Andrew Papworth Editor south and west Norfolk firstname.lastname@example.org @andrew_papworth Emergency closure of busy road to replace lamppost Saturday, November 17, 2018 Andrew Papworth A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced. BMW driver caught with expired MOT and no insurance Saturday, November 17, 2018 Andrew Papworth A motorist was stopped in Ipswich after vehicle checks found the car not to have a valid MOT. Police patrols stepped up at drug dealing hotspot Saturday, November 17, 2018 Andrew Papworth A drug dealing hotspot is to be targeted with increased police patrols after residents said they were scared to go out. Passenger arrested after knife found in bag on train Saturday, November 17, 2018 Andrew Papworth A man has been arrested after police intercepted a train and seized a knife hidden in a bag. Teenager detained as more than 170 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin seized Friday, November 16, 2018 Andrew Papworth A teenager has been arrested after allegedly being caught with a “nasty” knife and more yhan 170 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin. Closing courts has not had an impact on local justice, says minister Friday, November 16, 2018 Andrew Papworth The controversial closure of magistrates courts in Suffolk has not impacted people’s access to justice, a minister has claimed. Milkmen are back! Demand for doorstep pints sees return of 1960s-style deliverers Friday, November 16, 2018 Andrew Papworth They were a mainstay of 1950s and 60s Britain who, in the days before 24-hour convenience stores and online shopping, provided an unrivalled doorstep service. Free Ipswich Town tickets being given to Suffolk schoolchildren Thursday, November 15, 2018 Andrew Papworth Free tickets to go and watch the mighty Tractor Boys play at Portman Road are being given to nearby schools. ‘Shining star to us all’ - nine-year-old brain tumour sufferer writes inspiring book during treatment Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Andrew Papworth She might be battling an inoperable brain tumour - but that has not stopped this inspirational nine-year-old getting celebrities to help her with a book which raises funds for others sufferers. Jail risks giving prisoners too much control by being overly-PC, campaigner claims Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Andrew Papworth A Suffolk jail risks giving prisoners too much control by using politically correct terms to refer to cells and criminals, a leading prison commentator and campaigner has claimed. Don’t believe ‘snowmaggedon’ hype, weather forecaster warns Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Andrew Papworth Warnings of a deluge of snow in the next two weeks are not to be believed, a weather forecaster has warned. You shall go to the ball! Inspiring event raises £16,000 to help young people’s futures Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Andrew Papworth Any young person will know that overcoming barriers to get their feet on the career ladder is challenging at the best of times. Long fight ahead to defeat mental health stigma - new ‘recovery college’ manager Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Andrew Papworth Breanne Cook has taken over as manager of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Recovery College, which runs courses on topics such as wellbeing and life after illness to help support patients. Millwall fan arrested on A14 on suspicion of speeding and drug driving after Norwich thriller Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Andrew Papworth A Millwall supporter was stopped by police on his way home from his side’s crushing injury time defeat to Norwich City – and then arrested on suspicion of road offences. Fight against drug gangs hindered by austerity, campaigners claim Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Andrew Papworth The battle against Suffolk drug gangs is being hindered by a lack of resource, it has been claimed - after a round of government funding left the county short-changed. Trains cancelled between Ipswich and Felixstowe due to ‘slippery rails’ are reinstated Monday, November 12, 2018 Andrew Papworth Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked. Town centre road closed for emergency repairs Monday, November 12, 2018 Andrew Papworth A road in a coastal town centre has been shut at short notice for emergency repairs. 220 homes could be built near iconic Suffolk coastal resort Monday, November 12, 2018 Andrew Papworth A new housing estate could be built close one of Suffolk’s most popular coastal destinations. Remembrance 2018: Thousands gather in Felixstowe for civic service Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth Thousands of people turned out in a coastal town to pay their respects to those who gave their lives during the First World War. ‘Brazen’ drug dealing by our homes makes us scared to go out, say residents Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth Frightened residents are scared to leave their homes because they can see “brazen” drug dealing escalating on their street, it as been claimed. New zebra crossing to be installed on main road Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth Motorists have been told to expect delays on a main route through a Suffolk town as a new zebra crossing is installed. ‘Smell is under-rated’: Libraries get whiff of the importance of aroma Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth They say first impressions count for a lot. Remembrance 2018: Museum remembers those from airbase who made ultimate sacrifice Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth A museum on the site of a Second World War military base marked those from the airfield who lost their lives at this year’s Armistice Day commemorations. Man with knife flees after attempted break-in Sunday, November 11, 2018 Andrew Papworth Two men - one of whom had a knife - tried to break into a home in Colchester late at night. ‘Dementia is everyone’s problem’: Carer’s rallying call at conference Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth A major attitude shift is needed to alter people’s mindsets about the growing problem of dementia in Suffolk, a leading campaigner has said. Video WATCH: Why video games are about more than just fun Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth To many, it might seem like just a bit of fun while idling away a few hours trying to conquer a universe or reach the next level. Warning over ‘one-eyed monster’ vehicles with just one headlight Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth Motorists have been urged to check their vehicles’ headlamps are working properly after police Tweeted about the danger of “one-eyed monsters” with just one light along the A12. Teenagers allegedly found with knives tucked in their waistbands at train station Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth Two boys have been arrested and charged after allegedly being found with knives tucked in their waistbands at a railway station. We need to help people with dementia more, say university researchers Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth Communities have been urged to do more to help rising numbers of people with dementia ahead of a Suffolk conference on one of the county’s growing health challenges. Video WATCH: Dramatic moment car flips and rolls on A11 Saturday, November 10, 2018 Andrew Papworth This is a the shocking moment a car swerves and flips over on a fast-moving dual carriageway, narrowly missing other cars and ending up in a hedge.