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Find out if your child’s school in Suffolk and Essex is closed on Wednesday, February 28

PUBLISHED: 08:38 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:18 28 February 2018

Maria Gornall having fun in the snow.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNN

Maria Gornall having fun in the snow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNN

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Almost 600 schools in Suffolk and Essex have announced closures or partial closures today after a night of heavy snow showers. Check here to see if your child’s school has been forced to close for the day.

At least 277 schools in Suffolk and 355 in Essex have closed or partially closed.

 

Rebecca Bantick with her children Joey and Millie in the snow at Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Rebecca Bantick with her children Joey and Millie in the snow at Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

See here for updates on Suffolk school closures.

 

• See here for updates on Essex school closures

 

• Read more: Bitterly cold winds, plunging temperatures and heavy snow to hit Suffolk and north Essex later this week



Forecaster Adam Dury, from Norwich-based Weatherquest, predicted coastal and eastern parts of Suffolk and north Essex will see another 5-6cm of snow overnight into today (Wednesday, February 28).

Strong winds – some that could be gale force – and more snow are also predicted to spark disruption in the region until Saturday.

Highways bosses, who have not made any decision yet about whether they will close the Orwell Bridge, said they are monitoring the situation.




• Read more: Could Orwell Bridge close on Thursday due to yellow weather warning for wind?

Hosting a barbeque or grabbing a cool pint in the local pub for the England game tomorrow? Check here to see how warm it will be where you are.

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A special baton relay will arrive on the Suffolk coast on Monday as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the formation of the RAF.

Essex Police says it is “very concerned” for the welfare of two missing young people – who are believed to be together in the Colchester area.

Shoppers have expressed shock after plans to shut to a “struggling” East of England Co-op store in Ipswich were announced.

Four people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Chelmsford yesterday have been released.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

Thousands of runners dressed in pink are expected to descend on Trinity Park near Ipswich this weekend to play their part in the fight against cancer.

The coast of California USA and Fore Street, Ipswich swimming pool are worlds apart in several ways, but for former Ipswich lady, Karen Quezada, nee Spanner, who now lives in California, the little Victorian built pool in Ipswich holds a special place in her heart.

Rail services between Ipswich and Cambridge are returning to normal after a freight train broke down at Bury St Edmunds this morning.

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