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Wivenhoe: Shopkeeper charged with attempted murder after an alleged serious assault in High Street

A shopkeeper has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged serious assault in Essex that left its victim in hospital requiring “extensive treatment.

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Ken Bigley. Photo PA.

Ipswich: Brother of murdered hostage Ken Bigley speaks of distress over “inhumanity” of IS beheadings

The Suffolk brother of a man beheaded in Iraq has spoken of his distress at the latest killings by terrorist group Islamic State –saying the “inhumanity” was hard to comprehend.

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St Benedict's Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds.

Bury St Edmunds: Why did Ofsted inspectors choose to spot check highly regarded St Benedict’s Catholic School?

A Catholic school in Suffolk that was previously rated “good” by Ofsted has become one of the first in England to receive a ‘no-notice’ visit from Government inspectors, it has been claimed.

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The Suffolk West NHS Retirement Fellowship hand over a cheque to Maggie Woodhouse, dementia trainer, and Jan Bloomfield, director of workforce and communications at WSH for the Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal.

West Suffolk: Retirement fellowship gives £600 to Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal

Members of a retirement fellowship have put their general knowledge to the test as part of a fundraising effort for West Suffolk Hospital’s dementia campaign.

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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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The Arsenal programme that sold for £3,500

Martlesham: Rare Arsenal and Aston Villa programmes make nearly £7k at auction

Martlesham: Two rare football programmes made a total of nearly £7,000 at Lockdales auction.

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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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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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John Dugmore, chief executive, and Sarah Howard, president, of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Suffolk: Chamber welcomes BCC ‘manifesto’ for General Election campaign

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has backed a “business manifesto” which is being submitted to the UK’s major political parties ahead of next year’s General Election.

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The Packhorse Inn at Moulton, near Newmarket.

Lavenham/ Newmarket: The Great House and the Packhorse Inn honoured by Sawday’s hotel guide

Two Suffolk eateries which also offer accommodation have been named among the winners in the first Sawday’s British Hotel Awards, announced alongside a new edition of the Sawday’s Special Places to Stay: British Hotels guide

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From left,  Amanda Ankin, Minnie Moll and Lina Hogg.

Suffolk: Business Women group recruits its 1,000th member

A business group that brings together successful women from across Suffolk is celebrating recruiting its 1,000th member.

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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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    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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      St Benedict's Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds.

      Bury St Edmunds: Why did Ofsted inspectors choose to spot check highly regarded St Benedict’s Catholic School?

      A Catholic school in Suffolk that was previously rated “good” by Ofsted has become one of the first in England to receive a ‘no-notice’ visit from Government inspectors, it has been claimed.

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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

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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Brighton & Hove Albion’s David Stockdale has a soft spot for Ipswich Town

He may have a soft spot for Ipswich Town, but David Stockdale returns to Portman Road tonight insisting Brighton & Hove Albion will be no soft touches.

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Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Jay Tabb at the end of Saturday's 2-0 home win over Millwall. PHOTO: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Left midfield role is Jay Tabb’s to lose, says Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

There are a queue of left wingers lined up, but they’ll have to do really well to get Jay Tabb out of the Ipswich Town team.

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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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Sanchez Watt puts 10-man Colchester ahead at Leyton Orient

“I just needed that one chance” – Colchester United winger Sanchez Watt

Sanchez Watt sent Colchester United on their way to a first victory of the season, with his first goal of the campaign at Leyton Orient.

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