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Bacton: Woman celebrates winning iPad in EADT competition

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 February 2013

Sarah Ling has won an iPad mini.

Sarah Ling has won an iPad mini.

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A WOMAN is celebrating after winning an iPad mini in a competition for only 8p.

Sarah Ling, 54, of Bacton, Stowmarket, is now the proud owner of the tablet computer, worth £296, after she entered the EADT’s first-ever reverse auction competition.

“Apart from being surprised, I was pleased,” Mrs Ling said.

“I had a text at the time I entered saying I was the lowest bid. I thought there could have been a lower bid later on. I think it will be used generally at home. It is sleek, it is very nice.

“I’m sure there’s loads of exciting things to do on it. I should be using it for email. I will have to experiment with it.”

She had been keeping the win secret from her friends and was waiting until today to tell them.

Mrs Ling, who plays the cello, will be keen to use the iPad mini’s library of creative applications which can be downloaded.

Readers entered the competition by texting in their attempt at the lowest unique bid.

Look out for more unique reverse auctions, with great prizes, in future editions of the EADT.

Engineers worked through the night to restore power to households across Suffolk and north Essex after the region was battered by winds of over 70mph.

Commuters using Greater Anglia trains in Suffolk and Essex are facing further disruption after the region’s rail network was brought to its knees by yesterday’s storm.

The mother of a selfless Suffolk fundraiser is continuing her daughter’s fight to persuade women and girls to have smear tests in her honour.

An alliance of schools in Ipswich has won £20,000 of funding to boost the quality of teaching in the area through better use of research.

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A well-known Elvis impersonator from Ipswich has died at the age of 57 following a short battle with cancer.

A Second World War hand grenade has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being handed in at Felixstowe Police Station by a member of the public.

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