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Travel: Train services to be disrupted during tomorrow’s forecasted hot weather after speed limits imposed to “help protect the infrastructure”

PUBLISHED: 22:55 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 08:44 18 July 2014

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

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Train services in East Anglia will be subject to disruption today due to speed restrictions imposed to “protect the infrastructure” in the forecasted hot weather.

Network Rail will be imposing speed reductions on parts of the network between 1pm and 8.30pm today, Friday, when services operating between Liverpool Street and Norwich will be subject to alterations and cancellations.

Passengers travelling on the network, including those using stations at Chelmsford, Colchester, Manningtree, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss, are advised to check travel arrangements tomorrow morning.

Visit Network Rail’s website for more information.

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Lorry drivers have reported being shot at while driving along an A14 diversion route in east Suffolk.

Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut tomorrow morning amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

A man who was ordered to do unpaid work as part of a suspended prison sentence order for selling cannabis at Latitude music festival was back in court today after breaching the order.

A mental health charity is to take on a historic church in Colchester and the community hub that runs there.

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has said she has not given up the hope of finding her son and her determination in locating him is “as strong as ever.”

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