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Ipswich/America: Country’s former fattest man Paul Mason is proposed to by girlfriend Rebecca Mountain live on US TV

PUBLISHED: 16:23 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 19:50 14 January 2014

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

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Paul Mason, formerly Britain’s fattest man, is to marry girlfriend Rebecca Mountain.

Mr Mason flew to America with Miss Mountain just before Christmas to discuss possible surgery options for the removal of excess skin with a consultant.

While there the couple appeared on TV show The View where Miss Mountain popped the question.

Mr Mason said yes and has vowed to lose enough weight to enable him to walk down the aisle instead of having to use his wheelchair.

The former postman, who at one stage weighed 70 stone, started dating Miss Mountain in September last year.

She contacted Mr Mason after he was featured in a documentary shown in the US, initially to offer help in finding someone who would remove his excess skin following a gastric bypass.

However love soon blossomed and Miss Mountain even made the trip across the Atlantic to see Mr Mason in November.

The couple have yet to set a date for the wedding.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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