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A coroner has today ruled out “neglect” by the owners and staff at a Tunisian hotel where 30 British tourists – including two from Suffolk – were brutally killed by an Islamic extremist as one of the causes of their deaths.

Community leaders at two east Suffolk district councils which are set to merge to save money are raising their tax by just over 3% in April.

A Suffolk seaside town is to hold a double celebration with a military theme this summer – a two-day spectacle of music, battle re-enactments, food and fireworks for all ages to enjoy.

A Suffolk hairdressing salon owner gave hundreds of pounds to an alleged conman she met on a dating website after he offered to help her with her financial affairs, a court has heard.

People are being invited to a vintage inspired celebration of dressmaking this weekend, a day all about making frocks and fabulous finery.

A driver caught travelling at 113mph told a court he did so because he was trying to get away from his ex-partner and her boyfriend.

Felixstowe & Walton are in red-hot form and manager Kevin O’Donnell says his side are probable the biggest scalp in the division right now, as they continue to turn up the heat on leaders, Mildenhall Town.

A grandfather was thrown from a cherry picker after it was struck by a lorry at his work in Felixstowe, an inquest has heard.

Drivers across Suffolk are facing the prospect of a parking crackdown – and more charges in future – as police prepare to hand over responsibility for fining motorists for breaking the rules.

At Felixstowe there is something special on the market - The Q Tower, a Martello tower originally built to see off potential invaders, and now a special home still with commanding views of the bay and Felixstowe port.

Beach hut owners are flocking to sell their seaside idylls and are having to sell for thousands of pounds less than a year ago, it has been claimed.

Fundraisers for Cancer Research UK are urging people in Suffolk to get involved in World Cancer Day on Saturday by wearing a Unity band or donating to the cause.

Work is under way on a controversial new homes development that is expected to pump £3.5million into the local economy.

An organisation which provides services for the young people of Felixstowe is inviting the public to join in a celebration to mark its 15th anniversary.

One of Suffolk’s oldest and best-known seaside hotels is under new management – having been taken over by a national hospitality business.

One of Suffolk’s oldest and best-known seaside hotels is under new management – having been taken over by a national hospitality business.

Fears have been voiced that building 200 new homes will harm a designated beauty spot on the edge of Felixstowe.

Twice this season, Felixstowe have attracted a crowd of around the 400 mark, and on both occasions they have produced a performance to send their fans home happy.

Head teacher Samantha Ross took on the fabled charity challenge of sitting in a bath of baked beans – to join her pupils in a day of orange-themed fundraising.

Four villages have voiced serious concerns over proposals for a 300-acre business park in the heart of the Felixstowe peninsula – with two saying nothing could be done to overcome its impact.

A group of nine women runners are taking on a marathon task this year – challenging themselves to take on new distances and raise a big sum for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Community leaders in east Suffolk will be better equipped to fend off unwanted developments – after their proposed sites for new homes were approved by a planning inspector.

Bosses at Britain’s busiest container terminal have given their backing to a new campaign to raise global standards for the safety, security and efficiency of ports.

A crewman has died after a boiler backfired in the engine room of the Manhattan Bridge container ship as it was docking at Felixstowe port last night – causing an “explosion”.

Beach huts, morning runs and golden sand. Not exactly the Felixstowe you might be expecting in January.

Community leaders will decide next week whether to create one, large “super district” delivering services to people in east Suffolk – and ask the Government to approve the project.

A tiny independent mini-state off the Suffolk coast is bracing itself for an influx of migrants – due to the votes for Brexit and Donald Trump.

Part of the boatyard at Felixstowe Ferry was flooded as the tidal surge struck at midnight.

People at Felixstowe Ferry heaved a sigh of relief at lunchtime as the predicted flood surge levels failed to reach the heights originally expected.

Felixstowe & Walton play host to basement side Swaffham Town tomorrow, in a game that carries plenty of importance for both clubs.

Some excellent goalkeeping from the experienced Darren Moyes saved the visitors from what could have been a humiliating defeat, as Felixstowe pinned them in their own half for long periods of this game.

Budget supermarket firm Lidl UK has been given the go-ahead to build a second supermarket at Felixstowe – after Asda pulled out of the project.

Contractors aim to start bridging the gap between the pier and the prom at Felixstowe this month as work continues apace on a multi-million pound new entertainment centre.

Gorleston maintained their unbeaten start to the season and closed the gap on leaders Mildenhall while the visitors were left to rue several missed chances.

Two authors have been lined up to speak about their work at the first event held by a new group promoting Felixstowe Book Festival.

People living next door to a derelict hotel on Felixstowe seafront claim a plague of rats is threatening to drive them from their homes.

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