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Family pay tribute to man killed in Orwell bridge crash

Mr Rayner's family say he will always remain such a much loved member of the famil Credit: Suffolk police

The family of a 67-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a "large agricultural vehicle" on the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk have paid tribute to him.

Michael ‘Mick’ Rayner, from Essex, died following the collision on the A14 at Nacton shortly before 7am on Friday 20 October.

A passenger in the vehicle that Mr Rayner had been driving was uninjured.

Mr Rayner's family have released the following statement:

"Mick Rayner was and shall always remain such a much loved member of the family. A devoted husband, father and grandfather to a family that adored him. Mick had a love of travel, a real fondness of Cornwall where many family holidays will now hold such treasured memories."

"Mick was a hardworking man who loved his family and enjoyed time spent working on his garden. Mick will be sadly missed by all who knew him and worked with him in Suffolk and Essex. The family would like to thank the emergency services and especially the family liaison officer."

– Rayner family.


Reports of new railcard launching first across Anglia

A briefing letter describing the railcard was obtained by Credit: ITV Anglia.

Greater Anglia are said to be the first train operator to launch a new railcard.

Dubbed the ‘Millennial Railcard’ it will reportedly allow people aged between 26 and 30, a third off most rail journeys.

It has been revealed in a briefing letter obtained by

They say Greater Anglia iss set to rollout the scheme in December with a possible national rollout in the new year.

Body of man found in Ipswich woodlands

The death isn't being treated as suspicious. Credit: PA.

The body of a man has been found in Ipswich.

Police were called at approximately 3pm yesterday (20 October) to woodlands near Spring Road.

The body is believed to be that of missing 35-year-old Matthew Whyman, who was last seen at his home in the town a week and a half ago.

Mr Whyman’s family have been informed of the discovery and formal identification procedures will take place in due course.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Childcare costs rise three times faster than wages in the East

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New research has found the cost of childcare in the East of England has risen nearly three times faster than wages in the last decade.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) says the amount parents are paying has gone up 35% since 2008.

They are now calling for subsidised, affordable childcare to start when maternity leave finishes.

But the government says it is already investing a record amount in childcare - which will reach £6 billion a year by 2020.

Landfill search for Corrie McKeague to resume on Monday

Corrie McKeague was 23 when he disappeared. Credit: Family photo.

Police investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague are to resume their search of a landfill site on Monday, October 23.

A spokesman for Suffolk's Major Investigation Team said the extended search would last for four to six weeks.

It will concentrate on part of an area known as "cell 22", a 10,000 sq m cell of the landfill at Milton in Cambridgeshire which is next to the original site of the search.

The renewed search will cover 1,831 cubic metres.

"Careful re-checking of the data available to the Major Investigation Team has concluded the area of the original 20-week search is still the location where there was the highest likelihood of finding Corrie.

"However, the nature of waste disposal and its movement is not a precise science, hence the requirement to extend the search."

– Suffolk Police.

Mr McKeague, who served with the RAF at Honington, disappeared in September 2016 following a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

Police fear he may have climbed into a bin in the Horseshoe area of the town which was later collected and the waste taken to Milton.

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