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Police Appeal Following Car Park Damage Incident

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was damaged when an iron object was dropped from the Britten Centre car park on Clapham Road South. in Lowestoft.  It was on Friday 18th November at approximately 5.40pm - when a foot long piece of angle iron was dropped from the top floor of the car park, causing damage to a BMW vehicle, smashing the driver's side window and denting the […]

todayNovember 24, 2022 8

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Call for Suffolk Help for Ukranian Families

Suffolk County Council is asking anyone with spare space to consider signing up to host a Ukrainian Family, especially people in Lowestoft. Some Ukrainian guests, who arrived in the UK via the Homes for Ukraine scheme, have now been with their sponsors for six months. Sponsors of the Homes for Ukraine scheme originally signed up to host guests for at least six months, with the option for those who are […]

todayNovember 9, 2022 5


St Edmund’s Day and the Suffolk Flag

St Edmund's Day is on the 20th November  but what are the origins of the Suffolk flag?The design is the flag of the arms of Saint Edmund, Suffolk’s very own patron saint. The arrows symbolise how he met his unfortunate end, shot with Viking arrows, and the crown indicates that he was King of East Anglia. These symbols on a blue background have been used as the St.Edmund’s arms for hundreds […]

todayNovember 5, 2022 14

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Ed Sheeran in Lowestoft

Crowds flocked to a Suffolk beach as Ed Sheeran filmed for a new music video in Lowestoft. Word got out that Ed was in town and hundeds headed to the north beach near Links Road to see the Suffolk superstar. Produciotn crews had set up a range of equipment on the beach and in the dunes for the shoot duirng Wednesday (2nd November). After filming, the Ipswich Town Footbal Club […]

todayNovember 5, 2022 27

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Suffolk’s Cooking With Kindness Appeal

A local charity is hoping to help people in east Suffolk this winter, to help fight food and fuel poverty. With the cost of living continuing to rise… the Rural Coffee Caravan has launched its new Cooking With Kindness Appeal… …and it's not just to buy slow-cookers - as the charity is now looking to provide the vulnerable in our communities with wearable blankets, hot water bottles and even electric […]

todayOctober 26, 2022 6

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Leiston Man Charged With Murder

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Leiston. Police were called by the Ambulance Service at 8.50pm on Monday 17th  October, reporting that a man had been assaulted at an address in Old School Close. The victim – a 41-year-old man – was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, where he later sadly died. Subject to confirmation at formal inquest […]

todayOctober 24, 2022 12

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Countywide Cooking Oil Theft Warning

You’ll have heard of fuel thieves, even catalytic converter thefts - but now Suffolk Police are warning of raids on cooking oil in the county. Both new and waste oil is being targeted by thieves and transporting it illegally and dangerously across Suffolk. Police are urging food catering businesses to assess their security arrangements regarding the storage of cooking oil, both new and waste. Organised crime groups are targeting premises […]

todayOctober 13, 2022 11

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Teenage Boy Charged With Attempted Murder near Saxmundham

A teenage boy has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a knife following the serious assault of a teenage girl in Benhall near Saxmundham on Sunday 2nd October. Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service just after 7am on Sunday 2nd October, to reports that a teenage girl had been assaulted in an area of grassland, close to the junction of Aldecar Lane and Benhall […]

todayOctober 4, 2022 19