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Haverhill: Police release e-fit of man who approached boy, 7

Police have issued an e-fit of a man believed to have approached a seven-year-old boy in Haverhill.

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Impression of the project approved for Whisstocks boatyard, in Woodbridge. By Paul Weston, architect in collaboration with Charles Curry-Hyde.

Woodbridge: Riverside developers ask for amendment to allow planned holiday homes at Whisstocks boatyard to be used as permanent homes

Developers of a riverside regeneration project promise to be on site before the end of the year - if planning chiefs allow the sale of properties originally intended as holiday homes.

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Long Melford: QC is under investigation over alleged remarks about disabled

A Queen’s Counsel who allegedly referred to disabled people living in a west Suffolk village as “three-eyed and one-legged” is being investigated by the Bar Standards Board.

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Easter eggs have been stolen from a home in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds: Burglars take valuable ring and Easter eggs

Burglars made off with a gold and diamond ring, a Microsoft tablet and Easter eggs in one of two incidents over the weekend.

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Suffolk/Norfolk: Guide rates teacher training ninth best in country

A regional teacher training scheme has been ranked among the best of its kind in the country.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP with Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell on a previous visit to Colchester.

Colchester: Nick Clegg visiting town today

The Deputy Prime Minister is visiting Colchester today to launch his party’s Euro election campaign.

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From left, David Read of NatWest and Eric Morton of Morvend.

Needham Market: MorVend expands with the help of backing from NatWest under the Funding for Lending Scheme

East Anglian vending machines company MorVend is aiming to break through the £4million turnover barrier following the acquisition of another regional operator.

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Front: Tendring District Council’'s councillor for partnerships Lynda McWilliams, Essex University Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster, Colchester Borough Council leader cllr Anne Turrell & Essex County Council deputy leader and councillor for economic growth Kevin Bentley.  Back: University registrar Bryn Morris, Essex’ University director of estate management Simon Neale, Tendring District Council business manager Jon Barber, Colchester Borough Council councillor for business Paul Smith, Haven Gateway Partnership chairman and South East Local Enterprise Partnership vice-chairman George Kieffer, economic growth and regeneration manager at Essex County Council Helen Code, strategic director, commercial and place at Colchester Borough Council Ian Vipond, and Colchester borough councillor for regeneration Nick Barlow.

Essex: New deal signed between university and councils

Essex University and councils in north Essex have signed an agreement to work closely together to drive economic growth in the area.

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Elveden: Center Parcs ad banned by ASA for ‘encouraging parents to take children out of school’

Activity holidays firm Center Parcs has had one of its adverts banned for encouraging parents to take their children out of school during term time.

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Julian Pollard and Sandy Ruddock of Scarlett & Mustard.

Earl Soham: Scarlett & Mustard secures £20k grant from New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund

Sauces and dressings manufacturer Scarlett & Mustard is taking on two new members of staff and planning a move to larger premises after securing a £20,000 grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing Business Fund.

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Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay.

East Anglia: EDF workers vote to take strike action on May 6 and 8

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, warning the action will lead to delays in fixing and installing meters.

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Gallery: Summer of music, art and family fun with McBusted, Jessie J, Diversity, 5ive, Union J and Backstreet Boys

Global music stars, the best in new theatre, family events – whatever the great British weather has in store for us, Ipswich is guaranteed to be the hottest place to be this summer.

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    Battisford: Parish chairman calls for roll-out of super-fast broadband

    Investment in a village’s broadband service, as part of a £5million package, must come as “quickly as possible”, according to the parish chairman.

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    Richard Shortis, right, managing director of Shortis Group, and First Eastern Counties’ staff manager Richard Alger with the old and new buses carrying advertising for the Shortis Group which is celebrating 50 years of trading.

    50 years on buses all ‘ad’ up

    When Kevin Shortis opened his second car spares store nearly 50 years ago, he booked an advert on the back of a bus.

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Photo gallery: See inside the half a million pound cannabis farm raided by police in Bungay

Residents of Bungay have been left in shock after police seized around half a million pounds worth of cannabis from a drug den in the centre of the town.

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It’s not over until the fat lady sings – Ipswich Town aren’t out of the play-off picture just yet

With less than a fortnight of the Championship season to go, Ipswich Town are one of seven teams that still have a genuine chance of finishing in the final play-off position. STUART WATSON takes a look at how the Blues’ form compares to their rivals.

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Middlesbrough loanee Frazer Richardson wants to earn permanent contract at Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town defender Frazer Richardson believes he has done enough to impress manager Mick McCarthy and turn his loan spell into a permanent move.

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IPSWICH TOWN: The rewards for reaching the Premier League would be more valuable than ever.

The dream is very much alive, and there is no better time to win promotion to the Premier League.

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IPSWICH TOWN: What would constitute success in the Premier League if the Blues were to be promoted?

When Bill McGarry guided Ipswich Town to Division Two promotion in 1968, the Blues dared to dream they could emulate the team of six years earlier and win the top flight title.

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Ipswich Town under-15s host Tottenham Hotspur counterparts at Portman Road

Ipswich Town’s potential next generation of players will be on show at Portman Road tonight, when the Blues’ under-15s face Tottenham.

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‘I’m not feeling nervous’ – so says Colchester United defender Alex Wynter, the Crystal Palace loanee

Colchester United’s impressive young loanee, Alex Wynter, believes that the U’s will keep their nerve to beat the drop into League Two.

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‘We did enough to win this game’ – Colchester United manager Joe Dunne

Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, thought that his side did enough to take all three points from this afternoon’s 0-0 draw at Crewe.

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