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Vehicles head through flood waters in Holywells Road after heavy rain.

Torrential downpours caused disruption for motorists and rail passengers in north-east Essex and Suffolk at the start of EU referendum day.

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European Union
Ipswich train station

Rail passengers in Suffolk and Essex face huge disruption this morning after flooding forced more than 60 train services cancellations.

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Cambridge
Tony James and Sgt Darren Harris prepare to release a young peregrine falcon at Ipswich Waterfront

A policeman who helped rescue a peregrine falcon chick from Ipswich Waterfront was on hand to witness her re-release to her family.

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Photographer Mark Bailey is pictured with Sam Catling and Jack Nicholl of St Elizabeth Hospice

Next week Ipswich will become a mecca for art enthusiasts, pig lovers and families seeking a fun and active afternoon out.

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Pigs Gone Wild
Hundreds of people took part in the Race for Life 2016 at Trinity Park in Ipswich  on Sunday 19th June.
L-R Megan Tredeant, Tanya Tokley, Rebecca Tredant, Laura Jones.

Trinity Park was awash with thousands of pink shirts this weekend as the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life returned to Ipswich.

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United Kingdom
Almost nine in 10 vans weighed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency last year were found to be overloaded.

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Thousands of people took part in the Great East Swim 2016 at Alton Water.

Hundreds of people donned wetsuits and goggles and took the plunge at the Great East Swim in Suffolk on Saturday.

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Tony Goldson
Rockerbillie band Josh Locke (Guitar) and Murray Collins (Double Base) of J.S. & The Lockerbillies talk about their music and their home town of Felixstowe.

It doesn’t take long for the Lockerbillies to brighten up a dreary June day, writes James Marston.

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Felixstowe
Sylvia Stuart and her husband Peter. Photo Diss Express

Efforts are being made to extradite Suffolk double murder suspect Ali Qazimaj after he was discovered in Luxembourg.

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United Kingdom
Major Tim Pig is raised in the air to

Tomorrow the world will be watching as Tim Peake and his crew mates land in Kazakhstan but today all eyes were on a different astronaut.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
A standard Land Rover Discovery Sport pulling three train carriages, weighing more than 100 tonnes, on a 10km rail journey.

Land Rover stopped people in their tracks when a standard Discovery Sport towed three luxury train carriages weighing more than 100 tonnes along a railway track to demonstrate its towing capability.

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Plymouth
Person found in water at Ipswich waterfront

The body of a man was recovered from the water at Neptune Marina in Ipswich this morning by members of the emergency services.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Burst water main causes closure of Commercial Road, Ipswich

Emergency repairs being made to a burst water main have closed Commercial Road in Ipswich this afternoon.

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Zara (L to R) Rose and Justine with their robot at the Roboclub competition at Holbrook Primary School.

The seasoned robot programmers at Holbrook Primary School have been passing down their skills to an even younger generation at an in-house competition.

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BT
Norman Lloyd and Cllr Christopher Hudson (right) unveil Ed Sheer-Ham outside UCS for Pigs Gone Wild.

Raised in Suffolk, Ed Sheeran regularly played gigs in Ipswich during the early years of his career.

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Stephen Fry traces his family history for Who Do You Think You Are?

In this archive footage from YouTube, national treasure Stephen Fry visits Bury St Edmunds as he traces his family tree for the 2006 BBC series of Who Do You Think You Are?

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BBC
Iain Martell walks away after stopping Shaun Lomas in the first round at Contenders Norwich 15.
Photos: Jerry Daws/ Stillfocused.co.uk

East Anglian mixed martial arts star-in-the-making Iain Martell returned to the cage with a bang at Contenders Norwich 15 on Saturday.

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Mixed martial arts
Police closed a stretch of the B1112 after a crash near RAF Lakenheath on Tuesday morning.

Police have confirmed a man has died following a serious collision in Eriswell this morning.

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Boris Johnson is confronted by Remain supporters at the Waterfront in Ipswich.

Vote Leave heavyweights Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were given an animated welcome when they visited the Ipswich Waterfront today.

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Junior  Handlers Sheep Class on the second day of the Suffolk Show 2016.
One of the youngest handlers, Bella Pratt, aged 4.

Age is seemingly no barrier to sheep farming – as these talented young handlers proved at the Suffolk Show.

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Emma Crowhurst hosts the Omelette challenge  at the Suffolk Show with Peter Over and Tommy Smith

He may have skills on the football pitch, but ITFC defender Tommy Smith’s talent in the kitchen were - he admitted - a little limited when he undertook the omelette challenge at the Suffolk Show this afternoon.

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Tommy Smith
Iain Martell, left, fights Shaun Lomas on Saturday 
Photo: Jerry Daws / Stillfocused.co.uk

It’s not very often you can say you were there when a star was born.

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MMA
Sports village at the Suffolk Show 2016.
Isla Agar tries archery.

Far from just being a showcase for traditional sports, the Suffolk Show Sports Village celebrated all walks of sporting life.

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Supreme champion  Stephen Gowing with Shotleyfield Dazzling Duke

Huge crowds made their way to Trinity Park for the first day of this year’s Suffolk Show – and defying the morning’s threatening weather.

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Greene King
Abby Hunter-lain and Sandy Ruddock of Scarlet & Mustard

Food and drink retailers have celebrated the region’s growing reputation for top-quality products as they highlighted the importance of the Suffolk Show.

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Floods block Holywells Road, Ipswich

Heavy rain and flooding has caused delays on the road and rail networks across Suffolk this morning, after more than a months worth of rain fell in four hours.

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Abellio Greater Anglia
Tractor Boy getting fit for the Suffolk Show Mascot Derby at Northgate Sports Centre.

Archant’s Ipswich Town mascot Tractor Boy has fired a warning to his Mascot Derby rivals at the Suffolk Show this week – declaring “I’m out for revenge, boy”.

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BBC
Britannia Primary School’s football team are cheered by their classmates while carrying their Southern Championship trophy that earned them a place at the finals in Wembley.

Ipswich Town may have failed to reach the play-offs – but a Suffolk primary school will today realise a dream and play at Wembley in a national cup final.

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Ipswich Town

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