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Footballer injured in Newmarket crash attends charity game

Joey Abbs watches from the stands at tonight's game. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Football fans have been staging a collection this evening in a bid to raise cash for two men injured in a road collision in Suffolk.

Shaun Whiter, who's 27, lost both his legs after he stopped to help his friend Joey Abbs who'd broken down on Dullingham Road in Newmarket earlier this month.

Joey, who plays for Soham, sustained serious injuries to his right leg.

Newmarket Town are playing Cambridge United to help raise money. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket Town are playing League Two side Cambridge United in a friendly tonight to show support to the pair.

A raffle will also be held with proceeds going to help the two men.

Murder suspect has extradition appeal dismissed

It's alleged Mr Qazimaj killed Peter and Sylvia Stuart. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A judge has dismissed an extradition appeal by a man accused of murdering a couple from Suffolk.

Ali Qazimaj 42, was arrested in Luxembourg last month following the death of Peter Stuart, from Weybread.

The body of his wife Sylvia has yet to be found. Following a decision to extradite Mr Qazimaj back to the UK, he lodged an appeal which was today dismissed.

Suffolk police said they were working with colleagues in Europe to bring him back.



Union told by bosses that Bernard Matthews 'Is not up for sale'

Bernard Matthews Credit: ITV News Anglia

Unite, the country's largest union says it will be monitoring developments at turkey producers Bernard Matthews after management said it was 'business as usual'.

It comes after recent reports speculated that the company which has staff working across both Norfolk and Suffolk, was being put up for sale.

Unite says it has held a meeting with management at the company's headquarters in Great Witchingham, where bosses said the business was not up for sale, although a number of interested parties had made approaches.

Unite represents 450 of the 2,000 staff at Bernard Matthews.

"The management said that the company was not up for sale, although there had been approaches about Bernard Matthews’ current financial standing. The message was very much: ‘Business as usual’. There had been losses, but they were being addressed by a redevelopment plan as the company gears up for the peak Christmas production period. The management said that sales were good, although profit margins remained tight. There was no mention of any job losses, but Unite will be keeping an eagle eye on the situation as it develops in the weeks and months ahead, as the job security of our members is paramount.”

– Unite regional officer Steve Harley

Suffolk and Essex hottest places in UK on Sunday and it's getting hotter

Blue skies over Yaxley in Cambridgeshire on Monday morning. Credit: Dave Bradley

Cavendish in Suffolk and Writtle in Essex were the hottest places in the UK on Sunday as the temperatures climbed to 27.6°C (81.7°F).

It made it the hottest day of the year so far in the Anglia region and it is set to get hotter over the next few days with temperatures possibly peaking at 34°C (93°F) or higher.

The highest temperature in the UK so far this year was 27.8°C recorded at Porthmadog in Wales on 5 June.

It will get hotter over the next few days. On Monday, the temperature had reached 26.6°C by 10.30 am at Marham in west Norfolk.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Sunday 17 July 2016

  • 27.6°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 27.6°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27.4°C in Cambridge
  • 27.3°C in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 27.0°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 26.8°C in Tibenham, Norfolk
  • 26.7°C in Bedford
  • 26.5°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 25.9°C in Norwich
  • 23.1°C in Cromer, Norfolk

Aerial photos show busy Latitude Festival

Aerial view of Latitude festival Credit: Mike Page

Thousands of music fans have been enjoying fine weather at the Latitude festival in Suffolk this weekend

Aerial view of Latitude festival Credit: Mike Page

These aerial shots of the festival at Henham Park near Southwold taken by Mike Page show just how busy the site is.

Latitude main stage Credit: Mike Page

The four day event ended today with a total attendance expected to be around the 35,000 mark.

Latitude campsite Credit: Mike Page

Man charged after firearms incident

A 29 year old man has been charged by Suffolk Police following a firearms incident in Haverhill town centre on Friday afternoon.

Rafal Jaszowski, of Connaught Road, Haverhill, is charged with possession of an imitation firearm. He was bailed to appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrate Court on Monday 8 August 2016.

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