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Ipswich: Orwell Bridge now reopened after police incident

PUBLISHED: 08:19 27 June 2014 | UPDATED: 08:19 27 June 2014

The Orwell Bridge

The Orwell Bridge

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The Orwell Bridge has been reopened after the westbound carriageway of the A14 was closed earlier today.

Police were called this afternoon by members of the public who reported a man standing on the edge of the bridge.

Officers were sent to the scene and the westbound carriageway of the bridge was closed. The man has since voluntarily come down from the ledge.

There was queueing traffic on the A14 in both directions between J56 Wherstead interchange and J57 Nacton interchange due to the closure.

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A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A century ago, in December 1917, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most famous residents of Aldeburgh, died, writes Dr Lucy Harvard.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

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A prolific shoplifter’s 148th offence was exposed by a price tag hanging from his clothing.

The Ipswich Hospital Band along with the St Peter’s and Saints Community Bands were able to present the cheque to the East Anglian Air Ambulance after a successful festive period.

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