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Multi-million pound investment for Abellio rail services in East Anglia

The region’s main rail operator is to spend an extra £10 million on trying to improve the reliability of services in East Anglia.

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Suffolk’s bees chip in to help region top the honey-making charts

Beekeepers across Suffolk have been left buzzing by the bumper crops of honey they have harvested this year – with the east coming out on top of the country’s productivity tables.

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Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen and Peter Eyles.

Framlingham Sausagefest donates £1,500 to local causes

The organisers of a popular annual food festival in east Suffolk have announced a profit for the first time in the event’s history – and used the surplus to support three local causes.

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Normal service has resumed at the hospital today following the major incident

Colchester Hospital returns to normal service following major incident

Colchester General Hospital has returned to normal service today following the major incident declared nearly two weeks ago.

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The team behind the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust: (l-r) Megan Nelli, Joshua Nelli, Aaron Kendall (the first youngster to have a 'wish' granted), Jacqui Brett. Josh Nelli has been nominated in the Unsung Hero of the Year category.

Stars of Suffolk 2014 - meet the finalists here

Brave youngsters, dedicated volunteers and community champions will be honoured at the Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014 tomorrow night.

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Nikki Edwards, Suffolk County Council's assistant director of education and learning.

Suffolk’s education chiefs warn governing bodies at under performing schools could be removed

Education chiefs have warned governing bodies at more than a dozen under performing schools in Suffolk that they may be removed unless urgent improvements are made.

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Homeowners to call for ‘relief measures’ from Government over impact of Sizewell C proposals

Homeowners who say the spectre of Sizewell C has left their properties unsellable are drafting a letter to the Government calling for “relief measures” to the problems they claim to face.

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Aspall Cyder set to invest £6million so it can quadruple its apple juice-making capacity

A well-known Suffolk drink company is set to invest £6million into new facilities which will help to boost its output.

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Artist's impression of how an office development in Sheepen Road, Colchester, could look

Park & ride for Colchester will boost economy despite loss of £300k parking income

Park and ride in Colchester is a great opportunity for the town insists a senior councillor – despite it costing the borough council £300k in lost income in its first year.

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Gavin Playford of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club with its new Jacobsen Eclipse 322 mower

Ipswich-based Ransomes Jacobsen supplies mowers to two leading Norfolk golf courses

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of professional turf care machinery, has supplied new equipment to two of Norfolk’s leading golf courses.

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Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green, who announced her surprise departure today.

Thomas Cook shares tumble after shock exit of chief executive Harriet Green

The boss of travel group Thomas Cook announced her surprise depature today after two years in which she has overhauled the once-troubled company.

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Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen and Peter Eyles.

Framlingham Sausagefest donates £1,500 to local causes

The organisers of a popular annual food festival in east Suffolk have announced a profit for the first time in the event’s history – and used the surplus to support three local causes.

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Gallery: Five million cigarettes seized at Port of Felixstowe

A bid to smuggle more than five million cigarettes into the UK was foiled at the Port of Felixstowe, it has emerged.

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Exclusive: Video - Chelsea midfielder John Swift and free agent Sean St Ledger set to sign

Ipswich Town are set to sign England Under-20 midfielder John Swift from Chelsea ahead of the ‘emergency’ loan window shutting tomorrow.

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Poll: Could Sean St Ledger be Ipswich Town manager’s latest transfer gem?

Could Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger become the latest free agent to make his mark at Ipswich Town?

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Aston Villa's Darren Bent is outjumped by Leyton Orient defender Mathieu Baudry during a Capital One Cup Second Round match at Villa Park.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent joins Championship side Brighton loan

Former Ipswich Town striker Darren Bent has moved from Premier League club Aston Villa to Championship outfit Brighton on loan.

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Teddy Bishop is congratulated by Tommy Smith after scoring at Bournemouth

Super Ted hails the Super Blues

Teen star Teddy Bishop says Ipswich Town’s travelling army of supporters can once again make a big difference at Charlton on Saturday.

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Sean St Ledger plays 90 minutes for Ipswich Town under-21s

Republic of Ireland international defender Sean St Ledger played the full 90 minutes for Ipswich Town’s under-21s last night, as the Blues went out of the Under-21 Premier Cup to Southampton.

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All that remains of Scarborough's old McCain Stadium, a picture taken by Carl Marston during a recent break at the seaside

U’s and me: Memories of Scarborough – the football club, not the seaside!

On a recent break in sunny Scarborough, this Autumn, I could not resist taking a peak at the old football ground that used to host games for the town’s Scarborough FC.

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Packwood joins on loan after Okuonghae ruled out for rest of season

Colchester United have moved quickly to sign a replacement for the injured Magnus Okuonghae, bringing in Birmingham City defender Will Packwood on loan.

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Colchester United players show their despair after Coventry City score what proves to be the winner, via Gary Madine's 74th minute close-range winner

‘I wouldn’t say these are worrying times’ – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted that Saturday’s team display was the poorest, since he became manager at the beginning of September.

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