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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.

A coastal emergency group is seeking permission for a CCTV camera to enable it to cover a wider area.

Improved facilities for spectators are set to be provided at a resort’s premier football club.

Improved facilities for spectators are set to be provided at a resort’s premier football club.

Felixstowe & Walton chairman Andy Wilding is hoping for another bumper gate this morning when the Seasiders take on Ipswich Wanderers in a Suffolk derby. (11am kick-off)

It is a Christmas tradition in which the North Sea provides a physical test for only the hardiest of souls.

Suffolk & Ipswich Football League chairman Keith Norton has urged its struggling members to determine their own destiny.

Beach hut owners are facing a 3.25% rent increase next year for their seaside retreats – because huge opposition to radical changes to licences has delayed plans for a 10% rise.

A person died after being hit by a train near Felixstowe on Saturday night

Community leaders are being recommended to give the go-ahead tomorrow to proposals for 385 new homes, a park, and link road on farmland on the edge of Felixstowe.

Customers of a farm shop are facing a 12-mile detour to buy their Christmas dinner essentials – because a village road is to be closed for two days at the busiest time of the year.

Santa and Rudolph will once again tour the streets of Felixstowe in December, but when will he visit your home?

People in need in Felixstowe are queuing for up to 45 minutes to buy a carrier bag of food for £1.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

Proposals to replace the traditional doors on Felixstowe’s WHSmith store with automatic ones as part of the Post Office’s move into the premises has been greeted with outrage by residents and community leaders.

Visitors to a Felixstowe church are enjoying an imaginatively decorated selection of Christmas trees.

Police have called for a rail crossing in Trimley St Martin to be closed after a man died there.

Seaside beach hut owners are being urged to attend a meeting next week which could approve radical changes to their leases and rent rises which will see fees almost double in the next eight years.

An immaculate finish from Tom Winter, who only signed for the Seasiders on Friday, made it a stunning debut for the attacking midfielder, in Felixstowe & Walton’s 4-2 home win over Ely City.

Felixstowe’s biggest ever Christmas tree is due to be lit tomorrow at the climax of a full day of festive fun and entertainment.

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