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  1. Woman dies in Suffolk village despite efforts of ambulance staff

    East Anglian Daily Times

    Emergency medics touched down in a Suffolk village this morning to reports of a woman who was not breathing – but were unable to save her.

  2. 2018 edition of Great East Run launched

    The 2018 edition of a half marathon, which organisers said raised £1m for good causes last year, has been launched.

    The second Simplyhealth Great East Run will return to Ipswich on 16 September.

    Last year's inaugural event saw more than 2,400 people take part.

    The start of Simplyhealth Great East Run 2017
  3. Witham MP Priti Patel elected to Foreign Affairs Select Committee

    Priti Patel, the Conservative MP for Witham, has been elected by her colleagues to serve as a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

    “With Britain leaving the EU and our role in the world changing, I want to see our country make the most of the new opportunities we will have," Ms Patel said.

    Last November, Ms Patel resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials

    Priti Patel MP
  4. Damage to land from traveller encampment 'should be criminal matter'

    The Labour leader of Basildon Borough Council is calling for travellers - who camped on a field in Billericay - to be investigated for criminal damage.

    As reported in The Echo,the Hannikins Farm Community Centre was forced to close and stop hosting activities on its artificial football pitches following an encampment there.

    Hannikins Farm damage

    "What I have seen at Hannikins Farm is criminal damage," said councillor Gavin Callaghan.

    "I'm writing today to the district commander of Essex Police in Basildon - criminal charges should be brought."

    Damage at Hannikins Farm
  5. Former Norfolk police chief quits Scottish post

    A former Norfolk chief constable has resigned as the head of Scotland's police force.

    Phil Gormley

    Phil Gormley quit as chief constable of Police Scotland after going on special leave in September amid a series of investigations into claims of gross misconduct. He has always denied any wrongdoing.

    Mr Gormley had served as Norfolk's chief constable between 2010 and 2013, before leaving to become deputy director of the National Crime Agency.

    Read the full story here.

  6. Club to build new 100-seater stand and lights

    A football club in Essex is to get a new 100-seater stand and floodlights.

    Holland FC put in a planning application for the covered stand and six floodlights at its ground in Dulwich Road, Holland-on-Sea, which was granted by planning officers.

    The club had already successfully got planning permission for a new sports pitch and club house.

    Tendring District Council said a condition on the new approval was that the floodlights must be properly screened from the road and neighbouring homes, and cannot be used after 22:00.

  7. Duchess of Cambridge opens Wickford addiction treatment centre

    The Duchess of Cambridge is in Wickford this afternoon, meeting local council officials and members of an organisation called Action on Addiction, where she is opening a new centre.

    Here's the moment she arrived earlier on...

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  8. Plans for new homes in Clacton rejected

    Plans to build 175 new homes in Clacton have been refused by council officers.

    Ray Chapman Associates had applied to Tendring District Council to build the development on land south of Centenary Way.

    The proposals were rejected as they fall outside the boundaries of the settlement area agreed in local plans, and in the "green gap" separating Clacton from Little Clacton.

    Land off Centenary Way
  9. Track defect causing disruption for Liverpool Street trains

    Lines in and out of London's Liverpool Street to parts of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire have been blocked by a track defect just outside the station.

    A spokeswoman for operator Greater Anglia said trains between Norwich and London were not affected by the problem.

    Engineers from Network Rail are at the scene, she added.

    A list of trains affected by the disruption is available here.

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  10. Queen ends break at Sandringham country retreat

    The Queen has headed back to London after spending her annual winter break at Sandringham.

    The Queen at King's Lynn station this morning

    She was pictured boarding a train at King's Lynn this morning.

    It was the 66th anniversary of her accession to the throne yesterday - on the death of her father King George VI in 1952 at the Norfolk royal retreat.

    The Queen marked the day privately on the Sandringham estate.

  11. Playtime as snow falls across the county

    A smattering of snow across Norfolk has called for the woolly hats and scarves to come out of the cupboard once more.

    Children at Mattishall Primary School

    These children at Mattishall Primary School, near Dereham, were allowed out on the field after the morning register to play in the white stuff and make a snowman.

    Children playing in the snow at Mattishall Primary School

    Meanwhile, weather forecaster Chris Bell shared his pleasure on Twitter first thing this morning at finally getting some "measurable" snow.

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    Fellow forecaster Dan Holley reported that temperatures fell to -4C (25F) overnight at Houghton Hall, near Fakenham.

    View more on twitter

    The weather is expected to be dry this afternoon with sunny spells, but it is due to turn very cold tonight, with a frost developing.

    For a more detailed forecast, go to BBC Weather.

  12. Great Chesterford bungalow 'uninhabitable' after fire

    A bungalow has been left "uninhabitable" after a fire.

    Firefighters were called to a bungalow fire in Great Chesterford, near Saffron Walden, just after 17:00 yesterday.

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was started accidentally due to electrics.

    It said the bungalow was badly damaged by the fire and was uninhabitable.

    The bungalow on fire
  13. Sudbury have fine win in 'Fine City' of Norwich

    About My Area

    Sudbury embarked on their longest journey of the season to visit the "Fine City" of Norwich and came away with a fine result, another five point win.

  14. Griff Rhys Jones appointed Victorian Society president

    Sometime Suffolk resident Griff Rhys Jones has been appointed president of the preservation body the Victorian Society.

    Griff Rhys Jones

    It's a promotion - he's been vice president since 2009 and is stepping up to the top job after the death of former president Lord Briggs of Lewes in 2016.

    Jones said: "I have long been an admirer of the crucial work they do to help protect vulnerable Victorian and Edwardian buildings at risk, and look forward to further assisting them in that vital role."

    The comedian and television presenter, whose house overlooks the Stour Estuary, has played an active role in the River Stour Trust.

    He was a spokesman for a campaign which successfully opposed the building of a solar farm in Tattingstone.

  15. Ipswich Town U23s thrashed at Colchester

    TWTD.co.uk

    A Town U23 side featuring new signings Barry Cotter and Chris Goteni, as well as trialists Mohammed Sagaf and Ben Stephens, were comprehensively beaten 5-2 by Colchester United at the U's Florence Park training ground on Monday afternoon.

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  16. Man suffers multiple injuries during robbery in Sudbury

    Suffolk Free Press

    A man suffered multiple injuries as a result of a robbery which took place in Sudbury at the end of last week, setting off a police appeal for witnesses to the crime.

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  17. Queen marking accession anniversary privately at Sandringham

    The Queen is marking the 66th anniversary of her accession to the throne privately in Norfolk.

    The Queen (right) pictured with her mother, father and sister in 1938
    Image caption: The Queen (right) pictured with her mother, father and sister in 1938

    Gun salutes have been fired in London to officially mark the date.

    The longest-reigning sovereign in British history became queen on 6 February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI.

    The Queen is currently staying at her Sandringham estate, where her father died from lung cancer.