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Illegal Cigarettes Seized in Trading Standards Crackdown

Published 17 September 2021

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been seized from shops in Lowestoft and Beccles as part of a Trading Standards crackdown.

Ipswich company pleads guilty in fire risk assessment case

Published 16 September 2021

An Ipswich management company has pleaded guilty to not complying with an Enforcement Notice, issued by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opens The Hold

Published 15 September 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened The Hold, a new archives and heritage centre on Ipswich’s Waterfront.

Firefighters cycle length of the UK, raising mental health awareness

Published 14 September 2021

A group of 14 fire and rescue service personnel are cycling the length of the UK in support of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Social work, a life changing career choice.

Published 14 September 2021

By Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care.

Youth Focus Suffolk puts young people at the heart

Published 13 September 2021

It has been announced by Suffolk County Council that 18 youth projects from across the county have been awarded a share of just under £240,000.

Work begins to replace street lights in Suffolk and save energy in the County

Published 13 September 2021

Suffolk County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues E&S) have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED lanterns.

Share your messages of hope for World Suicide Prevention Day

Published 10 September 2021

Public health leads in Suffolk and North East Essex are inviting people to share their messages of hope for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September, 2021).

New COVID testing centre to open in Bury St Edmunds

Published 10 September 2021

A new COVID-19 PCR testing centre is to open in Suffolk.

Showcasing Suffolk’s environmental achievements as the UK hosts COP26

Published 8 September 2021

Suffolk County Council launches Creating the Greenest County Awards 2021