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Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut during tomorrow morning’s rush hour amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted post office robbery in north Essex.

Lorry drivers have reported being shot at while driving along an A14 diversion route in east Suffolk.

Members of a drugs gang which dealt more than £250,000 worth of crack and heroin in Ipswich by exploiting vulnerable addicts have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Warnings issued of the Orwell Bridge’s third closure in as many weeks have prompted renewed calls for a northern bypass to be built.

New volunteers are being sought to join the ranks of Suffolk’s Special Constabulary and help keep their county safe.

A driver whose car was found in a watery ditch in Suffolk remains unaccounted for – despite police searches involving a helicopter and dog units.

Rail services in the region are facing delays after a person was hit by a train in Essex.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Three residents at an Essex care home suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a bedroom causing extensive damage to the building.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

An appeal has been launched to find an Essex man wanted in connection with a failure to appear at court.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

Temperatures in Suffolk and Essex are forecast to rival Athens in Greece tomorrow as a spell of mild weather is set to continue.

Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A Suffolk folk quartet will be performing a Scottish-themed charity concert celebrating the poet Robert Burns.

A Suffolk MP inspected a historic pier in his constituency to see the work being undertaken to bring it back into working order.

A community group is hoping a “miracle” will help it save affordable flats in a Suffolk town – after members were given just four months to raise £275,000.

Suffolk police received 680 calls in five hours during the high winds this morning - 600% more than in a usual day.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Ipswich parks opened late as a result of the high winds this morning.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

Three distraction thefts at cash machines in west Suffolk have prompted police to issue security advice.

Reports of dogs worrying livestock in Suffolk have prompted appeals for pet owners to act responsibly.

A former Suffolk school pupil has been called up to represent England’s under-20s team in two major international competitions.

A Suffolk school’s hockey team has achieved a historic first silver medal at the national indoor finals.

Essex police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a moped and a car in Colchester on Christmas Day.

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