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Colchester Royal Grammar School pupil Tom Brown celebrating GCSE success despite having radiotherapy treatment in the USA for three months. Pictured with his mum Therese Brown.

Essex: Colchester GCSE pupil’s Stateside radiotherapy fails to stop straight As success

One pupil was all smiles yesterday after he achieved 12 straight A*/As in his GCSE results despite spending three months in the USA receiving pioneering radiotherapy treatment.

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Evanee Day was born in January with a rare heart defect. Since then she has overcome the odds and now seems to fighting fit. Mum Lisa and Evanee.

Stowmarket: Baby Evanee, the little fighter, defies the odds to overcome heart problems

They named her Evanee which means young fighter – and the words could not be closer to the truth for this “miracle” seven-month-old.

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John Young has been jailed for selling fake JLS clothing

Beccles: Fraudster jailed for selling fake JLS, Justin Bieber and One Direction merchandise

A fraudster who made thousands of pounds selling fake JLS, Justin Bieber and One Direction clothes to unsuspecting victims through eBay has been jailed for 12 months.

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Fake Disney Frozen bag seized at Stansted Airport

Stansted: Counterfeit merchandise featuring Disney’s Frozen has been seized by airport’s Border Force

Children’s clothing is among £10,000 worth of fake Disney merchandise confiscated by officials at Stansted airport after it arrived from China earlier this month.

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Rosie Cox and Tom Palmer with their son Rufus Palmer. Rufus has just been in West Suffolk Hospital and during his stay was given baby milk that was more than five months out of date.

Stowmarket/Bury St Edmunds: Six-month-old vomiting baby is given milk which is more than five months out of date at West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk Hospital has apologised after staff gave a six-month-old vomiting baby milk which was more than five months out of date.

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GCSE results are coming in

East Suffolk: Headteachers criticise changes to exam system after majority of schools see GCSE results fall

GCSE results fell at the majority of schools in the coastal areas of east Suffolk – despite a slight rise reported across the county, it emerged today.

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Michael Dall, lead economist at Barbour ABI

East Anglia: Region leads the way for growth in industrial construction contracts

The East of England saw a surge in the value of construction contracts in the industrial sector last month, with the region accounting for near half of the UK total.

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Rebecca Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Councils cabinet member for localities and environment.

Suffolk: SABRE renewable energy project among the winners in the Green Apple Awards

A project to help businesses in Suffolk become more sustainable, and save money in the process, is among the winners in the 2014 Green Apple Awards which aim to recognise Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

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The Suffolk Skills Show Experience event on October 22 will be showcasing a wide variety of careers.

Suffolk: County’s businesses urged to support new Suffolk Skills Show Experience event

Businesses in Suffolk are being urged to support a new event designed to inspire young people and get them thinking about their careers.

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Alaturka win All About Ipswich Award 
Zeynep Cicek, Cielo Avila, Suleyman Odemis, Ilhan Sahinoglu, Semra Avcikaya, Gul Angelov, Sennur Kaya

Ipswich: Taste of success for Alaturka restaurant in Ipswich Independents award

The Alaturka Turkish restaurant, in Ipswich town centre, is this year’s winner of the Ipswich Independents business award, run by Ipswich Central with the support of the Ipswich Star.

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Jeff Henry, who is to become chief executive of Archant from September 1.

East Anglia: Archant names former Filmflex Movies head Jeff Henry as its new chief executive

Independent regional media business Archant, whose titles include the East Anglian Daily Times, has appointed Jeff Henry as its new chief executive.

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Flonker Jake Brayshaw-Williams tries to throw a wet rag at the opposing team during a game of dwile flonking at the White Lion's 8th Beer Festival

Ufford: White Lion’s beer festival to celebrate 20th annual ‘dwile flonking’ contest

The obscure sport of ‘dwile flonking’ will be taking centre stage at a Suffolk pub’s beer festival this weekend as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of an annual competition.

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    Time to rediscover my natural supreme glow? Or not

    It seems the no make-up trend is on the rise. The New York Times says that going bare-faced is the new “it” movement. It would probably need to be prefixed with a ‘old and a ‘g’ if I was to join it.

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    People signing up to the Better Broadband for Norfolk Campaign in 2012. Photo : Steve Adams

    Business leaders hail broadband boost for north Norfolk

    Businesses, holidaymakers and homeowners across north Norfolk will benefit from superfast broadband thanks to a £2m windfall.

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    Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page,key members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. Songs including

    Private Viewing: Does rise of the download spell the end of the album?

    The rock album is on the decline say music experts. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke says albums make music far more varied

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      Travellers in Langer Park, Felixstowe.

      Suffolk: Consultation opens on new sites for travellers

      People in Suffolk are being given a say on where three new travellers’ sites should be set up in the county.

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GCSE results day at St Benedicts Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds.

Gallery: Students begin to find out their GCSE results in west Suffolk

Young people across west Suffolk are discovering how they have performed in their GCSEs this morning.

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Ipswich Town See all

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TRANSFER NEWS: Anthony Wordsworth put on the transfer list by Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy, potentially opening the door for ex West Ham man Jack Collison

Anthony Wordsworth has been transfer-listed by Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy, potentially opening the door for the signing of former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison.

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New Ipswich Town signing Conor Sammon warms up at Reading

Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon called up by Ireland, while Dozzell shines as skipper for England Under-16s

Ipswich Town strikers Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon have been named in the Republic of Ireland’s 36-man provisional squad for games against Oman and Georgia next month.

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LAND OF THE GIANTS: (left to right) Ipswich Town players Christophe Berra, Dean Gerken, Luke Chambers and Tommy Smith.

Land of the giants at Ipswich Town – and Mick McCarthy makes no apologies

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy makes no apologies for putting height towards the top of his desired player attributes.

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Jason Dozzell in action during the 3-1 win over Norwich in 1993

Jason Dozzell: Local lad Luke Hyam must whip up the Ipswich Town dressing room ahead of East Anglian derby

Local lad Luke Hyam must whip up the Ipswich Town dressing room ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated East Anglian derby clash with Norwich City.

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Christophe Berra celebrates his second equaliser at Birmingham. PHOTOS: PAGEPIX LTD

REACTION: Berra’s last-gasp leveller will make a ‘huge difference’ to Ipswich Town’s derby day preparations

Birmingham v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says Christophe Berra’s last-gasp leveller at Birmingham City will make a ‘huge difference’ to his side’s preparations for the visit of East Anglian rivals Norwich City on Saturday.

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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne and his assistant Mark Kinsella look dejected durign Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Notts County

‘I won’t change what I am doing’ – Colchester United boss Joe Dunne

Colchester United might be third from bottom, with just one point gained from three games, but manager Joe Dunne won’t be changing his approach, or his team’s style of play.

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Manager Joe Dunne, pictured during tonight's 2-1 defeat at Notts County

‘I thought we dominated the game’ – insists Colchester United manager Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne was a frustrated man after watching his side dominate at Notts County tonight, only to suffer a 2-1 defeat.

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