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Scam warning after false HMRC calls in Suffolk

Suffolk Police have warned of a telephone scam following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Evie Merrett has Tourettes so she and her mum Josephine will do a muddy obstacle course event to raise money for Tourettes Action.

Picture: Mecha Morton

Evie Merrett hopes to raise awareness as well as cash for Tourettes charity

Evie Merrett has turned a fun day out into a fund raiser for a charity that has helped her with a much misunderstood condition.

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG chairman Dr Mark Shenton recommends getting a flu jab

Aussie flu fears leads to flu jab warning from Suffolk doctors

Doctors are urging people to get a flu jab as a severer outbreak of flu is expected this winter.

The Station Road site marked in red, Rabbit Hill Covert in yellow and Briscoe Way in orange 
Map: Googlemaps

375 homes in Lakenheath get go ahead

A ministerial halt on planning permission for 375 homes and a school in Lakenheath has been removed.

A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

Men police want to question in connection with a van robbery  in Market Place, Mildenhall, on Friday March 10

Police renew Mildenhall van robbery appeal

Police are renewing their appeal to trace two men captured on CCTV following a theft from a delivery van in Mildenhall.

Ipswich Magistrates' Court

Man, 77, in court following incident near Lakenheath

A 77-year-old man has appeared in court charged with three offences in connection with an incident near Lakenheath.

UPDATED: Woman charged in connection with Suffolk and Norfolk distraction thefts

UPDATED: Woman charged in connection with Suffolk and Norfolk distraction thefts

A woman has appeared in court in connection with a series of distraction burglaries in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Matt Hancock, MP, climbs aboard a USAF F-15 at RAF Lakanheath

Matt gets taste of the Top Gun life

West Suffolk’s action man MP Matt Hancock took to the skies Top Gun style as the guest of RAF Lakenheath’s 48th Fighter Wing.

Chippenham Cricket Club

Chippenham’s ‘test match in a day’ runs in more than £10,000

A village cricket club has raised nearly £11,000 from a dusk to dawn tournament described as a test match in a day. Chippenham Cricket Club organised the event back in June setting out to raise money for its project to build a new pavilion, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which funds research into Type 1 diabetes.

Travellers' mess

Travellers clean-up will cost Newmarket taxpayers thousands of pounds

Travellers finally left their illegal camp at Newmarket’s St Felix Middle School after a county council and police operation which is likely to cost local taxpayers up to £10,000. This will include the clearing up of rubble and rubbish left by the travellers during the week they were on the land. Councillor Tony Goldson, cabinet member for health at Suffolk County Council, said: “It is too early to know the full cost to the council of the recent encampment in Newmarket.

Green fanged spider

Green fanged spiders invade Newmarket homes

Homes in Newmarket have been infested with one of the UK’s biggest spiders.

Newmarket Open day map

Go behind the scenes at Newmarket’s Open Weekend

After the excitement of the Tour of Britain, Newmarket is gearing up for another big weekend when it will be welcoming visitors from all over the country to its popular annual open weekend.

Newmarket Journal June 2013

Burwell residents gear up to pull the plug on power plant proposal

Residents in Burwell are mobilising to form an action group to fight plans for a gas power plant in the village which they believe will blight their lives.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk Cabinet approval of school transport consultation blocked by opposition

Yesterday’s decision by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet to go ahead with a free school transport consultation has been ‘called in’ by opposition councillors.

The former Parkers Mill in Mill Street, Mildenhall, has been converted to apartments but what do you know of its past?

Art project looks at a century in two Mildenhall streets

A community arts project to research 100 years of the buildings in Mildenhall’s High Street and Mill Street has gained funding.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Free school transport consultation backed by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today approved a three-month consultation on the future of free school transport.


Diamond ring stolen from elderly Lakenheath woman

Police are hunting a woman in connection with the theft of a diamond ring from an elderly woman on Saturday.

Met Office warns of high winds on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

Updated: High winds warning for Suffolk and Norfolk upgraded

The Met Office has upgraded the warning it issued on Monday for winds gusting up to 75mph across Suffolk and Norfolk tonight into Wednesday morning.

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