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Suffolk: Five schools close their doors as freezing temperatures grip county

PUBLISHED: 10:57 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:59 16 January 2013

Five schools have closed in Suffolk today because of freezing temperatures.

Five schools have closed in Suffolk today because of freezing temperatures.

FIVE schools in Suffolk are closed today because of the snowy and icy conditions gripping the county.

Suffolk County Council is reporting the following schools have closed: Palgrave Primary; Worlingham Primary; Mendham Primary; Bungay High School; and Somerleyton Primary.

Worlingham and Mendham were both closed because staff were unable to get into work.

Palgrave said it had shut its doors because roads around the school were dangerous.

Meanwhile Fressingfield Primary is open for children in the village, but children who arrive on public transport have been told to stay at home.

A person who was struck by a train in Haughley tonight has died, British Transport Police have confirmed.

The first graduates of the University of Suffolk since it secured independence status last year gathered in Ipswich today to celebrate years of hard work.

The Great British Bake Off contestants grappled with “forgotten” British bakes in tonight’s quarter-final.

Paramedics and police treated three people for minor injuries after a crash in a mid Suffolk village this evening.

The world of football has united in mourning following the death of the son of Ipswich Town legend and former England captain Terry Butcher.

Passengers using Greater Anglia trains are facing delays of up to 50 minutes this evening.

A third of teenagers and young adults at a Suffolk health and wellbeing cause have anxiety issues, a new report has revealed - as demand for counselling continues to increase.

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