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    Soldier receives important award which dates back to 16th century

    Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew Bannister from Woodbridge, Suffolk has been awarded the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Conductor’s Parchment in a ceremony at Deepcut. The Conductor’s Parchment is awarded to the most senior soldier in the Corps and has a long and honourable history within the Armed Forces, dating back as far as the sixteenth […]

    Michael Palin set to come to Woodbridge

    Monty Python star Michael Palin is set to launch a film festival on the subject of food and drink in Woodbridge. The British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter will be a guest star at the Riverside Restaurant on Thursday, August 2. The Riverside has prepared special three-course meal inspired by the screening of A […]

    New cruise store opens in Woodbridge

    A new travel agency that specialises in ocean and river cruises has opened at 2 New Street, Woodbridge. Cruise Ready opened its doors on the 11th June and is seen as an innovation within the travel industry as a store that solely focuses on the growing popularity of cruising. Owner Lee Hunt, who also runs […]

    Unearth the secrets of Woodbridge this Suffolk Day

    Suffolk Day is on the horizon (21st of June) – celebrating everything that is exceptional about our beautiful county. Here James Lightfoot, chairman of Choose Woodbridge, explores some of the historical secrets that make Woodbridge particularly special. Fabulous foods In medieval times bread was the main staple food of people both rich and poor. But […]

    Woodbridge photographer to feature in #ibelong exhibition

    The work of Woodbridge photographer Chris Mapey is part of an Ipswich Waterfront exhibition after he was selected as a winner in a festival’s Instagram campaign. The theme of this year’s PhotoEast festival is ‘belonging’, and a social media appeal asked photographers to capture what this meant to them attracting almost 3,000 entries. Using the […]

    Unruly Pig scoops prestigious award

    The Unruly Pig has scooped the title of Best Restaurant at the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2018. This was the third year in a row that Brendan Padfield – owner of the Bromeswell gastropub – faced scrutiny from judges and he was up against The Bildeston Crown, Tuddenham Mill and 1921. Brendan said: “I […]

    River cleaning warriors clean up the Deben

    A team of river cleaning warriors spent a sweltering Sunday afternoon fishing rubbish out of the River Deben in Woodbridge. The group of intrepid 5th Woodbridge sea scouts joined forces with volunteers from Deben Rowing Club and the sea scouts’ families to clear the riverbank and litter-pick the surrounding areas of the boating pond, Kingston Fields, the Community Hall […]

    Recognition for Tide Mill volunteer

    The vice chairman of the Woodbridge Tide Mill trustees has stepped down after five years in the role. Bob Spillett took up the volunteer position after the Mill’s extensive restoration with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). He has been an intrinsic part of the effort to make the Mill commercially capable of economic […]

    A new film and food festival set to come to Woodbridge

    A new festival is coming to Woodbridge this autumn courtesy of The Riverside Theatre and Restaurant. Film Feast Suffolk will take place from the 5th to the 7th October 2018 as a fringe event of the highly celebrated, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. The festival will showcase feature films, documentaries and short films from around […]