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The area where Thomas Gainsborough's famous painting of Cornard Wood was created.

Great Cornard: New twist in the fight to protect an original Gainsborough landscape

A battle to protect land made famous by artist Thomas Gainsborough from future housing is set to resume.

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Siobhan Bultitude received her GSCE results at Clacton Coastal Academy after continuing her studies after her father's death.

Essex: Student’s GCSE success despite father’s sudden death during exam period

One Clacton Coastal Academy pupil’s GCSE success was tinged with sadness following the sudden death of her father.

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Local councillor Brian Riley, education cabinet member Lisa Chambers and Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee with successful students at Hadleigh High School.

Suffolk: Volatility shows up in this year’s GCSE results

High schools and academies across Suffolk are digesting some of the most volatile GCSE results seen since the exam was introduced in the mid-1980s.

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Elizabeth Adams and Charlotte Levine received their GSCE results at Clacton County High School on Thursday August 21.

Essex: Teachers slam Government ‘tinkering’ for affecting GCSE results

Students across north Essex got their GCSE results yesterday, but some teachers slammed Whitehall interference in the exam system.

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Jan and Adrian Osborne.

Sudbury: Concerns over fast food joint’s bid to stay open into the early hours

An application by a Sudbury fast food outlet to extend its hours on certain days has been met with criticism from local councillors and police officers because of fears that it could increase anti-social behaviour in the town after dark.

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Suffolk: Wanted man with connections to county to appear in court

A man with connections to Suffolk who was wanted by police is due to appear in a Cambridgeshire court later today.

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Signals UK's exhibition at Trinity Park last year. This year's Audio Show East  event takes place on August 29 and 30 at the same venue.

Ipswich/Bucklesham: Signals UK to stage Audio Show East exhibition at Trinity Park

A hi-fi exhibition showcasing a wide range of music systems is being staged in Ipswich next weekend.

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The Co-operative Bank has published its first set of results since reporting a £1.3billion loss for 2013.

Banking: Co-operative Bank reports reduced first-half loss of £75.8m

The troubled Co-operative Bank today reported a £75.8million pre-tax loss for the first half of 2014 but said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year.

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Ipswich: Inform Direct signs up 3,000th company to its online records platform

An online software company which was launched less than a year ago is celebrating after signing up its 3,000th company.

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EDF Energy is to pay out £3 million to benefit

Energy: EDF to pay out £3m following breach of Ofgem complaint handling rules

EDF Energy is to pay out £3million to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by regulator Ofgem found the company had breached complaint handling rules.

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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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Peter Andre plays Newmarket tonight and Ipswich next month

Newmarket/Ipswich: Ant and Dec used to complain about my loud parties Peter Andre reveals

Peter Andre’s come a long way since sharing an apartment block with Ant and Dec in Fulham 20-odd years ago.

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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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    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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      The area where Thomas Gainsborough's famous painting of Cornard Wood was created.

      Great Cornard: New twist in the fight to protect an original Gainsborough landscape

      A battle to protect land made famous by artist Thomas Gainsborough from future housing is set to resume.

      Read full story »

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Youngsters take part in Summer Theatre School 2014 in association with The New Wolsey

Gallery: Youngsters learn to act, sing and dance during summer course in Ipswich

An intensive week-long workshop course is giving Suffolk children the opportunity to sharpen their acting, dancing and singing skills with the crème de la crème of performing arts.

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Gary Megson remains an Ipswich after his famous own goal back in 1993

DERBY DAY QUIZ: How much do you know about the Ipswich Town v Norwich City derby?

This weekend sees the first East Anglian derby match since 2011 - but how much do you know about the fixture?

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Anthony Wordsworth

TRANSFER NEWS: Anthony Wordsworth joins Rotherham United on loan

Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has joined Championship rivals Rotherham United on loan, just a day after manager Mick McCarthy publicly placed him on the transfer list.

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'Canary crusher' Danny Haynes made his name in the Anglian derby. Who will make their name tomorrow?

DERBY DAY: Ipswich Town fan Alex Mitchell’s big game preview & prediction

The biggest game in Anglian football returns tomorrow, as Norwich City visit Portman Road for the first time since 2011. Ipswich Town fan and sports writer Alex Mitchell shares his thoughts on the match...

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Ipswich Town's Luke Hyam

Luke Hyam: I’ve been educating the squad about the importance of the East Anglian derby

Ipswich born-and-bred Luke Hyam has taken it upon himself to educate his Blues team mates about the importance of the East Anglian derby.

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Anthony Wordsworth

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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George Moncur, fending off the challenge of Bristol City's Korey Smith

George Moncur – set to be Colchester United’s find of the season?

It’s still very early days, but George Moncur already looks as though he could be the find of the season for Colchester United.

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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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