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BBC News - Suffolk

Ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife (6 hours old)

Former Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne at their home in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police force to cut PCSO roles by a third (6 hours old)

The move is in reaction to the public's desire for more visible policing, Suffolk Police says.

Cat found in Chatteris van reunited with Ipswich owner (3 days old [14/07/18])

The cat hopped in the back of a van as a repair man worked at various locations across East Anglia.

UKIP councillor Stephen Searle 'didn't mean to kill wife' (4 days old [13/07/18])

Former Royal Marine Stephen Searle says his wife attacked him and she died in the struggle.

Ava-May Littleboy: Two released over inflatable death (4 days old [13/07/18])

Ava-May Littleboy, three, died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on a Norfolk beach.

Averil Hart: Anorexia death 'prompts further probe' (5 days old [12/07/18])

The father of Averil Hart says a coroner is looking into deaths "of a similar nature".

Liam Gallagher in Latitude surprise performance (2 days old [15/07/18])

The ex-Oasis star had tweeted that he was in Suffolk ahead of the secret gig at Latitude.

British salt marshes 'to disappear' as sea levels rise (5 days old [12/07/18])

Coastal marshlands could start to disappear across Great Britain by 2100, scientists predict.

Ipswich Town: Peterborough's Gwion Edwards signs as Bartosz Bialkowski extends deal (14 hours old)

Ipswich sign Peterborough winger Gwion Edwards for an undisclosed fee while keeper Bartosz Bialkowski signs a new three-year deal.

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Evening Star News

Man charged with Ipswich burglaries and car theft (1 hour 15 minutes old)

A 23-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of breaking into two Ipswich homes and stealing a car.

Union hits out at proposed Suffolk PCSO cuts (3 hours old)

Changes announced to Suffolk’s policing workforce signal another nail in the coffin for community crime fighting, a union has warned.

Chelmondiston hit by fourth field fire in two days (5 hours old)

Several crews were sent to the scene at Hill Farm Lane, Chelmondiston, where firefighters tackled a blaze covering five acres.

Youth rail trespassing in Ipswich doubles in four years (6 hours old)

The number of young people dicing with death by trespassing on railway lines in Ipswich has doubled in the last four years, shocking new figures have shown.

Nine events to enjoy around Ipswich and Felixstowe this weekend (6 hours old)

There are three festivals to choose from in the Ipswich and Felixstowe areas this weekend, as well as many other fun events.

Arrests for drink and drug-driving in Essex almost double in 12 months (7 hours old)

The number of arrests for drink and drug-driving in Essex has almost doubled since last summer, according to figures released today.

Court closures has brought ‘significant barrier to access to justice’ in Suffolk (7 hours old)

Closing Suffolk magistrates’ courts has“undermined” the justice system, a report claims.

Son speaks of his “misery” after his father was convicted of murder (7 hours old)

The family of a man who murdered his wife when she discovered he was having an affair with their daughter-in-law have given an emotional account of how the ordeal has affected them.

Read and hear 999 call made by ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle after killing wife (8 hours old)

Police have issued the full 999 call made by a former UKIP councillor just an hour after suffocating his wife.

Former Stowmarket councillor guilty of murdering wife (9 hours old)

A former UKIP councillor from Stowmarket will be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted of murdering his wife.

EADT News

Union hits out at proposed Suffolk PCSO cuts (3 hours old)

Changes announced to Suffolk’s policing workforce signal another nail in the coffin for community crime fighting, a union has warned.

Police warning after car stolen during Mildenhall burglaries (4 hours old)

Police are investigating whether two burglaries at homes in a Suffolk town this week are linked.

Tributes to hardworking councillor who was ‘one of nature’s gentlemen’ (4 hours old)

Suffolk Coastal district councillor Raymond Catchpole never let his illness get the better of him and threw himself wholeheartedly into his council work.

Chelmondiston hit by fourth field fire in two days (5 hours old)

Several crews were sent to the scene at Hill Farm Lane, Chelmondiston, where firefighters tackled a blaze covering five acres.

Bosses vow to improve after care home is plunged into special measures (5 hours old)

Health chiefs have vowed to improve conditions at a Suffolk care home after inspectors issued a damning report urging them to take action.

Court closures has brought ‘significant barrier to access to justice’ in Suffolk (7 hours old)

Closing Suffolk magistrates’ courts has“undermined” the justice system, a report claims.

Son speaks of his “misery” after his father was convicted of murder (7 hours old)

The family of a man who murdered his wife when she discovered he was having an affair with their daughter-in-law have given an emotional account of how the ordeal has affected them.

Read and hear 999 call made by ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle after killing wife (8 hours old)

Police have issued the full 999 call made by a former UKIP councillor just an hour after suffocating his wife.

Lavenham named as hidden treasure by movie expert (8 hours old)

Lavenham has been voted as one of the top ten places to have a UK staycation - find out where the other locations are here.

Former Stowmarket councillor guilty of murdering wife (9 hours old)

A former UKIP councillor from Stowmarket will be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted of murdering his wife.

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