Bessie Turner

Suffolk Songwriter Bessie Turner is turning heads (and ears) worldwide

Posted by - May 2, 2017

Bessie Turner lives on a houseboat on the River Orwell here in Suffolk.  It’s this rural ideal, complete with everything that living on the river entails that can be heard in Bessie’s music.  But the wide open space of the Suffolk countryside is only one of Bessie’s influences.  Musical influences include everything from potent modern Hip-Hop

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Ipswich Docks

Confirmed: Ipswich won’t get a single new bridge

Posted by - March 11, 2017

After many years of speculation and misinformation regarding a new bridge being built across the River Orwell in Ipswich we can finally reveal the truth.  Ipswich will not get a single new bridge. A new bridge across the Orwell in Ipswich – the theory Rumours of a potential new bridge across the Orwell have been

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Philip Road in Ipswich

Residents’ parking offered to Stoke (Ipswich) again

Posted by - February 3, 2017

Suffolk County Council asks residents of Stoke if they want a residents’ parking scheme. Residents and business owners in the Stoke area of Ipswich are being consulted about their desire for a possible new residents’ parking scheme.  Parking in this area of Ipswich has been a challenging issue for many years.  Because the Stoke area

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SuperGlu group photo

SuperGlu set for the States

Posted by - January 24, 2017

Okay they’re technically an Essex band, being based just over the border in Manningtree, but SuperGlu are a band that Ipswich has taken to their heart.  When SuperGlu first hit the stages of Suffolk it was clear from the outset that here was a band with that special ‘something’ that would take them to far

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Suffolk flood warnings

Severe flood warnings in Suffollk

Posted by - January 13, 2017

The Met office have issued 181 warnings and alerts for the East Anglian region, with a large number of warnings relating directly to Suffolk.  This is in response to the expected tidal storm surge.  Below is a list of the most recent severe flood warnings, correct at 7.20pm today.  There are also a number of

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Starbucks under construction

What is being built next to Burger King on West End Road in Ipswich?

Posted by - January 6, 2017

You may have noticed some fairly speedy construction happening next to the (relatively) new Burger King on West End Road in the heart of Ipswich.  This area of central Ipswich has undergone significant development in recent years.  First the Royal William was demolished to make way for Lidl.  Then The Mermaid pub was built sitting

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Suffolk Money

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner asks for more money

Posted by - January 5, 2017

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made a public announcement calling for support for his campaign to get what he sees as a fair share of government money.  According to Tim Passmore, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, our neighbours in Norfolk receive a disproportionately high level of funding when compared to the demands

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Suffolk Christmas Tree disposal

Christmas Tree disposal in Suffolk – the TRUTH

Posted by - January 2, 2017

Christmas trees are a central part of the way we decorate our homes to celebrate Christmas.  A lot of the Christmas trees in homes throughout the country are grown in Suffolk.  Forestry is something we do with aplomb.  We’ve always seen having a Christmas tree as bringing a little bit of the Suffolk countryside into

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Farming field

Farmers under increasing pressure to secure their chemical stores

Posted by - December 20, 2016

British Farmers are experiencing an increasingly intense pressure to improve the way they store chemicals, including Plant Protection Products (PPPs). The Environment agency makes clear what is expected of Farmers with regards to storing chemicals not only securely, but handling chemicals in a way that reduces the risk of accidental environmental contamination. In fact the

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