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Colchester: Knitter unite for a good cause

10:00 12 February 2013

Amy Turnbull ( left) and Alex Davis of Colchester-based ‘Stitch and Bitch’ knitting group

Amy Turnbull ( left) and Alex Davis of Colchester-based ‘Stitch and Bitch’ knitting group

KNITTERS from Colchester are hoping their hard work will help to keep babies in Africa warm.

More than 1,500 woollen items have been produced after a call went out to local knitters to start work on jumpers, hats and blankets.

The collection has been organised by Alex Davis and Amy Turnbull, who run a monthly ‘Stitch and Bitch’ knitting group in the town.

The items will be sent to Malawi where parents have to wrap newborn children in newspaper, earning them the nickname ‘fish ’n’ chip babies’.

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Ben Gummer and David Ellesmere at Ipswich Wet Dock.

Plans for major government investment in the East of England could be hit by the decision to withdraw from the European Union, Suffolk MP Ben Gummer has warned.

Suffolk Rape Crisis is a small charity in Ipswich that supports female victims of sexual violence. 
It is facing a major financial shortage and may have to stop its services unless it can get some extra funding. 
Some of the staff have pulled together and decided to launch a crowdfunding appeal, which will start on Monday. 
L-R Helen Taylor,Louise Hayward,Selina Wagstaff,Shane Begby,Chris Nightingale.

The only charity in Suffolk that supports women and girls who have experienced sexual violence is today launching a crowdfunding appeal as it faces a looming financial crisis.

The A134 in Alpheton.

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Inspector Julian Ditcham with the Drager Alcotest tests a motorist.

A drink-driver was more than four times the legal limit when police caught him in Bury St Edmunds, a court heard.

Woodbridge Regatta and Riverside Fair. Pictured is Paul Webster.

Kicking off with midday hymns and culminating in the famous ‘Duck Dive’ – it could only be the return of a riverside town’s historic regatta.

Ipswich Crown Court.

Police have praised the “immense courage” of a child sex victim after her abuser was jailed for 17 years for a catalogue of offences.

A man has died following a single vehicle collision on the A12 in Wangford.

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