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Madonna falls off Suffolk pier

Pop fans watched in horror as American megastar Madonna fell off Southwold pier into the freezing North Sea today. The superstar was performing her new single, a cover version of…



Police Apache helicopter blows up vicarage

By Rob Banks, Crime Editor Suffolk Police have been forced to ditch their new Apache gunship helicopter after it accidentally blew up a 19th-century vicarage. Far from deterring criminals with…


Dad’s Army chaos looms over fire strike

By Doug Trench, Defence Editor Plans to bring in Dad’s Army to man Ipswich fire station during next week’s firefighter strike have been ridiculed – after the Suffolk Gazette exposed…


Cameron launches even longer-term economic plan

By Polly Ticks, Political Editor Prime Minister David Cameron surprised supporters on a visit to Suffolk today by launcing his even longer-term economic plan. After much of country became cynical…


Quality row over Suffolk village houses

By Ruth Tyler, Construction Correspondent The quality of building work in a picturesque Suffolk village has been called into question after many houses were seen to be suffering from crazy…


Fifty Shades of Grey film premiers in Aldeburgh

The genteel Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh has been chosen to host the eagerly-awaited worldwide premier of the Fifty Shades of Grey film. Shocked bosses in London’s glittering Leicester Square…


Future of rail travel arrives in Ipswich

By Casey Jones, Rail Correspondent Frustrated Greater Anglia rail passengers were given a tantalising glimpse of the future when a hi-tech train visited Ipswich yesterday. The advanced Mayflower steam train,…


Public fears deadly Suffolk Police helicopter

By Rob Banks, Crime Editor The new Suffolk Police helicopter was criticised today for being out of proportion with the county’s crime levels. Despite crime figures being on the increase,…


Greater Anglia builds high-speed rail link

By Casey Jones, Rail Correspondent Greater Anglia trains is to rival HS2 by building its own high-speed rail link in East Anglia, Suffolk Gazette can reveal. The £3 million track…


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