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Hundreds enjoy chance to view maritime history

Flags are out for Woodbridge maritime festival Credit: ITV Anglia
Woodbridge decked out for its Maritime Festival Credit: ITV Anglia

Hundreds of people have been in Woodbridge for the town’s Maritime Festival.

The two day event showcases the importance of the sea and river to the history of the area.

On show are Thames barges and various traditional boats, including three boats originally owned by Arthur Ransome – the author of Swallows and Amazons.

The festival features live music and stalls with local produce, arts and crafts. There is also a 13-metre long replica of the Sutton Hoo burial ship.


Woman's body found: man arrested on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body at Martlesham Heath Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been arrested by Suffolk police on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman's body at a house in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich.

Police were called to an address in the Lark Rise area of Martlesham Heath on Friday evening following concerns from neighbours.

The body of a woman was discovered. Police say the death was suspicious and a post-mortem examination is being carried out to discover how she died.

A 42-year-old man was treated at Ipswich hospital after being discovered with injuries to his wrists at a house in Tunstall Green near Woodbridge.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Police cordons are in place at both addresses in Martlesham and Tunstall Green.

Historic mill producing more flour

Woodbridge Tide mill Credit: ITV Anglia

Flour production's increasing at one of Suffolk's landmarks.

Woodbridge Tide mill had a one and a quarter million pound restoration two years ago and is now on course to produce five tonnes of flour this year.

Flour was first made on the site 800 years ago. Sales of the flour help pay for the upkeep of the historic mill.

Woodbridge and Melton: Flooding expected at 1:00am

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Woodbridge and Melton.The forecast high water is due at 1:00 am on Friday 6 December 2013.

Properties in riverside areas in Woodbridge including Tide Mill Way, Quay side, Station Road, Doric Place, Crown Place, Brook Street, Hamblin Road, Lime Kiln Quay, Deben Road, Old Malting Approach, New Quay Lane, Hackney Road, Melton


Inquest resumes into LCP death

Marion Bryce Smith died at Ipswich Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest is due to resume today into the death of a woman from Woodbridge who had been placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway at Ipswich Hospital.

Marion Bryce Smith, 93, survived 59 days after being denied food and water under the regime.

Mrs Bryce Smith was admitted to Ipswich hospital after suffering a fall in January 2011.

The inquest at IP City Centre is expected to last for two days.

The original inquest was adjourned in January when the coroner decided he needed a further medical briefing.

Pedestrian in hospital after road collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A12 at Woodbridge between a teenage pedestrian and a lorry.

It happened on the northbound carriageway, on the Woodbridge by pass, between the Wyevale and Woods Lane roundabouts at around 11.30pm on Wednesday 11th September.

A white Volvo lorry was travelling along the road when it was in collision with a 19 year old male pedestrian, from the Woodbridge area, who was in the road.

He sustained serious head injuries and is in Addenbrookes Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Performers at Suffolk's FolkEast festival

Some of the biggest names in folk music have been playing and camping in a large field in Suffolk.

The second FolkEast festival was held at Glemham Hall near Woodbridge with the likes of Eliza Carthy and Steeleye Span entertaining thousands of fans.

It was also a chance to see local artists like Ipswich music teacher, Robert Castellani, play his unusual but mesmerising brand of percussion guitar.

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