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Suffolk/Essex: Readers submit their flood stories as disruption continues

PUBLISHED: 11:17 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:58 07 February 2014

The scene in Hessett, near Thurston.

The scene in Hessett, near Thurston.

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Concerned EADT readers are sending in their stories and photographs as they battle to get to work.

Helen Kroon emailed in with this dramatic photo, taken by her daughter Lucy, of flooding outside her home in Hessett.

Lucy, 18, works as a nursing assistant at West Suffolk Hospital but she is struggling to get to work because of the high waters.

The stream running through the village is overflowing and the road to Beyton is impassable. Drivers are taking a longer route through Rougham to get to Bury St Edmunds.

Stay with www.eadt24.co.uk for the latest on the flooding and weather forcasts.

If you have flood photos or stories, send them to newsdesk@archant.co.uk

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing at a bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Westbourne area of Ipswich.

Two people suffered the effects of cold after their dinghy capsized in water off Wrabness, near Harwich.

The manager of an Essex pub that has been banned from holding outdoor music events due to noise complaints has spoken of the “ongoing battle” staff have faced with neighbours and councillors.

A former Suffolk Sea Cadet instructor who was given a suspended prison sentence after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl has been locked up for six months after he broke a court order banning him from having unsupervised contact with any other young girls.

Arthur Scoffield cried when he watched Saving Private Ryan at the cinema. The horrific realism of war depicted by Steven Spielberg perhaps got the better of the proud old Ipswich soldier.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she would rather be “waiting for a phone call than not” despite the agony of what news from the landfill site means.

A campaign aiming to raise £40,000 towards the creation of a law centre in Suffolk has received a cash boost from two companies.

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