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Leiston: Bomb disposal units called to deal with unexploded shell

PUBLISHED: 17:15 24 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:15 24 July 2014

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Bomb disposal units were called to a farmer’s field near Leiston Abbey this afternoon to remove an unexploded shell.

The shell, which measured 3ins in diameter and 8ins in length was thought to be a Second World War mortar.

Police received reports of the discovery at 1.30pm.

The Orwell Bridge is now expected to remain open on Thursday after the threat of high winds overnight eased.

Dog owners are being warned after a second pet died on the region’s coast in just over a fortnight – this time on Felixstowe beach.

The crime took place at around 3.15pm on January 9 at an address in Seago Street in Lowestoft.

With 27 years’ teaching experience under her belt, Aldringham mother Eleanor O’Dwyer explains the challenges faced by women and girls in education.

EDF Energy officials said the Suffolk nuclear twin reactor power plant could cost 20% less than anticipated, and the project could inject up to £200 million a year into the county’s economy.

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