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Ipswich Town manager McCarthy: "We want to get promoted"

Mick McCarthy is setting his sights on promotion. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy believes that his team can be involved in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.

Town are currently on an impressive six match unbeaten run, and recently won four games in a row.

A 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday means that Ipswich are now just two points off the top two in The Championship, and McCarthy is setting his sights on top flight football next term.

"I'm happy with the squad and even though it's a dirty word and we can't mention it, we want to get promoted.

We set off with designs of the top six. I don't think we're one of the best teams or best squads in the league, although we're a competent squad, hard to beat and we've certainly improved.

We'll keep scrapping away and see where we end up."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

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"Recycling revolution" gets underway in Norfolk

Glass bottles can now be put straight into recycling bins in Norfolk. Credit: PA

From today, all Norfolk residents will be able to put glass bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, juice and soup cartons straight into their recycling bin at home.

It's being called a "recycling revolution" because Norfolk is thought to be the only county in the country where all seven district councils recycle the same things.

What can now be recycled?

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic food pots, tubs and trays
  • Cartons, like those used for soups and juices
  • Card and paper
  • Steel and Aluminium cans
  • Plastic bottles

"Norfolk councils are all working together to revolutionise recycling in Norfolk. The ability to recycle glass bottles and jars by putting them in the kerbside recycling bins is something that residents have told us they want.

It is great news for residents as it will be more convenient to recycle than ever before. All we ask is that food and drink residue is rinsed from the bottles and jars before they are placed in the recycling bin."

– Cllr John Fisher, Chair of the Norfolk Waste Partnership

However, with people not needing to use bottle banks anymore, parish councils are worried about the loss of revenue .

Inquest to open into Hannah's death

Hannah Witheridge Credit: Family photo

An inquest is due to open in Norfolk later into the death of Hannah Witheridge.

Hannah, 23, was killed in Thailand, alongside another holiday maker David Miller after they had been to a party on the island of Koh Tao.

It's been announced her funeral will be held on October 10th in her home village of Hemsby near Great Yarmouth.

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Road blocked by multi-vehicle crash

Crash blocks A47 in Norfolk Credit: ITV Anglia

The A47 is blocked between Great Yarmouth and Norwich by an accident that's involved a number of vehicles at North Burlingham. Police say emergency services are on their way. The crash is likely to cause disruption for football traffic heading into Norwich.

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MoD: First Iraq air strikes 'successful'

Air strikes by RAF jets on an armed IS position and a vehicle in Iraq today were thought to have been successful, the MoD said in a statement:

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft have been in action over Iraq today as part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi Government in the fight against ISIL.

In the course of an armed reconnaissance mission from RAF Akrotiri, two Tornados were tasked to assist Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from ISIL terrorists.

On arriving overhead, the RAF patrol, using their Litening III targeting pod, identified an ISIL heavy weapon position which was engaging Kurdish ground forces. One Paveway IV guided bomb was used to attack the ISIL position. Following this engagement, the patrol identified an ISIL armed pick-up truck in the same area and conducted an attack on the vehicle using a Brimstone missile.

An initial assessment indicates that both precision strikes were successful.

– MoD statement
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