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Suffolk and proud

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Reasons to be proud on Suffolk Day

Bobby Robson

A new mural has been unveiled to welcome visitors to Felixstowe’s railway station.

The mural is the latest to be designed for the station by students from the Level Two Youth Project.


Fans of Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice have given his new show a 10. You can judge for yourself when it visits Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion on June 20.


Suffolk’s swimming spots have been given a clean bill of health by the Environment Agency, new figures have revealed.

Environment Agency

Did you take part in the annual Rotary Club fun run in Felixstowe today? If so, you could be pictured in our gallery.


Plans to license rickshaws in towns across the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts have been given the go ahead.


The latest moves and appointments in businesses across Suffolk and north Essex.

Environment Agency

National chain, JD Wetherspoons has re-applied to build a new pub on the site of a former doctor’s surgery.

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Do you remember when Felixstowe celebrated 70 years of the Royal Air Force?

Days Gone By

East Anglia is as attractive to readers as it is to writers, with a busy calendar of literary events, many drawing in big name authors and guest speakers. Here’s our pick of this year’s events.

BBC Radio

For visitors it could be a gentle ride down Felixstowe’s Promenade.


The dangerous “disintegration” of a major Suffolk road has prompted renewed calls for highways improvements to support the county’s economy.

Suffolk police

Born in Norfolk 110 years ago and growing up in Suffolk he was a small football-crazy boy turned down by the Canaries who suggested he ate more rice pudding.... so he headed off to become a movie star and national treasure instead. Derek James reports.


The first new regional trains being built for Greater Anglia by Stadler are now taking shape at their Swiss factory.


They don’t know it yet – but these two little bundles of joy share a rare connection which their mothers hope will ensure they become “best mates for life”.

Ipswich Hospital

Were you among the people who had a swim when the Felixstowe Leisure Centre oepned in 1985?


A record turnout of over 400 people enjoyed the traditional Christmas Day dip at Felixstowe. See our photo gallery and videos here.

Sarah Barber

This has always been one of director, choreographer and script reviser Suzie Lowe’s favourite pantos. That love came across on stage.


It wouldn’t be Christmas at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion without the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company. Suzie Lowe talks about the show, her new daughter’s stage debut and carrying on her father’s legacy.


Organisers behind Felixstowe’s ice rink have said this year’s opening event could well have been the best they have seen yet.

United Kingdom

Felixstowe town centre will again play host to an ice rink this Christmas – with the attraction set to open on Wednesday.

United Kingdom

Felixstowe was alive with Christmas cheer as thousands gathered for the festive lights switch-on on Saturday.


The Blue Cross has held its annual dog walk in Felixstowe to raise money for the animal charity.


The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.


A Suffolk communications agency has been named by energy giant ScottishPower as one of its leading SME suppliers.


Photographers are being invited to send in their images which capture the spirit of the seaside – with the winning picture set to be featured on a mayor’s Christmas card.


Organisers of Felixstowe’s annual fireworks spectacular are presenting live music on stage as part of this year’s 10th anniversary event.


An Ipswich man whose mother had the roof of her Dominica home ripped off by Hurricane Maria has set up a charity appeal for the devastated Caribbean island.

United Kingdom

His was the best-known voice in Felixstowe – and it was heard all over the world.

United Kingdom

East Anglian logistics company Maritime Group has reported increased annual revenue and profits – despite the bankruptcy of a major customer during the year.

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