotel has been named one of the UK's best for a winter getaway.  

The 30 hotels on the list were rated out of four criteria that experts deemed central to a cosy winter retreat: roaring fires, hearty food, bracing walks and nooks and snugs.

04/12/2023 - 15:00Landmark building to go on sale in new year after plans approved
The developer behind the conversion of a landmark Suffolk building will be putting it up for sale in the new year after a five-month wait to secure planning permission.

Babergh District Council has granted permission for period property specialists Richard and Ruth McCabe-Abel to convert the 19th century Belle Vue House in Sudbury.

Mr Abel said the plans would help save the much loved building from an uncertain future and potential demolition.

The developer has said that they are now not in a position to continue the project and will be marketing Belle Vue for sale in the new year as a renovation project.

04/12/2023 - 15:00Runaway reindeer that blocked A11 FOUND 22 hours after making a dash for it
Two reindeer who caused chaos on the A11 after making a dash from a Christmas grotto on a nearby country estate have been found after almost 24 hours on the run.

The animals, named Blitzen and Blue, had leapt to freedom from a pen at the Elveden estate and headed into the surrounding countryside.

Their handlers believe the pair were spooked by something while on duty at the site's Father Christmas grotto.

Shortly after their escape, at about 3pm on Sunday, they were seen by motorists on the nearby A11.

04/12/2023 - 14:32Woman in 80s suffers head injury after being hit by car outside supermarket
Suffolk News
A woman in her 80s suffered a head injury after being hit by a car on the outskirts of a town.
04/12/2023 - 14:1880-year-old woman suffered head injury after crash in Ipswich car park
An 80-year-old woman suffered a head injury during a crash in a supermarket car park on the outskirts of Ipswich.  

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash between a white Mercedes Sprinter flatbed van and a pedestrian in the Tesco car park at the Copdock Interchange at about 10. 55am on Tuesday, November 28.  

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the pedestrian - an 80-year-old woman - suffered a head injury that is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.  

04/12/2023 - 14:14Two East Suffolk individuals charged with multiple drug offences
Suffolk News
Two people from East Suffolk have been charged in connection with multiple drug offences.
04/12/2023 - 14:00'Gobsmacked' retired couple win apartment revamp for Christmas
A retired couple were gobsmacked to win a £20,000 competition to have their apartment given a makeover by a John Lewis home design stylist.

Beccles couple Stuart and Helen Gordon, 76 and 75 respectively, moved into their brand-new McCarthy Stone apartment at Foundry Place in July 2022.

They had begun to settle in but had completely forgotten that when they bought their apartment, they had been entered into a free draw to have their apartment designed by one of the department store stylists.  

04/12/2023 - 13:21Suffolk town Wetherspoons labelled poshest in country by national newspaper
Suffolk News
A national newspaper has labelled a Suffolk towns Wetherspoons the poshest in the country.
04/12/2023 - 13:21Snow Queen sweeps into town for festive photo opportunity
Suffolk News
Children and families will be able to meet the Snow Queen and her friends at a festive event.
04/12/2023 - 12:58Second man charged after reported kidnap and assault
A second man has been charged in connection with a reported kidnapping and assault of another man in Brandon.

On Sunday, October 22, between 10am and 11am, a man attending an address on London Road was taken by car, along with three other men, to an industrial estate, where he was reportedly threatened and assaulted.  

Johnathan Horridge, 50 and of South Drive in Diss, has now been charged with blackmail, kidnap and possession of offensive weapon.

He appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court on November 25 and was remanded to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on January 2.

04/12/2023 - 12:43Second man charged after alleged kidnapping and assault in town
Suffolk News
Officers have charged a second man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and assault of a Suffolk man.
04/12/2023 - 12:15Suffolk winter light trail named nationally as one of country's best AGAIN
A Suffolk light trail has been named one of the country's best by a national newspaper - for the second time this year.  

The Helmingham Hall Illuminated Light Trail opened to the public on November 16, and most of the remaining sessions before the show comes to an end on December 17 have sold out.  

Now, a double-page spread in You Magazine, which is part of the Daily Mail, has featured the Helmingham light trail as one of the best in the country.  

This comes months after . The Times named the top sites to see illuminated trails in the UK, a list which also featured the Suffolk country estate.  

04/12/2023 - 12:06Paddy McGuinness returns to stand-up for first tour in eight years with Suffolk date announced
Suffolk News
A much-loved comedian will bring the laughs to Suffolk as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.
04/12/2023 - 11:47Museum to host interactive performances of Christmas classic
Suffolk News
A Suffolk Museum will host an immersive performance of a Christmas classic next weekend.
04/12/2023 - 11:47Care farm to stage Nativity play
Suffolk News
Depden Care Farm is putting on a live Nativity performance on its scenic grounds.
04/12/2023 - 11:41Nationwide to be closed for 'foreseeable future' after ATM ram raid
A west Suffolk building society branch will remain closed for the foreseeable future after its cash machine was stolen during a ram raid.  

Officers were called to an incident at Nationwide in High Street in Newmarket at about 4. 50am on Monday.  

On arrival, police found the ATM had been stolen during the raid.  

A police cordon remains in place as . officers carry out investigations in the area.  

A spokesman for Nationwide said the branch will be closed for the foreseeable future as a result of the incident.  

04/12/2023 - 11:34The burglar who stole Christmas jailed after taking presents
A man who stole Christmas presents from homes across East Anglia has been jailed after a spate of break-ins in 2021 and 2022.  

Heath Vosper, 31 and from Crystal Palace Park Road in London, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

On December 20, 2021, Essex Police was called to a home in Wrabness after the occupants, who had been woken by the sound of their home alarm, had discovered that a number of presents that were under the Christmas tree in the dining room had been stolen.  

04/12/2023 - 11:11Third arrest made in connection with attempted murder after man stamped on and run over
Suffolk News
A third arrest has been made after a man was stamped on and run over with a vehicle  which is being treated as an attempted murder.
04/12/2023 - 11:11Planners consider three-storey flats proposal for land adjacent to railway line
Suffolk News
Plans for six flats in Stowmarket have been re-submitted to council.
04/12/2023 - 11:11This money will help even more people: Beer festival organiser gives record amount to charity
Suffolk News
The organiser of the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival said he was delighted to give a record amount of money to charities at the weekend.
04/12/2023 - 11:00Two years on - what has happened to the former Debenhams stores in Suffolk?
It has been two and a half years since the Debenhams stores in Suffolk closed their doors for the final time and, with Christmas just around the corner, shoppers are missing the department chain.  

In May 2021, high street giant Debenhams closed its doors for the final time after the 242-year-old chain went into liquidation.

The company entered administration in April 2019 and again the following year, and was finally bought by online retailer Boohoo in January 2021 for £55 million, closing all of the high street stores.  

04/12/2023 - 11:00Vision for how 80-home plan with new pre-school in village to be discussed
Plans for a large development including 80 homes, a preschool facility and a car park in a Suffolk village are to be discussed this week.

Mid Suffolk District Council planning committee are to discuss an outline planning application for a new residential development on land south of Mill Lane in Stradbroke.

The plans include up to 80 new homes, including affordable ones, a provision of a new school car park and bus drop-off area, land for a new preschool facility, public open space, upgrades to Mill Lane and other associated works.

04/12/2023 - 10:58Search for balaclava-clad suspects after ATM stolen from building society
Police are appealing after an ATM was stolen during a ram raid in the early hours at a Suffolk building society.  

Police were called to High Street in Newmarket at 4. 50am on Monday to reports of an incident at the Nationwide building.  

A . JCB telehandler was used to smash into the wall of the building society and remove the cash machine, parts of which were later loaded into a Luton van.  

The van then made off in convoy with a white Mercedes A Class towards Cambridgeshire, with the JCB left behind in High Street.

04/12/2023 - 10:53Everything you need to know about free synthetic ice rink set to open in town
Suffolk News
Final preparations are under way as one of the most advanced synthetic ice rinks available is set to open in a town.
04/12/2023 - 10:53Chart-topping pop singer to wow crowds in summer concert
Suffolk News
James Arthur has been announced as the latest headliner to rock a Suffolk stage next year.
04/12/2023 - 10:36Reindeer that blocked A11 escaped from Christmas grotto at nearby estate
The A11 was shut in both directions after two reindeer escaped from a Christmas grotto at a Suffolk country estate, it has emerged.

Police were called to the A11 at Barton Mills near Mildenhall at about 3pm on Sunday following . reports of animals blocking the carriageway.  

The reindeer were taking part at a Christmas event at the Elveden Estate on Sunday when they got spooked, a business owner has said.

The animals were brought to the estate by events management team Daisy Entertainment.  

04/12/2023 - 10:15Delays on A14 after crash between van and car
Suffolk News
Delays were reported on the A14 after a two-vehicle collision.
04/12/2023 - 10:15Sponsored: Churchgate embarking on a new chapter in retirement
Suffolk News
Local Accountant Transitions Advisory Practice to Churchgates, embarking on a new chapter in retirement.
04/12/2023 - 10:15Two-vehicle crash causing delays on busy road
Suffolk News
A two-vehicle crash on a busy road is causing delays this morning in a Suffolk town.
04/12/2023 - 10:00Five of the prettiest streets to visit in Suffolk
Suffolk is full of pretty streets brimming with characters.  

From quaint lanes lined with independent shops to others that have starred on TV, we are lucky to have a beautiful county to live in.  

Here are five of the prettiest streets in Suffolk that you should visit.

strong>The Street, Kerseystrong>

It may only be home to a few hundred people, but Kersey and the The Street has become one of Suffolk's most recognisable roads.  

Famed for its ford at one, The Street is lined with houses as well as the historic Bell Inn pub.  

04/12/2023 - 09:37Delays on A11 due to broken-down van
Suffolk News
There are delays on a key route due to a broken-down van.
04/12/2023 - 09:30Promotion: Autumn Statement leaves analysts fearing 'debt trap'
em>. Ensors partner, Danny Clifford, discusses the key points from this years Autumn Statement. em>

It is usual in the early days following any Budget or Fiscal Statement to concentrate on the specific measures announced, or not announced, by the Chancellor.

04/12/2023 - 09:21Garden transformed into Christmas winter wonderland for local causes
A garden has been transformed into a winter wonderland in aid of local causes.

Paul Hammond and Suzanne Chapman have transformed their garden on Kilbourn Road, Pakefield in Lowestoft, for the fifth time as part of their 'Back 2 Life' campaign, which is a mental health charity.

This year all donations will go to the Royal British Legion (Suffolk) and Royal Anglian Regiment (Suffolk).

. READ MORE: Fantastic Christmas lights display raises £800 for local causes

Donations can be made in person or online with the Christmas garden display being shown between 4. 30pm and 9. 30pm each evening in December.

04/12/2023 - 09:18Here 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.
04/12/2023 - 09:18Seeds of change as community turns out in force to learn about regenerative farm project
Suffolk News
The community turned out in force to hear about a budding regenerative farm project.
04/12/2023 - 09:18See inside 2m Georgian fronted country house with cottage
Suffolk News
Take a look inside this Grade II listed Georgian fronted country house with six bedrooms and a cottage available for £2,000,000.
04/12/2023 - 09:18Car crashes through garden centre fence in town
Suffolk News
A car crashed through a garden centre fence in a Suffolk town today after a mechanical failure.
04/12/2023 - 09:18Gallery celebrates first anniversary of expansion as visitor numbers double from pre-Covid
Suffolk News
Visitor numbers to a museum celebrating a famous Suffolk artist have risen twofold from pre-Covid levels, on the first anniversary of its expansion.
04/12/2023 - 09:18Scary and stressful: Is this the most dangerous road in town?
Suffolk News
Campaigners are calling for urgent action to reduce speeding on what they have dubbed the most dangerous road in town.
04/12/2023 - 09:18Surely there must be more suitable sites: Location of proposed solar farm questioned
Suffolk News
A planning application has been submitted for a 31-hectare solar farm on farmland near a Suffolk town.
04/12/2023 - 09:09Paddy McGuiness to bring first stand up tour in eight years to Ipswich
Paddy McGuiness has announced he will bring his first stand-up comedy tour in eight years to Ipswich.  

The TV star has announced 40 dates across the UK for his Nearly There tour starting next year.  

The tour will stretch through 2024 and 2025 with the comedian stopping off at the Regent Theatre on February 20, 2025.  

The former Take Me Out presenter is a much-loved presence on British TV, from roles in Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy and The Keith and Paddy Picture Show to presenting Top Gear.  

04/12/2023 - 09:02ATM ripped from wall of Suffolk town bank
A police cordon is in place near a Suffolk bank following an incident.  

A photo shows the ATM from the Nationwide bank in Newmarket has been ripped from the wall.  

The building has suffered significant damage during the incident and part of the town's high street is closed off.  

An eyewitness said police are at the scene.  

Suffolk police and Nationwide have been approached for a comment.  


04/12/2023 - 08:59Suffolk cinema to undergo rebrand after 22m deal
Suffolk News
Christmas may have come early for film buffs as a cinema has been spared after its owner collapsed and will undergo a major rebrand.
04/12/2023 - 08:04Its just a town full of absolute diamonds: Performing arts school praises towns talents as new competition takes shape
Suffolk News
As it puts together its first ever musical theatre competition in Suffolk, a performing arts school has offered up lots of praise for its host town.
04/12/2023 - 06:00EADT readers can subscribe for just £3 for 3 months in this flash sale
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04/12/2023 - 05:22Businesses slam thoughtless scaffolding on historic building as trade affected
Suffolk News
Business owners are furious scaffolding has been put up around a historic building in a town centre at one of the busiest times of the year.
04/12/2023 - 05:22They just havent got a grip on it: Guardian of student says more needs to be done to tackle bullying
Suffolk News
The guardian of a teenage pupil who has allegedly been bullied at a Suffolk school has said more needs to be done to tackle incidents of bullying.
04/12/2023 - 05:22We joined police on patrol to find out what is being done to keep women and girls safe in this town centre
Suffolk News
From trying out a cell  to being amazed by hundreds of CCTV cameras, heres what happened when I went on patrol with Suffolk Police.
04/12/2023 - 05:00Make a difference to a veteran this Christmas
Help for Heroes has announced it is on a mission to support veterans and their families struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness this Christmas.

For many, Christmas is a time to celebrate but thousands of veterans find this time of year difficult “ battling mental trauma, in constant pain, living with a disability and cut off from the world.  

03/12/2023 - 20:30How you feel about your childhood self could impact your life today
The other evening, I went to see a ballet.

In the interval, I got talking to a young mum and her small son.

The little boy was a really natty dresser and was wearing a grey suit, matching scarf and spectacles, and he was cradling quite a dramatic outdoor hat.

He was only six, but his mother told me he had strong views about his clothes, and also that he was mad about ballet.  

Looking at him, I could see the man hell become; someone with individuality, style, and a passion for fashion, dance and so on.

03/12/2023 - 20:30TV now far removed from the mind-blowing wonder that gatecrashed our homes
Perhaps it was my sunny photograph coupled with my spritely writing style that did it, leading one or two readers to have doubts that I was a child of the pre-television era, those days when broadcasting brought us no pictures.

We had only the wireless; any pictures we saw came into our minds from colourful writing and fine acting that added to our own imaginations.  

The television came to us, well me, one afternoon in 1949 when I was ten. My friend Jeremy Dart knocked on the door and said his dad had something to show us. Jeremys parents were rather different from other mums and dads; for a start Jeremy and his sister Vanessa always addressed them by their Christian names, Fred and Kathleen.