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World War Two veteran Norman Gregory, 93, who has been without a phone line for more than 2 weeks

Cockfield war veteran feels ‘isolated’ without phone line for more than two weeks

A 93-year-old war veteran from a west Suffolk village has said he feels “isolated” after being left without a BT landline for more than two weeks.

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Owner of Oriental Cuisine restaurant in Brantham is barred from running food businesses after premises found to be dirty for third time.

A restauranteur has been barred from running any food business after he was convicted of running a dirty Chinese restaurant for the third time in 11 years.

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90-year-old golfer Gordon Gibbs

Aldeburgh’s Gordon Gibbs, 90, is thought to be the oldest single handicap golfer in the country

Suffolk golfer Gordon Gibbs will celebrate his 90th birthday today with a remarkable claim to fame – he’s thought to be the oldest single figure handicap golfer in the country.

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Norwich's Michael Turner and Ipswich's Daryl Murphy battle for the ball in August

Norwich City give Ipswich Town 2,000 tickets for Championship Carrow Road clash

Ipswich Town have been allocated 2,000 tickets for the East Anglian derby clash at Norwich City, on Sunday, March 1.

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Protesters gathered in Fairfield Road in Framlingham to protest about the proposed housing development.

Concern for Framlingham as town faces twice the number of recommended houses

A market town in east Suffolk is facing applications for nearly twice as many new homes as the planning authority has recommended to be completed over the next 12 years.

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EDF Energy today became the last of the Big Six energy suppliers to cut gas prices in the wake of falling wholesale costs as it said it would cut tariffs by 1.3%.

EDF joins rest of the ‘Big Six’ in cutting gas prices

EDF today became the last of the Big Six energy suppliers to cut gas prices in the wake of falling wholesale costs as it said it would cut tariffs by 1.3%.

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Private housing is expected to be a major driver of new jobs in the construction sector over the next five years, according to the CITB.

Construction firms in East ‘to create 20,000 jobs by 2019’

Construction companies in the East of England are out-performing their rivals in most other parts of the UK, according to a new survey.

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Mark Daly of law firm Greene & Greene, the new chairman of Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds.

New chairman of Bury St Edmunds BID organisation urges members to share ideas

The new chairman of Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds has appealed for member firms to share their ideas on how to drive forward the town’s economy over the next five years.

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The Bank of England in London. Britains economy grew by 2.6% in 2014 but the pace of expansion slowed more sharply than expected in the last three months of the year, official figures showed today.

Pace of growth slowing for UK plc

Britain’s economy grew by 2.6% in 2014 but the pace of expansion slowed more sharply than expected in the last three months of the year, official figures showed today.

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Plans submitted for phase two of Knowledge Gateway at University of Essex

Plans have been submitted for the second phase of a research and business park at the University of Essex.

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Brendan Cole and the dancers in his A Night to Remember Tour in rehearsals

Ipswich dancer Crystal Main waltzes her way back into third Brendan Cole tour

A dancer from Ipswich is returning to Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole’s national tour.

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    Broadband roll-out held up in Stretham as engineers encounter “particularly challenging” problem

    Broadband speeds in Stretham are lagging behind other villages because of a “particularly challenging” problem with the way hundreds of homes are connected.

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    East Anglian Stitch Textiles display comes to Braintree Museum following success at Ally Pally

    When textile artist Lorna Rand had to make something about the First World War, she struggled for a while. Then she realised the answer was under her nose.

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    • Health expert Nikki Edwards examines the middle age spread and offers tips on ways to reduce your waistline whether you are 16 or 60
    • Ipswich horse-lover goes from size 24 to size 12 - losing 7st to get back in the saddle
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      Protesters gathered in Fairfield Road in Framlingham to protest about the proposed housing development.

      Concern for Framlingham as town faces twice the number of recommended houses

      A market town in east Suffolk is facing applications for nearly twice as many new homes as the planning authority has recommended to be completed over the next 12 years.

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Photographer Gavin King teamed up Colchester United Football Club to photograph 1,000 people to raise money for the Tom Bowdidge Foundation at the Saturday's home match.

Gallery: Fans line up to have their picture taken at Colchester United in aid of charity

More than 70 people turned out to have their photo taken at Colchester United on Saturday as part of a charity project.

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Ipswich Town See all

Norwich's Michael Turner and Ipswich's Daryl Murphy battle for the ball in August

Norwich City give Ipswich Town 2,000 tickets for Championship Carrow Road clash

Ipswich Town have been allocated 2,000 tickets for the East Anglian derby clash at Norwich City, on Sunday, March 1.

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Noel Hunt slides into his celebration after scoring Ipswich's second at Millwall. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Leeds’ loss is our gain when it comes to Noel Hunt, says Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy still can’t quite believe that he was able to add Noel Hunt to his list of free transfer success stories.

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Ambrose on target as Ipswich Town Under-21s draw with Cardiff

Darren Ambrose scored as an Ipswich Town Under-21 side containing several first team players were held to a 1-1 home draw with Cardiff City this lunchtime.

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Ex-Ipswich Town favourites Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble at next “Legends on the Town” event

Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble will be the special guests at the next “Legends on the Town” event at the Dove Street Inn, Ipswich, on Thursday February 5 (7.30pm start, doors open at 7pm).

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Arsenal youngster set to feature for Ipswich Town Under-21s today

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is ready to supplement his squad ahead of their Championship promotion push with some talented young loan players from the Premier League big guns.

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Gavin Massey

Gavin Massey predicts another Colchester United escape act

Gavin Massey is up for the challenge of masterminding a third successive relegation escape for Colchester United.

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Colchester United striker Rhys Healey out for up to six weeks

Colchester United loan striker, Rhys Healey, will be out of action for the next few weeks, after undergoing an emergency operation to remove his appendix.

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“That’s just what we needed!” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, praised his side’s character for their vital 2-0 home win over Leyton Orient this afternoon.

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