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Horse's skeleton discovered during building work could be famous thoroughbred

Some of the horse bones discovered during Newmarket excavations Credit: ITV News Anglia

A skeleton of a horse has been uncovered in Newmarket, could be one o Britain's most successful thoroughbreds.

The bones were discovered during excavations of the former royal stables in the Suffolk town.

Historians hope they are those of Dr Syntax, the most famous racehorse of the 19th Century.

Now archaeologists are assessing the remains to find out more.

Excavation work is being carried out at the former royal stables in Newmarket Credit: ITV News Anglia
Briony Jackson, Science Officer at the British Horseracing Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The horse is about the same height as Dr Syntax. However, the skeleton is between 20 and 25-years old, where Dr Syntax was 27 at the time of his death."

– Briony Jackson, Science Officer, The National Horseracing Museum
The horse bones on display Credit: ITV News Anglia


Teresa's dying wish - to get more people on the organ donor register

Teresa Sandeman-Charles campaigned for more organ donors Credit: ITV News Anglia

Teresa Sandeman-Charles from Essex, who was known as 'T' has had her dying wish come true, after 10,000 people signed up to her campaign for organ donors.

The 54 year old from Duddenhoe End near Saffron Walden, was diagnosed with two terminal lung conditions and set up the 'Save5' charity to boost the number of people on the organ donor register.

Teresa died last week, before she could have a transplant herself.

Teresa set up the charity Save5 Credit: ITV News Anglia
Roy Sandeman-Charles, Teresa's husband Credit: ITV News Anglia

"She was in Papworth receiving a heavy dose of steroids, she told me she was in floods of tears in the bed, not because of what she was going through, but because she realised that three people die every day waiting on a transplant and there and then she came up with the idea of Save5."

– Roy Sandeman-Charles, Teresa's husband

A transplant was the only way to save Teresa. She had never smoked, but was diagnosed with two incurable lung diseases, one so rare it affects only 8 people in the world.

"Everyone who signs up to be a donor has the chance to save five lives."

– Teresa Sandeman-Charles,speaking in 2013

Suffolk police appeal after burglaries in Ipswich

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses after three burglaries in Ipswich.

The first happened in Newbury Road on Tuesday 16th December between 2.30pm and 8pm.

The second was in Heath Road on the same day between 6pm and 7pm.

And the third was in Hayhill Road at around 8.30pm. In this incident, the home owner was in at the time and the man fled.

In the first two burglaries cash and electrical equipment were stolen.

Anyone with information should call the Ipswich Priority Crime Team on 101.

Destiny's story: facing exclusion as a teenager

Life as a teenager can be difficult and confusing - even more so when you are excluded from school.

In the second of our series of reports on education after exclusion, we meet 15 year old Destiny. She tells us what life is like when you go to a school where all your classmates have been excluded too.

And her head teacher tells ITV News that increasing numbers of children are being kicked out, as schools struggle to improve their results.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report:


Bombs discovered at waste recycling site

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Police are currently investigating reports of a quantity of bombs found at a waste recycling site in Suffolk.

Officers were initially called at approximately 12.10pm today after three devices were discovered in amongst some scrap metal at the site, just outside of Ipswich.

Bomb disposal experts and police officers attended the site and confirmed that the devices were air drop bombs - potentially from World War Two.

The devices were not believed to contain explosives and have been taken away by bomb disposal experts.

At approximately 3pm, police were again called following reports that more of the devices had been found. The bomb disposal squad and officers from Suffolk Police are currently on scene and there is not believed to be any threat to members of public.

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