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Felixstowe Blue Cross animal rehoming centre manager Andy Gillon and Staffordshire Bull Terrier Alfie officially break ground on the organisation's new £3 million rehoming centre in Ipswich.

Alfie the dog’s work is ground-breaking as he takes part in start of new Blue Cross centre opposite ski slope at Wherstead

Alfie, a dog hoping for a new home soon, gave future pets seeking owners a helping paw as he took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for a £3m animal centre.

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Rape of Felixstowe woman, 81, by Romanian prompts improved border security calls

Politicians have said tougher border controls cannot come soon enough after a Romanian who had been twice jailed in his home country was yesterday sent to prison for 16 years for the rape of an 81-year-old woman.

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Man gets 16 years for horrifically raping an 81-year-old woman in her Felixstowe home

A 39-year-old man has been jailed for 16 years after he raped an 81-year-old woman in her home.

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JD Wetherspoon to hold public meeting in Felixstowe over new pub proposals

Controversial proposals for a new JD Wetherspoon pub in Felixstowe town centre will be discussed at a public meeting on Monday.

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Cigarettes seized at Felixstowe

Gallery: Five million cigarettes seized at Port of Felixstowe

A bid to smuggle more than five million cigarettes into the UK was foiled at the Port of Felixstowe, it has emerged.

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Shoes found on Orwell Bridge

Update: Police searching for man who fell from Orwell Bridge issue picture of Nike shoes left at scene

Police have issued pictures of the blue Nike shoes left on the Orwell Bridge by a man seen falling from it.

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Traffic claims have not been ‘wildly exaggerated’ in town

I have a high regard for the county’s transport spokesman Graham Newman. He has a real interest in the subject and he seems to have a genuine desire to make it easier to get about the county.

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Former Land Girl remembers the fighting spirit they showed during the war as we look ahead to Remembrance Sunday

Former Suffolk Land Girl Phyllis Rose says young people today would struggle with the hard physical farm work the Women’s Land Army used to put in.

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A year of adventure, travel, new challenges and conquering fears - how a sabbatical changed one teacher’s life

Lucia Aguilar-Gomez thought long and hard about whether she dared take a year’s sabbatical from work.

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