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Ipswich: Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze

21:23 15 March 2014

Thatched roof destroyed by fire

Thatched roof destroyed by fire

Archant

Firefighters were called after a blaze broke out in the kitchen of an Ipswich home.

Crews from Ipswich East and Princes Street stations were called to an address in Robeck Road shortly before 6.30pm.

They used a single hose to bring the flames under control and returned to their stations by 8.15pm.

It is unclear what started the fire.

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Rail passengers travelling between London to Ipswich this morning are facing delays after ‘trespass incident’ between Colchester and Marks Tey.

The A14 Orwell Bridge will remain open today as Storm Doris looks to have passed - but it was a busy night for the emergency services as they dealt with the aftermath.

This year marks the 47th annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Road run - and as the organisers make their final preparations we look back to a particularly popular run in May 1995.

Pianos collectively worth £50,000 are being given away to schools and community groups.

Storm Doris has caused widespread disruption across Essex.

Nearly 11 hours after it was closed, motorists are now able to use the Orwell Bridge.

Ipswich’s MP has said work must continue to provide the town with alternative routes for diverted Orwell Bridge traffic in the wake of yesterday’s closure.

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