Police target drug gangs in East Anglia

Police in Suffolk carried out a series of dawn raids across Ipswich with the aim of smashing the networks supplying class A drugs.

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Charity warns that our coastal gems could be under threat

This winter we've been battered by storms and the tidal tidal surge in December.

Now Britain's biggest coastal landowner, the National Trust, says we urgently need a clear national strategy to help protect our shoreline from rising sea-levels and extreme weather.

The charity is highlighting three wildlife rich sites in our region which are at risk - Orford Ness in Suffolk, and Brancaster and Blakeney in North Norfolk which were breached in December and remain vulnerable to flooding.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Pair arrested over alleged sexual abuse at Suffolk school

Kesgrave Hall.
Kesgrave Hall. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men have been arrested over allegations of sexual abuse at a boarding school in Suffolk between the 1970s and 1990s.

A 62-year-old from Barnsley and a 65-year-old from the Pontefract area were arrested in relation to claims of indecent assault at Kesgrave Hall.

In 1992 the school was the subject of an investigation into physical abuse but no criminal charges were brought.

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Liz Truss urges UK's pre-schools to follow lead of Ipswich nursery

Liz Truss at the Buttons and Bows nursery this morning.
Liz Truss at the Buttons and Bows nursery this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Childcare minister Elizabeth Truss visited a nursery in a deprived area of Ipswich today - and urged the country's pre-schools to follow its lead.

Last week the Norfolk MP sparked more controversy when she said nurseries needed to be more aligned with schools to better prepare youngsters for their education.

But as she visited the outstanding-rated Buttons and Bows nursery this morning, she insisted there was still a place for fun and play.

Ms Truss believes there's a big gap between children on the lowest incomes and the highest incomes.
Ms Truss believes there's a big gap between children on the lowest incomes and the highest incomes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Sometimes there's a false argument presented that we want two-year-olds sat in mortar boards doing trigonometry," Ms Truss said.

"That's not what this is about. It's all about children developing important, early language because at the moment when they get to school there's a big gap between children on the lowest incomes and the highest incomes."

Newmarket: Final preparations underway for the the start of the flat racing season

The flat racing season starts next week and final preparations are underway on the gallops in Newmarket.

The industry generates more than £200 million every year for the local economy.

But why is Newmarket the centre of racing and how is 2014 shaping up?

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

Residents discuss Sizewell C Power Station concerns

Sizewell in Suffolk.

Residents living close to the proposed Sizewell C Power Station in Suffolk are meeting with MEP Andrew Duff this afternoon to raise their concerns about the construction project.

Villagers are worried about the impact that extra traffic will on the area and the size of the accommodation campus for workers which they claim will house 30 times the population of nearby Eastbridge.

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Delays on A14 costing Suffolk business £140m a year

The cost of delays on the A14 are put at £140 million in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Delays on the A14 are costing Suffolk businesses £140 million a year according to a new report on the impact the road is having on the county's economy.

The study by accountants firm Ernst and Young says the time lost in delays across the A14 costs companies over £110 million with a further £29 million lost by supply chain industries.

They believe ending congestion on the road could instead generate revenue and create thousands of more jobs.

Woman reports being sexually assaulted in Bury St Edmunds

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for information after a woman reported being sexually assault in the town at the weekend.

The victim was walking along Churchgate Street between 7.15pm and 7.45pm on Saturday when she was forced into an alleyway and assaulted.

Inquest into death of toddler at travellers' site

An inquest into the death of toddler Ryan Ward will take place today. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An inquest will take place today into the death of a toddler who was hit by a van at a travellers' site in Ipswich.

Ryan Ward, who was 20 months old and from Newry County Down in Northern Ireland, died in July last year at the Lovetofts Drive park where a group of travellers had been staying.

A post-mortem examination found he died from head injuries.

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