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UK's largest pumpkin touring Ipswich

What's being hailed as the UK's largest pumpkin has been touring Ipswich.

The giant pumpkin in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Weighing the same as a small car the proud owners are enjoying showing off what they say is the UK's largest heavyweight pumpkin, it weighs in at 1,884lb

The pumpkin is so large it had to be carried on a trailer Credit: ITV Anglia

Plans for the road trip were nearly scrapped when the giant fruit wouldn't fit in any vehicles so it's being transported on a trailer

The pumpkin travelled through Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

After the tour it will be carved by artist Janie Pirie in Suffolk and then it'll be on show at Jimmy's Farm and the seeds are expected to be harvested by owners Thompson and Morgan for next year.


Norfolk's Liza Goddard pays tribute to Alvin Stardust

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness.

Alvin Stardust and Liza Goddard after their marriage ceremony in 1981 Credit: PA Wire

He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him.

Today his ex wife, Liza Goddard, who lives in Norfolk, was among those paying tribute

Police and trading standards seize around £10,000 in illegal tobacco products

Essex Police and Trading Standards seized over £10,000 worth of illegal tobacco products yesterday, in joint raids on five buildings in Colchester.

Tobacco seized as part of operation Trivium Credit: Essex Police

Warrants for two commercial and three private addresses were issued as part of Operation Trivium, a nationwide initiative.

"Despite an elaborate system to keep the goods hidden, a large amount of counterfeit rolling tobacco and non-duty paid cigarettes were found in a retail premises with the help of a specially trained sniffer dog."

– Essex Trading Standards

One man was arrested and later bailed pending further enquiries.


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