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Suffolk powerlifter claims bronze medal in -45kg category

Zoe Newson has won a bronze medal. Credit: PA

Suffolk powerlifter Zoe Newson has added another medal to her collection after winning bronze in the -45kg category in Rio this afternoon.

The 24-year-old, who has dwarfism, claimed Paralympic bronze in the 40kg in London four years ago and achieved the same feat this time out.

China's Hu Dandan won the gold, while Nigeria's Latifat Tijani finished second.

The Sir Bobby Robson foundation raises £10 million

Sir Bobby Robson Credit: PA

The Sir Bobby Robson foundation, set up by the former Ipswich Manager, has raised £10 million.

The cancer charity was launched in 2008 by Sir Bobby Robson a year before he passed away after suffering with cancer.

“The support we receive from people fundraising or donating to us and from all the organisations who help us, is magnificent. I’m very grateful to them all.

“I’m extremely proud of the work we fund and it meant the world to Bob. Every time we are able to fund something which will help make a difference to cancer patients, I think of him. And the many other people I’ve known who have suffered because of this terrible disease.

“I think it’s like that for most of our supporters, too. Raising funds for a charity is often a very personal thing and I’m very proud so many people choose to do it for us.”

– Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby Robson's widow


Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy hands in transfer request

Striker Daryl Murphy featured in last weekend's East Anglian derby Credit: PA

Ipswich Town could be set to lose their star striker after Daryl Murphy reportedly handed in a transfer request.

The Republic of Ireland international has been attracting interest from Newcastle United and it's believed a fee has now been agreed.

Murphy was The Championships's top scorer in 2014/15 with 27 goals.


East Anglia's newest university is officially launched

Suffolk was one of only four counties without its own university. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk has officially launched its own independent university.

Before now, University Campus Suffolk was affiliated to the University of Essex and UEA. It couldn't award its own degrees or shape its own academic programme.

Suffolk was one of only four counties in the country not to have its own university but that has now changed with the launch of the new University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Official launch of the newly named University of Suffolk

University Campus Suffolk will now be known as the University of Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The official launch of the new University of Suffolk takes place today after it became fully independent back in May.

Up until now it was known as the University Campus Suffolk. But from today it is the University of Suffolk.

It was previously part of the UEA and the University of Essex. It will now get funding straight from the Government and be able to award its own degrees.

University of Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Vice Chancellor Richard Lister will be joined by MP Ben Gummer to set out its plans for the future.

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint in Ipswich

The taxi driver was robbed at Cecil Road.

A taxi driver has been robbed at knifepoint in Ipswich.

The driver was at Ipswich Railway Station when a man asked to be driven to Cecil Road around a quarter to one this morning.

When they arrived, he was threatened with a knife then robbed. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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