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Ipswich: House fire after lightning strike

PUBLISHED: 23:42 14 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:55 15 August 2014

Daniel Bruce snapped this image of lightning in Tacket Street in Thursday's storm.

Daniel Bruce snapped this image of lightning in Tacket Street in Thursday's storm.

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Four fire crews attended a house fire in Ipswich after a lightning strike during yesterday’s storm.

The blaze broke out at a house in Henslow Road, Ipswich, at 3.50pm on Thursday. Overall four pumps and the aerial appliance attended.

The fire was brought under control by 5.10pm and all occupants were accounted for.

At this stage the extent of the damage is not known.

A man has died after a crash involving a tractor on the A14 Orwell Bridge this morning, police have confirmed. The bridge has remained closed since the incident but is expected to reopen before 2.30pm.

Gale force winds are set to batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as a ‘weather bomb’ brought by Storm Brian sparks a series of safety warnings.

Childhood obesity is on the rise in Suffolk and Essex, with almost one in 10 reception pupils hitting dangerously fat levels.

The term Jabadao won’t mean much to most people. But for one Ipswich pre-school, it is transforming child development.

Tourists have been flocking to a tiny village on the Essex coastline after its stunning landscapes were filmed for a hit ITV drama series.

A popular Ipswich park event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to fears over high winds that Storm Brian is forecast to bring to Suffolk.

A campaigning Essex MP is calling on the Government to consider giving free e-cigarettes to pregnant women struggling to give up smoking.

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