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Cllr James Abbott.

‘Land grab’ list by developers in Braintree district is published

New garden villages have been included in a wishlist of more than 300 sites put forward by developers in north Essex has been published.

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Greater Anglia is updating its trains.

Greater Anglia working to improve reliability

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia is to spend a further £1.5 million to try to make its services in the region more reliable.

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Firefighters rescue person from Suffolk house blaze

One person was rescued from a house fire in Kessingland on Sunday night.

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Did you send a Christmas card from Felixstowe to Swansea?

Swansea couple search for their Felixstowe Father Christmas

A Welsh couple are celebrating the season of goodwill after a Christmas card, which took a 300mile detour, found its way home.

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Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe suspended following train fault

A train fault has caused services between Ipswich and Felixstowe to be suspended this morning.

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Colchester High Street

Footfall looks promising for Essex traders in the run up to Christmas

Initial estimates of footfall figures in Colchester suggest it will be a bumper Christmas for traders in the town – while there is a positive response from retailers in Clacton.

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Professor Gary Packham who has been appointed dean of Anglia Ruskin University’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

Gary Packham named as dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Professor Gary Packham has been appointed dean of Anglia Ruskin University’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

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Colchester High Street

Footfall looks promising for Essex traders in the run up to Christmas

Initial estimates of footfall figures in Colchester suggest it will be a bumper Christmas for traders in the town – while there is a positive response from retailers in Clacton.

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Thousands flock to Bury St Edmunds' Christmas Fayre.

Christmas shopping beginning to peak in West Suffolk

Traders in West Suffolk are shaping up for a bumper Christmas period this year – though it might not quite match the roaring success of 2013.

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Last minute shoppers hit the high street in Ipswich in the last weekend before Christmas

Traders in Ipswich report changing habits in Christmas shoppers

Traders in Ipswich have noticed people tightening the purse strings this festive season, with the last weekend before Christmas proving quiet.

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Jeanette Thurtle of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Small firms ‘at breaking point’ over unfair payment terms, says FSB

Nearly one out of every five small firms, including many in East Anglia, have suffered some form of supply chain bullying in the past two years, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Gabrielle Green as Cinderella in Enchanted Entertainment's pantomime Cinderella at the Ipswich Regent to January 3. Photograph: Simon Parker

Review / Gallery: Cinderella, Enchanted Entertainment, Ipswich Regent, to January 3

You’d better get your tickets to the ball now, once word spreads how good this show is they’re going to vanish quicker than Cinders’ carriage come midnight.

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Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.
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Report, MOTM poll and gallery: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0 – First-half Murphy and Tabb goals see Blues return to second

Ipswich v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town moved back to second in the Championship table following an impressive 2-0 home win over fellow high-fliers Middlesbrough at Portman Road, Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb both scoring in the first half.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.
Jay Tabb with Daryl Murphy.

Report, MOTM poll and gallery: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0 – First-half Murphy and Tabb goals see Blues return to second

Ipswich v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town moved back to second in the Championship table following an impressive 2-0 home win over fellow high-fliers Middlesbrough at Portman Road, Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb both scoring in the first half.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.

Reaction: McCarthy says Teddy Bishop should stay and progress at Ipswich Town after teenager stars in 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough

Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says starlet Teddy Bishop is at the very best place to progress his career, the teenage midfielder playing a starring role in this afternoon’s 2-0 home win over fellow Championship high-fliers Middlesbrough.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with fans at the start of the match

Mick McCarthy glad he’s won over the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town supporters

He’s finally won the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town fans. Now Mick McCarthy is determined not to lose them.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

McCarthy confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, in the January transfer window

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, when the January transfer window open.

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Craig Eastmond celebrates his goal at Yeovil on Saturday

“The poor run was getting to us a little” - Colchester United match-winner Craig Eastmond

Craig Eastmond’s first goal of the season ended Colchester United’s terrible run, at Yeovil on Saturday.

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“It was a great team performance” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his team for a “great performance” following today’s 1-0 vital win at Yeovil Town

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