max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C


Hughes Electrical in Ipswich donates TV to help RSPCA find dogs a home

PUBLISHED: 13:54 21 August 2017

From left: Tom Patrick from RSPCA with Jonny Williams  from Hughes Electrical , which has donated a television

From left: Tom Patrick from RSPCA with Jonny Williams from Hughes Electrical , which has donated a television


The Ipswich store of regional retailer Hughes Electrical has gifted a television to the RSPCA’s rehoming centre in Martlesham, which it says will be used to secure more permanent homes for dogs in its care.

The animal charity will use the television to play videos of the dogs, so that potential new owners can better identify any they might want to take home.

The RSPCA’s Trudi Keeble said: “Currently we have all our dogs’ details and photos in the public area at our centre. Anyone looking to rehome a dog will come in, look at the clipboards and come back and ask questions. We do not allow people to walk past the kennels as this is too distressing for the animals.

She added: “Now we will be making a short video of each dog - giving people a better idea of their size, temperament and general demeanour. It is a lot nicer than looking at a static photograph, as a lot of our dogs are fun loving which is difficult to portray in a photo.”

Shoppers spoke of their alarm at news an Ipswich convenience store hours was held up by armed robbers.

The 2017 Key Stage 2 SATs results have been published this morning. We list every Suffolk primary school in this searchable table so you can compare your local schools.

The 2017 primary school SATs results have been published today, but can you answer some of the English and maths questions they faced? Have a go here.

A shoplifter who swigged from a stolen bottle of vodka in the toilets of a supermarket is back behind bars a week after leaving jail.

The family of a Suffolk soldier killed in action were presented with an Elizabeth Cross in recognition of their loss at a special ceremony yesterday.

Suffolk’s busiest roads have been included in a list of new national “Expressway” routes by the government – raising hopes that the A14 in the county could be in line for major improvements in years ahead.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a theft outside the Tesco store in Anson Road, Martlesham.

Development at Futura Park in Ipswich is set to include a self-storage firm, after Lok’nStore has submitted a planning application.

Firefighters have been called to rescue a cat that has reportedly been stuck up a tree in Yoxford for more than 36 hours.

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall are set to perform at a Colchester venue.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24