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Ipswich Town duo called-up for New Zealand, ahead of Confederations Cup

Tommy Smith

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Ipswich Town duo Tommy Smith and Monty Patterson have been called up by New Zealand, ahead of the All Whites’ participation in the Confederations Cup in Russia, next month.

The Town pair will attend a warm-up camp in Ireland, face Northern Ireland in a friendly in Belfast on Friday, June 2, before taking on Belarus in Minsk in a final friendly on Monday, June 12.

New Zealand have been drawn against Russia, Mexico and Portugal in their Confederations Cup group.

The All Whites kick-off against the hosts on Sunday, June 18 before taking on Mexico four days later. They finish the group against Portugal on Sunday, June 25.

A person has died after a serious crash on the A12 near Copdock this afternoon.

The sunshine, blue skies and record breaking temperatures of recent days are set to come to a thundery end - with heavy rain and lightning expected across the region this weekend.

A full business case for a northern bypass will be tabled by the end of the year it has been revealed, as transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that some improvements in the area will “have to happen”.

An Ipswich man who was in a “blind rage” when he deliberately drove his car into a neighbour has been jailed for two years and seven months.

The jury in the trial of a 68-year-old former Ipswich man accused of sexually assaulting a schoolboy in his mobile home more than a decade ago is expected to retire to consider its verdicts on Monday.

A couple jailed for failing to pay more than £400,000 tax have been ordered to pay back £70,000 and £1 respectively.

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