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Levington: Bus which exploded into flames was being fixed by engineers

PUBLISHED: 10:52 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:52 15 January 2014

A blaze which broke out in a bus in Suffolk was tackled by firefighters for around an hour. Picture: Liam Hinton.

A blaze which broke out in a bus in Suffolk was tackled by firefighters for around an hour. Picture: Liam Hinton.

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The owners of a bus which suddenly burst into flames have said specialist engineers from a different firm were carrying out repair work at the time of the huge blaze.

Firefighters spent an hour dousing the fire which damaged a double-decker bus in Felixstowe Road in Levington at around noon on Tuesday.
No passengers were on board and the driver was uninjured.

Confirming it was one of their fleet, a Beestons spokesman said: “The vehicle was in the custody and care of a company who are vehicle systems specialists. It was being worked on by them and caught fire, whilst being driven by one of their employees on a ‘road-test’. Some electrical and mechanical systems on coaches today require specialist equipment. Our vehicle was simply booked in to a time slot for work to be assessed.”

Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women had their purses stolen from supermarkets in the Ipswich and Martlesham areas on Tuesday.

A Suffolk charity dedicated to transforming the lives of people with a disability or cancer is being given a boost after a motor company announced plans to support it in 2018.

Callum Connolly and Dominic Iorfa visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices shop in Ipswich today to help launch the Bag It, Bring It Boost It campaign.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner is proposing an increase in the force’s council tax precept of 6.8% – which will add an average of £12 a year to the overall council tax bill of each household in the county.

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