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Artist's determination helps him overcome effects of stroke

An artist who completely lost the use of his right arm following a stroke is back painting again - after learning to use his left hand instead.

Ian Simms, from Eye near Peterborough, suffered a severe stroke in 2009 which affected his speech and mobility.

He was told he would never use his right arm again and thought his painting days were behind him.

But after spotting a watercolour class for beginners while on holiday last year, Ian's artwork is once again getting recognition.

Tanya Mercer reports.


Computers stolen from Suffolk school

Police are hunting thieves who stole 14 computer from a school in Suffolk.

The raiders broke into Hartismere High School in Eye some time over the weekend and 14 Apple Mac computers were taken.

Police want to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has information about the whereabouts of the computers. Call Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.