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Martlesham: Firefighters called to police investigation centre

PUBLISHED: 18:03 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:03 04 March 2014

The Suffolk Constabulary headquarters in Martlesham Heath

The Suffolk Constabulary headquarters in Martlesham Heath

Firefighters were today called to Suffolk police headquarters in Martlesham after an automatic fire alarm was activated.

A fire crew from Ipswich East attended the scene after the alarm was set off at about 2.45pm.

It is thought the building was evacuated while firefighters establish whether or not the alarm was activated by a fire.

It turned out to be a false alarm and firefighters returned to base.

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  • if they cannot get us out in a fair way [ they are going to burn us out.]

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

As villagers in the Suffolk birthplace of John Constable consider defecting to Essex to fight 144 houses, they have been warned the grass may not be greener.

The niece of a 67-year-old man who died from severe burns after setting himself on fire in Suffolk has described him as a “loving person” who struggled to cope with a change in his benefits.

Suffolk and Norfolk have lost a quarter of all mental health beds in four years - faster than the national average.

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

The chief constable of Essex Police says austerity remains the force’s biggest challenge and insists the last eight years in policing have been “the toughest since wartime”.

Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling a huge hay stack fire in a field in north-east Essex.

A vintage cinema bus, jamboree and literary festival are just some of the activities booked for a bumper programme of events coming to the Shotley peninsula this summer.

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