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Little Bentley: Man dies in collision between HGV and car on the A120

A man has died in a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a car on the A120 near Little Bentley.

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Councillor Tim Young

LABOUR CONFERENCE: Clacton candidate addresses Labour delegates

Labour’s Clacton candidate was given a rousing reception when he took to the Labour conference floor in a blistering attack on his opponents.

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Winners Bingo in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds has closed

Bury St Edmunds: 22 jobs lost as Winners Bingo shuts up shop after 20 years in the town

The “smoking ban and online bingo” have led to the closure of Winners Bingo after 20 years in Bury St Edmunds.

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Missing person, Halesworth

Update: Body found in stream in Halesworth confirmed as 77-year-old Maureen Groombridge

Suffolk police have confirmed the body of a woman found in Halesworth this morning is that of Maureen Groombridge.

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The public are being urged to remain vigilent

Suffolk: ‘Stay vigilant’ warning after spate of straw stack blazes

People living in the Suffolk countryside have been urged to remain vigilant following a spate of what are believed to be deliberate straw stack fires.

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Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow.

Gallery: It’s the wacky races as residents do battle in the soap box derby in Chediston

A Suffolk village was transformed into a race track when residents raced each other on their homemade soap box cars.

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Business See all

Winners Bingo in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds has closed

Bury St Edmunds: 22 jobs lost as Winners Bingo shuts up shop after 20 years in the town

The “smoking ban and online bingo” have led to the closure of Winners Bingo after 20 years in Bury St Edmunds.

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362 Phones 4u stores are set to close, administrators have announced.

UK: Phones 4u to axe 1,700 jobs, including at Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Braintree, Newmarket, Bishop Stortford and Clacton-on-Sea

Beleaguered mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is to close 362 stores, including in Suffolk and Essex, with the loss of nearly 1,700 jobs, administrators have said.

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Upthorpe Lodges at Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk: Eco-lodges provide template for ‘green’ living

A west Suffolk couple have used their two-acre garden to provide some novel eco-frieldly holiday accommodation.

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Mothercare is set to close some of its stores.

UK: Mothercare chief steps up closures

Mothercare’s new boss is to step up the retailer’s closure of loss-making stores as part of a £100 million strategy to revive the UK business.

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362 Phones 4u stores are set to close, administrators have announced.

UK: Phones 4u to close 362 stores

Beleaguered mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is to close 362 stores, with the loss of nearly 1,700 jobs, administrators say.

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What's on See all

Dawn French

Review: Some dark moments among the laughter as Dawn French tells her life story

It was definitely a show of two halves as Dawn French took us on a whistle-stop tour of her 30 Million Minutes (roughly equating to 56 years) on planet earth.

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    Lynne column

    135 reasons not to ask if my snappiness is the menopause

    As I emerge from menopause – at least I assume that’s what’s happening because I haven’t seriously threatened anyone for ages now – I look forward to a life without night sweats, panic attacks, irrational episodes and 132 other potential troubles.

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    Let's get connected

    Suffolk: Coming here on holiday? Go to church for a mobile signal

    A year after we launched the Let’s Get Connected campaign to improve mobile phone coverage in Suffolk, rural parts of the county are still beyond the reach of signals for many networks.

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    Features See all

    Stephen Henning filming trailers at UCS to go with his series of Suffolk-based super-hero novels which will be posted on Aamazon and his own website. Pictured with leading characters Jessica Rowbottham (Samantha Blake) and Luther Green ( James Blake)

    Blockbuster-style trailers pack a punch for Stephen Henning’s superhero novels

    Suffolk author Stephen Henning decided to put his skills as an amateur film-maker to the test when he set about making three blockbuster-style trailers to promote his series of superhero novels. Arts editor Andrew Clarke visited him on set to see how to create great-looking visuals on a tiny budget

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      Councillor Tim Young

      LABOUR CONFERENCE: Clacton candidate addresses Labour delegates

      Labour’s Clacton candidate was given a rousing reception when he took to the Labour conference floor in a blistering attack on his opponents.

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Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow.

Gallery: It’s the wacky races as residents do battle in the soap box derby in Chediston

A Suffolk village was transformed into a race track when residents raced each other on their homemade soap box cars.

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Celebrating local food and drink this Autumn

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Make the most of your garden with our Independent Living aids

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Ipswich Town See all

Connor Sammon celebrates his goal at Wigan

WEBCHAT: Ipswich Town chat with Chris Brammer at 1pm on Wednesday

Ipswich Town are gunning for their fourth win in a row this Saturday at Portman Road - and you can talk about all things Blues here on Wednesday lunchtime in our Town webchat.

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A subdued celebration from Luke Hyam after giving Ipswich a first half lead at Wigan

GALLERY & REACTION: Wigan Athletic 1 Ipswich Town 2

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy hailed goalscorer Luke Hyam as Ipswich Town recorded their first-ever victory at Wigan Athletic on Monday night, with a 2-1 win.

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Daryl Murphy forces a save from the Wigan keeper with this first half cross

REPORT: Luke Hyam and Conor Sammon score in Ipswich Town’s 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic

Unlikely goalscorers Luke Hyam and Conor Sammon helped Ipswich Town notch up their first away win of the season last night, the Blues eventually hanging on in a frantic finale to win 2-1 at Wigan.

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Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss aims for first away win of season at Wigan Athletic, and reveals he was interested in the Latics’ Emyr Huws

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says Wigan’s league and cup heartache last season may have contributed to their indifferent start in the Championship.

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Christophe Berra gets a kick in his side from Leon Barnett late in the game at Wigan

MATCH PREVIEW: Similarities are startling as Ipswich Town head to Wigan Athletic exactly a year after 2-0 defeat at DW Stadium

Ipswich Town go in search of their first-ever win at Wigan Athletic tonight, following three straight league defeats at the DW Stadium.

The Blues head to Lancashire without an away win to their name this season, while Wigan have won two and drawn one of their three home games thus far.

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Colchester United See all

Freddie Sears argues his case, with Gavin Massey, during Saturday's 0-0 draw against Bradford

‘The keeper cleaned me out’ – insists Colchester United’s Freddie Sears

Colchester United front-runner, Freddie Sears, had no shortage of goal attempts in Saturday’s goalless stalemate against Bradford, not least when his 64th minute shot was cleared off the goal-line by defender Stephen Darby.

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Tony Humes

The verdicts of Tony Humes and Phil Parkinson

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his side for the way they moved the ball during today’s goalless draw against Phil Parkinson’s Bradford City.

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