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Suffolk: Heroes of our county are honoured at Stars of Suffolk awards

16:02 10 February 2013


COMMUNITY champions and the unsung heroes in our county have been honoured at the annual Stars of Suffolk awards ceremony.


Hundreds of guests packed into Suffolk New College, Ipswich, on Friday night as the tales of dedicated and courageous individuals were told.

The event saw 16 awards given to people from a range of different backgrounds.

Teenager Rhys Joseland picked up the overall Stars of Suffolk award for his selfless actions in rescuing a woman who was attacked in her home by a man.

The 15-year-old, of Stowmarket, was walking to school when he heard screams. He went into the house and managed to get the man away from her.

■■For coverage of Friday’s awards ceremony, and for details of other winners, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Ipswich Star.



John Girt, Captain of the Bells at St Margarets Church which has managed to get through the first round heritage Lottery Fund grant approval to restore its bells.

A centuries-old church in Ipswich is celebrating taking the first steps on the road to restoring and re-hanging its bells.

Police are looking for four men following an attacj in Ipswich

Police are hunting for a group of four men following an attack in Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Accident near Hintlesham causes delays.

There are delays on the A1071 near Hintlesham following an accident involving a car and motorbike this morning.

Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

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Felixstowe's Martello Tower P, in Langer Road, open as part of Felixstowe's Heritage weekend.

A project to restore a defensive fort dating back to the Napoleonic era has received a £50,000 boost from a heritage funding cash pot.

Anne Humphrys and Bec Jasper have set up PACT support group for parents and families of children with disabilities.

Huge increases in the number of children in Suffolk suffering from mental health problems were today laid bare - amid major concerns about the quality of services youngsters receive.

B&Q in Anglia Retail Park will close by 2017.

Home improvement giant B&Q is set to close one of its biggest Suffolk stores - at Anglia Retail Park on the edge of Ipswich, it can be revealed.

Web fire

A kitchen fire was extinguished in Walder Grave Way, Manningtree, this afternoon.

A two-year-old was freed from a car in Stowmarket today.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of a lorry who they believe can help with their enquires into a related incident on the A140.

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