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Mettingham: Four tonnes of straw caught fire in Low Road

PUBLISHED: 22:55 29 April 2014 | UPDATED: 23:21 29 April 2014

Firefighters extinguished a house fire in Kemball Street this evening.

Firefighters extinguished a house fire in Kemball Street this evening.

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Four tonnes of baled straw caught fire at a farm in Mettingham this evening.

Firefighters from Bungay were called to the blaze in Low Road at about 6.30pm.

With help from the farmer, the crew made a “fire break” to protect the rest of the hay stack.

A crew from Bury St Edmunds later extinguished a grass fire in Icklingham Road, West Stow, which broke out around 8pm

And firefighters from Wickhambrook attended a motorcycle fire in Chestnut Road, Stradishall at around 8.10pm.

A fugitive’s battle to evade justice despite already spending two years behind bars in Ireland has been described as “farcical” by a Suffolk MP.

A man aged in his 80s has become the 20th person to be killed on Suffolk’s roads this year following an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills on Saturday.

Parts of Colchester town centre were sealed off on Friday after a van caught fire in the middle of a street.

A former Ipswich man has appeared in court charged with possessing a double-barrelled shotgun and two stun guns.

Colchester MP Will Quince has declared the development of an army training ground for 1,000 homes unwelcome and unnecessary, despite their inclusion in a blueprint for future growth.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

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