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Ipswich: Scouts to deliver in time for Christmas

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.

Ipswich Mayor, Mary Blake, launches the Ipswich Scout Group Christmas post box service in Cliff Lane, Ipswich.

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YOUNGSTERS lined up to meet the mayor and launch this year’s Scouts Christmas Post.

The annual postage scheme, now in its 26th year, got under way at Debman Butchers – where one of the many collection points can be found this year – with Ipswich mayor Mary Blake

Scouts delivered around 95,000 cards last Christmas.

Collection has already started and will continue until Tuesday, December 11.

For just 20 pence, Scouts from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave and Martlesham promise to deliver any sized card in time for Christmas Eve. Anyone sending a card is asked to also leave their 20p payment per card wrapped in a bag and post at one of the 184 collection points.

Visit www.scoutspostipswich.org.uk for the full listing of postal points.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Three residents at an Essex care home suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a bedroom causing extensive damage to the building.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

An appeal has been launched to find an Essex man wanted in connection with a failure to appear at court.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

The care received by patients was assessed by an independent panel

A reality TV star was caught reading about horses while driving along a Suffolk road.

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