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A primary school has been forced not to open today for the first day of term after a blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning.

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Ronald Chisnall

An 89-year-old widower who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls at his Ipswich home has been jailed for 34 months.

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The A14

Emergency teams worked to release a man trapped in his car after it overturned on the A14.

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Hungarian soldiers put razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia to tackle the refugee crisis. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Essex-wide talks should be held on how councils can help with the current refugee crisis, according to the leader of Colchester Borough Council.

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Man holds onto a fence outside of a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Three Suffolk MPs have added their calls for Britain to join other European countries in offering more Syrian refugees a safe haven.

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The Woodbridge Heritage Group are campaigning against the proposed relocation of

Campaigners fighting for a statue to remain in the town where it has stood for 35 years have received backing from a relative of its original benefactor.

Fun at the Age UK Suffolk Forget-me-not fish and chip summer day out at Sizewell

‘When they go home with a smile on their face, it’s lovely’. Steven Russell hears about Age UK Suffolk’s Forget-me-not clubs

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Three Suffolk MPs have added their calls for Britain to join other European countries in offering more Syrian refugees a safe haven.

07:45
The Woodbridge Heritage Group are campaigning against the proposed relocation of

Campaigners fighting for a statue to remain in the town where it has stood for 35 years have received backing from a relative of its original benefactor.

12:50
Hungarian soldiers put razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia to tackle the refugee crisis. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Essex-wide talks should be held on how councils can help with the current refugee crisis, according to the leader of Colchester Borough Council.

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Dr Fayez Ayache is heartbroken by the escalating problems in his homeland

“Syria should be the most secure place in the middle east, but it’s the most destructive place on earth.”

Sarah Bartram at West Suffolk House, home to St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Campaigners have cautiously welcomed news that a second round of consultation on a major waste facility in Bury St Edmunds will give people the chance to suggest alternative sites.

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‘When they go home with a smile on their face, it’s lovely’. Steven Russell hears about Age UK Suffolk’s Forget-me-not clubs

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Cars for sale at the roadside

Trading Standards experts have revealed the top 10 most frequent consumer complaints.

Yesterday, 16:53
Mars

A physicist who worked on a high-resolution camera that sent images back from Mars has turned his hand to writing.

Yesterday, 16:30
Classic furniture still has its place

Want to make your home a modern classic? Here Ellen Widdup explores how.

Yesterday, 15:25
The £165,000 DB9 GT Bond Edition celebrates 007's 50-year link with Aston Martin.

Aston Martin’s 50-year association with 007 secret agent James Bond is being celebration with a new limited edition model called the DB9 GT Bond Edition.

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Environment news

Tue, 12:43

Flytipping incidents in Ipswich have risen by almost one-third in the past three years according to new figures.

Mon, 13:30
Felixstowe seafront.

Changes are being made to rubbish collection services in Felixstowe after seafront bins were left unemptied and overflowing.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
The Energy from Waste Site in Great Blakenham.

Nearly a year after it first started to turn Suffolk’s waste into something useful – electricity – the Great Blakenham incinerator is helping to keep rubbish out of the county’s holes in the ground.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Official opening and guided tour of newly renovated Felixstowe seafront gardens.

Some critics claimed Felixstowe looked neglected, and it was certainly suffering from a lack of action.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ray Mears is coming to Ipswich

Ray Mears has confirmed he will be bringing his show Tales of Endurance to The Ipswich Regent on Tuesday, March 8 next year.

Business

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An independent coffee shop is changing its name following a trademark clash.

The first container train to pass over the Ipswich chord rail link in Ipswich.

Seven Conservative MEPs from across East Anglia and the Midlands have challenged the European Commission over its refusal of funding for a scheme which would have helped to shift millions of tons of freight from road to rail.

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FoxyBingo owner bwin.party has jilted suitor 888 Holdings in favour of a £1.1billion cash-and-shares offer from Sportingbet owner GVC.

Yesterday, 10:29
David Brown, chief executive of Go-Ahead.

Bus and train operator Go-Ahead today reported increased underlying annual profits, helped by an improved performance from its rail business.

Yesterday, 15:51
Ipswich businesswoman Melissa Day who is raising funds for an educational project working in the tea plantations of Sri Lanka

Ipswich businesswoman Melissa Day is planning a special Sri Lanka themed event at the Indian Palace restaurant in Ipswich, for a cause close to her heart.