Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C


Ipswich: Accountancy firm Scrutton Bland supports Lighthouse Women’s Aid charity

06:00 31 January 2014

Sharon Gravener, left, a corporate partner at the Scrutton Bland Group, presents Sally Winston of Lighthouse Women's Aid with a cheque for £1,000.

Sharon Gravener, left, a corporate partner at the Scrutton Bland Group, presents Sally Winston of Lighthouse Women's Aid with a cheque for £1,000.


Accountancy group Scrutton Bland Group has donated the money that would have been spent on client Christmas cards to the Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich.

Sally Winston for the charity said: “Lighthouse are extremely grateful to Scrutton Bland for their very generous donation to the charity.

“At a time of financial uncertainty this will certainly help to contribute to the ongoing work of the organisation. Lighthouse runs a Women’s Centre in Ipswich where in excess of 60 women a month make contact for support and advice.

“Our two refuges provide emergency accommodation to over 100 women and 150 children a year.

“Women and children fleeing a domestic violence situation often arrive at refuge with nothing but the clothes they are wearing having left their personal possessions, and toys behind.

“Donations such as this help towards making their stay a little more comfortable as we are able to replace some of the things they have been forced to leave behind. On behalf of these women and children we would like to thank you very much indeed.”


A 65-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to notify the authorities of a disability after a cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in Ipswich.

A young man has been injured after the car he was driving hit a post and overturned in Ipswich.

Two Suffolk communities have been praised for revitalising their high street “as a unique place for living, working and shopping”.

An Ipswich Hospital receptionist is paying the price for her curiosity today after illegally accessing patients’ medical records landed her in court.

Suffolk police are reminding people to “keep their tricks within the law” this Halloween as it announces increased patrols to ensure celebrations remain “safe and enjoyable for everyone”.

Motorists in Suffolk are being warned to watch out for traffic delays as three abnormal loads slowly make their way along the county’s roads over the next two weeks.

Golden envelopes handed to the first customers through the door of Suffolk newest Co-op store could contain special prizes tomorrow.

A 76-year-old benefit cheat who falsely claimed more than £13,000 over a seven-year period is to be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

MPs have highlighted Suffolk’s £1m paracetamol price tag which is adding to an “unsustainable” drugs bill in the county.

An Ipswich Town season ticket holder and lifelong Suffolk resident is already back at work just nine weeks after pioneering new surgery removed a large brain tumour.

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24