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Corrie McKeague 'was member of online dating sites', mother says

Corrie McKeague disappeared after a night out in September 2016.

Missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague was a member of an online swingers club and other dating sites, his mother has confirmed.

Nicola Urquhart made the comments on the Find Corrie Facebook page.

She wrote that Corrie and his girlfriend April, who is expecting is baby, were "were on dating sites, they are young and were enjoying themselves".

"They were both seeing other people, this has not been hidden," she added.

Ms Urquhart said she chose not to delete his account with an online swingers site because she wanted to make sure officers searching for her son had the full information.

"What was far more important than a little embarrassment was that the police were informed immediately and given every ability to ensure this did not have anything to do with Corrie's disappearance."

– Nicola Urquhart, writing on the 'Find Corrie' Facebook page

Corrie, who is based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, disappeared after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016.

There have been extensive searches to find the 23-year-old, but his whereabouts are still unknown.

Social mobility scheme extended to Ipswich and the Fens

The government's social mobility programme targets young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A scheme aimed at helping schoolchildren reach their potential is to be extended to Ipswich and the Fens.

The government's social mobility programme targets young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Norwich was part of the first wave of funding and now Ipswich, and Fenland and East Cambridgeshire will also get help to improve schools, careers advice, mentoring and set up apprenticeships.

The government says it is extending the scheme as part of its plan to help Britain succeed once it has left the EU.

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Clergyman to stand trial over filming in public toilets allegations

The Very Rev Martin Thrower

A Suffolk clergyman has appeared in court and denied filming men in public toilets for sexual gratification.

The Very Rev Martin Thrower from Hadleigh pleaded NOT guilty to two charges of voyeurism at Norwich Crown Court.

The 55-year-old was arrested in August last year after alleged incidents in Ipswich.

His trial has been set for June. As part of his bail conditions he's not allowed unsupervised contact with people under the age of 18.

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