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People asked to avoid an area of RAF Mildenhall after 'suspicious package' found

RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. Credit: PA

People have been asked to avoid an area of RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk after a "suspicious package" was found at a post office on the base.

Officials at the base activated special control measures after finding the package earlier this morning.

All personnel and families have been told to keep away from the Exchange, post office, bowling alley and Heritage Park area of the base.

The situation is being handled by the RAF Mildenhall Fire Department.

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Concern for missing man from Mildenhall

Simon Collins.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 55-year-old man from Mildenhall.

Simon Collins was reported missing to officers on Saturday 21 February having last been seen at home in Mildenhall on 27 October 2014. He had recently returned to the UK from Australia where he had been working.

Friends and family of Simon have become concerned about his welfare having not heard from him since October and police enquiries over the past two days have failed to find him.

In addition to being known in the Mildenhall area, Simon is also believed to have links in northern Scotland, specifically the isle of Handa and area of Wester Alligin near Inveralligin.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Simon, or who has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Police on 101.

Inquest hears how stock car driver died after steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact

An inquest has heard details about the last moments of a popular stock car driver, who died in a crash at Mildenhall Stadium in Suffolk.

Colleagues have described 37 year old Steve Newman as a well known, well liked personality on the racing circuit. The inquest heard he died after a steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact.

Click below to watch ITV News Anglia's full report from Tanya Mercer:

Man sentenced to life for murdering a friend

Andrew Turner has been jailed for life for murdering a friend Credit: Suffolk Police

A man who murdered a friend after an argument broke out during a pre-christmas celebration, has been sentenced to life in prison.

50-year-old Andrew Turner from Mildenhall in Suffolk has been told he will serve a minimum tariff of 17-years.

In December 2013 police were called to a house in Pembroke Close in the early hours of the morning where 40-year-old Paul Bone from Trinity Avenue in Mildenhall, had been stabbed.

Mr Bone died at the scene and a post mortem examination found he died from a single stab wound to the heart.

The trial heard how Paul Bone had gone to Andrew Turner's house to have a few drinks before Christmas. An argument began that evening, ending up with Paul Bone being stabbed.

40-year-old Paul Bone from Mildenhall Credit: Suffolk Police

Speaking after the sentencing, Paul BOne's family released this statement. "Paul is deeply missed by all of his family and friends. His untimely death in such tragic circumstances has profoundly affected us all.

The last six months leading up to the trial of his killer Andrew Turner have been horrific, however, justice has now been served and Paul's mum Linda can now slowly attempt to come to terms with his death.

Paul was a loving and generous man who always had time for everybody else. A great friend to many, a role model and hero to his younger cousins and a loving son. Paul will be in our hearts and thoughts forever."

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Suffolk man to be sentenced for murdering his friend

Andrew Turner, convicted of murder Credit: Suffolk Police

A Suffolk man will be sentenced today for the murder of his friend. 50-year-old Andrew Turner from Mildenhall stabbed Paul Bone, also from Mildenhall, to death in December 2013.

A Post Mortem examination revealed Mr Bone died from a single stab wound.

The Jury heard how the two men had been friends and had met up for drinks at Turner's house in the run up to Christmas.

As the night progressed an argument began, ending up with Paul Bone being stabbed.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said. "This was a tragic incident where a night of celebration just before Christmas led to an argument between two friends that resulted in one losing their life."

Andrew Turner will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

MP fights to save stadium

Mildenhall Fen Tigers speedway riders Credit: ITV News Anglia

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is campaigning to prevent the closure of Mildenhall Stadium.

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two local residents who claim they have been affected by noise at their home as a result of the stadium, which stages speedway, greyhound and stockcar events.

The stadium owners now face a legal bill worth up to £2 million which could force the closure of the venue.

Mr Hancock says he has raised the issue with theSecretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mildenhall Murder trial due to begin at Ipswich Crown Court

The trial of a man from Mildenhall, who is charged with murder, is due to get underway at Ipswich Crown Court today.

49-year-old Andrew Turner from Pembroke Close is charged with the murder of 40-year-old Paul Bone who is also from Mildenhall.

Emergency Services were called to Pembroke Close just before Christmas, a post mortem examination found Mr Bone died from stab wounds.

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