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New Ipswich striker relishes challenge of Championship

New Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn says he relishes the challenge of Championship Credit: Donovan Blake / ITV News Anglia

New Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn has been meeting the media ahead of Saturday's EFL Chamipionship game at Barnsley.

The former Sunderland trainee joined from Scottish Premiership giants Rangers on Monday and knows what's required to make progress in the division.

"If you work hard as a group as a team it will help you make an difference.

"It's great competition we've got here. You relish that as a striker so if I get a chance I have to take it."

ITV Anglia's Donovan Blake speaks with Martyn Waghorn about his move to Ipswich and linking up again with Joe Garner


Anglia Weather: Yellow warning for heavy rain

An area of heavy rain will sink slowly southwards through the day. Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding leading to longer journey times.

In addition, flooding of homes and businesses is possible. The heaviest of the rain should gradually push away during the late evening.

The warning is valid between 00:05 Wed 9th and 23:55 Wed 9th

Yellow warning for heavy rainfall

95% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from disease

Pancreatic cancer has on of the worst survival rates. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ninety five percent of people in the East of England diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from the disease, according to figures from a cancer charity.

It is the worst survival rate of all common cancers because it is often only found when it is too late to treat.

Of the 960 people diagnosed every year only 48 survive. Pancreatic Cancer Action is calling for greater awareness of the symptoms.

Julie Williams' husband was diagnosed with the cancer in 2015 and died just 9 months later. She's calling for greater awareness of the symptoms.

I think you just need to keep going back and if you're not happy with a diagnosis, ask for a second opinion because the quicker this is diagnosed the better chances are that it can be treated.

– Julie Williams

Rogue trader warning in Saxmundham, Leiston and Beccles

Suffolk Police are urging residents to remain vigilant following incidents of doorstep crime in the Saxmundham, Leiston and Beccles areas.

Police have received six reports of rogue traders cold calling residents and demanding cash to repair alleged electricity faults.

There have been reports of a white van seen in the vicinity of some of the homes targeted.

Elderly and vulnerable people are typically targeted by rogue traders, however police are urging residents to also educate children enjoying the summer holidays to:

  • Use the door chain or door bar when answering your door.
  • Ask to see the caller's identity card and check it thoroughly. If you feel unsure, ask the caller to wait on the doorstep while you phone the company to check.
  • Lock the door whilst you go and phone. Don't open the door until you are absolutely sure. Anyone who is genuine will not mind you doing this.
  • Ask them to return at an agreed day and time when you have someone with you. Don't let callers put pressure on you to let them in.
  • If in doubt - keep them out.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents are urged to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 148.


Yarmouth and Ipswich in top 10 areas for personal bankruptcies

Great Yarmouth and Ipswich in the top 10 areas for personal bankruptcies. Credit: PA Images

Two towns in the Anglia Region have more people going bankrupt than almost anywhere else in the country.

A new study from accountancy firm Moore Stephens put Great Yarmouth and Ipswich in the top 10 areas for personal bankruptcies.

They put it down to coastal industries and tourism declining plus and a lack of economic diversity.

Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is trying to beat dwindling donations. Credit: ITV News Anglia

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations.

Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit.

However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said "alot of people don't carry cash on them anymore."

A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the church's traditional donation box.

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