Michael Steward firstname.lastname@example.org @MichaelReporter No need for homeless winter night shelter, council reveals 15:47 Michael Steward A night shelter for the homeless in west Suffolk will not be opened over the winter months, the council has revealed. Christmas lights come under attack from ‘mindless’ vandals 11:30 Michael Steward The Christmas lights in a picturesque Suffolk village have suffered from “continued vandalism” and will not be replaced should any further damage take place. Budding teenage singer/songwriter celebrates year of achievements 14:20 Michael Steward It has been quite the year for Suffolk 13-year-old singer/songwriter Phoebe Austin following a series of musical highlights in 2018. Record number of people flock to popular village fair 12:05 Michael Steward Organisers of the Lavenham Christmas Fair have hailed the event as “the best yet” as record numbers of people descended on the village for the festivities. Gamekeeper wins prestigious award for ‘vision and outstanding success’ 09:48 Michael Steward A “one man dynamo” who organises a lowland game shoot in Suffolk has been recognised for his success with a prestigious award. Lady Carlisle becomes library patron 09:21 Michael Steward She has been a campaigner, teacher, journalist, restaurateur, writer and viticulturist – but now Lady Carla Carlisle is to become a patron of Ixworth Library. Trader must repay £14,600 after selling illegal tobacco Saturday, December 8, 2018 Michael Steward An Ipswich trader previously prosecuted for selling illegal tobacco has been told he must repay £14,600 in the next three months. Man who headbutted cop in Essex is jailed Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A man who headbutted a police officer and shouted abuse at three paramedics responding to an emergency call in Halstead has been jailed. Funding boost for health services in Suffolk Friday, December 7, 2018 MICHAEL STEWARD West Suffolk Hospital is to get £13m to redevelop its emergency department, while East of England Ambulance Service gets an £18m boost. Updated Man injured in Ipswich town centre Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A man was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries in Ipswich town centre this evening. Fraudsters jailed after ‘manipulating’ elderly victims to fund lavish lifestyles Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A gang of fraudsters who “brainwashed” elderly victims into paying thousands of pounds for unneccesary work to their homes have been jailed for a total of more than 16 years. Hospital emergency department funding ‘an early Christmas present’ Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward The chief executive of West Suffolk Hospital described the £13.4million of funding to improve its emergency department as an “early Christmas present for patients and staff”. Essex restaurant manager jailed for rape and sexual assault Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A restaurant manager has been jailed for raping a teenage girl and sexually assaulting another. Wedding ring and necklace stolen in Ipswich burglary Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A wedding ring and diamond necklace have been stolen from a house in Ipswich following a burglary. Updated Car and motorcycle involved in collision in west Suffolk Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward Emergency services attended a crash between a car and a motorbike in Haverhill this afternoon. Video Record number of Christmas trees at popular festival Friday, December 7, 2018 Michael Steward A record number of Christmas trees are being showcased in Sudbury over five days and people are being encouraged to visit the town’s annual festival. Council approves plans for ‘much-needed’ new 60-bed care home Thursday, December 6, 2018 Michael Steward A new 60-bed care home in Newmarket which has been approved by council planners “will ensure elderly people can be cared for close to family and friends”, according to the developer. First World War medal found in Suffolk by detectorist is reunited with family Thursday, December 6, 2018 Michael Steward A soldier’s World War One medal has been reunited with his family 100 years on after being found by a metal detectorist in Suffolk. Rough sleepers helped off the streets by new support team Thursday, December 6, 2018 Michael Steward A new support team to combat homelessness in west Suffolk has contributed to a reduction in the number of rough sleepers in the area, the council has revealed. Popular Christmas tree collection service returns Thursday, December 6, 2018 Michael Steward A popular Christmas tree collection service in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas which raises money for charity will return in January. China court date set for custody battle of murdered British man’s children Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Michael Steward A Suffolk man embroiled in a bitter custody battle to bring his grandchildren to the UK from China where his son was murdered says it will be “heart-breaking” to lose the case. Pub to rise from the ashes after devastating fire Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Michael Steward A historic 17th century pub near Newmarket – which was destroyed by fire earlier this year – is to be rebuilt, its owners have announced. Report which led to council’s decision to bin bypass is published Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Michael Steward A report – which led to the decision to shelve plans for a bypass in Sudbury – has been published today. Plans for care home to go before council committee Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Michael Steward New plans for a 60-bed care home in Newmarket are set to go before council planners after a previous application was thrown out. Dedicated Doctor Who fans raise charity cash Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Michael Steward A group of die-hard Doctor Who fans raised nearly £2,500 for charity through a memorabilia stall at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. ‘I felt like I had hit rock bottom’ – Essex woman loses 78lbs at slimming group Sunday, December 2, 2018 Michael Steward An Essex slimmer who used to struggle to walk yards to the shops in her home town has lost more than five and a half stone after changing her lifestyle. Join In How do you pay in 2018? Let us know by answering these questions Sunday, December 2, 2018 Michael Steward With Christmas fast approaching, we are asking readers about their payment habits when buying items in shops or settling bills in restaurants. Video Church’s bells are dedicated after £130,000 restoration project Sunday, December 2, 2018 Michael Steward Restored bells at a Suffolk church – which sounded for the first time in 200 years on Remembrance Sunday – have been dedicated at a special service. Campaigners fighting housing plans prepare for next battle with developer Sunday, December 2, 2018 Michael Steward Campaigners fighting plans for 150 new homes in a Suffolk village are preparing for the battle to continue after the developer lodged an appeal. Rise in car collisions with deer prompts road safety warning Sunday, December 2, 2018 Michael Steward Drivers are being warned to remain alert as the number of vehicles involved in collisions with deer continues to rise.