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Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Councils (SCC) cabinet member for education and skills, praised the exceptional work of many schools in the face of toughened up performance measures and major GCSE reforms.

Fewer Suffolk teenagers achieved Government GCSE targets this year but county moved up national league table

Fewer teenagers in Suffolk achieved the Government’s target for GCSE results this year – but the county moved up the national league table, it can be revealed.

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County council suspends admissions to 12 care homes across Suffolk

A total of 12 care homes in Suffolk are currently under suspension from the county council.

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The collision has reportedly brought traffic to a standstill on the A12 northbound between Dedham and East Bergholt.

Five-vehicle crash causes major delays on A12 near Dedham

A five-vehicle crash on the A12 near the Suffolk/Essex border is causing major delays.

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Concern over burglaries

Rise in burglary and car crime in Ipswich leads to nearly 300 offences in eight weeks

Ipswich police are warning residents to prioritise security after nearly 300 break-ins, thefts from cars and incidents of vehicle vandalism.

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Rail commuters face delays of up to 30 minutes until 10am today.

Travel misery as over-running engineering work causes long delays in both directions on Norwich to London Liverpool Street line

Rail commuters in the region faced a morning of disruptions with 30-minute delays and sudden cancellations due to over-running engineering work.

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The man was detained yesterday evening in connection with an investigation into two incidents in which teenage boys were accosted in Clacton on Saturday.

Colchester man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after teenage boys accosted in Clacton

Police have arrested a 53-year-old man from Colchester on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

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East Anglia: Fruit farm is pick of the bunch in SAA BALE Awards

A fruit and flower farm which blossomed into a nursery school, retail outlet, fencing company and contract hire swimming pool was the main winner a regional awards event celebrating East Anglia’s top farm diversification projects last night.

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Video: New “Enterprise Island” could transform Ipswich Waterfront

A multi-million pound new business area in the heart of the Waterfront could transform Ipswich’s business prospects over the next decade.

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Spending on eating out has continued to rise, desite a fall in spend on other categories of leisure, according to a survey carried out for Greene King

Economy: Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker reveals dip in consumer confidence

Average spending on leisure by British households fell by 6% last month compared with a year earlier, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report.

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Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent who has said he is preparing to step down.

Retail: Tesco chairman to step down after 92% fall in first half profits

Tesco today announced a 91.9% plunge in pre-tax profits to £112million for the first half of the year.

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Chris Scargill of Larking Gowen.

East Anglia: Larking Gowen survey reaveals tourism firms’ fears over change in school term dates

Businesses within East Anglia’s £4.2billion tourism sector have sent a clear message to the Government to think again over legislation that could lead to schools’ summer holidays being cut from six weeks to four.

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Ipswich Scouts ready for Christchurch Park fireworks display on Saturday, November 1

Final preparations are under way today as members of the 11th Ipswich Scout Group prepare to welcome thousands of people to Christchurch Park for this year’s fireworks extravaganza.

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    Suffolk: Broadband investment backed by county’s cabinet

    The county council is to give another £10million to extend rural broadband coverage across Suffolk – bringing 95% of properties within reach of superfast speeds by the end of 2017.

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      By the time Josie Hayes reached the tender age of 14, her short career as a gymnast was drawing to a close.

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Egyptian coffin, 3,000 years old, found in north Essex home. With Reeman Dansie auctioneers' cataloguer Gina Vince

Gallery: Ancient Egyptian coffin 3,000 years old discovered in north Essex home

An Ancient Egyptian coffin has been unearthed at a home on the north Essex coast.

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Settled and happy, Daryl Murphy insists he’s in the form of his life

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy is targeting his best-ever goals tally for a season after hitting the form of his life.

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‘Play on the right or do one’ – Mick McCarthy’s early message to Jonathan Parr

He may well return to his favoured position tomorrow, but Jonathan Parr shouldn’t get too comfortable there.

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Roy Keane tried to change the colour of Ipswich Town’s home shirts

Former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane has revealed that he asked owner Marcus Evans if he could change the colour of the club’s home shirts during his time in charge.

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Luke Chambers won’t go begging for a Republic of Ireland call-up

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers says he won’t go begging for a Republic of Ireland call-up.

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GALLERY & REACTION: ‘Our worst performance of the season – they should have played circus music for the second goal,’ Mick McCarthy not happy after Ipswich Town lose 3-1 at Cardiff City

Cardiff v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy labelled tonight’s 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City as his side’s worst performance of the season.

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Freddie Sears and Sam Walker in contract talks at Colchester United

Star striker Freddie Sears is in talks with Colchester United, about a possible new contract.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy set to give the green light to Elliott Hewitt loan extension with U’s

Ipswich Town boss, Mick McCarthy, has revealed that he would be happy for Elliott Hewitt’s loan stay at Colchester United to be extended beyond the initial one-month deal.

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Drey Wright, in action against Preston, will not play again this season

Colchester United winger Drey Wright ruled out for the season

Drey Wright has suffered another big injury blow, this latest one ruling him out for the rest of this campaign.

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