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Gallery: Students at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds flying high after aviation week

PUBLISHED: 10:30 20 March 2014

Mia Shanks with her amazing air balloon

Mia Shanks with her amazing air balloon

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Primary school students have reached new heights after a week dedicated to the best of modern aviation.

Key Stage One pupils at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds have been learning about all types of flight during a packed week of activities, which included a homework project to devise their own magnificent flying machines with the help of their parents.

They also enjoyed a trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum, a hot air balloon at the school and visits from a Concorde enthusiast and a United States Air Force flight engineer.

Proposals to build a new multi-million pound rail depot at Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border have been jeopardised because it would force too many trains to use the level crossing at Manningtree station, it has emerged.

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

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

A man who was ordered to do unpaid work as part of a suspended prison sentence order for selling cannabis at Latitude music festival was back in court today after breaching the order.

A mental health charity is to take on a historic church in Colchester and the community hub that runs there.

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has said she has not given up the hope of finding her son and her determination in locating him is “as strong as ever.”

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