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Elton John to play stadium gigs in Ipswich and Peterborough

Sir Elton John is to stage shows at football grounds in Ipswich and Peterborough next summer.

He is playing the ABAX stadium in Peterborough on Sunday 11 June 2017 and Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground on Saturday 17 June 2017.

It is part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night tour.

Sir Elton John is to perform in Ipswich in June 2017. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

“We are delighted here at Ipswich Town to be hosting one of the biggest entertainers in the world in Sir Elton John.

"I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion for the thousands who will be at Portman Road on the night."

– Ian Milne, Managing Director of Ipswich Town

Sir Elton last played in Ipswich in 2004.

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Man charged after two armed robberies

A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with two armed robbery incidents at business premises in Bury St Edmunds.

The first incident took place at around 7.25pm on Wednesday 14 September in West Road, where a man wearing a bandana over his face entered the building holding what appeared to be a gun inside a plastic bag and took an amount of cash after demanding money from the till.

The second incident occurred at around 2.40pm yesterday, Saturday 17 September, at a store in Glastonbury Road, where a man wearing a mask entered the premises with what was purported to be a gun inside a bag and demanded money from the till.

The victim refused to hand over any money and the suspect then ran away. Police were called and around twenty minutes later arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Matthew Eke, of Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds, has subsequently been charged with the following offences:

- One count of robbery and one count of possessing an imitation firearm, in respect of the incident at the business in West Road

- One count of attempted robbery and one count of possessing an imitation firearm, in respect of the incident at the store in Glastonbury Road

He was also charged with two counts of theft in connection with two stolen Dyson vacuums, following incidents occurring at the same supermarket in Bedingfeld Way on 6 September and 14 September

Eke has been remanded in custody and will appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday 19 September.

Two arrested over murder released on bail

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Two people who were arrested yesterday in connection with the death of a man in Bury St Edmunds earlier this week, have been released on police bail.

Police were called at around 12.15pm on Wednesday 14 September to reports of a man who had died in a property in Samuel Street Walk.

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was as the result of a head injury. The body has been formally identified as Kevin Turnbull, aged 52 from the Great Whelnetham area.

A 51-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Bury St Edmunds, were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. Both have now been released on police bail and are due to return on 15 November.

A police scene remains in place at the address in Samuel Street Walk as enquiries into the death continue.

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600,000 more seats available on trains

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Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia says there are now 600,000 more seats available a year on its intercity trains between Norwich and London.

Seven catering carriages have been fitted with 54 seats each and extra seats added to some standard carriages. Its all part of a £12 million refurbishment of all intercity trains.

Demand for ambulance service spikes during heatwave

Figures show a spike in demand for ambulances during heatwave Credit: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

New figures show a sharp rise in demand for ambulances during this month's heatwave.

From 12th - 15th September, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 11,500 emergency calls regionally, compared to 10,300 over the same period last year.

"Despite the increase in demand faced over recent days, our staff and volunteers have continued to deliver quality care to all of our patients and for that I want to thank them. We would like to remind patients to only call us in an emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or major trauma and to otherwise consider contacting your GP, attending an urgent care centre, attending a hospital or contacting a pharmacist.”

– Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery for EEAST

Man arrested after stabbing

A man has been arrested by Suffolk police in connection with an attempted murder in Ipswich.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 10.40pm last night, Friday 16 September, reporting that a man had been stabbed in Prospect Street.

A short time later a 29-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The victim is currently receiving treatment in hospital having sustained life-threatening injuries.

Two arrested in murder inquiry

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Bury St Edmunds as detectives launch a murder inquiry.

Police were called at around 12.15pm on 14 September to reports of a man who had died in a property on Samuel Street Walk.

A Home Office post mortem examination was carried out on Friday 1, and concluded that the cause of death was as the result of a head injury.

The body is yet to be formally identified.

A 51-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman - both from Bury St Edmunds - have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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