An east Suffolk bar and nightclub is now under new management after the previous manager decided to finish after 27 years.

The Grand in Bent Hill in Felixstowe is now being run by Becky Heppell after she took over from her aunt, who had decided "it was her time".

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She said: "I had been working there since I was 16.

"Started in the cloakroom, then went on to do glasses, then the bar, then became the manager.

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"It was my auntie who owned it previously. She had been there 27 years and decided it was her time."

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She is also supported by her husband who runs the 'security side' of the business.

She is planning a series of events in the run up to Christmas, including a Christmas quiz, family bingo and a cocktail master class.