Doctors are looking to refer nearly 5,000 people at risk of type 2 diabetes in Suffolk and north-east Essex onto a tailored diet and exercise prevention programme this year.There are currently 54,000 people with the condition in Suffolk and north-east Essex, which - unlike Type 1 diabetes - is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County police want your help finding a would-be bank robber.(credit: Suffolk County Police) Police say the suspect passed the teller a note demanding cash, but took off without getting anything.Police say the suspect is white, early 20s, 6’1″-6’2″, medium build, blonde hair, blue eyes, light complexion.
When Christopher Clarke quit his top London estate agency job after just a few months to set up his own business in Suffolk in 1989, it was an act of faith.“I had a brief identity crisis and went to London for about four months, whereupon my darling wife (Fay) said: ‘Get back from London and start your own business,’” he explains.
A Suffolk pub owner has spoken of how an outpouring of community support helped to keep his venue going during the pandemic.Marc Rogers and his partner Hannah took over The Angel, in Needham Market, in August 2019."We took the place over with the idea of doing private dining, a cafe during the week and then a bistro during the evenings," said Mr Rogers.
Mid Suffolk District Council has apologised after around 1,000 polling cards were sent to the wrong electoral area for last week's elections - but said that the error was rectified in good time and caused no issues for people voting.Around 1,000 polling cards were sent by Mid Suffolk District Council to homes mistakenly placing them in the Stowmarket South ward, instead of Stowmarket north, for the Suffolk County Council elections on Thursday.
A trip to the beach for some fish and chips may just hit the spot If you've exhausted all your nearby walks during the pandemic then you're not alone.You'll probably be craving a change of scenery and might be in need of some fresh sea air.
A 10-year-old girl was accosted by a man at a B&M store in Stowmarket, with police appealing for witnesses.The accosting took place at around 7pm on Friday, May 7 at the B&M store in Milton Road South.A spokesman for Suffolk police said a male approached a young girl, aged 10, and told her that her parents were calling her and that she was to go with him.
CCTV images have been released by police after thieves stole almost £900 worth of toys and food from a B&M store near Ipswich.The shoplifters targeted the Copdock store on April 10 at around 10.45am.Three people, a man and two women, are said to have entered the store with a child and placed toys and food in their bag before leaving without paying.
A Suffolk cricket bat manufacturer thinks bamboo bats are unlikely to catch on — despite designing one for a University of Cambridge study.Ed Garrard, boss of West Row-based Garrard Cricket Bat Company, worked with researchers from the university to develop a prototype bat made of laminated strips of bamboo.
A big fall in the number of Covid patients in Norfolk's hospitals means further lockdown easing is just a week away.In February the Government outlined four tests the country would have to meet before each step of restrictions could be eased.And our analysis of official data shows the country and the east of England is well on track to meet those targets.
An addiction charity in Ipswich says it has seen a "huge rise" in people needing help in the last year - and fears it could get worse.Iceni, which supports children and parents affected by addiction and domestic abuse in Suffolk, has over 30 families desperately seeking help from their support services.
The owner of the Little City playgroup franchise company has been told to stop operating in Suffolk for a week until lockdown restrictions are eased - while other counties say it's fine to carry on.Vicki Fletcher has been told she can continue operating the franchises in other parts of the country - Essex, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire - where rules appear to be interpreted differently.
The last two election counts of this year's "Super Thursday" poll will take place on either side of Suffolk on Monday.There are six by-elections being counted in West Suffolk - former Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble is hoping to win back the Lakenheath Ward seat that he lost two years ago.
The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for heart procedures and operations has increased in many parts of Essex and Suffolk - and has been called a "ticking time bomb".NHS North East Essex CCG, responsible for managing local health services for Colchester and Tendring patients, had a 60% increase in patients waiting for heart treatment, according to the British Heart Foundation.
A risk of thundery showers has been forecast for the East of England later this evening.After a warm day, which has seen temperatures push 20C, the evening will be wet with a chance of thunder, meteorologists at Weatherquest have said.It will stay mainly dry in the far west with some clear spells and a minimum of 9C.
The hospitality industry is getting ready to reopen indoors and though some people might think that means the end of dining outdoors in coats and hats, this may be part of our 'new normal'.Pubs and restaurants in Suffolk have invested a huge amount of money over the past year erecting marquees, refurbishing their beer gardens and buying outdoor heaters.
As the tourism industry begins to awaken after lockdown, plans have been put forward to ship three Scandinavian style holiday lodges to a small Suffolk hamlet.The plans propose a collection of buildings on a private property in High Town Green near Rattlesden.The idea is for three lodges to be shipped into the UK, pre-built into sections, and craned onto previously constructed solid concrete pads in the 50m long garden of a detached home.