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Butt & Oyster Stays Open Despite Explosion

Popular peninsula pub the Butt & Oyster has called on customers to be patient after a small explosion forced the kitchen to close. 

Liars, Liars, Pants on Fire - Councillor Calls Out Dishonest Highways Bosses

A district councillor has accused Highways England of dishonesty after falsely claiming last year the Orwell Bridge would not be closed this year, when it has now admitted the bridge will be shut for two weeks in October and/or November. 

Lone Pupil Refused Bus Pass Amid School Transport Chaos

An 11-year boy's first day at secondary school was marred when he was the only pupil from Tattingstone to be refused a bus pass after Suffolk County Council refused to recognise a long-standing footpath.

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District Councillor Derek Davis

Baptism of Fire For Newly-Formed Pirates

Pin Mill Pirates faced a baptism of fire in their first game after rising Phoenix-like from the ashes of a former triple-winning club.

McDonalds Proposed At Peninsula Gateway

A McDonald's drive-through restaurant could be built at the gateway to the Shotley peninsula if plans are approved by Babergh councillors. 

Speeders Slammed After Car Smashes Into House

Tattingstone residents were left shocked and angry after a BMW driver hit a telegraph pole, before skidding into a van parked in a driveway and damaging part of a house on the A137 last night.

Tiffers Gains National Accolade

Homeless bus Tiffers has been handed a £500 cash boost after coming runners' up in a national competition. 

Harkstead Company Shortlisted For Maritime UK Award

A Suffolk firm, which supplies yacht tenders, toys, gym equipment and other supporting goodies to multi-millionaire superyacht owners, has
 been named among the industry's best of the best in the first ever Maritime UK awards.

Anger As Car Smashes Into Pole And House

Tattingstone residents were left shocked and angry after a BMW driver hit a telegraph pole, before skidding into a van parked in a driveway and damaging part of a house on the A137 last night.

Blue Lights Emergency After Man Tries to Swim to Harwich Fully Clothed

Concerned bystanders called the emergency services after a man got in difficulties while trying to swim fully clothed from a beach in Shotley to
 Harwich. 

Wales Win British Quoits Championship

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There are so many things happening  on the Shotley Peninsula but keeping up with everything can be a challenge.

It is with this in mind that the Shotley Peninsula News and Features website has been launched as a catch all for everything going on in this beautiful corner of Suffolk.

We plan to bring you the very latest on all issues which affect us on the natural triangle set between the rivers Orwell and Stour and the A137.

This includes house building, which quite often is not part of any strategic long term thinking. For example, a planning application in Brantham or Shotley will have an effect on both villages, as well as everyone in-between given the infrastructure, or perhaps lack of it.

It is a similar situation with businesses, in whatever field, which could mean more jobs, better services and facilities, or have unintended consequences.

Although many more people are making their homes on the peninsula and want to know what is around, there are many others who have lived here for generations and like to be informed with facts when something good, or bad happens to people they may have a link with.

Tourism is a positive benefit to the whole peninsula, walks, trails and river trips all attract locals and visitors alike, so promoting the area in  positive manner whenever possible is vital to the economy.

Spending the Peninsula Pound is something we will be encouraging residents and visitors alike to be doing - Buy Local, use the services and tradespeople on the peninsula.

Whatever the story, or picture, we will publish with Honesty, Transparency and Integrity and we welcome your contributions to this service aimed at benefiting the larger peninsula community. 

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