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Farmers across the region are being urged to employ more apprentices to make sure agriculture remains a key industry in the local economy.

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Police search for sports bottle in chemical attack investigation

London Road South, Lowestoft.
Police are investigating a suspected chemical attack in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Lowestoft are urging people not to pick up any discarded sports bottles as they investigate a chemical attack in the town.

Officers were called to London Road South in Lowestoft at 8.20am after a woman suffered facial injuries when liquid was squirted in her face.

It is thought the substance was corrosive.

A witness has described the liquid being squirted from a sports-style bottle, possibly a Lucozade bottle.

Police are searching the area around London Road South, The Avenue, All Saints Road and along an alleyway behind the Kirkley cemetery to try to find the bottle which may still have some of the liquid inside.


Woman injured in chemical attack in Lowestoft

A woman has been left with facial injuries following a chemical attack in Lowestoft.

A man has been arrested in connection with the assault which police believe involved a corrosive liquid.

It happened in the town on Thursday morning at All Saints Road.

The woman, who is in her 20s, suffered injuries to her face and neck after an as-yet unidentified liquid was thrown at her.

She has been taken to the James Paget Hospital.

At about 10.35am, a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

An area along All Saints Road in Lowestoft remains cordoned off while police continue their enquiries and gather evidence.


Plans for homes near Newmarket racecourse called in by Communities Secretary

Protesters against plans for homes at Hatchfield Farm.
Plans for homes at Hatchfield Farm have been called in by the Communities Secretary. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Plans to build nearly 400 homes close to Newmarket Racecourse have been called in by the secretary of state.

Lord Derby has spent years trying to get planning permission for a development on his Hatchfield Farm and finally got the latest plans approved by the district council last month despite major opposition.

But now Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has decided the final decision should rest with him.

Family pay tribute to their 'much loved son' who died after a collision on the A140 in Stoke Ash

Lewis Jarrett died following a road traffic collision on the A140 at Stoke Ash at around 3am on Sunday 27 July.
Lewis Jarrett died following a road traffic collision on the A140 at Stoke Ash at around 3am on Sunday 27 July.

The family of Lewis Jarrett have released a tribute to their son after he died in a collision on the A140 at Stoke Ash last month.

In a statement released through Suffolk police they said: "Lewis was such a special person who touched the lives of so many. He was a much loved son of Jenny and David, brother to Liam and special uncle to Kelsie.

"Lewis brought so much happiness to those around him. He was a diamond sparkling with wit, intelligence, talent and determination to succeed in everything he did.

"He achieved so much in his 26 years. Having been educated in Ipswich (Morland Primary School, Copleston High School and sixth form) he went on to Oxford Brookes University where he graduated with a first class degree in 2010 and continued to excel when he went on to become a qualified accountant (Associate Chartered Accountant) receiving prizes along the way for Best Management Accounting Student and the Little Prize for Taxation for achieving the highest international result for Professional Stage Taxation.

"Lewis previously worked for Hughes Electrical, General Motors in Luton and Haslers in Loughton. "For the past two years Lewis had worked as a Chartered Accountant at Ballams Chartered Accountants where he kept his work colleagues entertained with his random singing!

"Lewis was a keen sportsman and played football regularly, often organising football matches for friends and colleagues. He also played cricket on Sundays for Freston. He was a fully certified PADI open water diver and enjoyed diving in the Great Barrier Reef whilst travelling with his good friend Aaron in Australia and Thailand. Another highlight for Lewis was when he was a Games Maker at the London Olympics in 2012.

"He was so loved and will continue to be loved by everyone and he will always be in our hearts. It was a privilege and an honour to have Lewis in our lives."

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