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Five stories you might have missed this week

PUBLISHED: 16:42 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 18 August 2018

The crash happened on the A12. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

The crash happened on the A12. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

From some special results to the birthday of Beano check out these five stories you may have missed this week.

Ipswich Homebase is threatened with closure. Picture: DAVID VINCENTIpswich Homebase is threatened with closure. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

1 Nine cows were killed on the A12 near Witham after the animals managed to get onto the roads.

The incident caused disruptions and delays for a number of hours.

2 On Tuesday shoppers in Ipswich gave their reaction to news that Homebase is set to pull out of the town.

Six-year-old George Woodward Picture: LAURA BARBERSix-year-old George Woodward Picture: LAURA BARBER

The store, on Felixstowe Road in Warren Heath, is one of 42 stores that the home improvement chain wants to close as part of a restructure.

3 A Suffolk family shared their devastation after a potentially life-improving drug was recommended for rejection by clinical watchdog NICE.

The family of George Woodward say they will keep fighting.

Dominic signed the consent forms for a heart transplant on Wednesday and picked up his A Level results the day after in a whirlwind 24 hours.. Picture: JAKE FOXFORDDominic signed the consent forms for a heart transplant on Wednesday and picked up his A Level results the day after in a whirlwind 24 hours.. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

4 On Thursday thousands of students found out their A Level results but for Dominic Davies from Brantham his fantastic results were almost a second thought.

The 20-year-old has a heart problem and found out on Wednesday that he will be having a heart transplant.

Barrie Appleby at his drawing-board. He says of the Beano that children 'like to feel they are empowered and its they who will eventually outsmart the teachers or parents or whoever'   Picture: GREGG BROWNBarrie Appleby at his drawing-board. He says of the Beano that children 'like to feel they are empowered and its they who will eventually outsmart the teachers or parents or whoever' Picture: GREGG BROWN

5 Beano artist Barrie Appleby, who lives near Sudbury, spoke to Steve Russell about why the comic is still a success 80 years on.

“I always say it’s a privilege to do this,” said Mr Appleby, “What we’re doing is entertaining children. That is a responsibility.”

Hundreds of US air force staff from RAF Mildenhall and their families are moving to Gloucestershire as the Suffolk base prepares for closure.

A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

A main road into Ipswich has been ranked in the top 10 ‘riskiest roads’ in the east of England by a road safety charity.

Firefighters have saved a historic thatched cottage tonight after a serious fire started in the chimney of the house.

A drug dealing hotspot is to be targeted with increased police patrols after residents said they were scared to go out.

Plenty of sunshine is on the cards this weekend, but it will be feeling colder with ground frost appearing.

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