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Braintree: Firefighters tackle barn blaze

PUBLISHED: 08:57 27 August 2014

Archant

Firefighters in Essex tackled a barn fire in Braintree in the early hours of this morning.

Crews from Braintree, Coggeshall and Halstead were called to Bovingdon Road at 12.22am.

Once on the scene they reported the roof and rear of the barn, which measured 10x6m, was alight.

Three hose reels and one main jet was used to tackle the blaze, which was extinguished by 1.56am.

The cause of fire is unknown at this stage. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, along with the police, will carry out an investigation.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening.

A super slimmer from Colchester told she was a ticking time bomb at 32 stone is enjoying a new lease of life – after shedding half her body weight.

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman reported being robbed in Haverhill on Friday.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

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