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  1. Crackdown nets 1,168 drivers breaking speed limits

    A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers in Suffolk has led to more than 1,100 drivers being caught breaking limits.

    Police said 998 were caught by fixed or mobile camera sites, while 170 were stopped by police patrol cars.

    "Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or seriously injured in a collision along with drink driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt," Ch Insp Kris Barnard said.

  2. Axemen raid Argos for jewellery

    Two men, wielding an axe, have raided an Argos store and smashed a display case before stealing jewellery.

    Hertfordshire Police said it happened at about 16:45 on Thursday at the shop on the Brookfield Retail Park in Cheshunt.

    The pair were carrying a JD Sports holdall and they made off in a vehicle in the direction of Flamstead End.

    No-one was injured but it was an "understandably frightening experience" for staff and customers, police said.

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  3. Woman confirmed dead after road crash near Sudbury

    A woman, aged in her 70s, has died and two people have serious injuries after a collision on the A134 between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Police said.

    A BMW and Mini crashed on the stretch of the road between Alpheton and Lawshall at about 11:30.

    One crash victim has life-threatening injuries and the other person's injuries are described as life-changing. Both have been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

    Police said the road will remain closed during the evening rush hour. Officers are appealing for witnesses or dashcam footage.

  4. Light aircraft rally gets under way in Northamptonshire

    About 1,000 light aircraft are expected at Sywell Aerodrome's International Rally event, which got under way today.

    It runs until Sunday afternoon and attractions include world record attempts and displays of rare vintage aircraft.

    Aeroplane at Sywell Aerodrome.

    The Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg, visited the aerodrome today and said: "There's a huge amount of interest in general aviation across the country from drones to gliding.

    "It's a great opportunity for young people to get into the aviation industry, which makes a huge contribution to the economy of the country with tens of thousands of jobs, generating billions of pounds."

    Aeroplane at Sywell Aerodrome.
  5. Songs to rally faithful for East Anglian derby

    As the East Anglian derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City approaches two sets of ardent fans have composed anthems praising their respective team managers.

    Benjamin Bloom has written a crooner's song about the Tractor Boys' boss Paul Hurst embarking on his first derby clash.

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    Meanwhile, Simon Duckworth of Reepham High School's geography department has marked the exploits, achievement and ambitions of Canaries' boss Daniel Farke, who is now in his second season and facing his third local derby...

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  6. Police continue search after stab death

    Gordon McGhee

    Police have increased their patrols in the Greenstead area of Colchester following the death of a man found with stab wounds.

    The body of 52-year-old Gordon McGhee was found in a flat in Forest Road on Wednesday last week.

    A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder and police said there would be an increase in officers and police dogs on Friday as searches continued.

    Police have also re-appealed for dashcam footage and any witnesses to come forward.

  7. East Anglian derby to be shown on Sky Sports

    Sunday's East Anglian derby will be shown on Sky Sports via the red button.

    It had been understood that the clash between Ipswich Town and Norwich City would not be televised, however Sky announced today that it would be screening the match, which kicks off at 12:00.

    Subscribers of the broadcaster will be able to access the match from its Main Event and Football channels.

    Norwich City's Nelson Oliveira and Ipswich Town's Luke Chambers
  8. People trapped in vehicles after two cars crash on A134

    The main road between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk has been closed by a serious accident and all emergency services have been sent.

    Two cars crashed on the A134 close to Alpheton and the fire service sent four appliances after reports that three people were trapped in the vehicles.

    The air ambulance is also there and police have closed the road in both directions while paramedics and fire crews help casualties.

  9. Essex Police issue spit hoods to officers

    Essex Police has given spit guards to officers to protect them while they work.

    The controversial mesh hoods were introduced in custody rooms last week - and are put on suspects to stop them spitting or biting officers.

    The force says officers who are spat on "risk contracting illnesses or disease".

    Many other police forces in the UK already use spit hoods, including Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Man wearing spit guard
  10. A1(M) near Stevenage to close later for lorry recovery

    The southbound A1(M) at junction 8 for the A602 at Stevenage will be closed at 21:00 on Friday to recover a lorry that left the carriageway this morning and crashed into a hedge.

    Lorry crash

    Hertfordshire Police said officers were called at about 05:40 to reports of a collision between junction 8 and junction 7 - also for Stevenage.

    One lane was closed at the time, but all lanes are now open.

    Two people went to hospital with minor injuries.

  11. Six in court together for first time over teen's murder

    Six people will appear together for the first time at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens.

    The 17-year-old died in hospital after being stabbed in east Ipswich on 2 June.

    Leon Glasgow, 41, of no fixed address, and Isaac Calver, 18, of St Helen's Street in Ipswich, did not enter pleas when they appeared at the same court today.

    They will appear alongside Aristote Yenge, 23, of Spring Road in Ipswich, Callum Plaats, 23, of no fixed address, and a 16-year-old boy from Colchester, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who have all pleaded not guilty.

    Adebayo Amusa, 20, of Sovereign Road in Barking, east London, who will also appear as a co-defendant, has yet to be enter a plea.

    Tavis Spencer-Aitkens
  12. Extra trains - and buses - for East Anglian derby

    Football fans travelling to Portman Road for the Ipswich v Norwich derby on Sunday will have a greater choice of trains.

    Greater Anglia is running one additional Ipswich-bound train, with a 09:40 service leaving Norwich ahead of the noon kick-off, and two extra trains heading back, at 14:29 and 14:43.

    The hourly service from Norwich at 44 mins past the hour, and from Ipswich at 22 minutes past the hour, will be operating as normal.

    Greater Anglia said it would run 64 buses to Ipswich from Ingatestone, Colchester, Manningtree and Felixstowe "to make sure all fans are able to attend the match" during Network Rail engineering works in Essex.

    Greater Anglia train
  13. Firefighters tackle blaze in 150 tonnes of straw

    Firefighters are still tackling a blaze that has destroyed 150 tonnes of straw at Blundeston near Lowestoft.

    Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews from Lowestoft, Wrentham and Beccles were mobilised at 21:46 on Thursday and were still at the scene containing the fire late this morning.

    The fire service said they were now allowing the fire to "burn itself out".

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  14. Woman dies in crash between car and lorry

    A woman has died in a car crash near Maldon in Essex on Thursday.

    She was a passenger in a black Ford Fiesta that was involved in a collision with a lorry on the B1010 in Hazeleigh at about 13:40.

    The woman, who was in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The car's driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the lorry was unhurt.

    Essex Police said no arrests had been made and Inquiries were ongoing.

  15. Arrest after police car rammed in Biggleswade

    An arrest has been made after car was spotted driving dangerously in Biggleswade on Thursday.

    Bedfordshire Police said that after it responded to reports of the dangerous driving, a police car was rammed before the car drove off at high speed, colliding with members of the public - but no-one was hurt.

    Biggleswade crash
  16. Teenager hospitalised after being stabbed in leg

    A teenage boy has been stabbed in the leg in Harlow in what police believe is a targeted attack.

    Orchard Croft, Harlow

    Essex Police say it happened near Orchard Croft at about 18:00 on Thursday, close to the underpass to First Avenue.

    The boy was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

  17. Watford could play Tottenham at Stadium MK

    Watford have been drawn away to Tottenham in the third round of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) in a game which could be played almost 50 miles away from Wembley at MK Dons' Stadium MK.

    Satdium MK

    The national stadium, where Spurs are playing home games while their new ground is built in north London, is unavailable during third round week.

    "As a result of both our new stadium and Wembley being unavailable, we have applied to the EFL board for special dispensation to play this tie at Stadium MK," Spurs said in a statement.

    "We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening, however the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10% allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents."