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An inquest could look at what authorities did or didn’t do to protect a vulnerable Ipswich man who was murdered when he was drowned in a river.

22-year-old Joe Pooley was thrown in the River Gipping and held under water on August 22, 2018, for which three people were jailed for life earlier this year.

A full inquest, which has been listed for a four week period in April and May next year, could seek to answer questions about what authorities' involvement was with Mr Pooley.

A school has brought in stricter Covid measures after a spike in the number of cases among pupils and staff.

Thurston Community College has seen a ‘significant rise’ in the number of positive cases, and, in a statement, officials said measures would be brought in to help prevent a major outbreak.

Struggling families hit by the cut to Universal Credit are being urged to take up weekly Healthy Start vouchers to buy fresh groceries.

It comes as data has revealed that more than 2,000 eligible Suffolk families aren’t using them.

And a retired couple’s pair of carved sphinxes that sat on their front lawn for 15 years have sold for a six-figure sum after they were found to be genuine artefacts from ancient Egypt.

The couple, who live near Clare, almost threw them away, but must’ve been relieved that they didn’t after an auction saw them sell for £195,000.

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