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PUBLISHED: 07:05 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:05 15 August 2018

The discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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Paul Hurst’s disappointment, a sleepover at Framlingham Castle and Rod Stewart selling off his antiques- here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

Trevoh Chalobah misses his penalty in the shoot-out at Exeter Picture PagepixTrevoh Chalobah misses his penalty in the shoot-out at Exeter Picture Pagepix

1 Police expect the post-mortem of a man found dead in the River Gipping to take place in the next 24 hours.

The body was found in the River on Monday near to London Road. His next of kin have been informed.

2 Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst disappointed and worried by his team’s performance after losing on penalties to Exeter City last night.

Night at the Site at Framlingham Castle Picture: JIM HOLDEN/ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUSTNight at the Site at Framlingham Castle Picture: JIM HOLDEN/ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST

The blue’s manager said he will be ensuring his players are told a few home truths after the loss to the League two side.

3 A special sleepover is being held at Framlingham Castle this weekend.

Guests will be able to gather round a fire and listen to campfire stories and design their own castle.

Homebase Store in Ipswich. Picture: Jessica HillHomebase Store in Ipswich. Picture: Jessica Hill

4 Shoppers in Ipswich have given their reaction to news that DIY retailer Homebase is set to close in the town.

The store on Felixstowe Road in Warren Heath is one of 42 stores at risk.

The collection of Rod Stewart. Picture: Sworders Fine Art AuctioneersThe collection of Rod Stewart. Picture: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers

5 Singer Rod Stewart will be auctioning off some of his antiques in Essex next month.

Estimates in the collection, which will be sold at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet, range from £60- £3000.

A multinational company which employs around 600 people in Glemsford could relocate out of the UK if Theresa May’s plans are rejected and Britain opts for a hard Brexit.

A motorist was stopped in Ipswich after vehicle checks found the car not to have a valid MOT.

An Ipswich man accused of attacking a neighbour has been cleared by a jury.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has admitted he has no immediate plans to release an album and will go on his second year-long blackout once his tour finishes as he spoke out about his mental health battles.

A man has shared pictures of vast fly-tipping on the pavement outside his Ipswich flat.

A drug dealing hotspot is to be targeted with increased police patrols after residents said they were scared to go out.

New management has been found for several schools in Suffolk and north Essex formerly run by the controversial academy trust Bright Tribe.

A vehicle has spilled a huge volume of diesel on the A14 near to Ipswich.

A three-car collision between the Copdock roundabout and Wherstead caused three miles of traffic jams on the A14, just outside Ipswich.

The controversial closure of magistrates courts in Suffolk has not impacted people’s access to justice, a minister has claimed.

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