Michael Steward email@example.com @MichaelReporter Have you seen Hollesley Bay prison absconder Aaron Johnson? 08:13 Michael Steward Members of the public are being advised not to approach a Hollesley Bay prisoner, who has absconded. Low wages mean hundreds more workers are claiming Universal Credit 06:00 Michael Steward Hundreds of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as their low wages are not enough to live on. Motorist arrested on suspicion of drug driving on A140 with child in car Yesterday, 21:01 Michael Steward A motorist caught speeding on the A140 in Suffolk was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, police have said. Police appeal for witnesses after serious assault in west Suffolk 08:13 Michael Steward Detectives investigating an assault in Bury St Edmunds – in which two men suffered serious injuries – believe it was a targeted attack. Things we’ve learned this week – A quick catch-up guide to the week’s stories Yesterday, 09:00 Michael Steward It’s been a busy week across Suffolk and north Essex, here’s your catch-up guide to five things we learned this week. Essex double amputee to become ambassador for road safety charity Saturday, August 18, 2018 Michael Steward An army veteran from Colchester who lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan has become an ambassador for an independent road safety charity. Man arrested on suspicion of burglary after five businesses targeted in Felixstowe Friday, August 17, 2018 Michael Steward A man has been arrested in connection with five burglaries in Felixstowe – which happened at hotels and businesses over the same time period. Burglar who modelled himself on American ‘nightstalker’ serial killer is jailed Friday, August 17, 2018 Michael Steward A serial burglar who tied up his last two victims after breaking into their homes in Colchester while they were asleep has been jailed for 12 years. Car rolls over and crashes into BT box in south Suffolk Thursday, August 16, 2018 Michael Steward A driver suffered a head injury after crashing into a BT transfer box near Hadleigh this afternoon. Moped rider suffers minor injuries in Nacton Road crash Thursday, August 16, 2018 Michael Steward A moped rider was taken to hospital after a crash in Ipswich this afternoon. Two men and woman arrested after aggravated burglary in west Suffolk Thursday, August 16, 2018 Michael Steward An elderly couple were held up at knife-point by burglars at their home in Bury St Edmunds. Rain across region but dry and fine weather to come Thursday, August 16, 2018 Michael Steward It was a wet start for most people across Suffolk and north Essex today but the rain is expected to clear as the day goes on. ‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing’: Baby seal spotted on Felixstowe beach Thursday, August 16, 2018 Michael Steward Beachgoers were treated to a rare sight in Felixstowe when a baby seal was spotted among the pebbles. Rural communities still suffering from lack of 4G despite improvements Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Michael Steward Homes and businesses in rural communities across Suffolk and north Essex are still suffering from a lack of 4G mobile phone coverage, according to latest figures from Ofcom. Where is the new Screwfix store in Ipswich and when does it open? Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Michael Steward A new Screwfix store is set to open in Ipswich next week – the third to open in the town – with the creation of 10 new jobs. Temperatures could hit 26C before ‘widespread’ rain returns later in week Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Michael Steward Don’t put away those sun hats just yet, the region is set for another warm day tomorrow with temperatures hitting a possible 26C (78F) – but the rain is returning on Thursday. Updated: Motorbike rider injured after crash in Stowmarket Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Michael Steward A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash in Stowmarket this afternoon. Post-mortem of man found in River Gipping set to take place Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Michael Steward The post-mortem of a man found dead in an Ipswich river is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to police. ‘This is not an isolated incident’: Verbal abuse against road workers taking breaks increases Friday, August 10, 2018 Michael Steward Verbal abuse against council road crews who are taking breaks has increased so much throughout the recent heatwave that teams have been issued with body cameras to capture footage of the incidents. Transitional support for young people in care launched in Suffolk Friday, August 10, 2018 Michael Steward Young people leaving residential care in Suffolk will now be able to stay closer to their children’s homes under a new government pilot scheme. Jimmy’s Farm to host family fun day for carers Friday, August 10, 2018 Michael Steward A free family fun day for carers across Suffolk is being held at Jimmy’s Farm this weekend. Body of man found near Bury St Edmunds Thursday, August 9, 2018 Michael Steward Officers searching for missing man Thomas Chappell have found the body of a man. People invited to get involved with Stowmarket charity event Thursday, August 9, 2018 Michael Steward A twist on a classic Beatles song provided the theme for a cake commissioned for a charity event and people are being encouraged to get involved. Rain finally arrives and it could be persistent and heavy Thursday, August 9, 2018 Michael Steward Persistent rainfall is set to hit the region today as the weather takes a dramatic turn from the recent scorching heatwave. Morning round-up: Five must-read news and sport stories Thursday, August 9, 2018 Michael Steward Just waking up or on the way to work? Here’s five must-read news and sport stories for the morning. Bury St Edmunds MP visits church to see roof renovation work Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Michael Steward A Suffolk MP paid a visit to a town church as renovation work to replace the roof at the historic building nears completion. West Suffolk is best in country for unnecessary hospital stays Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Michael Steward West Suffolk is the best performing area in the country for minimising the amount of time patients stay in hospital longer than necessary. Teenage boy charged following stabbing in Essex Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Michael Steward A teenager will appear in court today after a man was stabbed in Colchester. Updated: Woman taken to hospital following collision between car and cyclist Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Michael Steward A young woman was taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a cyclist in Ipswich. Video: ‘Extensive damage’ caused after ram raiders target Essex Co-op store Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Michael Steward Ram raiders struck at an Essex convenience store in the early hours of today, stealing the cash machine and causing ‘extensive damage’.