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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Hazelmere Infant School and Nannas Day Nursery in Colchester.

Colchester: Nick Clegg speaks to parents during town visit

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

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The damaged brickwork inside the porch area of a house in Clacton hit by a car this morning

Update: Life changing injuries for woman airlifted to hospital after husband crashes car into porch

An elderly woman was airlifted to hospital earlier after a car crashed into her house in Clacton.

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Thousands of schoolchildren from across Suffolk flock to Trinity Park in Ipswich for the popular School Farm and Country Fair Straight from the horses mouth as children visit the Suffolk Punch Stud display

Gallery: Children reconnect with farming and nature at School Farm and Country Fair

A total of 4,000 children descended on Trinity Park in Ipswich yesterday for the 14th annual School Farm and Country Fair.

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The newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on the game board at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Voting on Facebook determined that the cat would replace the iron token. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Poll: What was your favourite childhood game? Charity asks people to dust off their Monopoly set for a marathon challenge

What was your favourite game as a child? The NSPCC is urging people across Suffolk to relive the fun they had in their childhood by bringing back the games they played as a way to raise funds.

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Aerial shot of the proposed solar farm area in Tattingstone. The 43,000 panels will be spread out over 38.43 hectares

Tattingstone: Council quizzed over solar farm decision

An energy firm today quizzed council officials over a decision to reject an application for a controversial solar farm in the Suffolk countryside.

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Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has reported a fall in sales for the first three months of 2014.

East Anglia: Premier Foods reports fall in sales amid pressure on leading supermarkets

The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts today reported a 6.2% fall quarterly sales as it felt the impact of the pressure on the UK’s leading supermarkets.

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Tristel's factory at Snailwell, near Newmarket

Newmarket: Report highlights role of Tristel products in tackling hospital outbreaks of C Diff

Health hygiene products manufacturer Tristel has received recognition for its role in tackling Clostridium difficile (C diff) infections at an NHS trust in the Midlands.

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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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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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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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Antoinette Marie Tagoe, Itoya Osagiede, Ricci McLeod and Sioned Jones in Eastern Angles' Palm Wine and Stout which tours until May 24. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

East Anglia: Playwrite’s voyage of discovery, the story behind Eastern Angles’ Palm Wine and Stout.

There were no tears, no anger, when Segun Lee-French touched down in Nigeria, seeing his father for the first time in 20 years - but there were surprises and, sadly, missed opportunities.

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Thousands of schoolchildren from across Suffolk flock to Trinity Park in Ipswich for the popular School Farm and Country Fair Straight from the horses mouth as children visit the Suffolk Punch Stud display

Gallery: Children reconnect with farming and nature at School Farm and Country Fair

A total of 4,000 children descended on Trinity Park in Ipswich yesterday for the 14th annual School Farm and Country Fair.

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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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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's players celebrate Paul Green's goal against AFC Bournemouth

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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Andre Dozzell battles for possession during the U15 friendly against Tottenham last season.

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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Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne would rather play the Bees, than has-beens

Brentford might be the second best team in League One, but Colchester United boss Joe Dunne is glad that the U’s are playing the Bees in their penultimate game of the season.

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Alex Wynter wins a header against Oldham

‘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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