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Have you been keeping up with the news in Suffolk?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 October 2017

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How well have you been keeping up with the news of East Anglia this week? Find out with our Suffolk news round-up quiz.

This week in Suffolk a rare Rolex watch was sold for a record of £230,000.

The watch was sold at a Martlesham auction and smashed an all-time British record.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Wristwatch was purchased by its owner back in 1965.

The auction took place at Lockdales Auctioneers – some bidders had flown over from Italy, America and Holland to try to buy the watch.

The buyer of the watch was an Italian who had flown over, the successful bidder said one of the reasons why the watch is so valuable is because the dial is in such a good condition.

You can read more about the auction here.

As the sale of a Rolex watch in Suffolk smashes British records, we have listed six things readers could do with £230,000.

• Buy a castle in Aberdeenshire – for £100,000 less than the Rolex, Knockhall Castle in Newburgh could be yours.

• Purchase your own private Caribbean island – the Deadman Caye, off the coast of Belize, is on the market for $299,000. This is equivalent to £220,574

• Put a bid on the first ever Subaru Impreza tested by rally legend Colin McRae, which sold for £230,000 at an auction in June this year.

• Loan Paris Saint-Germain player Dani Alves – the full back was offered £230,000 a week contract by the French football club.

• Put an offer on a three-bedroom house in Dorset – one in Weymouth is on the market for £225,000.

• Buy 205 rooms worth of IKEA furniture (based on a £1,117 room).

A pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a car in Ipswich this morning.

Paramedics are treating a cyclist following a collision with a van on the A14 eastbound at Trimley St Mary.

Locations in Ipswich have emerged as the latest sets to feature in the new series of BBC series Detectorists – with one even doubling for London.

The Children in Need 2017 charity event has raised more than £50.1 million in another record-breaking year.

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our East Anglia news round-up quiz.

A fundraising event to help an Ipswich boy strengthen his muscles and enjoy outdoor activities with his family is being held today.

One lane of the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk was closed tonight while emergency services dealt with a multi-vehicle collision.

Mystery surrounds the death of a 52-year-old woman from Suffolk as a post-mortem examination on her body has come back “inconclusive”.

A Co-op store in Ipswich has hosted a roadshow event as part of a campaign to protect shopworkers from anti-social behaviour.

A Rushmere campaigner who gathered nearly 1,500 signatures in a successful petition to bring a real Christmas tree back to Ipswich town centre has said she is thrilled with the new tree.

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