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BBC News - Suffolk

Fire breaks out at Stowmarket malt factory (5 hours old)

The Suffolk factory makes malted ingredients, including the honeycomb centres of Maltesers.

A14 Orwell Bridge closure plans revealed (19 hours old)

It is estimated closing the A14 bridge costs Ipswich's economy £1m a day.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife (18 hours old)

EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

HMP Highpoint: Jail has 'too few probation officers' (1 day old)

Inspectors found "serious weaknesses" at HMP Highpoint in Suffolk despite a positive report.

Newmarket stabbing: Mother of two 'stabbed 10 times and strangled' (2 days old [20/01/20])

A 28-year-old man appears at court charged with murder.

Orfordness lighthouse: Neighbouring coastguard station could be removed (3 days old [20/01/20])

The building has stood next to an erosion-hit lighthouse for about 120 years.

Department store Beales collapses into administration (3 days old [20/01/20])

The collapse of the company, founded in 1881, puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk

County lines: Why one Suffolk teenager said no to drugs dealers (3 days old [20/01/20])

One teenager says he is speaking out to show you can hit "rock bottom" and still work your way up.

Boy who appeared on Supernanny detained for rape (5 days old [17/01/20])

Jacob Young's mother wrote to the judge saying the 2005 show led to a "campaign of abuse and mockery".

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival: Meet the man behind the bear costume (3 days old [20/01/20])

He has donned the persona of a straw bear for decades for one of England's "quirkiest" festivals.

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Evening Star News

Ipswich town centre loses another high street name (27 minutes old)

Another shop is moving out of Ipswich town centre, with Whittard of Chelsea announcing it intends to close.

Warning over mobile phone signal disruption in Ipswich (35 minutes old)

People in Ipswich have been warned their mobile phone signals “might come and go” as a result of “essential work” being carried out by operator O2.

This pub has been named the best in Suffolk (37 minutes old)

The Good Pub Guide has recently published its top pubs in each county across the UK - but which one did they select in Suffolk?

Fire crews scrambled to malt factory (49 minutes old)

Smouldering grain saw 11 fire crews despatched to Stowmarket malt factory Muntons.

Man who spied on woman in shopping centre toilet to be sentenced (58 minutes old)

A man who spied on a woman in a toilet cubicle at an Ipswich shopping centre will be sentenced next month.

‘Got away with it’ - NHS manager gloated about coverage of dead great-grandmother (58 minutes old)

An NHS manager bragged that the service had “got away” with its failings being highlighted after the death of two dementia sufferers - because former Monty Python star Terry Jones had died.

POLL: What needs to be done about the Orwell Bridge? (1 hour 13 minutes old)

An early version of the Orwell Bridge report is now public – what do you think should be done to keep it open?

7 must-see theatre shows for Spring 2020 (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk’s theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

Revealed: Highways England’s long-awaited plans to avoid Orwell Bridge wind closure chaos (1 hour 42 minutes old)

Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge – and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Is Ravenswood’s Lidl preparing to move to Futura Park in Ipswich? (2 hours old)

One of the two Lidl stores in Ipswich could be preparing to move to a new site on the other side of the road to expand and attract more shoppers.

EADT News

Warning over mobile phone signal disruption in Ipswich (35 minutes old)

People in Ipswich have been warned their mobile phone signals “might come and go” as a result of “essential work” being carried out by operator O2.

This pub has been named the best in Suffolk (37 minutes old)

The Good Pub Guide has recently published its top pubs in each county across the UK - but which one did they select in Suffolk?

Mum-of-three focussed on Tokyo Olympics ‘chance of a lifetime’ (41 minutes old)

An aspiring Olympian has her sights set on fulfilling a dream after impressing at a training camp in the USA.

Care home with its own pub gets top ranking from inspectors (43 minutes old)

A Bury St Edmunds care home has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection by standards watchdogs.

Father and son jailed for trying to smuggle immigrants through port (44 minutes old)

A father and son who tried to smuggle seven illegal immigrants into the UK through Harwich in the back of a van have each been jailed for three years.

‘We want to remember and reflect’: Holocaust memorial ceremony to be held (45 minutes old)

Wreaths will be laid as a town falls silent to remember others.

Man who spied on woman in shopping centre toilet to be sentenced (58 minutes old)

A man who spied on a woman in a toilet cubicle at an Ipswich shopping centre will be sentenced next month.

‘Got away with it’ - NHS manager gloated about coverage of dead great-grandmother (58 minutes old)

An NHS manager bragged that the service had “got away” with its failings being highlighted after the death of two dementia sufferers - because former Monty Python star Terry Jones had died.

POLL: What needs to be done about the Orwell Bridge? (1 hour 13 minutes old)

An early version of the Orwell Bridge report is now public – what do you think should be done to keep it open?

7 must-see theatre shows for Spring 2020 (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk’s theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

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