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Five stories you might have missed this week

PUBLISHED: 16:42 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 18 August 2018

The crash happened on the A12. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

The crash happened on the A12. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

From some special results to the birthday of Beano check out these five stories you may have missed this week.

Ipswich Homebase is threatened with closure. Picture: DAVID VINCENTIpswich Homebase is threatened with closure. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

1 Nine cows were killed on the A12 near Witham after the animals managed to get onto the roads.

The incident caused disruptions and delays for a number of hours.

2 On Tuesday shoppers in Ipswich gave their reaction to news that Homebase is set to pull out of the town.

Six-year-old George Woodward Picture: LAURA BARBERSix-year-old George Woodward Picture: LAURA BARBER

The store, on Felixstowe Road in Warren Heath, is one of 42 stores that the home improvement chain wants to close as part of a restructure.

3 A Suffolk family shared their devastation after a potentially life-improving drug was recommended for rejection by clinical watchdog NICE.

The family of George Woodward say they will keep fighting.

Dominic signed the consent forms for a heart transplant on Wednesday and picked up his A Level results the day after in a whirlwind 24 hours.. Picture: JAKE FOXFORDDominic signed the consent forms for a heart transplant on Wednesday and picked up his A Level results the day after in a whirlwind 24 hours.. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

4 On Thursday thousands of students found out their A Level results but for Dominic Davies from Brantham his fantastic results were almost a second thought.

The 20-year-old has a heart problem and found out on Wednesday that he will be having a heart transplant.

Barrie Appleby at his drawing-board. He says of the Beano that children 'like to feel they are empowered and its they who will eventually outsmart the teachers or parents or whoever'   Picture: GREGG BROWNBarrie Appleby at his drawing-board. He says of the Beano that children 'like to feel they are empowered and its they who will eventually outsmart the teachers or parents or whoever' Picture: GREGG BROWN

5 Beano artist Barrie Appleby, who lives near Sudbury, spoke to Steve Russell about why the comic is still a success 80 years on.

“I always say it’s a privilege to do this,” said Mr Appleby, “What we’re doing is entertaining children. That is a responsibility.”

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