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The fire at the David Lloyd gym on Ransomes Europark. Photo: Samantha Simmonds

Update: Fire at David Lloyd Leisure in Ransomes Europark – ‘Exploding’ gas cylinders cause blaze and up to 250 people flee

Scores of people were forced to evacuate David Lloyd Ipswich in Ransomes Europark today when a fire broke out.

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The junction of Commercial Road and Princes Street.

Ipswich: 90-year-old man dies following motorcycle accident in Commerical Road

A man in his 90s has died following a motorcycle accident last weekend.

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Simon Warr outside Ipswich Crown Court after being found not guilty.

Holbrook / Great Finborough: Teacher Simon Warr is cleared of historic sex abuse charges by jury in just 40 minutes

A teacher and media personality cleared of historic sex abuse relating to pupils at two Suffolk schools has spoken of his relief that “justice had been done” but criticised the “febrile” atmosphere in relation to child abuse following the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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Lawrence Hare, former speedway rider who was paralysed after an accident.

Ipswich: Former Ipswich Witches star Lol Hare on hope to walk thanks to spinal surgery breakthrough

Twelve years ago former Ipswich Witches speedway star Lawrence ‘Lol’ Hare was told he was paralysed after a devastating crash - and today his dream of one day kicking a ball with his newborn son is one step closer to reality.

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Mildenhall Lodge Care Home.

Suffolk: County backs improvements to care homes

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to send residents to Care UK homes at Mildenhall Lodge and Asterbury Place in Ipswich within the next month.

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The fire at the David Lloyd gym on Ransomes Europark. Photo: Samantha Simmonds

Update: Fire at David Lloyd Leisure in Ransomes Europark – ‘Exploding’ gas cylinders cause blaze and up to 250 people flee

Scores of people were forced to evacuate David Lloyd Ipswich in Ransomes Europark today when a fire broke out.

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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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Liz Nice and her partner Darren Lorking escape to a Stoke by Nayland Lodge for an overnight stay.

Review: Liz Nice and her partner take a break from football practice, the school run and Horrible Histories and rediscover who they really are at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

I live with two enchanting young boys, a demanding dog and a serene and judgmental cat who looks down upon our frenetic, chaotic lives with barely concealed derision.

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