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Care Quality Commission

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

An action-packed weekend of polo, Pimm’s and ponies raised over £130,000 for three charities.

A healthcare trust is appealing for readers’ support in securing a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

A joinery business is set to close unless a buyer can be found.

Scores of aspiring sleuths descended on Suffolk Police headquarters to investigate what it takes to become a detective.

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

At 17, Jordan Catchpole already holds several swimming records and now has his sights set on competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Crime

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Scores of aspiring sleuths descended on Suffolk Police headquarters to investigate what it takes to become a detective.

Suffolk’s police federation is urging the Government to change the law to protect officers responding to 999 calls, or those involved in pursuits, from potential prosecutions.

United Kingdom

Thirty-three motorists out of the 280 breathalysed in Suffolk during the summer drink drive campaign provided a positive test.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with an unknown substance in Beccles.

More than 1,000 members of the public have started applying to become a detective in Suffolk just a week after police launched a fast-track recruitment scheme.

Health

20 minutes ago
Care Quality Commission

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

A sneak peek into a day in the life at the region’s ambulance service is set to be revealed when it runs its latest 24-hour Twitter-thon.

England Ambulance Service

Plans to further transform mental health care in west Norfolk have received a £4m boost from a share of money pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.

Michael Scott

When cyclist Karl Dawson was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year, his passion for pedalling had to be put on hold.

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Education

Mon, 14:49

The consultation over a merger of two schools in Great Yarmouth has been hit by “speculation and misinformation”, a councillor has said.

The consultation over a merger of two schools in Great Yarmouth has been hit by “speculation and misinformation”, a councillor has said.

A college has announced plans to work closer with neighbouring schools while keeping its independence.

A leading Suffolk independent school looks set to secure permission to build 69 homes on playing fields to raise more than £4million for improvements to ensure the school’s future, despite objections.

Waveney District Council

A group of 26 pupils from Saint Felix School in Southwold recently visited CERN, the world’s largest physics research centre in Geneva.

Saint Felix School

Business

A joinery business is set to close unless a buyer can be found.

Suffolk construction firm Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road.

Suffolk County Council

Norfolk’s countryside is now home to more so-called ‘mega-farms’ than anywhere else in the country thanks to a boom in intensive poultry production, we can reveal today.

Environment Agency

A Beccles-based manufacturer has helped to net a world record after answering an unusual commission for a football match being played at 15,000 ft.

Afghanistan

An iconic building on Lowestoft’s seafront has been given a new lease of life.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with an unknown substance in Beccles.

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Yesterday, 17:09

A couple who have lived in their same Beccles home all their married life have celebrated a diamond milestone.

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At 17, Jordan Catchpole already holds several swimming records and now has his sights set on competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Yesterday, 14:27

Suffolk construction firm Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road.

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Suffolk County Council

A joinery business is set to close unless a buyer can be found.

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