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Annual fireworks in Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Ipswich Scouts ready for Christchurch Park fireworks display on Saturday, November 1

Final preparations are under way today as members of the 11th Ipswich Scout Group prepare to welcome thousands of people to Christchurch Park for this year’s fireworks extravaganza.

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Image shows moment Daniel Webster punches a man on the tracks at Chelmsford Railway Station

Two north Essex men jailed after blind Ipswich man pushed onto railway tracks at Chelmsford

Shocking images show the moment a registered blind man was thrown onto the tracks during an attack.

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St Matthews Baths Hall from Berners Street in the 1970's

Can you help reunite Beryl Betts with long-lost dance pals?

A dancer is looking to get back in touch with long-lost friends who sheknew from the 1950s.

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Expectant children wait for the poppy drop at Wattisham Airfield

Poppy Appeal launch misses Wattisham Airfield target and waiting school children and drops 60,000 of the badges in a wood

The launch of Suffolk’s Poppy Appeal hit a major hiccup today – when the plane carrying 60,000 of them missed the dozens of children waiting below.

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Egyptian coffin, 3,000 years old, found in north Essex home. With Reeman Dansie auctioneers' cataloguer Gina Vince

Gallery: Ancient Egyptian coffin 3,000 years old discovered in north Essex home

An Ancient Egyptian coffin has been unearthed at a home on the north Essex coast.

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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 to flee

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

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Funding dementia care is a very difficult issue.

We must be prepared to pay the bill for dementia care

The situation at the Care UK residential and nursing homes in Suffolk is a matter of great concern for anyone with family members or friends who rely on them.

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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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