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Suffolk: Jobs blow as Galloper wind farm project is shelved

Major disappointment has been voiced after it was revealed the Galloper offshore wind farm – expected to be worth £20million to Suffolk’s economy and create 850 jobs – has been shelved.

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Yoxford: Flagship pledges to complete Meadowlands play area ‘as soon as possible’

A housing association has been accused of “cutting corners” by leaving an uncompleted play area in east Suffolk in a dangerous condition.

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Suffolk: We will remember them – Poppy Appeal launches in centenary year of First World War

In a year that marks a century of the poppy symbolising remembrance and hope, it is as important as ever to honour our veterans and serving armed forces.

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Aerial picuture showing the New Cut (left) and the lock gates (right) which would be crossed by the new bridge over the Orwell.

Ipswich: New “Enterprise Island” could transform Waterfront

A multi-million pound new business area in the heart of the Waterfront could transform Ipswich’s business prospects over the next decade.

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The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

Ipswich/Suffolk: Highways Agency agrees to reduce A12 disruption

Fears that major roadworks on the A12 south of Ipswich could hit the town’s Christmas trade have been eased after the Highways Agency changed its programme.

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Aerial picuture showing the New Cut (left) and the lock gates (right) which would be crossed by the new bridge over the Orwell.

Ipswich: New “Enterprise Island” could transform Waterfront

A multi-million pound new business area in the heart of the Waterfront could transform Ipswich’s business prospects over the next decade.

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Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent who has said he is preparing to step down.

Retail: Tesco chairman to step down after 92% fall in first half profits

Tesco today announced a 91.9% plunge in pre-tax profits to £112million for the first half of the year.

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Chris Scargill of Larking Gowen.

East Anglia: Larking Gowen survey reaveals tourism firms’ fears over change in school term dates

Businesses within East Anglia’s £4.2billion tourism sector have sent a clear message to the Government to think again over legislation that could lead to schools’ summer holidays being cut from six weeks to four.

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The Skills Show on the Road event at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Suffolk: Skills show puts students on the road to a career

More than 3,000 students have taken part in a skills roadshow designed to help in their career choices.

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More than 50 employees of town centre businesses have become qualified first-aiders thanks to a free training programme from the Business Improvement District (BID) Ourburystedmunds.

Bury St Edmunds: Free training sees town centre staff learn vital first aid skills

There are now 55 more qualified first aiders in town centre workplaces in Bury St Edmunds thanks to a free training programme.

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Is Landguard Fort haunted?

Video: Suffolk’s rich history of folklore and mystery brought to life in time for Halloween festivities

Captivating stories of green children appearing in Woolpit and mysterious sightings of a solitary soldier at Landguard Fort have been made into a series of films as part of a new bid to draw tourists to Suffolk.

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    Mark Bee at a broadband box, watched by Bill Murphy of BT and Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

    Suffolk: Broadband investment backed by county’s cabinet

    The county council is to give another £10million to extend rural broadband coverage across Suffolk – bringing 95% of properties within reach of superfast speeds by the end of 2017.

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      By the time Josie Hayes reached the tender age of 14, her short career as a gymnast was drawing to a close.

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        A public meeting about the proposed merger of two secondary schools in Witham is being held by the town’s MP.

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Video: Actress Keeley Hawes proud to pick up honorary doctorate from UCS in front of her children and husband Matthew Macfadyen

The latest graduate of University Campus Suffolk has said she was “completely stunned” when told she would be honoured by the institution six months ago.

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Christophe Berra after the final whistle at Cardiff

GALLERY & REACTION: ‘Our worst performance of the season – they should have played circus music for the second goal,’ Mick McCarthy not happy after Ipswich Town lose 3-1 at Cardiff City

Cardiff v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy labelled tonight’s 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City as his side’s worst performance of the season.

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Daryl Murphyholds his head after defeat at Cardiff. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

GALLERY & MATCH REPORT: Cardiff City 3 Ipswich Town 1

Cardiff v Ipswich: Ipswich Town’s eight-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end as Cardiff City came-from-behind to record a 3-1 home victory.

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Ipswich Town loanee Jonny Williams

BIG INTERVIEW: Jonny Williams on the prospect of extending his Ipswich Town stay, wearing the No.50 shirt and being inspired by Real Madrid star Gareth Bale

Ipswich Town will look to extend their eight-match Championship unbeaten run at Cardiff City tonight. STUART WATSON spoke to loan star Jonny Williams.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy

Consistency could be Ipswich Town’s biggest weapon this season, says Mick McCarthy

‘Consistency’ – it may not be the sexiest word in football, but it’s the quality that could take Ipswich Town all the way to the Championship play-off places and beyond.

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Murphy, Chambers and Bishop all back in contention ahead of Cardiff trip

Daryl Murphy, Luke Chambers and Teddy Bishop are all back in contention for a place in the Ipswich Town squad ahead of the Blues’ Championship match at Cardiff City tomorrow night.

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U’s legend Karl Duguid leaves the club – and looks to pull on his boots again

Colchester United legend and current youth team coach Karl Duguid is leaving the Club.

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Colchester United boss Tony Humes

GALLERY & REACTION: “They were fantastic goals” enthuses Colchester United boss Tony Humes after win over Chesterfield

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, described the second-half strikes by Rhys Healey and Freddie Sears as “fantastic goals,” following tonight’s comeback 2-1 win over Chesterfield at a chilly Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Freddie Sears celebrates scoring the winner with his Colchester United team-mates against Chesterfield

GALLERY & REPORT: A late rocket from Freddie Sears secures a fine comeback win for Colchester United over Chesterfield

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Freddie Sears crashed home a spectacular late winner as Colchester United completed a fine comeback, against Chesterfield tonight.

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