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Now for a long lie-in!

PUBLISHED: 23:00 03 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:08 03 March 2010

WHEN your paper boys and girls are the sons and daughters of the ones you first employed you know you have been around for a long time.

So it not surprising that Richard and Cherie Sutton have decided to bow out of running their shop in Brantham's shopping parade.

WHEN your paper boys and girls are the sons and daughters of the ones you first employed you know you have been around for a long time.

So it not surprising that Richard and Cherie Sutton have decided to bow out of running their shop in Brantham's shopping parade.

Mr Sutton, 52, admitted the hardest part of leaving would be missing the daily contact with people and after 29 years of working from 5am to 8pm virtually seven days a week, there were plenty of household jobs awaiting attention.

He said: "I'm going to take life easy after working virtually 100 hours a week, but I have absolutely loved it. I will miss the people but we intend to stay in the village so we will still see them."

Mr Sutton will have more time for the Old Ben charity of which he is Eastern Region branch chairman.

The charity was founded in 1839 by Charles Dickens and a group of like-minded colleagues.

It raises money to help people in need who have had some connection with the news trade, from former paper boys and girls, to newsagents, publishers, distributors and journalists.

Sutton's newsagents has been bought by the Ipswich and Norwich Co-operative, which has already bought the neighbouring post office and store.

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