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Ebola survivor William Pooley listens during the

Eyke: Britain’s first Ebola sufferer, nurse Will Pooley, returns to Africa as thousands of people continue to die

The British nurse from Suffolk who survived Ebola has flown back to the country where he caught the deadly virus as he prepares to rejoin efforts to tackle the epidemic.

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Fire crews were called to the scene

Ipswich: Fire crews called after house catches fire in Defoe Road

A house in Ipswich caught fire in Defoe Road at 1.20pm.

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The Boys' Brigade Band leads the Stowmarket Town Council civic service procession

Gallery: Harmony the theme of Stowmarket’s civic service

The benefit of people and organisations working together in harmony was the central theme for a town’s civic service.

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Police were called to a serious crash near the University of Essex

Wivenhoe/Colchester: Car in “high-speed crash” with tree near the University of Essex – man taken to hospital

A road has been closed as emergency services work at the scene of a serious accident where a car has crashed into a tree.

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The junction of Commercial Road and Princes Street.

Ipswich: Motorcyclist in his 90s taken to hospital in serious condition after crash in Commercial Road

A motorcyclist in his 90s is in a serious condition after he came of his bike in Ipswich.

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Rev Canon Geoffrey Grant bids farewell to parishioners after his final service - Geoffrey is retiring after 50 years serving the same parish.

Nacton: Geoffrey Grant retires after 50 years as vicar of the same parish

After serving the same community for half a century, a parish priest is retiring – though he hasn’t ruled out returning to the pulpit if asked.

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Chris and Tanya Jevons are pictured at Bury Fish and Chip shop

Bury St Edmunds: Chance to takeaway a piece of town’s fish and chip history at St Andrews Street shop closes

A landmark fish and chip shop in the centre of a west Suffolk market town has been put been up for sale.

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Lynne Hanson in concert

Review: Canadian country musician Lynne Hanson plays at Dove Cottage in Debenham

Going back to Suffolk is always a pleasure, having spent many years in and around Hadleigh and Ipswich, it’s akin to going home.

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The Felixstowe railway poster which sold for £3365

Felixstowe: Old seaside rail posters fetch more than £8k

Three rare pre-war railway posters advertising Essex and Suffolk seaside resorts in their elegant heyday have been sold for £8,413 at an auction in America.

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Have fun this half term

Suffolk/north Essex: Rainy day activities that will help you and the children enjoy October half term no matter what the weather

Rain. We have seen a lot of it in recent weeks, and not just the odd short, sharp shower, but downpours that have lasted for hours at a time.

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Last year's front page of the programme for the Theatre Royal pantomime

Bury St Edmunds: Call goes out to budding young artists

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has launched a poster competition to celebrate this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, with a host of prizes up for grabs for the winner.

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The RSPCA at Martlesham  has been inundated with ferrets.
Emma Thresh with Dakota and Georgia.

Video: Call for owners as animal centre sees a spike in the number of stray ferrets being brought in to RSPCA in Martlesham

Staff at a Suffolk animal centre which has seen a spike in the number of ferrets being brought to its facility are appealing for people to come forward and provide loving homes for the animals.

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Counting the votes at Clacton last week - but is any party ready to fight next year's general election?

Does any party want to win next year’s general election?

One thing that has become clear as a result of last week’s Clacton and Heywood by-elections is the fact that seven months out from a general election, British politics is in a difficult place.

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The Boys' Brigade Band leads the Stowmarket Town Council civic service procession

Gallery: Harmony the theme of Stowmarket’s civic service

The benefit of people and organisations working together in harmony was the central theme for a town’s civic service.

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Mick McCarthy

‘We should have won the game’ – Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager, Mick McCarthy, admitted that his side should have been out of sight before Blackburn Rovers snatched an injury-time equaliser in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Portman Road.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy

Manger of the Month ‘curse’ is superstitious nonsense, says Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Winning the Manager-of-the-Month award is often labelled a ‘curse’, the recipient doomed ahead of their next outing.

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Ipswich Town

INJURY NEWS: Daryl Murphy and Luke Hyam out, while Jonny Williams will face a late fitness test

Ipswich Town will be without leading scorer Daryl Murphy and midfielder Luke Hyam for tomorrow’s Championship visit of Blackburn Rovers, while loanee Jonny Williams will undergo a late fitness test.

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Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Luke Chambers signs a new three-year deal with Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has signed a new three-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, at Portman Road.

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Striker Josh Mayhew (pictured in blue playing for Hadleigh United), who has just recently joined Leiston from Witham Town

RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION PREVIEWS: Leiston, boosted by the arrival of a new striker, are on the road at table-toppers Maidstone United, while Bury are at home against East Thurrock United

Following their enthralling five-goal thriller at Victory Road on Tuesday evening in the Suffolk Premier Cup, both Leiston and Bury Town are back in Ryman Premier Division action this afternoon.

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Ollie Brown (red) has made his long-awaited return to football following a lengthy groin injury

It’s the FA Trophy for Needham Market today and boss Mark Morsley wants his side to win and set up a lucrative trip to Maidstone United in the next round

Needham Market host Walton & Hersham in an FA Trophy Preliminary Round tie this afternoon in a competition manager Mark Morsley wants to do well in, with a lucrative trip to Maidstone United the reward if they can win this afternoon.

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Centre-half Nathan Clarke (red) has returned to Walsham-le-Willows from Bury Town

Confidence in the Walsham-le-Willows camp is high again following the arrival of some old faces again as the Suffolk side bid to climb up the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

With some old faces now on board again at Walsham-le-Willows, confidence is now high in the camp as the Willows look to climb up the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table.

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AFC Sudbury boss David Batch (left, with the grey jumper on) has been impressed with his side recently

Six-unbeaten AFC Sudbury travel to Whitstable Town in the FA Trophy this afternoon with boss David Batch excited by the impact of some new and ambitious signings

Ahead of their FA Trophy visit to Whitstable Town this afternoon, Ryman North Division outfit AFC Sudbury are a side very much on the up at the moment having won five and drawn one of their last six fixtures.

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