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Suffolk’s small schools face cuts under new funding formula, NUT claims

Suffolk schools will face cuts in their income under the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula (NFF), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) claims.

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Jenny Townsend, centre, from Teenage Cancer Trust with Kevin Cook, Left, Peter George, and Teresa Bridgeman. Photo: Keith Mindham Photography.

‘Heartbroken’ Gislingham engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer wants his memory to live on through fundraising

A ‘heartbroken’ engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer has thanked supporters for a tremendous start to a year of fundraising in his memory.

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Van broken into in Roydon

Break in at Roydon works van sees £1,000 worth of power tools stolen

Police are appealing for information after £1,000 worth of power tools were stolen from a works van in Roydon.

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Crash in Withersdale Street

Woman and man hospitalised after car and lorry crash in Withersdale Street

Two people were taken to hospital after a car and lorry were involved in a crash in Withersdale Street on Tuesday evening.

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Trees and hedgerow fire tackled in Denham

Trees and hedgerows which caught alight in Denham were extinguished by a fire crew last night.

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Scole, Norfolk. Duncan Slater will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables (MDS) for the second time in April.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Double-amputee Duncan Slater believes new legs will make all the difference in toughest footrace on earth

It’s a case of unfinished business for Scole’s Duncan Slater as he prepares for his latest physical challenge — a six day ultramarathon in the searing heat of the Sahara Desert.

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Original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan (centre) with Redgrave-based rock band Walkway. Submitted photo.

Original Status Quo drummer to join Redgrave’s Walkway on stage for Rick Parfitt Tribute

Original Status Quo Drummer John Coghlan will join Redgrave rockers Walkway on stage this Friday when they perform their tribute to Rick Parfitt for the very first time.

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Dodgeball, rounders and more on offer to youngsters in Attleborough during Easter holidays

Youngsters in Breckland are being encouraged to make the most of a programme of activities across the district during the Easter holidays.

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Teams of specially trained officers from Suffolk and Norfolk are searching the tip

Corrie’s uncle criticises police for tip search delay

Missing airman Corrie McKeague’s uncle has criticised police over delays in searching a landfill site for him.

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Police appeal after window smashed in Harleston

Boots Pharmacy window smashed in Harleston

Police are appealing for information after a chemists’ window was smashed in Harleston at the weekend.

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Jane Rackley, of Bressingham, lost nearly 5st after joining the Slimming World group in Roydon. Submitted photo.

Bressingham woman is village’s ‘biggest loser’ — and could be set for a big gain in national competition

A Bressingham lady’s huge loss could result in a big gain — after shedding nearly five stone.

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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Garage fire in Rickinghall. Photo: Rosanna Thompson.

Cars and garage catch on fire in Rickinghall

There were no injuries after a garage containing two cars caught on fire in Rickinghall on Sunday evening.

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Corrie's mum Nicola Urquhart  with her sons Darroch, left, and Makeyan McKeague

Missing Corrie’s brothers’ touching Mothers’ Day tributes to their mum

Missing airman Corrie McKeague’s brothers yesterday made touching Mothers’ Day tributes to their mum Nicola Urquhart.

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Fire service news

Shed up in flames in Harleston

A pair of fire crews tackled a shed fire in Harleston on Sunday morning.

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Warning after cold calling incidents strike Diss area

Norfolk Trading Standards are warning residents to be on guard after reports of cold calling incidents in the Diss and Thetford areas.

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The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

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Paul Marion, NPAS assistant operations director for the south east, left, and Sgt Jules Bosley, unit base manager at Wattisham 



Picture: Mecha Morton

Police chopper move ‘will mean a 24/7 service’

Next Friday, Suffolk will say goodbye to its ‘own’ police helicopter when its base at Wattisham is closed.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Man given suspended sentence for link to Framlingham woman’s prescription fraud

A man who purchased specialist baby milk which had been fraudulently obtained by a woman from Framlingham has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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