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Video/Gallery: Runners pound the streets for Sport Relief Mile in Suffolk

13:39 23 March 2014

Hundreds get together for Ipswich

Hundreds get together for Ipswich's Sport Relief Mile on The Cornhill

Hundreds of people across the county put themselves through their paces today as they raced for Sport Relief.


Runners chose from one mile, three mile or six mile routes, as they took to the streets of Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds to raise money

All ages, from young children to grandparents, took part in the Sport Relief fundraiser with some donning fancy dress costumes.

In Ipswich, the run was started from the Cornhill by Ipswich mayor Hamil Clarke.

While in Bury St Edmunds, national young race walker Callum Wilkinson started the Sport Relief mile at West Suffolk Athletics Arena with around 380 people taking part.

More than £51million was raised for charity during the live Sport Relief television show - a total which eclipsed the previous on-the-night record.

David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Sebastian Coe were among the sports stars and celebrities who took part in Friday night’s BBC show.



A seal boarded Terry Davey's boat in the River Orwell.

A 71-year-old rower was joined by an unexpected companion while taking on a life-long dream to scull solo from Woodbridge to Ipswich in a boat of his own design and building.

A man who fell from a roof in Suffolk was airlifted to hospital this morning with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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An Essex mum whose waters broke during a live Michael McIntyre show questioned whether her favourite comedian would trigger labour while travelling to the event.

A broken down train between Diss and Norwich caused the disruption

Terry Kidgell is staging a star-studded show at the Ipswich Regent on Monday, October 12, in aid of Macmillan after he was diagnosed with terminal bowl cancer. One of those appearing will be his niece Robyn Mellor, currently starring on London's West End. The other will be America’s Got Talent 2015 winner Paul Zerdin.
Terry with his niece Robyn.

What would you do if you were told you had just months to live? For Terry Kidgell, diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in August, the answer was simple – throw a charity gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Save the Duke Share Launch, led by campaigners Sarah Caston and Lucy Batchelor-Wylam

A community campaign launched at the end of August to save a village’s pub has raised more than 40% of the money it needs.

Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, and Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Constable of Essex Police, announced plans for the Essex Police property estate.

Up to 15 police stations in Essex could be axed as the county’s force admits its property estate is “haemorrhaging money”.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail to stop collision on the A14 at Nacton.

Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, announced plans for the Essex Police property estate.

Union bodies described the announcement that cuts are being made to frontline services at Essex Police as “sad” – and warned more cuts could be yet to come.

One of the cats who died last week

Pet owners in Essex are being urged to remain vigilant after four cats died from suspected poisoning within just three days of each other in the same Harwich street.

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