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John Allen arrives at Mold Magistraites Court, North Wales. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Needham Market man John Allen found guilty of a string of sexual offences against children

A man from Suffolk has been found guilty of 26 charges of historical sex abuse against children who lived in his care homes.

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Multi-million pound investment for Abellio rail services in East Anglia

The region’s main rail operator is to spend an extra £10 million on trying to improve the reliability of services in East Anglia.

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Villagers submit last-ditch bid to save their only pub, The White Horse in Hitcham

Protesters who are fighting the closure of a village’s only pub have been given a temporary reprieve.

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Former Essex Police officer, Neil Culham, claims he never said anything “suggestive or sexual” to vulnerable female suspect in sex assault case

A former Essex Police officer has outrightly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable female suspect.

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Suffolk’s bees chip in to help region top the honey-making charts

Beekeepers across Suffolk have been left buzzing by the bumper crops of honey they have harvested this year – with the east coming out on top of the country’s productivity tables.

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Staff at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star with shoeboxes collected for the shoebox appeal. Photograph Simon Parker

Archant staff send 25 shoeboxes packed with little treats to children in need this Christmas

Toothbrushes, warm socks, sweet treats, notebooks and colouring pencils - just some of the gifts packed into colourfully wrapped boxes by staff at Archant Suffolk this Christmas as we support the Samaritans Purse Shoebox Appeal.

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Homeowners to call for ‘relief measures’ from Government over impact of Sizewell C proposals

Homeowners who say the spectre of Sizewell C has left their properties unsellable are drafting a letter to the Government calling for “relief measures” to the problems they claim to face.

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Aspall Cyder set to invest £6million so it can quadruple its apple juice-making capacity

A well-known Suffolk drink company is set to invest £6million into new facilities which will help to boost its output.

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Park & ride for Colchester will boost economy despite loss of £300k parking income

Park and ride in Colchester is a great opportunity for the town insists a senior councillor – despite it costing the borough council £300k in lost income in its first year.

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Reallise Futres cafes - suspended coffees scheme to continue

Providing hot drinks for the poor and needy

Social enterprise Realise Futures is to expand a successful charitable giving initiative called Suspended Coffees across its Suffolk cafés.

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Gavin Playford of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club with its new Jacobsen Eclipse 322 mower

Ipswich-based Ransomes Jacobsen supplies mowers to two leading Norfolk golf courses

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of professional turf care machinery, has supplied new equipment to two of Norfolk’s leading golf courses.

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Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen and Peter Eyles.

Framlingham Sausagefest donates £1,500 to local causes

The organisers of a popular annual food festival in east Suffolk have announced a profit for the first time in the event’s history – and used the surplus to support three local causes.

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    People are still struggling to get high-speed broadband.

    Broadband speeds ‘disgraceful’

    ‘DISGRACEFUL’ broadband speeds mean new office blocks at Locking Parklands still do not have high-speed connections.

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      “Ambitious” plans to expand a public service village in Bury St Edmunds will move a step closer if councillors approve £100,000 towards the project.

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Gallery: Five million cigarettes seized at Port of Felixstowe

A bid to smuggle more than five million cigarettes into the UK was foiled at the Port of Felixstowe, it has emerged.

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Leeds forward Noel Hunt set to sign, potentially ending Ipswich’s interest in Chelsea’s John Swift

Ipswich Town will sign out-of-favour Leeds United forward Noel Hunt ahead of tomorrow’s 5pm ‘emergency’ loan.

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Exclusive: Video - Chelsea midfielder John Swift and free agent Sean St Ledger set to sign

Ipswich Town are set to sign England Under-20 midfielder John Swift from Chelsea ahead of the ‘emergency’ loan window shutting tomorrow.

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Poll: Could Sean St Ledger be Ipswich Town manager’s latest transfer gem?

Could Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger become the latest free agent to make his mark at Ipswich Town?

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Aston Villa's Darren Bent is outjumped by Leyton Orient defender Mathieu Baudry during a Capital One Cup Second Round match at Villa Park.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent joins Championship side Brighton loan

Former Ipswich Town striker Darren Bent has moved from Premier League club Aston Villa to Championship outfit Brighton on loan.

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Teddy Bishop is congratulated by Tommy Smith after scoring at Bournemouth

Super Ted hails the Super Blues

Teen star Teddy Bishop says Ipswich Town’s travelling army of supporters can once again make a big difference at Charlton on Saturday.

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All that remains of Scarborough's old McCain Stadium, a picture taken by Carl Marston during a recent break at the seaside

U’s and me: Memories of Scarborough – the football club, not the seaside!

On a recent break in sunny Scarborough, this Autumn, I could not resist taking a peak at the old football ground that used to host games for the town’s Scarborough FC.

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Packwood joins on loan after Okuonghae ruled out for rest of season

Colchester United have moved quickly to sign a replacement for the injured Magnus Okuonghae, bringing in Birmingham City defender Will Packwood on loan.

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Colchester United players show their despair after Coventry City score what proves to be the winner, via Gary Madine's 74th minute close-range winner

‘I wouldn’t say these are worrying times’ – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted that Saturday’s team display was the poorest, since he became manager at the beginning of September.

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