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Have you been keeping up with the news in Suffolk?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:32 20 November 2017

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).

Rail timetables on services in many parts of Britain change dramatically on Monday as companies bring in new trains with different service patterns.

Samaritans is calling for parents, teachers and employees to put wellbeing ahead of grades this exam season.

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

Can you see yourself or someone you know in our photo gallery? All pictures were taken at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday, May 19.

More than 14,000 people flocked to sunny Hadleigh on Saturday for the town’s 179th annual show.

Police are looking for a 13-year-old girl from Lowestoft who has not been seen at home since Friday afternoon.

Could you offer a home to one of these cats and dogs at the Blue Cross centre in Wherstead?

Highways England teams will be carrying out maintenance on trunk roads across the region over the next week.

The A140 was partially closed late on Saturday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at the Stonham crossroads with the A1120.

Royal wedding fever has gripped the country - with a host of street parties popping up across East Anglia to celebrate the big day.

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