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From a body being identified in the River Gipping, in Ipswich to ITFC’s striker Kayden Jackson being excited to be playing alongside Janoi Donacien ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup first round against Exeter City - here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

A west Suffolk school’s art exhibition – which showcases the work of both GCSE and A-level students – has been declared a success.

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Schools in Suffolk held lessons about the perils of knife crime last week in an attempt to ensure students stay safe during the six week summber holiday.

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Eve Brooks-Parkin, from Ormiston Sudbury Academy, is one of the winners of The Diana Awards for her voluntary work with the Eden Rose Coppice Trust which works on supporting children with special needs and patients in palliative care.

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A Suffolk university’s partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gave students a unique experience with the world-renowned musicians.

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Suffolk leaders have pledged £1million to tackle youth unemployment across the county.

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An independent school near Bury St Edmunds is searching for old pupils to take part in a 50-year reunion event later this year.

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The decision to make cost-saving cuts in home to school transport looks set to be upheld by a review group next week, according to the latest report.

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A governor at an Ipswich school is spearheading a national campaign to recruit more young adults and ethnic minorities into the role.

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The decision to make divisive cuts on home to school transport in Suffolk has been put on hold for further scrutiny, after a call-in of the plan was upheld.

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Westminster’s education secretary has voiced his commitment to work with Suffolk over a host of issues after a top level meeting on Monday, according to county bosses.

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Politics students at a school near Sudbury got a first-hand insight into the workings of the House of Lords after a visit from a Tory peer.

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Plans to cut back on free school transport in Suffolk which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday have been formally challenged by opposition parties.

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Children at a Sudbury primary school will soon have a very different place to read books and learn with the unveiling of a new library – inside a double-decker bus.

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A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

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Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

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A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

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Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

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National and regional education bosses will join up with Suffolk County Council to form an action plan improving under-performing academies, it has been revealed.

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More than half a million digital items have been borrowed from Suffolk’s libraries in just four years – illustrating a rapid rise in interest in internet borrowing for reading and listening.

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Schools which could be most affected by the school transport shake-up have branded the decision to recommend phased cuts as “ludicrous” and “damaging”.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

East Anglian farmers are warning the situation for some of their crops was beginning to get “very serious” as a prolonged dry spell puts pressure on plants, particularly those on light, free-draining soil.

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