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Graffiti offers drivers a ‘smiley’ welcome to Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 18:55 05 January 2016

Welcome to Suffolk sign along the A134

Welcome to Suffolk sign along the A134

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Motorists arriving in Suffolk are getting an unusual welcome at Nayland.

For days, the county emblem has been painted over on the sign announcing entry into the county from Essex as drivers come across the bridge over the River Stour.

However, over the Christmas period someone with a spray can has put a smiley face over the emblem. Drivers heading in the opposite direction along the A134, by contrast, are greeted by a shiny, unmarked blue sign welcoming them to Essex.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

High winds have led to rail service cancellations including on the mainline from Suffolk and Essex to London and local routes between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

A well known west Suffolk pub has suddenly closed its doors after the district council received a licence review application from police, stating the premises was ‘associated with serious crimes and disorder’.

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