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Testing of the new Ebola vaccination.

Suffolk: Ebola survivor’s lifesaving mission to American victim

Foreign Office officials last night confirmed that a Suffolk nurse who recovered from the killer Ebola virus has travelled to America to save the life of another victim.

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Council leaders meet on Sudbury's Ballingdon Hill to discuss the need for a western bypass Left to right: County  council leader Mark Bee, South Suffolk Conservative candidate James Cartlidge and cabinet member for roads, Graham Newman.

Sudbury: Battle for long-awaited bypass for Suffolk’s most polluted street steps up a gear

Renewed calls for a long-awaited bypass to solve Sudbury’s traffic woes are being backed by top county officials, who visited the town this week and witnessed life on one of Suffolk’s most polluted streets.

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Brothers Alex (left) and Leon Pattersson are showing where they saw a UFO in East Bergholt around the same time as the Rendlesham incident.

East Bergholt: Were mysterious lights in the sky linked to Rendlesham UFO incident?

Fresh tales of strange sightings in the sky have emerged on the eve of a major conference into one of Suffolk’s most debated “supernatural” events.

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Land earmarked for the Ipswich Garden Suburb.

Ipswich: New estate gets the go-ahead despite fierce debate

The masterplan for the proposed Ipswich Garden Suburb – the huge 3,500-home development planned for the northern fringe of the town – was formally adopted by the borough at a packed meeting.

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This photo of Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge, 23, has been released by her family who said she was a loving young woman who

Thailand/Essex: Police find ‘strong evidence’ in hunt for killer of two Britons, including University of Essex student Hannah Witheridge

Police are awaiting the results of DNA tests after finding “strong evidence” in the hunt for the killer of two Britons brutally murdered in Thailand.

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Ipswich: Delays following two-vehicle collision in Valley Road, which led to road closure

Motorists in Ipswich faced major delays on Wednesday afternoon after a busy road was closed following a two-vehicle collision.

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Stowmarket's Market Place

Stowmarket: ‘Phenomenal’ investment is needed as town is set for thousands of new jobs and homes

The future of a market town has been analysed by business and council chiefs as it is set for what could be momentous change.

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The number of people claiming the Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below one million, according to new figures out today.

Economy: Claimant count unemployment falls below 1m for first time since 2008

The number of people claiming the Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years, new figures showed today.

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Martin Weale, one of two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee who supports a rise in interest rates.

Economy: No further support among MPC members for an early rise in interest rates

A split between Bank of England policymakers over when to raise interest rates from their record low has continued, but with no increase in support for an increase.

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Michelle Buxton of Toolbox Marketing.

West Suffolk: Michelle Buxton of Toolbox Marketing to speak at Property Forum event in Poland

Michelle Buxton, owner of Toolbox Marketing, based at Bardwell, near Bury St Edmunds, will be among the speakers at an international property event in Poland next week.

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Lee Bye, head chef at Tuddenham Mill.

Mildenhall: Tuddenham Mill wins Editor’s Award in 2015 Good Food Guide

A hotel and restaurant near Mildenhall is one of only eight eateries in the country to have been given a prestigious food award.

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Mark Whiting (Assistant Operations Manager, Venues and Customer Experience) giving former Regent manager David Lowe a VIP tour of the restored theatre.

Gallery: Former Regent Theatre manager David Lowe takes a journey back in time

Former Regent manager David Lowe received a 90th birthday treat yesterday when he received a personal tour of the newly refurbished Ipswich theatre.

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    135 reasons not to ask if my snappiness is the menopause

    As I emerge from menopause – at least I assume that’s what’s happening because I haven’t seriously threatened anyone for ages now – I look forward to a life without night sweats, panic attacks, irrational episodes and 132 other potential troubles.

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    Better Broadband for Suffolk reaches 50,000 properties. L-R: Cllr Mark Bee (Suffolk County Council), Tim Whitley (BT), Peter Butler (Openreach), Chris Bally (Suffolk County Council), Peter Ingram (Suffolk County Council), Mark Spells (Openreach), Caroline Goldsworthy (BT), Meral Bence (Openreach).

    Suffolk: More than 50,000 homes now have access to superfast broadband as campaign hits landmark halfway stage

    The drive to improve internet access to businesses and communities across Suffolk has reached the halfway stage – with more than 50,000 properties connected six weeks ahead of schedule.

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    Nicola and Andrew Hunter are pictured at Bury Physio.

    Bury St Edmunds: Could Nicola Hunter’s business be a way forward for working mums everywhere?

    London. Hong Kong. Bury St Edmunds. Nicola Hunter’s journey to Suffolk is a little unusual, but then so is London born Nicola. When obstacles cross her path, she does something about them.

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      Council leaders meet on Sudbury's Ballingdon Hill to discuss the need for a western bypass Left to right: County  council leader Mark Bee, South Suffolk Conservative candidate James Cartlidge and cabinet member for roads, Graham Newman.

      Sudbury: Battle for long-awaited bypass for Suffolk’s most polluted street steps up a gear

      Renewed calls for a long-awaited bypass to solve Sudbury’s traffic woes are being backed by top county officials, who visited the town this week and witnessed life on one of Suffolk’s most polluted streets.

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Mark Whiting (Assistant Operations Manager, Venues and Customer Experience) giving former Regent manager David Lowe a VIP tour of the restored theatre.

Gallery: Former Regent Theatre manager David Lowe takes a journey back in time

Former Regent manager David Lowe received a 90th birthday treat yesterday when he received a personal tour of the newly refurbished Ipswich theatre.

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Ipswich Town See all

Jack Collison in action for Ipswich's Under-21 side

Jack Collison mulling over contract offer from Ipswich Town

Jack Collison is mulling over a contract offer from Ipswich Town and could make a decision in the next 24 hours.

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Daryl Murphy celebrates his strike

VIDEO: Watch Ipswich Town’s Daryl Murphy score a thunderbolt against Brighton

Red hot striker Daryl Murphy sealed Ipswich Town’s second straight 2-0 win with a thunderbolt of a goal last night - which you can watch here!

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Daryl Murphy scores Town's second goal of the night

GALLERY: Ipswich Town 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Goals from Jonathan Parr and Daryl Murphy gave Ipswich Town a 2-0 victory over Brighton, at Portman Road, on Tuesday night.

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Daryl Murphy celebrates putting Ipswich Town 2-0 up. Picture: Steve Waller

REPORT & MOTM POLL: Ipswich Town 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Ipswich v Brighton: Ipswich Town recorded their second 2-0 home win in four days to move up to ninth in the Championship table.

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Joy and Pain as Sheffield United fans celebrate as their team go 3-2 up from a late penalty to turn the tables on Colchester

Colchester United need to learn “how to see out a game” – manager Tony Humes

New Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted that his young team needed to learn how to hold onto leads, and see out games, after last night’s devastating 3-2 home defeat to Sheffield United.

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“No qualms” about starting with Colchester United teenager Frankie Kent

Colchester United teenager Frankie Kent is set to start against Sheffield United tonight.

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