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Birthday treat ended in tragedy

The Mustang that crashed killing farmer Benjamin Marshall

An inquest has heard that a pensioner killed when a vintage plane crashed on the Norfolk/Suffolk border had been on a flight bought for him by his children for his 85th birthday.

The Mustang crashed next to Hardwick Airfield, near Bungay, in 2016 - killing retired farmer Benjamin John Marshall.

His three sons described seeing a 'fireball' as the plane hit an oak tree. Pilot Maurice Hammond survived but suffered a broken neck.


Jobs under threat at Suffolk book printers

Jobs are under threat at Clays Book printers in Suffolk

One hundred and twenty jobs are said to be under threat at the Harry Potter book printers Clays of Bungay in Suffolk after the company lost a major contract.

Clays employs 700 people on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Britain's largest union Unite, which represents the majority of the workforce, says it will mount a strong campaign to save the jobs.

Woman suffers serious head injury in Suffolk car crash

A woman in her 60s suffered a serious head injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman is seriously injured in hospital after a car crash in Bungay, Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to St John's Road at 6.50pm yesterday (29 January) following reports of a collision between a silver Ford Fiesta and two pedestrians.

A woman in her 60s suffered a serious head injury. A young child suffered some grazes and bruising to the head and face.

Both were taken to James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Elderly woman bitten by dog

Elderly woman suffers punctured wound after being bitten by dog Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was bitten by a dog in Bungay in Suffolk.

The incident happened in a car park behind St Mary's Street between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Monday 28th September.

The dog, described as a sandy, brown German Shepherd jumped up and bit the woman on the upper arm, causing scratches, a puncture wound and bruising.

The owner is described as a tall, slim man and aged approximately 19 to 20 years old.

Suffolk darts player Peter 'Snakebite' Wright goes for World title

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk darts player Peter 'Snakebite' Wright says he's determined to win the World Championships this year, after coming close last time.

Wright from Mendham near Bungay, was beaten in last year's final by Michael van Gerwen. Tonight, he does it all again when he faces Gerwyn Price in the first round and he admits he's hungrier than ever to lift the trophy.

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is hoping to take the title Credit: ITV News Anglia
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I know what to expect and so I believe I can win it. if I get to the final, it doesn't matter who my opponent is, this time I know I've got a better chance of winning it."

– Peter 'Snakebite' Wright
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