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Civic College site 1970. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

I’ve had to do much thinking of late about the Royal Family. While I’ve never been the type of person who camps out with flasks ’n’ flags for a glimpse of a royal wedding, I’m not particularly attracted to republicanism either.

Breaking News: Man dies after collision with bin lorry in Chelmsford

Friday, December 8, 2017

A man has died after a collision involving a bin lorry in a cul-de-sac in Chelmsford this morning, police have said.

Suffolk County Council cabinet member Gordon Jones has defended his decision to not declare his position as a non-executive director of an academy trust ahead of a meeting discussing controversial changes to school transport.

Headteachers have spoken out against plans to cut school transport services as a consultation was launched into the plans.

In the nineteenth century TB was an omnipresent enemy. Tuberculosis was killing more people (mainly men) than any other cause of death, writes John Norman.

The first Ofsted inspections of two under-performing Ipswich primary schools since being taken over by an academy trust have criticised leadership shake-ups for creating long periods of instability and slowing progress.

Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month.

Ram raiders attempted to steal a cash machine from a Suffolk village supermarket this morning by backing a stolen 4x4 vehicle into the main entrance.

Dozens of bird spotters converged on the Suffolk-Norfolk border to see rare visitors who had flown in for an East Anglian feast.

Police have revealed the name of the alleged murder victim who died in Lawford on Friday.

A woman has been charged after two police officers were stabbed during an incident in Chelmsford.

Martin Newell’s Joy of Essex: My lesson in the (spin)cycle of life

A former Ukip and Conservative MP has been found guilty of tricking elderly constituents into signing electoral forms backing local candidates.

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love faces a wait to find out if he has successfully challenged a ruling that he can be extradited to the US.

An adventurous great grandma from Suffolk who booked a luxury cruise with a complete stranger 45 minutes after meeting him in a pub has declared everyone should try to live life without regrets.

An alleged computer hacker from near Newmarket is beginning a High Court challenge against his extradition to the US.

So successful was Paul King’s heart-warming box office hit Paddington that a sequel was a welcome inevitability. With Paddington 2, King has delivered a continuation as charming and hilarious as the first.

An elderly man has died of an apparent heart attack at the Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch-on, organisers have confirmed.

An Ipswich teenager reported missing to police has now been found “safe and well”, Suffolk Constabulary has said.

Police have officially stood down their response to an incident in central London.

A driver from Chelmsford fatally struck two pedestrians after an 18-hour cocaine binge in which he took drugs at the wheel, a court has heard.

A female pedestrian aged in her 70s is fighting for her life after she was involved in a collision with a car within the grounds of a Suffolk hospital.

A motorist has been taken to hospital after a crash which caused delays in Ipswich town centre earlier today.

David Cassidy dies aged 67

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy has died at the age of 67, his family has reported.

One evening in 1956, four music legends gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for an impromptu but historic jam session and the story of that night is rockin’ the Regent this week as hit musical Million Dollar Quartet comes to town.

It was a wonderful, fantastic combination of music which spanned jazz, latin and African influences.

Two teenagers waved to passengers on a rail platform as they clung on to a train underneath overhead electricity cables in Essex, a court heard.

An Ipswich primary school embarked on a world first video project yesterday, as pupils began filming for a virtual reality guided tour of the school.

A man has been taken to hospital following a collision involving two lorries on the A14 in Felixstowe earlier today.

A “beautiful and intelligent” young woman died after taking MDMA at a music festival in a tragic accident, an inquest heard.

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