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James Marston visits The Mayflower Project in Harwich to see how they plan to rebuild the iconic ship

Video/Gallery: Project to recreate the Mayflower - the ship that put America on the map

It was a ship that helped found the United States of America. And it came from Harwich. James Marston goes behind the scenes at the Harwich Mayflower Project.

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Man stole £140k from employer

Suffolk: Gambling addict faces prison for stealing £140,000 from his employer

A gambling-addicted engineer has admitted stealing more than £140,000 from the Suffolk company he worked for.

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Rory and Tibo Salter choose their next reads

Video: Suffok’s mobile library is a lifeline for rural readers

Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. And for some of Suffolk’s rural communities the mobile library service is a lifeline that allows them to enjoy this simple pleasure.

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Presenter Phillipa Hall, front row, third from left, with contestants at the farmer's apprentice boot camp which took place at Easton and Otley College this week.

Easton and Otley College hosts farm apprentice boot camp

Easton and Otley College hosted a competition to find a champion ‘apprentice’ farmer this week.

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Martin Newell

Martin Newell’s Joy of Essex: Sizzling summer... it must be time for the Christmas single

During this hot summmer weather, eagle-eared readers may recall that last week I mentioned rushing home to finish my recording of a Christmas song which I was late delivering. I’d just like to clarify that at the time, the song was late for next Christmas and not last Christmas. Christmas songs are very often written and recorded during high summer.

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James Marston at Felixstowe Tennis Club.

James Marston: Mayflower and a mobile library - busy week for James

No sooner had I finished my performance in Panama hat and linen jacket as Sir John Betjeman on Felixstowe seafront than I heard someone mutter under their breath: “He looks like a lardier version of the Del Monte man. Do you think he’s got some pineapple juice?” I struggled not to take umbrage, though I was so thirsty in the oppressive heat – despite the sea breezes of Felixstowe, where I enjoy the benefit of a small flat with sea views (distant) – that a pineapple juice would have been welcome.

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Phoebe and Barbara Carter

Video/Poll: How much pocket money do your children get? Parents in East Anglia are tightening the purse strings

Children in East Anglia receive the lowest rate of pocket money in the country, according to an annual survey.

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Former EADT photographer James fletcher is doing a 100 mile cycle in aid of The British Heart foundation.

Felixstowe: James’ 100-mile ride to help heart charity work

A heart attack victim who took up cycling a year ago to strengthen his heart muscles is preparing for a 100-mile charity cycle ride.

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Blu the Husky who suffers from canine epilepsy is setting off with his family on a 50-day UK tour to raise awareness of the condition. Left to right, Kienan, Vicky, Rob and Aaron McGukin.

Video: Husky cross Blu is on a 50-day adventure with his family to raise awareness of canine epilepsy

A plucky pooch whose battle with canine epilepsy touched the hearts of dog lovers across the country has set off on a 50-day UK adventure with his owners to raise awareness of the condition.

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Children from Cedar Wood Primary School who are young carers during their afternoon tea at Seckford hall in recognition of the work that they do.

Video: Primary school-aged young carers enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in recognition of the work they do

Young carers at an Ipswich primary school were treated to a spot of afternoon tea this week in recognition of the work they do for their parents every day.

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