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Felixstowe: Savile book should not have been removed from window display, say Star readers

11:59 14 November 2012

A SHOP owner should not have removed a book about Jimmy Savile from his store’s front window, according to a Star reader poll.

Poor Richard’s Books owner, Richard Moffat, came in for criticism from shoppers when the book about the shamed TV presenter was spotted last week.

It was taken down after complaints were made.

But Star readers have come out in support of Mr Moffat through a poll on our website stating that the book should not have been removed – a move which some branded as censorship.

In all, 361 people voted in the poll with 223 people, 62 per cent, saying the item should have stayed put.

One Ipswich Star reader said: “This is just mass hysteria of the worst sort. Perhaps it wasn’t very good timing or taste by the bookseller, but are we now to turn into a society like Nazi Germany, where book-burning was the fashion in another display of intolerance and crowd madness?”

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Rogue trader fined

A internet rogue trader has been told to pay nearly £51,000 for selling unsafe medical equipment and children’s scooters from his Ipswich warehouse.

Traffic lights at Wherstead Road bridge caused chaos.

Network Rail’s top manager in East Anglia has issued an unreserved apology after engineers working for his company brought Ipswich town centre to a standstill on Thursday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Help is needed to trace a man who approached a teenage girl as she walked home in Ipswich.

Centennial commemoration of the start of the battle of the Somme at Long Melford War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church.

The great-nephew of a Long Melford soldier who fought at the Battle of the Somme described the “humbling” experience of blowing on the same whistle his ancestor used to send men over the top.

East of England Ambulance Service attended the crash.

Police and ambulance crews attended a two-vehicle crash this afternoon.

Faulkeners Way, in Trimley

Police want to trace a man with a blond quiff who pulled up alongside a 10-year-old boy in black panel van and spoke to him outside a play area in Trimley St Mary.

More funding is needed to help people suffering with mental ill health, Labour says

Labour has joined calls demanding more money be made available for mental health services in Suffolk, warning that reported cuts of £200,000 will have “severe consequences” for sufferers in the county.

Gabriella Keating Fedders with her Pigs Gone Wild sculpture The Ham-Inator

The Pigs Gone Wild trail is live, opening up art to the public and a new generation as they wander round town spotting the elaborately decorated sculptures.

Borough councillor Richard Pope.

The emphasis of immigration during the last weeks of the referendum campaign has led to an increase in the amount of abuse being aimed a European workers on the streets of Suffolk, councillors in Ipswich have heard.

Ready for the start: The cars lined up in front of a large crowd ahead of the National Hot Rod World Championship race at the 44th Annual SpedeWeekend at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 28 June 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

The draw of high action, high speed motorsport will be bringing fans of oval motorsport to Foxhall Stadium this weekend for the 45th annual SpedeWeekend.

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