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Did you send a Christmas card from Felixstowe to Swansea?

Swansea couple search for their Felixstowe Father Christmas

A Welsh couple are celebrating the season of goodwill after a Christmas card, which took a 300mile detour, found its way home.

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Orwell Bridge

Body pulled out of the water near Orwell Bridge in Ipswich

A dead body has been pulled out of the water in the vicinity of the Orwell Bridge.

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Last minute shoppers hit the high street in Ipswich in the last weekend before Christmas

Traders in Ipswich report changing habits in Christmas shoppers

Traders in Ipswich have noticed people tightening the purse strings this festive season, with the last weekend before Christmas proving quiet.

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Louise Gray

Widow of 7/7 bombing victim faces jail for stealing son’s compensation

The widow of a 7/7 bombing victim has been warned that she faces jail after she admitted stealing £43,000 from her son’s compensation.

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john nice christmas

How John Nice ended up spending £180 on a pair of slippers (sorry house shoes) because he was too embarrassed to admit his Christmas clanger

I’ve always loved Christmas. The festive season in Blighty is an opportunity for us all to catch up with family, friends and loved ones.

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Antoni Muldoon

Kingpin of £5.7million escort and debt elimination scams and notorious Costa-Del-Conman Antoni Muldoon must pay back £750,000

The kingpin behind internet escort and debt elimination scams which fleeced £5.7million from 17,300 victims must pay back £750,000.

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Gabrielle Green as Cinderella in Enchanted Entertainment's pantomime Cinderella at the Ipswich Regent to January 3. Photograph: Simon Parker

Review / Gallery: Cinderella, Enchanted Entertainment, Ipswich Regent, to January 3

You’d better get your tickets to the ball now, once word spreads how good this show is they’re going to vanish quicker than Cinders’ carriage come midnight.

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X Factor finalist Stevi Ritchie from Colchester

The rise of Stevi Ritchie, Colchester X Factor finalist interviewed

The X Factor’s wildcard, Colchester’s Stevi Ritchie, speaks of his excitement ahead of February’s 
The X Factor 2015 
Live Tour

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Key Bury St Edmunds venues merge management to “improve efficiency”

Controversial plans to merge the running of two of the region’s leading arts venues will be put into place next month in a bid to minimise costs and improve efficiency.

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Bury St Edmunds arts venues announce management merger trial

Controversial plans to merge the running of two of the region’s leading arts venues will be put into place next month in a bid to minimise costs and improve efficiency.

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The Tinder Box, adapted by Julian Harries & Pat Whymark, Common Ground theatre company's Christmas Show featuring Charles Davies, Lorna Garside and Julian Harries

Review: The Tinder Box, by Julian Harries and Pat Whymark, Common Ground Theatre Company, Seckford Theatre until December 20 and on tour until January 10 2015

Those magicians of Christmas entertainment Julian Harries and Pat Whymark, not content with writing and directing a winning Eastern Angles Christmas show this year, have decided to create a second sensational seasonal treat The Tinder Box for their own theatre company Common Ground.

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john nice christmas

How John Nice ended up spending £180 on a pair of slippers (sorry house shoes) because he was too embarrassed to admit his Christmas clanger

I’ve always loved Christmas. The festive season in Blighty is an opportunity for us all to catch up with family, friends and loved ones.

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Reporter Paul Geater gets out of the Christmas spirit.

Where’s the magic of Christmas? It disappeared years ago!

I fully realise this piece elevates me to a position somewhere between Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch, but as the big day approaches I have to admit that the magic of Christmas has long since disappeared.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.
Jay Tabb with Daryl Murphy.

Report, MOTM poll and gallery: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0 – First-half Murphy and Tabb goals see Blues return to second

Ipswich v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town moved back to second in the Championship table following an impressive 2-0 home win over fellow high-fliers Middlesbrough at Portman Road, Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb both scoring in the first half.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.
Jay Tabb with Daryl Murphy.

Report, MOTM poll and gallery: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0 – First-half Murphy and Tabb goals see Blues return to second

Ipswich v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town moved back to second in the Championship table following an impressive 2-0 home win over fellow high-fliers Middlesbrough at Portman Road, Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb both scoring in the first half.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.

Reaction: McCarthy says Teddy Bishop should stay and progress at Ipswich Town after teenager stars in 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough

Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says starlet Teddy Bishop is at the very best place to progress his career, the teenage midfielder playing a starring role in this afternoon’s 2-0 home win over fellow Championship high-fliers Middlesbrough.

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Ipswich Town v Leeds United - Portman Road, Ipswich - 6 Dec 2014

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with fans at the start of the match

Mick McCarthy glad he’s won over the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town supporters

He’s finally won the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town fans. Now Mick McCarthy is determined not to lose them.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

McCarthy confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, in the January transfer window

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, when the January transfer window open.

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Ipswich Town

Injury news: Stephen Hunt available again, but Hyam’s still out and both Mings and Noel Hunt are injury doubts for Boro visit

Stephen Hunt is available again for Ipswich Town, but Luke Hyam remains sidelined and both Tyrone Mings and Noel Hunt are doubts for Ipswich Town ahead of tomorrow’s fourth versus second Championship clash with Middlesbrough at portman Road.

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A smiling Colchester United boss, Tony Humes

“It was a great team performance” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his team for a “great performance” following today’s 1-0 vital win at Yeovil Town

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Leiston's Joe Francis (blue) who is hoping to make a return to action today

Leiston looking to bounce back with a home win over Leatherhead

Leiston will hope to bounce back from Tuesday evening’s defeat with a home win against Leatherhead in the Ryman Premier Division this afternoon.

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Needham Market's Chris Hogg (right) has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with medial knee ligament damage

Big match preview: Leaders Needham Market host third-placed Wroxham in the Ryman North Division

It’s first versus third today in the Ryman North Division as table-toppers Needham Market host Wroxham at Bloomfields.

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Felixstowe & Walton's new signing Ryan Bedingfield in action for former club Brantham Athletic

Felixstowe & Walton looking for first home win since October as Diss Town visit

Felixstowe & Walton United host Thurlow Nunn Premier Division basement side Diss Town at The Goldstar this afternoon, looking to improve their home form.

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