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Campaigners have launched a petition to try to persuade Marks and Spencer not to close Felixstowe’s town centre store.

Students and lecturers from the University of Suffolk are gaining valuable experience by helping the promoters of Sizewell C understand what people think of the latest consultation for the proposed power station.

Work has been completed on the first phase of a project to alleviate parking problems in a riverside town.

People in Felixstowe will once again remember the pain and distress caused by Britain’s biggest peacetime disaster as they mark the deaths of 41 adults and children in the 1953 floods.

People are being offered a final chance to have their say on proposals to build more than 10,000 new homes in coastal Suffolk in the next 16 years.

Moves by the Church of England in Suffolk to help tackle rural isolation in the county have taken a big step forward with the announcement of a key appointment.

Police are reminding motorists to remove belongings from their vehicles and to ensure they are locked after a series of thefts from vehicles in Ipswich since the beginning of the new year.

The latest plans for Sizewell C include bypasses for Theberton, Farnham and Stratford St Andrew – and possibly a link road from Yoxford to Sizewell.

Proposals to put a row of 17 beach huts on land at The Dip in Old Felixstowe to generate more income for Suffolk Coastal council have been approved – despite objections.

A priest who brings huge experience helping churches to grow and reach out to children, young people and families has been chosen to become one of the most senior clergy in Suffolk.

New higher education courses currently not on offer in Ipswich could be provided in a new contemporary teaching hub in the town’s Education Quarter.

Views being submitted over a “compromise” design for the £3million restoration of a historic Suffolk pier will be discussed next month.

Christmas gets under way in Felixstowe this weekend when thousands of people are expected to pack the town centre for the switch-on of the resort’s festive lights.

Visitors to a busy Ipswich shopping centre can enjoy unique views of the seaside thanks to a spectacular new art exhibition by a group of talented college students.

Hopes are high that Felixstowe could be in line for massive grant to help with a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular parts of the seafront.

Jewellery and cash were stolen in two break-ins at homes in Rushmere St Andrew.

A pair of beautiful new stained glass windows have been installed at St Felix Church in Felixstowe, following a bequest from a congregation member.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

Work is set to start next week on an £850,000 project to increase the amount of car parking in Woodbridge.

Tens of thousands of people would attend the annual open day at the USAF base at Bentwaters – a chance to get up close to the very latest military technology.

Community leaders in Felixstowe have agreed to spend £68,000 to fund an extra police officer for the town to deal with specific problems.

Flt Lt David Simmonds, 38, will be flying in the Red 3 position in the RAF team’s precision displays, using the British-built BAE Systems Hawk T1 fast-jet.

A recently-discovered First World War memorial detailing the names of East of England Co-op employees who lost their lives in the conflict has been put on display leading up to Armistice Day.

Worried villagers were given the reassurance by prisons minister Rory Stewart, who is considering housing some sex offenders at the Suffolk open prison.

Eight students at the Lindbergh Campus in Ipswich, which provides alternative education as part of the Raedwald Trust, have had their stories published in an international book as part of a short story competition.

A bishop has praised volunteers who provide invaluable support helping those in need late at night in towns across Suffolk – and is calling for more people to come forward.

Permission is set to be granted for the first work to get under way on a new 2,000-home development – agreement to build the entrance and main roads for the project.

Kate Nears, activities coordinator at Felixstowe’s Mill Lane Nursing Home, is known for her pink hair but decided to sacrifice it for a good cause.

Playwright Suzanne Hawkes’ new work Courage Calls to Courage focuses on the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes and Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists.

The aim was to turn the complex in Station Road into more than just pool – and now it offers users a gym, classes, indoor cycling, sauna/steam room and more.

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