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Suffolk/Essex: Flood alerts put in place for counties’ coast and Deben estuary

PUBLISHED: 06:40 28 February 2014 | UPDATED: 08:31 28 February 2014

Flood alerts for Suffolk and Essex coast

Flood alerts for Suffolk and Essex coast

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The Environment Agency has put two flood alerts in place for Suffolk and Essex.

Flood alerts were issued last night for the Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including the Orwell and Stour estuaries, while another was put in place for the tidal Deben estuary.

Forecast high water at Harwich is due at 10.51am today, February 28, and the forecast surge height is 0.46m.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Firefighters were called to a house fire which began in the living room of a house in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

“And now on the line we have MEP Alex Mayer and John Rogers ... good morning, gentlemen,” – this happens quite frequently when I do radio interviews, writes East of England MEP Alex Mayer.

Women from Suffolk have described how their lives were rocked by “unfair” changes to pension laws.

Essex County Council are set to discuss the reopening of the iconic Jacks building later this month.

Murray Park in Ipswich is set to get a trim trail as the latest measure to improve facilities.

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