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Update: Tasers and baton rounds used by police during armed stand-off with man in Dugard Road, Colchester

Police officers fired Tasers and baton rounds during an armed siege in Colchester after a man allegedly shot at them and their vehicles.

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Aerial Shot of combine loading barley into trailer and also from the harvester itself

East Anglia/UK: Farmers ‘optimistic’ in spite of falling crop prices

The majority of farmers remain optimistic about future growth in spite of falling crop prices, a survey has found.

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Frank Lawrenson

Sudbury: Push to get 1,250-home development back on track

Plans to build up to 1,250 on the outskirts of Sudbury are back on the agenda, with a new group forming to oversee how the pivotal development should take shape.

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Lindsay and Georgina Wise

Great Barton/Stanton: A ‘sudden cardiac event’ may have caused crash which killed Lindsay, 85, and Georgina Wise, 87

An 85-year-old man may have suffered an “acute cardiac event” which caused the road accident which killed him and his wife.

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Brian Riggs from Lowestoft, who went missing

Update: Police call off search for Brian Riggs from Lowestoft who has been found

A 65-year-old man from Lowestoft who was reported missing has been found.

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Frank Lawrenson

Sudbury: Push to get 1,250-home development back on track

Plans to build up to 1,250 on the outskirts of Sudbury are back on the agenda, with a new group forming to oversee how the pivotal development should take shape.

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Britain's workplace safety record has improved radically over the last 40 years.

East of England workplaces among safest in the world, statistics show

The number of people who lose their lives at work in Britain has dropped sharply by 85% over the past 40 years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of 133 today, new figures reveal. The number of injuries at work has also reduced considerably by 77% over the same time period, from 336,701 to 78,222.

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The  White Horse pictured before its closure

Framlingham: Closure of the White Horse prompts fears for future of historic listed building

The closure of a historic pub in east Suffolk has prompted concerns the Grade II-listed building may be vandalised or left to fall in disrepair.

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Barclays has revealed a profits slide

UK: Barclays reveals 7% profits slide

Barclays took a fresh £900 million hit to cover payment protection insurance (PPI) claims as it revealed a 7% slide in first-half profits today.

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File photo dated 4/10/2013 of Ed Balls, who will publish figures which, the Labour party say, show that working people have suffered the biggest real-terms fall in wages for more than a century under the coalition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 30, 2014. The findings, by the independent House of Commons Library, are based on figures from the Office for National Statistics, historical data from the Bank of England and Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts for the rest of this Parliament. See PA story POLITICS Balls. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

UK: Barclays boss and Shadow Chancellor welcome bankers’ bonuses move

The Bank of England is “fundamentally doing the right thing” with its plans to claw back rule-breaking bankers’ bonuses up to seven years after they are awarded, said Shadow chancellor Ed Balls.

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One of the new Indego robotic mowers on the production line at Bosch Lawn & Garden factory in Stowmarket.

Stowmarket: 20 jobs at risk at Bosch, but new high-end products coming on line at Suffolk factory

Around 20 jobs are at risk at Bosch’s garden machinery factory in Stowmarket as part of a business restructuring, the firm has announced.

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Environment news

Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad

Oulton Broad: Team effort helps secure Green Flag status for park

District leaders have lauded the efforts of staff and volunteers in securing Green Flag status for a park.

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Features

Frank Lawrenson

Sudbury: Push to get 1,250-home development back on track

Plans to build up to 1,250 on the outskirts of Sudbury are back on the agenda, with a new group forming to oversee how the pivotal development should take shape.

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