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The Arc shopping centre in Bury is cordoned off due to a gas leak.

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A shopping centre closed for almost five hours due to a suspected gas leak has re-opened as normal.

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Police and fire services are urging drivers to be flood aware

“Dozens and dozens” of roads blocked as flood water causes misery for Suffolk motorists

Suffolk police and fire services are warning people not to attempt to drive through flooded roads.

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An American Ebola survivor is to tell her story at a press conference in Suffolk.

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The Victorian Christmas Fayre at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Victorian costumes were the order of the day.

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The Arc shopping centre in Bury is cordoned off due to a gas leak.

Video: The Arc in Bury St Edmunds open as investigations continue into mysterious smell

A shopping centre closed for almost five hours due to a suspected gas leak has re-opened as normal.

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Visit Suffolk brand manager Amanda Bond at Southwold.

Visit Suffolk urges county’s tourism firms to ‘shout louder’ in 2015

Tourism-related businesses in Suffolk are being urged to make an early New Year’s resolution to shout louder about their offering during 2015.

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English Architectural Glazing (EAG), based Chiswick Avenue, Mildehhall, has secured a contract to provide external cladding for a major development in Reading, Berkshire.

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Kevin Bentley, deputy leader of Essex County Council.

Essex County Council survey to identify needs of business community

Essex County Council has commissioned a survey of businesses to find out what support they need in a bid to boost economic growth in the county.

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Richard Harrison, newly appointed chairman of the Framlingham Business Association

Businessman takes on association role

The newly-appointed chairman of a Suffolk town’s fast-growing business association has pledged to continue with the community-focused strategy of his predecessor.

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Ipswich Transport Museum rounds off its 2005 season with its annual ‘Christmas Cracker’ event on Saturday 10th December.

The event will feature seasonal special attractions including bus rides, fire engine rides, a treasure trail, music and mince pies.

In addition the Ipswich Community Playbus will be attending to cater for families, and there will be a large Christmas model railway to enjoy. All of our younger visitors will be given 4d (old pennies) to buy their Bus & Fire Engine rides, a mandarin from the old Greengrocer and a goody bag. 

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Don’t wait for the snow to arrive, make your own festive fun in Suffolk this Christmas

Looking for a day out with a difference? Here we have some fresh ideas for days out for you and the family to enjoy as we build up to the festive season.

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Kelly Chamberlain of the Bear Garden who are celebrating their first birthday during the Ipswich Christmas Market. Photograph Simon Parker

Gallery: Fun to be had down at the Ipswich Christmas Market this weekend

This weekend’s Christmas Market has seen thousands of shoppers pour into Ipswich’s town centre.

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Daryl Murphy celebrates scoring Ipswich's second half equaliser at Bournemouth

McCarthy delighted by battling away point against a Bournemouth side ‘nailed on’ for top-six

Bournemouth v Ipswich: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was delighted to see his side twice come from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth this afternoon – a side he feels are ‘nailed on’ to finish in the top six.

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Bournemouth v Ipswich: Ipswich Town twice came from behind to secure a hard-fought draw against fellow high-fliers AFC Bournemouth, Teddy Bishop and Daryl Murphy scoring second-half goals as Mick McCarthy’s men moved up to fourth in the Championship table.

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Ready, Teddy, go – McCarthy wishes he could play Bishop every game

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he would start talented teenager Teddy Bishop every game if he could.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy tips Bournemouth for the top six, but says Ipswich head south with ‘no fear’

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is under no illusions as to just how tough tomorrow’s match at AFC Bournemouth is going to be.

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Magnus Okuonghae, who looks set for a long spell on the sidelines

Colchester United skipper Magnus Okuonghae suffers a bad injury

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QPR loanee Cole Kpekawa ready to grab his chance at Colchester United

Cole Kpekawa is looking to grab his chance with both hands, after signing for Colchester United on a month’s loan this week.

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