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Update: Wet weather causing problems in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Thurston

PUBLISHED: 13:45 10 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:19 10 August 2014

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The wet weather has caused an accident on the A14, a vehicle to get stuck in floodwater and a tree to fall down, as west Suffolk endures heavy downpours.

Police and officers from the county council are at the scene in Compeigne Way, Bury St Edmunds, where the vehicle has got stuck in floodwater.

One lane of the A14 eastbound is closed close to Junction 37 for Exning after another accident.

The weather has also caused problems in Thurston today, with a large tree falling and blocking Norton Road close to the junction with Orchard Lane.

However, the tree was chopped up and the road re-opened at around 1.30pm.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

MPs from across Suffolk and north Essex were still waiting to hear details of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal for most of Wednesday – but the area’s only Labour MP warned there was “zero chance” of the agreement getting support from the House of Commons.

Suffolk police is seeking an ‘inspirational’ replacement for its outgoing chief constable.

Firefighters were called to a flooded home in Mendlesham today amid concerns property’s electric under-floor heating could be a safety hazard.

An academy trust which has come under fire from concerned parents is to relinquish control of two Felixstowe schools amid government pressure.

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A12 near Darsham.

Delays and cancellations are expected from London Liverpool Street services to East Anglia after a points failure.

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