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Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders, it has been confirmed.

A judge has ordered a psychiatric report to be prepared on a Felixstowe man who started a fire which caused £32,000 damage to stables and a barn in Levington.

Millions of unsafe items of PPE coming into Suffolk have been seized by Trading Standards, as more than half of checked items failed to comply with UK safety laws, shock new data reveals.

A cyclist in his 60s has died several days after a serious collision with a lorry on the A14 Trimley roundabout.

A father-of-two who has lived in Felixstowe all of his life has launched a fundraising page after the town’s tree was dubbed “the worst in Britain”.

A Christmas-loving family spent more than six days covering their home in Trimley St Mary with 3,000 lights to raise money for charity.

A man died following a cardiac arrest at the Port of Felixstowe this morning, it has been confirmed.

A “medical emergency” at Felixstowe Port has led to a large emergency services presence.

Residents at a care home in Felixstowe will soon be able to see their families safely with the help of an outdoor pod which has been installed in the garden.

The mayor of Felixstowe said we should be thanking the volunteers who have put up the town’s Christmas tree instead of criticising it, as The Sun newspaper named it among the worst in Britain.

Police have closed the A14 exit slip road at Trimley St Martin following a serious crash.

Plans for an innovative solution to protect beach huts from coastal erosion in Felixstowe have been given the green light for a trial of up to a year.

A row of houses in Felixstowe have been lit up early for Christmas as the street looks to fight back against the doom and gloom of coronavirus.

Several beach huts on Felixstowe seafront have been repaired after becoming the target of ‘mindless’ vandalism over the weekend.

A new policing team will be dedicated to commercial vehicle use across the county - focusing on the strategic road network and the significant volume of goods vehicles generated by the Port of Felixstowe.

Police investigations are underway after a large amount of graffiti in memory of a late Felixstowe man was sprayed at the town’s train station.

A 14-year-old girl has been approached by a man who made inappropriate comments to her in Trimley St Mary.

A first-time author is hoping to make a big splash in the literary world after writing a fantasy novel about a mermaid.

A positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed at Fairfield Infant School in Felixstowe, with 90 children sent home to self-isolate.

A drunk Felixstowe man stabbed his wife and her sister in the early hours of New Year’s Day after returning home from a night out in the town, a court has heard.

A Felixstowe singer who experienced the hardships of childhood hunger has released a new single after being inspired by Marcus Rashford.

A row of houses in Felixstowe have been lit up early for Christmas as the street looks to fight back against the doom and gloom of coronavirus.

Three windsurfers have been rescued off the coast of Felixstowe after getting into difficulties near Deben Bar.

“Essential” improvements on the A14 will cause regular closures on the major route between Ipswich and Felixstowe over the next four months.

A huge stockpile of shipping containers filled with personal protective equipment (PPE) is being stored at the Port of Felixstowe - with fears goods being delivered for Christmas could get caught in the backlog.

Two primary school classes and several teachers in Felixstowe have been forced into isolation after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion is planning a major development, in the wake of a £746,000 grant from the Arts Council administed Culture Recovery Fund, which will boost facilties for the public and may add a residential area and extra car parking.

‘Love where you live’ - that is the message Felixstowe environmental activist Debbie Bartlett is sending to Suffolk residents on her mission to rid the county of harmful waste.

A tree has been planted in honour of a 102-year-old former nurse who walked 102 laps of a Felixstowe park to raise vital funds for the NHS during coronavirus.

Plans for a ‘welfare hub’ at Felixstowe’s Seaton Park have been unanimously approved.

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