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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.”

Bailey hasn’t had the best start to life and hopes someone can give him the loving home he deserves. Watch our video of him playing with his favourite toy.

Crowds watched in awe as a 50ft Christmas tree was lifted into place on the newly renovated Ipswich Cornhill, just in time for the festival period.

David Kindred takes a look at past building sites around Ipswich before the introduction of health and safety including St Margaret’s church and Fore Street.

A lorry driver has been arrested after his heavy goods vehicle crashed into the central reservation on the A14 at Ipswich.

Walkers crisps, frozen mash, children’s shoes, and wine from John Lewis are a few of the many items which are being recalled. Check the list and make sure you don’t have these products in your home.

Highways England is to resurface a stretch of uneven road which has been causing major delays for motorists on the A14.

From a new restaurant opening in Ipswich to finding out which Suffolk road is in the top 10 of riskiest roads in the East of England.

Police have discovered the body of a missing teenager in Lakenheath.

Children’s authors took centre stage in a question and answer session in Ipswich.

A driver who was stopped in Ipswich for allegedly using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been arrested after reportedly giving a positive drugs test.

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