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RNLI to step up lifeguard patrols as summer approaches

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

With summer approaching, lifeguards are beginning to appear on the region's beaches.

And this year, the RNLI are putting on even more patrols, although the safety message remains the same. Respect the sea and listen to advice.

Malcolm Robertson's been to Southwold, where lifeguards will be in place between now and early September.

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Boarding school offers places to refugees

St Felix School Crest

A Suffolk boarding school has offered two free places to Syrian teenagers and is calling on others to follow its lead.

Saint Felix School in Southwold has made the offer according to the head of the Boarding Schools' Association.

"The Boarding Schools' Association supports Saint Felix School and any other boarding school who wishes to provide places to teenage orphaned Syrian refugees entering the country under the scheme being launched by the Prime Minister."

– Robin Fletcher

New houses to be built in Southwold to combat high prices

Southwold in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A council in Suffolk has announced it will build social housing for local families in the centre of Southwold.

Waveney District Council says high prices in the area mean local families are often forced to leave the town.

It is hoping proposals to build 20 new sustainable houses off St Edmunds road will help solve the problem.

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Southwold beach in Suffolk rated excellent in Good Beach Guide

Good Beach Guide released.

More of our beaches than ever before have been praised for their water quality.

All of our beaches met the minimum standard required by the Marine Conservation Society in this year's Good Beach Guide.

All but seven achieved the highest rating.

Last summer's dry weather's been credited for the figures.

One of the 32 resorts judged to have excellent water quality was Southwold in Suffolk.

The town's mayor hopes it will help attract more visitors to the area.

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