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PUBLISHED: 08:25 22 November 2018

Shoppers will be able to find great savings from independent retailers in Ipswich town centre too. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Shoppers will be able to find great savings from independent retailers in Ipswich town centre too. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

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Horses on the loose, Black Friday deals and Ipswich’s battle against drug dealers - find the top Suffolk and Essex stories in one place.

The number of young people entering the criminal justice system has fallen significantly over the last 10 years. Picture: ADRIAN JUDDThe number of young people entering the criminal justice system has fallen significantly over the last 10 years. Picture: ADRIAN JUDD

Christmas bargains are waiting to be snapped up in this year’s Black Friday deals - and our reporters have found the best places for savings in Ipswich.

While most people tend to think of online offers when they think of Black Friday, some independent stores in Ipswich are also getting in on the act this year too.

There has been a huge fall in the number of young people entering criminal justice system in Suffolk.

Children and young people are almost 90% less likely to be cautioned or convicted for a first offence in Suffolk than a decade ago, according to new figures.

Cllr Glen Chisholm says that he is concered residents will have their privacy invaded by intruders Picture: ARCHANTCllr Glen Chisholm says that he is concered residents will have their privacy invaded by intruders Picture: ARCHANT

Drug dealing next to a primary school in broad daylight has been labelled ‘brazen’ by a councillor in Ipswich.

Former Ipswich mayor and Whitehouse ward councillor Glen Chisholm branded concerns flagged by residents of daylight dealing – when children are walking back from nearby primary and secondary schools – as a “blight on society”.

Mildenhall police became emergency ranch hands when eight horses escaped from a field with two making a dash for a busy roundabout

The escape happened around 8pm on Wednesday night. No horses or officers were harmed in the incident on Raven Road.

Police snapped photos of the meandering culprits as they returned them to their field. Picture: MILDENHALL POLICEPolice snapped photos of the meandering culprits as they returned them to their field. Picture: MILDENHALL POLICE

In Ipswich Town news, goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact.

Talking about being dropped for the East Anglian derby in September, Bart said of ex-manager Paul Hurst: “I was never told anything... at least have the bravery to tell me.”

And finally, you can win tickets to the Essex Vegan Festival in Colchester this weekend.

We’ve teamed up with Vegan Events UK to offer free VIP entry. To win simply answer the following question and email it by 12pm on Friday, November 23 to writing VEGAN COMP in the subject line.

Bartosz Bialkowski is back in the team after being dropped by Paul Hurst earlier in the season. Picture: STEVE WALLERBartosz Bialkowski is back in the team after being dropped by Paul Hurst earlier in the season. Picture: STEVE WALLER

What is the key ingredient of tofu?

A: Almonds

B: Avocados

C: Soy

Richard Monk of the Norwegian Bakers who will be at Essex Vegan Festival in Colchester on Sunday, November 25. Picture: NIGEL BROWNRichard Monk of the Norwegian Bakers who will be at Essex Vegan Festival in Colchester on Sunday, November 25. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

The closing date is November 23, 2018 - full Ts and Cs can be found here.

Free iCards for Ipswich youngsters last summer cost £100,000 it has emerged, as latest figures have revealed the extent of take up.

Dogs, cats and rats feature in this weeks round-up. Do you have room in your home for one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

A conservative club that survived through two world wars is set to close next week, with its committee blaming a ‘stay-at-home’ drinking culture for the dwindling bar takings.

A man has been fined almost £300 for taking his hands off the wheel to make a two fingered gesture at a speed camera in Suffolk.

In the latest of our series in celebrating community heroes we spoke to The Wildlife Gadget Man, Jason Alexander about his work helping to fight plastic waste across the county.

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

With talented well-known stars, unscripted fits of laughter and something for everyone to enjoy - The Regent have pulled off another unforgettable Christmas pantomime.

Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions.

Drivers are warned of possible treacherous road conditions this evening as “freezing rain” could turn roads icy.

Within hours of opening a new, exciting gadget on Christmas Day some of us have already broken them.

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