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Lowestoft: Beach ‘explosive’ alert was a false alarm

PUBLISHED: 17:45 07 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:45 07 April 2013

Shell being dealt with at Lowestoft

Shell being dealt with at Lowestoft


Army bomb disposal experts were called from Colchester today after reports of a wartime shell being discovered on Lowestoft beach.

A metal detector enthusiast raised the alarm at 11.45am after discovering a 6in metal object in the sand near Links Road.

Police cordoned off an area of the beach, but experts quickly ruled out the object being a wartime armament and the object was handed to the finder as a souvenir.


The RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to adopt one of these cute animals waiting for their forever home from its centre in Martlesham.

More than £2,000 was raised at The Bell Inn’s 10th annual bike show and meet, which was described as “absolutely brilliant” by organisers.

A 17-year-old girl told police she was raped in Chelmsford on Friday night.

A driver could be facing a ban and having his licence endorsed with 99 points after allegedly being caught speeding on the Orwell Bridge 11 times in just 25 days.

The NHS, farms and businesses will “suffer badly” if the UK exits the European single market under a hard Brexit, the Green Party’s election candidate for Clacton has said.

The relocation of an annual showcase of countryside pursuits has been hailed a success after thousands of visitors flocked to its new rural setting.

Suffolk and Essex runners are bracing themselves for the 37th London Marathon this morning.

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