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Ipswich: Scouts to deliver in time for Christmas

12:00 29 November 2012

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.


YOUNGSTERS lined up to meet the mayor and launch this year’s Scouts Christmas Post.

The annual postage scheme, now in its 26th year, got under way at Debman Butchers – where one of the many collection points can be found this year – with Ipswich mayor Mary Blake

Scouts delivered around 95,000 cards last Christmas.

Collection has already started and will continue until Tuesday, December 11.

For just 20 pence, Scouts from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave and Martlesham promise to deliver any sized card in time for Christmas Eve. Anyone sending a card is asked to also leave their 20p payment per card wrapped in a bag and post at one of the 184 collection points.

Visit for the full listing of postal points.


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Suffolk police officers have been called to a clown sighting in Haughley, near Stowmarket this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene of an accident.

Severe traffic delays on the A12 in Feering, Essex, have been caused by a two car crash.

Gina Long

A Suffolk-based charity auction which has attracted bids from all over the world and raised more than £870,000 since its inception is aiming to break the £1million mark for national and local charities this year.

Suffolk Constabulary CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague

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Annual Apple Day at Holywells Park, on Saturday.Isabelle Lipscombe and Isabella Smart.

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