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Five key stories you should read this morning

PUBLISHED: 08:35 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 20 August 2018

The distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team Picture: GARY STEDMAN

The distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team Picture: GARY STEDMAN

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Check below for five stories you should have on your radar as the day gets underway.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious assault in west Suffolk

One man sustained a serious head injury in what is believed to be a targeted attack involving two men in Shillitoe Close, Bury St Edmunds.

Police are now searching for another man, who is thought to have suffered a stab injury.

Low wages mean hundreds more workers are claiming benefits

A significant portion of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as they struggle to make ends meet on low wages.

In Colchester, nearly half of all claimants were in work – one of the highest percentages in Britain.

Red Arrows soar over Ipswich on way back to RAF base

People living in Suffolk and north Essex witnessed a spectacular but unexpected display from the Red Arrows yesterday evening.

The RAF Red Arrows were due to soar over Ipswich at approximately 6.42pm, but they arrived slightly earlier.

Police search for latest absconder from Hollesley Bay

Aaron Johnson, 34, who is serving a nine-year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault, was reported missing to police at 11.15pm on Friday night.

He was last seen in west London.

WATCH: Highlights from the Ipswich match against Aston Villa

Paul Hirst’s team drew 1-1 with Villa, with the Blues arguably the better side.

Jonathan Kodjia gave the hosts the lead before Trevoh Chalobah superbly levelled, converting following a long throw from Jonas Knudsen.

• Got a story? Let us know by e-mailing amy.gibbons@archant.co.uk

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations.

A Colchester woman accused of murdering a rough sleeper, whose badly beaten body was found in a car park, allegedly saw one of her co-defendants bite off the victim’s ear lobe and try to get him to swallow it.

Adriano Guedes, aged 65, of Kessingland, moved to England from Portugal more than 15 years ago and was admitted to hospital in 2014 after having a stroke.

A woman walking her dog along a footpath in Sudbury was confronted by a man who demanded her mobile phone.

Tributes have been paid to the former principal of Chadacre Agricultural College, John Paton Philip MBE, who has died at the age of 92.

The sea wall of an island off the coast of Suffolk is being lowered by almost half a metre to prevent it flooding in stormy weather.

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