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James Fairweather has been found guilty of murdering Nahid Almanea and James Attfield

The Colchester teenager convicted of murdering James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester in 2014 must serve a minimum of 27 years in jail.

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USAF fighter planes from RAF Lakenheath taken from a C130 Hercules

Almost £250,000 has been paid out in compensation for damage, injuries and loss of livestock caused by low flying military aircraft in East Anglia over the past five years, figures show.

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Firefighters at the scene of a fire at The George, Wickham Market, in 2013

Fresh calls for answers as to the future of a medieval Suffolk pub have been issued after more than 200 people turned out to a public meeting on the matter last week.

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A body has been found in a flat in The Street in Bramford.

Flowers have been left near the home of a man found dead in Bramford yesterday.

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A Suffolk woman has died during car crash which left a man and a baby in hospital.

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There were 7,365 admissions to Suffolks two main hospitals in 2014/15 where obesity was the main reason for a person being admitted or was a secondary factor. Photo: PA.

Obesity levels are worse in Suffolk than every London borough, a new report revealing the growing challenges facing the county’s health chiefs has shown.

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Engineers will be carrying out more work on the main line over the bank holiday.

The main rail line between London and East Anglia will be closed again on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday as Network Rail engineers carry out more work in the Shenfield area.

Ipswich Town

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Piort Malarczyk in action during the Ipswich Town V Portsmouth (Emirates FA Cup Third Round) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016.      

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Mick McCarthy has revealed that central defenders Piotr Malarczyk and Josh Yorwerth will be allowed to leave Ipswich Town.

Paul Digby and Marc McNulty in action during the Ipswich Town V Portsmouth (Emirates FA Cup Third Round) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016.      
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Don’t judge a book by its cover. When Paul Digby joined Ipswich Town on loan at the start of January it was, from the outside looking in, a strange bit of business.

Brett Pitman is angered by Jonas Knudsen's late attempt on goal and is restrained by team mate David McGoldrick

Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman admits he still has some work to do controlling his emotions after a poor result, but is not ready to curb his vocal presence in the dressing room.

Paul Digby chests down the ball during the Ipswich Town V Portsmouth (Emirates FA Cup Third Round) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016.      
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Paul Digby says he is ready to break into Ipswich Town’s first team and believes he could add a different dimension to the defence.

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Tommy Miller, right, was a regular scorer from midfield

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy must address the long-term issue of a lack of midfield goals this summer.

Yesterday, 06:00
Ray Crawford heads home, on the day Ipswich won the league

A 2-0 win over Aston Villa was enough for Ipswich Town to win the First Division title, on this day in 1962.

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Director of speedway Chris Louis admitted his side looked ‘more nervous than focused’ as they lost 48-42 at home to Somerset last night.

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Tom Boother is running from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of EACH and Great Ormond Street. Marquis Suffolk is lending Tom a motorhome for him to sleep in during the challenge.

Tom’s charity challenge - running 816 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Innovative Google I/O Extended 2016 event to be held at Adastral Park

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Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a first-quarter pre-tax loss of £968million, more than double last year’s figure of £446m.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King has formed a partnership with the Prince’s Trust to help unemployed young people find work.

Yesterday, 17:26

Budding entrepreneurs from Woodbridge School have been crowned as winners in the 2016 Suffolk Young Enterprise contest.

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Joe and Ruth Lubbock celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this week.

Suffolk couple Joseph and Ruth Lubbock are today celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. LYNNE MORTIMER meets them as they mark three-quarters of a century as Mr and Mrs Lubbock.

Wed, 16:01

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis dines out with Hardeep Kohli at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Superdad Will Lodge marvels at the changes taking place right beneath his nose.

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Nearly 14,000 people flocked to the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion during the first three months of its re-opening. Photo: Su Anderson

The new owners of Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion are celebrating after it was revealed thousands have flocked to see shows at the recently re-opened venue.

Award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate is bring her live tour to the Ipswich Regent this autumn.

Tue, 14:31

YouTube personality ‘Dan TDM’ (Dan Middleton) has sold out two shows at The Ipswich Regent within days of going on sale.

Tue, 11:30

Performing to a full house on Monday’s opening night, the cast of Annie beamed a ray of sunshine down on their audience.

Mon, 06:00

Royal Ballet star Gary Avis is fulfilling a life-long ambition by bringing an international gala event to his Suffolk home town.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Annie and Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about roles for older women, trying to find something likeable about Miss Hannigan - and why playing the villain is always more fun.

Colchester United

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Colchester United’s caretaker boss, David Wright, will consider his long-term future after the club’s last two games of the season.

Yesterday, 16:46

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Yesterday, 15:08

Colchester United defender, Alex Wynter, who signed a new contract earlier this week, has revealed that he was surprised to learn of manager Kevin Keen’s sudden departure on Tuesday.

Wed, 12:47

The likes of John McGreal, Teddy Sheringham, David Wright, Kem Izzet and Danny Cowley are the bookmakers’ favourites for the vacant Colchester United job, following the departure of Kevin Keen yesterday.

Wed, 12:31

Kem Izzet, who has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant Colchester United’s manager’s job, has today left Needham Market.

Tue, 15:34

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club this afternoon.