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PUBLISHED: 07:05 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:05 15 August 2018

The discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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Paul Hurst’s disappointment, a sleepover at Framlingham Castle and Rod Stewart selling off his antiques- here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

Trevoh Chalobah misses his penalty in the shoot-out at Exeter Picture PagepixTrevoh Chalobah misses his penalty in the shoot-out at Exeter Picture Pagepix

1 Police expect the post-mortem of a man found dead in the River Gipping to take place in the next 24 hours.

The body was found in the River on Monday near to London Road. His next of kin have been informed.

2 Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst disappointed and worried by his team’s performance after losing on penalties to Exeter City last night.

Night at the Site at Framlingham Castle Picture: JIM HOLDEN/ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUSTNight at the Site at Framlingham Castle Picture: JIM HOLDEN/ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST

The blue’s manager said he will be ensuring his players are told a few home truths after the loss to the League two side.

3 A special sleepover is being held at Framlingham Castle this weekend.

Guests will be able to gather round a fire and listen to campfire stories and design their own castle.

Homebase Store in Ipswich. Picture: Jessica HillHomebase Store in Ipswich. Picture: Jessica Hill

4 Shoppers in Ipswich have given their reaction to news that DIY retailer Homebase is set to close in the town.

The store on Felixstowe Road in Warren Heath is one of 42 stores at risk.

The collection of Rod Stewart. Picture: Sworders Fine Art AuctioneersThe collection of Rod Stewart. Picture: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers

5 Singer Rod Stewart will be auctioning off some of his antiques in Essex next month.

Estimates in the collection, which will be sold at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet, range from £60- £3000.

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dock Gate Roundabout in Felixstowe.

The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked.

The big event may be more than nine months away - but councils and transport companies are making big plans for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich next August Bank Holiday.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Gina Long MBE quizzes Lord Iveagh on his love for East Anglia.

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