Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Orwell Bridge reopens after broken down lorry caused ‘mile long’ tailbacks on A14

PUBLISHED: 11:28 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:53 06 November 2017

Stock image of the Orwell Bridge. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Stock image of the Orwell Bridge. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Orwell Bridge is open in both directions after the recovery of lorry which had broken down causing ‘mile long’ tailbacks on the A14.

Police were called today at around 10.55am to reports of a stationary articulated lorry in lane one of the A14 Orwell Bridge, westbound towards Wherstead.

A police spokeswoman said at the time that tailbacks were thought to be a mile long.

The vehicle’s clutch had broken and so recovery was called.

Police have since confirmed the lorry had been taken off the Orwell Bridge, allowing the westbound lane to reopened.

It has been open since around noon.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

A teenager has been left “shaken” after she was sexually assaulted by a man in broad daylight in Ipswich.

Survivors of historic child sex abuse will be believed and listened to, a senior Suffolk detective has said as new data shows more people than ever before are coming forward.

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

Police in Ipswich are tackling around 89 violent crimes a week, new data has revealed – equivalent to 12 incidents a day.

A young blogger whose poor mental health left her too afraid to leave her house has held a fundraising day for Mind.

Two teenagers waved to passengers on a rail platform as they clung on to a train underneath overhead electricity cables in Essex, a court heard.

Minnie Moll, joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op, is one of the region’s most influential business leaders. As she is named as the new ambassador of sexual abuse charity Fresh Start – New Beginnings, she reveals her own story of childhood abuse, in her own words:

Fresh Start – New Beginnings has announced East of England Co-op joint chief executive Minnie Moll as their new ambassador.

Survivors of historic child sex abuse will be believed and listened to, a senior Suffolk detective has said as new data shows more people than ever before are coming forward.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24