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CMG's HMS Ganges logo

A group of former HMS Ganges trainees have set up a new way for ex-shipmates to buy a range of items related to the old training establishment.

Ken Bushnell, Charlie Hughes, Stan Wright and Jon Windust all served at HMS Ganges in Shotley Gate and wanted to supply quality products, known in the Royal Navy as 'slops' as decent prices.

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Road closures in Holbrook extended

Anglian Water has confirmed work on installing pipes has been delayed and there will be continued road works beyond the Easter holidays.

Work on Hyams Lane and Church Hill is now not expected to be completed until February 28 at the earliest, but could carry on into early March. The project will then move on to Ipswich Road, at the junction between Fishponds Lane and Hyams Lane.

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Simon Warr with Jeremy Vine promoting his book

Tributes have poured in for Simon Warr, the former teacher at the Royal Hospital School, and BBC Radio Suffolk broadcaster has passed away, according to an announcement on his Twitter feed posted by a close friend.

Mr Warr was well-known locally for his reports on non-league rugby and football, including Brantham Athletic, with an instantly recognisable, distinctive voice and style. His BBC work also included appearing on many debate programmes and as the headtecaher on Channel Four's 'That'll Teach 'Em',

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Smart street lights

Suffolk County Council is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by investing £9.8m in street lighting, if an LED street lighting replacement project is approved.

Following a review of its street lighting policy in 2010, and with energy prices set to increase at between 8% and 12% a year, Suffolk County Council has decided the high energy consumption of its existing lanterns could create further pressure on its resources in the near future.

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Erwarton church from the river Stour

Did you know?

A jiffy, as in 'I'll be just a jiffy' is an actual unit of time. Sometime during the late 18th or early 19th centuries, scientist Gilbert Newton Lewis defined a jiffy as the amount of time it takes light to travel one centimetre in a vacuum, which is about 33.4 picoseconds or one trillionth of a second. So, you will always be more than just a jiffy.

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Ruby and Martin have returned early from holiday to reopen Law's Cottage

Popular Chelmondiston Chinese takeaway Law's Cottage has reopened early after owners Martin and Ruby Law cancelled their annual Far East holiday due to the Coronavirus, known as Covid-19.

The couple had planned to be away until February 26, visiting their daughter Louise in Hong Kong and going to Taiwan, but will open tonight after only getting as far as Dubai.

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