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Body pulled from river in Suffolk

A man's body has been pulled from the River Orwell in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The body of a man has been pulled from a river in Suffolk.

Police are treating the death as unexplained and are working to identify the victim.

They were called at about 8.45am on Sunday to reports of a body that had been found in the River Orwell at Ipswich.


Missing girl found safe and well

A 12-year-old girl reported missing from her home in Essex has been found safe and well.

Tina Mackenzie, from Great Wakering, near Southend, had not been seen since Friday when she was due home at 8pm.

She was found at a property in Shoeburyness last night.

Family of missing man urge him to get in touch

Owoidoho Ikidde, who has gone missing from his home in Gorleston. Credit: Norfolk Police.

The family of a 26-year-old man who went missing from Norfolk earlier this week have made a direct appeal for him to get in touch.

Owoidoho Ikidde was last seen at his home in Barnard Close in Gorleston at about 3pm on Wednesday.

His family said they were very concerned and urged anyone who had seen him to call the police.

Appealing directly to Mr Ikidde, they said:

You are not in any trouble please just contact anyone of your family to let us know that you are safe and well.

– Owoidoho Ikidde's family.


Factory closure is 'devastating news' for staff

The closure of the Heinz factory in north Norfolk is "devastating news" for workers, union representatives have said.

Usdaw, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, said the timing of the announcement - just days before Christmas - made it particularly upsetting.

David Gill, Usdaw national officer, said the workers did "not deserve this" but acknowledged the loss of the contract with the owner of the Aunt Bessie's brand had been a big blow to the factory.

"Confirmation of the closure is devastating news for our members, their families and the wider community, particularly just before Christmas.

"Our priority is to work with the company to help find alternative employment for the staff. We will continue in consultation meetings throughout January to agree the procedures for the expected closure of the plant in April.

"There is no doubt that the loyal and committed staff on-site do not deserve this, but the loss of the Aunt Bessie's contract has proved to be a fatal blow."

– David Gill, Usdaw.

Heinz to close Norfolk factory

The Heinz factory at Westwick, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Heinz has confirmed it will close its Westwick factory in Norfolk next year.

The food manufacturer first began consulting on plans to shut the site near North Walsham in October following a decision by the William Jackson Food Group - owner of the Aunt Bessie's Brand - not to renew its licence with the company.

Heinz says, without the contract to manufacture its frozen potato products, there is no longer enough work to keep the factory operating.

A spokesman said attempts to find a buyer for the site had failed.

The factory will continue operating until April 2015, when the Aunt Bessie's licence ends.

Heinz will now focus its efforts on helping workers to find other jobs and will carry on discussing closure plans with unions until at least mid-January.

Have you seen missing 12-year-old Tina?

A 12-year-old girl has gone missing from her home near Southend in Essex.

Tina Mackenzie, from Great Wakering, was last seen outside Future College at Southchurch Boulevard in Southend.

She was due to return home at 8pm on Friday.

Her mother, Penny Mackenzie, said she was very concerned about her daughter who she said was not "street wise" around Southend.

Tina is 5ft 5in tall, a slim build, with straight light-brown, shoulder-length hair. She has brown eyes and a pale complexion.

The schoolgirl was last seen wearing stone-washed blue jeans, a black vest top and a burgundy leather jacket.

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