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Suffolk: People urged to take extra precautions ahead of fire strike

PUBLISHED: 13:53 09 July 2014

Archant

People are being urged to take extra precautions ahead of a nine-hour Fire Brigades Union strike tomorrow.

The action will take place across the country and is part of a national row over controversial changes to firefighters’ pensions. The strike will take place from 10am until 7pm.

Fire cover across the county will be reduced this period and fire chiefs are asking people to take certain steps to reduce the risk of fire.

These include ensuring smoke detectors are working, avoid the use of candles and naked flames, dispose of smoking materials with care and taking extra care when driving.

Further strikes are also planned for each day from July 14-21.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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