Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

Gallery: Dumped sofa set alight in Little Gipping Street

19:04 20 February 2013

Fly tipping Fire in Little Gipping Street, Ipswich. Police officer and resident move furniture so fire does not spread

Fly tipping Fire in Little Gipping Street, Ipswich. Police officer and resident move furniture so fire does not spread

Archant

A SOFA was deliberately set alight in the town centre, police have said.

A fire crew from Princes Street was called to tackle the blaze in Little Gipping Street, Ipswich, at 3.30pm today.

Police were also contacted by concerned members of the public who spotted the fire and an officer was sent to the scene to make sure the area was safe.

Flames had taken hold of one of the pieces of furniture which appeared to have been dumped on a grass area next to a house. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the flames and were back at base by 3.45pm.

0 comments

A criminal investigation has been launched by police into a failing care home in Hadleigh at which a resident died.

A crewman has died after a boiler backfired in the engine room of the Manhattan Bridge container ship as it was docking at Felixstowe port last night – causing an “explosion”.

A lorry has burst into flames following a crash with a car on the A14 westbound in Suffolk close to Needham Market.

Urgent improvements have been demanded of three food businesses in east Suffolk, according to hygiene inspection reports.

Animal welfare charities in Suffolk have urged caution over who found pets are given to after reports of a woman in Ipswich posing as an animal welfare officer to obtain a cat found by a homeowner in their garden.

Today the sun is taking the edge off the biting January winds in Suffolk, the perfect winter’s day.

More than half the homes in Suffolk are in the bottom two council tax bands it has emerged.

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Beach huts, morning runs and golden sand. Not exactly the Felixstowe you might be expecting in January.

Labour’s shadow trade and industry secretary Clive Lewis has visited Ipswich to encourage party members as thoughts start to turn towards this year’s election.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24