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A shock shop closure is one of our must read stories this week

PUBLISHED: 05:30 20 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58 20 October 2018

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From a perfect Ofsted report to a Suffolk teenager on the X-factor with Robbie Williams - make sure you are up-to-date with all of our stories.

Jon Guelas (far right) with United Vibe who are preparing for the X-Factor live shows Picture: SUPPLIED BY JON GUELASJon Guelas (far right) with United Vibe who are preparing for the X-Factor live shows Picture: SUPPLIED BY JON GUELAS

A talented former Samuel Ward Academy student is set to appear on the X-Factor live shows.

Jon Guelas, who is 18, has been put into a new boy band called United Vibe with mentor Robbie Williams.

His parents have expressed how proud of him they are - read the full story here.

The pupils and teachers at the Oaks are overjoyed at the Ofsted results Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe pupils and teachers at the Oaks are overjoyed at the Ofsted results Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The Oaks Community Primary School in Ipswich has received an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

It is believed that the school is the first primary school in the town to score this top rating since 2012.

Find out what made the school receive the rare accolade by reading the article here.

The store had a post office and the village's only cash machine  Picture: LOUISE HOPESThe store had a post office and the village's only cash machine Picture: LOUISE HOPES

A sudden closure of a shop in Rendlesham has left staff members jobless and confused.

The convenience store formally run as a Costcutter shut without warning on Thursday, October 11.

Staff members were completely kept in the dark about it and had no idea they were going to lose their job. Read their reactions here.

The chilly autumnal weather is set to continue Picture: FRED IXERThe chilly autumnal weather is set to continue Picture: FRED IXER

Suffolk Constabulary have revealed details on the dozens of supernatural incidents reported to the police.

Witches, zombies, ghosts and aliens were some of the many creatures referenced in calls to the police.

Find out which creature was reported the most here.

Make sure you know what weather to expect next week ready for half-term.

We spoke to Weatherquest to hear what days we should expect rain and what temperatures are forecasted.

You can read it all here.

A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced.

A main road into Ipswich has been ranked in the top 10 ‘riskiest roads’ in the east of England by a road safety charity.

Plenty of sunshine is on the cards this weekend, but it will be feeling colder with ground frost appearing.

Two Ipswich residents have been left with bills of more than £1,000 between them after subjecting their neighbours to late-night, high-volume music by Status Quo and Natalie Imbruglia.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Eagle-eyed shoppers will have noticed that the former Grimwade’s store in Ipswich town centre is fast transforming, and Pret A Manger will soon be opening their first store in town.

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

Ice skating has become a staple tradition for many families at Christmas and pop-up ice rinks are set to appear everywhere from Felixstowe, where skating is free, to Newmarket.

More than 20,000 people are expected to come to Ipswich next autumn for two days of free visual art and vibrant street food.

Students have grilled local business leaders at the launch of West Suffolk College’s Global Enterprise Week.

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