Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a vehicle failed to stop following a collision in Lowestoft.
The incident occurred at around 7.20pm on Sunday 7th February in Walton Road.
A dark-coloured Mercedes left the road and collided with two houses, causing damage to both but no one was injured. The vehicle then reversed and drove away in the direction of the town centre.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was driving in that area on Sunday evening and who has a dashcam fitted in their vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team by phoning 101 or by contacting
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The recent strong winds from Storm Darcy have seen a warning about poisonous starfish being swept onto our beaches here in Suffolk.
The warning from Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, says the fish may may contain Paralytic toxins that could be harmful to humans and dogs if consumed.
They're urging you to keep dogs on leads for the time being - but if they become unwell to contact your local vet.
The symptoms below are those described for human intoxication, similar symptoms are expected to occur in mammals exposed to toxic levels of PSP.
Symptoms develop quickly, usually within 30 minutes, and include:
Johnny Lee in pictured here in action on the Keep Moving Suffolk website.
A Lowestoft schoolteacher is being dubbed the Joe Wickes of Suffolk.
Jonny Lee from Red Oak Primary School has been posting his own exercise videos for the youngsters during the third national lockdown.
Now they're available to everyone on the Keep Moving Suffolk website - www.keepmovingsuffolk.com
Red Oak say they're 'super proud' of Mr Lee and all the staff for their ongoing efforts promoting fitness and healthy eating.
We've been following and sharing Johnny's fantastic workouts on Twitter for several months here at East Suffolk One - but here's hoping he gets a week off in half term!
A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Belvedere Road car park in Lowestoft, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.
Testing at this site is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. The government is committed to continue expanding the capacity of the network of UK test sites and laboratories to make it even easier to get tested and reduce the time it takes to receive test results.
The car park will remain open for anyone wishing to park, with the 'pay and display' machine temporarily relocated. Some of the HGV parking bays will be used by testing staff and will therefore be unavailable to the public.
The new site is situated so it is easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practicing good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.
Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through test site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.
Testing at the new site began on Wednesday 10th February, with appointments made available each day. The testing facility is operated by the Department for Health and Social Care in partnership with G4S.
The site is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history which has the capacity to process more than 700,000 tests a day and includes more than 800 sites across the UK, including 87 drive-through sites, 475 walk-through sites, six Lighthouse laboratories, home testing and satellite kits, and a large number of mobile units.
Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them trace their contacts. This will help to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission.
Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from NHS Test and Trace, asking them to stay at home for ten days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop symptoms.
Meanwhile, a new Covid-19 rapid testing centre targeting people who unwittingly have the virus and do not show symptoms is also now open at Kirkley & Pakefield FC clubhouse in Walmer Road, Pakefield. The site is operated on behalf of Suffolk County Council. Tests should be booked in advance.
Find out more about community testing in Suffolk.
The sea has flooded Ness Park in Lowestoft this week, as this picture from Martin Seuneke shows.
With Storm Darcy having now moved away from Suffolk, the wintry conditions are set to continue across the county for the rest of this week.
Drifting snow and freezing temperatures led to many roads becoming impassable, with drifts of over 1 metre reported on the A144 between Halesworth and Bungay.
East Suffolk Council has cancelled bin collections so far this week because of the severe wintry weather - and continue to monitor the weather conditions through the week.
Snow showers will continue but become less frequent during Thursday and Friday - but temperatures will struggle to get much above freezing by day - and will be very cold at night when they could fall as low as minus seven Celsius on Thursday morning.
As well as the bitterly cold winds - Storm Darcy brought severe gale force easterly gusts to the Suffolk coast on Sunday.
Images on social media show unusually big waves crashing in and over the sea wall close to Ness Point in Lowestoft.
As a result seawater has flooded the recently completed Ness Park - as winds of over 50mph battered the east coast.
With the park area still flooded this week, it is not known if any long term damage has been done to the newly opened park or its equipment.
After a mild few days and some flooding in places on Saturday, bitterly cold and strong easterly winds are expected to sweep across Suffolk from Sunday and into next week, with disruption possible.
Snow is expected to arrive during Sunday morning and continue through until well into Monday - with several centimetres of snow in places building up in freezing temperatures.
Biting easterly gales could lead to blizzards and snow drifting in places - as temperatures struggle to get much above freezing by day - and feel sub zero in the winds.
Travelling conditions could become difficult and prove particularly challenging for people heading to vaccinations centres.
Much of next week is looking set to stay very cold with a risk of further snow showers - and as winds ease later in the week, some severe overnight frosts are possible.
Met Office warnings have been issued through until at least Wednesday. East Suffolk is at risk of seeing 5 to 10cm of snow - and as much as 15cm to 20cm or more in some areas by the end of Monday.
As the lockdown restrictions continue, a local professional dancer and personal trainer Millie Mayhew has launched a series of free weekly dance sessions to help children keep active during the current lockdown.
The on-demand ‘Dance with Millie’ sessions will be available every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting this week on the Keep Moving Suffolk website.
Millie, who is a graduate of Bird College and recently spent a year in Germany performing in Disney’s The Jungle Book stage show, said “As someone born and bred in Suffolk, I wanted to give something back to help the county’s children and young people stay active during lockdown.”
“Exercise is so important to children’s physical and mental health and their ability to learn, so when you read in the press about how the number of inactive children is really going-up it’s very worrying.”
“Dancing is a great way of staying active. It’s fun, you have to move your whole body, so you use lots of muscles, you get to listen to great music while you’re doing it and, most importantly, you feel amazing afterwards.”
“I hope that these sessions will offer an alternative for children who want something more than a fitness session. The dances are really easy to learn. Anyone can do them, boys or girls. All they’ll need is themselves and lots of energy. They can even bring a grown-up if they like.”
The ‘Dance with Millie’ sessions come hot on the heels of a new digital resource aimed at helping parents and carers in Suffolk build exercise into the daily routines of children being home schooled during lockdown.
Providing information about, and access to, a host of curriculum-based and other popular resources, the resource brings together, in one place, everything parents could need to bring exercise into the home in a fun and engaging way.
Councillor James Reeder, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention at Suffolk County Council, said: “I would like to thank Millie for her support with this digital resource to help parents build exercise into their child’s day, and importantly to make it fun.
“Besides the obvious health benefits from being active, exercise has a wonderful ability to help and support a child’s educational attainment. It is proven to improve their concentration and make them more focused, so by building in regular exercise breaks throughout the day children will be happier, healthier and better equipped to study.”
Established as part of the popular Keep Moving Suffolk campaign, it responds to Sport England data showing that activity levels of children and young people have fallen significantly during lockdown prompting fears of a long-term impact on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
The ‘Dance with Millie’ sessions can be found at www.keepmovingsuffolk.com/home-schooling.
The scene at Kessingland on Saturday 30th January as pictured on Twitter by Lowestoft South Fire Station.
Fire crews from Lowestoft South station had to cut free a casualty involved in a serious crash on one of East Suffolk's major roads over the weekend.
The A12 in Kessingland was shuit for several hours on Stayurday afternoon after two cars collided.
Emergency services and reportedly the air ambulance attended the scene . The road opened hours later.
A warning has been issued about yet another widespread scam involving fake emails that claim to be from the NHS.
Suffolk Trading Standards has said that it has received reports from lots of people this week - who have received the scam email, which claim to be a part of a coordinated response to the pandemic.
The email contains links that take you to a website that asks for financial details to pay for the Covid-19 vaccine.
If anyone received the email - they are being asked to send it to @NCSC at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A145 in Brampton.
Officers were called by the Ambulance Service at 1.25pm yesterday, Wednesday 27 January, to reports of a collision at the crossroads with Station Road and London Road, involving a motorcycle and a car - a blue Vauxhall Meriva.
The motorcyclist, a man aged in his 20s, was treated at the scene by paramedics and a volunteer Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) team. He was then flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by Air Ambulance after sustaining potentially life-threatening injuries. He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
The driver of the car, a woman aged in her 60s, sustained a minor injury and was not required to attend hospital.
Road closures were put in place while the car and motorcycle were recovered and an investigation was carried out.
The roads reopened shortly after 7.10pm.
Any witnesses – including anyone driving in the area at the time with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle – are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team by phoning 101.