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Bury St Edmunds: Man brandished handgun during armed robbery at Hardwick Lane store

Police in Bury have launched an investigation after a robbery at a convenience store, during which a suspect is believed to have brandished a handgun.

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Essex: Murdered Thailand tourist Hannah Witheridge, 23, was University of Essex student

A young woman murdered while holidaying on a tropical island in Thailand was a University of Essex student who lived in Colchester.

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Clacton: Increased flying over the town won’t have an affect of residents, says county councillor

A campaign group fighting expansion at Stansted Airport has hit out at proposals to route more flights over Clacton – but a local councillor doesn’t think people in the town will notice any changes.

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Great Yarmouth: Holidaymaker found dead on Thai beach

A 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth has been found murdered on a beach in Thailand.

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Suffolk: Children’s doctor admits sex offences against cancer sufferers as young as 11

A children’s doctor from Suffolk has today admitted a string of sexual offences against cancer sufferers in his care aged as young as 11.

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Travel: Level crossing crash delaying evening trains between London and Norwich

A vehicle hitting a set of railway level crossing barriers has caused disruption to trains between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

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TUI Travel has agreed to merge with its Germany parent group.

Travel: First Choice and Thomson owner TUI agrees £5.2bn merger with German parent group

The owner of holiday brands Thomson and First Choice has agreed to merge with its German parent company to create the world’s largest tour operator, valued at £5.2billion.

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Ipswich: Expanding leisure and retail portfolio for Barnes Construction

Barnes Construction is continuing to expand its leisure and retail portfolio, which includes current projects around the eastern region and beyond worth nearly £33million.

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A Phones 4u shop in Oxford Street, London.

Retail: 5,500 jobs at risk as Phones 4u heads for administration

Phones 4u is to go into administration, placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk, after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

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Mark Pendlington, chairman of the New Anglia LEP.

East Anglia: New Anglia LEP urges business leaders to back Great Eastern Rail Campaign

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is writing to more than 200 business leaders across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex to enlist their personal support for greater investment in the main London to Norwich rail line.

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East Anglia: Ashton KCJ supports TaxAssistant Accountants in ground-breaking franchisee-backed MBO

East Anglian law firm Ashton KCJ has worked with TaxAssist Accountants on what is thought to be the UK’s first franchisee-assisted management buy-out.

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Review/gallery: Ragnarok, Eastern Angles, the Hush House, Bentwaters, until Sept 28

Sometimes, trying to avoid your fate is the very thing that leads you to it.

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    London. Hong Kong. Bury St Edmunds. Nicola Hunter’s journey to Suffolk is a little unusual, but then so is London born Nicola. When obstacles cross her path, she does something about them.

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      Communities in west Suffolk seeking to use accredited council wardens to control traffic at local events may be faced with a charge.

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Ipswich Town Ladies hit Norwich City counterparts for six!

Ipswich Town Ladies were the toast of East Anglia on Sunday after dishing out a 6-0 thumping against bitter rivals Norwich City, at Felixstowe & Walton’s Goldstar Ground.

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Cameron Stewart suffers another injury set-back as Ipswich Town Under-21s continue unbeaten start

Ipswich Town winger Cameron Stewart suffered a knee injury as the club’s Under-21s won 1-0 at Charlton this afternoon.

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Suffolk/Essex: Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher to give hospital cheque raised by diehard fan from Manningtree

Ipswich Town and England football legend Terry Butcher is set to hand over a cheque to Colchester General Hospital’s neo-natal unit.

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Neil Warnock wants to take ‘a good look’ at Jonny Williams, while Jack Collison is training with Birmingham City as he considers Ipswich Town offer

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he is not thinking too much about getting Jonny Williams back on loan from Crystal Palace, while recent triallist Jack Collison is training with Championship rivals Birmingham City as he considers a short-term deal at Portman Road.

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They say a week is a long time in politics, well a fortnight proved to be a lifetime for Ipswich Town.

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“I just needed that one chance” – Colchester United winger Sanchez Watt

Sanchez Watt sent Colchester United on their way to a first victory of the season, with his first goal of the campaign at Leyton Orient.

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Colchester United boss Tony Humes praised his side for showing “fantastic team spirit” to record their first win of the season, a 2-0 success at Leyton Orient this afternoon.

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