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How up-to-date are you with the news of East Anglia?

PUBLISHED: 11:46 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 20 November 2017

See how well you do in our news round up quiz. Picture: MICK WEBB

See how well you do in our news round up quiz. Picture: MICK WEBB

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

Last week in Suffolk a grandfather from Middleton was infuriated when engineers tried to dig up his front garden and install a broadband cabinet without asking for his permission.

The Openreach contractors arrived at Bob Perrett’s home unannounced with a digger on Wednesday, October 25.

Luckily, Mr Perrett was able to stop the workmen before any damage was done – however he said it would have been a different story if had he not been home at the time.

Mr Perrett said: “I’m not trying to slow down fast broadband but they should have let me know. These guys just turned up and tried to put a box on private land without having contacted me in any shape or form.

“If it had happened when I was out, I would have come home to find my garden dug up.”

Openreach, which is the division of BT that owns and maintains the national broadband and telephone network, has apologised for the “frustration” caused to Mr Perrett and acknowledged that contact should have been made prior to any work.

You can read the full story here.

Shane and Zoe Coldron were Chantry School childhood sweethearts. But unexpectedly Zoe, 44, collapsed and died last week. Her husband Shane has spoken about how the family is coping, plus the overwhelming support he has received.

Broadcasting group Celador faces a rival bidder for the renewal of the Ipswich commercial radio licence which it acquired last year.

Two vehicles have collided on the B1078 this afternoon between Clopton and Charsfield.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Body positivity is a term that is bandied about a lot at the moment and that can make it sound flippant, unimportant and self indulgent, writes Kate Dickinson.

A Suffolk woman has told of the part she played in forcing The Sun to scrap Page 3 topless women.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

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