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Felixstowe news

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Visitors to the resort will miss out on one of its best-loved and biggest events this year – after the attraction decided to relocate to another part of the country.

Felixstowe & Walton got the start to the league season they wanted with Tuesday’s win at Stanway, following on from last Saturday’s curtain-raiser victory over Stowmarket Town.

A fundraiser from Ipswich delivering charity raffle prizes in Felixstowe at the weekend was shocked to discover he had been issued a parking ticket when briefly away from his car.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey will visit every town and village in her constituency in the space of four days later this month.

Police say too many people are still driving too fast in the Felixstowe area after a series of speedchecks caught 45 offenders.

Community leaders are being asked to agree a nine percent reduction in the affordable homes on a development because one of the country’s wealthiest universities says it cannot afford to build them.

With the weather not great outdoors, around 50 children enjoyed staying in for a fun-filled castle-themed holiday club.

The half-a-kilogram sausage roll has today been launched at the Morrisons supermarket store in Grange Farm Avenue, Felixstowe.

Rail bosses say a multi-million pound scheme to create a passing loop to increase the number of freight trains on the Felixstowe-Ipswich line will bring benefits for the resort’s passenger services, too.

The family-focused touring circus has announced shows at Melton, Capel St Mary and Felixstowe between September 7 and September 24 – with people of all ages set to enjoy a range of traditional big top acts, including the antics of Justo the Clown, jugglers, rope walking, hula-hooping, magic and fire displays.

A fundraising curry night is to be held in aid of a project to convert a village railway station into a community hub.

The magic of the Emirates FA Cup begins this weekend, when 370 of the 737 teams entered will be hoping to progress to the Preliminary Round stage of the competition.

Felixstowe grew in the 19th and early 20th century – partly because of the Victorian and Edwardian fashion of bathing in the sea and holidays on the coast, writes David Kindred.

A resort’s new pier building is giving its economy a summer season boost – attracting thousands of extra visitors to enjoy a day at the seaside.

Suffolk’s latest joint fire and police station is fully operational – with the project set to save taxpayers money.

Suffolk’s latest joint fire and police station is fully operational – with the project set to save taxpayers money.

Youngsters discovered the sea is so much more than a place to paddle as they took part in the first of a series of events to celebrate Suffolk’s coastline.

Thought to be the oldest of its kind in Suffolk, a card shop in a seaside town is celebrating its 70th year.

Rail passengers travelling from Ipswich to Lowestoft and Felixstowe today will face delays major track renewal work take place on the line.

Rail passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe today could face delays as engineering works mean fewer trains are able to run.

Nearly 280lbs of a product used as a cutting agent for cocaine has been seized at a Felixstowe warehouse.

A Felixstowe man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming after internet vigilante paedophile hunters claimed to have trapped him in a sting.

People visiting the Suffolk and Essex coastlines are being asked to keep their eyes peeled this week for signs of marine wildlife.

A Felixstowe pizza delivery driver was chased round his car by a youth firing ball bearings from a catapult, a court has heard.

Six former Radio Caroline and offshore presenters will be joining a special celebration this autumn to commemorate the pirate station’s early years on the airwaves off Suffolk.

Pupils at two schools bid farewell to their joint headteacher at the end of term as she retired after a 39-year career in education.

A brave seven-year-old from Shotley has had her long locks cut off for charity - after being inspired by a video on YouTube.

Owners of Felixstowe pier have announced that the new building will open to the public this month.

Flag-waving crowds are expected to launch Felixstowe’s biggest event of the year – with the resort’s carnival kicking off with a traditional British celebration.

Neighbours ran to help rescue residents of a retirement home after a bolt of lightning struck the building and caused a fire in a flat in Felixstowe.

An influential writer, music blogger and university lecturer from Felixstowe described as ‘fiercely intelligent and insightful’ took his own life having battled depression, an inquest has heard.

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a caravan park in Felixstowe this morning.

A working party is to be formed to look at ways to further boost tourism in Felixstowe.

A 46-year-old Trimley St Mary man who downloaded nearly 280,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for two years.

More than 60 motorists were caught during a day of action at places where residents had expressed concern on the Colneis peninsula.

Work is underway to give the greatly used public shelters along Felixstowe’s seafront a much-needed facelift.

Proposals for a 300-acre port business park on farmland in the heart of the Felixstowe peninsula will be progressed – despite nearly 200 villagers voicing strong objections.

Hundreds of people enjoyed a sunny afternoon of colourful floats, displays and activities at this year’s Trimley Carnival.

Fundraisers will get to soak in the stunning views of Felixstowe seafront at the Ipswich Hospital Charity’s first ever sponsored walk this month.

Six families affected by the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire are set to have a free holiday in Felixstowe during the coming school break.

Shipspotters keeping an eagle eye on vessels visiting Britain’s top boxport have an unexpected treat today – with the world’s biggest container ship making a quick return.

A dramatic re-enactment marking the 350th anniversary of a major battle on the Suffolk coast formed the centrepiece of Armed Forces Weekend celebrations today.

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