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Trevor Sheldrick

Hadleigh’s new county councillor Trevor Sheldrick joked he will definitely be attending more meetings than his predecessor – who was forced to resign 18 months after emigrating to the USA.

Baby Evie Compton is one on Wednesday. Photo: Nigel Brown

An Ipswich mum whose baby was born 12 weeks early while abroad has spoken for the first time about her family’s “scary” experience.

Hollesley Bay

An inmate is back in a secure jail after nipping out of Hollesley Bay open prison without permission to buy alcohol before trying to smuggle it back in.

Police are investigating. Stock image.

Police are investigating a string of more than 20 burglaries in Clacton since August 1 – with unlocked windows and doors a key target.

Andy and Lee Relfe during the Celtic Crossing

Two novices who attempted a 34-mile open ocean crossing in a kayak in aid of a Colchester woman with a brain tumour – when professionals pulled out due to the conditions – have completed the gruelling feat in double-quick time.

Flood risk veteran Steve Hayman is retiring after 40 years

Flood risk veteran Steve Hayman, who played a key role in the aftermath of the East Coast surge in 2013, is retiring after 40 years.