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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.

Magistrates have been told a 57-year-old man was stabbed 65 times in Bury St Edmunds when a man appeared in court charged with his murder.

Actor Toby Jones and Elbow front man Guy Garvey have been singing the praises of Suffolk, where they have both been based during the filming of the Detectorists television show.

Police are investigating a robbery in Maldon in which a teenage boy was threatened by a man believed to be carrying a knife.

Rail passengers in Suffolk are advised to check before they travel as engineering works are due to start on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line for nine days from July 29.

Center Parcs has apologised for disruption caused to holidaymakers who were evacuated from shops, restaurants and a swimming pool at its Elveden resort after a customer reported overhearing someone mention a suspect device.

An RAF Voyager tanker plane and two RAF Lakenheath-based F15 fighter jets came within seconds of disaster over the North Sea after a flight controller was distracted by a phone call, according to an official report.

Pupils’ love for reading has been “re-energised” and writing and other standards are also improving at a Suffolk primary school, Ofsted has said.

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