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WHALE UPDATE: Searchers hope latest whale has returned to deep waters as hunt called off

The search for a seventh whale seen in trouble off the British coast has been stood down amid hopes it may have returned to deeper waters.

Fossil Free Suffolk to leaflet council staff over pension pot

A group of Suffolk residents will on Friday morning be leafleting staff of Suffolk County Council to warn them that their pension is at risk from investment in coal, oil and gas.

BREAKING: Seventh whale stranded in shallow water off east coast

A seventh whale has been reported in shallow water off the coast of Mundesley, Norfolk this morning (9 February).

Suffolk’s contracts for community bus transport unveiled

The organisations that will provide community transport in rural areas from June have been named by Suffolk County Council today.

Brundish building collapses in fire

A farm outbuilding in Brundish collapsed yesterday in a blaze which crews fought for more than two hours.

Hempnall road blocked after two-car crash

The B1527 in Hempnall was blocked this morning after a two-car crash.

South Norfolk Council launches Big Litter Pick

Pick up the litter in your locality and you could also pick up a £200 prize from South Norfolk Council.

South Norfolk Council offering funding to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday

South Norfolk Council is offering grants of up to £400 to help communities planning to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Run a Sport Relief mile in Eye and make a world of difference

Sport Relief - and a challenge to run a mile or more - returns to Eye in March.

Mendlesham fire battled by crew

There were no reported injuries after a chimney fire at a Mendlesham property on Friday.

Norfolk precept could rise for the first time in five years

Norfolk county councillors are being asked to agree a first tax rise in five years.

Three retailers recall cheese due to presence of Listeria bacteria

Three retailers in a week have recalled a Camembert product due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Norfolk Police backs online safety drive

Police chiefs in Suffolk and Norfolk are backing today’s Safer Internet Day as part of efforts to ensure people protect themselves online.

High street herbal tablets recalled after toxin found inside

Six batches of St John’s Wort Tablets containing 91,800 packs are being recalled today as a precaution because of product contamination from a toxin.

Suffolk residents urged to prepare for doctors strike on Wednesday

Hospitals and GP surgeries across east and west Suffolk are preparing for the impact of industrial action by junior doctors on Wednesday, 10 February.

Dad’s Army van back on duty in Thetford thanks to Ford apprentices

Don’t panic! Jonsey’s Van is back with the Dad’s Army Museum after a three-month restoration at the Ford plant that built it 80 years ago.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP - ‘High speed broadband is essential to Suffolk’

One of my major concerns for a long time has been the unreliability and slow speed of broadband services in Suffolk. Access to high speed broadband is an essential part of our lives in the 21st century and affects all aspects of it, from education and farming to wellbeing and health.

OBITUARY - Marjorie Lock, Eye

A large congregation, which included family, friends and former colleagues attended SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Eye, for a celebration of the life of Marjorie Lock, known as ‘Bunny’, who died at Hartismere Place on January 2 at the age of 89.

OBITUARY - Nigel Robert Jessup, Eye

A thanksgiving service for the life of Nigel Robert Jessup, of Castleton Way, Eye, was held at SS Peter and Paul’s Church on January 20.

LETTER - ‘More detail needed on Diss development pros and cons’

I would like to address W C Turner’s letter (January 22).

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