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Travel: Traffic delays near A140 after fire closes Norwich Road in Barham

PUBLISHED: 09:44 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:50 15 April 2014

Firefighters tackle a blaze on a thatched cottage in Barham.

Firefighters tackle a blaze on a thatched cottage in Barham.

Traffic delays have been reported near the A140 this morning after a thatch fire yesterday forced the closure of Norwich Road in Barham.

Firefighters tackle a blaze on a thatched cottage in Barham. Firefighters tackle a blaze on a thatched cottage in Barham.

Diversions were still in place at 8am this morning after the road was closed between the Sandy Lane junction and the A140.

Police had closed the road after a fire, which started around 3.45pm and engulfed two properties in the village.

An elderly couple and another man were forced to flee their homes in the fire.

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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