Proposals to revamp the Southwold police station site into a development of flats and houses have been refused by planners.

Southwold has been named as one of the most expensive coastal resorts to relocate to in the country - with house prices more than double the national average.

Organisers of a popular festive event have taken the “difficult decision” to cancel its Christmas lights switch-on spectacular amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

The Suffolk coast has been hit by fresh winds today as temperatures on the beaches stay cool.

A 92-year-old ‘devoted family GP’ has penned a book retelling his experience of serving the Southwold community for several decades.

A cow has become stuck in a water-filled ditch in Reydon, with four fire crews attempting to set it free.

A kite surfer in trouble at sea sparked a lifeboat call-out.

A woman has been verbally abused by a group of teenage boys in a racially aggravated incident in Southwold.

Dog owners have been urged not to jump into the water if their pet gets in distress after a man had to be rescued from Southwold Harbour.

An empty cruise ship with space for nearly 2,000 passengers has moored off the coast of Suffolk after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the travel industry.

Three people were left shaken after getting into trouble at sea close to a harbour entrance.

Community leaders in Southwold are encouraging residents to suggest new uses for the town’s police station after it was listed as an asset of community value (ACV).

A tourist trail is set to be built throughout Southwold as part of plans to boost the seaside town’s economy after it was severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Three people were left shaken after getting into trouble on rocks as a lifeboat was called to help.

A Suffolk teaching assistant has finished his teaching apprenticeship in style after winning a top award from his college.

Two strong swimmers admitted they were “caught out by the tide” after a lifeboat was called to help them.

Community leaders in Southwold are pressing ahead with a multi-million pound project to demolish several buildings in the town to make way for new office and retail units.

A popular caravan and camping site is set to reopen.

High streets in 12 Suffolk towns are to get a major boost after hundreds of thousands of pounds were approved for a project to provide free Wi-Fi and footfall tracking.

A volunteer lifeboat crew responded to assist a vessel suffering engine trouble.

RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.

A seaside dog walk which regularly sees hundreds of Dachshunds and other breeds stepping out in Southwold has been put back to next year because of coronavirus.

It was a popular tradition that saw a community-based marching band regularly perform to thousands of people at community events across the region.

Two people have been arrested as part of an international investigation into the smuggling of migrants into the UK by boat after an incident in Southwold last year.

A Suffolk school is cutting its summer holidays short to help pupils catch up on learning they have missed because of Covid-19.

Sweeties traditional sweet shop in Suffolk has had a huge demand for deliveries during the Covid-19 crisis.

Police have condemned an ‘upsetting’ sticker bearing the words ‘danger - coronavirus’ and a skull and crossbones symbol that was stuck on an elderly resident’s door in Southwold.

Southwold-based brewer Adnams has said it will not open any of its pubs before July - despite reports that beer gardens could be allowed to open in less than a fortnight.

Adnams beer fans will soon be able to get their hands on a freshly poured pint as the brewery looks to reopen four pubs on July 4.

Fears have been raised that the Covid-19 lockdown easing is “happening too quickly” - as growing numbers of visitors flock to the Suffolk coast in warm weather.

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