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Chelmsford: Lightning strike hits home’s chimney

PUBLISHED: 17:22 26 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:22 26 January 2014

A lightning strike has caused a home's chimney to become unstable in Chelmsford

A lightning strike has caused a home's chimney to become unstable in Chelmsford

A house has been struck by lightning as the wet weather continues to hit parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

Fire crews were called to St Catherine’s Road, Chelmsford, just before 12.10pm after reports of a lightning strike.

Appliances from the town arrived to find that the property’s chimney had become unstable.

Firefighters went up a ladder to re-adjust the part of the building, making it safe to leave at 1.15pm.

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a missing 52-year-old Suffolk man.

A charity chief executive has spoken of ambitions to support the overburdened NHS in the future by extending its offer for young people.

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Fear is growing for a 53-year-old Essex man who has been reporting missing.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

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