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College names pair of sheep in honour of supportive reporters

A pair of lambs have been named in honour of two regional journalists to recognise their support of the place where the sheep were born.

Suffolk Rural College has bestowed the honour upon Olly Sullivan and Holly Hume, who work for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

The college, which specialises in courses such as agriculture and animal management, said two of its new lambs were named Holly and Olly after “long term friends of the college who have been very supportive during the last 12 months”.

Olly is a senior reporter who covers the east of Ipswich, Westerfield, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Levington, Bucklesham and Nacton.

Holly Hume and Olly Sullivan

Holly Hume and Olly Sullivan

Holly covers the south-west of Ipswich, including Copdock, Chantry and Wherstead, as well as the Shotley Peninsula.

In a joint statement, they said: “It is a lovely gesture from the college and certainly something to make us feel warm and woolly inside.”

More than 70 new lambs have been born already at the college and a total of 150 are expected by the end of spring.