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Over 200 closures for Friday, March 2 – see a full updated list here

PUBLISHED: 06:05 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:28 02 March 2018

Snowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Snowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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More than 200 schools in Suffolk and Essex have already announced they will be closed today. See a full list and the latest updates here.

By 5.45pm yesterday, 95 schools in Suffolk had confirmed they will not be opening on Friday, while others have reported start times of 10am to allow pupils and staff extra time to get in.

In Essex, 124 have reported they are not opening on Friday. It brought the total yesterday evening to 219.

On Thursday, 256 schools out of 324 closed in Suffolk – just under the 279 figure on Wednesday. It was 357 in Essex, a fall from 392.

The complete list includes primary, secondary schools, children’s centres and pupil referral units.

Some schools are having to close because of shortages in staff numbers being able to make the journey because of public transport cancellations and road safety, while others have larger catchment areas which some schools feel may put people unnecessarily at risk.

Schools under ‘more pressure than ever before’ to stay open when it snows, says headteacher.

Teachers usually make the decision before 7am in the morning, with many already having announced this evening they are closed.

We will continue to update this page throughout the morning with the latest closures – check back on the website regularly and follow our Twitter and Facebook channels to keep up to date.

• For Suffolk school closures see the website here

• For Essex School closures visit this web page

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A pub landlord who smashed a pint glass over a customer was put behind bars this week. Take a look at the others here.

Hundreds of US air force staff from RAF Mildenhall and their families are moving to Gloucestershire as the Suffolk base prepares for closure.

A learner motorcyclist had their bike seized after police found they had allegedly been riding with no rear brake pads.

Members of the public crowded round to help after a man’s foot was struck by a car in Ipswich town centre.

Further searches are being carried out today to help find missing Matthew Strasbaugh, 18, from Lakenheath.

A busy road near Ipswich is to be closed in an emergency for the best part of a day so that a lamppost can be replaced.

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