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Mulleys bus crash on Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds.

Gallery: Mulleys bus struck by flailing skip lorry chain smashing the windows down one side, in Bury St Edmunds

A bus was struck by a flailing chain from a passing skip lorry, destroying the windows down one side, in Bury St Edmunds today.

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Poll: Colchester hospital trust cleared of manipulating cancer waiting times

Two reports published today have cleared the trust running Colchester’s hospitals of any wrong-doing over its cancer waiting times.

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Police officer numbers set to fall as council tax rises in Essex.

Council tax to rise in Essex next year as number of police officers falls

Council tax in Essex is set to rise next year as the Police and Crime Commissioner announced plans to raise his share of the precept and cut officer numbers.

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British Transport Police want to speak to this man  following a sexual assault on a train travelling between Liverpool Street and Witham on November 14.

CCTV issued after woman sexually assaulted on Essex train.

CCTV has been issued by British Transport Police detectives following a sexual assault on a train.

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A third man has died following a crash in Essex. Library image.

Tribute paid to third Braintree crash victim Corran Powell

The family of a third man to die in a Braintree road crash have paid tribute to him.

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Members of the Claas executive board at the company's  2014 results conference, from left, Hans Lampert (finance), Lothar Kriszun ( tractors) and Jan-Hendrik Mohr (sales).

Claas maintains sales despite decline in farm machinery market

International agricultural machinery company Claas, whose UK business is based at Saxham, near Bury St Edmunds, has reported broadly flat annual sales, despite a “significantly smaller overall market”.

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Unemployment fell by 63,000 between August and October, to 1.96 million, official figures showed today.

Record numbers in work but rate of fall in jobless total slows

A record number of people are in work in the UK but the fall in unemployment is showing signs of slowing, official figures revealed today.

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Prince Charles, President of The Prince's Foundation for Building Community and Business In The Community, during a tour of Pandan Close in West Hanningfield, Essex, which is an affordable rural housing scheme developed by the Hastoe Housing Association following an initiative led by the two Prince's Charities to promote more affordable homes for rural communities. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16 2014 Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Prince Charles talks about the need for young engineers during visit to the University of Essex

The Prince of Wales spoke of the importance of getting more young people qualified in engineering jobs during a visit to the University of Essex on Tuesday.

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Could this area of Ipswich be extended?

Masterplan for 350 homes, a school, parks and employment areas for Chantry Vale on the southern fringe of Ipswich are resurrected

National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is resurrecting plans for a major housing development on the southern fringe of Ipswich.

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The RAC has forecast that petrol prices could fall below £1 per litre.

Petrol prices ‘could fall below £1 a litre’, says RAC

The plunging price of world oil could soon see the cost of a litre of petrol dipping below £1, the RAC has said.

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Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

Video: YouTube video of singer Neil Francis doing impromptu performance of Erasure’s A Little Respect at Tube station goes viral

He can usually be found singing in the pubs, clubs and holiday parks around his home in Great Yarmouth - but now fans around the world are logging onto hear Neil Francis sing.

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    Why are problems exacerbated when we are hungy?

    I have received a number of thought provoking press releases.

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    Suffolk County Council is hoping to boost mobile phone coverage in the county.

    New bid to bring better mobile coverage to Suffolk to be launched by county council

    A new bid to bring improved mobile phone coverage across Suffolk is set to be launched by the county council later this week.

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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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      Colchester General Hospital, run by CHUFT.

      Poll: Colchester hospital trust cleared of manipulating cancer waiting times

      Two reports published today have cleared the trust running Colchester’s hospitals of any wrong-doing over its cancer waiting times.

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Mulleys bus crash on Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds.

Gallery: Mulleys bus struck by flailing skip lorry chain smashing the windows down one side, in Bury St Edmunds

A bus was struck by a flailing chain from a passing skip lorry, destroying the windows down one side, in Bury St Edmunds today.

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Ipswich Town See all

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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Ipswich Town slipped to fourth in the Championship table following Saturday’s goalless draw at Bolton.

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David McGoldrick watches his second half shot fizz across the goalmouth and wide at Bolton

Monday verdict: Town on exactly the same points as they were at this stage of the 1999/00 promotion season

Win at home and draw away – it tends to be the formula for success in most divisions, especially the Championship.

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Mick McCarthy gets a hug from Bolton manager Neil Lennon before kick-off on Saturday. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Predictions at this stage are pointless, says McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has managed in the Championship long enough to know that it’s pointless making predictions at this stage of the season.

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Colchester United See all

Tony Humes

“We can’t give up on the players” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes has admitted that their next three fixtures could decide the U’s entire season.

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Gavin Massey, in action against Rochdale on Saturday

“We’ve got to pull together” – Colchester United’s Gavin Massey

Gavin Massey was just about the only bright spot of an otherwise dismal Saturday, coming off the bench to score Colchester United’s only goal in a 4-1 home defeat to Rochdale.

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Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes slams players after another heavy defeat

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, did not emerge from the home dressing room until 45 minutes after the final whistle of this afternoon’s depressing 4-1 defeat to Rochdale.

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