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An Ipswich-based energy firm plans to create around 700 jobs over the next two to three years as it launches a revolutionary new gas boiler.

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Former BBC Royal correspondent Michael Cole recently replaced a old barn door at his home in Laxfield because it was frayed at the bottom and had a large cat hole near the latch.
He cleaned the old door with caustic soda and, after removing several layers of black paint, uncovered some strange symbols etched into the wooden planks.
The Suffolk Record Office and an expert on such markings, Timothy Easton, say they are Apotropaic (evil-averting) symbols, drawn to ward off evil and witches in particular during the 17th Century onwards.

Superstitious secret revealed in mysterious markings at Suffolk home

A spot of DIY turned devilish when a creaky old barn door revealed a spine-tingling Suffolk secret.

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Man arrested in Essex murder probe after the body of Angela Millington is found washed up

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a woman whose washed up body was found in Essex.

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Gallery: Do you want to carve a pumpkin? Halloween takes on Frozen theme in Suffolk

Suffolk’s artistic pumpkin carvers have upped the stakes today with this latest collection of intricately-carved designs.

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The injured Peregrine Falcon which was illegally shot is recovering at Lavenham Falconry in Monks Eleigh.

Suffolk and Essex revealed as bird crime hotspots

A new report that lays bare the scale of UK wildlife crime reveals the East of England to be the second-worst region in Britain for the illegal persecution of wild birds.

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Suffolk Family Carers celebrate after beating £250,000 target for their Eight Days a Week Appeal

A charity is celebrating beating its £250,000 appeal target after a year of fundraising activities.

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Flow Energy chief executive Tony Stiff stands by the boiler that could revolutionise heating.

Energy firm set to create 700 new jobs in Ipswich through launch of ‘game-changing’ gas boiler

An Ipswich-based energy firm plans to create around 700 jobs over the next two to three years as it launches a revolutionary new gas boiler.

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Police lodge statement opposing The Queen’s Head bid to expand its alcohol licence in Stowmarket

Police are objecting to a pub’s application to extend its alcohol licence, stating incidents where staff have sold drinks to customers who are already intoxicated.

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Gallery: Jockey Frankie Dettori’s luxury Newmarket mansion for sale for £2.45 million

Jockey Frankie Dettori have made their home at White Horse Stables, positioned just outside Newmarket - the headquarters of horse racing.

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Last minute Christmas rush in Ipswich Town centre

Colchester: Essex Business School professor unwraps business of a dream Christmas

The organisational efforts behind Christmas outstrip those of any other annual event worldwide, requiring “a vast amount of energy, time and resource”, a business expert says.

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Lowestoft firms at loggerheads over business improvement district

More than 60 businesses have signed a petition opposing the Lowestoft Vision scheme, which was set up in 2013 to improve town centre trade.

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Do you want to carve a pumpkin? Frozen figures by Laura Robertson

Gallery: Do you want to carve a pumpkin? Halloween takes on Frozen theme in Suffolk

Suffolk’s artistic pumpkin carvers have upped the stakes today with this latest collection of intricately-carved designs.

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  • Video: This Halloween we ask ‘is Suffolk really haunted?’
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    Fram Broadband is installing high speed connections at the top of churches in the firm's local area. L-R: Graeme Hall (chair of parish council), James Halsall (diocesan advisory committee and pastoral secretary), Tony Eaves (Fram Broadband) and David Clough (tower captain) pictured at Hacheston Church

    Church tower project provides rural broadband boost for villages around Framlingham

    A rural broadband provider is taking internet access to new heights by using church towers to connect a network of Suffolk villages.

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      Hopes new London art exhibition will inspire more people to visit Constable Country

      A major art exhibition in London could draw more tourists to the picturesque countryside on the Suffolk/Essex border.

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        Essex County Council hopes to freeze council tax bills again – but faces £30 million cuts

        Essex County Council is facing budget cuts of £30million next April as the authority’s austerity programme is set to continue.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he refused to be blackmailed by Crystal Palace when it came to a transfer deadline day bid for defender Tyrone Mings.

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Lee Clark’s appointment has made our trip to Blackpool harder, admits Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy knows his side’s match at rock-bottom Blackpool tomorrow just got a whole lot harder.

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Stephen Hunt: Thank God I didn’t join Blackpool

Stephen Hunt believes he has had the last laugh when it came to his bitter fall-out with Blackpool.

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Jonathan Parr injury niggle means Colchester United loanee Elliott Hewitt may be recalled by Ipswich Town

Colchester United manager Tony Humes’ hopes of extending Ipswich Town youngster Elliott Hewitt’s loan spell may have been dashed, with Blues right-back Jonathan Parr suffering with a groin problem.

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Colchester United legend Karl Duguid signs for Stanway Rovers

Colchester United legend Karl Duguid has signed for Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Stanway Rovers.

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Jonathan Parr injury niggle means Colchester United loanee Elliott Hewitt may be recalled by Ipswich Town

Colchester United manager Tony Humes’ hopes of extending Ipswich Town youngster Elliott Hewitt’s loan spell may have been dashed, with Blues right-back Jonathan Parr suffering with a groin problem.

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Colchester United loanee Elliott Hewitt keen to land new Ipswich Town deal

Elliott Hewitt is enjoying his stay at Colchester United, but the young loan defender would like to see his long-term future at parent club, Ipswich Town.

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