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Marks Tey: Seven car pile-up on the A12 causes 12 miles of tailbacks

Seven vehicles have been involved in a pile-up on the A12, causing 12 miles of tailbacks.

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Bury St Edmunds: Chief Whip to look at circumstances surrounding David Ruffley’s police caution

Officials at Conservative Central Office in London have asked Chief Whip Michael Gove to look into the case of Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

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A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged rape

Wivenhoe: Teenage boy arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a girl

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of a girl near Wivenhoe.

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Bury St Edmunds: Dean’s letter prompted David Ruffley to break his silence

New details about the incident which led to Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley receiving a police caution for common assault have emerged.

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Captain Nick Sharpe with wife Laura and new baby Arya.

Bury St Edmunds/Wattisham: New dad Captain Nick Sharpe thanks VW garage for getting him to wife’s labour

A new dad has praised a Bury St Edmunds garage for ensuring he got to hospital in time for the birth of his first child.

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Stowmarket: Points failure sees train services cancelled between Ipswich and Cambridge

There are cancellations on train services between Ipswich and Cambridge this evening due to a points failure at Stowmarket.

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Unipart Automotive has gone into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs.

East Anglia: Jobs axed at Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Nearly 1,250 people, including more than 100 in the East of England, have been made redundant following the appointment of administrators at Unipart Automotive, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts.

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Ipswich: Tower Ramparts to get a multi-million makeover to become Sailmakers

The Tower Ramparts shopping centre is to get a £4million makeover next year – getting a new identity and hopefully some new shops.

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Budget airline easyJet today reported a 'solid' third quarter.

Stansted: Annual profits at easyJet to fall just short of City expectations

Budget airline easyJet was to left counting the cost of unrest and political tensions affecting Israel, Egypt and Russia after its latest trading update prompted the City to scale back forecasts for annual profits.

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Emma Lloyd, owner of the Marianna boutique, in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Ipswich: Fashion boutique Marianna reaches final of the Drapers Independent Awards

Ipswich fashion boutique Marianna has been announced as a finalist in the highly coveted national Drapers Independent Awards 2014.

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A change of use application for The Fleece pub in Mendlesham was approved

Mendlesham: Closed pub, The Fleece, to be converted into a home

A 16th Century village pub is to be converted into a house because the business “had no future”.

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Environmental artist Fran Crowe has launched her new project -

Gallery: Coca Cola bottle tops, toothbrushes and odd shoes that have washed up on Suffolk beaches form new art exhibit

Environmental artist and campaigner Fran Crowe’s impish sense of humour permeates her latest project, but there is a deadly serious message in her use of the raw material for her work – the rising tide of damaging and indestructible plastic that rampant consumerism dumps in seas the world over.

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    A decision to invest £950,000 of public money to improve Breckland’s broadband infrastructure prompted a “town versus country” argument among councillors.

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      Julian King, general manager of M R King & Sons, with a Volvo V40 at the charity golf competition at Halesworth Golf Club for Help for Heroes.

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      Halesworth Volvo dealership M R King & Sons joined forces with Halesworth Golf Club to help raise money for Help for Heroes with an amateur charity golf competition.

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        Bury St Edmunds: Chief Whip to look at circumstances surrounding David Ruffley’s police caution

        Officials at Conservative Central Office in London have asked Chief Whip Michael Gove to look into the case of Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

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Environmental artist Fran Crowe has launched her new project -

Gallery: Coca Cola bottle tops, toothbrushes and odd shoes that have washed up on Suffolk beaches form new art exhibit

Environmental artist and campaigner Fran Crowe’s impish sense of humour permeates her latest project, but there is a deadly serious message in her use of the raw material for her work – the rising tide of damaging and indestructible plastic that rampant consumerism dumps in seas the world over.

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Sally voted President of East of England Co-op Board

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Great local dog food? We're all ears!

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BREAKING NEWS: Ipswich Town miss out on Category One academy status

Ipswich Town have today been informed that their application for Category One academy status has been rejected.

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Frank Nouble scores the opener at Colchester

MATCH REPORT & GALLERY: Colchester United 0 Ipswich Town 3

A quickfire second half double from Frank Nouble, as well as fine strike from Jack Marriott, sealed Ipswich Town a 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United on Wednesday.

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Alex Henshall in action against Colchester United's Sean Clohessy. PHOTO: Su Anderson

Alex Henshall, Paul Anderson and Elliott Hewitt catch Mick McCarthy’s eye, while Blues boss says he considers Jack Marriott a first team player

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy reserved special praise for wing duo Alex Henshall and Paul Anderson following last night’s 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United.

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Mick McCarthy gives his team a dressing down at half-time in their pre-season win over Colchester United

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he had to give his side a bit of a talking to at half-time in their 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United

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Leroy Lita will not be getting a deal at Ipswich Town, but Mick McCarthy will have an extended look at Owen Garvan and Balint Bajner

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that Leroy Lita will not be staying with the club after a short trial, but he will have an extended look at Owen Garvan and Balint Bajner.

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Frank Nouble scores the opener at Colchester

MATCH REPORT & GALLERY: Colchester United 0 Ipswich Town 3

A quickfire second half double from Frank Nouble, as well as fine strike from Jack Marriott, sealed Ipswich Town a 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United on Wednesday.

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Frank Nouble celebrates in front of the travelling Ipswich Town fans

Mick McCarthy gives his team a dressing down at half-time in their pre-season win over Colchester United

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he had to give his side a bit of a talking to at half-time in their 3-0 pre-season win at Colchester United

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Tom Eastman, left, knows he will have a fight on his hands to keep his place in the U's defence

Colchester United’s Tom Eastman taking nothing for granted, ahead of Ipswich Town clash

Tom Eastman knows he cannot rest on his laurels if he wants to replicate his fine form of last season.

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