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Gull Wing’s Arrival Marks Historic Day for Lowestoft

The final section of the Gull Wing Bridge in Lowestoft has arrived bringing the completion of this significant infrastructure project one step closer. Subject to favourable weather conditions, Lake Lothing will now be closed to marine traffic for three weeks from Friday 8th March while the main bascule span is installed. The bascule span is 39.5m long, 22m wide and 35m tall and will weigh approx. 1120 tonnes when delivered […]

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Milestone Moment for Gull Wing Bridge

The main bascule span for the Gull Wing bridge is currently expected to arrive by barge at the construction site on Lake Lothing at around 8 in the morning of Monday 4th March 2024 - this of course very much subject to favourable weather conditions and tides. It is being reprted that the existing Bascule bridge will have to have an extended opening time of around 15 minutes to allow […]

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Suffolk Police Using Mobile Phone Whilst Driving Warning

A warning has been issued by Suffolk Police about using a mobile phone whilst driving. Figures show that drivers are four times more likely to have a crash when on a mobile phone. Suffolk Police are supporting a national campaign to crack down on the crime - which will continue into next month. Suffolk Police are supporting a national campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) which aims […]

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Record Breaking Winter for Suffolk Highways

Suffolk’s wettest ever February has proved to be a record breaker for the county’s Highways team. Since April last year, the downpours and flooding over autumn and winter have helped lead to an extra 18,000 reports to fix roads compared to the previous year… After months of extreme and sustained downpours, highways teams in Suffolk are breaking response and repair records whilst battling their most challenging operational period ever. Storm […]

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Police Appeal After Serious Road Traffic Collision In Yoxford

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Yoxford. Officers were called to the A12 shortly after 4:10pm today, Thursday 22 February, following reports of a two-vehicle collision which occurred between Middleton Road and Westleton Road. It involved a bronze-coloured BMW X1 and a silver Volkswagen Golf. Police, ambulance, air ambulance, and Suffolk Fire and Rescue were all in attendance to the incident. The driver of […]

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Lowestoft’s Jubilee Bridge Reopens

After almost four years a historic Lowestoft bridge has reopened. The Jubilee footbridge now means people can get to Belle Vue Park over the Ravine. Work to restore the historic Jubilee Bridge in Lowestoft has now been completed and the Grade II listed structure is once again open to pedestrians. The footbridge was built in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, but was forced to close in […]

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Beccles Missing Person – Body Discovered

A body has been discovered in the search for Sarah Cook, 59, who went missing from Beccles yesterday, 26th February. The body was found shortly before 10.30am this morning, 27th February - and police sealed off an area of Puddingmoor. While the body has not yet been formally identified, the family of Sarah Cook have been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time but police do […]

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Greenprint Forum Comes to Saxmundham

The next Greenprint Forum hosted in Saxmundham will take a closer look at the food on our plates. The ‘Regenerating Food Systems and Natural Capital’ forum will explore the benefits of a regenerative food production system, while examining the barriers to change. John Pawsey of Suffolk-based Shimpling Park Farm will be a guest speaker at the event, which takes place this Wednesday - the 28th February. More details can be […]

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Child in Lowestoft Hit and Run Incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist drove off when his car clipped the front wheel of a bicycle being ridden by a child in Lowestoft. The 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when he fell from his bike during the incident in Millennium Way, near the Aldi store, at 3.45pm on Friday 16th February. The driver of what is described as a small silver Ford stopped to see if […]

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