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Eight people have received a resort’s highest accolade for their outstanding service to the town at its annual community awards.

Talented young singers from across Suffolk who contribute to the life of the church communities where they live have received awards from their Bishop during a special ceremony at the county’s cathedral.

Visitors to Felixstowe seafront are being warned to keep off a section of beach following some severe and sudden erosion.

Community leaders say long-term solutions are needed to deal with the traffic and congestion that is likely to be generated by building 2,000 new homes and other facilities at Adastral Park at Martlesham Heath.

Much-loved pirate station Radio Caroline is to broadcast directly to Suffolk and north Essex again – after being awarded an AM waveband licence.

Visitors to the National Trust at Dunwich Heath will find some treats to tempt their tastebuds this weekend as the venue stages a Sconeathon.

There will be a record number of entrants taking part in this weekend’s Midnight Walk in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice – with 2,500 pounding the pavements.

Members of four kite clubs will be showing off their skills at a special family festival at Felixstowe this weekend.

The Big Day Out is returning to Suffolk after a three-year absence.

Crews from ABP’s ports of Lowestoft and Ipswich took part in this year’s East Anglia Dragon Boat Festival to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.

Managers of a leading Suffolk attraction who are trying to create a beacon industrial museum need to raise between £700,000 and £1.5million to trigger a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Badgers that threatened to spoil filming for a new drama starring superstar actor Benedict Cumberbatch are now delaying road repairs – because their mating cannot be disturbed.

Horse riders fear their animals could be too scared to use a new £1.5million-plus rail crossing bridge – and want officials to consider a tunnel instead.

Youngsters have a calm and relaxing new environment to inspire a love of reading.

With a clash of swords and firing of muskets, Felixstowe will see a Dutch invasion this summer – 350 years since forces from Holland once before tried to take the town.

A Suffolk diver has been personally thanked by the relative of a serviceman killed on a warship sunk by a German torpedo for leading an undersea expedition to honour those who died.

A leading Suffolk independent school “risks significant decline” unless it can sell surplus land and buildings for housing development to fund £5million worth of improvements.

With bluebells in full bloom and the weather warming up, this weekend could be the perfect time for a stroll to see swathes of one of Britain’s most popular flowers carpeting a woodland. Here is where to find some of the best displays in Suffolk and Essex.

One of Suffolk’s most iconic and popular eating places will soon be going up in the world – quite literally.

It may be the first time he has fought any election, but Cameron Matthews is not daunted by the unenviable task of trying to unseat a Government minister.

Community leaders are being asked to delay a decision on one of the biggest housing projects proposed for Suffolk so the full implications of the extra traffic it will generate can be assessed.

People in the Felixstowe area are being invited to join a coffee morning to talk freely and positively about how to plan for dying, death and bereavement.

Nearly 800 children in Suffolk have been inspired to consider careers in science and engineering through a series of Mad Science workshops.

Seven former east Suffolk police stations are facing demolition or conversion to new uses.

Community leaders are being urged to consider extending the summertime ban on dogs on a resort’s holiday beach – and keep the pets off its whole coastline.

Suffolk could be set to become a major player in the movie industry – with a project in the pipeline to create film studios at the former Bentwaters air base.

A critical care nurse is to take on her first ever open-water swimming challenge in memory of her best friend who she lost to meningitis.

An army of volunteers is needed to help say ‘Thank You’ to the armed forces – past and present – at a major event this summer.

A Suffolk man’s petition calling for compulsory mental health education in schools has just days left to reach its 100,000 signature target to generate a debate in the House of Commons.

Film fans will have good reason to sing ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ this summer when a resort stages a free open-air cinema day on its seafront.

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