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Video/Gallery: Bury St Edmunds - Hundreds line the streets to welcome soldiers home

13:03 11 January 2014

Hundreds of patriotic people packed the streets to welcome home a Royal Air Force regiment from Afghanistan.

No 2 Squadron, based at RAF Honington, paraded through Bury St Edmunds to waves of applause this morning having recently returned from Camp Bastion.

The parade started on the Angel Hill and was led through the town by The Band of the Royal Air Force College.

There was then a medals ceremony held at Charter Square in The Apex before troops joined friends and family for a private celebration.

Senior Aircraftman James Tuffin was one of the soldiers that marched through the town, and said people’s reaction made his seven-month tour of duty seem worthwhile.

He added: “It was fantastic. It’s been a long seven months, but on a day like today it’s hard to keep a smile off my face.”

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  • well done lads and lasses , but please some of you put your berets on properly , [ some look like pudding basins]

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Saturday, January 11, 2014

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

Arlington’s Brasserie, in Ipswich, has an historic link with the women’s suffrage movement and next week it will host a celebration of International Women’s Day.

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.

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