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Chelmsford: Fire crews free casualties from accidents just minutes apart

PUBLISHED: 20:56 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 06:31 13 August 2014

Firefighters attended building fires in Ipswich and Hadleigh

Firefighters attended building fires in Ipswich and Hadleigh

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Fire crews freed casualties from vehicles involved in two separate accidents in neighbouring streets just minutes apart.

Essex Fire and Rescue cut a woman free from her car, which was on its side when crews arrived, at Hospital Approach in Broomfield, Chelmsford. The casualty was freed by about 5.50pm and left in the care of the ambulance service.

Firefighters had also been called to assist a casualty from a two vehicle accident reported nearby just before 5pm. The trapped person was freed and left with the ambulance service by 5.40pm.

A Suffolk NHS trust has been ranked one of the best of the country, despite experiencing its most challenging winter on record.

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 school near Bury St Edmunds is helping to raise funds to support education in Tanzania through a non-uniform day.

A theatre workshop with a difference is making its way to Stowmarket for the first time this year.

He’s a well known television personality, but what’s John Bishop like live? Reviewer ELLIS BARKER headed down to the Regent tonight for the first gig of his three-night stop in Ipswich.

A Suffolk-based charity came together with businesses and individuals in the county to purchase much-needed sensory equipment for a Bury St Edmunds special school.

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

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