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New milestone for Suffolk port

The port is using trains to reduce road congestion. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Port of Felixstowe has become the first in the country to transport a million containers by rail in a year.

Bosses say the milestone highlights how they are using trains to reduce the environmental impact of transport and reduce road congestion.

This new milestone for the port reflects the dedication of our workforce and the excellent relationships we have developed with all the rail freight operators at the port.

Rail is an increasingly important differentiator for shipping lines as well as importers and exporters and we are able to offer them a greater number of rail services to more destinations, more often, than any other port.

Rail is also a key factor in reducing the environmental impact of transport and helps reduce road congestion.

– Clemence Cheng, CEO of the Port of Felixstowe

Armed raid on Ipswich newsagents

Armed robbers have raided a newsagents in Ipswich.

Officers were called shortly after 8pm this evening, Wednesday 13th December 2017 after two men entered the premises and threatened staff with a handgun before making off with money from the till.

One man was wearing black tracksuit trousers, a blue zipped hooded top with another black hooded top underneath this, and a pair of black leather gloves.

The second man wore a black hooded coat, black tracksuit trousers and white trainers.

Both men were about 5’7” – 5’9” in height and both were wearing scarves.

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Panto stars bring festive magic to children's ward

There's no mistaking that it's nearly Christmas.

For children at Colchester hospital the festivities have arrived already.

They were treated to an hour of song and dance from the cast of this year's pantomime, Cinderella.

There was plenty of Christmas cheer for the young patients from Buttons, Prince Charming, Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters.

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