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Man dies in hospital after being stabbed in Oaklands Park, Chelmsford

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man who was stabbed in a Chelmsford park this afternoon died in hospital.

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Suffolk County Council is preparing for major cuts.

Government slashes Suffolk County Council’s settlement grant by 2% while Essex County Council must save £49m

Local authorities across the region are getting a substantial cut in Whitehall grants next year as the Government imposes an average 1.8% funding cut across the country.

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The scene in Needham Market after a car stuck a house causing a gas leak.

Update: Needham Market High Street reopens after car collides with house and hits gas main

The High Street in Needham Market was closed for around two hours today after a car collided with a house and hit a gas main earlier this afternoon.

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Crash on the A120 at Little Tey, December 9 2014.

Police continuing to investigate three-vehicle collision on the A120 at Little Tey

Police are continuing to investigate a collision on the A120 at Little Tey which involved a Volkswagen Golf, Scania skip lorry and a Volvo lorry.

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Efit issued after delivery driver robbed in Ebony Close, Colchester, on December 13 2014

Efit issued after delivery driver robbed in Colchester

Detectives have issued an efit after a delivery driver was robbed in the street.

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Could world-class mobile phone coverage be coming to Suffolk?

On the day the government announced a new £5 billion project to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas, the county council has unanimously backed a proposal to set up a new forum to press for improvements across Suffolk.

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John Devall of Essex & Suffolk Water.

Four companies to share in Essex & Suffolk Water contracts

Multi-million pound contracts have been awarded to maintain drinking water quality in parts of East Anglia.

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The Cefas marine science site in Lowestoft.


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Lowestoft-based Cefas lands multi-million pound contract in Kuwait

The Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Cefas) has signed a multi-million pound agreement to collect marine data on behalf of government agencies in Kuwait.

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An artist's impression of the new Ipswich Veterinary Centre, alongside London Road, in Scrivener Drive which is due to open in 2015

Construction work starts on Ipswich Veterinary Centre

Work has started on building a major new vets and veterinary training centre in south Ipswich

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Precision Refrigeration's base in Thetford.

Thetford manufacturer Precision Refrigeration to create 20 new jobs

A Thetford-based refrigerator manufacturer has embarked on a recruitment drive after rolling out plans to expand the business.

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ChassisCab apprentice Andrew Baber

Double honour for Bury St Edmunds ChassisCab apprentice Andrew Baber

A 19-year-old apprentice from ChassisCab, the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire-based DAF vehicle dealership, has collected two national accolades in recognition of his work the company’s Bury St Edmunds site.

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All singing and dancing - The King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds stage a stunning performance of Grease to packed audiences

Grease is the word as King Edward VI School show wows audiences night after night

More than 100 pupils from four west Suffolk schools came together to produce a performance of Grease the musical in Bury St Edmunds.

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    Mark Bee

    Could world-class mobile phone coverage be coming to Suffolk?

    On the day the government announced a new £5 billion project to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas, the county council has unanimously backed a proposal to set up a new forum to press for improvements across Suffolk.

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    Six year old Jessica Newell with Right Revd Dr David Thomson, Acting Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and her Christmas card which won the diocesan church schools competition.

    Jessica’s card is a Christmas winner in church schools event

    A schoolgirl’s Christmas card design has been chosen as the winner in a competition which this year enjoyed a record entry.

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      Suffolk County Council is preparing for major cuts.

      Government slashes Suffolk County Council’s settlement grant by 2% while Essex County Council must save £49m

      Local authorities across the region are getting a substantial cut in Whitehall grants next year as the Government imposes an average 1.8% funding cut across the country.

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Action from tonight's FA Youth Cup tie. Ipswich Town's Cemal Ramadan surges into the Colchester penalty area.

Ipswich Town Youths win penalty shoot-out at Colchester United

Colchester United Youths 0 Ipswich Town Youths 0

(Ipswich won 4-2 on penalties)

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Ipswich Town academy director Bryan Klug and Under-18s coach Gerard Nash.

Klug confident plenty more academy players will follow in the footsteps of Bishop and Clarke

Ipswich Town academy director Bryan Klug is confident a new generation of homegrown stars are about to emerge at the club.

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Ipswich Town could be backed by 4,700 fans at Southampton in the FA Cup

Ipswich Town supporters are quickly snapping up the initial allocation of 3,100 away tickets for the FA Cup third round tie at Southampton after they went on sale this morning.

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Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop.

Teddy Bishop already has Premier League quality, says McCarthy

Ipswich Town’s teenage starlet Teddy Bishop already has Premier League quality.

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Colchester United Manager Tony Humes, players Sanchez Watt, David Fox, Alex Gilbey, Sammie Szmodics and assistant manager Richard Hall visited the children's ward of Colchester General Hospital.

Colchester United stars visit sick youngsters at town hospital

Colchester United stars visited sick youngsters at Colchester General Hospital today in the club’s annual visit to the Children’s Unit.

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Action from tonight's FA Youth Cup tie. Ipswich Town's Cemal Ramadan surges into the Colchester penalty area.

Ipswich Town Youths win penalty shoot-out at Colchester United

Colchester United Youths 0 Ipswich Town Youths 0

(Ipswich won 4-2 on penalties)

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Michael O'Donoghue, on his Colchester debut at Barnsley

Colchester United youngster Michael O’Donoghue out for nine months

Colchester United’s young left-back, Michael O’Donoghue, has ruptured his cruciate ligaments.

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