Five stories you might have missed this week

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

The crash happened on the A12. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Su Anderson

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 VINCENT

Ipswich Homebase is threatened with closure. Picture: DAVID VINCENT - Credit: Archant

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 BARBER

Six-year-old George Woodward Picture: LAURA BARBER - Credit: Archant

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 resul

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 FOXFORD - Credit: Archant

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 empow

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 BROWN - Credit: Archant

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


You may also want to watch:


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

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus