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Suffolk/Essex: Region escapes further disruption

PUBLISHED: 09:50 08 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:51 08 February 2014

Flooding has closed roads in some parts of the region.

Flooding has closed roads in some parts of the region.

Overnight rain and winds continued to batter the region overnight, but there were no reports of further severe disruption on Saturday morning.

The Environment Agency has issued a new Flood Warning for the River Stour between Boxted and Dedham, warning that flooding is expected and that owners of low-lying property should take precautions.

But emergency services said they had not heard of major new incidents overnight.

Weather forecasters expect the weekend, and into Monday, to be mainly dry but with a few showers which could be heavy.

And there is a warning that heavy rain could return on Tuesday – falling on land that is still sodden from the storms of the last few days.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

The care received by patients was assessed by an independent panel

A reality TV star was caught reading about horses while driving along a Suffolk road.

A Suffolk war hero who survived eight bomb blasts has told this newspaper a new political party launching nationwide next month aims repair the country’s public services – and give disillusioned voters a voice.

A former Ipswich man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years.

Temperatures in Suffolk and Essex are forecast to rival Athens in Greece tomorrow as a spell of mild weather is set to continue.

A world-renowned female harpist has denied sexually abusing a schoolboy and told a trial that he sexually assaulted her while she was in the shower.

Ten students from the school have recently used their improved language skills to help them obtain jobs meaning that the school now has vacancies for new pupils.

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