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Suffolk: Fire service back to normal after day of strike action

PUBLISHED: 10:57 23 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:57 23 June 2014

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Suffolk’s fire service dealt with nine incidents during the latest strike action by firefighters – but reported no injuries or significant issues.

The brigade ran a reduced contingency service from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Of the incidents attended, four were automatic alarms going off accidentally in Lakenheath, Ipswich, Felixstowe and Claydon.

Crews also dealt with a car fire in Ipswich, a crash on the A1092, Clare, and two undergrowth fires in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Body positivity is a term that is bandied about a lot at the moment and that can make it sound flippant, unimportant and self indulgent, writes Kate Dickinson.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

A man suffered face and hand injuries when his car hit a tree on the A12 northbound in north Suffolk earlier today.

Multiple fire crews were at the scene of a blaze that started in a north Suffolk village this morning.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

A teacher training scheme in Colchester which works with dozens of schools in the area has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted.

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