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Tiptree: Farmers in a jam over weather

PUBLISHED: 17:53 28 December 2012

Chris Newenham

Chris Newenham

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WORLD-famous jam-makers Wilkin & Sons will feature in a BBC programme on Sunday which examines the challenges facing fruit farmers during a year of unusual weather.

Weather forecaster Julie Reinger visited Tiptree to meet Chris Newenham, farm director of Wilkin & Sons, to talk about early sun, late damaging frosts and drought, followed by heavy rain which produced mixed results.

Wild Weather in 2012 broadcasts at 5.30pm and will look back through the weather headlines of 2012.

Six beach huts in an Essex seaside town have been ravaged by fire after a blaze last night.

Police are urging people to come forward with information following a rape in Colchester and have released an efit image of a man they want to trace in connection with the incident.

New parliamentary constituency proposals have been published – which show that in Suffolk the Tories may well have held Ipswich if the new boundaries had been in place at the general election.

A female arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a house fire in Ipswich has been released on police bail.

Storm Ophelia will see winds reach speeds of up to 80mph on exposed coastlines as amber weather warnings are issued for Northern Ireland, but East Anglia will avoid dangerous weather.

Two charities in Bury St Edmunds are set to benefit from a glittering night out featuring top stars and entertainers.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher’s son – former army captain Christopher – has died, it has been reported.

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