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Fred. Olsen's Boudicca ship.

Drama onboard Fred. Olsen cruise ship carrying almost 800 passengers when engine room fire breaks out

A Fred. Olsen cruise ship carrying more than 1,000 people suffered an engine room fire sailing off the Moroccan coast.

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Ed Sheeran

Waxwork of Ed Sheeran to be made for Madame Tussauds museum

Madame Tussauds is to make a waxwork model of Suffolk singing star Ed Sheeran.

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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire

Chimney fire extinguished in Witnesham

Crews took more than 90 minutes to extinguish a chimney fire at a home.

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Alasdair Nicol and Barry Twomey, with the Felixstowe Coastguard, go through a mud rescue exercise at Kirton Sluice on Sunday, 25 January.

Video: Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team practice mud rescue drill with exercise in Kirton Creek

Last year they carried out 84 missions, helping those in need around the region’s waterways. Reporter Edmund Crosthwaite joined Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team as they staged a dramatic training exercise.

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Ipswich Town's managing director Ian Milne

Ipswich Town director criticises Abellio Greater Anglia over handling of planned weekend rail disruption

Ipswich Town’s managing director has hit out at Abellio Greater Anglia over the way major weekend disruption has been passed on to the club.

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Domestiv violence. Library image.

Essex Police uses highest number of domestic violence protection orders outside of trial forces

Essex Police has been granted 178 doemstic violence protection orders since they were introduced – while Suffolk Constabulary have had eight.

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Star Wars EP VII The Force Awakens

Top 10 films to look forward to in 2015

Cinemas must be rubbing their hands in glee, with 2015 proving to be the year of the blockbuster.

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Essex Folk Project - care home residents perform with professional orchestra at Colchester Arts Centre. Photo: Paul Starr

Essex care home residents perform their own songs with professional orchestra at concert

Staff and residents from four north Essex care homes joined a professional orchestra to perform at a special concert at the end of a music project.

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Thomas McClary of The Commodores

The Commodores’ Thomas McClary talks standing up to segregation as a child, music and what Bury St Edmunds’ audiences can expect

Motown icon Thomas McClary has been a force of change, not just in the music industry with The Commodores but also, it turns out, in society overall. As the band visit Suffolk, Entertainment Writer Wayne Savage talks to him about being one of the first African-American students to attend a white-only school in Florida.

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Josef, Diane and their three daughters

East Anglian Stitch Textiles display comes to Braintree Museum following success at Ally Pally

When textile artist Lorna Rand had to make something about the First World War, she struggled for a while. Then she realised the answer was under her nose.

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The Three Degrees, coming to Bury St Edmunds next month

Charlie’s angels The Three Degrees come to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Valerie Holiday interviewed

The Three Degrees’ Valerie Holiday talks mountain tops, Prince Charles and fame during a turbulent time in American history with entertainment writer Wayne Savage

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Maggie Scorer is cycling round the coast of Britain, starting in March, with her retriever Oscar  in a sidecar, in aid of  LLR (Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) and SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal deaths).

Suffolk grandmother of eight prepares to cycle round Britain, towing her beloved dog in sidecar

She may be in her mid-60s, a mother of four grown-up children and grandmother of eight but, Maggie Scorer tells Sheena Grant, that’s no reason to take life easy.

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David Cameron at Ransomes Jacobsen

Why Ipswich is so important for politicians in election year

David Cameron’s decision to come to Ipswich to launch his party’s employment policy in the run-up to the General Election campaign was a huge coup for sitting MP Ben Gummer.

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Alasdair Nicol and Barry Twomey, with the Felixstowe Coastguard, go through a mud rescue exercise at Kirton Sluice on Sunday, 25 January.

Video: Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team practice mud rescue drill with exercise in Kirton Creek

Last year they carried out 84 missions, helping those in need around the region’s waterways. Reporter Edmund Crosthwaite joined Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team as they staged a dramatic training exercise.

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Notts County chief executive Jim Rodwell shaking hands with new club signing, striker Balint Bajner  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Facebook block for Hungary on Notts County page after club sign Ipswich Town forward Balint Bajner

Notts County have blocked Facebook comments from Hungary after the League One side received an unusually high number of posts from residents of the country about the signing of Balint Bajner.

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Freddie Sears celebrates Ipswich's third goal at Millwall

Sears wants to forge deadly strike partnership with Murphy

Freddie Sears is licking his lips at the chance to forge a deadly ‘big man, little man’ strike partnership with Daryl Murphy at Ipswich Town.

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Ipswich Town

Catch up on today’s Ipswich Town web chat

Ipswich Town missed out on the chance to go top of the Championship table on Wednesday night – losing 3-2 at Brighton.

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Computer game 'Football Manager 2015' predicts Freddie Sears will have a big impact at Ipswich Town. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town are destined for automatic promotion – according to computer game ‘Football Manager 2015’

Ipswich Town are destined for automatic promotion – according to popular computer game ‘Football Manager’.

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Paul Anderson tries to turn his marker at Brighton

GALLERY & REPORT: Ipswich Town pass up chance to go top at rejuvenated Brighton

‘After you’. ‘No, I insist, after you’ – this is turning into a rather polite Championship promotion race.

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Tony Humes

“That’s just what we needed!” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, praised his side’s character for their vital 2-0 home win over Leyton Orient this afternoon.

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Joe Francis (blue) could make a return from injury for Leiston this afternoon

Leiston on the search for a goalscoring striker to give their season a boost

Leiston boss Richard Wilkins admits that his side are actively looking for a goalscoring striker.

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Braintree Town celebrating a goal scored earlier this season

Braintree Town chairman dreaming of a FA Trophy trip to Wembley

Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding is dreaming of Wembley ahead of this afternoon’s FA Trophy third round match with Ebbsfleet United.

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Needham Market v Thamesmead. Needham in red. Needham's Ian Westlake rides a challenge.

Former Ipswich Town star Ian Westlake reveals the secret to Needham Market’s success this season

Needham Market midfielder Ian Westlake has revealed the secret to the Marketmen’s success this season – silence!

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