January 28 2015 Latest news:
With the announcement of RAF Mildenhall’s closure, the surrounding area now has an uncertain future. As talks have started with the future of the airbase, we at the East Anglian Daily Times have started a campaign, Fighting for Mildenhall, to make sure that Mildenhall has a strong future.
In Suffolk 15,000 older people don’t speak to a friend, family member or neighbour for a month or more, and 1 in 10 people aged over 65 say that they are always or often lonely.
The EADT and Age UK Suffolk have teamed up to help alleviate these feelings on loneliness and give those in their later years someone they can call a friend.
Now in it's eighth year, the annual Creating the Greenest County Awards highlight the excellent environmental achievements being made in Suffolk.
From protecting our natural landscape to developing innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions to reducing waste, everyone is doing their bit to help make Suffolk the greenest county.
The East Anglian Daily Times & Ipswich Star have teamed up with Farm Africa to help farming families in eastern Africa to end hunger and build a better future.
The newspapers have joined forces with the charity and backed its drive to provide basic skills and equipment to farming communities so they can grow enough food to eat.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
As gas and electricity prices continue to rise these families will be forced to choose between eating and heating this winter. The Surviving Winter campaign looks to redistribute money awarded through the Winter Fuel Payment to help the thousands of elderly and vulnerable people living in Suffolk who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter.