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A Stansted Express train at Stansted Airport.

Trespasses on train lines are higher in Ipswich than anywhere else in the east of England, it has been revealed.

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Orwell Truck & Van Truck Experience

Motoring editor Andy Russell fulfilled an automotive ambition to drive a lorry at Orwell Truck & Van’s debut Truck Experience event.

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Colchester
Virginina McKenna and Sophie Neville on Peel Island in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film.

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

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The snake captured by residents in St John's Road, Ipswich.

Brave neighbours came to the aid of a father and his three young daughters who were left stunned when they discovered an exotic-looking snake coiled in their back garden.

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Wayne Savage interviews Olly Murs on his bus during a visit to Anglia Radio in Great Blakenham.

Swanky tour bus, screaming fans; I could get used to this, writes Wayne Savage. Yes, it was Olly Murs’ bus and him they were screaming for but a boy can dream.

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Music
Mash 400 Roadstar is a lightweight retro motorcycle that's easy and enjoyable to ride.

Combining the retro looks of a classic with the mod-cons of a new motorcycle, the Mash Roadstar 400 oozes nostalgia and the simple pleasures of two wheels, says motoring editor ANDY RUSSELL.

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Honda
Sammy Stringer stars in ctc Ipswich's production of Legally Blonde The Musical. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Have you been practising your bend and snap? Don’t worry if you haven’t, the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich will teach you at tonight’s opening performance of Legally Blonde The Musical.

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comedy
Isabella Pincombe rehearses the oboe for the Woodbridge School Concerto Concert at St Marys Church in Woodbridge

An accomplished young oboe player will be appearing on one of the biggest stages in classical music before beginning her degree at the prestigious Royal Academy.

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BBC
The new 4DX screen at Cineworld Ipswich

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage doesn’t ‘do well’ with anything remotely resembling rollercoasters. So just how did he fare at Cineworld Ipswich’s new immersive 4DX screen?

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Wayne Savage
Opening day at Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich. Pictured is Lucy Spall.

With temperatures hitting 27C in Ipswich today trampolining may not be the first thing that springs to mind but jumpers have ignored the weather to try out a brand new facility in Ipswich today.

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Norwich

A rat in the house, a dog that needs taking home and a late train are just some of the 999 calls received by Essex Police in recent times.

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Essex Police
Appeal Theatre Group stage the musical 9 to 5 at the New Wolsey Theatre. Photo: Jonathan Terry

Who knew working in an office could be so much fun? While not perfect, there is plenty to enjoy in this comedy about three women who embodied girl power long before the Spice Girls were even wannabes.

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Forensic and Police officers at the scene of a firearms incident in Magdalen. Picture: Ian Burt

Police investigating the deaths of a married couple in Magdalen, near King’s Lynn, said there was no evidence anyone else was involved.

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The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main.

People living near Chantry Park in Ipswich have been warned to expect discoloured water after roadworks were carried out today.

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Appeal Theatre Group stage 9 to 5 at The New Wolsey Theatre, July 13-16. Photo: Contributed

With the musical 9 to 5, Dolly Parton moved from country star to Broadway composer. David Henshall discovers this is a show with a message.

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United Kingdom
Piggies around town in Ipswich - photo by Artist Remraf

Want to seek out Major Tim Pig and Sir Bradley Piggins this summer but not sure how?

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Ipswich Building Society
Artist Martin Wall with Ed Sheer-ham

Martin Wall’s workshop has, at times, looked more like a zoo than an art studio with a selection of gorillas, pigs, penguins and elephants all taking up residence in the past few years.

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Ipswich Building Society
Traffic incident on A12 at Copdock causes standstill on the roads

A lorry driver who had been detained by police on suspicion of dangerous driving following a serious collision involving two lorries and a car on the A12 near Copdock, has been released without charge.

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Striker Declan Daniels, 17, has joined Ipswich Town after coming through the Robbie Fowler Academy in Liverpool. Here he is pictured with Ipswich Town's head of recruitment Steve McGavin.

Ipswich Town have signed a teenage striker whose talents have been honed by former Liverpool and England hot-shot Robbie Fowler.

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United Kingdom
Firefighters tackle the barn fire in Trimley St Mary

A derelict barn in a coastal village has been destroyed by fire this evening.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Children at Rushmere Hall Primary School in Ipswich have been taking part in the 'Send My Friend to School' campaign

Pupils at an Ipswich primary school are speaking up for the 37 million children who are unable to go to school in countries affected by war, natural disasters and other national emergencies.

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Ben Gummer
Centennial commemoration of the start of the battle of the Somme at Long Melford War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church.

The great-nephew of a Long Melford soldier who fought at the Battle of the Somme described the “humbling” experience of blowing on the same whistle his ancestor used to send men over the top.

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Dave Lock decompressing on the line

Scuba divers searching the first British warship to sink in the First World War have made a “remarkable” discovery.

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Ipswich
Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference at St Ermin's Hotel in London, where he formally announced that he will not enter the race to succeed David Cameron in Downing Street. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 30, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Conservatives Johnson. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It was a day that started with promise for the former London mayor and Conservative leadership frontrunner.

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David Silver has opened a new museum in Leiston housing an amazing collection of historic Honda motorcycles. James May and Freddie Spencer officially opened the museum.

Motorcycle lovers with special affection for a certain manufacturer relished the chance to explore a unique collection unveiled in Suffolk.

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