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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion theatre to re-open

The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Felixstowe's iconic Spa Pavilion is set to re-open this weekend.

The theatre which originally opened in 1909 was forced to close two years ago when the council said it could't afford to fund it.

In March it was sold to a theatre company for an undisclosed sum.

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe Credit: ITV News Anglia


Hearing dog and owner given award for bravery

Matthew Lunney and his hearing dog Joe at home in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A hearing dog from Northampton's scooped a bravery award after saving its owner from a mugging.

Matthew Lunney was born deaf and relies on Joe to alert him to sounds. And it was Joe who heard someone trying to ambush Matt as he was in his car.

Joe is a hearing dog who helps alerting owner with everyday sounds Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've never heard him bark like that before. But, because of that, the man let go of the door handle and ran off."

– Matthew Lunney
Matthew receiving his award Credit: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

They were given the award by Dame Esther Rantzen at the Hearing Dogs Awards in London. They walked away with the 'Specsavers Heroic Partnership of the Year Award."

Meet Hagrid: The record breaking 11-stone dog

Leonbergers are a mix of Newfie, longhaired Saint Bernard, and Great Pyrenees. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A dog from Harlow has set a new world record for the most items caught by a dog in 30 seconds.

The aptly named Hagrid - who weighs-in at 11 stone - attempted the trick with biscuits at first but they simply weren't tasty enough.

So his owner Sarah Woodthorpe-Evans brought Hagrid back two hours later armed with sausages and Hagrid managed 13.

Liz Summers went to meet him.


Swan goes walkabout - gets road users in a flap

Road user Chris Hobbins caught the 'pursuit' on camera Credit: @Chrishobbins

A swan caused tailbacks during rush hour yesterday night as police were called to get it off the road.

It happened on the A45 westbound just after 6pm, causing problems for drivers trying to get home.

A policeman gave 'pursuit' and after a short time, managed to get the bird off the carriageway safely.

Presidential approval sees Suffolk beer sale spike

David Cameron and President Xi Jinping held off on the bar snacks. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Sales of Suffolk beer Greene King IPA have rocketed in China after their president was seen sipping a pint of it alongside David Cameron on a recent visit to the UK.

The Prime Minister treated President Xi Jinping to a drink at his local pub in Buckinghamshire last month.

That led to a surge in sales in the far East with some importers reporting that they have now run out of stock.

Greene King who are based in Busy St Edmunds, say they are now looking at increasing their shipments.

Devoted poppy maker and fundraiser to have poem read at Cenotaph

Zoiyar Cole meets Jonathan Wills at her home in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A woman from Lowestoft who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity will have one of her poems read at the Cenotaph tomorrow as part of a Remembrance Service.

Zoiyar Cole was born at the height of the Second Word War in Wisbech, she fundraises for the Royal British Legion by knitting poppies.

She started writing poetry in 1999 after she lost her son to cancer.

ITV Anglia’s Jonathan Wills went to meet her.

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