Morning round-up: Five must-read news and sport stories
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Just waking up or on the way to work? Here’s five must-read news and sport stories for the morning.
1. Cladding to be stripped from St Francis Tower in Ipswich amid safety fears following Grenfell tragedyMaterial known as ‘cladding’ will be removed from Suffolk’s tallest occupied block of flats over safety fears prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we can reveal.
It is due to be stripped from the 17-storey St Francis Tower in Ipswich from next week, and the removal process is expected to take six to eight weeks.
2. Grandfather dies after being found unconscious at Ipswich homeA 74-year-old grandfather has died after being found unconscious outside his home in Ipswich.
Witnesses following the death of a man who collapsed on the driveway of his home in Valley Road, Ipswich.
Clive Wyard, 74, was found by passers-by shortly at 7.15am on Friday, July 20, with injuries to his face and head.
He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment, where he has since passed away.
3. More body cameras pledge as ‘unacceptable’ attacks on police riseA pledge has been made to invest more in body cameras amid a rise in the number of attacks on officers.
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Suffolk police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore is pledging to do all he can to protect officers and staff after Home Office figures showed more than 300 assaults were reported in the county last year.
4. Blues admit defeat in bid to sign Tilt from Blackpool... but Hurst still wants a defenderIpswich Town are ready to admit defeat in their bid to sign defender Curtis Tilt from Blackpool.
But Town boss Paul Hurst is still known to want at least one more defender ahead of today’s 5pm transfer deadline.
5. Don’t forget to follow all the transfer deadline day action with live updates throughout the dayWill Jonas Knudsen and Joe Garner leave the Blues? Will Josh Windass sign? Stay up to date.
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