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Update: Homemade firework behind closure of main gate at RAF Mildenhall

18:14 13 February 2014

The MC-130P leaves RAF Mildenhall for the last time

The MC-130P leaves RAF Mildenhall for the last time

Archant

The main gate into an air base in west Suffolk had to be closed as a precaution after a vehicle tried to get in carrying a homemade firework.

Staff at the base invoked special control measures just before 8.30am this morning after finding the item during a routine inspection.

A spokesman from the base said the incident was not being treated as terrorist-related, or being linked to the discovery of devices at Ministry of Defence recruitment centres across the south over the past two days.

The main gate reopened at 11am.

The Ministry of Defence are now investigating the incident.

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  • Brilliant. The US 100th Security Forces had to call in the British for help with a suspicious package!

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

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Ipswich’s role as the county town of Suffolk is being questioned, with some suggesting Bury St Edmunds is more deserving of the title.

A new push is underway to recruit more ‘on call’ firefighters to make up a shortfall of around 40 across the county.

TV antique experts will be at a Suffolk estate today to film an episode of Flog It for the forthcoming series.

Highways England chiefs have said an update on whether the Orwell Bridge will be open or closed to drivers today has been delayed again until around 9.30am.

An unlicensed driver must pay more than £2,500 in compensation after damaging a work colleague’s car before causing a crash and driving off.

Highways England chiefs have said the Orwell Bridge is “highly likely” to close between 10am and 6pm today with gusts of up to 65mph expected on the A14.

Two men hurt after a road crash in a Suffolk village this morning are not believed to have suffered serious injuries, police have said.

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