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Ipswich: Scouts to deliver in time for Christmas

12:00 29 November 2012

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.


YOUNGSTERS lined up to meet the mayor and launch this year’s Scouts Christmas Post.


The annual postage scheme, now in its 26th year, got under way at Debman Butchers – where one of the many collection points can be found this year – with Ipswich mayor Mary Blake

Scouts delivered around 95,000 cards last Christmas.

Collection has already started and will continue until Tuesday, December 11.

For just 20 pence, Scouts from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave and Martlesham promise to deliver any sized card in time for Christmas Eve. Anyone sending a card is asked to also leave their 20p payment per card wrapped in a bag and post at one of the 184 collection points.

Visit for the full listing of postal points.



East Anglian Air Ambulance

An air ambulance was called to a Suffolk village today after a young woman suffered a horse riding accident.

A depiction of the reality of warfare during the battle for Loos

One hundred years ago today, a major Anglo-French offensive in the Artois region of the Western Front had ground to a bloody halt.

Philip Heathcote.

The funeral of a Suffolk man gunned down in the massacre on a holiday beach in Tunisia is taking place today.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer (left) and Mayor Glen Chisholm take part in the World Sight Day blindfold walk, organised by the Lions Club of Ipswich

Senior Ipswich figures gathered in the town centre on Saturday morning, to take part in a blindfold walk through the market.

Andy Hazell is against adding steps into a green path next to the church in Kersey.

It is among the prettiest villages in Suffolk, its iconic centre considered one of the most beautiful views in the county.

John McKno

A 70-year-old former maths teacher had denied 13 charges alleging he abused five children at Kesgrave Hall and two other schools.

Police are investigating the incident

Two men have been arrested after an affray in Bury St Edmunds.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich woman whose sex assault allegations led to the discovery a convicted paedophile deported 11 years ago was back in the UK and working with vulnerable teenagers has broken her silence.

Police were called to a break-in at a petrol station – after a suspected burglar was heard screaming for help.

The Golden Boar in Freckenham. Cyclists called 999 after the pub owners refused them tap water.

A tap water argument between pub staff and cyclists broke out in Freckenham after the group asked for a free water bottle fill-up for four.

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