Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Driver crossed town to girlfriend's home while almost four times limit Yesterday, 18:06 Tom Potter A Felixstowe man has admitted driving to his girlfriend’s home while almost four times the alcohol limit. Driver, 71, assaulted two police officers after snatching breathalyser Yesterday, 19:00 Tom Potter A 71-year-old Suffolk man could face custody for assaulting two police officers after snatching a breathalyser during a traffic stop. 'Nightmare' of crime 'plaguing' Ipswich town centre, club warns Mon, 13:26 Tom Potter A social club chairman has described the “nightmare” of crime and anti-social behaviour “plaguing” an area of Ipswich. Woman, 65, failed to declare £86k savings while claiming benefits Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter A 65-year-old Suffolk woman has admitted claiming more than £32,500 in benefits without declaring £86,000 in savings. Suffolk schemes receive crime reduction grants worth more than £141k Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter Young people and victims of crime in Suffolk are among the beneficiaries of more than £141,000 in funding from the police and crime commissioner’s latest wave of grants. Heroin addicted degree student and ex-fitness coach stole to fund habit Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter A degree student and former personal trainer, who turned to shoplifting to fund heroin addiction, has been granted an appeal for help to kick the habit. Drink-drive trial thrown out of court after delays in disclosure on defence Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter A specialist motoring lawyer has persuaded magistrates to throw out a Suffolk drink-driving case due to delays by the prosecution. Video Motorcycle lovers in hog heaven for St George's Day bike show Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter Whether a Triumph devotee, Honda fanatic or Harley-Davidson disciple, Kesgrave was the place to be for motorcycle lovers this weekend. Driver 'unaware' he was banned for using mobile on three occasions Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been reminded of the importance of notifying the authorities of a change in circumstances after claiming he was ‘unaware’ of being banned from driving. Man who slept in three empty homes convicted of breaking windows Sunday, April 21, 2019 Tom Potter A Ipswich man has been convicted of smashing the windows of three unoccupied properties after being found asleep in a vacant council house. Repeat drink-driver, 29, banned from every pub for three months Saturday, April 20, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been banned from the road – and all pubs – after being caught drink-driving for the second time in six years. Man admits assaulting police officer but claims 'I threw a Rizla at him' Saturday, April 20, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has called it “petty” of police to charge him with assaulting an officer. Drink-driver road bans help roads police team inspector sleep well Saturday, April 20, 2019 Tom Potter Police have admitted how much they relish catching drink-drivers after the latest batch of offenders were hauled into court. Drink-driver ran away from police after being stopped at filling station Saturday, April 20, 2019 Tom Potter A drink-driver has been banned from the road for almost two years after abandoning his car on an Ipswich filling station forecourt and leading police on a foot chase. Hospital burglar caught emerging from bush equipped with bolt croppers Friday, April 19, 2019 Tom Potter A burglar was found with a pair of bolt croppers when arrested on suspicion of stealing more than £1,000 of computer equipment from Ipswich Hospital. Climate activists threaten to 'shut down' Heathrow Airport on Good Friday Thursday, April 18, 2019 Tom Potter Climate activists have threatened to “shut down” Heathrow Airport this Easter bank holiday weekend. Parents feel 'let down' by Ipswich Hospital after coroner highlights failings but rules out neglect Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Tom Potter The bereaved parents of a three-day-old baby feel “totally let down’” by Ipswich Hospital despite a coroner ruling that numerous failings had not amounted to neglect. Crisis team 'missed opportunity' to prevent Ipswich couple's deaths Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich couple were sent home ‘distressed and hopeless’ by a mental health crisis team hours before their deaths, which may have been prevented with better assessment, a coroner has ruled. Death crash driver back in court for jumping onto railway tracks Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Tom Potter A convicted killer has reappeared in court for jumping onto railway tracks moments before the arrival of a train. Burglars smash their way into two homes in Suffolk village Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Tom Potter Burglars smashed their way into two Suffolk homes and stole jewellery, cash and other items. Road closed after corrosive chemical spill in Felixstowe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Tom Potter An exclusion zone has been set up near the Port of Felixstowe following a reported chemical spill. Four-year ban for chip shop owner's second drink-driving offence Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk chip shop owner has been banned from the road for four years and fined £3,500 after drink-driving for a second time. Video Town's new music shop gets into the groove as Record Store Day returns Saturday, April 13, 2019 Tom Potter For much of the population, April 13 will be just another date on the calendar – but for vinyl obsessives, it’s a time to rejoice. Four Ipswich men fined hundreds of pounds for illegal fishing offences Friday, April 12, 2019 Tom Potter Four Ipswich men have been fined a total of £1,600 for fishing illegally in Suffolk waters. Probe into abuse claims at hospital for men with learning disabilities Friday, April 12, 2019 Tom Potter An independent mental health hospital has been placed into special measures after being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Specialist schools set for £45.6million boost in Suffolk Thursday, April 11, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk is set to benefit from £45.6million of extra funding to meet increasing demand for specialist school places. Kitchen cupboard spice curries favour as canine cure for Branston Thursday, April 11, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk woman is extolling the health improving qualities of a household cooking ingredient – on her 12-year-old dog. Delays on A12 after bridge incident road block near Colchester Thursday, April 11, 2019 Tom Potter Motorists faced delays on the A12 on Thursday afternoon following an incident at a bridge near Colchester United football stadium. Family still living with fraudulent builder's 'unsafe' extension work Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk couple fear they may never be compensated for the emotional damage caused by a botched extension to their home. Rooftop egg-thrower's actions aggravated by struggle to quit smoking Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has partly blamed nicotine withdrawal for his decision to scale the roof of a house and throw groceries at passers-by.