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Jerry Monerville, who has absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison

Hollesley Bay: Number of escaped prisoners doubles in the past three years

Drugs, bullying and a prison population crisis are being blamed for the number of Hollesley Bay inmates going on the run almost doubling in the past three years.

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Connor Horner, 14, from Great Dunmow in Essex, went missing while in Copdock, near Ipswich on Thurday April 17

Ipswich/Essex: Have you seen missing 14-year-old Connor Horner who disappeared from services at Copdock last Thursday?

Police are still searching for a teenage boy who ran off from a food outlet at Copdock on Maundy Thursday.

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Staff giving Easter treats to dementia patients including hot cross buns and some Easter eggs. Left to right, Rachelle Chaplin, Trixie Doughlas, Robin Tuck, Wendy Farrell, Robert Ogden.

West Suffolk: Support growing for hospital’s Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal

A fundraising campaign to enhance facilities for patients with dementia while they are staying on the acute wards at West Suffolk Hospital has struck a chord with local people.

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Stowmarket: Call for major new sport and leisure site as Stowmarket Town Football Club looks to expand

A council boss has admitted that a “rapidly-growing” town has outgrown its sports facilities – as it searches for a major site where a new leisure centre and football club could be based.

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A family group cycling at Center Parcs

Elveden: Center Parcs ad banned by ASA for ‘encouraging parents to take children out of school’

Activity holidays firm Center Parcs has had one of its adverts banned for encouraging parents to take their children out of school during term time.

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The new Co-op Funeral Services in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Ipswich: Former Co-op supermarket reopens as new funeral office

A Co-op supermarket that closed last month in the face of competition from a new Tesco that opened a few feet away from it has been converted into a new office for the company’s funeral service.

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County council leader Mark Bee and his deputy Lisa Chambers at Endeavour House in Ipswich.

Neither side happy at close leadership election result

The close result in last week’s county council leadership battle has left both sides licking their wounds and trying to work out where it leaves the authority.

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Lucky Kristale on the Newmarket gallops.

NEWMARKET PREVIEW: Charlie Hills hoping for Newmarket racing win on first day of season

Trainer Charlie Hills is hoping for a winning run today just 72 hours after helping raise thousands of pounds for Racing Welfare by completing the London Marathon.

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Travel: Rail services in Diss, Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester cancelled after person hit by train in Ilford

Rail services may be cancelled, delayed or revised at short notice after a person was hit by a train earlier today.

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