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Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter Last year, 450 people in Suffolk died from causes directly attributed to cold and poor living conditions - and now we need your help to prevent even more vulnerable people suffering the same fate this winter.

Thousands of elderly and vulnerable residents in the county are living in fuel poverty, and face a decision between heating their homes and eating, being warm or socialising.

The Surviving Winter campaigns aims to redistribute the winter fuel allowance - paid to everyone aged 62 and over, no matter what their financial position - and ensure that those most in need get the help they deserve. Find out more

Mental Health Watch

Mental Health Watch Our Mental Health Watch campaign was launched in October 2015.

It’s aims are to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, raise awareness as well as campaign for improved services in Norfolk and Suffolk, where the trust is in special measures. Find out more

Justice for Suffolk

Justice for Suffolk A proposal has been set down to close the magistrates’ court and family court in Bury St Edmunds, and the magistrates’ court in Lowestoft - leaving Suffolk with just one magistrates' court, based in Ipswich.

In a bid to protect the justice system in Suffolk, and avoid adding additional strain to witnesses, legal professionals and the police, we have launched the Justice for Suffolk campaign. Find out more

Let's Get Connected

Let's Get Connected' In 2013 we launched a major campaign across Suffolk and Essex to finally put an end to the mobile phone “blackspots” which blight too many parts of our counties.

The campaign is called Let’s Get Connected – and it aims to do exactly what the title says. To highlight the blackspots in our region and make mobile phone network providers aware of the demand for more transmitters. Sign our petition and support the cause so we can help you get connected. Find out more

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not Hundreds of dementia sufferers in west Suffolk are missing out on specialist care and treatment because the condition is not being diagnosed early enough, according to the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK.

To address this, West Suffolk Hospital is working to improve staff training and ensure that they offer those suffering from the condition a safe and comfortable environment. The EADT, and its sister Mercury titles, has teamed up with the hospital to raise £25,000 to further support patients.

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Stop the Pylons

Stop the PylonsThe EADT launched the Stop The Pylons campaign to oppose plans for a line of gigantic power pylons across the beautiful south Suffolk countryside.

National Grid was looking to link an extra set of cables between its substation in Bramford, near Ipswich, and a power junction in Twinstead, near Sudbury. Find out more

Better Broadband

better-broadband As the voice of our readers, the EADT is constantly campaigning for improved broadband across the county. Over the past two years we have been putting pressure on the council to up their fight and proving to the communications industry that there is demand for superfast broadband in Suffolk. Already, parts of the county have been upgraded but there is still a long way to go before Suffolk catches up with other parts of country.
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Bypass 4 the Villages

Bypass 4 the VillagesThe East Anglian Daily Times launched the Bypass 4 the Villages campaign to end decades of traffic misery for four Suffolk villages on the busy A12.

We are calling for the long-awaited and much-needed A12 four villages bypass – from Wickham Market to the Friday Street junction at Benhall – to finally get the go-ahead.

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