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  1. Dance festival comes to Ipswich

    The national youth dance festival organisation One Dance UK has joined forces with Dance East in Ipswich to bring the event to the East of England for the first time ever.

    Dance East

    The festival, which runs until Sunday, will showcase youth dance work from across the country.

    Twelve dance groups have been selected from more than 290 entrants nationwide through a series of 20 regional heats.

    Brendan Keaney, chief executive of Dance East, said the festival will "offer the opportunity for young dancers to celebrate their achievements together through a festival full of passion, energy and ambition".

  2. Police ask for drug-users' help in murder inquiry

    Essex Police is appealing to drug-users or dealers in Chelmsford to help with the investigation into the murder of Lee Evans.

    Mr Evans, 47, was stabbed in Cromar Way in the city just before 01:00 on 22 June and died shortly after.

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, while a 15-year-old boy has been released on police bail.

    Detectives would like to hear from anyone with involved in drugs generally and specifically from anyone who bought drugs in the Central Park area in the early hours of 22 June.

    A police officer at the crime scene
  3. 'He Can, We Can' hopes to raise boys' aspirations

    • "Some would rather have a job and get money quicker"
    • "People don't take you seriously and start taking the mick".
    • "Fees, money, costs - it's nine grand a year".

    Just three reasons Norfolk teenagers gave to BBC Look East when asked why so few of their peers go to university.

    According to government figures, only 14% of white, working class boys (the worst performing social group in British schools at the age of 16) choose further education.

    The University of East Anglia (UEA) hopes to change that with a new outreach scheme called He Can, We Can, aimed at ensuring pupils are aware of their options, both in further education and the world of work.

    "We want students to see all the opportunities available to them. If we can give them all the information they need, they can make the right decision," said Charlotte Wheatland of the UEA.

    Boys at UEA
    Image caption: School pupils visited the UEA to get a taste of university life
  4. The 'real' Boaty McBoatface launches on Saturday

    The British Antarctic Survey's new polar research ship - the RRS Sir David Attenborough - will be officially launched into the River Mersey from the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead on Saturday morning.

    This is the ship that members of the public voted to call "Boaty McBoatface" in an online poll, before ministers stepped in to choose a "more appropriate" name.

    RRS Sir David Attenborough

    From 2019 onwards scientists researching oceans, ice and atmosphere will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on this floating multidisciplinary research platform, operated by the Cambridge-based BAS.

    It will have a crew of about 30 and accommodation for up to 60 scientists and support staff.

    Sir David Attenborough is expected to press the button to launch his namesake and the BBC will be covering the launch, which is being streamed live by the BAS.

  5. Teenager arrested after sex attack in Lowestoft

    A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in Lowestoft.

    A female was sexually assaulted shortly before 11:50 on 28 June when an unknown male entered a property near Yarmouth Road. When disturbed, he left.

    Officers arrested a 15-year-old boy from Lowestoft on suspicion of sexual assault yesterday.

    The boy was later released on bail until 8 August.

  6. Bravery award for officer who tackled swords-wielding man

    A lone police officer who had a "heart-stopping" encounter with a man wielding two swords at a remote farmhouse in Norfolk has been given a regional bravery award.

    PC Frances Peters, a dog handler with Norfolk Police, was sent to a house late at night after a man claimed he was going to kill his wife.

    The suspect was talking to himself in the dimly-lit kitchen and ignoring PC Peters when he suddenly grabbed a samurai sword and a Katana sword.

    As he approached her, the officer realised "in a heart-stopping moment" that her dog was not with her and her colleagues were yet to arrive.

    At its annual awards ceremony last night, the Police Federation recognised PC Peters for the way she took control of the "very dangerous situation" by restraining the man and handcuffing him until other officers arrived, and her deputy chief constable agreed...

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    Video caption: Paddleboarder circumnavigates Mallorca to highlight pollution

    Catherine Friend took 24 days to complete the 555km (345-mile) trip.