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Swifts to find a home in the Tide Mill

The decline in swift numbers is causing alarm to wildlife experts and nature lovers. One of the major factors is the lack of suitable nesting sites which tend to be holes in building roofs. Major efforts are being made UK wide to encourage builders to incorporate special bricks under the eaves for them to nest […]

Beowulf brings visitors to Woodbridge

The Beowulf festival was hailed a huge success by organisers after it encouraged hundreds of people to visit the town. The event was organised by outgoing Woodbridge Mayor Clare Perkins with help from Woodbridge composer Jan Pulsford and was held in lieu of a Mayor’s ball. “It was amazing,” said Ms Perkins, “The music was […]

Budding reporters interview journalist for school paper

An experienced journalist who manages the PR for Choose Woodbridge visited a local primary school this week to help their press gang write a newspaper story. Sixty pupils from Kyson Primary School worked with columnist and reporter Ellen Widdup who provided some top tips on how to put a news story together. The children, aged […]

Tony Moorcroft: “Every day in Woodbridge feels like a holiday!”

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – time to meet another member of the Woodbridge business community. Tony Moorcroft is the managing director of Coast Consulting Ltd, which aims to help individuals, teams and businesses achieve their full potential through focused coaching and training. What would you say are the top three skills needed to run a successful business? I would […]

Woodbridge man invents genius coffee cup

A Woodbridge inventor has created a coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems. Martin Myerscough, from Woodbridge, Suffolk, hopes Frugal Cups will help cut the estimated 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown away in the UK each year. In late October Blue Planet II started running on the BBC and not for the first […]

Take a walk on the wild side in Woodbridge

Visitors to Woodbridge at being invited to take a walk on the wild side with a trail of dragon footsteps. Large green claw prints have sprung up around the town centre to tie in the upcoming Beowulf Festival, a celebration of the famous 7th century poem which is believed to have been composed in Suffolk. […]

Children get to grips with the art challenge

Schoolchildren across Woodbridge are contributing to an art exhibition inspired by one of the oldest poems in the English language. Pupils of Bealings, Kyson and St Mary’s primary schools have all been producing pieces of work to showcase as part of the Spirit of Beowulf Festival in the town. Their masterpieces will be displayed alongside […]

Is Suffolk the real home of Beowulf?

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – and we have a very exciting event heading our way this week… A festival of magic, music and mystery is coming to Woodbridge, dedicated to the famous Beowulf poem. Here, the mayor of the town Clare Perkins, who has penned her own poem to create a trail around activities planned, explores the […]

Woodbridge photographer shortlisted for prestigious exhibition

A Woodbridge photographer has been shortlisted to exhibit his work at a prestigious exhibition. Chris Mapey’s images will be displayed at the Ginnel Foto Fest, the brainchild of Ipswich-based photographer and artist Mike Chen which is billed at “the Smallest Photo Festival”.  Chris Mapey (self portrait) His work includes a series of pictures taken in […]

Woodbridge travel agency best in the East

A high street travel agency in Woodbridge has been named as one of the best agencies in the UK & Ireland. Deben Travel has been selected as the Top Travel Agency in the East of England, as part of a power-list of the best agents in the British Isles by industry bible the Travel Trade […]