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Update: A14 reopened as tanker leaking gas found to be false alarm

PUBLISHED: 08:56 21 December 2012

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A SECTION of the A14 near Exning has reopened following reports of a tanker leaking gas.

Emergency services and engineers were called to the scene and both carriageways of the A14 near J37 were closed as they worked to ascertain the nature of the leak.

Engineers assessed the tanker and discovered there was no gas – the leak was from an air hose which has now been fixed.

Proposals to build a new multi-million pound rail depot at Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border have been jeopardised because it would force too many trains to use the level crossing at Manningtree station, it has emerged.

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.”

Members of a drugs gang which dealt more than £250,000 worth of crack and heroin in Ipswich by exploiting vulnerable addicts have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

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