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Ipswich: Fire crews battle garage fire in Gippeswyk Road

PUBLISHED: 09:56 02 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:55 02 March 2014

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Fire crews battled for almost two hours to control a garage fire in Ipswich that broke out in the early hours of this morning.

The single-storey detached building in Gippeswyk Road was well alight when crews from Princes Street arrived at about 4.20am.

Crews used two hose reels and a jet to extinguish the fire, which was under control by 6.10am.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

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 damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Witham MP Priti Patel is urging schools in the region to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the infamous Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, as part of a nationwide programme to educate pupils of the atrocities.

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

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