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Labour strengthen grip on Ipswich Borough Council

Labour have strengthened their grip on Ipswich Borough Council Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour have strengthened their grip on Ipswich Borough Council with their overall majority increasing to 20.

Labour gained an additional seat from the Conservatives.

Labour won back an overall majority in Ipswich in 2011 after the council was hung for seven years. The Tories last had a majority on Ipswich Council in 1979.

Labour's Sandy Martin won the Ipswich parliamentary seat from the Conservative Ben Gummer in the 2017 General Election.

One killed in A12 Copdock crash

The A12 at the Copdock Interchange will be closed for several hours Credit: ITV News Anglia.

One person has died following a six-vehicle crash on the A12 near Ipswich.

Police were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway of the Copdock Mill interchange around 12.40pm today (Friday April 20).

Suffolk Police confirmed one person was killed.

Less than two hours later, at about 2.15pm, a second crash closed the southbound carriageway. Three vehicles were involved in that collision on the opposite side of road from the initial crash.

Police say both sides of the road are likely to remain closed for several hours.

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Controversial Suffolk development gets go-ahead

Adastral Park Credit: ITV News

The controversial Adastral Park development in Suffolk has officially been signed off.

Work can now go ahead on the 2,000-home new town at Martlesham Heath near Ipswich.

The £300 million development will be called Brightwell Lakes and create a thousand jobs.

Developers are promising better roads, new schools, shops and a health centre to serve the new homes.

Teenager arrested after Ipswich stabbing

A teenager's been arrested after a stabbing in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

A 16-year-old boy's been arrested after a stabbing in Ipswich.

Police were called at 7:55pm on Monday 9 April by the Ambulance Service following reports that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed by a suspect, who is believed to be known to him, in Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

The boy had a one inch stab wound in his back and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment but later discharged.

A knife was also removed from the scene.

The suspect is currently in custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on suspicion of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or who has any information are asked to call Suffolk police on 101, quoting reference 19119/18. Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police hunt man after teenager robbed at knifepoint in Ipswich

Suffolk Police have issued this E-fit of a man they're trying to trace. Credit: Suffolk Police.

Police are trying to trace a man after a teenage boy was robbed of his bike at knifepoint in Ipswich.

Officers have issued an 'E-fit' picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with what happened on February 4th just before 8pm.

A 15-year-old boy was cycling in Princes Street, close to ZAK's car wash, when he was approached by a man, who pulled out a knife.

He threatened him before taking his orange Carrera mountain bike and cycling off in the direction of Ipswich Railway Station.

Anyone with information relating to this crime, who recognises the man from the description or the man from the e-fit likeness ahould contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting crime reference 37/6815/18 or alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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