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Pupils poppy memorial

Some of the poppies outside Rushmere Hall Primary Credit: Carrie Beaumont

Staff and children at a primary school in Ipswich are producing a unique art installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Pupils at Rushmere Hall Primary School have been busy making poppies from plastic drinks bottles. The centre piece is actually made from black plastic food trays. Every child in the school painted a poppy and they are aiming to stretch them along the whole length of the fence!

The painted poppies Credit: Carrie Beaumont

The inspiration behind the project came from the poppies at the Tower of London.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of WW1 Credit: Carrie Beaumont

Justin's claim to fame as Britain's unique bus driver

Justin Pearson from Suffolk is unique among Britain's bus drivers. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Justin Pearson from Kesgrave, Suffolk has been a bus driver for six years but there's something about him that makes him unique.

As he climbs into his cab you're unlikely to notice any difference between him and the company's other drivers at First Buses in Ipswich. What sets him apart is that Justin has no legs below the knee.

He's the country's only double amputee bus driver, having had both legs removed when he was 13 months old having been born with no fibulas.

"You've got to have a positive mindset because there's no point in sitting at home, watching TV. I'd rather be out and about doing something that other people do. If one person watches this and thinks 'yeah I can go out and do something', that would be great"

– Justin Pearson

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout


Bag stolen from 94-year-old woman on a mobility scooter

The bag was stolen in Emlen Street in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

A man's stolen a handbag from a 94-year-old woman on a mobility scooter in Ipswich.

The incident happened in Emlen Street at approximately 1.30pm on Saturday 11 October.

The man stopped the woman to ask her for directions. He then reached down and took her black handbag containing a purse. He ran off towards the junction of Handford Road and Burlington Road.

He's described as a white man, approximately 5’10” tall, with swept-back short blonde coloured hair and black trousers and a black Bomber jacket.

Man charged with attempted rape

Rope Walk, Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

A man has been charged following the attempted rape of a young woman in Ipswich. Police were called to Rope Walk, Ipswich at around 1.45am on Friday 10 October.

A 31 year old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape. Adam Bonner, of Ipswich Close, Sutton Heath, has since been charged with attempted rape and sexual assault.


Woman dies after her van crashes into Ipswich wall

The incident happened on Bramford Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has died after her van crashed into a wall and traffic lights in Ipswich.

Emergency services were called at around 11pm last night following a report that there had been a single vehicle collision involving a white Vauxhall Combo van on Bramford Road.

The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a male passenger sustained serious head injuries. These injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The road re-opened this morning.

Man wearing one glove steals teen's rucksack

Police want help to trace a man wearing a single glove who punched a teenager and stole his rucksack in Ipswich.

The 15-year-old boy was walking to school on Friday morning along the alleyway that connects St Anthony’s Crescent to Trafalgar Close when he was approached from behind and punched in the face.

His attacker fled the scene with the boy’s rucksack, which contained a Blackberry mobile phone.

The suspect is described as a 6ft tall, well-built black man, believed to be aged around 30 – 40. At the time of the crime he was described as wearing; blue jeans, a black hooded top, white trainers, and a single glove.

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