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Update: Widespread flooding causes schools to close

PUBLISHED: 09:10 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:00 07 February 2014

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

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Headteachers have closed schools in Suffolk as flood water blocks roads across the county.

Schools which are reported to have shut are: Clare Primary School, Rattlesden CEVC Primary School and Hundon Community Primary School.

Teachers at Burton End Primary in Haverill are advising parents not to take children to school but are staying open for pupils who have already arrived, it has been reported.

Clements Primary School in Haverhill has also closed.

West Suffolk has been hit hardest with rain falling overnight. Fire and police chiefs are warning drivers not to go through flood water and take alternative routes.

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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